Dee Eskridge flying by Akron defense

Former Western Michigan wide receiver D’Wayne Eskridge has been chosen by the Seattle Seahawks at round two, pick 24 in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Eskridge is the first Bronco to be drafted in the top two rounds since Corey Davis and Taylor Moton went in the top two rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft. Eskridge is the first wide receiver and highest draft pick out of WMU since Davis was No. 5 overall in 2017.

Eskridge had a storied career for the Brown and Gold, which included time on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. In his final season at WMU, Eskridge led the FBS in all-purpose yards per game with 213, with his 130.7 receiving yards per game earning him fourth in the FBS and his 77.8 return yards per game putting him fifth nationally.

He ended his career in college with 113 receptions for 2,136 yards and 14 touchdowns, while putting up 21 tackles, four pass break-ups with one forced fumble as a cornerback. After the conclusion of the season, he was selected MAC Special Teams Player of the Year and first team All-MAC at wide receiver and kick returner. Eskridge was also named a second team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America. He was a finalist for the Paul Hornung Award, the nation’s most versatile player, and was the only finalist that did not attend a Power 5 school.

Eskridge looks to make an immediate impact on special teams and as a slot receiver.

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