So it took until Day 3 of the NFL Draft, but Jordan Todman finally has a home…… Well kind of. If you assume there is going to be NFL football played this year, Todman will be doing it in sunny San Diego. Then again, he’s a 6th round pick. Thats a far cry from the late 2nd, 3rd or 4th round pick that many had projected the third leading rusher in the nation to be. Here is the release from UCONN:
The San Diego Chargers selected UConn tailback Jordan Todman (North Dartmouth, Mass.) with the 18th pick of the sixth round (183rd pick overall) of the 2011 National Football League Draft on Saturday afternoon at Radio City Music Hall.
Todman is the third Husky to be selected in the 2011 NFL Draft, joining Anthony Sherman who was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals and Lawrence Wilson who was selected by the Carolina Panthers. Todman is the 28th UConn football player to be selected in the draft since 1946 and the first to be selected by the San Diego Chargers.
Todman was an All-American selection following the 2010 season and was the unanimous BIG EAST Conference Offensive Player of the Year. He became the first UConn player to rush for more than 1,000 yards in two different seasons and has two of the top-seven single-season rushing marks in school history. Todman finished the 2010 season ranked second in the country and first in the BIG EAST in rushing and was 15th nationally and first in the league in all-purpose running. He is third in career rushing at UConn with 3,179 yards and tied for third in rushing touchdowns with 31.
Todman joins FB Anthony Sherman and LB Lawrence Wilson who both got scooped up in the 5th and 6th rounds respectively. On a conference call, Todman said he had no regrets on his decision to come out early. “You never know how it’s going to unfold.” Todman added that he was definitely shocked to go this late in the draft. “I thought I did well at the (NFL) Combine.