The final indictment of Darrell Hazell is complete. Coming into this year’s NFL Draft Purdue had at least one player drafted in 21 straight drafts, with Ja’Whaun Bentley getting drafted last year and winning a Super Bowl ring with the New England Patriots as a result. The dearth of talent recruited under Hazell paid its final bill today, however, as the drafted ended and no player from Purdue was called for the first time since 1997.
Let’s fire him, again.
The market for undrafted free agents is a free-for-all, however, and a handful of guys will have to get to the league the hard way. Here is who we have tracked down with undrafted free agent deals:
David Blough - Cleveland Browns
Blough probably had the best shot of getting drafted and it did not work out. As penance, he has to go to Cleveland. Yes, it is an NFL look, but they are tragically the Browns.
Jacob Thieneman - New York Giants
Thieneman is used to proving himself, as he went from unheralded walk-on to two-year starter. Making the Giants as an undrafted free agent should be easy, then.
Cole Herdman - Baltimore Ravens
During his time in West Lafayette Herdman was a reliable tight end. He caught 91 passes for 1,080 yards and 8 touchdowns in 48 career games, and he was often good for a catch a game. In fact, he caught at least one pass in 29 straight games before his streak was broken in the 2018 season opener. His 2018 season was rough, with only 18 catches for 196 yards and no scores. He is off for a shot in Baltimore.
Terry Wright - Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks want some blinding speed as Terry Wright will get a look in the Pacific Northwest.
As we see more we will update this post.