Four Ole Miss players were drafted between the second and sixth rounds of the 2010 NFL Draft over the weekend. Running back/wide receiver Dexter McCluster was the first Rebel selected in the annual draft as he went to the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round, No. 36 overall. Offensive lineman John Jerry followed McCluster as he was selected in the third round (No. 73) by the Miami Dolphins. Both McCluster and Jerry were taken on Friday.
Safety Kendrick Lewis will remain a teammate of McCluster at the next level as he was selected by the Chiefs in the fifth round, No. 136 overall, on Saturday. Defensive end Greg Hardy rounded out the drafted players as he was taken by the Carolina Panthers in the sixth round (No. 175 overall). The four players taken in the same draft was the most in a single season since 1985 when five Rebels were selected. (April 26, 2010, Page 1B)