Akrum Wadley And Other Undrafted Hawkeyes Find NFL Homes
Akrum Wadley knew he wasn't a day one draft pick. Even when rounds 2 and 3 passed and he wasn't chosen there was still plenty of time left. But Wadley, like many players, wasn't drafted by an NFL team. But it didn't take the former Iowa running back long to find a home.
Wadley signed a free agent deal with the Tennessee Titans and it could be a great fit. The Titans didn't draft a single running back and only have two penciled in as starters for 2018. Wadley knows he won't be an every-down back but could provide value as a pass catcher. He had 64 receptions his final two seasons at Iowa. He could also see time in the kick return game as well. Most teams carry three running backs into the regular season, so Wadley will have a great chance at making the team.
Here are where some other undrafted Hawkeyes are headed following the NFL Draft.
Sean Welsh - Offensive Lineman - Welsh's agent says that the former Hawkeye is headed to the Washington Redskins. He'll reunite with former Iowa OL Brandon Scherff.
Ike Boettger - Offensive Lineman - Boettger has signed with the Buffalo Bills. He has recovered from surgery to repair his torn Achilles he injured week 2 against ISU.
Ben Niemann - Linebacker - Niemann has signed a free agent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. He was a three-year starter at Iowa and excelled at both pass coverage and stopping the run.
[via IC Press Citizen]