When Southern Mississippi’s Kalen Reed became the final player selected in the 2016 NFL Draft, that did not mean teams were done adding players to their off-season rosters. Three of those players with Delmarva connections will head to NFL mini-camps in the upcoming weeks. It may be long shot to earn a roster spot for the season opener, but making a team as undrafted free agent is not without precedent.
The most notably of these is Joe Callahan. The record setting quarterback from Wesley College is heading to the Green Bay Packers.
Delaware’s Henlopen Conference has two former SEC stand-outs heading to the AFC. Delmar’s Alex Ellis caught 14 passes, one for a touchdown the past two seasons at Tennessee. His strong showing at the school’s pro day was enough for the Titans to offer him a free agent deal.
Dover’s Trip Thurman has been invited to tryout at the Bengals camp. Thurman was the only offensive players to start every game for Florida in 2015. The offensive lineman was voted by his teammates as a team captain.