It’s the dream of every NFL hopeful to hear his name called during the NFL Draft, and several Seminoles had that dream become reality over the last few days. Of course, that dream is only realized by so many players each year; but not being drafted doesn't necessarily mean that one’s goal of playing professionally comes to an end.
Many players go on to cultivate successful careers as undrafted free agents. Often, not being drafted affords players with numerous options a bit of leverage, as well as the freedom to select which franchise makes the most sense. We’ll keep an eye on the following Seminole UFAs, as they’ll look to secure invitations to workouts and sign contracts in the hours and days to come.
Some destinations are already known:
- Safety Trey Marshall is headed to the Mile High City:
Florida State S Trey Marshall is the fourth reported UDFA signing by the #Broncos so far. https://t.co/ZDHi45tGwV— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) April 28, 2018
- Defensive end Jalen Wilkerson appears bound for the Lone Star State:
Thank you @HoustonTexans for the opportunity! Promise you guys won’t regret it— HumbleBeast•30 (@88Dreamchaser) April 29, 2018
- Outside linebacker Jacob Pugh will undergo a true cross-country journey:
- Linebacker Matthew Thomas has set a course for the Steel City:
We have agreed to terms with 13 rookie free agents.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 29, 2018
MORE: https://t.co/QpRdJNKfEp pic.twitter.com/llmYAawwT2
- Running back/cornerback Ryan Green looks destined for the Big Apple after posting in his Instagram story a message of gratitude to the New York Jets.
- Cornerback Tarvarus McFadden is wheels up for the west coast:
One of the hottest undrafted free agents: former Florida State CB Tarvarus McFadden, who is signing with the #49ers, source said.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 29, 2018
- Receiver/safety Ermon Lane is headed to The Big Easy as a WR:
Back at WR Thank you Saints for the opportunity! Old Lane back in attack mode!!!— ELiii (@ermonlaneiii) April 29, 2018
- Former Florida State walk-on receiver Jared Jackson is getting a shot in LA:
Thank you @RamsNFL for the opportunity! pic.twitter.com/dhTr0Lu25O— Jared Jackson (@JaredJ_2) April 30, 2018
Other former FSU players are still waiting to see where the road will lead:
- Safety Nate Andrews
- Linebacker Ro’Derrick Hoskins
- Receiver/DB Malique Jackson
- Long snapper Stephen Gabbard
Be sure to check back on this often— unlike the draft, which follows a rigidly timed schedule, free agent deals can go down at any time.