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2018 HBCU NFL Draft: UDFA and Tryout Tracker

NFL Draft

Keep up with all the HBCU stars signing free agent deals and earning tryouts here.

The NFL Draft has come and gone, but there’s still plenty of activity going on as teams sign undrafted free agents and issue camp invites.

While often confused, the difference between UDFAs and camp invites can sometimes be confused. UDFA’s are slightly higher on the priority scale, according to 2017 report.

“The main difference is if you’re an undrafted free agent, you sign your contract immediately,” the agent said. “If you’re getting invited for a tryout, you’re not signing a contract. You’re basically going out there with a two- or thee-day tryout and then they decide out of this pool of 15 or 20 guys they brought in, ‘OK, we’re going to sign this one or that one.’ Then at that point, (tryout players) sign their contract as an undrafted free agent.”

With that said…

Here are some of the key UDFAs from HBCUs this season.

RB Martez Carter, Grambling: Washington Redskins
DB Danny Johnson, Southern: Washington Redskins
OT Trent Scott, Grambling: Chargers
RB De’Lance Turner, Alcorn State: Baltimore Ravens
WR JaWill Davis, Bethune-Cookman: NY Giants

S Montrael Meander, Grambling: Cleveland Browns

OT Justin Evans, SC State: Baltimore Ravens
WR Darvin Kidsy, Texas Southern: Cleveland Browns
DT Owen Obasuyi, Hampton, Arizona Cardinals
LB Reggie Hunter, NCCU: Jacksonville Jaguars


Here are the minicamp invites:

LB Jeremy Taylor, North Carolina A&T: Pittsburgh Steelers

DL Chris Lee, Norfolk State: Washington Redskins

WR/KR Chris Gardin, North Carolina A&T: Chicago Bears

WR Trey Scott, North Carolina A&T, Buffalo Bills
DB Logan Oce, Virginia State: Washington Redskins
SS D Tere’ Calloway, Alabama A&M: Atlanta Falcons
DE Ebenezer Ogundeko, Tennessee State: Kansas City Chiefs
WR Patrick Smith, Tennessee State: Detroit Lions and NY Jets

DB Terrell Bonds, Tennessee State: Oakland Raiders and Chicago Bears
OL Ty Allen, Tennessee State: Seattle Seahawks

Be sure to check this post for updates.


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