The Cincinnati Bearcats have had explosive offensives under Tommy Tuberville and one of the more underrated units of the team lately has been the offensive line. Saturday afternoon, Parker Ehinger was the first Bearcat selected in the NFL Draft when the Kansas City Chiefs drafted him with the 105th overall in the fourth round. Ehinger was the seventh pick of the fourth round so he didn’t have to wait very long on the third day of the NFL Draft.
Ehinger a Rockford, Michigan native was a two time All-American Athletic Conference first team during his junior and senior seasons and one of the four captains during his senior season. Ehinger was a rock on a line who allowed the Bearcats to be super explosive in the American Athletic Conference.
He played tackle in college, but since the Senior Bowl has moved inside to guard and it has paid off for him already because I believe it helped him get drafted earlier.
Ehinger is the first Bearcat drafted since 2013 when tight end Travis Kelce was taken in the third round by the Kansas City Chiefs. If Ehinger can have Kelce type success then the Chiefs will be super excited.
"Honored and extremely humbled to become a Chief," Ehinger told The Enquirer via text. "Happy to be teamed up again with a former teammate and friend in Travis Kelce."
UC coach Tommy Tuberville said he was pleased to see the Bearcats break their draft drought.
"It helps your recruiting and gives you some publicity, but mainly I'm just proud for the players," Tuberville said. "Both Parker and Chris obviously earned what they got. I think both of them will be excellent NFL players because of their work ethic, and they've got excellent skills."