2022 NFC 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 NFC undrafted free agent among fantasy football-relevant positions is listed below.

Atlanta Falcons

  • Jared Bernhardt, QB, Ferris State
  • Stanley Berryhill, WR, Arizona

Arizona Cardinals

  • Ronnie Rivers, RB, Fresno State

  • Trey Wade, TE, Arkansas

  • Trey Wade: former basketball player! There have been a few of those to shine in the NFL, haven’t there?

Carolina Panthers

  • Davis Cheeks, QB, Elo : Great name.
  • Charleston Rambo, WR, Miami (FL)
  • Andrew Parchment, WR, Florida State
  • Derek Wright, WR, Utah State

Chicago Bears

Master Teague did not participate in the NFL Combine, but he made up for it by dominating his pro day. At 5-11 and 220-pounds, Teague ran a 4.47 (72nd-percentile among qualified running backs) 40-yard dash and logged a 105.4 (81st-percentile) Speed Score.

Master Teague Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Teague has always been productive when given the chance at Ohio State, evidenced by his career 5.1 yards per carry. But injuries, as well as an influx of talent, prevented him from ever becoming a true workhorse in college. Still, he’s got more than the requisite size and athleticism at the running back position, is solid in pass protection, and played with Bears starting quarterback Justin Fields in Columbus. It wouldn’t surprise if Teague beats out Darrynton Evans and sixth-round pick Trestan Ebner for the third-string running back duties in Chicago.

  • Savon Scarver, WR, Utah State
  • Cyrus Holder, WR, Duquesne
  • Kevin Shaa, WR, Liberty
  • Landon Lenior, WR, Southern Illinois
  • Henry Litwin, WR, Slippery Rock
  • Cyrus Holder, WR, Duquesne
  • Luke Little, WR, Mary

Here’s the Bears’ current wide receiver depth chart: Darnell Mooney, Byron Pringle, Equanimeous St. Brown, Velus Jones Jr., David Moore, Dazz Newsome, Nsimba Webster, and Isaiah Coulter. At least one of these guys has a very real chance to make the Bears’ 53-man roster.

  • Chase Allen, TE, Iowa State

  • Jake Tonges, TE, California

Dallas Cowboys

Detroit Lions

  • Greg Bell, RB, San Diego State

  • Khalil Pimpleton, WR, Central Michigan

  • Corey Sutton, WR, Appalachian State

  • Josh Johnson, WR, Tulsa

  • Derrick Deese, TE, San Jose State

  • Nolan Given, TE, Southeastern

Green Bay Packers

Tyler Goodson is a 5-9, 197-pound back with 4.42 (95th-percentile) speed. He was a versatile weapon out of Iowa. He scooted for 1,151 yards in has junior season while adding 31 of his 70 career receptions. His 30.3-percent (68th-percentile) College Dominator Rating and 12.0-percent (86th-percentile) College Target Share numbers matched with his premier athleticism should’ve warranted him getting drafted.

Tyler Goodson Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

That the Green Bay Packers were able to add him as an undrafted free agent is a home run. Last year’s seventh-round pick Kylin Hill tore his ACL in Week 7 of last season. Fourth-string back Patrick Taylor had his moments a year ago, but Goodson looks like a superior athlete and receiver out of the backfield. He has a legitimate path to becoming Green Bay’s new third-string back behind Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon. He’d have a legitimate path to fantasy value too if he emerges victorious.

  • B.J. Baylor, RB, Oregon State
  • Keke Chism, WR, Missouri
  • Anthony Turner, WR, Grand View

Los Angeles Rams

  • Roger Carter, FB, Georgia State

Minnesota Vikings

Bryant Koback has 4.54 (67th-percentile) speed at 5-10 and 209-pounds. He has two seasons of over 1,100 rushing yards and caught 54 balls in his final two collegiate seasons. His advanced numbers are off the charts. He finished among running back prospects in the 77th-percentile or higher in College Dominator Rating (30.3-percent, 78th-percentile), College YPC (6.7, 89th-percentile), College Target Share (11.9-percent, 86th-percentile), and SPARQ-x score (136.1 – 97th-percentile). Minnesota has a loaded backfield, but he looks like an NFL running back.

  • Thomas Hennigan, WR, Appalachian State

New Orleans Saints

New York Giants

Philadelphia Eagles

E.J. Perry has 4.65 speed (87th-percentile) speed and ran for 1,132 yards during his two seasons as a starter in the Ivy League. Carson Strong does not possess anywhere near that type of mobility, but is a stout pocket passer with a cannon for an arm.

E.J. Perry Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Teams often target backup quarterbacks who play a similar style as their starter so they don’t have to drastically change how their offense functions in the event of an absence. Let’s just say Perry is closer to Jalen Hurts in play style than Hurts himself. The Eagles kept two quarterbacks (Hurts and Gardner Minshew) last year; perhaps Perry or Strong can crack the team this year.

San Francisco 49ers

  • Jordan Mason, RB, Georgia Tech
  • Tay Martin, WR, Oklahoma State
  • Taysir Mack, WR, Pittsburgh

Seattle Seahawks

  • Levi Lewis, QB, Louisiana-Lafayette
  • Kaleb Eleby, QB, Western Michigan

Seattle’s quarterback room consists of Drew Lock, Geno Smith, and Jacob Eason. Neither Levi Lewis nor Kaleb Eleby will emerge out of training camp as the successor to Russell Wilson, but why couldn’t they make the 53? Levi Lewis has mobility (1,088 career rushing yards and 14 career rushing touchdowns) and experience operating a run-first offense. Lewis fits how Seattle wants to run (key word: run) their offense and likely has the edge between him and Eleby of making the 53. It will be an uphill climb for either of them.

John Mitchell, WR, Florida Atlantic

Rodney Coates, WR, West Florida

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Washington Commanders