Ukeme Eligwe   #45 LB

Height: 6-2   Weight: 239   Age: 25

Born: 4/27/1994 Atlanta , GA

College: Georgia Southern

Experience: 2nd season

High School: Stone Mountain HS [GA]









Draft 2017

Pick No.183

Selected By: Kansas City Chiefs

Round: 5

Pick (Overall): 40 (183)

Pick Analysis: One of the top 50 high school players in the country in 2012, Ukeme Eligwe (pronounced ew-KIM-ay ee-LEEG-way) went to Florida State to begin his college career. He was a contributor as a redshirt freshman on the Seminoles’ BCS championship team in 2013 (28 tackles, team-leading 10 on special teams, two sacks), but played in just two games due to a foot injury the following year and was dismissed for violating team rules after the season. He was granted a medical redshirt for that season but decided to leave for the NFL Draft after 2016, his only season playing for the GSU Eagles. Eligwe was an honorable mention All-Sun Belt pick last fall, leading the team with 104 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, and three forced fumbles.


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  1. Chiefs select Ukeme Eligwe No. 183 in the 2017 NFL Draft

    Published: April 29, 2017 at 03:54 p.m.

    Senior airman Jennifer Blanchard announces the Kansas City Chiefs selection of Georgia Southern linebacker Ukeme Eligwe in Round 5 with the No. 183 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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