Fayetteville, Ark. – Of the 14 former Arkansas Razorback players with high hopes of hearing their name called during the 2013 NFL Draft four got a call while the other 14 went the way of free agent deals, none more surprising than offensive guard Alvin Bailey.
Bailey, 6’3”, 312 pounds, was projected anywhere from a third to seventh round pick by the various self proclaimed draft gurus. Bailey was a “man child” when he walked onto the Arkansas campus gifted with physical strength, ability, and a SEC ready frame to make him a starter as a redshirt freshman.
Not missing a game during his three years as a starter playing for the Razorbacks, Seattle, via free agency, is getting a steal in Bailey. Bailey’s short comings in run blocking can be overcome at the next level as with his penchant for losing technique in his lower body when reaching for players in passing situations.
At the time of press for this article former Arkansas Razorbacks punter Dylan Breeding, offensive tackle Jason Peacock, defensive tackle D.D. Jones, and cornerback Darius Winston had not signed undrafted free agent deals.
List of UDFA Signings out of Arkansas
DE Tank Wright – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
RB Ronnie Wingo Jr. – Atlanta Falcons
RB Dennis Johnson – Houston Texans
OG Alvin Bailey – Seattle Seahawks
DT DeQuinta Jones – Seattle Seahawks
SS Ross Rasner – Denver Broncos
LB Alonzo Highsmith – Miami Dolphins
Other In-State School Signings
C Corey Howard – Central Arkansas – Atlanta Falcons
QB Ryan Aplin – Arkansas State – Cleveland Browns
CB Don Unamba – Southern Arkansas – Seattle Seahawks
WR Josh Jarboe – Arkansas State – Washington Redskins