Mitchell leads quartet of Hokies drafted on Day Three

Former Hokies tight end went in Round 5, with three others going in Round 6.
Virginia Tech tight end James Mitchell celebrates after scoring a touchdown during an NCAA...
Virginia Tech tight end James Mitchell celebrates after scoring a touchdown during an NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Bell)(Matt Bell | AP)
Published: Apr. 30, 2022 at 10:45 PM EDT
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LAS VEGAS (WDBJ) - Day three of the 2022 NFL Draft saw four Virginia Tech prospects land new jobs in the pros Saturday.

Tight end James Michell, from Big Stone Gap, was the first Hokie off the board, going with the 34th pick in Round 5 to the Detroit Lions.

Three more Tech players went in the sixth round, including edge rusher Amare Barno to the Panthers, offensive tackle Luke Tenuta to the Bills and guard Lecitus Smith to the Cardinals.

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