Updated Apr 27, 2013 - 2:52 pm
Cardinals pick OG Earl Watford with second fourth-round selection in 2013 NFL Draft
Watford, who is the second guard (Jonathan Cooper) to be taken by the Cardinals through their first five picks, played 32 career games with the Dukes, including 26 starts.
"I'm excited," Watford said in a conference call Saturday. "It's crazy being able to go in the fourth round out of JMU, that's a big deal here."
He was named to the first team All-CAA in 2011 and was an AFCA All-American in 2012.
The 6-foot-4 guard is the first player to be selected in the NFL draft out of JMU since 2010 (Arthur Moats and Scotty McGee).
"I played a lot of good players, they might not be the SEC schools or anything like that," said Watford. "But I played against good competition and proved that I can play against great competition being an All-Star game. I'm a hard worker and am excited to show what I can do in the NFL on Sundays."
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