Analysis

Top undrafted rookie free agents following the 2021 NFL Draft

The 2021 NFL Draft is in the books -- but teams aren't done building their rosters quite yet. Below is my position-by-position ranking of the top undrafted players in line to land spots as rookie free agents.

Quarterbacks

  1. Jamie Newman, Georgia/Wake Forest (UPDATE: Signing with the Eagles, per Tom Pelissero.)
  2. Shane Buechele, SMU (UPDATE: Signing with the Chiefs, per Tom Pelissero.)
  3. K.J. Costello, Mississippi State
  4. Feleipe Franks, Arkansas (UPDATE: Signing with the Falcons, per the team.)
  5. Zac Thomas, Appalachian State
  6. Zach Smith, Tulsa
  7. Peyton Ramsey, Northwestern
  8. Kevin Thomson, Washington
  9. Zerrick Cooper, Jacksonville State
  10. Ageel Glass, Alabama A&M
  11. David Moore, Central Michigan
  12. Brady Davis, Illinois State

Running backs

  1. Javian Hawkins, Louisville (UPDATE: Signing with the Falcons, per the team.)
  2. Rakeem Boyd, Arkansas (UPDATE: Signing with the Lions, per the team.)
  3. Jaret Patterson, Buffalo (UPDATE: Signing with Washington, per Tom Pelissero.)
  4. CJ Marable, Coastal Carolina
  5. Mekhi Sargent, Iowa
  6. Spencer Brown, Alabama-Birmingham
  7. Trey Ragas, Louisiana-Lafayette (UPDATE: Signing with the Raiders, per the team.)
  8. Nate McCrary, Saginaw Valley State (UPDATE: Signing with the Ravens, per the team.)
  9. Deon Jackson, Duke (UPDATE: Signing with the Colts, per the team.)
  10. Shakif Seymour, Toledo
  11. Dedrick Mills, Nebraska (UPDATE: Signing with the Lions, per the team.)
  12. A.J. Rose, Kentucky (UPDATE: Signing with the Vikings, per the team.)
  13. Billy McCrary, Abilene Christian
  14. Josh Johnson, Louisiana-Monroe (UPDATE: Signing with the Seahawks, per the team.)
  15. Shane Simpson, Virginia
  16. JaQuan Hardy, Tiffin (UPDATE: Signing with the Cowboys, per the team.)
  17. Stevie Scott III, Indiana (UPDATE: Signing with the Saints, per the team.)
  18. Brenden Knox, Marshall (UPDATE: Signing with the Cowboys, per the team.)
  19. Garrett Groshek, Wisconsin (UPDATE: Signing with the Raiders, per the team.)
  20. Pooka Williams Jr., Kansas (UPDATE: Signing with the Bengals, per the team.)
  21. Caleb Huntley, Ball State (UPDATE: Signing with the Falcons, per the team.)

Wide receivers

  1. Marlon Williams, UCF
  2. Austin Watkins Jr., Alabama-Birmingham (UPDATE: Signing with the 49ers, per the team.)
  3. Cade Johnson, South Dakota State (UPDATE: Signing with the Seahawks, per Tom Pelissero.)
  4. Jonathan Adams, Arkansas State (UPDATE: Signing with the Lions, per the team.)
  5. Damon Hazelton, Missouri (UPDATE: Signing with the Texans, per the team.)
  6. Whop Philyor, Indiana (UPDATE: Signing with the Vikings, per the team.)
  7. Damonte Coxie, Memphis
  8. Josh Imatorbhebhe, Illinois (UPDATE: Signing with the Jaguars, per Tom Pelissero.)
  9. Warren Jackson, Colorado State (UPDATE: Signing with the Broncos, per the team.)
  10. Tamorrion Terry, Florida State (UPDATE: Signing with the Seahawks, per the team.)
  11. Trevon Grimes, Florida UPDATE: Signing with the Eagles, per the team.)
  12. Sage Surratt, Wake Forest (UPDATE: Signing with the Lions, per the team.)
  13. Dai'Jean Dixon, Nicholls State
  14. Tyler Vaughns, USC (UPDATE: Signing with the Colts, per the team.)
  15. Tim Jones, Southern Mississippi (UPDATE: Signing with the Jaguars, per the team.)
  16. Isaiah McKoy, Kent State (UPDATE: Signing with the Steelers, per Tom Pelissero.)
  17. Rico Bussey, Hawaii (UPDATE: Signing with the Steelers, per Tom Pelissero.)
  18. Connor Wedington, Stanford (UPDATE: Signing with the Seahawks, per the team.)
  19. Javon McKinley, Notre Dame (UPDATE: Signing with the Lions, per the team.)

Tight ends

  1. Kenny Yeboah, Mississippi (UPDATE: Signing with the Jets, per Tom Pelissero.)
  2. Nick Eubanks, Michigan (UPDATE: Signing with the Cowboys, per the team.)
  3. Cary Angeline, North Carolina State (UPDATE: Signing with the Cardinals, per his agent.)
  4. Tony Poljan, Virginia (UPDATE: Signing with the Ravens, per the team.)
  5. Miller Forristall, Alabama (UPDATE: Signing with the Titans, per Tom Pelissero.)
  6. Matt Bushman, Brigham Young (UPDATE: Signing with the Raiders, per the team.)
  7. Shaun Beyer, Iowa (UPDATE: Signing with Broncos, per the team.)
  8. Jack Stoll, Nebraska UPDATE: Signing with the Eagles, per the team.)
  9. Pro Wells, TCU (UPDATE: Signing with the Bengals, per the team.)
  10. Carl Tucker, Alabama (UPDATE: Signing with the Dolphins, per the team.)
  11. Quintin Morris, Bowling Green State (UPDATE: Signing with the Bills, per the team.)
  12. Artayvious Lynn, TCU (UPDATE: Signing with the Cowboys, per the team.)
  13. Tory Carter, LSU (UPDATE: Signing with the Titans, per Tom Pelissero.)
  14. Briley Moore-McKinney, Kansas State
  15. Dylan Soehner, Iowa State (UPDATE: Signing with the Saints, per the team.)
  16. Jake Hausmann, Ohio State (UPDATE: Signing with the Lions, per the team.)
  17. Brock Wright, Notre Dame (UPDATE: Signing with the Lions, per the team.)

Offensive tackles

  1. Jake Curhan, California (UPDATE: Signing with the Seahawks, per the team.)
  2. Adrian Ealy, Oklahoma (UPDATE: Signing with the Ravens, per the team.)
  3. Syrus Tuitele, Fresno State (UPDATE: Signing with the Bills, per the team.)
  4. Drew Himmelman, Illinois State (UPDATE: Signing with the Broncos, per the team.)
  5. Greg Eiland, Mississippi State (UPDATE: Signing with the Seahawks, per the team.)
  6. Grant Hermanns, Purdue (UPDATE: Signing with the Jets, per the team.)

Interior offensive linemen

  1. Drake Jackson, Kentucky (UPDATE: Signing with the Lions, per the team.)
  2. David Moore, Grambling State (UPDATE: Signing with the Panthers, per Tom Pelissero.)
  3. Sadarius Hutcherson, South Carolina
  4. Tommy Kraemer, Notre Dame (UPDATE: Signing with the Lions, per the team.)
  5. Tristen Hoge, Brigham Young (UPDATE: Signing with the Jets, per the team.)
  6. Robert Jones, Middle Tennessee State (UPDATE: Signing with the Dolphins, per the team.)
  7. Ryan McCollum, Texas A&M (UPDATE: Signing with the Texans, per Tom Pelissero.)
  8. Brett Heggie, Florida
  9. Bryce Hargrove, Pittsburgh (UPDATE: Signing with the Falcons, per the team.)
  10. Kayode Awosika, Buffalo UPDATE: Signing with the Eagles, per the team.)
  11. Danny Godlevske, Miami (Ohio)
  12. Carson Green, Texas A&M (UPDATE: Signing with the Texans, per Tom Pelissero.)
  13. Jared Hocker, Texas A&M (UPDATE: Signing with the Seahawks, per the team.)
  14. Chandon Herring, Brigham Young
  15. Sam Cooper, Merrimack (UPDATE: Signing with the Ravens, per the team.)
  16. Cole Banwart, Iowa
  17. Ryan Neuzil, Appalachian State (UPDATE: Signing with the Falcons, per the team.)
  18. Joe Sculthorpe, North Carolina State (UPDATE: Signing with the Falcons, per the team.)

Edge rushers/defensive ends

  1. Hamilcar Rashed Jr., Oregon State (UPDATE: Signing with the Jets, per the team.)
  2. Charles Snowden, Virginia (UPDATE: Signing with the Bears, per Tom Pelissero.)
  3. Jamar Watson, Kentucky (UPDATE: Signing with the Steelers, per Tom Pelissero.)
  4. JaQuan Bailey, Iowa State UPDATE: Signing with the Eagles, per the team.)
  5. Kobe Jones, Mississippi State (UPDATE: Signing with the Falcons, per the team.)
  6. Eli Howard, Texas Tech (UPDATE: Signing with the Falcons, per the team.)
  7. Romeo McKnight, Charlotte (UPDATE: Signing with the Browns, per the team.)
  8. Justus Reed, Virginia Tech

Interior defensive linemen

  1. Marvin Wilson, Florida State (**UPDATE:** Signing with the Browns, per the team.)
  2. Darius Stills, West Virginia (UPDATE:Signing with the Raiders, per the team.)
  3. Carlo Kemp, Michigan (UPDATE:Signing with the Packers, per the team.)
  4. Mustafa Johnson, Colorado
  5. Naquan Jones, Michigan State (UPDATE:Signing with the Titans, per Tom Pelissero.)
  6. Forrest Merrill, Arkansas State (UPDATE:Signing with the Chargers, per the team.)
  7. Malik Herring, Georgia
  8. Xavier Kelly, Arkansas (UPDATE:Signing with the Ravens, per the team.)
  9. Jordon Scott, Oregon (UPDATE:Signing with the Vikings, per the team.)
  10. Kyree Campbell, Florida
  11. Jack Heflin, Iowa (UPDATE:Signing with the Packers, per Tom Pelissero.)
  12. Zeandae Johnson, California (UPDATE:Signing with the Vikings, per the team.)
  13. Elijah Ponder, Cincinnati
  14. Jerome Johnson, Indiana (UPDATE:Signing with the Dolphins, per the team.)
  15. Lorenzo Neal, Purdue (UPDATE: Signing with the Saints, per the team.)
  16. Daniel Archibong, Temple
  17. Drew Wiley, Kansas State

Linebackers

  1. Dylan Moses, Alabama (UPDATE: Signing with the Jaguars, per Tom Pelissero.)
  2. Anthony Hines III, Texas A&M (UPDATE: Signing with the Cowboys, per the team.)
  3. Justin Hilliard, Ohio State (UPDATE: Signing with the 49ers, per Tom Pelissero.)
  4. Paddy Fisher, Northwestern (UPDATE: Signing with the Panthers, per Tom Pelissero.)
  5. Riley Cole, South Alabama
  6. Tuf Borland, Ohio State (UPDATE: Signing with the Vikings, per the team.)
  7. Erroll Thompson, Mississippi State (UPDATE: Signing with the Falcons, per the team.)
  8. Dorian Etheridge, Louisville (UPDATE: Signing with the Falcons, per the team.)
  9. Tavante Beckett, Marshall (UPDATE: Signing with the Lions, per the team.)
  10. Zane Zandier, Virginia
  11. Max Richardson, Boston College (UPDATE: Signing with the Raiders, per the team.)
  12. David Curry, Georgia Tech (UPDATE: Signing with the Broncos, per the team.)
  13. Antjuan Simmons, Michigan State
  14. Amen Ogbongbemiga, Oklahoma State (UPDATE: Signing with the Chargers, per Tom Pelissero.)
  15. Milo Eifler, Illinois (UPDATE: Signing with the Jets, per the team.)
  16. Curtis Robinson, Stanford (UPDATE: Signing with the Broncos, per the team.)
  17. Elijah Sullivan, Kansas State (UPDATE: Signing with the 49ers, per the team.)
  18. Shaq Smith, Maryland (UPDATE: Signing with the Saints, per the team.)
  19. Ethan Tucky, Cincinnati

Safeties

  1. Trill Williams, Syracuse (UPDATE: Waived by the Saints, per the team.)
  2. Ar'Darius Washington, TCU (UPDATE: Signing with the Ravens, per the team.)
  3. Paris Ford, Pittsburgh
  4. Tariq Thompson, San Diego State (UPDATE: Signing with the Bills, per the team.)
  5. Christian Uphoff, Illinois State (UPDATE: Signing with the Packers, per Tom Pelissero.)
  6. Eric Burrell, Wisconsin (UPDATE: Waived by the Saints, per the team.)
  7. Lamont Wade, Penn State (UPDATE: Signing with the Steelers, per Tom Pelissero.)
  8. Aashari Crosswell, Arizona State (UPDATE: Signing with the Seahawks, per the team.)
  9. Brad Stewart Jr., Florida
  10. Dwayne Johnson Jr., San Diego State (UPDATE: Signing with the Falcons, per the team.)
  11. Nick Pickett, Oregon
  12. Zayne Anderson, Brigham Young
  13. Tyler Coyle, Purdue (UPDATE: Signing with the Cowboys, per the team.)
  14. Donovan Stiner, Florida (UPDATE: Signing with the Steelers, per Tom Pelissero.)
  15. Marcus Murphy, Mississippi State (UPDATE: Signing with the Falcons, per Tom Pelissero.)
  16. Brendon White, Rutgers (UPDATE: Signing with the Jets, per the team.)
  17. D'Angelo Amos, Virginia (**UPDATE:** Signing with the Lions, per the team.)

Cornerbacks

  1. Bryan Mills, North Carolina Central (UPDATE: Signing with the Seahawks, per the team.)
  2. Bryce Thompson, Tennessee (UPDATE: Signing with the Saints, per the team.)
  3. Shakur Brown, Michigan State (UPDATE: Signing with the Steelers, per Tom Pelissero.)
  4. Olaijah Griffin, USC (UPDATE: Signing with the Bills, per the team.)
  5. Emmanuel Rugamba, Miami (Ohio) (UPDATE: Signing with the Browns, per the team.)
  6. Mike Hampton, South Florida
  7. DJ Daniel, Georgia (UPDATE: Signing with the Jaguars, per the team.)
  8. Mark Gilbert, Duke (UPDATE: Signing with the Steelers, per Tom Pelissero.)
  9. Jerry Jacobs, Arkansas (UPDATE: Signing with the Lions, per the team.)
  10. Lorenzo Burns, Arizona
  11. Mac McCain III, North Carolina A&T (UPDATE: Signing with the Broncos, per the team.)
  12. Antonio Phillips, Ball State (UPDATE: Signing with the Bengals, per the team.)
  13. KJ Sails, South Florida
  14. Nick McCloud, Notre Dame (UPDATE: Signing with the Bills, per the team.)
  15. A.J. Parker, Kansas State (UPDATE: Signing with the Lions, per the team.)

Specialists

  1. Max Duffy, punter, Kentucky
  2. James Smith, punter, Cincinnati
  3. Jose Borregales, kicker, Miami
  4. Riley Patterson, kicker, Memphis (UPDATE: Signing with the Vikings, per the team.)
  5. Drue Chrisman, punter, Ohio State (UPDATE: Signing with the Bengals, per the team.)
  6. Oscar Bradburn, punter, Virginia Tech
  7. Turner Bernard, long snapper, San Diego State (UPDATE: Signing with the Vikings, per the team.)

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