Day Later Than Planned Kyler Gordon Finds NFL Home

He had no guarantees, but Kyler Gordon put on a smart-looking sport coat, some glitzy jewelry and attended Thursday’s NFL draft Chuck Bednarik Jersey in Las Vegas accompanied by family members, looking ever the part of an NFL first-rounder.Unfortunately for him, Gordon had to wait another day. He went seven picks later. He’ll take it.On Friday, the former University of Washington cornerback finally was rewarded for his football skill set and self-confidence when he went to the Chicago Bearsin the second round, with Tommy McDonald Jersey the 39th overall pick.The 5-foot-11, 194-pound Gordon was taken 18 slots behind Trent McDuffie, his UW secondary running mate and fellow first-team All-Pac-12 selection.Four cornerbacks were drafted in the first round and another in the second before Gordon’s name was called.From Mukilteo, Washington, Gordon was first pegged for football greatne s when he chose the UW over Notre Dame during his recruitment.As a redshirt freshman, he became a cornerback starter for the Huskies for Alshon Jeffery Jersey four games in 2019 before giving way … to McDuffie, then a true freshman.By the following year, with the pandemic disrupting everything and limiting the Huskies to four games, Gordon and McDuffie ended up playing side by side for the first before the short season was over, and they continued this secondary partnership throughout last fall.Gordon finished his UW career with 98 tackles, including 3 for lost yardage, and 14 pa s break-ups, 2 Ron Jaworski Jersey interceptions, 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.Gordon and linebacker Jackson Sirmon were the only Huskies on the defense to start all 12 games last season, with McDuffie mi sing one outing because of injury.While the Huskies imploded to a 4-8 season, Gordon and McDuffie continued to play at a high level, both earning first-team all-conference honors.Scroll to ContinueThe reward for each UW corner is an NFL career worth millions. They’ll be pro football opponents going forward, well-compensated and highly recognized, both playing in the Midwest.Cornerbacks Taken Before GordonDerek Stingley Jr., LSU, 1st round, 3rd pick, Houston TexansAhmad Gardner, Cincinnati, 1st round, 4th pick, New York JetsTrent McDuffie, Washington, 1st round, 21st pick, Kansas City ChiefsKaiir Elam, Florida, 1st round, 23rd pick, Buffalo BillsRoger McCreary, Auburn, 2nd round, 35th Malik Jackson Jersey pick, Tenne see TitansKyler Gordon, Washington, 2nd round, 39th pick, Chicago Bears

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