UVa's Brent Urban & Luke Bowanko Selected on Third Day of NFL Draft
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -
UVa defensive tackle Brent Urban was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the 4th round of the NFL draft and UVa center Luke Bowanko was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 6th round.
Urban was the 134th overall pick. Bowanko was the 205th overall pick.
Urban was invited to the 2014 Senior Bowl and NFL Combine, but didn’t compete because of injury. He led the nation's linemen with nine pass breakups despite missing 4.5 games with a high ankle sprain. The senior made 40 tackles in eight games and was second on the team with 11.5 tackles for loss. Urban became the first Cavalier to have 4.0 tackles for loss in a game since Chris Long in 2007 when the defensive tackle recorded his at Pitt, a game where UVa held the Panthers to 199 yards of total offense.
Bowanko started the final 37 games of his career, seeing time at right guard, left guard and center. The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team nominee was a 2013 team captain and was a key-blocking component to help Kevin Parks became UVa's first 1,000-yard rusher in a season since 2004. Bowanko was UVa’s starting right guard during its Chick-fil-A Bowl season of 2011. In 2012 Bowanko was the starting center. For the first four games of 2013 Bowanko was the starting left guard before injuries to the offensive line forced the senior back to center.
Virginia defensive end Jake Snyder signed a free agent deal with the Minnesota Vikings.
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