Treyvon Hester, a huge defensive tackle from the Toledo Rockets, has been selected to play for the Oakland Raiders with the 244th overall pick in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Hester becomes the third Rocket taken this weekend; prior to 2017, no Toledo player had been drafted since John Greco and Jalen Parmele in 2008. Hester is the 8th Mid-American Conference player to have his name called.
Hester has been a beast for his entire career. He made nine starts as a redshirt freshman and earned 7.5 tackles for loss (TFLs) and 3.5 sacks. He added 49 tackles and 9.5 TFLs as a sophomore. Following a down year as a junior, Hester dropped some weight and returned with eight TFLs and a team-best five sacks. He earned All-MAC honors in three of his four seasons, including second-team as a senior. Hester measures as 6’2” and 300 pounds with a 32” arm length and 9 3/4” hands.
The Raiders are an up and coming team, only have their season last year derailed by an injury to their starting quarter back. If Hester manages to stay on the team, he wont have to live in Oakland long, as the team is headed for the bright lights of Vegas.
Hester’s scouting report and draft profile can be found here.