Undrafted Rookies Most Likely to Earn Starting Jobs in Training Camp

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Undrafted Rookies Most Likely to Earn Starting Jobs in Training Camp
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For some NFL players, going undrafted can mean a big opportunity. The lucky ones receive multiple calls from interested teams and can dictate their own fate by choosing a team where they see a hole or a need, which means they could possibly compete for starting snaps in a way that many seventh-round picks drafted solely for depth cannot.

The following seven players all find themselves in such situations on their respective teams this offseason, and have stood out during OTAs and minicamp practices. Though few or none might start in Week 1 of the 2014 season, each has an opportunity to prove during training camp that he deserves to make the 53-man roster, and could receive some starting snaps later in the year.

For purposes of this article, we'll use the term "starting job" to include subpackage players such as nickel corners or slot receivers who nonetheless are one of the 11 players on the field to start a given game.

Similarly, a player need not start at his position for 16 games to have been considered for this list but rather must have the chance of starting a game at some point next season.

 

 

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