Originally posted by BrianGO:I agree. What is the point of having 7th round picks if they have no chance to make the roster no matter how well they play?
By my count, in the last three years, we have drafted 7 players in the seventh round.
Three of those players are still on the squad.
42.9 % of our 7th round picks in the last three years have made the team.
Bruce Miller was a 7th round pick in 2011. He is a starter.
Cameron Johnson was a 7th round pick in 2012. He made the team and eventually traded.
Carter Bykowski was a 7th round pick in 2013. I am pretty sure he is still on the team.
The team has shown a willingness to keep and play undrafted free agents. I did not check the complete roster, but here are some undrafted free agents that are on the team.
1. Alex Boone
2. Tramaine Brock
3. Darryl Morris
4. Jewel Hampton
5. McLeod Bethel-Thompson
6. Alex Debniak
7. Lawrence Okoye
8. Luke Marquardt
9. Derek Carrier
10. Garrett Celek
11. Michael Wilhoite
12. Raymond Ventrone
13. Mike Purcell
14. C.J. Spillman
15. Dax Swanson
We have 18 players on the squad the were drafted in the 7th round or were not drafted at all.
As of today, 34% of the 53 players on our roster were 7th round picks or undrafted free agents.
I think any player drafted has a chance to make the team.
[ Edited by buck on Mar 31, 2014 at 9:36 AM ]