Four Former NDSU Bison Are Heading To The NFL

     The 2022 NFL Draft was this past weekend in Las Vegas and it left a few Bison finding new homes. North Dakota State wide receiver Christian Watson and offensive lineman Cordell Volson were each drafted, becoming the 10th and 11th players drafted from NDSU since 2014.

     Watson was selected in the second round at 34th overall by the Green Bay Packers on Friday, April 29. The following day Cordell Volson was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals at 136th overall in the fourth round.

     After the conclusion of the draft, Bison tight end Josh Babicz and defensive end Brayden Thomas agreed to undrafted free agent deals. Babicz is set to sign a contract with the Carolina Panthers while Thomas is signing with the Los Angeles Rams.

     For the second straight year and the third time in the Division I era the Bison have had multiple draft picks in the same year. Watson became the fifth player from NDSU drafted in the top-100 picks since 2014. In the 2021 season 12 former Bison were on NFL teams.