CLEMSON, S.C. — Cornerback Trayvon Mullen became Clemson’s fourth selection in the 2019 NFL Draft on Friday, going to the Oakland Raiders early in Day 2 with the No. 40 overall selection. Clemson’s four selections in Rounds 1-2 in 2019 tied the program’s output in the 2016 NFL Draft for the most in the first two rounds of a single draft in school history.
Mullen will join defensive end Clelin Ferrell with the Raiders following Ferrell’s selection by Oakland with the No. 4 overall pick on Thursday. Prior to Thursday, it had been nine years since the Raiders had last selected a Clemson product, dating back to the team’s selection of Jacoby Ford in 2010. The Raiders then took the pair of Ferrell and Mullen in a span of 24 hours, selecting a Clemson duo in a single draft for the first time in franchise history.
Inclusive of all franchises, the selections of Mullen and Ferrell represent the 17th time in school history that a pair of Clemson teammates have been drafted by the same NFL team in a single draft. Clemson teammates have now been selected by a single team seven times since the adoption of the seven-round format in 1994, including two pairs in 1998 and single pairs in 2003, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019.
Mullen also became the 13th defensive back to have played for Head Coach Dabo Swinney to be drafted into the NFL. His selection gives Clemson at least one draft pick at defensive back in nine of the last 11 drafts.