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Three UConn players chosen in third round of NFL Draft

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 From left: Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Sio Moore and Trevardo Williams. (AP Photo)

The suspense lasted for one and a half nights, but then the flood gates opened on UConn players in the NFL Draft.

Three Huskies  were selected within the first eight picks of the third round tonight.

Cornerback Dwayne Gratz was the first UConn player to come off the board. He was chosen with the second pick of the third round (64th overall) by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Gratz made 53 tackles and 3 interceptions for the Huskies this season.

Outside linebacker Sio Moore was taken by the Oakland Raiders with the 66th pick. Moore made a couple of new fans last week when he was visiting Foot Locker and bought a pair of sneakers for a 7-year old on his birthday.  He made 72 tackles and put up 8 sacks for the Huskies last season.

The Tennessee Titans chose cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson with the 70th overall pick. Blidi made 46 tackles and came up with one interception last season for UConn.

Also expecting to be chosen at some point are defensive end Trevardo Williams, tight end Ryan Griffin and receiver Nick Williams.

Trevardo Williams was projected as a second-to-fourth round pick, while Griffin and Nick Williams are hoping to be chosen in the late rounds.