The story of the NFL Draft, at least from an Ole Miss perspective, was Chad Kelly becoming the most relevant Mr. Irrelevant in draft history. After sitting through three days and 252 picks, one of the most prolific quarterbacks in SEC history finally heard his name called by the Denver Broncos, joining Evan Engram (first round to the Giants), D.J. Jones (sixth round to the 49ers) and Derrick Jones (sixth round to the Jets) as the fourth former Rebel selected.
Not everyone heard their name called, however. That includes Damore’ea Stringfellow, the physical wideout whose arrest in Washington probably dropped him down draft boards, and Tony Conner, the former five-star who’s battled a knee injury for the better part of two years. For those that didn’t get picked, signing as an undrafted free agent offers an alternate route to the league.
Here’s a running list of all of the former Rebels who have signed in the wake of the draft.
- RB Akeem Judd: Tennessee Titans
- OT Jeremy Liggins: Seattle Seahawks
- WR Damore’ea Stringfellow: Miami Dolphins
- DE Fadol Brown: Oakland Raiders
- CB Tony Bridges: Seattle Seahawks
- WR Quincy Adeboyejo: Baltimore Ravens
- CB Carlos Davis: Baltimore Ravens
It's not how you start, it's how you finish. With that being said Thank you @Ravens for the opportunity. God makes no mistakes— Quincy Adeboyejo (@QuincyA18) April 29, 2017
Thanks @Seahawks for giving me the opportunity to showcase my talent,you got a great one!!!— Tony Bridges (@tdreads23) April 30, 2017