Tuesday, May 1, 2007
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Three more Gwinnett products found NFL homes on Sunday when Mansfield Wrotto and David Irons were selected in the draft's final day and Darius Walker signed a free-agent contract.
Wrotto, a Brookwood grad, was selected in the fourth round (No. 124 overall) by the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. A versatile lineman who played mostly defensive line at Georgia Tech, Wrotto is projected as an offensive guard in the NFL.
Irons got good news on Sunday, a day after brother Kenny was picked in the second round by the Cincinnati Bengals. The Dacula grad and former Auburn cornerback was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the sixth round (No. 194 overall).
"Now he's a hometown guy and he's in a great situation with the Falcons' need at secondary," said David Irons Sr., David's father and a former Detroit Lion.
The brothers get to face off Aug. 27 in the Georgia Dome, when Kenny's Bengals travel to Atlanta to play David and the Falcons.
Walker left Notre Dame after his junior season, leaving the chance to break some impressive school records behind. The Buford grad hoped to be a high pick in the draft, but he wasn't selected and settled for signing a free-agent contract with the Chicago Bears on Sunday.