Nosa Eguae among 6 undrafted Auburn players to agree to free agent deals
Eguae was one of six former Tigers players to agree to contracts with various NFL clubs shortly following the completion of the seven round NFL Draft on Saturday evening.
Surrounded by family and friends at his home in Arlington, Texas, Eguae confirmed he'd signed with a deal to join the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent.
"Atlanta reached out to me in the seventh round and told me and they were interested and they reached a deal with my agent and I feel that's a good fit for me," Eguae told the Opelika Auburn News. "I'm looking forward to everything. It's a great organization and they're great people and I'm familiar with the area, so it's something I'm looking forward to."
Auburn had four players drafted over the weekend, including left tackle Greg Robinson at the No. 2 overall pick by the St. Louis Rams and defensive end Dee Ford at 23 overall to the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday. Running back Tre Mason joined Robinson when the Rams took www.officialauthenticjaguars.com/authentic-allen-robinson-jersey.html him in the third round on Friday and fullback Jay Prosch was taken in the sixth round by the Houston Texans on Saturday.
Eguae Brandon Linder Youth Jersey is expecting to fly into Atlanta on Sunday and join the club to get his professional career started right away.
"I just feel like I have a great chance to succeed and I'm looking forward to getting started tomorrow," Allen Robinson Youth Jersey Eguae said.
Joining Eguae in NFL camps next week will be Iron Bowl hero and former Auburn cornerback Chris Davis, who agreed to a three year free agent deal with the San Diego Chargers, per his agent. Also signing with clubs were punter Steven Clark (Denver Broncos), kicker Cody Parkey (Indianapolis Colts), and defensive backs Ryan Smith (Dallas Cowboys) and Ryan White (Green Bay Packers).
White will be joined in camp by a former teammate, ex Auburn safety Demetruce McNeal, who confirmed with the Opelika Auburn News he'd signed a free agent deal with the Packers. Former Auburn linebacker Jake Holland was invited to attend rookie minicamp with the Falcons while defensive lineman Kenneth Carter will do the same with the Chiefs.
McNeal was released from Auburn following a drug arrest last August, charges that have since been dropped after completion of a pre trial diversion program, and finished his college career at West Alabama. But after working out at Auburn's Pro Day in early March, McNeal was confident he'd get an opportunity at the next level in spite of his past.
Davis was originally believed to be a sure thing to be drafted between www.officialauthenticjaguars.com/authentic-brandon-linder-jersey.html the fourth and fifth rounds by most draft experts, especially given his prowess in the return game. Instead, it seems his 5 foot 9 stature was too much to overcome for most clubs and he fell out of the draft.
Davis, best known for returning a missed field goal 109 yards with no time remaining for the game winning touchdown in Auburn's 34 28 win over top ranked Alabama late last season, impressed scouts at his Pro Day with a 40.5 inch vertical jump and a 10 foot 4 broad jump while running a 4.5 second 40 yard dash.
"I'm just proud of all my guys. The process is kind of hectic so I haven't been able to send my congratulations out to those guys," Eguae said. "But we've all worked for this, we've all put in so much time behind the scenes. Everybody sees it Saturdays on the field but the amount of time we put in to get where we're at and to have the opportunity the thing I love about football, you always get that opportunity as long as you work (for it)."