College Gridiron Showcase athletes in the 2017 NFL Draft
The College Gridiron Showcase is a five-day event for college prospects to get exposure to professional scouts. The players go through practices and controlled scrimmages.
The 2017 College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium took place from Jan. 7 – 11, 2017 and is a College Football All Star event for ALL College Football Divisions. The CGS provides exposure and education for top college senior football players from around the country. The players were selected by a panel of football experts and came in for 5 days and 4 nights to be evaluated by professional football league scouts.
Headlining the list is Villanova Wildcats offensive tackle Brad Seaton who was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the 7th Round of the 2017 NFL Draft with the 236th overall pick.
Checking in at 6’8” and 310-pounds, Seaton has plenty of size for an NFL lineman, and moves well all-things-considered. While not a NFL combine participant, Seaton worked out for teams at Villanova’s pro-day and participated in the College Gridiron Showcase. It was at that showcase where he was able to meet with representatives of the Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, Houston Texans, Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears. That showcase was then followed up with a number of visits with teams individually.
This year’s National Football League draft had 3 NFL draft picks and over 80 rookie free agents who participated in the College Gridiron Showcase.
FB Alex Armah – West Georgia (Carolina Panthers, 6th Round)
OT Jylan Ware – Alabama State (Oakland Raiders, 7th Round)
OT Brad Seaton – Villanova (Tennessee Titans, 7th round)