Delaware football held its 2023 Pro Day on Wednesday on the Campus of the University in Newark. Nine from Delaware Football’s senior class lined up and participated in multiple drills in hopes to show their talent to NFL Scouts.
Quarterback Nolan Henderson, Safety Kedrick Whitehead, Wide Receiver Thyrick Pitts, Cornerback Justis Hensley, Linebacker Johnny Buchanan, Running Back Khory Spruill, Offensive Lineman Josh Stevens, Defensive Lineman Artis Hemmingway, and long snapper Jake Reed were among the group of Hens participating. A group that contains several Delaware record holders that includes Henderson, Pitts, and Johnny Buchanan.
Linebacker Johnny Buchanan had 7 All-American selections in 2022 and led all of FCS with 150 tackles. Buchanan has had his name floating around many teams ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft. Quarterback Nolan Henderson finished 2nd all-time in touchdown passes in Delaware history with 56 touchdowns, among multiple single-game records. Wide Receiver Thyrick Pitts finished his UD career ranked among the top 10 in several career statistics including receptions (172), receiving yards (2,429), and touchdown catches (23). Pitts also set the program record with a catch in 43 consecutive games.
The Delaware Blue Hens currently have the second most active players on an NFL roster at the FCS level and will look to continue that come the draft in April. These 9 Blue Hens will hope to find a way onto an NFL team’s draft board or Training Camp roster. The 2023 NFL Draft will take place in Kansas City, Missouri on Thursday, April 27.
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