Last season, 59 undrafted rookie free agents made Week 1 rosters, including Justin Tucker, the kicker for the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. If that's not enough convincing on importance of the priority free agents, then consider that there are 15 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame who went undrafted.
These players still have a chance of finding the right situation to succeed:
1. Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee -- Bray came out of school early to pursue a career in the NFL. He had better success at the end of the 2012 season than at the beginning, and displayed probably the strongest arms of any quarterback in this year's draft class. (UPDATE: Bray reportedly has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.)
2. Jeff Tuel, QB, Washington State -- Mike Leach, the coach at Washington State, called me about a week ago and said that he thought Tuel had a real good chance of developing into an NFL starting quarterback in time. Tuel is a developmental prospect with the ability to be an eventual starter in the right situation. (UPDATE: Tuel has signed with the Bills, the Buffalo News reported.
8. Emmett Cleary, OT, Boston College -- Cleary played left tackle at Boston College, but he might not be able to do that in the NFL. He is a big, long-armed player whose best spot might be right tackle.