Unsurprisingly, the first thing that the NFL allowed its teams to do under their post-lockout timeline was negotiate contracts with rookies that were not selected in the 2011 NFL Draft. As such, last night was a bit crazy, as reports of undrafted free agent signings came quickly and furiously.
Every year, we reference the great work done at NEPatriotsDraft.com in regard to undrafted free agents, as those folks are superb at keeping track of the madness as 32 teams spring to sign these players. Right now, those guys have the Buffalo Bills down for eight agreements last night, none of which can become official until 10AM - so please treat this post as speculation, for the moment.
The biggest name on the list was that of linebacker Mario Harvey, a 5'11", 257-pound kid with huge production (420 tackles, 36.5 tackles for loss, 21 sacks, eight PBU, and an interception) and 4.46-second speed out of Marshall. Recent reports, however, indicate that he may spurn the Bills for an opportunity with the Steelers.
Other names on the list: Florida running back Emmanuel Moody, Nevada running back Vai Taua, Central Florida wide receiver Kamar Aiken, North Carolina tight end Zach Pianalto, Houston lineman Isaiah Thompson, Boston College lineman Rich Lapham, Alabama defensive end Luther Davis, Ball State pass rusher Robert Eddins, Texas Tech linebacker Brian Duncan, Nevada cornerback Doyle Miller, Buffalo safety Domonic Cook, West Virginia safety Sidney Glover, Utah State safety Rajric Coleman, Virginia Tech kicker Chris Hazley, Washington State punter Reid Forrest, and Virginia long snapper Danny Aiken. Again, none of these signings are official.