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04-15-2013, 07:34 PM
Pretty cool sweep of 124 FBS schools highlighting likely undrafted players who could catch on with an NFL team.

2013 NFL Draft: 124 FBS programs, 124 possible UDFAs
By Dane Brugler | NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/rob-rang/22077623/2013-nfl-draft-124-fbs-programs-124-possible-udfa)

Only 254 prospects will hear their names called on draft weekend and with more and more underclassmen entering the NFL early, the number of draft slots dwindles for college football seniors. However, almost every FBS-level football program will have at least one prospect who will sign a free agent contract or receive a tryout.

Everyone knows about the nation's top pro prospects, but below is a team-by-team look at one prospect from each program who probably won't be drafted, but there is a good chance their professional dream isn't over. Based on my evaluations, and those of evaluators around the league, these players might be overlooked on draft weekend, but have a good chance to possibly make a NFL roster as an undrafted free agent.

Monday, Part One (A-M)
Tuesday, Part Two (N-Z)

(Programs are listed in alphabetical order)

LB Austin Niklas (6-2, 230, 4.93)
After waiting his turn on special teams, Niklas became a starter at inside linebacker in 2012 and led the team in tackles (128), including a career-best 17 stops against Army.

RB Quentin Hines (5-11, 194, 4.40)
After three years at Cincinnati and a quick stop at Murray State, Hines ended up at Akron for his senior year and was a little-used back-up, but averaged 6.5 yards per carry.