Klein, Burkhead & Hyde highlight players taken late in NFL Draft
By Nick Filipowski, Weekend Sports Anchor - bio | email
A.J. Klein is heading to Carolina.
It's a sign that you've made it. Three or four years of hard work and dedication finally paying off and you hear your named called in the NFL Draft.
With the 148th pick in the NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers selected Iowa State linebacker A.J. Klein. Klein ended his Cyclone career with 361 tackles and tied an NCAA record with four interceptions returned for a touchdown. He was the Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2011.
ISU offensive lineman Carter Bykowski was drafted by the 49ers with the 249th overall pick in round seven.
The Green Bay Packers selected Iowa corner back Micah Hyde with the 159th overall pick.
Hyde was named the Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year after totaling 78 tackles, three fumble recoveries and an interception. He'll join former Hawkeye offensive lineman Briar Bulaga and defensive lineman Mike Daniels in Green Bay.
In the sixth round, Cincinnati selected Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead with the 190th overall pick. Burkhead burst onto the scene as a junior, racking up more than 13-hundred yards on the ground. He was limited this past year due to a knee injury and ran for 675 yards and just 5 touchdowns.
Nebraska strong safety Daimion Stafford was picked in round seven by Tennessee with the 248th overall pick.
Only one Hawkeyes was selected. The Green Bay Packers took corner back Micah Hyde off the board in the 5th round with the 159th overall pick in the draft.
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