You've probably heard by now that former Ole Miss star Donte Moncrief was taken in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. Moncrief was the only former Rebel to hear his name called over the weekend, but the annual scramble to sign undrafted free agents has given a few more a chance to follow him to the league. At least three have signed rookie contracts -- Jeff Scott, Pierce Burton and Emmanuel McCray -- and a handful of others have been invited to minicamps, where they'll compete for a spot on the roster.
RB Jeff Scott signs with Bengals
Scott becomes the sixth running back on Cincinnati's roster, joining starter Giovani Bernard, former Rebel BenJarvus Green-Ellis and 2014 second-round pick Jeremy Hill out of LSU. Scott won't be able to to compete with those guys as a traditional back, but he has a chance to make the 53-man roster as a flex option in the mold of Dexter McCluster and as a special teamer. His best chance of making an impact will be as a punt returner, but he'll have to beat out sixth-year man Brandon Tate, who averaged 9.3 yards per return last season.
OT Pierce Burton signs with Vikings
The run-heavy Vikings are a good fit for Burton, who will be hoping for a job as a backup right tackle. His most direct competition for a roster spot will be Tennessee's Antonio "Tiny" Richardson, who also signed a rookie free agent contract over the weekend. Tiny is 6'6, 335 pounds and was projected as high as a second round prospect by some experts.
OG Emmanuel McCray signs with Rams
A starting spot is out of reach for McCray, as St. Louis re-signed right guard Rodger Saffold this offseason and No. 2 overall draft pick Greg Robinson out of Auburn will likely move from tackle to guard in the NFL. The position is thin on depth though (there are only three more guards listed on the roster), so he has the chance to stick as a backup.
P Tyler Campbell invited to Bears minicamp
Campbell told the Cup he's heading to Chicago this weekend, where he'll get a chance to make an early impression. The biggest concern for him is the fact that the Bears spent a sixth round pick on punter/NFL Combine superhero Pat O'Donnell out of Miami. If you didn't catch any of his story at the combine, he ran a 4.62 40-yard dash and benched pressed more than Jadeveon Clowney.
K Andrew Ritter invited to Patriots minicamp
I haven't seen this anywhere on Twitter, but Campbell told me on Sunday that his special teams mate had gotten an invite to New England. It's hard to imagine Ritter has any real chance to push Stephen Gostowski, who has two Pro Bowls under his belt and connected a career-best 92.7 percent in 2013.
WR Ja-Mes Logan heading to Patriots
Logan tweeted that he's also bound for New England, though it's unclear whether he's signed a contract or is just attending a minicamp. The Pats don't have any stars at the position, but they are deep. They have 11 wideouts under contract, and Danny Amendola, Aaron Dobson, Julian Edelman, Brandon LaFell and Kenbrell Thompkins are likely locked into roster spots.
LB Mike Marry heading to Buccaneers
Once again, there hasn't been any confirmation whether this is a contract or a minicamp invitation, but @LandSharkNation is reporting Marry is off to Tampa. The Bucs' unofficial depth chart lists Mason Foster, Dane Fletcher and Damaso Munoz at the middle linebacker position.
The biggest name I haven't heard is Charles Sawyer, who I would fully expect to at least get a tryout somewhere.