Undrafted NFL Free Agents 2013: Highlighting Best Overlooked Players

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIApril 29, 2013

Nov 19, 2011; Knoxville,TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers (21) rushes against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the second half at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee defeated Vanderbilt 27-21 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports
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The 2013 NFL draft had plenty of talent and saw a lot of players find new homes, but several very talented prospects were left undrafted.

These undrafted rookies are beginning to find homes, and some bigger names that were expected to be picked up in the draft have found the teams that they will be trying to gain a spot on the roster with.

Let’s take a look at some of the bigger names and where they signed.


Top Undrafted Free Agents



School Status
Ray Graham RB Pittsburgh Signed with Texans  
Jordan Rodgers  QB Vanderbilt  Signed with Titans 
Lawrence Okoye  DE  N/A  Signed with 49ers 
Jake Stoneburner  TE  Ohio State  Signed with Packers 
Michael Clay  OLB Oregon  Signed with Dolphins 
Joseph Fauria  TE  UCLA  Signed with Lions
Daxton Swanson  CB  Sam Houston State  Signed with Colts 
Robert Lester  Alabama  Signed with Panthers 
T.J. Moe  WR  Missouri  Signed with Patriots 
George Winn  RB  Cincinnati  Signed with Texans 
Collin Klein  QB Kansas State  Signed with Texans 
Alvin Bailey  Arkansas  Signed with Seahawks 
Bradley McDougald  Kansas  Signed with Chiefs 
Zach Boren  FB  Ohio State  Signed with Texans 
Wes Horton  DE  USC  Signed with Panthers 
Rod Sweeting  CB  Georgia Tech  Signed with Saints
Matt Stankiewitch  Penn State  Signed with Patriots 
Abry Jones  DE  Georgia  Signed with Jaguars 
Stefphon Jefferson  RB  Nevada  Signed with Titans 
Miguel Maysonet  RB  Stony Brook  Signed with Eagles 
Alec Lemon  WR  Syracuse  Signed with Texans 
Mark Harrison  WR  Rutgers  Signed with Bears 
Aaron Hester  CB  UCLA  Signed with Broncos 
Will Compton  MLB  Nebraska  Signed with Redskins 
Ray Ray Armstrong  Miami  Signed with Rams 
Colby Cameron  QB  Louisiana Tech  Signed with Panthers 
Braden Brown  OT  BYU  Signed with Rams 
Onterio McCalebb  RB  Auburn  Signed with Bengals 
MarQueis Gray  QB  Minnesota  Signed with 49ers 
Anthony McCloud  DT  Florida State  Unsigned 
Dalton Freeman  Clemson  Signed with Jets
Cierre Wood  RB  Notre Dame  Signed with Texans 
Jasper Collins  WR Mount Union  Signed with Dolphins 
Keith Pough MLB  Howard  Signed with Bills 
Etienne Sabino  OLB  Ohio State  Signed with Giants 
Kwame Geathers  DT  Georgia  Signed with Chargers 
Chase Thomas  OLB  Stanford  Signed with Saints 
Tyler Bray  QB  Tennessee  Signed with Chiefs 
Da'Rick Rogers  WR  Tennessee Tech  Signed with Bills 
Kevin Reddick  MLB  North Carolina  Signed with Saints 
Nickell Robey CB  USC  Signed with Bills 
Xavier Nixon OT  Florida  Signed with Redskins 
Marcus Cromartie  CB  Wisconsin  Signed with Chargers 
Matt Scott  QB  Arizona  Signed with Jaguars 
Lerentee McCray  OLB  Florida  Signed with Broncos 
Uzoma Nwachukwu  WR  Texas A&M  Signed with Texans 
Ryan Otten  TE  San Jose State  Signed with Jaguars 
Tony Jefferson  Oklahoma  Signed with Cardinals 
Travis Johnson  OLB  San Jose State  Unsigned 
Brad Wing  LSU  Signed with Eagles 
Duron Carter  WR  Florida Atlantic  Signed with Vikings 


Miguel Maysonet, RB, Philadelphia Eagles

There are few guys that tore up the competition against smaller programs quite like Maysonet did over his career at Stony Brook.  While a lot of people were thinking that he would be a pick in the seventh round, he was undrafted.  Luckily for him, he is now a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Mayonset put up big numbers during his entire college career.  In his senior season, he ran for 1,964 yards and 21 touchdowns while averaging 7.4 yards per carry.  His decisive running style and excellent vision helped him gain positive yards on nearly every single play.  Despite his smaller size and lack of breakaway speed, Maysonet continued to keep his legs moving and never hesitated at the line of scrimmage.

The Eagles are a great spot for Maysonet.  Learning under both LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown will help him improve into an even better runner.  Maysonet has a lot of things you look for in a running back, and a couple of years behind bigger names could make him a premier back in the next couple of seasons.


Matt Scott, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars

With only two quarterbacks on the roster, the Jaguars needed some depth at the position.  Scott provides that, and could eventually become the starter in the near future.

After Nick Foles left, Scott took over the starting role for the Arizona Wildcats.  He has a solid frame for a QB and a strong arm.  He can make big plays on deep throws thanks to that arm and a pretty nice, quick release. 

Mobility is the big thing for Scott.  He ran the read-option with some frequency at Arizona, and did a lot with his feet.  His mobility also helped him when escaping the pocket, and he showed he could make big throws when rolling out to either side.

With some time to improve, Scott could potentially take the starting job from Blaine Gabbert.  There’s a lot to like about Scott, and he gives the offense an extra dimension with the read-option.


Da'Rick Rogers, WR, Buffalo Bills

A number of people were surprised that no one pulled the trigger on Rogers during the draft, but he is now another weapon for either Kevin Kolb or EJ Manuel once the season begins.

At 6'2'', Rogers is a physical receiver that can handle press coverage.  He makes great catches and can get yards after the catch by going through defenders.

The big concern with Rogers is his attitude.  He was kicked off Tennessee and then transferred to Tennessee Tech.  His attitude on the field can sometimes be an issue as well.

Regardless of the attitude problems, Rogers joins Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin to give the Bills plenty of weapons on offense.  As long as Rogers can keep his attitude in check, the Bills got an absolute steal.