Eight Baylor FB Athletes Aim for the NFL

Eight Baylor FB players to the NFL
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At the end of April, former Baylor Football DT Siaki Ika was selected in the 2023 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns as pick 98 in the third round thanks to his fairly successful performances on the field this past season! Ika followed in the footsteps of so many former Baylor Football greats, becoming the 40th Bear drafted in the NFL since 2010. And while being picked by a team during the NFL Draft is one of the most definite paths to the pros, there are still other options for former collegiate athletes who didn’t hear their names called by any teams during selection. Eight Baylor Football players are finding their ways toward the NFL outside of the draft through free agent contracts and minicamp invites. While not as guaranteed a place as those like Ika, these eight athletes have incredible opportunities to impress scouts, coaches, GMs, and potential team members in the coming weeks. The Baylor athletes hearing from the NFL are OL Jacob Gall, OL Connor Galvin, WR Gavin Holmes, OL Khalil Keith, OL Grant Miller, DB Mark Milton, DB Christian Morgan, and TE Ben Sims.

  • Jacob Gall, OL – Minicamp Invite: Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts
  • Connor Galvin, OL – Free Agent: Detroit Lions
  • Gavin Holmes, WR – Minicamp Invite: Philadelphia Eagles (68 catches for 880 yards and 6 TDs; 2 carries for 1 yard and 1 TD)
  • Khalil Keith, OL – Minicamp Invite: New York Giants
  • Grant Miller, OL – Free Agent: Los Angeles Rams 
  • Mark Milton, CB – Free Agent: Carolina Panthers (97 tackles with 2 for a loss of 2 yards, 1 interception, 9 passes deflected, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery)
  • Christian Morgan, S – Free Agent: Green Bay Packers (154 tackles with 7.5 for a loss of 24 yards, 2 sacks for a loss of 16 yards, 7 interceptions, 9 passes deflected, 2 forced fumbles, and 2 blocked kicks) 
  • Ben Sims, TE – Free Agent: Minnesota Vikings (78 catches for 785 yards and 12 TDs; 2 carries for 2 yards and 2 TDs)