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Wake Forest Players head to the NFL

Wake Forest had 2 players drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft. More went on to get signed after the draft.
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Wake Forest offensive lineman Justin Herron (75) plays against Boston College during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Boston, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Wake Forest had 2 players drafted in 2020.

Round 5, No. 178th: Justin Strnad, linebacker, Denver Broncos

Round 6, No. 195th: Justin Herron, offensive lineman, New England Patriots

Justin Strnad has 244 total tackles, 8 sacks, and 4 interceptions in 4 seasons.

His senior season was cut short after he got injured with a torn bicep tendon, but he was able to make it to the NFL Combine. 

Justin Herron set a record with 51 starts. He earned All- ACC Academic team honors two times.

Herron was also invited to the NFL Combine. 

This is the fourth consecutive year a Wake Forest player has been drafted. 

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After the draft, more Demon Deacons were signed to teams. 

Jake Benzinger is an offensive lineman who signed with the Arizona Cardinals.

Kendall Hinton is a wide receiver who signed with the Dever Broncos. He will join Strnad.

Amari Henderson is a defensive back who signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Scotty Washington is a wide receiver who signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Dom Maggio is a punter who signed with the Baltimore Ravens. 

Nate Gilliam is an offensive lineman who signed with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Essang Bassey is a defensive back who signed with Dever Broncos, joining Hinton and Strnad.