Deion Sanders is not happy about what transpired during the NFL Draft.
The 2021 NFL Draft has come and gone and zero HBCU players were drafted, which marked the ninth time since 2000 there have been no players selected from HBCUs.
Sanders, who is the head coach at Jackson State University, took major issue with this development, so he took to Instagram and voiced his opinion on it.
“And we have the Audacity to Hate on one another while our kids are being NEGLECTED & REJECTED. I witnessed a multitude of kids that we played against that were more than qualified to be drafted. My prayers are that This won’t EVER happen again. Get yo knife out my back and fight with me not against me!”
Last season, only one HBCU player was drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft as LaChavious Simmons of Tennessee State came off the board in the seventh round.
Some legends in NFL history that came from an HBCU include Steve McNair, Walter Payton, Jerry Rice, Michael Strahan, and Shannon Sharpe.