2018 NFL Draft: Kansas City Chiefs undrafted free agent tracker
By Matt Conner
Eric Cotton is a developing defensive end prospect who has also played tight end in his career. Last year as a fifth year senior for the Cardinal, he had 30 tackles and 2.5 sacks. At 6’6, 242 lbs., he’s very slight for the line, which means further positional change is likely to come, but the Chiefs are likely interested to see the core product and what they could work with if given a long-term opportunity.
Jacquet McClendon, TE, Indiana State
McClendon broke out this year for the Sycamores with 54 catches for 595 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, a major step up from his previous high of 14 receptions. McClendon recently received his invite to minicamp, but faces a steep hill to make the active roster or even practice squad due to his smaller size (6’1) and level of competition. Still, all he needs is a chance to turn heads and the Chiefs are giving him that.
Erik Furmanek, TE, Missouri State
Speaking of tight ends, Furmanek certainly looks the part at 6’3, 260 lbs. and showed some nice hands at Missouri State last year with 30 catches for 444 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns. He also showed up big against the best competition of the year with a 5 catch, 91 yard effort against Mizzou.
Clark is wide receiver and kick returner from St. John’s who had 29 catches for 496 yards and 6 touchdowns. He was a preseason D3 All-American, but the step up in competition (from playing schools like Augsburg Univ. or Hamline) will prove difficult. As with most rookie minicamp invites, Clark is going to have a hard time breaking through to the practice squad, let alone the active roster,, but his special teams experience helps his versatility and availability.
After converting over 90 percent of his field goal chances during this freshman and sophomore seasons, Aidan Schneider’s FG percentage fell to just 75 percent in each of the last two years. Schneider never also was asked to kick beyond 50 yards last year. Still he’s been invited to kick alongside Harrison Butker for the Chiefs, and we all saw firsthand the importance of knowing your options in case an emergency arises.