After being passed up in the NFL Draft and originally signing a post-draft deal with the Chicago Bears, wide receiver Jamari Staples has now signed as an undrafted free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs.
The NFL draft came and went last weekend and for the fourth-straight year the Cards had at least one player selected in the draft. This years draft went nothing like what everyone expected. Personally, I believed 5 or 6 Cards would be drafted and another 3 would receive free agent contracts. I expected Harvey-Clemons to be the first Card taken in about the fourth round. I was a little off. Here is a chart from NFL.com of the Cards drafted in the last 4 years. Read the rest of this entry
After being passed up in the NFL Draft, wide receiver Gio Pascascio has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans.
After being passed up in the NFL Draft, offensive lineman Kiola Mahoni has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks.
After being passed up in the NFL Draft, wide receiver Jamari Staples has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears.
[Update: Staples’ deal with the Bears did not follow through, and he has signed a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs]
After being passed up in the draft, tight end Cole Hikutini has signed as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers.
After being passed up in the draft, running back Brandon Radcliff has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Indianapolis Colts.
After being passed up in the draft, defensive tackle DeAngelo Brown has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans.
After being passed up in the draft, inside linebacker Keith Kelsey has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
After being passed up in the draft, Keith Towbridge has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Buffalo Bills.
According to the official list of 2017 NFL Combine participants, 7 Louisville players have received an invite to this year’s edition of the NFL’s predraft combine. Surprisingly, DeAngelo Brown was not one of the players invited. Those invited are listed down below:
The Cards had a phenomenal 2015 NFL Draft. This year’s was underwhelming compared to then. A lot of people think they can have similar results in 2017. Chad Reuter from NFL.com seems to agree. He wrote a list of the top 5 schools who are ready to make an impact in the 2017 NFL Draft. Louisville was in that top 5. Where at though? Here’s what Chad had to say.
I seen this on the Courier Journal this morning (h/t to Steve Jones) and thought I would share. Once thought to be a late 1st to early 2nd round draft pick, Sheldon Rankins has shot up the draft boards. Pro Football Focus ranked the first three rounds here.
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By now, you are probably familiar with the story of Lorenzo Mauldin. How he was passed around from foster home to foster home as a child as both of his parents were in jail. With everything stacked against him and plenty of excuses to not succeed in life, the fact that Lorenzo was drafted to the NFL on Friday night makes his story so much more incredible.
And if you aren’t familiar with his story, here are a couple of links from ESPN’s Andrea Adelson to help you understand.
DeVante Parker has been selected by the Miami Dolphins with the 14th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Despite missing the first 7 games of his senior year, Parker finished his career at UofL with 33 touchdowns, tied for 1st all-time with Ibn Green. He finished 4th all-time with 2,775 receiving yards and 156 receptions, which is 8th all-time. For more of his stats in the UofL record books, check out this post.
The 2015 NFL Draft begins Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN. It has turned into a three-day extravaganza recently and Thursday will only bring you the first round of the draft. The Louisville Cardinals could see a record number of players drafted this year, but all of that will take place over the course of three days. Tonight’s only real interest for Louisville fans will be finding out where wide receiver DeVante Parker gets drafted.
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I started to write a little intro for this, but there is no reason to. Let’s get right to it. The NFL Combine is starting, and we know DeVante Parker should be drafted early. The Minnesota Vikings have the 11th overall pick. Teddy Bridgewater is their quarterback. The buzz with Louisville fans is the thought of the Vikings taking Parker and those two reuniting.
At the combine on Thursday, Parker said “That would be really good to reunite with (Bridgewater). We’ve got a good connection. That would be a good thing.” (according to blog.twincities.com)
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