Jeff Fuller and David Douglas sat through hours and hours of draft coverage waiting to hear their names called in New York City from Thursday through Saturday.
Unfortunately, 253 picks came and went and both prospects were left on the board, meaning that both could field offers from several teams on where they would like to go as undrafted free agents. On Sunday, Fuller, a McKinney Boyd graduate, signed with the Miami Dolphins; Douglas, a McKinney North grad, signed with the New York Giants.
Fuller will rejoin his college quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who was the Dolphins first round pick on Thursday night. While most believed Fuller would hear his name called on day three of the draft, he has a much better chance of making the Dolphins opening day roster with Miami currently in a serious re-building mode with a brand new head coach. He will also rejoin his former college coach Mike Sherman, who coached Fuller and Tannehill while at Texas A&M.
Cowboy fans remember undrafted Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz for being a thorn in their sides all of last year, so if there is ever a place for an undrafted receiver to wind up following the draft, New York is a good place to start. That is one of the reasons former Bulldog and University of Arizona receiver Douglas signed with the Giants. Douglas will likely have to make the team as more of a special teams player, but will have a chance to make the 53-man roster as a fifth receiver.
Everyone at TSB would like to congratulate Jeff and David on signing with their respective teams, and we all hope that we see each of you on an NFL field in September.
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