D’Onta Foreman became the only former Texas Longhorn to hear his name called during the 2017 NFL Draft, but as usual, seemingly countless undrafted free agents will be signing deals going forward.
The first former Longhorns to come off the board as an undrafted free agent is tight end Tyrone Swoopes, as he’s reportedly headed to the Seattle Seahawks.
Seattle Seahawks signing Texas QB/TE Tyrone Swoopes as a UDFA.#NFLDraft— Allan Bell (@AllanBell247) April 29, 2017
During his impressive Texas Pro Day showing in late March, the Seahawks were among those in attendance that reportedly left impressed with Swoopes, so how quickly they snatched him off the market doesn't come as much of a surprise.
A former quarterback during his four years in Austin, Swoopes has spent his offseason transitioning to play tight end at the next level.
The next undrafted free agent Longhorn off the board spent much of his career in Austin blocking for Swoopes, as Kent Perkins has reportedly signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Texas OL Kent Perkins tells me he’s signed a free agent contract with the @Bengals #HookEm— Jeff Howe (@JeffHowe247) April 29, 2017
Safety Dylan Haines will have several tryouts as he attempts to make a roster:
I’m told that former Texas Safety Dylan Haines (@dylanhaines4) will attend Mini-Camp tryouts with Jets and Texans. #Texas #HookEm— Sean Adams (@thatsean) April 29, 2017
It also appears tight end Caleb Bluiett is headed to Jacksonville after signing an undrafted free agent deal with the Jaguars, according to Horns247.
Source: #Texas TE Caleb Bluiett has agreed to a UFA deal with the @Jaguars #HookEm— Jeff Howe (@JeffHowe247) April 30, 2017
While at Texas, Bluiett served mostly as a blocker after making the transition from defensive end to tight end, but finished his college career with 10 receptions for 178 yards and two touchdowns.
Former defensive tackle standout Paul Boyette Jr. also signed with the Oakland Raiders.
Dear, @RAIDERS nation it's time to bring back a championship to this great organization! Ready to get to work. #RaiderNation— Paul PBJ Boyette Jr. (@PaulBoyetteJr) April 30, 2017
During his four years in Austin, Boyette compiled 102 tackles, 18.0 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks, along with three fumble recoveries.
We’ll continue to update this post as more former Longhorns sign undrafted free agent deals.