Oakland Raider Select Jylan Ware In Seventh Round Of 2017 NFL Draft


The Oakland Raiders have selected tackle Jylan Ware in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

-Was not recognized by SWAC all-conference teams.

-was not a combine invitee.

-Took part in College Gridirion Showcase and HBCU Spirit Bowl for post-season showcases.

-Part of the O-line that helped Hornets lead the SWAC in rushing in 2013, 2014, and 2016.

Off The Field

-Earned bachelor's degree in rehabilitation services in December.

-Played under two head coaches at ASU, Brian Jenkins for his final two seasons and former NFL WR Reggie Barlow for his early seasons.

-Mom, Tammie, is a single mother. Father is Alfred Ware.

2016 – Senior

-Started all 12 games he played.

-Helped pave the way for All-SWAC RB Khalid Thomas to rank #2 in conference with 1,237 yards rushing.

-Hornets led SWAC in team rushing offense.

-Team struggled to an 0-4 start but rebounded to go 4-4 in final eight games of the season.

2015 – Junior

-Started all 11 games he played.

-Team went 6-5 in first season under Brian Jenkins.

-Team capped season with win over Alabama A&M in Magic City Classic.

-Named to SWAC pre-season all-conference team.

2014 – Sophomore

-Started 10 of 11 games he played.

-Team led SWAC in rushing, averaging 228 yards per game on the ground and a total of 436 yards of total offense per game.

-Averaged over 30 points per game.

-Team went 7-5 in Reggie Barlow's final season as head coach.

2013 – Freshman

-Played in two games on the season – seeing action against Grambling and Stillman.

2012 – Redshirt

-Sat out season as a redshirt.


-Standout in football and basketball at Valley, AL High.

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