More Vanderbilt players get NFL shot

Last time we looked at the draft aftermath for the Commodores two drafted players. Both Zac Stacy and Ryan Seymour will go into camp with their new teams looking to show enough talent to (at worst) be stashed away on the practice squad to learn the game at the NFL level. They will not be the only former black and gold players trying to fight their way onto an NFL squad in 2013.

Last time we looked at the draft aftermath for the Commodores two drafted players. Both Zac Stacy and Ryan Seymour will go into camp with their new teams looking to show enough talent to (at worst) be stashed away on the practice squad to learn the game at the NFL level. They will not be the only former black and gold players trying to fight their way onto an NFL squad in 2013. Here is a bunch more former 'Dores who signed undrafted free agent contracts in the crazy post draft scramble.

Jordan RodgersJacksonville Jaguars

Chances of making the team - High

Jacksonville is a mess. It seems they have been a mess ever since Mark Brunell moved on at the end of the 2003 season. The front office is far from enamored with incumbent starter and high 2011 draft pick Blaine Gabbert, but the options behind him are slim (Chad Henne). Rodgers therefore will have every chance to compete on an even playing field with both the two veterans and fellow UFA Matt Scott out of Arizona. Honestly, with the lack of talent in front of them it is not hard to envisage both members of the class of 2013 finding a spot on the roster.

Trey Wilson – Jacksonville Jaguars

Chances of making the team - High

Quick, name a defensive back playing for the Jaguars?

That should tell you everything you need to know about the chances of the talented and explosive Wilson to hang on to a spot in Northern Florida.

Rob LohrKansas City Chiefs

Chances of making the team - Medium/High

The Chiefs have run a 3-4 defense in the past and there is no reason to expect a change with Andy Reid in town. With last year's number one pick Dontari Poe showing flashes of dominance in his rookie season it is hard to see anyone else getting the majority of the snaps in that position. Losing the productive Ropati Pitoitua does leave a hole, however, and teams cannot ever have too much defensive line depth. If Lohr can prove his value as a swing end/tackle in the system then he should be able to find a practice squad spot at worst.

Richard KentSan Diego Chargers

Chances of making the team - Medium/High

It is hard to see Kent making the team ahead of veteran Mike Scifres who is one of the most consistent punters in the league. If Kent can impress on tape and in preseason though there is a chance a team with a more fluid punting situation could bring him in after cuts have been made.

Photos by Stan Jones.
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