Immediately after the final pick of the NFL Draft the Undrafted Free Agent Market opened up and 4 Cards found a spot to make an NFL this summer. The UDFA angle can be very advantageous for rookies who are able to choose their situation based on need rather than being selected by an NFL team. We are extremely proud of all our Cards, but we want to extend congratulations to the 4 Cardinals who will represent UofL in the NFL.
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Roy Philon Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers are getting a very solid 3-technique who has a knack for getting into the backfield and causing problems for offenses. Roy has a GREAT attitude and a lot of athletic ability. Here’s hoping he gets a chance to prove his worth in camp.
Damian Copeland Jacksonville Jaguars
I expect for Damian Copeland to MAKE the Jacksonville Jaguars. Teddy Bridgewater’s leading receiver will now have to develop some chemistry with Blake Bortles. The Jags are getting an incredibly hard worker with great route skills and acceleration. Copeland also rarely drops a ball.
Hakeem Smith Tennessee Titans
If Hakeem Smith were 15 pounds heavier he would have been drafted this weekend. His slight frame may have cost him a draft position, but once the Titans get him on the field they are bound to love his game. Smith is RELIABLE. All Conference 4 years in a row, there is only one game that comes to mind (Syracuse 2012) where Hakeem really didn’t shine.
Brandon Dunn Chicago Bears
Big time pick up for the Chicago Bears who are basically overhauling the entire defense. Dunn will join up with Clint Hurtt, who coached Brandon throughout college. Brandon played the Nose position for the Cardinals #1 Defense in the nation during the 2013 and will be able to slide over and play more off center in the NFL.
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