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Defensive tackle Mike Ramsay completes one of his 5.5 sacks of 2017.

Former Blue Devils Mike Ramsay, Shaun Wilson and Austin Davis ink deals with NFL teams



Just a few hours after the conclusion of the 2018 NFL Draft, three former Blue Devils, defensive tackle Mike Ramsay, running back Shaun Wilson and center Austin Davis, inked undrafted free agent contracts with professional teams.

Duke’s presence in the NFL just became a bit more known.

Ramsay, who purportedly garnered interest from multiple organizations, signed with the Tennessee Titans. The 2017 third-team all-ACC selection anchored a very strong Duke defensive line last season, leading the team in sacks and placing second in tackles for loss. However, Ramsay may best be able to get his foot in the door through special teams—he blocked two kicks in the 2017 campaign.

Wilson, who served as a Swiss Army knife for the Blue Devils throughout his four years, was picked up by the Tampa Bay Bucaneers. The speedster notched a healthy 5.2 yards per rushing attempt in his career. In addition to his explosiveness on the ground, Wilson proved to be an effective pass catcher, with 36 receptions his senior year. Similar to Ramsay, he can be an immediate contributor on special teams, as he is eleventh in the ACC in career kickoff return yards per return, at a clip of 25.3 yards.

Davis will join the Green Bay Packers, where he will join forces with another Duke graduate in Lucas Patrick. The Mansfield, Texas native, who was also a third-team all-ACC selection last year, started every game for the Blue Devils in 2016 and 2017.

On Sunday, fellow Duke products, cornerback Bryon Fields Jr. and quarterback Thomas Sirk, signed with the New York Giants. Fields Jr. started 39 games for the Blue Devils, and was second on the team in both interceptions and pass breakups last season. Sirk, who played 2017 for East Carolina, is a capable runner, and rushed for over 1,000 yards at his time at Duke. The former Blue Devil worked out for professional teams at tight end as well ass quarterback.


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