Should have stayed in school? 8 SEC underclassmen go undrafted
Every year, a large number of draft-eligible former college football players do not get picked during the NFL Draft. For underclassmen who declare early and waive final seasons of eligibility, it stings to not have their name called by the time Round 7 comes to an end.
In 2020, seven former SEC players who opted to leave school early went undrafted:
- Auburn DL Nick Coe
- Auburn P Arryn Siposs
- LSU TE Thaddeus Moss
- Missouri OL Trystan Colon-Castillo
- South Carolina TE Kyle Markway
- Texas A&M WR Quartney Davis
- Texas A&M WR Kendrick Rogers
- Texas A&M DB Debione Renfro
Thaddeus Moss is undoubtedly the headlining name on the above list. Multiple players are worthy of asterisks. Siposs declared as a 27-year-old “underclassman.” Markway was also looking at a potential sixth-year-senior situation.
Making a 53-man NFL roster by signing as an undrafted free agent is not impossible, but it’s an uphill battle as it typically takes an incredible offseason to beat out draftees for limited roster spots. This year, of course, the coronavirus pandemic has made the offseason even more unpredictable. We’ll see what’s in store for the above seven players.