LI natives Jawhar Jordan, Dylan Laube both picked in 6th round of NFL draft


Two more Long Island natives will be joining third-round pick Matt Goncalves in the National Football League.

Louisville running back Jawhar Jordan, a Farmingdale native, was selected by the Houston Texans with the No. 205 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft on Saturday.

Then, just three picks later, the Las Vegas Raiders scooped up University of New Hampshire product Dylan Laube of Westhampton at pick No. 208.

Both were in the sixth round. Laube is also a running back. Scroll down to learn more about each player.

Click here to read all about Goncalves and see his reaction after being drafted by the Colts.

Dylan Laube

Hometown: Westhampton

The do-it-all running back from the East End saw his draft stock rise after an impressive combine and performance at the 2024 Senior Bowl.

“He’s a very capable pass-catcher with the ability to run a variety of routes out of the backfield or from the slot,” writes analyst Lance Zierlein. “While Laube won’t blow NFL teams away as a runner, his potential to return kicks and compete for a role on third downs should give him a leg up in a battle for a roster spot.”

Laube had an incredibly productive career at the University of New Hampshire, earning multiple high honors including First-team Associated Press FCS All-American All-Purpose his senior season. In his final season as a Wildcat, he led the FCS with 2,095 all-purpose yards and tied for second in touchdowns with 18. He also holds nine school records at UNH.

At Westhampton Beach High School, he darted for 2,680 yards his senior season, leading his squad to the 2017 Long Island Class III championship. He also co-won the Hansen Award, the trophy for best player in Suffolk County, with Ruckert.

Check out a full interview with Laube below. The interview begins at 6:45.

Jawhar Jordan

Hometown: Farmingdale

This explosive Farmingale-born running back led the backfield at the University of Louisville last season. While projects him as a priority undrafted free agent, other outlets, such as Bleacher Report, see him being plucked in Round 6 or 7.

“Jordan runs with good vision and great processing, making smart cuts and taking the most efficient routes he can,” said Zierlein. “He can compete for third-down reps and has above-average talent as a kick returner.”

Despite a nagging hamstring injury in his final season as a Cardinal, Jordan finished second in the ACC in rushing yards with 1,128. The Syracuse transfer also tacked on 13 rushing touchdowns, tied for third in the ACC.

After spending part of his childhood in Farmingdale, he moved to Arizona where he would star at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Ariz.

In high school, he lettered all four years, while rushing for 1,774 yards with 27 touchdowns as a senior. He was the No. 13 ranked running back prospect in 2018, according to

Top: Jawhar Jordan, left, (credit:, and Dylan Laube (courtesy photo).

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