Round Six Pick 29 (201 overall) – Rashad Fenton, CB, South Carolina
Fenton tallied a team-leading three interceptions in 2018 to go along with 34 tackles, six pass breakups and 2.5 tackles-for-loss. It was a strong finish to an impressive career for Fenton, who appeared in 48 games (30 starts) over the course of his four-year career in Columbia, recording 122 tackles, 24 passes defensed, five picks and a forced fumble.
Round Six Pick 42 (214 overall) – Darwin Thompson, RB, Utah State
Thompson is the nephew of former Oklahoma State and St. Louis rams running back David Thompson. After one productive season at Utah State, Darwin decided it was time to see if he was one of the fittest, declaring for the 2019 NFL Draft. Mountain West coaches voted him second-team all-conference in 2018, as he rushed for 1,044 yards and 14 touchdowns (6.8 average) on just 153 carries in 13 games (nine starts). He transferred to USU from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, where he was a second-team NJCAA All-American and conference Offensive MVP as a sophomore after rushing for 1,391 yards and eight touchdowns. He was also an all-conference performer in his freshman year (1,029 yards, nine touchdowns). Thompson led Jenks High School to a state title as a high school senior, earning honorable mention All-Metro honors from the Tulsa World.
Round Seven Pick 2 (216 overall) – Nick Allegretti, OG, Illinois
Allegretti’s father and two uncles played football at Butler University. Nick got the call from Big Ten schools, though, after earning top-10 center recruit grades nationally. The consensus first-team All-Illinois selection and four-year wrestler redshirted his first year with the Illini. Allegretti contributed as a reserve offensive lineman in 12 games and also on the defensive line in two of those games. He stayed on offense the next season, starting once at center and the other 11 contests at guard. Allegretti was voted honorable mention All-Big Ten and was a team captain in 2017, starting all 12 games, again splitting time between center (four) and guard (eight). He was an honorable mention all-conference pick in 2018, as well, starting 12 games at guard.