The 2017 NFL Draft came and went and not a single Wildcat was picked. It’s the first time all Cats have gone undrafted since 2007.
Shortly after the season, center Jon Toth was projected between the third and sixth rounds. In the final week, he started to slide, but many believed his spot in the draft was secure. Unfortunately, that was not the case. To make matters worse, with the 25th pick in the last round the Texans selected another center, Kyle Fuller from Baylor.
Boom Williams was considered a fringe draft selection when he decided to forego his final season of eligibility and declare for the NFL Draft after the TaxSlayer Bowl. He gained some late momentum, potentially earning a late spot in the draft, but his name was never called.
As late round picks, it actually might be advantageous that they both fell out of the draft. Now they can each choose the place that fits them best in free agency. Still, it hurts that a Louisville long snapper got selected in the sixth round but that Cats couldn’t get a draft pick.