#ProHogs: NFL Draft Central
The 2015 NFL Draft took place from April 30 – May 2 in Chicago. Arkansas had five players selected.
|4||101||Trey Flowers||DL||New England Patriots|
|5||141||Martrell Spaight||LB||Washington Redskins|
|6||182||Tevin Mitchel||DB||Washington Redskins|
|6||192||Darius Philon||DL||San Diego Chargers|
|6||202||AJ Derby||TE||New England Patriots|
Arkansas defensive lineman Trey Flowers has been selected by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He was the 101st overall pick. A senior captain for the Razorbacks last season, Flowers was an essential cog in Arkansas’ defense since he stepped on campus in 2011. Flowers appeared in 49 games, missing just one game in his entire Razorback career. Flowers finished with the second-most tackles for loss in program history with 47.5.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS
Arkansas linebacker Martrell Spaight has been selected by the Washington Redskins with the fifth pick of the fifth round (141st overall) in the 2015 National Football League Draft. Spaight transferred to Arkansas for his junior campaign after spending two seasons at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College. After recording just 22 tackles his junior season, Spaight completed his senior campaign as the Southeastern Conference leading tackler and a consensus first team All-SEC selection with 128 total stops on the year.
Arkansas cornerback Tevin Mitchel has been selected by the Washington Redskins as the sixth pick of the sixth round (182nd overall) in the 2015 National Football League Draft. In his four-year playing career, Mitchel has appeared in 43 contests and logged 157 tackles, 22 passes defended and four interceptions, including a pick-six in 2013. During his senior season, Mitchel recorded 47 tackles, one interception and five pass breakups. As a freshman, Mitchel notched 56 tackles and one fumble recovery, earning him SEC All-Freshman Team selection.
Arkansas defensive lineman Darius Philon has been selected by the San Diego Chargers as the 16th pick in the sixth round (192nd overall) in the 2015 National Football League Draft. In his two-year playing career with the Razorbacks, Philon saw action in all 25 games with starts in 18 contests. In his sophomore year, Philon was named an AP second team All-SEC selection after logging 46 tackles, including 11.5 for loss, 4.5 sacks, a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries. His three fumble recoveries tied for the conference lead and ranked No. 10 in the nation.
IOWA CITY, IOWA
Arkansas tight end AJ Derby has been selected by the New England Patriots as the 26thpick in the sixth round (202nd overall) of the 2015 National Football League Draft. A quarterback-turned tight end, Derby has made two stops at Iowa and Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College before arriving in Fayetteville in the fall of 2013. After seeing action in seven games and starting two in his junior year, he switched to tight end in the 2014 fall camp. He made an immediate impact for the Razorbacks’ tight end corps, starting seven games and appearing in 11 before suffering an injury to close the season.