The 2019 NFL Draft concluded with no Liberty players getting picked, but this past weekend three former Flames had tryouts with NFL teams as part of the rookie minicamp. Julio Lozano had a tryout with the New Orleans Saints while Corbin Jackson and Chris Turner each had tryouts with the Washington Redskins.
Lozano started the last 22 games at left tackle for Liberty after transferring from Kilgore College. The JUCO product turned heads during postseason workouts leading up to the draft as he started to make some noise and had many wondering if he wouldn’t be a late round draft pick. Jackson was one of the more experienced Flames in uniform last season, as he had over 40 starts during his career. Turner was kicked off Liberty’s football team for a violation of team rules prior to the start of his senior season as he was forced to transfer to Division II Charleston in West Virginia for the 2018 season. At Charleston, Turner played in 8 games and recorded 1 interceptions and 3 pass breakups.
Lozano was one of 74 who got the opportunity to tryout with the Saints. Jackson and Turner were two of 69 players working out with the Redskins, and they were joined by former Liberty quarterback Josh Woodrum who recently inked a deal with the Redskins after the Alliance of American Football folded.
The next hurdle for each of these to clear is find a spot on the 90 man rosters as NFL teams head toward training camp.