While the NFL Draft is a three day bonanza stretching from Thursday to Saturday, the action doesn't stop when the selections finally end.
If anything, the period when undrafted players can sign with teams is even crazier. Around 300 players typically ink these UDFA deals each year, and the Arizona State Sun Devils had seven former players sign over the past few days.
Receiver D.J. Foster, who spent four seasons in Tempe, is headed to Foxborough after signing a UDFA contract with the New England Patriots on Saturday. Foster will join his former teammate and wideout, Devin Lucien, after Lucien was selected in the seventh round of the draft.
As our own Kaelen Jones reported last month, Foster has been spending the offseason training at the Fischer Institute of Physical Therapy and Performance. The hard work has paid off thus far, and time will tell if he impresses enough in training camp to earn a permanent spot on the roster.
The moment you tell G'Ma that you are going to the @Patriots @FootballASU @ASTATE_8 #Respect #GMARules #12Sports pic.twitter.com/uDGLKtrYj8— ChrisPetersonTCS (@TheCheapSeatsTV) May 1, 2016
Shortly after Foster signed, the man who spent the 2015 season throwing him passes reached a deal with the San Diego Chargers. Calabasas native Mike Bercovici is taking his talents back to Southern California after throwing for 30 touchdowns and running for six more last year.
Bercovici may have gone undrafted, but he often showed off an NFL-caliber arm in his time with Arizona State. This post takes a look at his top throws while running Todd Graham and Mike Norvell's offense.
Ohio product Antonio Longino will be headed back to the Buckeye State after signing with the Cincinnati Bengals. Another former Sun Devil, Christian Westerman, was the first of two ASU players taken in this year's draft and went to the Bengals in the fifth round.
Demetrius Cherry is headed to the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent. The defensive end had a senior season full of highlights, including a big fumble recovery against Texas A&M.
Attention any players named Pecan, Apple, or Key Lime: we already have a Cherry Piesman moment. https://t.co/8pEfDVKlxX— Piesman Trophy (@piesmantrophy) September 6, 2015
The 49ers raided the Pac-12's talented pool of undrafted athletes, grabbing six other players from the Conference of Champions. That list includes Oregon defensive lineman Alex Balducci and Stanford receiver Devon Cajuste.
Another maroon and gold defender, Lloyd Carrington, inked a deal with the Washington Redskins on Saturday night. Carrington racked up 53 tackles in 2015 and had an interception return for a touchdown against rival Arizona.
Offensive lineman William McGehee is Georgia bound after signing with the Atlanta Falcons. McGehee is just one of four Pac-12 UDFA's headed to Atlanta.
Thank you @AtlantaFalcons for the opportunity! Excited and blessed for the opportunity to get to work for them!— William McGehee (@bmcgehee75) May 1, 2016
Lastly, wide receiver Gary Chambers signed on with the Buffalo Bills over the weekend. The Bills reportedly had representatives at Sun Devil Stadium four times last season, so they were definitely familiar with Chambers' work. He finished the year with two touchdowns and 26 receptions.
In total, nine former Sun Devils now have deals with NFL teams. It might take a few months, but we will eventually find out which one of the bunch could be the next La'el Collins.