CHICAGO -- The frenzied pace of undrafted free-agent signings went well into the night Saturday, and in the aftermath, a number of top undrafted prospects found their way to clubs with whom they have a legitimate chance to thrive.
Here are seven of the most intriguing post-draft pickups:
Don't think for a minute that the former Auburn quarterback didn't make a strong impression on coach Gus Bradley at the Senior Bowl, when he shelved his quarterback career before the first practice to embark on a tricky position switch to cornerback. Marshall has the length and size (6-1, 210) that Bradley likes in his corners and could be a nice special-teams addition while he shakes the rust off his three-year layoff from the position.
The Cowboys signed two in-state receivers after the draft, Goodley and Houston's Deontay Greenberry. But it's Goodley who has the better chance of landing a spot on the Cowboys' roster. He was solid at the Senior Bowl and is a physical player at 5-10, 210 pounds. His production as a senior slipped slightly at Baylor, but his prolific junior season (71 catches, 1,339 yards, 13 touchdowns) offers hope for his chances.
The athletic tight end from South Alabama didn't post big numbers as a senior, but he was projected as high as a fifth-round pick and ran a 4.65 at the NFL Scouting Combine. Considering the Jets spent a high 2014 pick on Jace Amaro, Saxton won't be seeing the field on offense as a flex tight end anytime soon. But he's athletic enough to be a special-teams player and work on his offensive game from there.
Coming out of Texas A&M's hurry-up, no-huddle passing attack, Clear needs to clear his mind of any thoughts of being a downfield target in Pittsburgh. He's built to be an in-line tight end who should be able to cave the edge (6-5, 277 pounds). Motivation and mental makeup were the pre-draft concerns about him, but if Clear wants to be a Sunday player, Pittsburgh is a good place for him to reinvent his profile.
Drummond had a solid showing at the Senior Bowl and was a key member of one of the top defenses in college football last year at Michigan State. He's not especially physical -- never a good thing for a safety -- but he has a lot of the traits scouts look for.
The TCU cover man's 4.63 40-yard dash at the combine was a concern, and he doesn't have the size to match up with bigger receivers outside. But he'll have a good chance to make an impact if the Falcons can find room for him as a nickelback in the slot.
The Titans picked up a big hitter from Ole Miss in Prewitt. He's an aggressive, old-school safety who enjoys disrupting the opposing running game. Prewitt led the SEC in interceptions as a junior in 2013, but is more of an enforcer than ballhawk. Also a potential ace of a special-teams player, Prewitt is as likely to make an NFL team as anyone on this list.