Media sources report that the Redskins signed the following undrafted rookies: Tulane nose tackle Chris Davenport, Southern wide receiver Lee Doss, BYU wide receiver Cody Hoffman, Indiana wide receiver Kofi Hughes, Northwestern wide receiver Rashad Lawrence, Texas-El Paso tight end Kevin Perry, Southern Cal running back Silas Redd, Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees, North Dakota State defensive back Bryan Shepherd and Arkansas nose tackle Robert Thomas.
The NFL conducted 17-round Drafts in the past. Most of these prospects would have been drafted then. The seven-round draft we see today is by agreement with the players’ union. Teams need many players to fill out a full practice roster for training camp. Undrafted Free agents, sometimes called camp bodies, face long odds to make the team, but this is their shot at their NFL dream.
Good luck, fellas.
The Redskins’ three-day rookie camp starts today. The team’s first Organized Team Activity (OTA) begins May 27.