Only one former Texas Longhorns player was selected in the 2016 NFL Draft, but kicker Nick Rose announced that he signed a deal an undrafted free agent deal with the Atlanta Falcons not long after the seventh round concluded on Saturday:
Officially an Atlanta Falcon. Can't wait to get to work #RiseUp— Nick Rose 2⃣3⃣ (@NickRozay23) April 30, 2016
The 6'2, 203-pounder was the kickoff specialist for the Longhorns for four years and led the country in touchback rate in 2014 before finishing third in 2015. So there's no questioning the strength of his leg.
However, during two seasons as the primary place kicker for Texas, Rose struggled with consistency, missing three extra points in his career, including the game-tying effort against Cal resulted in the last-second loss after Jerrod Heard's incredible touchdown run.
Rose only made 14-of-21 field-goal attempts in 2014 before improving a bit in 2015, hitting on 13-of-17 efforts. The frustrating aspect of his career was that he missed four field goals of less than 39 yards in his career, including a miss from 21 yards against Oklahoma State in 2014.
If Rose can improve his consistency, he has a chance to make the team, as 40-yeard-old Matt Bryant is the only kicker currently on the Falcons roster and he missed four of his 18 attempts last season.