Dukes Get Chance At NFL
HARRISONBURG — At least three James Madison football players will get a shot to make it in the NFL.
No Dukes were taken in the seven-round draft, but offensive tackle Josh Wells said he got a free-agent contract offer from the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Dae’Quan Scott and Jordan Stanton said they received rookie-camp invitations from the Baltimore Ravens and Green Bay Packers, respectively.
Scott is a running back, and Stanton played defensive tackle at JMU but said the Packers want him as an outside linebacker.
As of Sunday afternoon, JMU’s other two NFL hopefuls — linebacker Stephon Robertson and kicker Cameron Starke — had not been contacted by a team.
Robertson, the 2012 and 2013 Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year, did not reply to a text message Sunday.
Starke said he hoped to hear from a team by today and that the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints showed “interest” Friday.
The NFL draft concluded Saturday evening. Last year, JMU had one player drafted: offensive guard Earl Watford. Watford is expected to compete for a starting job with the Arizona Cardinals, who took him in the fourth round of the 2013 draft.