Best available undrafted free agents, 2014 NFL Draft

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NFL teams selected 256 players during the NFL Draft, yet plenty of talented players were not chosen. The frenzy to sign free agents begins now. Here are the top available free agents.

SB Nation 2014 NFL Draft

NFL teams spend thousands of hours evaluating prospects in the weeks leading up to the NFL Draft. There are All-Star games, scouting combines, private workouts and pro days. Yet despite it all, good players still manage to slip through the cracks and go undrafted. Sometimes it's due to injury issues or off-the-field concerns. Other times the player is deemed to be too small or not athletic enough. And in some cases, players just slip through the cracks.

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Regardless of why they went undrafted, every year players who got passed over wind up on NFL rosters, sometimes as key contributors. More than 400 undrafted free agents have made NFL active rosters since 2010. To find the potential impact of undrafted players, you have to look no further than the Super Bowl where Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse -- a pair of undrafted free agent wide receivers -- caught touchdown passes for Seattle.

Arian Foster, Wes Welker and Antonio Gates are recent examples of players who became stars despite not getting their names called in the draft. Will there be another Arian Foster or Wes Welker this year? Only time will tell, but here are the top undrafted free agents according to Dan Kadar of Mocking the Draft:

* denotes underclassman

41. Antonio Richardson | 6'5 3/4, 336 pounds | Offensive tackle | Tennessee *
60. Victor Hampton | 5'9, 197 pounds | Cornerback | South Carolina
66. Brandon Coleman | 6'6, 225 pounds | Wide receiver | Rutgers *
76. Marcus Roberson | 6'0 1/4, 191 pounds | Cornerback | Florida *
80. Dion Bailey | 5'11 3/4, 201 pounds | Safety | Southern California *
88. Shayne Skov | 6'2, 245 pounds | Middle linebacker | Stanford
90. Anthony Johnson | 6'2 1/4, 308 pounds | Defensive tackle | LSU *
93. Christian Jones | 6'3 1/8, 240 pounds | Outside linebacker | Florida State
97. Cody Hoffman | 6'3 7/8, 223 pounds | Wide receiver | BYU
99. Isaiah Crowell | 5'11, 224 pounds | Running back | Alabama State *
101. Gabe Ikard | 6'3 5/8, 304 pounds | Center | Oklahoma
108. James Hurst | 6'5, 296 pounds | Offensive tackle | North Carolina
111. L'Damian Washington | 6'3 7/8, 195 pounds | Wide receiver | Missouri
122. Xavier Grimble | 6'4, 257 pounds | Tight end | Southern California *
127. Jackson Jeffcoat | 6'3, 247 pounds | Defensive End | Texas
130. Brett Smith | 6'3, 206 pounds | Quarterback | Wyoming *
138. Anthony Steen | 6'2, 312 pounds | Guard | Alabama
143. Mike Davis | 6'0, 197 pounds | Wide receiver | Texas
149. Corey Brown | 5'11 3/8, 178 pounds | Wide receiver | Ohio State
150. Antonio Andrews | 5'10 1/8, 225 pounds | Running back | Western Kentucky
153. Tyler Larsen | 6'4, 313 pounds | Center | Utah State
154. Loucheiz Purifoy | 5'11 1/2, 190 pounds | Cornerback | Florida *
156. Craig Loston | 6'0 5/8, 217 pounds | Safety | LSU
157. Calvin Barnett | 6'2, 300 pounds | Defensive tackle | Oklahoma State
173. Hakeem Smith | 6'1, 197 pounds | Safety | Louisville
174. Marcel Jensen | 6'6, 270 pounds | Tight end | Fresno State
175. Max Bullough | 6'3 1/2, 249 pounds | Middle linebacker | Michigan State
176. Adrian Hubbard | 6'6, 257 pounds | Outside linebacker | Alabama
177. Chris Burnette | 6'2, 314 pounds | Guard | Georgia
178. Kelcy Quarles | 6'3 3/4, 297 pounds | Defensive tackle | South Carolina *
186. Colt Lyerla | 6'3 7/8, 242 pounds | Tight end | -- *
188. Rajion Neal | 5'11, 212 pounds | Running back | Tennessee
189. Greg Blair | 6'2, 252 pounds | Middle linebacker | Cincinnati
193. LaDarius Perkins | 5'7 3/8, 195 pounds | Running back | Mississippi State
195. James Gayle | 6'3 7/8, 259 pounds | Defensive end | Virginia Tech
197. Kapri Bibbs | 5'9 3/8, 212 pounds | Running back | Colorado State *
198. Kerry Hyder | 6'2 1/2, 290 pounds | Defensive tackle | Texas Tech
199. Morgan Breslin | 6'2, 250 pounds | Outside linebacker | Southern California
201. DeAndre Coleman | 6'5, 314 pounds | Defensive tackle | California
208. Charles Sawyer | 5'11, 178 pounds | Cornerback | Ole Miss
209. Willie Snead | 5'11, 195 pounds | Wide receiver | Ball State
210. James Morris | 6'0 7/8, 241 pounds | Middle linebacker | Iowa
212. Andrew Norwell | 6'6, 319 pounds | Guard | Ohio State
213. Derrick Hopkins | 6'0, 306 pounds | Defensive tackle | Virginia Tech
214. Chaz Sutton | 6'4, 248 pounds | Defensive End | South Carolina
216. Sean Parker | 5'10, 193 pounds | Safety | Washington
217. Cornelius Lucas | 6'8, 316 pounds | Offensive tackle | Kansas State
218. Henry Josey | 5'8 1/8, 194 pounds | Running back | Missouri *
219. Shaquil Barrett | 6'2, 250 pounds | Outside linebacker | Colorado State
221. Chris Davis | 5'10, 203 pounds | Cornerback | Auburn
222. Kain Colter | 5'10, 198 pounds | Wide receiver | Northwestern
223. David Fluellen | 5'11 1/8, 224 pounds | Running back | Toledo
224. C.J. Barnett | 6'0, 204 pounds | Safety | Ohio State
226. Rashaad Reynolds | 5'10, 189 pounds | Cornerback | Oregon State
227. Chris Whaley | 6'3, 295 pounds | Defensive tackle | Texas
229. Ryan Groy | 6'4 5/8, 316 pounds | Offensive tackle | Wisconsin
232. Darrin Reaves | 5'10, 201 pounds | Running back | UAB
234. Kenny Ladler | 6'0 1/8, 207 pounds | Safety | Vanderbilt
236. Josh Mauro | 6'5 7/8, 271 pounds | Defensive end | Stanford
237. Matt Patchan | 6'6 1/4, 302 pounds | Offensive tackle | Boston College
238. Austen Bujnoch | 6'5, 285 pounds | Guard | Cincinnati
239. George Uko | 6'2 5/8, 284 pounds | Defensive tackle | Southern California
240. DeDe Lattimore | 6'1, 237 pounds | Middle linebacker | South Florida
241. Antwan Lowery | 6'5, 305 pounds | Guard | Rutgers
244. Wade Keliikipi | 6'3, 306 pounds | Defensive tackle | Oregon
247. Kevin Danser | 6'6, 301 pounds | Guard | Stanford
248. Carrington Byndom | 6'0, 180 pounds | Cornerback | Texas
250. Denicos Allen | 5'11, 215 pounds | Outside linebacker | Michigan State
255. Joe Don Duncan | 6'3, 268 pounds | Tight end | Dixie State
258. Stephen Morris | 6'1 7/8, 213 pounds | Quarterback | Miami
259. Boseko Lokombo | 6'2 1/8, 225 pounds | Outside linebacker | Oregon
260. Jacob Pedersen | 6'3 1/2, 238 pounds | Tight end | Wisconsin
262. Chandler Jones | 5'11, 174 pounds | Wide Receiver | San Jose State
263. James Wilder Jr. | 6'2 5/8, 232 pounds | Running back | Florida State *
264. Marcus Hall | 6'6, 315 pounds | Guard | Ohio State
265. Jeff Mathews | 6'3 1/4, 223 pounds | Quarterback | Cornell
267. Silas Redd | 5'9 3/4, 212 pounds | Running back | Southern California
268. Bryn Renner | 6'3 1/4, 228 pounds | Quarterback | North Carolina
270. Connor Shaw | 6'0 3/8, 206 pounds | Quarterback | South Carolina
271. Alex Bayer | 6'4, 253 pounds | Tight end | Bowling Green
273. Jordan Najvar | 6'6, 265 pounds | Tight end | Baylor
274. James Sims | 6'0, 200 pounds | Running back | Kansas
275. Josh Stewart | 5'9 7/8, 178 pounds | Wide receiver | Oklahoma State *
276. Roosevelt Nix | 5'11, 267 pounds | Defensive tackle | Kent State
279. Timothy Flanders | 5'8 5/8, 207 pounds | Running back | Sam Houston State

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