Football: Vereen goes 56th

Shane Vereen has been selected by the New England Patriots with the 56th pick in the draft (24th pick of the second round). ‘This is a bit higher than most expected and one spot higher than Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure, whom many experts ranked ahead of Vereen.

Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.

  • milo

    How many RBs does that make from Cal that has made it to the NFL in the Tedford era? I think Tedford and Gould should get labeled RB gurus. Gould in particular has groomed these guys exceptionally well. Hope the next group can hold up the tradition.

  • Calduke

    Chris Conte went to the Chi Bears

  • Calduke

    Off the Subject, but,

    The Cal Bears may have started a recruiting trend;

    the Combo Offer;
    it started with K ALLEN-MAYNARD-HARRIS
    Then Ariz St 3-4 offers to Long Beach Poly recruits to get their key recruit

    Now, the Bears have made offers to 3 Don Bosco Prep, New Jersey, recruits.

  • Bears

    Vereen made the right move leaving with one year left.
    Has his degree, 2nd round draft pick and with a strong organization and good team.
    I thought he should have come back but obviously was wrong.
    Here’s to Shane, congrats and well deserved!
    Pretty cool Conte went in the 3rd round, another great draft for the California program.
    Go Bears

  • gomarinos

    Congratulations, Shane! You carried Cal last season, and absolutely deserves to play for a winning organization such as NE at the next level! You always remain as a great Golden Bear!!