Three TCU receivers have signed UDFA contracts with NFL teams for 2011/2012.
I know, Jets draft pick Jeremy Kerley is on the front page and seems to be the best bet to make an immediate impact with his kick returning ability, but don't rule out Jimmy Young or Bart Johnson as the best one over the long haul. Evan Frosch could be a solid pickup by Cleveland...
Evan Frosch TE to the Browns
Jimmy Young to the Bears
Bart Johnson to the Bengals
Kerley was a fifth-round pick by the New York Jets and is destined to be a kick return specialist but could also prove to be a versatile receiver and occasional Wildcat QB.
Of the receiving corp headed to the NFL, Kerley has the most promise, and he could be a kick return star who works his way into the starting lineup over a couple seasons.
For now he is going to lite up the special teams, and a place in the Pro Bowl is not out of the realm of possibility.
Evan Frosch, a solid 3-year starter for the Frogs, goes to Cleveland and pairs up with another Texas product in Colt McCoy.
Frosh does not get a lot of touches, but his blocking skills will help a questionable O-line at Cleveland.
He's big, strong TE who can block and catch.
Johnson scores in the 2011 Rose Bowl
Bart Johnson has been one of Andy Dalton's favorite targets over the past two seasons, and his immediate chemistry with Andy could land him a spot on the roster for 2011.
With 81 gone, another roster spot opens up, and the consistent play of Johnson could prove to be the key to a successful run in Orange and Black...
4 Year Starter Jimmy Young
Young has been a solid contributor to the Frog offense for the past four seasons, and his 988-yard season in 2008 was the second bast year for any Frog in the schools history.
Young has been up and down over the past four years but amassed over 2,300 yards in a run-first system.
Chicago and its blue collar style of play could be just what Young needs to thrive, and of the three UDFA's, he is my choice to have the most impact over the long term.