Although NFL teams are unable to bring in players for physical exams at the moment, that is not stopping them from officially announcing their undrafted free agent classes for the 2020 season. On Wednesday, the Green Bay Packers did just that, officially releasing the names of the 15 undrafted rookies who have agreed to contract terms with the Packers.
Note the language above, which suggests that the contracts will not be official until the players are able to pass medical exams. However, this process should allow these players to begin working with Packers’ coaches in the offseason instruction program, which will offer them the opportunity to join their new teammates in meetings over the next several weeks.
The list of names matches exactly with the group of 15 players who were reported to be UDFA signings this past weekend following the conclusion of the 2020 NFL Draft. That list consists of the following players:
Packers 2020 UDFAs
|Bruffy, Travis||OT||Texas Tech||78|
|Galeai, Tipa||LB||Utah State||50|
|Griffin, Frankie||S||Texas State||35|
|Johnson, Zack||G||North Dakota State||68|
|Jones, Jordan||FB||Prairie View A&M||45|
|Morton, Jalen||QB||Prairie View A&M||7|
|Samuels, Stanford||CB||Florida State||34|
|Stewart, Darrell||WR||Michigan State||80|
There are a few notes worth mentioning here, specifically on positions.
Samuels, Sunderland, and Dequoy are all listed as cornerbacks. This is notable because all three played safety for at least part of their college careers. Sunderland has played just one year of corner, lining up at safety for much of his college career, while Samuels spent one season at safety in 2018 between years at corner. Dequoy, meanwhile, lined up at the Canadian football equivalent of safety as well.
Griffin’s position is listed as safety, despite primarily playing linebacker for Texas State. However, at his size (6-foot, 204 pounds), safety or dime linebacker would seem to be his logical position. Finally, Jones is officially listed as a fullback, where he started his college career. He ended it at tight end for Prairie View, but unlike Josiah Deguara, the Packers’ third-round pick who comes in formally as a tight end, Jones is officially listed as a fullback.