After quiet Friday, Ellington, Goodman, others hoping for better Saturday

The NFL will conclude its 2013 draft with rounds 4-7, beginning at noon

Football pro timing day - Malliciah Goodman

Football pro timing day - Malliciah Goodman

After a quiet Friday, a hopeful group of former Clemson football players will be waiting for phone calls and watching the NFL draft board today as the league wraps up its 2013 draft with rounds 4-6.

Running back Andre Ellington and defensive end Malliciah Goodman, who had received some mention as high as the third round, waited in vain on Friday and as NFL teams completed rounds 2-3.

Selections resume at noon today.

In addition to Ellington and Goodman, those available include offensive center Dalton Freeman, safety Rashard Hall, tight end Brandon Ford, wide receiver Jaron Brown and linebacker Tig Willard.

So far, linemen have ruled the draft.

No running back was taken in the first round. North Carolina's Gio Bernard ended up being the first back taken, with the sixth pick of the second round by the Bengals. Four more running backs were taken in the second round - Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell by the Steelers (47), Wisconsin's Montee Bell by the Broncos (58), Alabama's Eddie Lacy by the Packers (61), and Texas A&M's Christine Michael by the Seahawks (62).

Just one back was taken in the first round - Arkansas' Knile Davis by the Chiefs (96).

So far, 10 defensive ends have been selected, while 16 offensive lineman have been picked. Just one center - Wisconsin's Travis Frederick - has been chosen.

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