The Arkansas Razorbacks had five players selected in the 2015 NFL Draft. Several more are expected to sign free agent contracts with NFL teams following the draft. Here is a running list of former Razorbacks who have agreed to sign free agent contracts.
|2015 NFL UNDRAFTED FREE AGENTS|
|Brey Cook||OL||Washington Redskins|
|Cameron Jefferson||OL||Chicago Bears|
|Braylon Mitchell||LB||Oakland Raiders|
|Alan Turner||S||Miami Dolphins|
|Demetrius Wilson||WR||San Diego Chargers|
|Carroll Washington||CB||Houston Texans|
|Sam Irwin-Hill||P||Indianapolis Colts|
Offensive lineman Brey Cook has agreed to sign with the Washington Redskins. The four-year Razorback played 48 games in his career and started 30 of them. He played several positions on the Arkansas offensive line throughout his career and started all 13 contests at right tackle as a senior. He played a major role in helping the Razorback offensive line lead the SEC in fewest sacks allowed in each of the past two seasons.
Offensive lineman Cameron Jefferson has agreed to sign a free agent contract with the Chicago Bears. Jefferson transferred to Arkansas for his final year of eligibility after spending three years as the starting left tackle at UNLV. The Las Vegas native battled injuries throughout his lone season on The Hill, but gave the Razorbacks depth on the offensive line and was valuable in jumbo packages. Jefferson played in nine games, starting two as a senior. He played in 49 games throughout his collegiate career.
Linebacker Braylon Mitchell has agreed to sign with the Oakland Raiders. Mitchell played his senior season as Arkansas’ starter at the strongside linebacker position and also contributed on special teams. The fifth-year senior helped the Razorback defense post back-to-back shutouts over No. 17 LSU and No. 8 Ole Miss in Arkansas’ final two home games of the season. In 2013, Mitchell made 77 total tackles and played in 11 games with eight starts.
Safety Alan Turner has agreed to sign a free agent contract with the Miami Dolphins. A fifth-year senior, Turner played in 45 games his career, starting the final 25 of them. He was elected captain by his teammates as a senior and was the primary communicator on the back end of the nation’s No. 10 defense. Turner posted 65 tackles with one interception and four pass breakups as a senior. In 2013, Turner led the team with 97 total tackles and also picked off two passes.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Wide receiver Demetrius Wilson has agreed to sign with the San Diego Chargers. Wilson caught 17 passes for 220 yards (12.9 avg.) as a senior, including a highlight-reel 36-yard touchdown reception in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl win over Texas. Wilson gave the Razorbacks a speed option outside in his two seasons as a Razorback. The Glendale, Ariz. native redshirted in 2013 after sustaining an injury prior to the season. As a junior in 2012, Wilson appeared in all 12 games, making nine receptions for 117 yards.
Cornerback Carroll Washington has agreed to sign with the Houston Texans. Washington played two seasons at Arkansas, totaling 17 tackles as a senior. Against No. 6 Texas A&M, he made an interception in the fourth quarter with Arkansas holding a seven-point lead. Washington played 11 games in 2013 after transferring from Hartnell College (Calif.).
Punter Sam Irwin-Hill has agreed to sign with the Indianapolis Colts. Irwin-Hill played two years at Arkansas, starting at punter both seasons. He averaged 40.1 yards per punt as a senior, pinning opponents inside their own 20 a remarkable 18 times in the final five games of the season. He also rushed for a 51-yard touchdown on a fake punt play against Texas A&M.