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West Caldwell Football Star Set to Be Drafted by NFL Team

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ – A Seton Hall Preparatory School graduate from West Caldwell is on pace to be selected in this week’s NFL Draft.

Connor Wujciak, a 23-year-old who played defensive tackle Boston College Football, entered the draft as a seventh-round pick. If not selected, Wujciak will be signed as a post-draft rookie free agent. The NFL Draft began Thursday night in Chicago with the first round. The second and third rounds are on Friday, with the last four rounds taking place on Saturday. 

Wujciak comes from a family of football players. His older brother plays for the Philadelphia Eagles and was a three-time All-ACC linebacker at Maryland, according to NFL.com. His father also played in college as an offensive linebacker for Notre Dame’s 1973 championship team.

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The 6’2”, 291 lbs. defensive tackle put on an impressive show at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis in February.

According to Wujciak’s draft prospect profile on NFL.com, his strengths include coming off the ball with low, square pad level and maintaining it, and never allowing a broken tackle over four years. The draft prospect profile also states that his lack of girth limits his effectiveness and production. However, what Wujciak lacks in size, he makes up for in toughness. 

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