25 undrafted FCS players who will be in demand
By CRAIG HALEY
(STATS) - You may not get done reading this sentence before your favorite undrafted player is signed to a free agent contract.
There is always plenty of talent available following the NFL Draft, and the signings are fast and furious. Many of the UFAs wind up making rosters each season.
Here are 25 undrafted players from FCS college football who were likely in demand with NFL teams Saturday night:
Bruce Anderson, North Dakota State, RB, 5-11, 210: Hard-nosed player who provides production on carries, receptions and returns.
Drew Anderson, Murray State, QB, 6-4, 217 - Good-sized signal caller who threw for 597 yards and seven touchdowns in 2017 season at Buffalo.
B.J. Blunt, McNeese, OLB, 6-0, 220 - High-energy Southland Conference defensive player of the year dropping to outside linebacker due to size.
Emmanuel Butler, Northern Arizona, WR, 6-3, 221: Big receiver has good hands and extends well for the ball.
Taryn Christion, South Dakota State, QB, 6-2, 218: The Missouri Valley Football Conference's all-time leader in total offensive yards (13,050), passing yards (11,535) and touchdown passes (104).
Davion Davis, Sam Houston State, WR, 5-11, 191: Scored 21 touchdowns in 2017 before a leg injury set him back as a senior.
Jacob Dolegala, Central Connecticut State, QB, 6-7, 242: Has undeniable size and a strong arm, but must improve with his accuracy.
Keelan Doss, UC Davis, WR, 6-3, 213: Projected slot receiver who hauled in a Division I-high 233 receptions over the last two seasons.
Jazz Ferguson, Northwestern State, WR, 6-5, 228: Younger brother of Baltimore Ravens pick Jaylon Ferguson has coveted sized and an excellent catching radius.
Brian Fineanganofo, Idaho State, OT, 6-6, 304: Was a jack-of-all-trades on the Idaho State line during his career.
Ethan Greenidge, Villanova, OG, 6-4, 324: Labrum surgery in January limited the big man during the draft buildup.
Brandon Hitner, Villanova, OT, 6-6, 305: Intelligent player with good athleticism; could move inside at the NFL level.
Damion Jeanpiere Jr., Nicholls, WR, 5-11, 170: Clocked a sensational 4.25 seconds in the 40-yard dash at his pro day.
Dylan Mabin, Fordham, CB, 6-0, 196: Has good length and covers ground well.
Isaiah Mack, Chattanooga, DT, 6-1, 299: Active player with 41 tackles for loss in his career.
Chidi Okeke, Tennessee State, OT, 6-5, 317: Former LSU player comes from a Tennessee State program adept at developing linemen.
Iosua Opeta, Weber State, OG, 6-4, 301: Natural upper body strength allowed him to test well leading into the draft.
Donald Parham, Stetson, TE, 6-8, 240: Caught 85 passes for 1,319 yards and 13 touchdowns in only nine games as a senior.
Troy Reeder, Delaware, ILB, 6-1, 235: Former Penn State starter plays with an aggressive, tenacious style.
Derick Roberson, Sam Houston State, OLB, 6-3, 247: Runner-up for the 2018 STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award tied for the national high with 15 sacks.
Sterling Sheffield, Maine, OLB, 6-0, 225: Undersized 'backer is instinctive, ranking first in the CAA in tackles for loss (18) as a senior.
Silas Stewart, Incarnate Word, OLB, 6-1, 228: Has explosiveness to track down ball carriers regularly.
Marquez Tucker, Southern Utah, OG, 6-3, 300: Excellent technique and versatility are good starting points.
Alex Wesley, Northern Colorado, WR, 6-0, 190: Plays bigger than his size and stretches the field with excellent speed.
Reggie White Jr., Monmouth, WR, 6-2, 208: Son of former Chargers and Patriots defensive lineman Reggie White Sr. uses his body well to attack the ball.
Updated April 27, 2019