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Hope Bobcats Standout Drafted by Denver Broncos

By Dale Gathright, Jr., 04/25/20 11:55 AM


ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO — With their final pick of the third round, the Denver Broncos added Arkansas defensive lineman McTelvin Agim, a standout alumni of the Hope High Bobcats.

Agim was the 95th-overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft and one of the last choices in the third round.

As a Razorback, Agim appeared in 42 career games and tallied 140 total tackles, 31 tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks and six forced fumbles.

He recorded 18.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks over his final two seasons.

When Agim got the call from John Elway, he was in his car. It had been a long night, and as it dragged on, he walked to his car for a moment alone.

He sat in the seat, not intending to go anywhere, and now he’ll be going far away to begin his professional football career for the man he watched win Super Bowls in classic games on NFL Network.

“Just being able to hear John Elway, somebody I’ve been able to watch all of those times on NFL Network,” Agim said Friday, “just watching him go and win games, watching the Super Bowl wins he has and watching the picks he’s been picking — just to be one of those picks, it means so much to me because I feel like he believes in me and that’s something I greatly appreciate.”

Agim, the Arkansas Razorbacks’ leader in sacks in 2019, earned bids to the East-West Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl, where he was a standout prospect because of his pass-rush skills.