Local colleges boast several undrafted free agents (Temple, Penn, Villanova, Albright, Kutztown)

Local colleges boast several undrafted free agents (Temple, Penn, Villanova,
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Philadelphia has never really been known as a hot-bed of talent when it comes to producing football prospects, but a bevy of local college athletes will have opportunities with NFL teams when mini-camps begin at the end of the spring.

Here’s a look at the new Philly flavor in the league this year, as players look to turn chips on their shoulders onto roster or practice squad spots:


Round 4 pick 6: Tavon Young, CB (Temple)to the Ravens

Round 5, Pick 13: Matt Ioannidis, DT(Temple)to the Redskins

Round 7, Pick 25: Tyler Matakevich, LB (Temple)to the Steelers

Undrafted free agent signings:

Brandon Shippen,CB(Temple)to the Dolphins

Robby Anderson, WR(Temple)to the Jets

Kyle Friend, C (Temple)to the Jets

Daniel Sobolewski, K (Albright)to the Jets

Ryan O’Malley, TE(Penn)to the Raiders

Don Cherry, LB(Villanova)to the Bears

Quentin Gause, LB(Rutgers)to the Eagles

Anthony Kelly, WR (Kutztown) to the Buccaneers

Hakeem Valles, TE (Monmouth) to the Cardinals

Josh Popper, DE (Rowan) to the Cardinals

Steve Longa, LB (Rutgers) to the Seahawks

Additionally, published reports have indicated that the following former Templeplayers have upcoming minicamp tryouts: OL Shahbaz Ahmed (Falcons), DL Hershey Walton(Seahawks), and DB Alex Wells (Jets).

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