Mississippi State Football Has Four Players Selected in the 2018 NFL Draft

STARKVILLE, MS - NOVEMBER 11: Mississippi State Bulldogs mascot Bully shakes his head during the second half of an NCAA football game at Davis Wade Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)
STARKVILLE, MS - NOVEMBER 11: Mississippi State Bulldogs mascot Bully shakes his head during the second half of an NCAA football game at Davis Wade Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images) /
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STARKVILLE, MS – NOVEMBER 11: Jordan Thomas #83 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs catches a pass as he is tackled by Anthony Averett #28 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the first half of an NCAA football game at Davis Wade Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)
STARKVILLE, MS – NOVEMBER 11: Jordan Thomas #83 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs catches a pass as he is tackled by Anthony Averett #28 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the first half of an NCAA football game at Davis Wade Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images) /

Jordan Thomas Will Continue To Be Martinas Rankin’s Teammate Even After College

Jordan Thomas, like Martinas Rankin, transferred to Mississippi State University after some time playing college football at the junior college level. Now, Jordan Thomas, like Martinas Rankin, will be headed to play professional football for the Houston Texans.

Rankin and Thomas were both selected by the Texans, which is pretty cool to see. The Houston Texans drafted Thomas with the 211th overall pick in the 6th round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

It’ll be harder for Thomas to get on the field sooner rather than later, but it isn’t totally impossible. The Texans needed to get more receivers or tight ends to give Deshaun Watson more weapons. With the pick of Jordan Thomas, they can theoretically fix either of those needs with one single pick in the draft. That’s not bad.

So, Thomas will get his chances. He’s a giant weapon out wide and he has the size to play tight end.