The easiest thing for a potential draft pick to do is to have their phone available for when a team might call them to let them know they will be selecting them in the NFL Draft.
That presented a problem for the Jacksonville Jaguars over the weekend.
When the Jaguars tried to call Pittsburgh safety Erick Hallett to inform him that they had selected him in the sixth round of the 2023 NFL draft Saturday, the team couldn’t reach the safety right away.
“One guy we couldn’t get on the phone,” Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke said, via Jags Wire. “I believe it was … let me see if I can recall. I think it was Erick Hallett.”
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According to general manager Trent Baalke and head coach Doug Pederson, Jacksonville reached out to Hallett to let him know they’d selected him at pick No. 208, however, they got sent to voicemail twice.
“Went straight to voice mail,” Doug Pederson added. “Twice.”
Baalke stated they eventually got ahold of the young player and he was thrilled to finally connect with the Jacksonville franchise.
“Once he got on the phone, he was fired up,” Baalke said.
Hallett has yet to comment on what actually happened during the moment that Baalke and Pederson initially tried to reach him.
The former Pitt safety totaled 170 total tackles, eight interceptions, 32 passes defended, four forced fumbles, and four fumble recoveries during 49 games in his collegiate career.
He will now be on a Jacksonville Jags team that turned up their play last year and made the playoffs. They would then make a furious comeback to defeat the Los Angeles Chargers in the playoffs.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.