The second the last pick is turned in, chaos begins. All 32 teams now have first come first serve access to hundreds of prospects that didn’t get drafted.
As we all know, these Undrafted Free Agents (UDFA) can go on to make rosters, and even become stars in the league.
The Chargers managed to sign 15 of these UDFA (so far) and they will be competing this summer to become one of the final 53 players that makes the regular season roster, or be kept on the 10 man Practice Squad.
TE Sean Culkin – Missouri
C Dillon Deboer – Florida Atlantic
CB Michael Davis – BYU
RB Austin Ekeler – Western State
LB Nigel Harris – South Florida
QB Eli Jenkins – Jacksonville State
K Younghoe Koo – Georgia Southern
LB Mike Moore – Kansas State
LB James Onwualu – Notre Dame
WR Andre Patton – Rutgers
WR Artavis Scott – Clemson
CB Brandon Stewart – Kansas
CB Brad Watson – Wake Forest
WR Dontre Wilson – Ohio State
T Mason Zandi – South Carolina
Of this list there are only a few interesting names.
On Defense we have CB Michael Davis from BYU has great size and speed at 6’2, 200lbs and ran a 4.40 at his pro day. He only had 2.5 career INT, however he had close to 20 PBU. LB James Onwualu from Notre Dame was a team captain and very productive in his Senior year netting 11.5 TFL, 2 Sacks, 5 PBU, 3 FF, and 77 Total Tackles, Ian Rapoport tweeted that he received a lot of interest when the draft closed but the Chargers won the race to sign him. Wake Forrest CB Brad Watson is interesting, he is 6’0 188, and only had a 4.65 40 yard dash at his pro day, but over the last 2 seasons he has 4 INT and 22 PBU.
On Offense, RB Austin Ekeler went to a small DII school in Colorado, and measures in at only 5’8 and 195 lbs, but ran for just shy of 6k yards in 4 years. He also ran a 4.43 and had a 40.5” vert at his pro day. WR Artavis Scott is 1st round pick Mike Williams’ teammate and could fight for a PS spot. WR/RB/KR Dontre Wilson split time between RB and WR while also being a big contributor returning kicks. He is a versatile weapon that could find a spot.
Then there is K Younghoe Koo. Koo only had 35 career FG attempts but nailed 31 of them with a long of 53 yards. He also has a pretty sweet trick shot kick video.