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Teams begin scramble to sign undrafted players

NEW YORK -- It was still early in the seventh round of the draft Saturday afternoon when Pat Kirwan and I were chatting with Baltimore Ravens director of player personne Eric DeCosta on Sirius NFL Radio. He was very excited to tell us about the players the Ravens had drafted over the last three days, but he did seem a little distracted.

"I've gotta go, guys," he said at the end of the interview. "We're already busy making calls to these guys that haven't been drafted yet."

Undrafted free agents sign

Now that the draft is over, teams are trying to sign the best college talent still available. Get the list of undrafted rookie free agents who have signed thus far. **More ...**

Teams that waited until after all 255 names were called before evaluating who's left on their draft boards are already behind the eight ball. There will be a mad scramble to sign these rookie free agents. They all are long shots, of course, just to make an NFL roster. But you never know when you will find the next Kurt Warner or Tony Romo.

With that in mind, here is my list of the top players that were still available at the end of the 2010 NFL Draft, and where they have since signed (or received a tryout):

Jarrett Brown, West Virginia: San Francisco 49ers (Source: Santa Rosa Press Democrat)
Billy Cundiff, Ashland
Max Hall, BYU: Arizona Cardinals (Source: BYU campus newspaper Website)
Travis Harris, Edinboro: Jacksonville Jaguars (Source: Associated Press)
Tim Hiller, Western Michigan: Indianapolis Colts (Source:, official site)
Matt Nichols, Eastern Washington: Dallas Cowboys (Source: Dallas Morning News)
Dom Randolph, Holy Cross: New York Giants (Source: Telegram & Gazette)
Jevan Snead, Mississippi: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Source: NFL Network's Jason La Canfora)

Running back
Joique Bell, Wayne State: Buffalo Bills (Source:
LeGarrette Blount, Oregon: Tennessee Titans (Source: Tennessean)
Carlos Brown, Michigan: New Orleans Saints (Source: Saints)
Cory Jackson, Maryland: San Diego Chargers (Source: Chargers)
Javarris James, Miami (Fla.): Indianapolis Colts (Source: *Naples Daily News
Stafon Johnson, USC: Tennessee Titans (Source: Personal Twitter account)
Darius Marshall, Marshall
Alfonso Smith, Kentucky: Arizona Cardinals (Source: Carroll County Times)
Shawnbrey McNeal, SMU: San Diego Chargers (Source: Chargers)
Brandon Minor, Michigan: Chicago Bears (Source: Chicago Sun Times)
Dimitri Nance, Arizona State: Atlanta Falcons (Source: Falcons)
Pat Paschall, North Dakota State: New England Patriots (Source:
Curtis Steele, Memphis: Baltimore Ravens (Source: Carroll County Times)
Manase Tonga, BYU: Oakland Raiders (Source: BYU campus newspaper Website)
Joe Tronzo, Louisville: Cincinnati Bengals (Source: Personal Facebook page)

Wide receiver
Seyi Ajirotutu, Fresno State: San Diego Chargers (Source:
Bryan Anderson, Central Michigan: New England Patriots (Source:
Freddie Barnes, Bowling Green: Chicago Bears (Chicago Sun Times)
Chris Bell, Norfolk State: New Orleans Saints (Source: Saints)
Ryan Boateng, California
Chris Carter, Cal-Davis
Jeff Cumberland, Illinois: New York Jets (Source: Daily Ilini)
Donald Jones, Youngstown State: Buffalo Bills (Source:
Kevin Jurovich, San Jose State: Philadelphia Eagles (Source:
Scott Long, Louisville: san Francisco 49ers (Source:
Kelton Tindal, Newberry: Minnesota Vikings (Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune)
Naaman Roosevelt, Buffalo: Buffalo Bills (Source: Buffalo News)
Rob Owens, San Jose State
Preston Parker, North Alabama: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Source: Tampa Tribune)
Pat Simonds, Colgate: Philadelphia Eagles(Source:
Juamorris Stewart, Southern: Arizona Cardinals (Source: The Advocate)
Verran Tucker, California: Dallas Cowboys (Source: Contra Costa Times)
Chastin West, Fresno State: Green Bay Packers (Source: Fresno Bee)
Blair White, Michigan State: Indianapolis Colts (Source:
Jeremy Williams, Tulane: San Diego Chargers (Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Ryan Wolfe, UNLV: Atlanta Falcons (Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Tight end
Richard Dickson, LSU: Detroit Lions (Source: Detroit News)
Steve Maneri, Temple: Houston Texans (Source: Chicago Tribune)
Jeron Mastrud, Kansas State: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Source: Buccaneers)
Nathan Overbay, Eastern Washington: Denver Broncos (Source: Broncos)
Michael Palmer, Clemson: Denver Broncos (Source:

Offensive line
Will Barker, Virginia: Dallas Cowboys (Source: Chicago Tribune)
Dorian Brooks, James Madison: Pittsburgh Steelers (Source: WHSV-TV)
John Estes, Hawaii: Jacksonville Jaguars (Source: Associated Press)
Derek Hardman, Eastern Kentucky: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Source: Buccaneers)
Austin Howard, Northern Iowa: Philadelphia Eagles (Source: Waterloo Courier)
Cord Howard, Georgia Tech: Buffalo Bills (Source:
Dennis Landolt, Penn State: New York Giants (Source: Giants)
Casey Knips, South Dakota State: Arizona Cardinals (Source: Sioux Falls Argus Leader)
Kevin Matthews, Texas A&M: Tennessee Titans (Source: The Tennessean)
Dace Richardson, Iowa: New York Giants (tryout only)
Nick Stringer, Kansas State
Charlie Tanner, Texas: New York Jets (Source: New York Daily News)
Mike Tepper, California: Dallas Cowboys (Source: Dallas Morning News)
Tony Washington, Abilene-Christian

Defensive line
Charles Alexander, LSU: Philadelphia Eagles (Source:
Nate Collins, Virginia: New York Giants (Source: Connecticut Post)
Jeffrey Fitzgerald, Kansas State
George Johnson, Rutgers
Jimmy Saddler-McQueen, Texas A&M-Kingsville: Chicago Bears (Source: Bears)
Greg Middleton, Indiana
Abe Koroma, Western Illinois: New York Giants (tryout only) (Source: New York Post)
Jason Lamb, Baylor: New York Jets (Source: Associated Press)
Brandon Lang, Troy: San Diego Chargers (Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Albert McClellan, Marshall: Baltimore Ravens (Source: Carroll County Times)
Boo Robinson, Wake Forest
Jay Ross, East Carolina: New Orleans Saints (Source: Saints)
James Ruffin, Northern Iowa: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Source: Buccaneers)
Brandon Sharpe, Texas Tech: New Orleans Saints (Source: Saints)
Malcolm Sheppard, Arkansas: Houston Texans (Source: Houston Chronicle)
Lorenzo Washington, Alabama: Dallas Cowboys (Source:

Ryan Stamper, Florida: Detroit Lions (Source: Florida Times-Union)
Sam Maxwell, Kentucky
Keaton Kristick, Oregon State: San Francisco 49ers (Source: 49ers)
Joe Pawelek, Baylor: Seattle Seahawks (Source: Seattle Times)

Defensive backs
Lucien Antoine, Oklahoma State
Tramaine Brock, Belhaven: San Francisco 49ers (Source: 49ers)
Cornelius Brown, UTEP: Chicago Bears (Source: Chicago Tribune)
Marcus Brown, Arkansas State: Seattle Seahawks (Source: Seattle Times)
Chris Chancellor, Clemson: Cleveland Browns (
A.J. Jefferson, Fresno State: Arizona Cardinals (Source: Sacramento Bee)
Klint Kubiak, Colorado State: Washington Redskins (tryout only)

Special teams
LS Clint Gresham, TCU: New Orleans Saints (Source: Times-Picayune)
P Aaron Pettrey, Ohio State: Carolina Panthers (Source:
K Brett Swenson, Michigan State: Indianapolis Colts (Source:
RET Leroy Vann, Florida A&M: San Francisco 49ers (Source: Santa Rosa Press Democrat)

*Blount originally decided to sign with the 49ers, but changed his mind to sign with the Titans, according to the Tennessean.

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