Area Free Agents get their NFL Opportunity

05/01/2016 06:04 PM

When the final draft count was tallied, the Commonwealth only had six players drafted by NFL teams.

1st Round – UofL DL Sheldon Rankins to New Orleans
2nd Round – EKU LB/DL Noah Spence to Tampa Bay
4th Round – WKU TE Tyler Higbee to L.A. Rams
6th Round – UK LB Josh Forrest to L.A. Rams
7th Round – WKU QB Brandon Doughty to Miami
7th Round – WKU CB Prince Charles Iworah to San Francisco

However several undrafted area players have also now signed free agent deals with NFL teams. They include:

UofL LB James Burgess with Miami
UofL OL Aaron Epps with Cincinnati
UK DL CJ Johnson with Atlanta
UK DL Melvin lewis with NY Giants
UK OL Jordan Swindle with L.A. Rams
WKU TE George Fant with Seattle
EKU RB Dy’Shawn Mobley with Cincinnati

Good Luck to all the players as they follow their NFL Dreams.

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