David Tyree and two other greatest Syracuse hidden NFL Draft gems since 2000

Read about three former Orange players who snuck under the radars of most NFL teams. Despite being picked relatively late in their drafts, these three are stars.

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T. . Round 5, Pick 139. Quinn Ojinnaka. Quinn Ojinnaka. player. Quinn Ojinnaka. . 2006 NFL Draft. 44

Also known as Moose due to his professional wrestling career, Quinn Ojinnaka had an impressive career in the NFL as a dual sport athlete.

Despite being drafted 139th overall during the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft, Ojinnaka played five seasons in the league, including 62 game appearances.

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Starting as a special teams member for the Atlanta Falcons, he was eventually shifted to an offensive lineman and started in 20 games. His first game as the starting left tackle was against the San Francisco 49ers in 2007.

In 2009, Ojinnaka started in the final five games of the season at right guard when teammate  Harvey Dahl was injured.

Ojinnaka ended his NFL career by bouncing between the New England Patriots, St. Louis Rams, and Indianapolis Colts before eventually focusing on his wrestling career.