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  • Writer's pictureDominic Konareski

Yale's Kiran Amegadjie Could Be First Bulldog Drafted Within First Three Rounds Since Early 1980s

Yale offensive tackle Kiran Amegadjie declared for the 2024 NFL Draft mid-November of 2023. 

The Bulldog has that dawg in him and has the high-level physical tools to be the first FCS player to be drafted in Detroit.

The 2024 NFL Draft OT class is well-documented as having potentially a dozen future starters. Joe Alt, Olu Fashanu, JC Latham, Taliese Fuaga, and Amarius Mims are well-known at the top, and others like Jordan Morgan, Tyler Guyton, Graham Barton, Kingsley Suamataia, and Patrick Paul also factor in.

But there’s one early-round OT prospect who doesn’t always get his due — being an FCS product — and that’s Yale’s Amegadjie. Despite Yale being a DI football school, prospects are mainly silent in the draft and in the NFL. There are currently two active Bulldogs in the NFL: Dieter Eiselen and Rodney Thomas II.

Amegadjie is projected to be a late first, early second-rounder selection, which would mark the first time a Yale alumni would be drafted inside the first three-rounds since Jeff Rohrer in 1982.

Amegadjie’s 6-foot-5, 326 pound frame provided dominant work inside the Bowl. The only negative that the Bulldog product is facing is the lack of tape due to a torn quad he suffered early in the 2023 season. 

Nevertheless Amegadjie never allowed a sack at tackle in 2022, where he was a first-team All-Ivy league selection.


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