The Falcons have complemented their six-player draft class by bringing in 27 undrafted free agents.
The group includes a pair of fullbacks, which gives the Falcons two more than they had on the roster before the draft. Luke McNitt, who went to Nebraska, and Daniel Marx, who went to Stanford, will try to show enough blocking and special teams ability to make the team out of camp this summer. Derrick Coleman was the fullback last season, but remains a free agent.
Georgia kicker David Martin rounds out the list of new Falcons. The team will hold their rookie minicamp next week.
The Saints opted not to match that two-year deal, leaving Snead to move on to Baltimore late last month. Snead calls himself grateful for a “fresh start” after a rough 2017 season that saw him miss the first three games serving a suspension and then deal with a hamstring injury that kept him from resuming his role as a steady target for Drew Brees.
Snead wound up with just eight catches as he was unable to catch up to an offense that didn’t really need him.
“By the time I was in some kind of game shape, it was like Week 9 and we were on that roll, [winning eight] games in a row,” Snead said, via the Baltimore Sun. “It’s just hard to get back into the flow of things when Alvin Kamara is coming into his [own], Michael Thomas is making plays and Ted Ginn. They had their offense at that point. As a player that was in the offense and in the scheme heavily over the past two years, that was frustrating.”
Both the Bears and the Lions are expected to finish with losing records, based on the Las Vegas win total over-unders, which means the Patriots may have a high second-round pick and a high third-round pick thanks to this weekend’s trades.
Any evaluation of the 2018 draft isn’t complete without considering how it positions those teams beyond 2018. And no teams did more to build up their future draft capital than the Packers and Patriots.