After Mr. Irrelevant is selected on Saturday night and the draft is officially over, most TV stations start doing their final wrap ups and fans start discussing how their teams did.
But for the teams themselves, that’s when the madness begins. The entire pool of players who weren’t drafted is up for grabs on a first come first serve basis.
LSU football tweeted, “Congrats
@LSUfball UD free agents: Aghayere @Seahawks; Clement @Giants; Faulk @Browns; Ford + Lonergan @ChicagoBears; Shepard + Wing @Eagles.” For those keeping score, that’s (a school record) 9 Tigers chosen in the draft and 7 signed in the hours following the draft.
According to Nola.com, the Saints have singed 12 undrafted free agents as of 10:30 Sunday night, including Tulane quarterback Ryan Griffin and Louisiana-Monroe tight end Keavon Milton. Nola.com reports, “According to sources and Twitter feeds of players and coaches, the Saints have agreed to terms with Tulane quarterback Ryan Griffin, Michigan offensive lineman Elliott Mealer, Utah cornerback Ryan Lacy, North Carolina linebacker Kevin Reddick, Stanford linebacker Chase Thomas, Louisiana-Monroe tight end Keavon Milton, Nebraska defensive end Eric Martin, Central Florida linebacker Ray Shipman, West Virginia running back Shawne Alston, Grand Valley State guard Tim Lelito, Idaho State tight end Josh Hill and Georgia Tech cornerback Rod Sweeting.”
Other Louisiana undrafted free agents include Louisiana Lafayette corner back Melvin White to the Carolina Panthers (Reported by NFL.com), Louisiana Tech outside tackle Oscar Johnson to the Tennessee Titans (Reported by NFL.com), Southeastern Louisiana linebacker Devan Walker to the Chargers (Reported by NBCSports.com), Louisiana Tech punter Ryan Allen to the Patriots (Reported by nepatriotsdraft.com), Lousiana Tech running back/wide reciever Ray Holley to the Baltimore Ravens (Reported by nepatriotsdraft.com), Louisiana Tech quarterback Colby Cameron to the Carolina Panthers (Reported by nepatriotsdraft.com), Louisiana Lafayette wide receiver Javone Lawson to the Arizona Cardinals (Reported by nepatriotsdraft.com), Louisiana Tech guard Kevin Saia to the St. Louis Rams (Reported by nepatriotsdraft.com), and Louisiana College outside tackle Jeremy Vujnovich (Reported by nepatriotsdraft.com).