Although no Duke player was selected during the seven rounds of the 2009 NFL Draft, at least two former Blue Devil players will have a shot at a NFL roster this summer. Offensive Lineman Cameron Goldberg (Chiefs) and Wide Reciever Eron Riley (Ravens) each signed contracts as undrafted free agents on Sunday after the completion of the Draft’s final rounds.
Both Riley and Goldberg performed well at Duke’s Pro Timing Day on March 17, with Riley running a 4.36 in the 40-yard dash and Goldberg putting up an impressive 37 reps of 225 lbs. on the bench press. Both numbers would have placed Riley and Goldberg within the top 5 of performers at their position in those drills.
And for Riley, spending the summer in an NFL camp sure beats his backup option—working in his father’s auto repair shop.