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2018 Mid-American Conference Undrafted Free Agent Tracker

Several former MAC stars found new homes in the NFL, while some also have CFL hopes in their near future.

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The NFL Draft has come and gone for the 2018 season, but the story doesn’t quite end there for the prospects who were not amongst the 256 to hear their name called over the three-day process.

In the MAC, five players did manage to join that select club, with Chukwuma Okorafor (Pittsburgh,) Darius Phillips (Cincinnati,) Tyler Conklin (Minnesota,) Logan Woodside (Cincinnati) and Quentin Poling (Miami) all hearing their names called last week.

But those five won’t be the only MAC alumni to get a shot at the NFL in the upcoming offseason camps. Ten of the twelve full members of the MAC managed to get former players signed to camps, with Central Michigan and Toledo (five prospects apiece) garnering the most attention.

There are a lot of current undrafted free agents who have achieved great success in the NFL recently, including former CMU safety Jahleel Addae (starter for the Los Angeles Chargers,) former BGSU receiver Roger Lewis (rotation player for the New York Giants) and newly-minted Baltimore Raven Willie Snead.

As usual, Pittsburgh showed a lot of interest in MAC prospects, but teams such as Tampa Bay, Atlanta and Arizona surprised with multiple prospect selections. One prospect, Ryan Hunter of BGSU, has the option of signing a UDFA contract in the NFL or continuing his commitment to the Canadian Football League Draft, which is upcoming in May 2018.

Here is out list of UDFA players, listed by team affiliation, accurate as of publication:


Akron Zips

Unavailable as of publication


Ball State Cardinals

  • DE- Anthony Winbush (Atlanta)

Bowling Green Falcons

  • WR- Teo Redding (Detroit)
  • OL- Ryan Hunter (Kansas City)
  • P- Joe Davidson (Arizona, on a training camp invitation)

Buffalo Bulls

  • DE- Demone Harris (Tampa Bay)
  • DB- Tim Roberts (Washington)
  • OL- David Goldsby (Buffalo and Oakland, rookie camp invitations)
  • DL- Chris Ford (Baltimore, rookie camp invitation)

Central Michigan Chippewas

  • WR- Corey Willis (Arizona)
  • DE- Joe Ostman (Philadelphia)
  • OL- JP Quinn (Indianapolis, rookie camp invitation)
  • OL- Joe Austin (Atlanta, rookie camp invitation)
  • CB- Amari Coleman (Detroit)
  • WR- Mark Chapman (New York Giants rookie camp invitation)
  • QB- Shane Morris (Detroit, on a tryout basis)

Eastern Michigan Eagles

  • WR- Sergio Bailey II (Tampa Bay)
  • QB- Brogan Roback (Tampa Bay and Baltimore rookie camp invitations per Tony Paul of The Detroit News, signed by Cleveland as UDFA)
  • DB- Juan Girardo (Baltimore)
  • DE- Ike Spearman (Minnesota)

Kent State Golden Flashes

  • DT- Jon Cunningham (Atlanta)

Miami RedHawks

  • TE- Ryan Smith (Green Bay)
  • DB- Heath Harding (Atlanta)

Northern Illinois Huskies

  • RB- Jordan Huff (Tampa Bay)
  • TE- Shane Wimann (New England)
  • WR-Chad Beebe (Indianapolis, signed with Minnesota after tryout)
  • WR- Christian Blake (Atlanta)
  • LB- Bobby Jones IV (Jacksonville)

Ohio Bobcats

  • RB- Dorian Brown (Pittsburgh, rookie camp invitation)
  • TE- Troy Mangen (Atlanta)

Toledo Rockets

  • DE- Olasunkanmi “Ola” Adeniyi (Pittsburgh)
  • DB- Trevon Mathis (Minnesota)
  • OL- Elijah Nkansah (Tennessee)
  • RB- Terry Swanson (Houston)
  • OL- Brant Weiss (Arizona)

Western Michigan Broncos

  • DB- Asantay Brown (Philadelphia)
  • TE/FB- Donnie Ernsberger (Tampa Bay)
  • RB- Jarvion Franklin (Pittsburgh)
  • DL- Andre Turner (Atlanta)
  • LB-Robert Spillane (signed as UDFA with Tennessee after tryout)