Five undrafted free agents that could make impact in 2014
- Updated: May 24, 2014
Several undrafted free agents will make an impact on National Football League rosters in 2014 … and beyond. Here are five that have the talent to produce early in their NFL careers:
Chicago Bears: Christian Jones, OLB, Florida State. Jones was a productive player at Florida State, and is battling at a position in which the Bears are extremely thin. Jones played inside, but is better suited to play weak side linebacker.
Green Bay Packers: Adrian Hubbard, OLB, Alabama. Despite not standing out in any one area, Hubbard has a good all-around game, and could challenge for a spot as a reserve outside backer during his rookie campaign.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Damian Copeland, WR, Louisville. The Jaguars are razor thin at receiver, and Copeland was a very productive and quick receiver for the Cardinals. I could see Copeland developing as a good slot receiver in this league.
New York Giants: Kelcy Quarles, DT, South Carolina. Quarles fits what the Giants look for in a defensive tackle: He’s quick and disruptive. If he can clean up his technique, and work on his conditioning, Quarles could earn playing time this season.
Seattle Seahawks: Jackson Jeffcoat, DE/LB, Texas. Jeffcoat is an underrated prospect, and Pete Carroll is a master in taking defensive ends with similar physical traits, and turning them into productive players at the next level. This is a good fit for both Jeffcoat, and the Seahawks.