Former Syracuse players Delone Carter and Doug Hogue were selected in the fourth and fifth rounds of the NFL draft, while offensive lineman Ryan Bartholomew and linebacker Derrell Smith went undrafted.
The Indianapolis Colts selected Carter with the 22nd pick of the fourth round. Carter ranked third on the Syracuse all-time rushing yards record list with 3,104 yards. The Colts have several runningbacks on the roster, including Joseph Addai, Donald Brown, Mike Hart, Javarris James and Dominic Rhodes.
A round later, the Detroit Lions used the 26th pick of the fifth round to select Hogue. In his senior season at SU, Hogue notched 95 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions.
But Bartholomew and Smith, both projected as possible late-round selections, didn’t hear their name called. Both had severed as team captains for Syracuse’s 8-5 season, culminating in a win in the Pinstripe Bowl.
They will both enter the free agent pool, although an NFL lockout has has complicated the start date to the 2011-12 NFL season.