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Veikune drafted in 2nd round; Ingram hopeful

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Jake Ingram Jake Ingram

By Jason Tang - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - David Veikune is trading in his green, black and white uniform, for one that is seal brown, burnt orange and white, as the Cleveland Browns pick up the former Warrior in the 2nd round of this year's NFL draft.

Veikune spent the day golfing with friends and family. He had just shanked a ball on the 13th hole at the Mililani country club, when the call came in. Veikune says he's anxious to get back on the football field, and believe it or not, he's excited to go to Ohio despite the different climate.

"It's going to be cold, but just buy some warm clothes and stay in doors. I'm just so happy that I'm going to go to Ohio, because that's where a lot of my family is from, my mother's side, I just haven't been able to see him because they're all the way over in Canton, so I'll definitely spend a lot of time with my family over there. So my dreams are finally coming true and I'm just so happy," said Veikune.

Former Hawaii long snapper Jake Ingram is hoping he'll be that happy soon too, but if the Mililani native isn't drafted, it won't be because of his skill, rather because of his position. He's one of the top long snappers, if not the top snapper in the country, but not many get drafted. Either way he's ready to prove himself.

"If I get drafted, I get drafted, if not I gotta go to a camp and prove myself and step up because all the hype around being the best in your position really goes out the window as soon as you step into camp, because you still gotta prove yourself on a daily basis," said Ingram.

Rounds three through seven of the NFL draft continue on Sunday.

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