Two days and 100 picks in the 2018 NFL Draft are in the books.
After three players from state colleges and another three South Florida natives went in the first round on Thursday, another seven came off the board in Rounds 2 and 3 on Saturday.
They are, in the order they were drafted:
▪ University of Florida cornerback Duke Dawson (No. 56 overall to the Patriots)
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▪ Miami Norland High alumnus Carlton Davis (No. 63 overall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
▪ University of Miami defensive end Chad Thomas (No. 67 overall to the Browns)
▪ Florida State defensive lineman Derrick Nnadi (No. 75 overall to the Chiefs)
▪ University of South Florida defensive lineman Deadrin Senat (No. 90 overall to the Atlanta Falcons)
▪ University of Central Florida wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith (No. 91 overall to the New Orleans Saints)
▪ And UCF tight end Jordan Akins
So after three rounds, the UCF leads Florida state colleges with three players drafted, with Mike Hughes being the top player after going 30th overall to the Minnesota Vikings. UF and FSU each have two players off the board, while Miami and USF each have one heading into the final day.
Dawson has the ability to play outside corner, but the nickel is his specialty. In 48 career games (19 starts) Dawson had 23 pass breakups and six interceptions (three returned for touchdowns). He also recorded 82 tackles. Dawson was All-SEC as a senior after he recorded a career-high four interceptions and nine pass breakups, marks that respectively ranked tied for fourth and 10th in the league.
Dawson is the second Florida player drafted this season, following first-round pick defensive tackle Taven Bryan.
Davis was a regular in Auburn's secondary since his freshman year and was an All-SEC first-team member as a junior before going pro.
Thomas was a terror on the Hurricanes' defensive line this season, amassing 41 tackles and tying with defensive tackle RJ McIntosh for the team lead of 12 ½ tackles for loss. He had 5 ½ sacks, a pass breakup and three quarterback hurries.
Nnadi started 47 games over his final three seasons at Florida State and ended his four-year career with 165 tackles, 23.5 tackles for loss, 8 sacks and two forced fumbles. He had at least 10 tackles for loss in each of his final two years -- a staggering total for an interior defensive lineman.
Senat, a 6-foot, 314-pound defensive tackle, recorded 178 tackles including 23.5 for loss and seven sacks in his four-year career at USF. He could develop into a rotational player early on for the Falcons.
Smith, a Delray Beach native, quickly evolved into the Knights’ go-to receiver during his three years in Orlando. In 37 career games, Smith caught 163 passes for 2,659 yards and and 22 touchdowns. All of those marks rank in the top-10 in UCF history.
As a senior, he set career highs with 1,082 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns en route to first-team All-Conference honors.
Akins started 18 games in his final two seasons and for his career caught 79 passes for 1,093 yards and eight touchdowns. Akins averaged 15.3 yards per catch as a senior.
The third and final day of the draft, which consists of Rounds 4-7, begins at noon on Saturday.
Each school has a bounty of players who could be selected on Saturday.
For Florida: wide receiver Antonio Callaway, safety Marcell Harris, kicker Eddy Pineiro and punter Johnny Townsend.
For Florida State: Tavarus McFadden, Ryan Izzo, Rick Leonard, Josh Sweat and Auden Tate.
For UCF: linebacker Shaquem Griffin.