An 'undrafted free agent' is a player, usually fresh out of college, that was not selected in the NFL draft held every April. This player does not have his rights held by any team, therefore, he is a free agent and free to negotiate with all teams.
An undrafted rookie is a rookie player (a player new to the NFL) who was not picked or "drafted" by one of the teams.
Willie Parker went undrafted in the 2004 NFL draft and signed with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent.
Willie Parker was not selected in the NFL draft. He signed with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2004.
He plays college football, and he plays for Ohio State. None, he went undrafted and is a free agent
1994 as an undrafted Free Agent.
Yes. He signed on as free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in 1988.
There are 2 Brandon Jackson's in the NFL. One is a running back on the Green Bay Packers. The other Brandon Jackson is currently a free agent, he was an undrafted free agent signing by the San Diego Chargers in 2008.
No, he was an undrafted free agent and the Cardinals saw that true talent. He may even start games this season behind Derek Anderson.
He was picked up as an undrafted free agent by the Rams in 06 but I think he plays in Europe now (if he still plays at all).
He is an undrafted free agent, and can ask any team for a tryout.
Kurt Warner entered the 1994 draft but was not picked. After that he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Green Bay Packers but didn't last long before being cut. Four years later he was signed as a free agent with St. Louis Rams.
Earnest Graham was not selected in the NFL draft. He signed with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent prior to the 2003 season.
Yes. When a player is drafted during the NFL draft the team that drafted them owns the signing rights. So, if the player refuses to play they will have to wait a year and then get signed as a free agent. If that team doesn't do anything with the signing rights to the player they will not play in the NFL that year. If a player is not drafted they become an 'undrafted free agent' and are immediately available to be picked up by any team.