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

David Sills, West Virginia Mountaineers Football

David Sills, West Virginia Mountaineers Football

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.

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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