Which Undrafted Free Agents Could Make a Splash?

Which Undrafted Free Agents Will Make A Splash?

  • Blake Gillikin
  • Bryce Huff
  • dallas cowboys
  • Denver Broncos
  • Detroit Lions
  • Eric Banks
  • Essang Bassey
  • Hunter Bryant
  • Isaiah Wright
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Michigan Wolverines
  • new orleans saints
  • NFL
  • Rico Dowdle
  • Rodrigo Blankenship
  • Sean McKeon
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Terence Steele
  • undrafted free agents
By Mikebrez September 9, 2020 0 Comment

33 undrafted free agents have officially made their 53 man rosters across the NFL. In the past, we’ve seen the likes of Tony Romo and Kurt Warner go from undrafted free agent all the way to NFL superstar. So who on this list looks promising?

Sean McKeon, TE, Michigan – Cowboys

Sean McKeon spent all four years of college with the Michigan Wolverines where is most impactful year was his second. As a sophomore, McKeon added 301 yards over 31 receptions (9.7 yards/reception) and 3 touchdowns. Cowboys fans can expect to see McKeon develop into a playmaker under Blake Jarwin.

Terence Steele, OT, Texas Tech – Cowboys

Rico Dowdle, RB, South Carolina – Cowboys

Dowdle spent 4 years with the South Carolina Gamecocks as a running back. Over his collegiate career, he contributed 2167 yards over 428 attempts, averaging 5.1 yards per attempt.  He also contributed 16 touchdowns. Dallas fans should expect to see Dowdle continue to develop under Ezekiel Elliott and possibly grab a few reps throughout the season.

Isaiah Wright, WR, Temple – Washington

James Pierre, CB, Florida Atlantic – Steelers

Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington – Lions

Dan Chisena, WR, Penn State – Vikings

Noah Togiai, TE, Oregon State – Colts

Rodrigo Blankenship, K, Georgia – Colts

Blankenship became well known for his signature goggles and his accuracy as a placekicker. He went 80 for 97 (82.47%) and took home the Lou Groza Award in 2019, which is given¬† to the nation’s top kicker. Watch out for Blankenship to become a permanent fixture similar to his predecessor, Adam Vinatieri.

James Robinson, RB, Illinois State – Jaguars

Doug Costin, DT, Miami (OH) – Jaguars

Luq Barcoo, CB, San Diego State – Jaguars

Ross Matiscik, LS, Baylor – Jaguars

Reggie Gilliam, FB, Toledo – Bills

Over 3 seasons with Toledo, Gilliam contributed 153 yards over 18 receptions and 4 touchdowns as a tight end. With the Buffalo Bills, he will be shifted to fullback, and fans can expect to see a steady impact.

Aaron Brewer, C, Texas State – Titans

Sam Franklin, LB, Temple – Panthers

Myles Hartsfield, SAF, Mississippi – Panthers

Joseph Charlton, P, South Carolina – Panthers

Marquez Callaway, WR, Tennessee – Saints

Malcolm Roach, DT, Texas – Saints

Blake Gillikin, P, Penn State – Saints

Bryce Huff, LB, Memphis – Jets

With the Memphis Tigers, Huff racked up 136 tackles, 95 of which were solo efforts. He also contributed 18 sacks and 4 forced fumbles. New York Jets fans can expect Huff to make a substantial impact from the linebacker position through his innate ability to make big plays.

John Hurst, WR, West Georgia – Buccaneers

John Molchon, OG, Boise State – Buccaneers

Cam Gill, LB, Wagner – Buccaneers

Parnell Motley, CB, Oklahoma – Buccaneers

Essang Bassey, CB, Wake Forest – Broncos

While Denver isn’t necessarily aching for help in their secondary, Essang is equipped with the tools to make an impact early. Over 13 games with Wake Forest, Bassey racked up 60 tackles, 41 of which were solo. He also added 11 passes defended and an interception.

Yasir Durant, OT, Missouri – Chiefs

Tershawn Wharton, DE, Missouri S&T – Chiefs

Over his 2019 season, Wharton contributed 59 tackles and 7.5 sacks. The Chiefs’ coaching staff were enthusiastic about Wharton immediately. GM Brett Veach stated on the first day they had players in the building, “he was really twitchy, athletic, and worked his tail off.”

Tommy Townsend, P, Florida – Chiefs

Trishton Jackson, WR, Syracuse – Rams

Xavier Jones, RB, SMU – Rams

Eric Banks, DE, UTSA – Rams

Someone on these coaching staffs or in the front offices saw potential in these undrafted free agents, definitely expect a few of them to stand out over the next couple of seasons.

 

 

 

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