Only one Rutgers player was selected in all seven rounds of the NFL Draft and that was cornerback Christian Braswell, who was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the sixth rounds with the 202nd overall pick.
Braswell, a transfer from Temple University, enjoyed his best season of his collegiate career with Rutgers. He registered 35 tackles, a pass defensed, two forced fumbles and a pick.
At 5-11, 185 pounds, he has a tall, athletic frame that makes him a potentially very productive player who can line up both outside and inside.
“I saw that come up on big board during the game,” Head Coach Greg Schiano said after the Spring Game. “He came here from Temple as a transfer portal guy. He was a guy who kept chopping and doing his thing. He will be another Rutgers DB that plays a number of years in the NFL.”
Christian Braswell (@cb6____) is off to The Sunshine State. ☀️— Rutgers On BTN (@RutgersOnBTN) April 29, 2023
The @Jaguars take the former @RFootball DB in the 6th round.#NFLDraft x #DUUUVAL pic.twitter.com/3aAkiLLDPJ
Oddly enough, Braswell was the only Rutgers player selected in the draft of the three eligible players.
Punter Adam Korsak, who set numerous NCAA and Rutgers records as a punter, and won the Ray Guy Award last December was not drafted.
Three punters were taken. The Patriots drafted Bryce Baringer out of Michigan State; Brad Robbins of Michigan went to the Cincinnati Bengals; and Ethan Evans of Winagte went to the LA Rams.
Christian Izien also went undrafted.
We’ll see where both end up as undrafted free agents now have the opportunity to sign with teams.