Cincinnati native and former Bearcats tight end Josh Whyle was taken by the Tennessee Titans with the 147th overall pick in the 5th round of the NFL Draft on Saturday afternoon!
During the recent Scouting Combine, Whyle displayed his next level potential by participating in multiple drills and recording an unofficial time of 4.69 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
The La Salle High School product became the fourth Cincinnati tight end to get drafted in the last 16 years alongside Brent Celek, Travis Kelce, Adrien Robinson and Josiah Deguara.
Whyle became the first Bearcats tight end to compile 15 receiving touchdowns in his career, surpassing Celek’s school record with a 14-yard touchdown against UCF last season.
Cincinnati Football: Tennessee Titans select Bearcats tight end Josh Whyle in NFL Draft
Make sure to stay tuned for more coverage as several former Cincinnati standouts hope to get drafted today including Arquon Bush, Ja’Von Hicks, Ivan Pace Jr, Leonard Taylor and more!
Pace became the second consecutive Bearcat to secure AAC Defensive Player of the Year and went onto receive the Senior Bowl Defensive MVP award after a historical campaign.
Cincinnati Football: Josh Whyle projected to get picked in NFL Draft alongside fellow former Bearcats
Since breaking out in his sophomore campaign, Whyle solidified himself as one of the best tight ends in program history and should compete for a roster spot heading into training camp.
Whyle received three All-AAC selections and developed into an impressive prospect, compiling 1,062 receiving yards and 88 receptions in 41 games, throughout his time at Cincinnati.