With the 38th pick of the NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Chargers selected offensive lineman Forrest Lamp of Western Kentucky.
Former two-star prospect out of Venice, Fla., Lamp departs for the NFL as the highest draft pick in Hilltopper history. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound lineman was a second team All-American selection by USA Today and ProFootballFocus, as well as third team choice by the Associated Press. He was a first team Conference USA selection as both a junior and senior.
As the No. 38 selection, the sixth in the second round, Lamp also becomes the highest-drafted offensive lineman in Conference USA history.
A starter in 51 games during his WKU career, Lamp did not allow a sack during his final two seasons on The Hill.
The previously highest NFL selection from Western Kentucky belonged to cornerback Joseph Jefferson, who was a third round selection by the Indianapolis Colts in 2002.