Bad news, you weren’t drafted. Good news. You weren’t drafted.
With the NFL doing such a great job of marketing the draft, players have become brainwashed to believe that getting drafted or not getting drafted represents the ultimate moratorium on their football careers. But that’s not the case.
For many players, it’s better to not be drafted than to be drafted, especially when otherwise being drafted in round seven.
Players who aren’t drafted get to pick their first NFL teams, not the other way around. They get to, with the help of their agents (assuming they have good agents . . . and good luck working this out without an agent), scour depth charts, consider coaching staffs, assess offensive or defensive systems, and find the best place to try to make the 53-man roster.
If the player is in demand, his agent can negotiate a great deal. For example, quarterback Tyree Jackson reportedly received…