Former UCF tackle Josh Sitton started the 2007 season as a projected sixth to seventh-round draft…
Sitton Looking Forward To NFL Draft Weekend
Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Over the past couple of months, former UCF offensive lineman Josh Sitton has seen his stock steadily rise for the upcoming NFL Draft that is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday in New York City.
Sitton will pass time on Saturday morning in a fish-tossing contest near his home town of Pensacola, Fla., before taking on a viewing role of the event that will air live on ESPN starting at 3 p.m. ET. The first two rounds of the seven-round event will be held Saturday, which is a change from years past when the first three rounds were conducted on the opening day.
Sitton is still going to watch most of the proceedings on both days. Of course, this year he will watch with a lot more intrigue, especially on day two when the 6-foot-3, 325-pounder expects to hear his name called.
"I have always been into watching the draft," Sitton said. "It really is interesting to me and this year is going to be even more so."
Following a senior season that saw him claim All-Conference USA first team honors and the Knights rack up a school-record 3,287 yards on the ground, Sitton played his way onto the radar of a number of NFL personnel officials radars looking for a versatile athlete to fill an offensive line spot on their roster.
During his UCF career, Sitton made a combined 39 starts at three different offensive line positions for the Knights. In all, Sitton made 50 appearances for the Black and Gold, which equaled his classmate Keith Shologan for the most in program history.
Sitton believes his performances on the playing field as well as his efforts in individual workouts over the past few months and the UCF pro day held on March 20 have increased his stock as the draft draws nearer.
"I have probably talked to around 20 teams and visited three or four," Sitton said. "I have been told that I am graded out as high as a fourth-round pick on some draft boards, so those are all good signs.
"Also, getting a chance to meet some of these teams face-to-face, I think they realize how well I know the game."
The draft is a crapshoot and Sitton is glad this weekend is finally here. He admits the favorite part of the entire process has been to see it finally come to an end.
"Just being able to meet these NFL people and being mentioned as a possible draft pick is more than I can ask for. I'm just ready to be picked by one of these teams and get my professional career started."
Sitton is one of several Knights who will hope to hear their names called by an NFL team on Saturday or Sunday. A full recap of the weekend's events involving former UCF standouts will be available on www.ucfathletics.com following the conclusion of the draft on Sunday.
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