Duke Shelley’s senior season at Kansas State didn’t go the way he wanted. He flew under the radar through the whole NFL draft process and wound up falling to the Bears in the sixth round.
Now that he’s been through it all, he wouldn’t have it any other way.
Shelley shared his thoughts about his journey on Twitter.
I got hurt. Missed the last 5 games of my senior year. No bowl game no Sr bowl game, no combine invite. Which led me to be playing for the best D & team in the NFL. Non of that would have been possible if I would have finished my Sr year. God works in mysterious ways— Ocho 8⃣ (@DukeSaysGo) May 27, 2019
He made the most out of the one opportunity he did have to work out in front of NFL scouts with a 4.46 40-yard dash at the Kansas State Pro Day.
Shelley still recorded three interceptions and nine pass breakups in the seven games he played as a senior, but he couldn’t cap off his college career on the high note he wanted.
He may not have gotten the pre-draft attention he wanted, but now that he’s in Chicago, he doesn’t seem to mind anymore.