TEMPE, Ariz. -- Of the 16 undrafted free agents the Arizona Cardinals signed Monday, no one has a more impressive resume than former Alabama quarterback Jake Coker.
But what he accomplished on the Cardinals’ home field at University of Phoenix Stadium in the College Football Playoff championship game in January won’t mean anything when he reports to Tempe for rookie minicamp on Friday.
Here’s a look at the Cardinals’ class of UDFAs:
Jared Baker, RB, Arizona: Rushed for 798 of his 1,109 career yards and nine of 12 touchdowns as a senior. Undersized at 5-foot-8. He has experience on special teams, returning 18 kicks for 390 yards over his career.
Jeff Beathard, WR, Appalachian State: Has an NFL bloodline as the son of Carolina Panthers scout Jeff Beathard and grandson of former Washington Redskins and San Diego Chargers GM Bobby Beathard. Goes by Bobo. Played in all but one game his last four years of college. Had 34 career receptions for 505 yards and five touchdowns. More prolific as a returner, with 33 kickoff returns for 702 yards and 21 punt returns for 128 yards and a touchdown.
Eli Bouka, CB, Calgary: Played at the University of Calgary. Missed his senior season with an Achilles injury. He’s a converted cornerback, having started his college career as a wide receiver. Moved to CB in 2013. Before his injury, had 30 tackles and three interceptions, along with 16 receptions and 309 yards and a touchdown.
Kameron Canaday, LS, Portland State: A third-team FCS All-American, Canaday has the size of an NFL long-snapper at 6-foot-4 and 245 pounds. He was Portland State’s long-snapper for four seasons, playing in 41 games.
Amir Carlisle, WR, Notre Dame: After transferring to Notre Dame from Southern California, Carlisle had 61 receptions for 690 yards and four touchdowns in three seasons with the Irish. He also rushed for 288 yards on 60 carries, and returned 46 kicks for 998 yards at Notre Dame.
Jake Coker, QB, Alabama: A proven winner. Coker led the Crimson Tide to the national championship last season, while completing 66.9 percent of his passes for 3,110 yards and 21 touchdowns against eight interceptions. He spent three seasons at Florida State, sitting behind Jameis Winston in 2012-13 when the Seminoles won the national championship, before transferring to Alabama for his final two seasons.
Clay DeBord, T, Eastern Washington: Set a school record with 51 career starts, won three Big Sky titles and went to the FCS playoffs three times, reaching the national semifinals twice. He was selected to four FCS All-America teams.
Daniel Dillon, LS, Campbell: A four-year long-snapper, Dillon had seven tackles and a forced fumble on special teams. Campbell was ranked as one of the top special teams unit in the FCS with Campbell. He made the Pioneer League academic honor roll four times in his career.
Matthias Farley, S, Notre Dame: Has good size at 5-foot-11 and 210 pounds. Another converted defensive back, Farley started his career at wide receiver after redshirting his freshman year. He played in 52 games at Notre Dame, recording 192 tackles, 8 interceptions, 3.5 sacks and 13 passes defended. He had at least 40 tackles per season in all four years at Notre Dame.
Trevon Hartfield, CB, SW Oklahoma State: Has the size and length that the Cardinals like at cornerback. Compared himself to Patrick Peterson in an interview. Played at SW Oklahoma State for one season. Previously played at Southern Nazarene from 2011-12. His college career began as a basketball player at Northern Oklahoma in 2010.
Chris King, WR, Duquesne: Had 81 receptions for 1,136 yards and eight touchdowns in 12 games as senior. He’s 6-1, 200. Had career highs of 12 catches for 221 yards in FCS playoffs against William and Mary, his last career game. Finished career with 175 receptions for 2,574 yards and 24 touchdowns in 42 games.
Lamar Louis, LB, LSU: Started 17 of 48 games at LSU, including two last season as a senior. He had 30 tackles in 2015 and 29 in 2014. Finished his career with 97 career tackles.
Givens Price, T, Nebraska: Price played his senior season as a defensive tackle and played in just two games after three years on the offensive line at guard and tackle. He’s a three-time All-Big Ten academic choice. His most playing time at Nebraska came as a junior in 2014 when he played 12 games at right tackle.
Garrett Swanson, P, Fresno State: Finished his career with an average of 41.8 yards per punt and 58 punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. He punted 67 times as a senior, averaging 42.2 yards per punt. He also had 25 touchbacks as Fresno State’s kicker. He was Mountain West All-Academic four times. He began punting for Fresno State as a sophomore.
Hakeem Valles, TE, Monmouth: A two-year starter and former team captain. Valles is a converted wide receiver who played all 22 games his last two seasons, finishing with 40 receptions for 491 yards and three touchdowns. He had 22 receptions as a senior for 236 yards. Younger brother, Max, is a linebacker for the Buffalo Bills.
Ronald Zamort, CB, Western Michigan: A three-year starter, Zamort finished his career with 149 tackles, 54 passes defended, six interceptions and two fumbles recovered. He started 38 of 49 games in his career. He was second-team All-MAC as a senior.