The seventh-year seniors of the 2022 NFL draft

By his own admission, Luc Bequette was the “butt end of all the old-guy jokes” from his teammates at California last season. Unsurprisingly the 24-year-old defensive lineman received countless new nicknames along these same punchlines too. “Some were pretty creative, like the Professor, or Ph.D.,” Bequette says. As for others? “The freshmen called me Grandpa. But I always had to remind them that if a senior is a grandpa, and a fifth-year senior is a great-grandpa, and a sixth is a great-great, then I’m really more like their great-great-great grandpa. “

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