Several San Antonio stars find NFL landing spot post-NFL Draft

List of undrafted free agents from the San Antonio area who signed with teams following the 2024 NFL Draft

UTSA safety Rashad Wisdom during an NCAA football game against Army, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022 in West Point, N.Y. UTSA won 41-38. (AP Photo/Vera Nieuwenhuis) (Vera Nieuwenhuis, Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

SAN ANTONIO – The 2024 NFL Draft is in the books and all 32 teams passed up on drafting a talented class of players who represent the 2-1-0.

However, several of the area’s finest will get a chance to fight for a roster spot as undrafted free agents when rookie minicamps begin in May.

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Jacksonville Jaguars: UTSA wide receiver Joshua Cephus

Many were surprised that Cephus was not drafted. Cephus, who is 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds, set a school-record 1,151 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns in his senior campaign with UTSA.

The Dekaney High School graduate can present a strong case to make the Jaguars’ 53-man roster.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Judson High School alum and UTSA safety Rashad Wisdom

Rashad Wisdom is a player who will remain near and dear to UTSA head coach Jeff Traylor’s heart. Wisdom was the only defensive player to wear No. 0 for the Roadrunners for the entirety of his collegiate career.

UTSA reserves 2, 1 and 0 jersey numbers to the highest regarded players within the program.

Denver Broncos: Brandeis High School alum and UTSA defensive lineman Brandon Matterson

In Brandon Matterson’s six-year career at UTSA, the defensive tackle totaled 100 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks with three forced fumbles in 59 games played.

New Orleans Saints: O’Connor High School alum and TCU safety Millard Bradford

Millard Bradford, 5-foot-10 and 191 pounds, played 2,186 snaps over five seasons at TCU. Of his total snaps, 693 came in the box, 681 came as a free safety, and 712 in the slot.

Bradford shot up the depth chart quickly and was a regular starter in his last three seasons.

Denver Broncos rookie minicamp invite: University of Incarnate Word offensive lineman Joe Bryson

After transferring from the University of Southern California, Bryson made a name for himself at UIW. In his first season with the Cardinals, Bryson earned a spot on the Southland 2023 All-Conference Second Team.

New York Giants rookie minicamp invite: UTSA punter Lucas Dean

In Lucas Dean’s 5-year career with the Roadrunners, he landed 103 punts inside the opposition’s 20-yard line.

In Dean’s senior season with the team, he launched a 76-yard punt, according to UTSA statistics.

Kansas City Chiefs rookie minicamp invite: UIW wide receiver Brandon Porter

Porter, a member of the 2023 Associated Press FCS All-America Team, was awarded the Southland Conference Player of the Year in 2023 after tallying 1,072 yards through the air.

Porter finished the season with 107.2 yards per game, according to ESPN statistics.

About the Author

Mary Rominger is KSAT 12 Sports' first full-time female sports anchor and reporter. She came to San Antonio from Mankato, Minn., where she worked as a weekend sports anchor at KEYC News Now. She has a journalism degree from Iowa State University and grew up in Southern California. Mary enjoys golfing, sports and finding new spots around town.

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