USC wide receiver Deontay Burnett was not drafted. Is this a surprise?
When Burnett turned pro, I was told by sources that Clay Helton told Burnett he would be a late round pick or perhaps undrafted.
Burnett weighed this against a feeling Helton would be eager to showcase other receivers like Amon-Ra St. Brown, Michael Pittman and Tyler Vaughns.
This is a common feeling among receivers. I remember George Farmer leaving early worried Steve Sarkisian wanted to focus on other receivers like Isaac Whitney. OK, that might not have been the best thought in retrospect.
Anyways, even if Burnett came back, he would be undersized next year and there was a further risk of injury at USC.
So he needs to sign with a team and hope for the best.
Below are free agent signings:
Burnett, Tennessee Titans
Chris Hawkins, Seattle Seahawks
Josh Fatu, Detroit Lions
Nico Falah, Tennessee Titans
Steven Mitchell, Rams
Viane Talamaivao, Seattle Seahawks