April 25, 2004
Former Duke standout Drew Strojny was selected in the seventh round in the 2004 NFL Draft by the New York Giants on Sunday afternoon. Strojny was taken with the 203rd overall pick.
A 6-7, 327-pound offensive tackle, Strojny is the first NFL Draft choice from Duke since Chris Combs was a sixth round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2000.
"The whole process is so nerve-wracking," Strojny said. "It is a huge relief, and very exciting. To be honest, I really didn't care where I went but this has worked out for the best. New York is close to home so I'll be near my family. I spoke with Coach (Tom) Coughlin and he said they were excited to have me."
Strojny played in 46 career games at Duke with 43 starting assignments. A two-year team captain and twice Duke's Outstanding Offensive Lineman, the Wrentham, Mass., native was on the field for 3,075 snaps during his Blue Devil career. In addition, Strojny was twice named to the Academic All-ACC Football Team.