2010 NFL Draft: Notable Undrafted Free Agent Signings

Bryan FlynnAnalyst IApril 26, 2010

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  LeGarrette Blount #9 of the Oregon Ducks warms-up prior to the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at the 96th Rose Bowl game on January 1, 2010 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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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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