Several months ago, these NFL hopefuls were dreaming of the opportunity to don an NFL jersey. After successful collegiate careers and a solid showing at NFL Regional Combine Invitational, these athletes are no longer dreamers, but NFL players.
Though their long journey continues, let’s embrace and enjoy the accomplishments of these pioneers thus far.
Here are images of some NFL Regional Combine pioneers in NFL mini-camps across the league for the 2018 campaign.
QB ALEX McGOUGH, seventh-round pick (220th-overall) by the Seattle Seahawk, during passing drills at the Seahawks’ rookie mini-camp.
OT JORDAN MAILATA, seventh-round pick 233rd-overall, taking instruction at the Philadelphia Eagles’ rookie mini-camp.
WR AUSTIN PROEHL, seventh-round selection (255th-overall), brilliantly fielding a pass at Buffalo Bills mini-camp.
FB LUKE McNITT, undrafted free agent, executing running back drills for the Atlanta Falcons.
WR VYNCINT SMITH, undrafted free agent, running through a drill for the Houston Texans.
DB MIKE CIRINO, undrafted free agent, digging in for the Indianapolis Colts.
DE MIKE LOVE, undrafted free agent, featured at Buffalo Bills camp.
QB PETER PUJALS, undrafted free agent, putting work in for the Minnesota Vikings.
WR JAWILL DAVIS, undrafted free agent, executing passing drills for New York Giants.
WR STEVEN DUNBAR JR., undrafted free agent, going high for a pass at San Francisco 49ers mini-camp.
WR SHAY FIELDS, undrafted free agent, running onto the Washington Redskins’ practice field.
WR ANTHONY MAHOUNGOU, undrafted free agent, hauling in a pass at Philadelphia Eagles’ mini-camp.
TE CHRISTIAN SCOTLAND-WILLIAMSON, former English professional rugby player, now undrafted free agent, executing drills at the Pittsburgh Steelers’ mini-camp.