While Florida State football may have had some names that were not called during the 2017 NFL Draft, they will still find homes signing with teams as an undrafted free agent. Last season, Javien Elliott signed as an UFA with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and saw ample playing time during the later part of the season.
In a way, its better for some of these players to go undrafted rather be drafted in the later rounds of the annual spectacle. It gives those players an opportunity to sign with who they want, and where they feel will give them the best odds to succeed, and make it into the league.
The players we are monitoring are WR’s Travis Rudolph, Bobo Wilson and Kermit Whitfield, QB Sean Maguire, FB Freddie Stevenson and OL Kareem Are.
The signings for these players can be announced at any time, so make sure to come back and check this article for the latest updates regarding Florida State’s undrafted free agents (You can click on the players’ name for more information):
FB Freddie Stevenson is signing with the Chicago Bears:
Former Bartow and Florida State fullback Freddie Stevenson (@strugglemade105) tells me he's signing with the Chicago Bears.— Brady Fredericksen (@Brady_Fred) April 29, 2017
WR Bobo Wilson is signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
#Bucs are signing FSU receiver Jesus "Bobo" Wilson as an undrafted rookie, per source.— Riley Auman (@junioraumanac) April 30, 2017
WR Travis Rudolph will be signing with the New York Giants:
Former #FSU wide receiver Travis Rudolph will sign with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent.— Paxton Boyd (@paxton) April 30, 2017
WR Kermit Whitfield indicates he has been in contact with the Chicago Bears; however, no deal has been announced:
They gone feel me #Chicago what's good— Kermit Whitfield (@CoolAhhKermit) April 30, 2017
OL Kareem Are has not signed with a team, however has two workouts scheduled with NFL teams.