The Five Former Gators Who Enter the NFL Via Undrafted Free Agency. In 2022, after the NFL Draft 

has concluded, five Gators will still be getting their chance to play professional football. Each of these 

players went undrafted due to their perceived lack of potential in the draft, but now they get to prove 

The Five Former Gators Who Enter the NFL Via Undrafted Free Agency. In 2022, after the NFL Draft 

players are and where they signed their new contracts with teams. For the first time since 2016, five former 

Gators enter the NFL via undrafted free agency. It’s no surprise that some of the college football’s top players

weren’t selected in the draft; it just goes to show how difficult it is to make an NFL roster out of college. For 

example, between 2012 and 2016, UF produced 19 picks. In total, 11 rookies contributed as rookies for 

their teams during that span with 10 finishing with career positive grades by Pro Football Focus (PFF). The

five players below join an undrafted class where 25% of prospects had a grade above 50 from PFF last season. 

Former Florida standout Antonio Valentino was not one of those guys. After three seasons at Florida, he 

wasn’t even invited to the combine but his tape shows him as one of Florida’s best pass rushers over that 

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