The Arizona Cardinals have a nice history of finding undrafted free agents that can have an impact for the team.
They are hoping 2017 is no different and through a couple of highlights from college SB Nation blogs, it seems like both Sojourn Shelton and Ricky Seals-Jones could be players who find their way onto the Arizona Cardinals roster.
Bleacher Report graded every undrafted free agent haul and gave the Arizona Cardinals a “B”, here is what they have to say:
Quarterback Trevor Knight and wide receiver Ricky Seals-Jones of Texas A&M were invited to the NFL Scouting Combine this year. In fact, Knight peeled off a 4.54-second 40-yard dash that ranked first at the position.
However, Knight also completed less than 55 percent of his passes last year, and one SEC coach told Lance Zierlein of NFL.com that while Seals-Jones looks the part of a field-stretching tight end, his play tells a different story.
"He looks great in that uniform but he can't get open," he said. "Usually you fear guys with that kind of size when they make it down near your end zone but he never competed hard enough down there when we played him."
Still, Seals-Jones, at 6'5" and 243 pounds, has the size to kick inside to tight end at the NFL level, and his 40 time (4.69) in Indy would have ranked inside the top five at that position.
These are always really fun to read, because most of the time the overall “class” is actually the names that many know. We have featured Seals-Jones and his deficiencies, but he offers an enticing skillset for the tight end position.
Meanwhile, it is highly unlikely that Trevor Knight will be anything but a camp arm, but he is one of the main highlights in the story.
Also, keep an eye on Wisconsin cornerback Sojourn Shelton, who made a school-record 51 starts at the position during his time in Madison.
We talked about Shelton, he is the one I see making the roster because of his work on teams and his feisty, physical nature at corner.
There is no one else mentioned, despite the Cardinals signing 16 players, cutting one and bringing in Larry Clark already, these are the three that have defined the grade it seems.
Now, this is not to say that the grade is wrong, it just seems... Incomplete.