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UPDATED: 2017 NFL Draft: Alabama Undrafted Free Agents

It’s all over but the crying... and UDFA signings!

NFL: 2016 NFL Draft Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The 2017 NFL Draft is in the books and now the mad scramble of undrafted free agents signings begins. Many times these signings don’t work out but occasionally a guy like Wallace Gilberry can defy the odds and turn in a fine career (nine seasons and counting).

A handful of Crimson Tide players should get offers. We will update this post as news comes in.

  • Cole Mazza, LS - NEW YORK JETS After spending the last four years as Alabama’s exclusive longsnapper, he has the best shot at winning a spot on an NFL roster.
  • Gehrig Dieter, WR - I assume this Tweet means that he has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Dakota Ball, DL
  • Alphonse Taylor, OL
  • Korren Kirven, OL - TAMPA BAY BUCS; Greg Auman covers the Bucs and NFL for Tampa Bay Times:
  • Brandon Greene, OL
  • Adam Griffith, PK


Getting noticed won’t be easy for these Tide players. They will be up against many other big names who did not have their names called.

A sampling:

Jones, Jarron DT Notre Dame - Highest rated undrafted
Rudolph, Travis WR Florida St. - Underclassman, Second highest rated
Cox Jr., Bryan DE Florida
Dural, Travin WR LSU
Gennesy, Avery OT Texas A&M
Johnson, Jadar S Clemson
Mama, Damien G Southern Cal - Underclassmen
Scott, Artavis WR Clemson - Underclassmen who already graduated
Brown, Fadol DE Mississippi
Hatcher, Keon WR Arkansas
Stribling, Channing CB Michigan
Stringfellow, Damore'ea WR Mississippi
Toth, Jon C Kentucky
KD Cannon WR Baylor - Underclassmen
Adeboyejo, Quincy WR Mississippi
Bower, Tashawn DE LSU
Clement, Corey RB Wisconsin
Walker, Charles DT Oklahoma - Underclassmen
Ogunbowale, Dare RB Wisconsin
Pankey, Adam OG West Virginia
Skipper, Dan OT Arkansas
Smith, De'Veon RB Michigan
Boulware, Ben ILB Clemson
Braden, Ben OG Michigan
Croom, Jason TE Tennessee
Kalis, Kyle OG Michigan
Magnuson, Erik OG Michigan
Morgan, Drew WR Arkansas
Onwualu, James LB Notre Dame
Rector, Michael WR Stanford
Wheeler, Chad C Southern Cal
Bell, Brandon OLB Penn St.
Brown, DeAngelo DT Louisville
Brown, Pharaoh TE Oregon
Brown, Richie LB Mississippi St.
Calvin, Johnathan DE Mississippi St.
Carr, Austin WR Northwestern
Davis, Justin RB Southern Cal
Ellis, Brooks ILB Arkansas
English, Darius OLB South Carolina
Folston, Tarean RB Notre Dame
Howard, Bug WR North Carolina
Kozan, Alex OG Auburn
Leff, Robert OT Auburn
Mauger, Quincy S Georgia
Neal, Lewis DE LSU
Nickerson, Hardy LB Illinois
Noil, Speedy WR Texas A&M - Underclassmen
Pyke, Greg OG Georgia
Quick, James WR Louisville
Rogers, Darreus WR Southern Cal
Ross, Fred WR Mississippi St.
Russell, Seth QB Baylor -
Scelfo, Joe C N.C. State
Seals-Jones, Ricky WR Texas A&M - Underclassmen
Shelton, Sojourn CB Wisconsin
Steelhammer, Weston S Air Force
Stevens, Tony WR Auburn
Thomas, Justin CB Georgia Tech
Ward, Jr., Greg WR Houston
Williams, Stanley RB Kentucky - Underclassmen
Folston, Tarean RB Notre Dame - Underclassmen
Augusta, Josh DT Missouri
Bridges, Tony CB Mississippi
Caspers, Johnny C Stanford
Clayborn, Jamaal C Mississippi St.
Kiel, Gunner QB Cincinnati
Knight, Trevor QB Texas A&M
Liufau, Sefo QB Colorado

Appropriately enough as the last player drafted, Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly was crowned Mr. Irrelevant.


I didn’t check his math but here are the final draft numbers according to ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren. The comments are mine‏:

Michigan: 11 - Brady Hoke couldn’t coach but, man, could he recruit.
ALABAMA: 10 - All within the first 112 out of 253 picks.
Miami: 9
Florida: 8
LSU: 8
Utah: 8
anOSU: 7
Clemson: 6
UNC: 6
Tenn: 6
Texas A&M: 5
Pitt: 5
Southern Cal: 5
Wash: 5

A few others of note:

Arkansas: 3 - All chosen on Day 3.
Auburn: 4 - First pick came in Round 3.
FSU: 4 - No first rounders.
Georgia: 1 - Yikes! Fifth Rounder.
Mississippi State: 1
Notre Dame: 2
Oklahoma: 4 - No first rounders.
Ole Miss: 4
Oregon: 0
Oregon State: 2
Penn State: 1
Texas: 1

Cal, Houston, Louisiana Tech, NC State, San Diego State, South Florida, Temple, Toledo, Western Michigan, Ole Miss all had three.