Hartselle Tigers (15-0) 5-A State Champ
Out of curiosity, is this "typical" for an UDFA?
Did we get into some kind of bidding war with other teams for this guys once he went undrafted? Only asking cuz that seems like a lot of coin for an UDFA. I was under the impression that they usually get peanuts until they make the 53 man roster.
If this kid lives up to the hype (which I truly hope he will because he looks like a monster so far) then that is an absolute steal of a contract
Correct. Those 6 figure numbers are contingent on making the 53 man roster for UDFA's pretty much across the board. Lesser amounts for making the practice squad, etc.
That's why you always have to be careful giving NFL front offices too much credit for UDFA's. There's a huge pool of UDFA's out there once the draft is over and they get to pick where they sign. They picked you. You didn't pick them.