Colbert Selected in 7th Round of NFL Draft

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Miami Hurricanes cornerback Adrian Colbert was selected with the 229th overall pick by the San Francisco 49ers Saturday afternoon in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft.


With his selection, Colbert becomes the second Hurricane cornerback taken in this year’s draft. Miami has now had 44 defensive backs chosen in the modern era of the NFL Draft.


Despite playing in just eight games this past season, the 6 foot, 2 inch graduate transfer from the University of Texas made a strong impact for the Hurricanes in 2016 as he posted a career-best 22 tackles (13 solo) and 2.5 tackles for loss. Colbert also made two starts.


Colbert posted a monster game at Notre Dame, as he had six tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss and two pass breakups. He closed his collegiate career on a high note with four tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss in the Russell Athletic Bowl.


Prior to his time in Coral Gables, Colbert saw action in 38 games at Texas.


Colbert is the seventh Hurricane to be selected in this year’s draft.


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