Four Knights sign with NFL teams as undocked free agents – Reading Eagle

UCF defensive roller coaster Davis, who was selected in the sixth round of the NFL Draft The San Francisco 49ers last weekend were not the only team member of Gus Malzan in 2022 to head to pro.

At the end of the three-day event, four knights signed a contract with NFL teams as non-drafted free agents: wide receiver Brandon Johnson of the Denver Broncos; linear striker Cole Schneider of the Green Bay Packers; defensive end Great Kat Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys; and offensive selection Marcus Tatum with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Davis is expected to sign a four-year deal with San Francisco for starters worth $ 3.8 million and includes a $ 132,014 subscription bonus. according to Spotrac.

While Davis has a good chance of making the final roster of the team by the end of the training camp due to his status in the draft, the undefeated free agent from UCF will have to work hard to avoid a decline.

After graduating from Tennessee, Johnson spent a one-year career season in Orlando. After recording one touchdown in five years at Knoxville, he caught 11 touchdowns in 13 games played at UCF.

The South Florida native also recorded a career high in fishing (38) and receiving yards (568).

Tatum also came to UCF after graduating from Tennessee. The Dayton Beach native has been a key part of the UCF offensive line for the past two years, appearing in all 23 games with 18 starts.

Tatum, chosen by college football expert Phil Steele, the second team in the entire conference, also received honorary awards throughout the conference from AAC coaches.

Like Johnson, Bryant also spent just one season at UCF. Bryant, the choice of the second All-SEC team in 2020, made a great impression after pursuing Malzan from Auburn to Orlando School.

Bryant won the first team award at all conferences after leading the UCF with 14.0 rebounds and six sacks. The captain of the team at both Auburn and UCF, last season he made 52 selections along with 10 quarterbacks.

While Bryant, Tatum and Johnson moved to UCF, Schneider became a mainstay for the Knights during his five-year collegiate career.

After receiving a red T-shirt in 2017, Schneider played in 49 games for the UCF over the next four years, starting in all but two.

He has received awards at all conferences every season he has played, receiving first team awards in 2018 and 2020.

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