The 2019 NFL Draft could see former players from Calvary, Evangel, and North Webster ALL selected in 1st Round

Two of them are projected Top-10

  • Joel Rodgers

The 3-1-8 is great, especially at growing football players. Multiple guys who once played under the Friday night lights in Shreveport are now projected to be drafted in the 1st Round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Northwest Louisiana can football with the best of them. Calvary’s Greedy Williams, Evangel’s Jerry Tillery, and North Webster’s Devin White; all projected to go in the first round.

LSU’s Devin White was the fastest player at his position at the NFL combine. The 6-foot-1, 240-pound linebacker from North Webster ran an unofficial 4.42 40-yard dash to lead all linebackers at the NFL combine on Sunday morning. White is pegged as a top 10 pick in the NFL draft.

LSU defensive back, Greedy Williams is also going first round. Greedy is good, he’s coming out early to go first round. Williams ranks #4 on CBS’s top 100 NFL draft prospects. The 6-foot-3, 182-pound corner from Calvary Baptist is a lock to go super early in the first round.

Notre Dame defensive tackle Jerry Tillery didn’t post the best number in any drill, in particular. He only managed to finish top five in just about all of them. The 6-foot-6, 295 pound defensive tackle from Notre Dame played his high school football at Evangel Christian. 

The First Round of the 2019 NFL Draft is Thursday April 25.
Northwest Louisiana has seen its share of football players drafted into the NFL, but three in one year? That’s reason to celebrate. Congratulations top these players, their families, schools, friends, and proud 3-1-8ers.
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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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