2018 NFL Draft: Top 20 Undrafted Players, Free Agents & Where They Signed

2018 NFL Draft: Top 20 Undrafted Players, Free Agents & Where They Signed

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2018 NFL Draft: Top 20 Undrafted Players, Free Agents & Where They Signed


There are a whole lot of good college players and solid pro prospects still on the board after the NFL Draft. Here are the 20 best and brightest who weren’t loved on draft day. 


2018 NFL Draft: Top 20 Undrafted Players, Free Agents & Where They Signed

It’s actually a better thing to not be drafted than go in the last few rounds – a player can choose where he wants to play. These 20 should’ve been drafted, and they might just make a team a few months from now.

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20. OG Tony Adams, NC State

Is it the 6-2 height? He’s bulky, and is great at getting leverage, but he’s a productive veteran who can move surprisingly well. He might not be the perfect guard prospect, but he can make a squad as a swing man for both spots.

Signed With: Jacksonville
Original Projection: Sixth Round

19. TE David Wells, San Diego State

No, he won’t make up for the loss of Jason Witten, but he can hit. The blocking ability should help get him a job on a practice squad, at the very least. He can become an okay receiver, but it’s his hitting that might help him make the team.

Signed With: Dallas
Original Projection: Free Agent

18. TE Marcus Baugh, Ohio State

He’s missing any of the raw tools, but he’s a try-hard receiver. Forget about him as much of a blocker, but there’s a chance he could stick with the Raiders as a special teamer and a third tight end.

Signed With: Oakland
Original Projection: Free Agent

17. OG Taylor Hearn, Clemson

There’s almost no athleticism, but he’s a whale of a blocker who can crank it up for the ground game. He’s a pure power hitter who some coach will like for his toughness.

Signed With: Carolina
Original Projection: Fifth Round

16. RB Josh Adams, Notre Dame

There’s upside and a little bit of power, but he’s a pure rotation guy who can be picked up at any time – and Philadelphia did. In a great spot, the Eagles use a rotation, and he might fit right in for a few carries a game.

Signed With: Philadelphia
Original Projection:
Sixth Round

15. RB Akrum Wadley, Iowa

He’s not big enough and he’s not going to bring any pop. Next-level-wise, he’s just a running back. There are plenty like him. However, he’ll bring the Titans a lot of quickness and a burst.

Signed With: Tennessee
Original Projection: Fifth Round

14. LB Skai Moore, South Carolina

Ultra-productive, his neck injury from a few years ago and his 221-pound size were both too much to warrant a draft pick. He’ll be a whale of a special teamer, and don’t be stunned if he finds his way into a rotation.

Signed With: Indianapolis
Original Projection: Fifth Round

13. DT JoJo Wicker, Arizona State

Size – there’s the issue. At just 6-3 and 273 pounds, he’s feisty and tough, and he’s amazing in the backfield. Get ready for him to make a team – the Lion coaching staff will fall in love with him.

Signed With: Detroit
Original Projection: Sixth Round

12. DT Trenton Thompson, Georgia

Is it that he’s just not big enough? At 6-4 and 295 pounds, he’s not small and can hold up well – there are few tougher linemen still out there. The problem is his durability – he was always dinged up.

Signed With: Cleveland
Original Projection: Fifth Round

11. CB Tarvarus McFadden, Florida State

His 40 killed him – the 4.7 was devastating. It didn’t help that he didn’t do much against the run in his time at FSU, either. However, he’s a productive corner when the ball is in the air.

Signed With: San Francisco
Original Projection:
Fifth Round

10. WR Allen Lazard, Iowa State

This is a shocker. With his bulk, size, and 4.55 speed, he’s got enough to be a good, strong target. There’s no explosion, but he’s got a lot of the basics. Watch out – he might just stick with the Jags.

Signed With: Jacksonville
Original Projection: Fourth Round

9. WR Deontay Burnett, USC

The measurables just aren’t there. He’s 6-0 and 185 pounds without a lot of speed. However, he can catch and might be able to stick as a nice fourth target.

Signed With: UNSIGNED
Original Projection: Fifth Round

8. CB J.C. Jackson, Maryland

Really?! The guy has decent size, runs a 4.46, and can hit. Ultra-productive, he was at least worth a mid-to-late-round flier with the upside to play just about anywhere in the secondary.

Signed With: New England
Original Projection: Fifth Round

7. S Quin Blanding, Virginia

This makes no sense. A safety of his size and his historic production and run support skills should’ve gone early in the fourth round. The lack of athleticism is an issue, but he produced at a high level for a very, very long time.

Signed With: Washington
Original Projection:
Fourth Round

6. OT Desmond Harrison, West Georgia

His off-the-field concerns were apparently too much to get him drafted – he was suspended at Texas before going to West Georgia, but he’s a possible starter. He’s not big, but he can move.

Signed With: Cleveland
Original Projection:
Fifth Round

5. QB Riley Ferguson, Memphis

He should be shopping around – he’s a far, far better pro prospect than Tanner Lee and Danny Etling, who were both drafted. He’s a project, but he’s a fantastic No. 3 option who can grow into a decent backup.

Signed With: UNSIGNED
Projection: Fifth Round

4. S Godwin Iguwebuike, Northwestern

This makes no sense. He’s a baller with smarts, size, and toughness against the run. However he’s not a big-time coverage guy. Even so, he might just stick with the Bucs.

Signed With: Tampa Bay
Projection: Fourth Round

3. CB Holton Hill, Texas

Character – that’s it. Everything else is in place, and now the Vikings have to  be ecstatic to get a no-risk flier on him as a free agent. If he wasn’t busted at Texas for violating team rules, he’d have been a top 50 pick.

Signed With: Minnesota
Original Projection:
Fourth Round

2. OLB/DE Jeff Holland, Auburn

There’s just no place for him. He’s too small to be a defensive end and not quite an outside linebacker. However, he’ll stick on special teams and as a pass rushing specialist.

Signed With: Denver 
Original Projection:
 Fourth Round

1. LB Tegray Scales, Indiana

Wow. He might be too small and he’s hardly the prototype, but he was a dominant performer in the Big Ten. He can get behind the line, hit everything that moves, and is a great football player. The Rams got a massive steal.

Signed With: Los Angeles Rams
Original Projection:
Fourth Round

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