PARKER, Colo. — Another Colorado kid has gotten the call most football players dream about.
Chad Muma, a linebacker who was a standout at Legend High School before playing at the University of Wyoming, was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the No. 70 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft on Friday night.
According to 9NEWS' Mike Klis, Muma is an excellent prospect with near perfect technique and enough athleticism to be a 3-down backer at the next level.
Muma was as a defensive back his junior year at Legend High School in Parker, then switched to linebacker as a senior – which speaks to his ability to run.
He showed it at the Combine, too, with a 4.63, 40. Had 142 tackles as a senior with three interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns. At 6-3, 239 pounds, he could contribute as a third-down linebacker right away.
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