MSU’s Jack Conklin Goes To The NFL
A walk-on from Plainwell was drafted 8th overall to the Tennessee Titans
The first round of the NFL draft went down last night, and Michigan State tackle and walk-on from Plainwell, Jack Conklin was drafted 8th overall to the Tennessee Titans. Conklin also becomes MSU’s highest-drafted selection since wide receiver Charles Rogers went at No. 2 overall to Detroit Lions.
According to Freep.com, Conklin told TitansOnline.com,
“Tennessee, going through this whole process, that was the team I wanted to be with. For it happen the way it did, trading back from (No.) 1 to 15 and now up to 8th, it’s pretty crazy. And I couldn’t be happier. Once I left there, I knew right then and there I wanted to be a Tennessee Titan. I was hoping. Luckily, it worked out the way it did. Ever since then, I’d set my heart on Tennessee.”