While no USF football players were selected in the 2019 NFL Draft, the program can technically claim one undrafted free agent signing in this cycle (so far) as former tight end Kano Dillon signed with Washington on Saturday.
Transferring to Oregon as a grad transfer last spring, the Dillon played in nine games for the Ducks in 2018, hauling in eight catches for 110 yards and two touchdowns.
A member of the now legendary 2014 recruiting class, the 6’5”, 265 pound Ocala native broke out as a redshirt freshman in 2015, setting the school single-game record for receiving yards by a tight end with 126 yards on four receptions and a touchdown in his debut versus FAMU.
Beginning the 2016 campaign as a Mackey Award candidate, Elkanah totaled eight catches for 172 yards and two touchdowns in eleven games, one of those scores being the game-winning TD in overtime of the 2016 Birmingham Bowl.
Still splitting tight end duties with Mitchell Wilcox in 2017, he caught 11 passes for 119 yards in his final year in Tampa before graduating and taking his talents out west to Eugene, OR.
According to his prospect profile on NFL.com, he had a grade of 4.85 (should be in an NFL camp).
NFL analyst Lance Zierlein:
Dillon flashed some blocking potential at the Shrine game practices, but the effort level and consistency to sustain is hit or miss. He’s athletic and has adequate speed in open space, but hasn’t shown any signs of becoming a pass catcher. Will make it into a camp based purely on his traits in the hopes a team can unlock a level of play worthy of a roster spot.