Deion Sanders has a Message for HBCUs after NFL Draft.
Deion Sanders Blasts NFL Draft For Not Choosing Players From HBCUs
NFL Hall of Famer-Fort Myers, Fla native and Jackson State head coach Deion Sanders vented his frustrations on Instagram Monday, (May 3) when no players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities were selected in this year's NFL draft.
Sanders is absolutely disgusted no former HBCU players heard their names called during the 2021 NFL Draft last week. That’s right, not a single one. It’s a problem he’s looking to address to coming years.
“And we have the Audacity to Hate on one another while our kids are being NEGLECTED & REJECTED. I witnessed a multitude of kids that we played against that were more than qualified to be drafted,” Sanders said in his latest Instagram post caption. “My prayers are that This won’t EVER happen again. Get yo knife out my back and fight with me not against me!”
Sanders’ popularity put the Jackson State Tigers in the spotlight this last season. Perhaps such publicity will change the way NFL teams evaluate players attending HBCUs.
In a post on Instagram, Sanders had this to say when none of the 259 players drafted this year were from HBCUs: