Bernstine Goes to Washington in 7th Round

April 28, 2012

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa defensive back Jordan Bernstine was selected by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft Saturday. Bernstine is the sixth Iowa player selected in the 2012 draft and the 51st Hawkeye player to be drafted under Kirk Ferentz.

Detroit selected OL Riley Reiff in the first round, DL Mike Daniels was a fourth round selection of the Green Bay Packers, OL Adam Gettis was a fifth round selection of the Washington Redskins, DB Shaun Prater was taken in the fifth round by Cincinnati and Marvin McNutt, Jr. was a sixth round selection of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Bernstine (5-11, 205) appeared in 12 games with 11 starts in 2011. He recorded 44 solo tackles, assisted on 45 tackles, recorded three tackles for loss and one quarterback sack. His 7.4 tackles per game ranked 10th in the Big Ten.

Bernstine was one of 11 true freshmen to see action in 2007 after a successful prep career at Des Moines Lincoln. He missed some time due to injury, including the entire 2009 season, but returned to the field in 2010 and is now the 11th defensive back drafted by the NFL under Kirk Ferentz.

During his career, Bernstine helped the Hawkeyes appear in four consecutive bowl games, as Iowa claimed wins in the 2009 Outback Bowl (South Carolina), 2010 Orange Bowl (Georgia Tech) and 2010 Insight Bowl (Missouri) before being defeated in the 2011 Insight Bowl (Oklahoma). Iowa posted a 35-17 record over the past four seasons.

With Bernstine being the sixth Iowa player selected in the 2012 draft, Iowa has had 18 players selected in the last three years. That is the highest three-year total in the history of the Iowa program. Iowa had 16 players selected between 1956-58 and again between 1958-60.

2012 NFL Draft
Round 1 Riley Reiff Detroit Offensive line
Round 4 Mike Daniels Green Bay Defensive Line
Round 5 Adam Gettis Washington Offensive Line
Round 5 Shaun Prater Cincinnati Defensive Back
Round 6 Marvin McNutt Philadelphia Wide Receiver
Round 7 Jordan Bernstine Washington Defensive Back
2011 NFL Draft
Round 1 Adrian Clayborn Tampa Bay Defensive end
Round 4 Christian Ballard Minnesota Defensive line
Round 5 Ricky Stanzi Kansas City Quarterback
Round 5 Karl Klug Tennessee Defensive line
Round 5 Julian Vandervelde Philadelphia Offensive line
Round 6 Tyler Sash New York Giants Defensive back
2010 NFL Draft
Round 1 Bryan Bulaga Green Bay Offensive line
Round 2 Pat Angerer Indianapolis Linebacker
Round 3 Amari Spievey Detroit Defensive back
Round 3 Tony Moeaki Kansas City Tight end
Round 4 A.J. Edds Miami Linebacker
Round 7 Kyle Calloway Buffalo Offensive line
2009 NFL Draft
Round 3 Shonn Greene New York Jets Running back
Round 3 Bradley Fletcher St. Louis Defensive back
Round 4 Seth Olsen Denver Offensive line
Round 6 Brandon Myers Oakland Tight end
2008 NFL Draft
Round 3 Charles Godfrey Carolina Defensive back
Round 4 Kenny Iwebema Arizona Defensive end
Round 6 Mike Humpal Pittsburgh Linebacker
2007 NFL Draft
Round 3 Marshal Yanda Baltimore Offensive line
Round 4 Scott Chandler San Diego Tight end
Round 7 Mike Elgin New England Offensive line
2006 NFL Draft
Round 1 Chad Greenway Minnesota Linebacker
Round 3 Abdul Hodge Green Bay Linebacker
2005 NFL Draft
Round 2 Matt Roth Miami Defensive end
Round 2 Jonathan Babineaux Atlanta Defensive line
Round 4 Sean Considine Philadelphia Defensive back
Round 6 Tony Jackson Seattle Tight end
Round 6 Pete McMahon Oakland Offensive line
2004 NFL Draft
Round 1 Robert Gallery Oakland Offensive line
Round 2 Bob Sanders Indianapolis Defensive back
Round 3 Nate Kaeding San Diego Place kicker
Round 7 Jared Clauss Tennessee Defensive line
Round 7 Erik Jensen St. Louis Tight end
2003 NFL Draft
Round 1 Dallas Clark Indianapolis Tight end
Round 2 Eric Steinbach Cincinnati Offensive line
Round 2 Bruce Nelson Carolina Center
Round 5 Derek Pagel New York Jets Defensive back
Round 5 Ben Sobieski Buffalo Offensive line
2002 NFL Draft
Round 2 Ladell Betts Washington Running back
Round 5 Aaron Kampman Green Bay Defensive line
Round 6 Kahlil Hill Atlanta Wide receiver
2001 NFL Draft
Round 6 Kevin Kasper Denver Wide receiver
2000 NFL Draft
Round 5 Austin Wheatley New Orleans Tight end
Round 6 Matt Bowen St. Louis Defensive back