On the third and final day of the 2018 NFL draft, all eyes were on Central Florida’s Shaquem Griffin. The best story of the draft this year, Griffin waited until the fifth round when the Seahawks took him with the 141st pick.
Now, the NFL world eyes another list of prospects hoping to catch on with a team despite not being drafted. It’s the post-draft tradition of scooping up the rest of talented players out there.
Undrafted free agency is a mad scramble for players to find homes and teams to load up their offseason rosters. UDFAs go on the same wage scale as drafted rookies, and the 2018 undrafted free agent salary is likely to be around $570,000. That’s for players who stay on rosters for the full season; most UDFA signings won’t last that long.
The reality is that guaranteed salary and the likelihood of getting one of those roster spots is just as tough for a player picked in the later rounds of the draft as it is for the guys who get deals after the draft ends.
As for the players left, there are lots of good linemen and defensive backs left from the top 200 list. We’re keeping track of all the UDFA moves here.
84. Tarvarus McFadden, CB, Florida State
89. Hercules Mata’afa, Edge, Washington State
90. Nick DeLuca, LB, North Dakota State
103. Holton Hill, CB, Texas
104. Marcell Ateman, WR, Oklahoma State
106. Kevin Toliver, CB, LSU
107. Jeff Holland, Edge, Auburn
108. Poona Ford, DL, Texas
110. Quenton Meeks, CB, Stanford
111. Quin Blanding, S, Virginia
118. Taylor Hearn, G, Clemson
130. Mike McCray, LB, Michigan
133. Simmie Cobbs Jr., WR, Indiana
137. Allen Lazard, WR, Iowa State
138. Tony Brown, CB, Alabama
143. David Bright, G, Stanford
144. Trenton Thompson, DL, Georgia
146. Korey Robertson, WR, Southern Miss
153. Sean Welsh, G, Iowa
154. Josh Adams, RB, Notre Dame
155. Tegray Scales, LB, Indiana
156. Toby Weathersby, OT, LSU
164. Brett Toth, OT, Army
165. Akrum Wadley, RB, Iowa
167. Caleb Wilson, TE, UCLA
171. Damon Webb, S, Ohio State
172. Dimitri Flowers, FB/TE, Oklahoma
174. Marcus Baugh, TE, Ohio State
178. Eddy Pineiro, K, Florida
180. Desmond Harrison, OT, West Georgia
181. John Atkins, DL, Georgia
183. Davin Bellamy, Edge, Georgia
185. Riley Ferguson, QB, Memphis
190. Joe Ostman, Edge, Central Michigan
192. Deontay Burnett, WR, Southern California
193. Roc Thomas, RB, Jacksonville State