2011 NFL Draft Results: Mark Herzlich and the Best Undrafted Rookies
2011 NFL Draft Results Recap Top Players That Went Undrafted
The 2011 NFL Draft is now officially over and there are still some quality players that will be available once the lockout is over.
Here are some players who will draw a lot of interest from NFL teams once the lockout is lifted and the league year begins:
1. Mark Herzlich (LB, Boston College)
There was not a fan anywhere that wanted to see Mark Herzlich go undrafted this weekend. At one point, before being diagnosed with cancer, he would have been considered a first round talent.
He recovered from cancer and found his way back onto the football field, but was left on the outside looking in after Day Three of the NFL Draft.
Herzlich will be signed once the lockout is lifted, there is no question about that. He has a lot of upside and if he can regain all of his strength he has the potential to be a solid NFL player.
2. Kendrick Burney (CB, North Carolina)
Why Kendrick Burney went undrafted is beyond me. Burney was a solid player at North Carolina, and is the definition of a playmaker at the CB position.
He has the potential to be a very efficient corner in a zone scheme, but still has some work to do on his cover skills. Burney was projected by most to be a third or fourth round pick but somehow fell all the way out of the draft.
He should be a solid nickel to dime corner in the NFL and will find a home quickly once the lockout is lifted.
3. Darren Evans (RB, Virginia Tech)
Evans opted not to return to Virginia Tech for his senior season and instead followed Ryan Williams into the draft. Evans ran for over 1200 yards in his freshman season and followed that up with over 800 yards in his junior year.
He missed his sophomore season with a knee injury, but out-rushed Ryan Williams in 2010. Most RBs take two years to recover from a knee injury, making next year the breakout year for Evans. Teams like the Washington Redskins may be interested in his services next season.
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