The NFL draft wasn’t kind to underclassmen leaving North Carolina schools with eligibility still remaining.
Alhough Duke quarterback Daniel Jones went in the first round to the New York Giants and NC State’s Kelvin Harmon eventually got picked in the sixth round by the Washington Redskins, several others went through all seven rounds without having their name called.
The most surprising omissions were Wake Forest’s All-ACC wide receiver and kick returner Greg Dortch and State wide receiver Jakobi Myers. Joining them among he ranks of the undrafted are UNC receiver Anthony Ratliff-Williams and Appalachian State cornerback Clifton Duck.
The good news for all those players — along with undrafted seniors — is that they still have a chance to earn their way onto a roser after signing post-draft free agent contracts. Although the odds are against any of them ever playing a regular season NFL game, they now at least have the same shot at proving themselves on the field as those that were drafted over the past three days.
The list of state undrafted free agents includes (check back for additions to the list):
UNC: Malik Carney, DE (Lions); Anthony Ratliff-Williams, WR (Titans); William Sweet, OT (Cardinals); Jalen Dalton, DT (Bears)
NC State: Jakobi Myers, WR (Patriots); Eurndraus Bryant, DT (Chargers); Stephen Louis, WR (Texans); Dexter Wright, S (Texans); Tyler Jones, OT (Jets); Darian Roseboro, DE (Ravens); Terrone Prescod, OG (Giants); A.J. Cole, P (Raiders)
Duke: T.J. Rahming, WR (Redskins); Joe Giles-Harris, LB (Jaguars); Daniel Helm, TE (Chargers); Jonathan Lloyd, WR (Rams)
Wake Forest: Greg Dortch, WR (Jets); Alex Bachman, WR (Rams); Matt Colburn, RB (Rams); Ryan Anderson, OL (Dolphins); Cameron Glenn, DB (49ers); Willie Yarbary, DL (Falcons)
Appalachian State: Jalin Moore, RB (Jets); Clifton Duck, CB (Bears); Austin Exford, DB (Texans); MyQuon Stout, DL (Jets); Tae Hayes, DB (Jaguars)
Charlotte: Juwan Foggie, LB (Cowboys)
ECU: Garrett McGhin, OG (rookie camp invitations with Bills, Colts); Nate Harvey, DE (Giants)
Elon: C.J. Toogood, OL (Ravens)
Western Carolina: Ian Berryman, P (Steelers)