Originally a highly regarded recruit in a crowded Nebraska backfield, he stepped into the starter role as a junior with 922 yards and nine TDs, earning second team All-Big 12 honors. Green had his best season in 2015 as a senior with a career-high 1,272 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns in ten starts.
Despite the conventional wisdom speaking to the notion that undrafted free agents have longer odds at making an NFL roster, there have been plenty of notable players in the history of the league to have prosperous careers. Antonio Gates, Jeff Saturday, Arian Foster, Priest Holmes, among others, started out as undrafted free agent signings out of college. Here is a quick breakdown of the Rams undrafted free agents for 2016:
Kentucky OT Jordan Swindle
Colorado WR Nelson Spruce
Colorado wide receiver Nelson Spruce (22) makes the reception in front of Massachusetts defensive back Randall Jette (4) in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Colorado won 41-38. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Tennesse WR Marquez North
Northwestern St. OT Pace Murphy
Southeast Missouri St. WR Paul McRoberts
Although he doesn’t do it consistently, it’s a thing of beauty when McRoberts can get his hands free and highpoint to attack the ball and use his basketball background (walked on the SEMO basketball team in 2013-14 and averaged 5.9 points per game). McRoberts wasn’t a consistent deep threat on film, but did his best work in the red zone and on in-breaking routes like slants and tunnel-screens, using his snatch-and-secure receiving skills.
TCU RB Aaron Green
Texas A&M K Taylor Bertolet
Nevada OLB Ian Seau
At 6-3, 250 pounds, Seau led the Mountain West with 10 sacks last season and recorded 18.5 tackles for loss. He was also named first team all-conference and is the first player in Nevada history to be named first- or second-team All-Mountain West two years in a row.
Wake Forest MLB Brandon Chubb
Colorado St. University-Pueblo DE Morgan Fox
Arkansas S Rohan Gaines
Led Razorbacks DB’s in tackles last fall. One of the SEC’s top UDFA’s.
Pitt OLB Nicholas Grigsby
Vanderbilt LB Darreon Herring
Missouri Western CB Micheal Jordan
Washington LB Corey Littleton
Iowa S Jordan Lomax
Aggressive, willing demeanor in run support. Loves to hit. Will get his licks in when he gets a chance. Might offer kickoff coverage value.
Anchorage LS Jeff Overbaugh
Washington St. LB Kache Palacio
Tennessee FS Brian Randolph
Defensive secondary veteran of Confederate football, the SEC.
New Mexico St. UNiversity CB Winston Rose