Lynn Bowden and Logan Stenberg heard their names called in the NFL Draft but there were a few other former Wildcats that quickly signed deals as undrafted free agents shortly after the end of the draft.
In some ways, while all these guys certainly dream of hearing their name called, there is some value in being an undrafted free agent by being able to evaluate different roster situations and contracts.
T.J. Carter was the first to sign, as he will make his way out west to join the Arizona Cardinals. Carter will join another former Wildcats defensive lineman, Corey Peters. Carter
Calvin Taylor turned his big season into a deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he will join Bud Dupree on the Steelers defense with Benny Snell in Pittsburgh also.
Finally, Ahmad Wagner will be headed to Chicago where it seems they may line him up at tight end.
I actually think all three of these are good fits. It remains to be seen if Carter, Taylor, or Wagner will make their prospective rosters, but they will at least have the opportunity. Going into a unique NFL offseason, this will be something to watch.
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Chicago signs Kentucky WR Ahmad Wagner, former Iowa basketball player.— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) April 26, 2020
He was targeted 43 times in 2019 and drew 11 pass interference penalties.pic.twitter.com/6ckmpQPmgR
Hopefully there are more Ahmad Wagner highlights in the NFL.
Three undrafted Cats signed deals yesterday.
Look out NFC North defensive linemen.
Bowden’s fit in Vegas will be interesting.
In areas where it’s allowed, some facilities will reopen.
Not every pick was a first rounder.
The talent in the SEC was on full display.