For just the third time since 1971, no Virginia Cavaliers were selected in the NFL Draft. Fortunately, some former players will still have an opportunity to prove their worth through free agency, as teams scramble to pick up the latest crop of undrafted rookies.
Here’s who has signed so far:
Charles Snowden — Chicago Bears
Expected by many to be a mid-tier pick heading into the draft, Snowden sat through all seven rounds without hearing his name called (last season’s ankle injury might have scared teams away).
If nothing else, maybe it will give the 6’7 do-it-all outside linebacker a bit of a chip on his shoulder, as he heads to Chicago.
Tony Poljan — Baltimore Ravens
Poljan, a graduate transfer from Central Michigan who came to Charlottesville in 2020, is on his way to Baltimore, after signing with the Ravens Saturday evening. In his final season of college football, the Lansing native was seventh in the nation in receptions (38) and touchdowns (6) among tight ends.
D’Angelo Amos — Detroit Lions
Like Poljan, Amos joined the Cavaliers for one season after graduating elsewhere (James Madison). The defensive back, who recorded 47 total tackles and two interceptions in 2020, will be heading to Detroit.
Former Virginia DB D'Angelo Amos is signing with the #Lions, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 1, 2021
This list will be updated as other players sign with teams after the draft.