Kemoko Turay (Colts) and Sebastian Joseph (Rams) had their names called in the NFL draft, but other former Scarlet Knights are getting their chances. Some are considered undrafted rookie free agents, which means they are members of an NFL team’s 90 man off-season roster. Others will get a rookie tryout which means they will be able to show what they can do at an NFL team’s rookie minicamp for a shot at the club.
Gus Edwards is reported by Rutgers Football twitter feed that he has signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent. The graduate transfer running back was only on the banks for one season after transferring from Miami (FL), but earned the award as the team’s offensive MVP (Homer Hazel award). He recorded 713 yards rushing and six touchdowns on the ground. He also caught 13 passes for 109 yards and a game winning TD against Maryland.
Edwards has a shot to stick on a team that is looking for their next generation of playmakers having drafted former Heisman trophy winner Lamar Jackson. Our friends at Baltimore Beatdown are compiling all the Ravens UDFAs.
Myles Nash has been invited to Colts minicamp per Rutgers Football twitter. To play what position is not clear, since Myles was a rare two way player at Rutgers during his redshirt senior season. Myles will see a friendly face in fellow defensive end Turay who the Colts drafted in the 2nd round.
Overnight, punter Ryan Anderson announced he was invited to the New England Patriots mini camp.
God works in mysterious ways! Blessed to be headed to the Patriots in two weeks for mini camp. Thank you to all of those who have supported me so far. There is so much more to be accomplished and I’m excited to get to work. #NFLDraft2018 #Patriots pic.twitter.com/fJtAFK9mVd— Ryan Anderson (@Ryann_Anderson) April 29, 2018
The First Team All-Big Ten punter from last season, Anderson ranked 13th in FBS with an average of 44.4 yards per punt, which was a new Rutgers single season record. Anderson also produced 27 punts of at least 50 yards and 7 of 60 or more yards, including a 70-yard punt at Indiana which was the fifth-longest in program history.
On Sunday morning, Rutgers football tweeted what appeared to be an announcement that Dorian Miller was invited to mini camp with the Atlanta Falcons.
Miller was a reliable presence on the Rutgers offensive line the past three seasons, when he started 34 games at left guard. He was also a captain in 2017. Heading to the Falcons reunites Miller with former Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood, who is an assistant offensive line coach with the Falcons.
The news continued Sunday as Janarion Grant joined the Baltimore Ravens contingent. Much to the dismay of one Bucs writer.
The about an hour later it was reported Robert Martin is the next member of the New York Giants rookie signings.
It appears Kyle Bolin will get a tryout at Eagles camp. Of course he’s a long shot, but teams always need camp arms (Kurt Warner comes to mind). And Vince Papale made it!