Updated Mon, Apr 29, 2013 11:46 am
Eric Herman was the only Ohio player taken in the 2013 NFL Draft, but he won’t be the only one suiting up for an NFL team this summer. Skyler Allen and Neal Huynh have each signed as undrafted free agents.
Allen, a 6-foot-4, 288-pound center and two-year starter for the Bobcats, signed a deal with the Detroit Lions. Huynh, a 6-foot-4, 315-pound defensive tackle and a two-year starter at Ohio, signed a deal with the Atlanta Falcons. The Lions feature a high-powered offense and were 4-12 last season, finishing at the bottom of the NFC North. The Falcons were 13-3 last season, tying the Denver Broncos for the best regular season record. Atlanta was one-win away from making it to the Super Bowl.
There are no guarantees that either will make their respective teams once the season starts, but both will be in training camp this summer. Two other former Bobcats could be joining the list soon. Tight end Jordan Thompson and safety Gerald Moore have earned workouts with the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders, respectively, both teams needing immediate depth at their positions.
Last week it was reported that Corey Hasting worked out with the Bengals, but has yet to sign with a team.