FOX23 News newsletters

Delivered To Your Inbox

Keevan Lucas motivated after NFL Draft nightmare

by: Jeff Kolb Updated:

Loading

QUICK FACTS:

 

  • Former Tulsa wide receiver Keevan Lucas had close to 300 people gathered for a viewing party in his hometown of Abilene, TX, to see his name called in the NFL Draft
  • TU's 3rd all-time leading receiver did not end up getting drafted
  • Afterwards he received a call from the Buffalo Bills saying they wanted to sign him; after announcing the news to all of his friends and family and tweeting it out, Lucas got a call back from the Bills saying they were withdrawing their offer because of medical concerns about the knee he'd injured his junior season
  • The Los Angeles Rams called after that to say they wanted to sign him, then called his agent to withdraw their interest
  • Seattle offered Lucas to come to try out if he'd sign a medical waiver, agreeing to pay for any surgery or rehab if he got hurt
  • On Sunday, the New York Jets invited Lucas to try out; Tulsa QB Dane Evans is also headed to the Jets
  • Lucas will be in New York Thursday through Sunday and should know if he makes the team on Sunday