LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Former Nebraska center Cameron Jurgens was selected in the 2nd round of the NFL Draft on Friday night by the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Beatrice native was taken 51st overall & the 19th pick of the 2nd round. Jurgens becomes the highest Husker selected since Prince Amukamara went in the 1st round to the Giants in the 2011 draft. He's the first NU center selected since Richie Incognito in 2005.
"He can be a guy that can step right in very quickly in his career," said ESPN analyst Mel Kiper following the pick. "Technically sound & a guy that has a lot of physical ability."
Jurgens started 31 of his final 32 games at NU & was named 3rd Team All-Big Ten by the conference coaches.
He originally came to Nebraska as a tight end but switched positions in 2018.
Jurgens joins Cam Taylor-Britt as Huskers were selected in Friday's 2nd round after Taylor-Britt was taken by the Bengals with the 60th overall pick.