With the 185th pick in the 1984 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Cardinals picked RB Quentin Walker from UVA. Every year since, there has been at least one Virginia Cavalier taken in the NFL Draft—a 33-year streak that is the second longest in the ACC.
Maurice Canady kept the streak going in 2016, picked 209th overall as the 6th round selection of the Baltimore Ravens.
Canady will join several other UVA football alums in Baltimore, including OT Eugene Monroe, DE Chris Canty, and DT Brent Urban.
Although Canady was the only Hoo to be drafted, three others signed UDFA contracts: WR Canaan Severin with the Pittsburgh Steelers, DT David Dean with the Cincinnati Bengals, and OL Ross Burbank with the Oakland Raiders.