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Douglas Selected in Third Round

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Rasul Douglas celebrates his pick-six during the BYU game. (PHOTO: Anjelica Trinone) Rasul Douglas celebrates his pick-six during the BYU game. (PHOTO: Anjelica Trinone)

Day two of the 2017 NFL Draft is in the rear view and one Mountaineer is off the board.

On Friday night, former West Virginia cornerback Rasul Douglas found his home in the National Football League. He was selected in the third round (99th overall pick) by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Douglas, a native of East Orange, New Jersey, attended Nassau Community College before joining the Mountaineers in 2015. He played in 24 games in his two seasons in Gold and Blue.

In his final year at West Virginia, Douglas led the nation with eight interceptions, including one returned 54-yards for a touchdown against BYU. He had an interception in four straight games, and a season-high two interceptions against Kansas. He also finished with 15 passes defended, good for third in the Big 12 Conference.

Douglas, 6-foot-2, 209 pounds, ended 2016 with 70 total tackles (49 solo), a sack, 3.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble.

The cornerback was a unanimous All-Big 12 First team selection and was named to eight All-American teams. Douglas is the 18th player WVU Head Coach Dana Holgorsen has sent to the NFL since 2012.

Douglas joins former WVU running back Wendell Smallwood in Philadelphia.

The 2017 NFL Draft continues on Saturday at noon. Make sure to stick with wvillustrated.com for the latest updates.

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