The fourth-ever UCF alumnus to be picked in the first round of the NFL Draft, Knights cornerback Mike Hughes went to the Minnesota Vikings Thursday night as the 30th 2018 draft pick.

Hughes had one of the highest stocks on the 2017 squad and plenty of highlight reels to go with it – not to mention Hughes’ field-length return for a touchdown against the USF Bulls in the final moments, securing a win in the “best game in college football” in 2017.

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Hughes is the highest drafted defensive player in university history and follows Daunte Culpepper (1999, 11th overall), Blake Bortles (2014, 3rd overall) and Breshad Perriman (2015, 26th overall), according to UCF.

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