Beyond the Draft: The 2010 All-Undrafted Players Team

Hamza AhsanCorrespondent IApril 27, 2010

OXFORD, MS - OCTOBER 10:  Quarterback Jevan Snead #4 of the Mississippi Rebels runs for yardage during their game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on October 10, 2009 in Oxford, Mississippi. (Photo by Dave Martin/Getty Images)
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Every year, there is a group of players who do not get drafted and have the skills and potential to be good players in the NFL. Some of these players, like Tony Romo, Antonio Gates, and Kurt Warner, have had a lot of success in the NFL despite not being chosen in the draft.

This year, the NFL draft had not only a lot of players with superstar potential, but the draft class had so much depth that some very good players slipped out of the seventh round and have become undrafted free agents. Some players who had been projected to go as high as the fifth and sixth failed to get picked.

Now, here is the 2010 All-Undrafted Team, with the team they are reported to be signed to:


QB- Jevan Snead, Ole Miss/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

A former preseason Heisman favorite, Snead is a quarterback with a strong arm and good skills, but lacks the mental skills needed for the pro level.

RB- LeGarrette Blount, Oregon/Tennessee Titans

Blount is a big, power running back who fell out of the draft because of concerns with his character.

FB- Rashawn Jackson, Virginia/Carolina Panthers

A tough, physical runner, Jackson led the Cavaliers in rushing last season. Jackson has the tools to be a true fullback and should be able to get a few carries with Brad Hoover out of Carolina.

WR- Freddie Barnes, Bowling Green/Chicago Bears

The NCAA's best wide receiver last year lacks speed at the pro level. He does have the skills, though, to be a good wide receiver and contribute to the Bears as a No. 3 or 4 receiver. 

WR- Danario Alexander, Missouri/Undecided

The big guy out of Missouri has the tools to make every NFL team love him. The one thing that is a concern for him is his health because of the four knee surgeries he has had in the past.

TE- Scott Sicko, New Hampshire/Dallas Cowboys

Sicko, known as the controversial tight end for his surprising decision to stop playing football if he was not drafted, is back and now on an NFL team. Sicko was known for his blazing speed as a tight end. The only thing he lacks is the experience of playing Division I-A football.

OT- Ciron Black, LSU/Undecided

One of the more athletic tackles in the draft, Black was well-known for being a leader on the offensive line for the 2007 National Championship LSU team. Ciron went undrafted because teams were concerned about his speed and his physical condition for next season.

OG- Alex Parsons, USC/Oakland Raiders

Parsons was a well-known offensive lineman coming out of USC because of the quick feet he has on the line. The one thing he does lack is strength, but he is a player that will put as much effort as he can into strength if he needs to.

C- Jeff Byers, USC/ Seattle Seahawks

The second USC Trojan on this list, Byers was one of the most experienced players from last year's USC football team. He will bring the 100-percent effort and toughness on every down that teams tend to look for. One thing that he does lack is good health because he has been sidelined with a few injuries in his past. 

OG- Dorian Brooks , James Madison/Pittsburgh Steelers

Known as a very undersized player, Brooks does have the skills to be a starter on the next level. He can block well in both the pass and the run game and will help the Steelers overall run and pass game if he can get a chance at the next level.

OT- Tony Washington, Abilene-Christian/Undecided

A big, athletic, offensive tackle, Washington was very well-known in Division II football. He has the frame to be a pro-level prospect but scouts are doubting whether the competition he faced was good enough to get him drafted. He has also had legal troubles in his past which is why teams are not going after him.



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