The NFL Draft ended on Saturday, but not before Pitt had a fifth player selected. Defensive end Ejuan Price found his way into the draft when he was taken by the Los Angeles Rams in the seventh round. Price was one of the last players picked when he was selected 234th overall.
Price, of course, will join former Pitt star Aaron Donald out in L.A.
Price was a fringe pick so seeing him get selected was great. As I mentioned, he's a little undersized and at 24, one of the older players available. But there's absolutely no questioning what he did on the field in his last two seasons at Pitt. He had a total of 24 1/2 sacks and 42 1/2 tackles for losses in those years and his 29 1/2 career sacks ranks fourth on the school's all-time list.
Like a few other guys that were drafted from Pitt, I think that getting him in this round is a good grab. This late in the draft, teams are really doing nothing more than taking chances and trying to add depth. When you can get an All-American this late in the game, it's really hard to complain.
In all, the Panthers had five players selected, wrapping up a pretty successful draft. Four guys looked to be locks but beyond that, there was uncertainty. Getting a fifth guy taken really made this a pretty good year for getting guys to the pros. And as we talk about, that's always important when it comes to recruiting.