5 Undrafted Free Agents Who Continue to Make a Big Impact as Rookies

December 16, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

An NFL player's draft status doesn't determine his career. It's merely the starting point.
The league is littered with talented participants who weren't drafted. As with any rookie class, there will always be those who rise above the biases against those who didn't warrant a valuable selection. 
Not everyone can successfully navigate the road less-traveled, though. When they do, a special person emerges on the other side. 
Ideally, every young football player would love to hear his name called on draft weekend, but only 253 had the pleasure of doing so this past spring. 
Others are overlooked for numerous reasons. Either they're not big or fast enough, hail from a small school, suffered injuries or whatever trait didn't fit the league's prototypical standards. Despite these perceived limitations, dozens of undrafted free agents still made active rosters. 
Of course, players such as Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, San Diego ...

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