University of Iowa junior defensive end A.J. Epenesa was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the second round of Thursday’s NFL Draft. He was the 54th player picked overall and the 22nd selection of the second round. The defensive MVP of the 2019 Holiday Bowl, Epenesa was named second-team All-America by Walter Camp and first-team All-Big Ten by league coaches and media.
University of Iowa senior defensive back Michael Ojemudia was selected by the Denver Broncos in the third round of Friday’s NFL Draft. Ojemudia was the 77th player picked overall. Ojemudia was named second-team All-Big Ten by league media, The Associated Press and Phil Steele. He was third-team All-Big Ten by league coaches and earned the team Coaches Appreciation Award for defense.
As we told you Friday, Iowa tackle Tristan Wirfs was taken by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Thursday night’s first round of the NFL Draft. The Mount Vernon native was selected with the 13th pick and is expected to play right tackle and help protect quarterback Tom Brady.
Wirfs says Iowa’s system will help him transition to the next level.