Football: Siemian, Campbell selected in NFL Draft


Daily file photo by Nathan Richards

Trevor Siemian looks to the sideline for a play call. The quarterback was selected by the Denver Broncos in the final round of the draft.

Bobby Pillote, Sports Editor


Two Northwestern football players had their name called Saturday in the 2015 NFL Draft, and five more were signed as undrafted free agents immediately afterward.

Safety Ibraheim Campbell was the first selected from NU, with 16th pick in the fourth round (115th overall) by the Cleveland Browns. The only other NU player chosen was quarterback Trevor Siemian, who went to the Denver Broncos with the 33rd pick of the seventh round (250th overall). Siemian’s selection confirmed pre-draft reports that the Broncos were interested in the signal caller.

Soon after the draft ended, five more Wildcats inked undrafted free agent contracts. Center Brandon Vitabile joined Indianapolis, linebacker Jimmy Hall went to Oakland, linebacker Chi Chi Ariguzo signed with San Diego, receiver Tony Jones signed with Washington and receiver Kyle Prater joined Campbell on the Browns.

The seven NU players entering the NFL matches the number currently on rosters around the league.

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