NewsNo HBCU Players Taken In NFL Draft, Few Being Given a Chance

No HBCU Players Taken In NFL Draft, Few Being Given a Chance

by Cedric ‘BIG CED’ Thornton

Though no HBCU players were drafted to the NFL, some have been invited as undrafted free agents and mini-camp participants.

HBCU Buzz reported that at least 21 undrafted players were invited by multiple teams with mini-camp invites or as undrafted free agents this summer. The athletes invited as undrafted free agents can negotiate and sign with any team interested in them. Players invited to mini-camps are given the opportunity to participate with the teams, and it also provides team personnel a chance to assess the players attending.

The former HBCU players invited as undrafted free agents and the teams who extended the invitation:

Jordan Toles, Morgan State – Baltimore Ravens
Willie Drew, Virginia State – Carolina Panthers
Ian Wheeler, Howard – Chicago Bears
Jarveon Howard, Alcorn State – Green Bay Packers
Jeblonski Green, South Carolina State – Indianapolis Colts
Mikey Victor, Alabama State – New England Patriots
Marcus Riley, Florida A&M – New York Jets
Anim Dankwah, Howard – Philadelphia Eagles
Sundiata Anderson, Grambling State – Seattle Seahawks

Players that were given an invitation to participate in mini-camp:

Aidan Hemphill, Texas Southern – Indianapolis Colts
Noah Washington, Morgan State – Minnesota Vikings
Tairiq Stewart, North Carolina A&T – New England Patriots
Terrell Jennings, Florida A&M– New England Patriots
Isaiah Major, Florida A&M – New Orleans Saints
Michael Chris-Ike, Delaware State – New York Jets
Patrick Godbolt, South Carolina State – New York Jets
Brandon Codrington, North Carolina Central – New York Jets
Taymon Cooke, North Carolina A&T – New York Jets
Aeneas Dennis, Benedict College – Pittsburg Steelers
Jeremy Moussa, Florida A&M – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Source: Black Enterprise


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