Undrafted Huskers Taking To the Free Agent Market


In this weekends NFL Draft 253 players were drafted. None were named Mike Caputo, Brandon Kinnie, Jermarcus Hardrick, or Terrence Moore. Nebraska only had four players selected, Lavonte David 2nd round to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jared Crick in the 4th round to the Houston Texans, Alfonzo Dennard in the 6th round by the New England Patriots, and Marcel Jones in the 7th round by the New Orleans Saints.

As for the four Huskers undrafted, they will test the waters in the free agency market.

shortly after the draft wide receiver Brandon Kinnie, signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Kinnie worked out with Kansas City before the draft on April 10, and the Chiefs offensive coordinator Brian Daboll called him back a week later to tell him the team was very interested in him, and could potentially make him a late-round draft pick. If they didn’t draft the 6-foot-4 wide receiver, they wanted to offer him a free agent contract.

Kinnie had a breakout junior season in which he led the team with 44 receptions. He had big expectations for an great senior campaign, he came up well short. The only senior receiver in the receiving core, caught just 22 passes for 257

Jermarcus Hardrick transferred to Nebraska from Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College with Kinnie. Both players had similar beginings to their carrers in Lincoln, and had almost the same ending.

Hardrick has signed with  the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he will join former Husker teammate Lavonte David.

He is 6-foot-7, 320 lb., and is still pretty raw at left tackle, but has all the potential in the world to protect Josh Freeman’s blindside in Tampa. He’s scheduled to report to Tampa Bay’s mini-camp next week.

Former Husker center,  Mike Caputo is planning to go to an NFL mini-camp without a contract, and he hopes to perform well enough to get signed. Caputo locked up a tryout with the Minnesota Vikings this morning.

Former Husker defensive tackle Terrence Moore, has an open try out with the Baltimore Rvens this week.

The Ravens drafted Georgia defensive tackle Deangelo Tyson. Moore will get a chance to make the Ravens realize they took the wrong defensive linemen in the draft. Tyson may move to defensive end in the pros, which will free up room, and give the Ravens a need at defensive tackle.

By Jimmie Allen

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