2022 AFC UDFAs

by Shervon Fakhimi · NFL Draft

There were 262 names called during the weekend of the 2022 NFL Draft, but those aren’t the only players who make the transition to the pros. Every year there are undrafted players who make an impact and become marquee names after the NFL overlooked them. 2022 surely won’t be an exception, so it’s worth tracking where these guys land. Every AFC undrafted free agent among fantasy football-relevant positions is listed below.

Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills

Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

  • Felix Harper, QB, Alcorn State
  • Isaiah Weston, WR, Northern Iowa
  • Travell Harris, WR, Washington State
  • Mike Harley, WR, Miami (FL)
  • Zaire Mitchell-Paden, TE, Florida Atlantic
  • Marcus Santos-Silva, TE, Texas Tech : former basketball player! There have been a few of those to shine in the NFL, haven’t there?

Denver Broncos

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

D’Vonte Price has 4.38 (98th-percentile) speed at 6-1 210-pounds. He posted a 40.4-percent (91st-percentile) College Dominator Rating and averaged 6.8 (90th-percentile) College YPC. Max Borghi caught 156 balls in his four collegiate seasons and posted a 9.5-percent (73rd-percentile) College Target Share.

D’Vonte Price Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Max Borghi Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Both have legitimate tools to bring to an NFL team. The Colts depth chart is wide open after Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines; it wouldn’t be a surprise if one or two of these guys crack the 53.

  • C.J. Verdell, RB, Oregon
  • Kekoa Crawford, WR, California
  • Samson Nacua, WR, BYU
  • Michael Young, WR, Cincinnati
  • Tyson Morris, WR, Arkansas

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kevin Austin, WR, Notre Dame

Kevin Austin does not have a ton of production to his name. Plenty of pro receivers have made their way through South Bend over the years. But, Austin did produce 888 yards and seven touchdowns on 48 receptions in his last collegiate season. He is also an athletic freak.

Kevin Austin Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

He can make an NFL team through special teams. If he does, he’s got more than enough athleticism to make an impact eventually.

  • Lujuan Winningham, WR, Central Arkansas
  • Gerrit Prince, TE, UAB
  • Grayson Gunter, TE, Southern Miss

Kansas City Chiefs

Jerrion Ealy finished with just two fewer receptions (67) than Chiefs’ starter and former first-round pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire (69) and 50 fewer receiving yards (545) than CEH (595). Ealy actually outgained Edwards-Helaire 2,235-2,103 on the ground throughout their college careers.

Jerrion Ealy Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

The Chiefs added Ronald Jones in free agency and drafted Isiah Pacheco in the seventh round of the draft, but Ealy is a perfect scatback to pair with Patrick Mahomes. Watch how he fares in training camp.

  • Tayon Fleet-Davis, RB, Maryland
  • Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson

Justyn Ross led a national-champion team that also boasted Tee Higgins, Hunter Renfrow, Amari Rodgers, and Travis Etienne in receiving yards as a true freshman with 1,000. Per Dwain McFarland of PFF, Ross’ career 2.99 yards per route run was the best in the 2022 wide receiver class. He only went undrafted because of a spinal fusion surgery before his junior season.

Justyn Ross Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Ross is a great wide receiver project. If he makes the team, he has the chance to work his way onto the same field with Patrick Mahomes. If that happens, he will be very fantasy relevant.

Las Vegas Raiders

  • Chase Garbers, QB, California
  • Justin Hall, WR, Ball State
  • Tre Turner, WR, Virginia Tech
  • Cole Fotheringham, TE, Utah

Los Angeles Chargers

  • Brandon Peters, QB, Illinois
  • Leddie Brown, RB, West Virginia
  • Kevin Marks, RB, Buffalo
  • Trent Bradford, WR, Oregon State
  • Stone Smartt, TE, Old Dominion
  • Erik Krommenhoek, TE, USC

Miami Dolphins

New England Patriots

Have we ever seen a former college quarterback transitioning to wide receiver have success with the New England Patriots before?

D’Eriq King Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

New York Jets

The Jets drafted Breece Hall to be their new starting running back, but the depth chart beyond him and Michael Carter is not exactly robust.

Zonovan Knight Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Zonovan Knight has a solid blend of size (5-11, 209-pounds) and speed (4.58 40-yard dash) and caught 48 balls in his three seasons in Raleigh, North Carolina. He’s got a chance to stick around.

  • DeAndre Torrey, RB, North Texas

  • Irvin Charles, WR, IUP

  • Keshunn Abram, WR, Kent State

Pittsburgh Steelers

Tennessee Titans