The Oakland Raiders signed former Fresno State inside linebacker Kyrie Wilson to an undrafted free-agent contract, one of seven ex-Bulldogs to sign with teams since the conclusion of the NFL draft Saturday.
No Bulldogs were among the 253 players selected over the three-day, seven-round draft, ending a 15-year streak of having at least one chosen.
Also landing undrafted free-agent contracts were long snapper Dylan Detwiler (Kansas City Chiefs), outside linebacker Ejiro Ederaine (Washington Redskins), punter Garrett Swanson (Arizona Cardinals), cornerback Charles Washington (Detroit Lions), offensive lineman Alex Fifita (Atlanta Falcons) and defensive end Claudell Louis (Buffalo Bills).
Also, running back Marteze Waller has been invited to participate in minicamps for both the Cleveland Browns and Green Bay Packers.
Waller, the fifth running back in Fresno State history to surpass 3,000 career rushing yards, was surprised he didn’t receive an undrafted free-agent contract.
“I was shocked, but things happen for a reason,” Waller said. “Right now all I have to do is go and work hard and be the best player. It’s more motivation.”