2010 NFL Draft: Notable Undrafted Free Agent Signings

Bryan FlynnAnalyst IApril 26, 2010

The Detroit Lions made the final pick of the draft, taking Tim Toone, wide receiver out of Weber State. After that pick, every NFL team started looking for undrafted players to sign to their teams.

While drafted players have no choice but to play for the team that drafted them, undrafted free agents have more flexibility.

The strategy for them should be finding the team that gives them the best chance of making a roster in the NFL. After the draft, plenty will try to sign as free agents.

With teams signing undrafted free agents, here is a list of some of the college football stars from all 32 teams that went undrafted.  

(Note: This is not a full list, but a list of the better-known players, or players that caught my attention as reported from various web sites.)

Arizona Cardinals

1. Max Hall Quarterback, BYU: Led BYU to a 10-2 season, including an upset against Oklahoma


Atlanta Falcons

1. Ryan Wolfe Wide Receiver, UNLV: Career receptions leader in the Mountain West


Baltimore Ravens

1. Curtis Steele Running Back, Memphis: Rushed for 1,239 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2009


Buffalo Bills

1. David Nelson Wide Receiver, Florida: Tall receiver who did not produce much with the Gators

2. Naaman Roosevelt Wide Receiver, Buffalo: Local kid gets chance with local team


Carolina Panthers  

1. Andrew George Tight End, BYU:  Better known as back up to Dennis Pitta


Chicago Bears

1. Freddie Barnes Wide Receiver, Bowling Green: Set NCAA receptions record with 155

2. Juice Williams Quarterback, Illinois: Down senior year doomed draft hopes

3. Brandon Minor Running Back, Michigan: Rushed for 1,658 yards and 20 touchdowns career at Michigan.


Cincinnati Bengals

1. Cordera Eason Running Back, Ole Miss: Big talent never lived up to billing in college


Cleveland Browns

1. Auston English Defensive End, Oklahoma: Another injured Sooner who can actually play


Dallas Cowboys

1. Bryan McCann Corner Back, SMU: C-USA career leader in interceptions

2. Matt Nichols Quarterback, Eastern Washington: Record-setting QB at the FCS level


Denver Broncos

1. Chris Brown Running Back, Oklahoma: Never lived up to the hype for the Sooners

2. Cassius Vaughn Corner Back, Ole Miss: Raw recruit that turned in to a reliable SEC corner


Detroit Lions

1. Jessie Hester Jr. Wide Receiver, South Florida: 2009 season marred by injury

2. Ryan Stamper Linebacker, Florida: Injury prevented postseason workouts for draft scouts


Green Bay Packers

1. Sam Shields Cornerback, Florida State: Moved from WR to CB after junior season

2. Noah Shepard Quarterback, South Dakota: Broke most of the USD passing records

3. Tory Harrison Running Back, Southern Miss: Better known as Damion Fletcher’s backup


Houston Texans

1. Tyler Sheehan Quarterback, Bowling Green: Put up huge numbers throwing to Barnes


Indianapolis Colts

1. Brandon James Running Back, Florida: Very dangerous kick return while with the Gators

2. Tim Hiller Quarterback, Western Michigan: Production down from junior to senior year


Jacksonville Jaguars

1. Kyle Bosworth Linebacker, UCLA: Nephew to former Sooner great Brian Bosworth


Kansas City Chiefs

1. Bill Stull Quarterback, Pittsburgh: First Pitt QB since Dan Marino to lead school to 10 wins


Miami Dolphins

1. Ross Weaver Cornerback, Michigan State: Reserve DB with the Spartans


Minnesota Vikings

1. Ryan Perrilloux Quarterback, Jacksonville State: Former LSU QB has off-field issues

2. Ray Small Wide Receiver, Ohio State: Suspend for the 2010 Rose Bowl, broke team rules


New England Patriots

1. Kyle Love Defensive Tackle, Mississippi State: Finished with 34 tackles his senior year


New Orleans Saints

1. Clint Gresham Long Snapper, TCU: Best long snapper to come of out of college this year

2. Harry Coleman Safety, LSU: Another kid gets a shot with the hometown team


New York Giants

1. Riley Skinner Quarterback, Wake Forest: Broke a ton of school and ACC records


New York Jets

1. Donovan Warren Cornerback, Michigan: Jets + Cornerback = Love

2. Brian Jackson Cornerback, Oklahoma: Same as above


Oakland Raiders

1. Manase Tonga Full Back, BYU: Needs to keep head up to become a better blocker


Philadelphia Eagles

1. Joey Elliott Quarterback, Purdue: One-year starter at Purdue


Pittsburgh Steelers

1. Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith Safety, UTEP: Led the Miners in tackles last season


San Diego Chargers

1. Brandon Lang Linebacker, Troy: Still coming back from 2007 knee injury


San Francisco 49ers

1. Jarrett Brown Quarterback, West Virginia: One-year starter after Pat White left

2. Shay Hodge Wide Receiver, Ole Miss: Became leading WR after Mike Wallace was drafted


Seatle Seahawks

1. DeMarcus Granger Defensive Tackle, Oklahoma: Cousin to Indiana Pacer Danny Granger


St. Louis Rams

1. Thaddas Lewis Quarterback, Duke: David Cutcliffe-coached QB, like the Manning Brothers

2. Brandon McRae Wide Receiver, Mississippi State: Ex-MSU coach Sly Croom with Rams


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1. Jevan Sneed Quarterback, Ole Miss: Should have stayed at Mississippi for the 2010 season


Tennessee Titans

1. LeGarrette Blount Running Back, Oregon: Punched BSU player, now has punched 49ers

2. Stafon Johnson Running Back, USC: Great story after weight lifting injury to NFL


Washington Redskins

1. Daryll Clark Quarterback, Penn State: Four college defeats: Iowa (twice), USC, and OSU 


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