The 2020 NFL Draft is over, which means the undrafted free agency market is just heating up. Follow all the latest news right here as those UCF Knights who went undrafted take their shots at the NFL:
Adrian Killins Jr. - Philadelphia Eagles
Mike Klis of Channel 9 in Denver reports Adrian Killins Jr. signed with the Philadelphia Eagles immediately following the draft:
Central Florida RB Adrian Killins is signing with Eagles, per source. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) April 25, 2020
AK confirmed it later:
BLESSED & HIGHLY FAVORED #FLYEAGLESFLY pic.twitter.com/QdVKb9YOi7— AK9 (@ADRIANKILLINS9) April 25, 2020
Outlook: This is one of those perfect spots for AK. Philly and Doug Pederson run Andy Reid’s Modified West Coast Offense, and he’ll fit in perfectly as a speedy guy who can catch the ball in space and run jet sweeps. The Eagles are very shallow at WR (something they addressed in the draft) and RB, so he’ll compete right away.
Nate Evans - Jacksonville Jaguars
Outlook: Nice to see the Jags replenishing their amount of UCF alums. At one point not too long ago, Jacksonville was home to so many former Knights — Blake Bortles, A.J. Bouye, Dredrick Snelson, Storm Johnson, etc. Good times. As of now, Nate moves that counter back up to ... one. Jacksonville signed two linebackers during free agency and then drafted two more this weekend, including first-rounder K’Lavon Chaisson. Evans doesn’t have a clear fit here, but his intangibles — his energy, attitude, effort, leadership — should help him find a home somewhere in the NFL. He’s a coach’s dream and a tackling machine.
Nevelle Clarke - Minnesota Vikings
After much suspense, UCF broke the news that Nevelle Clarke is going north to the Minnesota Vikings:
Nevelle Clarke is headed to the @Vikings‼️— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) April 26, 2020
CB reunion with @_Bigmikee1 #BuiltByUCF pic.twitter.com/1KEArsNWH8
Outlook: Nevelle Clarke walks into an interesting situation. The Vikings picked three cornerbacks during the draft and there is an expectation that at least one, most likely TCU’s Jeff Gladney, will be starting. This gives the impression that this position offers Clarke an opportunity to work his way on the roster, but he will need to overcome not being able to get on the field until the NFL lifts their COVID-19 restrictions. As an added bonus, Clarke is reunited with 2017 teammate Mike Hughes, who was a first-round pick in the 2018 draft.