Pitt wide receiver Derek Kinder was selected by the Chicago Bears in the seventh round of today's NFL draft. Kinder was the 42nd pick of the seventh round and the 251st player out of 256 players selected in the draft.
One other player of local interest, Liberty tailback Rashad Jennings, was selected in the seventh round as well. Jennings, who began his career at Pitt and then transferred to Liberty, was picked by Jacksonville one spot ahead of Kinder.
Also, Pitt long snapper Mark Estermyer (Blackhawk High School) is expected to sign a free agent contract with the Steelers.
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