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No players from Iowa selected during opening round of NFL draft

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ARLINGTON, Texas (KWWL) -

Two Iowa Hawkeyes had high hopes on the first night of the National Football League's draft, hoping to hear their names called in their initial step to playing on Sundays.

Both Josh Jackson and James Daniels will have to wait one more day for that priceless moment.

The former Hawkeyes had been forecast as possible first round picks, but both went undrafted throughout the first 32 selections of the 2018 draft at AT&T Stadium in the Dallas area on Thursday.

Jackson was a consensus All-American cornerback for the Hawkeyes in 2017, leading all of college football with eight interceptions. His highlight-reel interception against Ohio State during Iowa's upset of the then-No. 6 Buckeyes served as a signature moment of Jackson's college career. Jackson tied a school record with three total interceptions against OSU during that game in Kinnick Stadium last November 4.

Daniels, meanwhile, starred as the centerpiece of Iowa's offensive line in recent seasons. He played center at an All-Big Ten League level in 2017.

Both will now wait for the call during Friday's second and third rounds, along with teammates hoping to go pro including linebacker Josey Jewell and running back Akrum Wadley.

Standout wide receivers at Iowa State (Allen Lazard) and Northern Iowa (Daurice Fountain) are also favorites to hear their names called into the NFL ranks before the seven-round draft concludes on Saturday.

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