STARKVILLE, Miss. – Three former Mississippi State football players – K.J. Wright, Pernell McPhee and Chris White – were selected in the National Football League draft on Saturday. The trio joins Derek Sherrod, who was picked in the first round on Thursday night. The four players drafted mark the most Bulldogs picked in a single year since four were selected in 2001.
Wright, who found out he was being selected while he was receiving his degree at a commencement ceremony in the Humphrey Coliseum, was chosen by the Seattle Seahawks with the second pick of the fourth round and 99th overall selection.
McPhee was chosen by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round with the 165th overall selection, while White was selected almost immediately afterward with the 169th pick by the Buffalo Bills.
The four players selected in this weekend's draft were also the team's four captains as selected by their teammates last season.
Mississippi State has now had at least one player selected in 31 of the past 34 NFL drafts and 22 of the last 24.