The 2022 NFL Draft is over. 262 players were selected over the three-day event. Several hundred of the players that weren’t drafted have gone on to sign to a team’s 90-man roster.
Each year, several of these UDFAs will make an NFL team’s final 53-player squad.
Today, I look at one UDFA that I think can make their respective squads.
ONE UDFA THAT CAN MAKE THE FINAL 53 FOR EACH TEAM
Jeremiah Moon, EDGE, Florida
Moon played out of position at Florida. However, he has shown that he can rush the passer with some success. It is a long shot to make the Ravens roster, but I believe he can show enough in camp to get himself a solid look.
Jalen Wydermyer, TE, Texas A&M
Wydermyer was considered a potential first-round pick for most of the process. Unfortunately for the former Aggie, his wishy-washy tape in 2021 and abysmal testing made him undraftable. But that kind of talent just doesn’t go away. If Buffalo can tap into that, and Wydermyer is motivated, then he can make the roster as the 3rd or 4th tight end.
Cal Adomitis, LS, Pittsburgh
Clark Harris is one of the longest tenured Cincinnati Bengals. A former UDFA himself, Harris has been perfect during his career. Adomitis was the only draftable long snapper in this year’s draft class. The Bengals may want to go with a complete youth movement with their special teams. it worked last year with kicker Evan McPherson. They may also go with a new punter if Drue Chrisman beats out veteran punter Kevin Huber.
D’Anthony Bell, S, West Florida
Bell comes from an up and coming D2 program. he tested extremely well. Depending on how many safeties the Browns keep, Bell will have a shot to make the 53. Especially if he shows out on special teams.
Christopher Allen, EDGE, Alabama
Allen went undrafted based purely on his injury history. He barely played in 2021. However, his tape before that shows a player that can make an impact off of the edge. Allen could carve out a niche for himself.
Myron Cunningham, OT, Arkansas
Cunningham was a player I was high on before the season. His play in 2021 didn’t correlate to what I saw in previous seasons. I still believe that Cunningham can be an NFL offensive tackle. He just needs to beat out 6th round pick Austin Deculus and/or veteran turnstile Cedric Ogbueghi.
Sterling Weatherford, S, Miami (OH)
I was shocked that Weatherford wasn’t drafted. The versatile safety showed at the Senior Bowl that he could not only play linebacker but play the position well. Weatherford is a great athlete. He can backup multiple spots and make a tremendous special teams impact. His biggest roster competition may come from fellow UDFA JoJo Domann (Nebraska).
EJ Perry, QB, Brown
Perry originally agreed to sign with the Eagles but changed his mind after signing Carson Strong. He has a chance to be an athletic backup capable of carrying a team a few weeks if the starter goes down. Perry should have no problems beating out Jake Luton for QB3.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson
This totally depends on the health of Ross. He had a neck procedure that was one of the mitigating factors that caused him to have to travel the UDFA route. Ross tested poorly. Couple that with the injury and poor tape (likely caused by the injury) and you can understand why he fell to this spot. KC only drafted one receiver (Skyy Moore in round two). If Ross can recover from his injuries and show he is still the receiver he was as a true freshman, the Chiefs will have signed a steal.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
James McCourt, K, Illinois
It seems the Chargers have consistently had kicker issues. I don’t feel strong about McCourt as a prospect but I don’t feel strongly about Dustin Hopkins either.
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS
Sam Webb, CB, Missouri Western
I thought after a decent combine Webb would find his way into the late rounds. He has good length and speed. The Raiders have a couple of veterans in their backup corner spots that i could see Webb beating out.
Kellen Diesch, OT, Arizona State
Miami only had four draft picks. It stands to reason that several UDFAs will make the roster. Diesch is an athletic, position versatile offensive lineman. The Dolphins can use some solid backups there.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Brenden Schooler, S, Texas
Speaking of position versatile, Schooler has played all over the field for Texas. His ability on special teams should be right up the Patriots’ alley.
NEW YORK JETS
Tony Adams, CB, Illinois
Cornerback was a weak spot for the Jets. They addressed the starter part of it with Ahmad Gardner. Depth is still an issue. Adams has the skill set to make the roster.
Mateo Durant, RB, Duke
The Steelers didn’t draft a running back. Durant has more home run hitting ability than Jaylen Warren (Oklahoma State), in my opinion.
Haskell Garrett, DL, Ohio State
Garrett has flashed game altering ability at times. He just doesn’t show it enough. If he can make enough plays in camp and during the preseason, Garrett can make the team as a UDFA.