FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas graduated defensive tackle McTelvin “Sosa” Agim became the first Razorback taken in the NFL draft. On Friday Agim was selected in the third round by the Denver Broncos.
A 4-year Razorbacks letterman originally from Texarkana, Texas and graduating high school on the Arkansas side of the line at Hope, Agim was the 95th player chosen in the 3-day draft concluding with Saturday’s fourth through seventh rounds.
Playing both defensive end and defensive tackle his first three Razorbacks seasons and captaining the 2020 Razorbacks while strictly at tackle, Agim totaled 49 games under former Razorbacks coaches Bret Bielema and Chad Morris and started amassing 148 tackles, 31.5 for lost yardage including 14 sacks. Academically Agim achieved his UA degree in three years.
At 6-3, 300, Agim displayed strength, speed and durability playing all 49 games that Arkansas played from 2016-2019.
On Twitter, Broncos General Manager and former NFL Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway posted Agim: “”has a lot of top traits as a player and person. He’s a good inside pass rusher with double-digit sacks for his career and was also very impressive in All-Star Games.”
Though the Razorbacks struggled 2-10 and 2-10 the past two seasons, Agim’s play still stood out to NFL scouts. His stock then rose significantly after performing well in the East-West and Senior Bowl postseason all-star games.