Kristjan Sokoli selected in NFL draft

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Kristjan-SokoliFollowing in the footsteps of Khalil Mack (2014, 5th overall), Steven Means (2013, 147th), Josh Thomas (2011, 143rd) and James Starks (2010, 193th), among others, Kristjan Sokoli was the most recent player from UB to be selected in the NFL draft when the Seattle Seahawks took him in the sixth round, 214th overall. After a stellar senior season in which he started all 11 games, the team captain had 32 tackles, including three for a loss. Early indications are that the Seahwaks plan to convert Sokoli from a defensive tackle to a guard and after an outstanding pro-day, not to mention a 6-foot-5 frame at 300-pounds, every indication is that the he has the abilities and desire to succeed at the next level.