The Washington State Cougars had just two players selected in the NFL draft over the weekend, but Cole Madison and Luke Falk aren’t the only guys who will get a shot at a professional career.
We’ll do our best to track where each WSU alumnus heading to an NFL camp is heading, but be forewarned: It can be tough to tell who has signed an actual undrafted free agent agreement — which include a signing bonus — and who has merely received a rookie minicamp invite, which is basically an extended tryout.
We’ll update as we learn more.
Hercules Mata’afa: Minnesota Vikings, UDFA
Given Mata’afa’s rating by most media scouts, the presumption here would be that this is a UDFA deal.
Thank you #Vikings pic.twitter.com/gq4hUNVjI4— Hercules Mata'afa (@herculesuluao50) April 28, 2018
Daniel Ekuale: Cleveland Browns, UDFA
April 29, 2018
Per Stefanie Loh at The Seattle Times:
Ekuale said the Raiders – who drafted Shalom Luani in the seventh round last year – were the first team to call toward the end of the draft. But he ultimately signed with the Browns instead in part because he might have a better chance of making the team in Cleveland since the Raiders just drafted two defensive tackles.
Frankie Luvu: New York Jets, UDFA
We have signed LBs Frankie Luvu and Anthony Wint.— New York Jets (@nyjets) May 6, 2018
DETAILS → https://t.co/mqD4zObsio pic.twitter.com/iNtWY9hOX9
Jamal Morrow: Seattle Seahawks, mini-camp tryout
WSU RB Jamal Morrow @OlBoyJmo is in rookie minicamp with the Seahawks this weekend. Tryout basis. Jersey #44 https://t.co/mGHZvChUhB— Stefanie Loh (@StefanieLoh) May 4, 2018
After leaving without a contract, it looks like Morrow also will get a shot with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Jamal Morrow will try out with Tampa Bay this weekend. https://t.co/kE1xO9WvzC— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) May 8, 2018
Dylan Hanser: Atlanta Falcons, mini-camp tryout
Billings' Dylan Hanser get minicamp invite from Atlanta Falcons https://t.co/sCYYNOKhPT via @406mtsports— Greg Rachac (@gregrachac) April 29, 2018
Gerard Wicks: New Orleans Saints, (likely) mini-camp tryout
Thank you @Saints!!! Who Dat ⚜️⚜️⚜️. pic.twitter.com/qVc0YuYQ8R— G.Wicks!! (@Gerraard23) April 29, 2018
Cody O’Connell: Kansas City Chiefs, mini-camp tryout
And for physical specimens, the legs of Kahlil McKenzie are indeed ridiculous. DL Dee Liner (6-2, 334) and OL Cody O'Connell (6-8, 352) can probably be seen from space. Derrick Nnadi's is imposing but it's a lean, muscular frame.— Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) May 5, 2018
Others Weighing Options
Both Loh and the Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson are reporting these players are weighing the following mini-camp invitations:
- Erik Powell: Houston Texans, perhaps others?
No word yet: Tavares Martin Jr., Marcellus Pippins, Robert Taylor or Robert Lewis.