The Top 100 Rookies: Not Invited to Last Year’s 2018 NFL Combine

Over 300+ players participate in the NFL Combine in-front of every NFL scout and fan in the country. The Combine is always extremely important and beneficial cause  it allows each prospect the opportunity to showcase their athletic abilities, as well as a chance to get to know them individually in-person.

The issue is while there are so many talented prospects, with only room for so many. The Scouting Committee that puts together the invitation list makes sure they are identifying the best possible pool of talent for each position, while ensuring that players who have the chance to be drafted attends the combine. The Committee has made a ton of misjudgments on players which has forced so many players to have to rely upon their pro days.

I’m not here to attack the Committee’s evaluation whatsoever… This article’s purpose is to highlight the fact that there is a surplus of incredibly-talented football players, and it is more than the Combine can hold. We will again see another 200+ players perform in-front of us this weekend. While it does for sure seem like an overwhelming amount; there are still so many talented players who will make it in the league, but do not receive an invitation to the NFL Combine.

I’ve presented a list of 100 rookies that were not invited to last season’s NFL Combine. The players are separated by position and have a brief introduction description about each player.

The idea is to exemplify a list of 100 players that all possess the pure talent to make it in the NFL. These individuals will continue to defy the odds; while some already have began and continue to do so. If you’re a prospect who doesn’t receive an invitation; don’t feel discouraged because there are still plenty of opportunities to prove yourself.

Scouts also should not focus just strictly on players who have participated in the Combine. You have focus on every prospect’s Pro Day’s in order to fully analyze the data of each potential prospect coming into the league. If you do not, you will miss out on the “diamond-in-the-rough” such as Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay.

Quarterbacks:

  1. Luis Perez: Perez, currently is the starting QB for the AAF franchise Birmingham Iron. Before his stint with the Iron, he spent time playing in the preseason for the Los Angeles Rams and has garnered a ton of attention from NFL teams.
  2. Kyle Allen: A backup QB for the Carolina Panthers. Allen started in Week 17 in relief to when Cam Newton injured his shoulder (20-31, 266 Yds, 2 TD, 0 Int).
  3. John Wolford: Wolford is the starting QB for the Arizona Hotshots (AAF). He spent time on the New York Jets practice squad during the regular season.

Running Backs:

  1. Phillip Lindsay: It’s unbelievable how he was not drafted, but it’s even worse that he was not even one of the 20+ RB’s invited to the NFL combine… Go check out my article on Phillip Lindsay to read more about the absurdity of the situation.
  2. Gus Edwards: Edwards, was the starting running back for the Baltimore Ravens. “Gus Bus” finished 5th in rushing yards amongst rookies after he was promoted to a starting role in relief of Alex Collins. Edwards carried the ball 137 times for 718 yards, averaging an impressive 5.2 per carry and 2 touchdowns. He originally played ball at Miami University, before transferring his senior year to Rutgers.
  3. Ito Smith: Utilized as a change-of-pace back for the Atlanta Falcons when Devonta went down with an injury. Smith was drafted in the 4th round and finished 11th in rush yds (315) with 4 touchdowns. The former Southern Miss product also finished 5th in rookie receptions for a RB with 27 Rec. 152 Yds (5.6 avg.).
  4. Trenton Cannon: Cannon was as a third-down back for the New York Jets this season and was selected in the 6th round from Virginia State. Despite only rushing for 13 yards, he had a rushing touchdown and finished 9th in total receptions for a rookie-RB with 17 catches for 144 yards (8.5 avg.).
  5. Mike Boone: The Minnesota Vikings RB had an tremendous Pro-Day posting a 40-time of a 4.44, 6.95 in the 3-cone drill, 42″ vertical, 11’7″ broad jump. Compared to the other RB prospects at the Combine; Boone would have had the best vertical and broad jumps, and third in the 40 Yd. He finished his rookie season with 11 carries for 47 Yds.
  6. Shaun Wilson: Wilson was undrafted out of Duke University, but he immediately demonstrated his athletic traits which definitely caught the attention of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following the draft. Wilson, ran a 4.46 at his pro day and an impressive 6.9 in the 3-cone; would have been tied for 3rd-fastest at the Combine. Wilson saw some time receiving 6 carries for 29 yards.
  7. Keith Ford: Ford is a 5-10, 220 lb. plays for the Buffalo Bills after going undrafted from Texas A&M. He received 21 carries in the last two games of the regular season, totaling for 79 yards.
  8. Gregory Howell: An undrafted FA out of Florida Atlantic earned a spot on the Houston Texans active roster. Howell, an intriguing back is a guy who offers a powerful rushing attack and utilizes his big 6 foot, 220 pound frame.
  9. Dontrell Hilliard: The former Tulane product successfully made the Cleveland Browns active roster. Hilliard ran an impressive 40-time of 4.42 at his Pro Day.
  10. Detrez Newsome: Newsome played collegiately at the FBS-school Western Carolina. Newsome signed with the Los Angeles Charges and received 11 carries for 49 yards.

Wide Receivers:

  1. Robert Foster: Foster 27-541-3 (20.0), 12th in rookie Rec for WR, Tied 7th in TD
  2. Keith Kirkwood: The 6 foot 2, 220 lb. receiver out of Temple University demonstrated his elite combination of size and speed at his pro day. Kirkwood has long arms at roughly 34-inches, he ran a 40-time of 4.45, and his vertical jump was 10’5″. Kirkwood made a contributing impact throughout the season for the New Orleans Saints, snagging 13 receptions for 209 yards (16.1 avg.) with two touchdowns receptions.
  3. Damion Ratley: Ratley was selected in the sixth round by the Cleveland Browns. He fell under-the-radar despite playing at a well-regarded University such as Texas A&M, most likely due to only having 47 receptions throughout his entire career. Ratley impressed Cleveland’s scouts with a 4.39 40-time,  and saw some playing time catching 13 passes this season for Cleveland.
  4. Daurice Fountain: Fountain, a fifth-round selection by the Indianapolis Colts was considered to be a major surprise when he wasn’t invited to last year’s Combine. Fountain coming out of Northern Iowa demonstrated all the necessary traits that an NFL scout is searching for in a WR prospect. At 6 foot 1, he has 34-inch arms, 79-inch wingspan, and posted a 42.5” vertical and 11’2” broad jump.
  5. Justin Watson: A former Ivy-League standout at the University of Pennsylvania was selected in the fifth round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  6. Russell Gage: Gage was selected in the sixth round by the Atlanta Falcons out of LSU. Gage became overlooked due to his surrounding of erratic inconsistent QB play in college, as well as being overshadowed from second round pick D.J. Chark.
  7. Trent Sherifield: The former Vanderbilt product posted a 4.45 at his Pro Day after earning 3rd-Team All-SEC honors. Sherifield finished 15th in total rookie receptions with 19 catches for 210, averaging 16.2 per catch, as well as scoring a touchdown.
  8. Derrick Willies: Willies spent his entire rookie season on the Cleveland Browns injured reserve. He possesses an unreal combination of size and athleticism. At 6-4, 205 lb. with 33″ arms, he posted crazy numbers in his jumps; 41-inch vertical, 11’2″ broad, and ran an impressive 6.84 in the 3-cone drill.
  9. Brandon Powell: Powell is a 5-8, 180 lb. slot receiver from the University of Florida. The Detroit Lions signed him following the draft, and he was was utilized in the slot throughout the season. His role was increased due to the trading away of starting slot-WR Golden Tate. Powell finished with 11 receptions for 129 yards.
  10. Cameron Batson: Baston, a superb-athlete who posted a 4.35 40-time and 39-inch vertical jump at his Pro Day. The Tennessee Titans were impressed with Baston’s athletic traits; his 6.69 3-cone demonstrated his quick route-running ability, which would have been 3rd-fastest at the Combine. Baston had 8 receptions for 82 (10.3 avg.) this season for the Titans.
  11. Vyncint Smith: Smith, a small-school product from Limestone garnered the Houston Texans attention following his ridiculous times he posted at his Pro Day. The 6-2 wide-out ran a 40-time of 4.38, 39.5” vertical and 10’10” broad jumps. Smith finished his rookie season with 5 receptions for 91 yards (13.0 avg.), with 1 TD.
  12. Jawill Davis: Davis earned a spot on the New York Giants active roster after signing as an undrafted FA out of Bethune Cookman. Davis immediately impressed the Giants coaching staff, and ended up finishing second amongst all rookies in total Kick Return Avg. (24.4). He ran a 4.38 40-time and 39” vertical jump at his Pro Day.
  13. Cam Sims: Sims, a lengthy 6-4 product from the University of Alabama. The Washington Redskins added Sims following the draft, and he ended up earning a spot on the active roster later in the season.
  14. Malik Turner: Turner, a 6-2 receiver from Illinois earned a spot during the season on the Seattle Seahawks active roster.
  15.  J.J. Jones: Jones is an undrafted receiver from West Georgia who flew under the radar despite displaying his elite speed at his pro day running a 4.35 40-time and 6.83 in the 3 Cone Drill.
  16. Khadarel Hodge: Hodge is a 6-2, 200 lb. product from a smaller school named Prairie View A&M. The Los Angeles Rams signed Hodge, where he eventually earned a spot on the active roster making contributions throughout special teams.
  17. Jeff Badet: Badet, spent this past season on the Minnesota Vikings practice squad. The former University of Oklahoma product demonstrated his athletic traits at his Pro Day, posting a blazing 4.34 40-time and a 39.5″ vertical jump.
  18. Saeed Blacknall: The former University of Penn State receiver slid under-the-radar due to a plethora of talented playmakers surrounding him on offense. Blacknall performed extremely well at his Pro Day, posting a 40-time of 4.37, 10’7” vertical, and an impressive 6.77 in the 3-cone drill.
  19. Austin Proehl: The Buffalo Bills selected former NFL WR Ricky Proehl’s son with the last selection of the 2018 NFL Drafting; coining him as “Mr. Irrelevent”. Proehl, was unable to stick on the Bills roster, but eventually signed with the Los Angeles Rams practice squad during the season.
  20. Chad Beebe: Much alike his legendary father Don Beebethe former NFL WR who appeared in 6 Super Bowls throughout his playing career, Chad has proven he is capable of playing in the NFL despite his size limitation. Beebe earned a spot on the Minnesota Vikings active roster, but was limited due to a hamstring injury.
  21. Da’Mari Scott: Buffalo Bills signed Scott after he was let go by the Cleveland Browns. Scott was promoted mid-season to Buffalo’s active roster.
  22. Darvin Kidsy: The Washington Redskins signed the former North Texas product.

Tight Ends:

  1. Jordan Franks: Franks, a member of the Cincinnati Bengals after going undrafted from the University of Central Florida (UCF). Franks ran an impressive 4.61 40-time, which would have been the second-fasted TE 40-time at the combine behind Miami Dolphins Mike Gesicki.
  2. Deon Yelder: The Kansas City Chiefs added Yelder to their roster following the draft. The former Western Kentucky product is a very intriguing prospect despite only playing one season in college. Yelder is 6-3, but has very long arms and big hands, and he ran a solid 4.72 40-time at his Pro Day.
  3. Matt Flanagan: The Washington Redskins added the former University of Pittsburgh and previously Rutgers University product. The 6-6, 260 lb. Flanagan earned a spot on Washington’s active roster later in the regular season.
  4. Ross Dwelley: Dwelley, was called up during the season to the San Francisco 49ers active roster. The former University of San Diego product scored 20 touchdowns combined in the final two years of his collegiate career.
  5. Andrew Vollert: Vollert, a member of the Arizona Cardinals, but the former Weber State product demonstrated a highly impressive combination of his massive size and speed. Vollert is 6 foot 6, and posted a 4.6 40-time, 6.9 3-cone (second-fastest for TE at Combine in both categories behind Mike Gesicki), and his 4.08 20-yard shuttle was the fasted of any TE at the Combine.
  6. Garrett Dickerson: Dickerson signed with the New York Giants after going undrafted from the University of Northwestern, and spent the majority of the season on the Giants active roster.
  7. Nick Keizer: Keizer is a member of the Baltimore Ravens, and is a former small-school product from Grand Valley State. Keizer at 6-5, 250 lb. and spent most of the season on Baltimore’s practice squad.

Offensive Tackles:

  1. Korey Cunningham: The Arizona Cardinals selected the former University of Cincinnati product in the 7th Round. Cunningham stands at 6-5, and posted an impressive 40-time of 4.9, vertical of 35.5″, and 9’11” broad jump. Cunningham would have definitely increased his draft stock if he attended the combine.
  2. Alex Light: The Green Bay Packers signed the former University of Rhode Island offensive tackle after going undrafted. Light, made Green Bay’s active roster and will compete for a backup tackle spot next season.
  3. Gerhard de Beer: Arguably one of the best names of any prospect; it’s only fitting de Beer started off his career in Buffalo and now is with Green Bay. The former University of Arizona product definitely has a shot to compete at the backup right tackle for Green Bay along with Light.
  4. Zachary Crabtree: The Los Angeles Chargers signed the former Oklahoma State tackle after going undrafted. Crabtree was a projected 6th-round pick but surprisingly did not hear his name called after just going 1st Team All-Big 12.
  5. Cole Boozer: Boozer, a former University of Temple linemen signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad. The 6-5 ran a solid 40-time of 5.09.
  6. Elijah Nkansah: Nkansah is a massive 6-6 tackle from Toledo who earned a spot on the Seattle Seahawks active roster.
  7. Matt Gono: The former Division III product from Wesley College successfully made the Atlanta Falcons active roster after a strong camp. Gono at 6-4, 315 lb. has the tools to stick-around in the league.

Offensive Guards:

  1. Matt Pryor: Pryor is a massive 6 foot 7, 330 lb. guard from TCU, and was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 6th round. It was extremely surprising to see Pryor not get invited to last year’s combine. He offers a ton of versatility being comfortable at every position, and his wingspan was easily larger than every single guard prospect last year at 86 5/8 inches.
  2. Brendan Mahon: The former Penn State University product ended up starting for a brief period of time at left guard for the Carolina Panthers despite going undrafted. Mahon did not test very well at his Pro Day, running a 5.3 40-time, but he proved that his technique is enough to warrant his limited athletic traits.
  3. Zach Golditch: Golditch, a former 1st-team all-MWC performer at Colorado State did not receive an invite despite being a well-known offensive line prospect. Golditch winded up signing with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted FA, and earned a spot on their active roster.
  4. Trent Scott: The Los Angeles Chargers added the former Grambling State product, who eventually earned a spot on the active roster. Scott has massive 34-inch arms for a guard, but appears to be a bit limited as an athlete, running a 5.36 40-time at his Pro Day.
  5. Nico Falah: Falah played collegiately at USC, and he later signed on with the Tennessee Titans. Falah posted a 4.69 time in the 20-Yd shuttle, which would have been the 3rd-fasted time for a guard.
  6. Aaron Stinnie: Stinnie, a former James Madison product earned a spot on the Tennesse Titans active roster. Stinnie posted a 27″ Vertical, 7.63 3-Cone, 4.63 20 Yd-Shuttle at his pro day; very similar numbers with Pro Bowl G Quenton Nelson’s numbers (26.5″, 7.65, 4.62).
  7. Ike Boettger: The massive 6-6 guard from the University of Iowa ended up earning a spot on the Buffalo Bills active roster. Boettger, was released by the Kansas City Chiefs after going undrafted, and ran a very slow 40-time at his pro day of 5.47.

Centers:

  1. Bradley Bozeman: Bozeman, despite previously winning a National Championship in 2017 as the former University of Alabama starting center he was not invited to the Combine. The Baltimore Ravens selected the former second-team All-American and first-team All-SEC, and he saw some time in replacements to injuries at center & guard during a course of the regular season.
  2. Evan Brown: The former SMU center was signed by the New York Giants after not hearing his name called during the draft. Brown also did not receive an invite to the combine, but at his pro day he ran a 5.03 which would have been the fastest interior linemen at the combine, which could definitely have helped his case to be selected in the draft.

Defensive Ends:

  1.  Julian Taylor: Taylor was selected in the early-7th round pick by the San Francisco 49ers. Taylor was unable to make an impact in his rookie season, but the 6-4 edge rusher has demonstrated potential.
  2.  Zach Sieler: Sieler is a small-school product from Ferris State. He was extremely productive in his three year career, 50.5 TFL, and 33 sacks. The Baltimore Ravens selected Sieler in the seventh round after posting a 4.83 40-time at his Pro Day, he spent the season on the Ravens active roster but was mostly inactive.
  3.  Mike Love: Love is a smaller-frame defensive end at 6-3, 255 lb. The South Florida product was signed to the Buffalo Bills active roster during the season and started to make an immediate impact later in the season. Love should be a contributing piece to the Bills defensive line next season.

Defensive Tackles:

  1. P.J. Hall: It’s pretty remarkable how a 2nd-round draft pick with so much proven & consistent dominance in college was not invited to the Combine. The Oakland Raiders selected the former 2x 1st team FCS All-American who broke numerous records throughout his career at Sam Houston State; 86.5 TFL, 42 sacks, 14 FG blocks, 9 forced fumbles. The 6 foot, 310 lb. defensive tackle ran an impressive 4.73 40-time at his Pro Day.
  2. Poona Ford: The former University of Texas product was extremely overlooked due to his limited-size at 5-11. Ford was a 1st-Team All-Big 12 performer and was participated at the Senior Bowl, and he definitely expected to hear his name called later in the draft. He eventually signed as a undrafted free agent following the draft with the Seattle Seahawks, and he made an impact this season recording 25 tackles.
  3. Tyler Lancaster: Lancaster, a former Northwestern defensive tackle signed with the Green Bay Packers active roster after the season-ending injury of Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark. He made a tremendous impact in the several games he appeared in contributing to 26 tackles, and he should definitely be in Green Bay’s plans for next season.
  4. Sebastian Joseph-Day: Sebastian Joseph-Day is a massive 6-3, 300 lb. defensive tackle from Rutgers who possesses 34.5″ hands & 82.5″ wingspan which would have both been the largest for any DT tested at last year’s combine. Joseph was selected in the sixth round by the Los Angeles Rams and he made the active roster.
  5. Niles Scott: Scott is a small-school product from Frostburg State, but he was highly productive racking up 43 TFL and 25.5 Sacks throughout his four-year collegiate career. Scott earned a spot on the Cincinnati Bengals active roster later in the regular season.

Linebackers:

  1. Foyesade Oluokun: The 6-2 former 3x all-conference (Ivy League) performer at Yale would have dominated the NFL Combine, if only he received an invitation. The Atlanta Falcons drafted him in the 6th round after his excellent pro day performance. If he tested at the NFL combine compared to other LB prospects; he would have been 2nd-fastest 40 Yd (4.48) and 3-cone (4.12) time. “Foye” finished 8th overall in tackles amongst rookies with 91 combined.
  2. Jacob Martin: The Seattle Seahawks selected Martin in the sixth round from Temple University. The 6-2, 235 lb. outside pass-rusher is a tremendous athlete; he posted a 40-time at his pro day of 4.59, 6.9 in the 3-cone, and finished his rookie season with 3 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, with a recovery. 
  3. Matthew Adams: Adams, was selected in the 7th round of the draft by the Indianapolis Colts. Adams, is a tackling-machine; he finished with a total of 256 tackles during his four-year career at the University of Houston, and as well had 33 Tackles and 1 forced fumble this year for the Colts.
  4. Jermaine Carter: Carter was a 5th round pick by the Carolina Panthers after starting four-seasons at the University of Maryland where he finished with 320 total tackles. Carter finished his rookie season with 13 combined tackles.
  5. JaWhaun Bentley: Bentley was selected by the New England Patriots in the 5th round out of Purdue. Although he spent the majority of the season on the IR, he ended up having an interception, 14 tackles, and winning a Super Bowl.
  6. Frankie Luvu: Luvu, who played collegiately at Washington State was a fresh-spark for the New York Jets this season after he was called up to the active roster midseason. Luvu finished with a total of 22 tackles and 3 sacks. 
  7. Sharif Finch: It was a bit of a surprise to see a talented outside linebacker like Finch at 6-4, 250 Lb. run a 4.65 and not get selected in the draft. The former Temple University product was picked up by the Tennessee Titans where he had a productive first season earning 27 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles with a recovery.
  8. Zaire Franklin: Franklin was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the 7th Round after a very-productive college career. Franklin dominated at his Pro Day running a 4.62 40-time, 38″ vertical, 6.97 3-cone, and 10’2″ broad jump. He finished his rookie season with a total of 29 tackles.
  9. Andre Smith: Smith was selected in the 7th round by the Carolina Panthers out of the University of North Carolina. Smith missed his final season at college due to a season-ending knee injury, and he ended up earning a spot on the Panthers active roster.
  10. Justin Lawler: Lawler was a highly-productive player at SMU finishing his four-year career with 226 tackles, 40.5 TFL, 20.5 Sacks. Lawler was selected in the 7th round by the Los Angeles Rams who is attempting to switch his position from defensive end in college to outside linebacker.
  11. Devante Downs: Downs, the 6-2, 250 lb. outside linebacker was selected in the 7th round by the Minnesota Vikings out of Cal.
  12. Corey Thompson: The Buffalo Bills found a steal with Corey Thompson after the draft. The former LSU outside linebacker made an impact in the last few games for Buffalo finishing with 14 tackles and forced one fumble. Thompson will definitely be in Buffalo’s future plans. 
  13. James Crawford: The former University of Illinois linebacker played a key role on special teams this season for the Green Bay Packers.
  14. Anthony Wint: The former Florida International product was added as an undrafted free agent by the New York Jets.
  15. Kendall Donnerson: The Green Bay Packers drafted an athletic-specimen from a smaller-school SE Missouri State. If Donnerson would have participated in the Combine he would have blew it up. At 6-3, 250 lb. he posted an incredible 40-time of 4.45, 40-inch vertical, and 10’11” (would have been tied for 1st) on the broad jump.
  16. Tae Davis: The New York Giants picked up the 6-1, 220 lb. inside linebacker out of the FCS-program Chattanooga. Davis made the Giants active roster and winded up becoming a contributing member of the team; finishing the season with 33 tackles and 2 sacks.
  17. Ben Niemann: Niemann is a solid linebacker and special teams performer from the University of Iowa and was signed as an undrafted FA by the Kansas City Chiefs. He finished the season with 10 tackles.
  18. Chris Board: Board was a solid addition for the Baltimore Ravens, the former North Dakota State product finished the season with 12 tackles mostly on special teams.

Cornerbacks:

  1. Tre Flowers: The former Oklahoma State product was selected in the 5th round by the Seattle Seahawks. Flowers had a strong rookie season finishing 8th amongst rookie-DB’s in total tackles with 67 tackles, along with 3 forced fumbles. 
  2. Tarvarius Moore: Moore was a third round pick selected by the San Francisco 49ers. He would have destroyed the Combine if he was invited. At his pro day at his former alma mater Souther Miss; he posted a 40-time of 4.32 which would have been tied for the fastest of all players. Moore had 23 tackles and 1 forced fumble this season for the Niners.
  3. Keion Crossen: The New England Patriots drafted an excellent CB who specializes in the Nickel-Formation. Crossen is quick-smaller corner at 5-9, but his electric 4.33 40-time, and 6.67 3-cone, 39.5″ vertical, and 10’11” broad jump would have dominated the Combine.
  4. Charvarius Ward: The Middle Tennessee product was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs from the Dallas Cowboys after the Chiefs traded away their interior linemen Parker Enringer. Ward finished the season with 30 tackles
  5. Tremon Smith: The Kansas City Chiefs selected Tremon Smith out of Central Arkansas in the 6th round. Smith led all rookies and finished 3rd in the NFL in total kick return yards (26.8 avg.).
  6. Mike Ford: Ford was a very-nice surprise for the Detroit Lions after signing the former small-school product from SE Missouri State. Ford finished the season with 21 tackles after he was called up to the active roster mid-season.
  7. Emmanuel Moseley: The San Francisco 49ers signed the athletic Moseley as an undrafted free agent. He demonstrated his athleticism at his pro day timing at 4.42 40-time, 38.5″ vertical, 10’6″ broad, 6.84 3-cone drill, 4.03 20 Yd-shuttle
  8. Jermaine Kelly: 7th round pick out of San Jose State selected by the Houston Texans. Kelly ran a 4.52 at his pro day and originally played at the University of Washington.
  9. Cornell Armstrong: Miami Dolphins selected Armstrong in the 6th round out of Southern Miss. Armstrong ran an impressive 40-time of 4.45 and caught the eyes of the Dolphins scouts despite not being a high-rated prospect.
  10. Tre Herndon: Herndon, a nickel cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals was signed as an undrafted FA from Vanderbilt who finished with 13 tackles this season for Arizona.

Safeties:

  1. Tracy Walker: Walker, was selected in the 3rd round by the Detroit Lions from Louisiana. It’s puzzling how a talented player like Walker was not invited to the combine after finishing his four-year college career with 275 tackles. He finished his rookie season with 21 tackles, 1 interception, 3 pass deflections, and is on-track to compete for a starting role next season.
  2. George Odum: Odum was a major surprise coming out of Central Arkansas. The Indianapolis Colts found a gem in Odum who finished his rookie season with 36 tackles, 1 interception, and 3 pass deflections. 
  3. Sean Chandler: Chandler was a bit of a surprise to not receive a combine invite. The former Temple product finished his rookie season with the New York Giants after going undrafted with 18 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 forced fumble.
  4. Raven Greene: The Green Bay Packers found a real-solid safety in the former James Madison University product Raven Greene. Greene contributed on defense this season before being placed on the IR.
  5. Travin Howard: Howard was a seventh round pick out of TCU selected by the Los Angeles Rams. Howard spent the season on IR, but appears to have potential and a lot of special teams value.
  6. Ezekiel Turner: The Arizona Cardinals added the former University of Washington product who finished with 16 tackles in his rookie season, and is a very similar type of a player as Turner.

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