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Players To Watch Late In The NFL Draft

While many players from the teams we cover have a good shot at hearing their names called during the NFL draft, undrafted free agents can be huge pickups.

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Sometimes, all it takes for a player to hear his name called at the NFL Draft is for one team to fall in love with him. Here are a few players that could hear their names called or could end up as undrafted free agents with a chance to make an NFL roster.

We have rolled through the top prospects here and now look at some of the players that are on the edge of getting drafted.

  • Keenan Reynolds, ATH, Navy: The all time leading rusher for a quarterback and the all time leader in touchdowns, Reynolds has been excellent in college. Could get drafted in one of the late rounds.
  • Kalan Reed, CB, Southern Miss: A solid cornerback that stood out in 2015. Reed could be a sixth or seventh round pick for a team looking at a nickel back that could develop into more.
  • Demarcus Ayers, WR, Houston: Declared for the NFL after an impressive 2015 season. Ayers did not look good in the combine. Ayers is looking at undrafted free agency.
  • Taylor Fallin, OT, Memphis: Fallin had an excellent career, but NFL scouts see him as a plodding tackle that will struggle to make block versus athletic defenders. Graded as an undrafted free agent.
  • Robby Anderson, WR, Temple: Anderson has been productive during his time at Temple, but he missed the 2014 season due to academic issues. Projected as a sixth or seventh round possibility.
  • Mykhael Quave, OL, Louisiana-Lafayette: Quave has talent, but he is also coming off of a rotator cuff injury. Projected to be an undrafted free agent. Quave could end up on a practice squad this fall.
  • Kyle Friend, OL, Temple: Friend is one of the strongest players in the draft with 41 reps on the bench press. He is projected as a late round pick that could slide into undrafted free agency.
  • Sean Price, TE, South Florida:Price has tight end skills and could be a great fit for the right team. His lack of height hurts his draft stock. Projected to be an undrafted free agent.
  • Adrian McDonald, S, Houston: McDonald was a very productive college player that has trouble translating to the NFL. At 5-11, 205 pounds, he is a bit small. Projected to be an undrafted free agent.
  • Montese Overton, OLB, East Carolina: The ultimate tweener, Overton is undersized to play linebacker at the NFL level and not athletic enough to move to safety. He will be an undrafted free agent.
  • Richard Leonard, CB, Florida International: Leonard is too small for many NFL teams. A team may take a flier on him in the seventh round with his excellent return skills.
  • Brian Price, DT, UTSA: At 6-3, 320 pounds, NFL team love the size of Price. He played well versus quality competition. Expect Price to get invited to camp as an undrafted free agent.
  • Davonte Allen, WR, Marshall: A player that has lots of untapped potential, Allen could be a player brought in to the practice squad to develop. He is projected as an undrafted free agent.
  • Ike Harris, OL, East Carolina: I watched Harris play all season and cannot figure him out. He looks like an All-American on one play and bad on the next. He is an undrafted free agent that could surprise many in camp.
  • Zeek Bigger, LB, East Carolina: An incredibly productive in East Carolina's 3-4 defense. He was a tackling machine that fits perfectly in the late 80s/early 90s NFL. Could make a team as an undrafted free agent.
  • Michael Wakefield, DE/OLB, FIU: A player that never could quite put everything together during his time at FIU, Wakefield has unquestioned talent but no real position. Undrafted free agent is his only way to the NFL.
  • Deandre Reaves, WR, Marshall: Solid wide receiver, but Reaves has to prove to NFL teams that he is worthy of a roster spot due to his return skills alone. Undrafted free agency is his best bet.
I did not delve into the Sun Belt as much as other conferences. Fellow Underdog Writer Jeremy Harper handled that with his ten best bets for the NFL from the Sun Belt. Check that out here.