Soon after the NFL draft wrapped up on Saturday afternoon, these guys’ phones started blowing up. Here’s a recap of the more than 45 former undrafted Big 12 players who are heading to NFL camps, either on free-agent deals or for tryouts.
Trevone Boykin and Eric Striker were the big-name UFAs this year out of the Big 12, but the list of guys who’ll get a shot is a long one. Keep in mind a few players missing from this group, such as former Oklahoma State DE Jimmy Bean and Texas LB Peter Jinkens, are coming back from injuries and won’t sign yet.
They’re facing long odds to make an NFL roster, sure, but the Big 12 has had quite a few undrafted success stories in recent years. Chris Harris Jr., Justin Tucker, Danny Amendola and Tony Jefferson all managed to find their place in the league after going undrafted. A few of these players will, too.
Baylor: WR Jay Lee (Lions), TE Gus Penning (Steelers), OL Jarell Broxton (Ravens), OL Blake Muir (49ers), DE Jamal Palmer (Titans), LB Grant Campbell (Steelers)
Iowa State: WR Quenton Bundrage (Jets), OL Jamison Lalk (Bills), OL Oni Omoile (Raiders), DE Dale Pierson (Packers), DB Qujuan Floyd (Vikings)
Kansas: RB Taylor Cox (Cowboys), RB De'Andre Mann (Falcons), OL Larry Mazyck (Texans), LB Ben Goodman (Jets)
Kansas State: FB Glenn Gronkowski (Bills), OL Luke Hayes (Texans), OL Boston Stiverson (Cowboys), CB Morgan Burns (Titans)
Oklahoma: WR Durron Neal (Broncos), OL Ty Darlington (Titans), OL Nila Kasitati (Texans), LB Eric Striker (Bills), LB Dominique Alexander (Browns), LB Frank Shannon (Broncos)
Oklahoma State: WR David Glidden (Falcons), LB Ryan Simmons (Raiders), CB Kevin Peterson (Bears), CB Michael Hunter (Giants)
TCU: QB Trevone Boykin (Seahawks), RB Aaron Green (Rams), OL Jamelle Naff (Colts), DE Terrell Lathan (Titans), K Jaden Oberkrom (Jaguars)
Texas: WR Daje Johnson (Falcons), WR Marcus Johnson (Eagles), DE Shiro Davis (Redskins), DT Desmond Jackson (Chiefs), DB Duke Thomas (Texans), K Nick Rose (Falcons)
Texas Tech: DE Pete Robertson (Seahawks), LB Micah Awe (Buccaneers)
West Virginia: OL Marquis Lucas (Bills), DT Kyle Rose (Browns), LB Jared Barber (Panthers), LB Shaq Petteway (Chargers), DB Terrell Chestnut (Chargers), P Nick O'Toole (Vikings), LS John DePalma (Eagles)