The NEC’s presence in the professional ranks received a bump this past weekend.
Despite the fact that no NEC player was selected in the National Football League Draft, a number of the league’s alumni are joining NFL clubs in some capacity.
Thus far, we have confirmed two players have signed undrafted free agent deals while four others have received invitations to attend rookie mini camps.
Not all teams have announced the transactions yet.
The list is sure to grow in the coming days and Overtime! Blog is the place to track the latest signings.
Lorenzo Jerome, Saint Francis U (San Francisco 49ers) – UDFA
8 #49ers UDFAs:
RB Matt Beida
OLB Jimmie Gilbert
QB Nick Mullens
OL Erik Magnuson
WR Kendrick Bourne
S Lorenzo Jerome
OT Darrell Williams
— Jennifer Lee Chan (@jenniferleechan) April 29, 2017
Marcelis Branch, Robert Morris (Atlanta Falcons) – UDFA
Robert Morris DB Marcelis Branch is signing with the Atlanta Falcons as an UDFA #NFL
— Peter Ariz (@PeterAriz) April 29, 2017
Najee Harris, Wagner (Oakland Raides) – Rookie Camp
— Wagner Football (@Wagner_Football) April 30, 2017
Larson Graham, Duquesne (Atlanta Falcons ) – Rookie Camp
Congratulations to Larson Graham and Wayne Capers Jr. for signing with the Falcons & Steelers, respectively! Best of luck. #DukesToTheNFL
— Duquesne Duke Sports (@duqduke_sports) April 30, 2017
Wayne Capers, Duquesne (Pittsburgh Steelers) – Rookie Camp
— PittsburghSports (@PittsburghSport) May 1, 2017
Christian Kuntz (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – Rookie Camp
Duquense LB Christian Kuntz to the #Bucs as an UDFA
— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) April 29, 2017
MORE #NECinNFL Tweets
— GiantsWFAN (@giantswfan) April 30, 2017
— Ralph S. Ventre (@NECralph) April 29, 2017
Closer looks at Bucs’ undrafted rookie free agents — Duquesne LB Christian Kuntz has 30.5 sacks in last 3 years: https://t.co/G4JNIVT2sT
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) April 30, 2017
We have added 21 college free agents to the Brotherhood.
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) May 1, 2017
Why’s this name so familiar?
Didn’t Wayne Capers Sr play for the Steelers when I was a kid?? https://t.co/HBFGypeMrj
— Michael (@MJM5477) April 30, 2017