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Northwestern Alums Anxiously Await NFL Draft

Six of the 12 current Northwestern Alums in the NFL went undrafted.
Six of the 12 current Northwestern Alums in the NFL went undrafted.
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When the NFL draft commences, Northwestern is unlikely to have any of its players picked. In an excellent piece on Lake the Posts, they referred to Northwestern as "Undrafted Free Agent" university.

As of this NFL offseason, six of the 12 NU players on NFL rosters went undrafted.

Kain Colter has received a lot of buzz this offseason for organizing a potential union of players at NU and possibly beyond. He in an intriguing pick as diverse player than can play multiple positions. He is comparable to former NFL players Antwan Randle-El, Hines Ward and Kordell Stewart. All three played Quarterback in college. Only Stewart was an NFL quarterback.

Colter finished his career with 2,180 yards passing, 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions, 2,180 yards rushing and 28 touchdowns and 63 receptions for 680 yards and four touchdowns.

Jeff Budzien finished up his Northwestern career as one of the most decorated in school and Big Ten history. He was an All-American in his junior and senior seasons.

According to his NUSports.Com profile, he leaves Northwestern as the record holder for "career points (280), career field goal percentage (.872), single-season field goals made (23), and most consecutive made field goals (17) and extra points (136-for-136 career); second in career field goals made (48-of-55)".

If he makes a roster, he will become just the second kicker in school history to play in the NFL. Brian Gowins kicked in two games for the Bears in 1999.

Tyler Scott is a player that is more likely to impress with his play on the field than in workouts. Scott finished 2013 with 46 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and six sacks. He was second team all Big Ten and his 16 career sacks are sixth in Northwestern history. A defensive end in college, he might be switched to linebacker in a 3-4 in the NFL.

Rashad Lawrence wowed at Northwestern's pro day according to InsideNU.Com. Lawrence ran a sub 4.5 40 yard and had a 39' vertical. He finished 2013 with 31 receptions for 463 yards and one touchdown.

Damien Proby was arguably Northwestern's most productive defensive player in 2013. He led the Wildcats with 112 tackles, including five for loss. He finished third in the Big Ten in tackles and 30th nationally. He was honorable mention all Big-Ten at middle linebacker.

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