George a 5th round pick to the Jets

Earlier this week, Jeremiah George told that he thought he would be taken anywhere from the fifth to seventh rounds of this weekend’s NFL Draft. 

Chalk this up as a best-case scenario for the former Cyclone linebacker. George, who led the Big 12 in tackles as a senior, was taken with the 14th pick in the fifth round Saturday by the New York Jets. 

“He plays hard," ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay said about George. "He’s not a striker as a tackler but is a very reliable tackler in space. He does all of the little things right."

George marks the fourth Cyclone to be drafted in the last five years. In New York, he will join fellow former Cyclone Jeremy Reeves who was signed by the Jets earlier this offseason. 

As of 2 p.m. on Saturday, former Cyclone punter Kirby Van Der Kamp had not been selected. 

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Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.