College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2019 NFL Draft

Several big-time college football stars did not get drafted

With the 2019 NFL Draft officially in the books, it’s time to look back and see which of college football’s biggest stars went undrafted. Whether it was concerns about size, overall talent, how a player will transition from scheme or handle the jump to the NFL, a handful of stars from the previous college football season did not hear their name called over the three-day event.

 

The wide receiver position featured several big names that went undrafted, including West Virginia’s David Sills, Texas’ Lil’Jordan Humphrey and Buffalo’s Anthony Johnson. On defense, the linebacker position had its share of surprises. Notre Dame’s Te’von Coney, Buffalo’s Khalil Hodge and Utah’s Chase Hansen were just a few of the top players who will look to make a team as an undrafted free agent this offseason.

 

Which of college football’s biggest names went undrafted? Here’s a look at the best players, weighing career and 2018 achievement totals.

 

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2019 NFL Draft
  First-Team Offense Second-Team Offense
QB

Brett Rypien

Boise State

Tyree Jackson

Buffalo

RB

Karan Higdon

Michigan

Elijah Holyfield

Georgia

RB

Alex Barnes

Kansas State

James Williams

Washington State

AP

Greg Dortch

Wake Forest

Stanley Morgan

Nebraska

WR

Anthony Johnson

Buffalo

Emanuel Hall

Missouri

WR

Lil'Jordan Humphrey

Texas

Antoine Wesley

Texas Tech

WR

David Sills

West Virginia

Preston Williams

Colorado State

TE

C.J. Conrad

Kentucky

Keenen Brown

Texas State

OL

Beau Benzschawel

Wisconsin

Paul Adams

Missouri

OL

Mitch Hyatt

Clemson

Deion Calhoun

Mississippi State

OL

Bunchy Stallings

Kentucky

Yosuah Nijman

Virginia Tech

OL

Sam Mustipher

Notre Dame

Martez Ivey

Florida

OL

Terrone Prescod

NC State

Nate Herbig

Stanford

     
  First-Team Defense Second-Team Defense
DL

Gerald Willis

Miami

Carl Granderson

Wyoming

DL

Cece Jefferson

Florida

Albert Huggins

Clemson

DL

Daniel Wise

Kansas

Ricky Walker

Virginia Tech

DL

Joe Giles-Harris (LB)

Duke

Landis Durham

Texas A&M

LB

T.J. Edwards

Wisconsin

Khalil Hodge

Buffalo

LB

Chase Hansen

Utah

Tre Watson

Maryland

LB

Te'von Coney

Notre Dame

Jeffrey Allison

Fresno State

CB

Hamp Cheevers

Boston College

Lukas Denis

Boston College (S)

CB

Brian Peavy

Iowa State

Mark Fields

Clemson

S

Delvon Randall

Temple

Adarius Pickett

UCLA

S

Andrew Wingard

Wyoming

Mike Bell

Fresno State

     
  First-Team Specialists Second-Team Specialists
K

Cole Tracy

LSU

Chase McLaughlin

Illinois

P

Jack Fox

Rice

Stefan Flintoft

UCLA

RS

Anthony Ratliff-Williams

North Carolina

Michael Walker

Boston College

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