Six undrafted FSU players land with NFL teams as free agents, minicamp invitees – The Mercury News

Defensive end Keir Thomas and running back Jashaun Corbin were among six former Florida State players to land with NFL teams as undrafted free agents.

Edge rusher Jermain Johnson II was the only FSU player selected in the 2022 NFL Draft when the New York Jets chose him with the No. 26 pick in the first round Thursday.

Thomas was a graduate transfer from South Carolina who spent last season with the Seminoles, where he accounted for 42 tackles, including 12 for loss with 6.5 sacks and 15 quarterback hurries. He agreed to a contract with the Los Angeles Rams, sharing the news on his social media accounts Saturday night.

“Never said it was gone easy!!! Great for the opportunity! Ready to get to work!! #RamsHouse letss goooo!!!!,” Thomas posted on Twitter.

Corbin agreed to a contract with the New York Giants after two seasons at Florida State, where he totaled 1,159 all-purpose yards with 887 yards rushing and 144 yards receiving in 2021. He’ll contend for a roster spot behind Sasquon Barkley and Matt Breida .

“Undrafted route … Never wanted it to be easy, but it’ll be worth … Thank you New York Giants for the opportunity. You WILL NOT REGRET IT ‍#NewYorkGiants,” Corbin said on Twitter.

After going undrafted, receiver Andrew Parchment is headed to the Carolina, agreeing to a free-agent contract with the Panthers. Parchment appeared in all 12 games (4 starts) and caught 24 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns.

Offensive lineman Devontay Love-Taylor (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), tight end Jordan Wilson (Cincinnati Bengals) and linebacker Emmitt Rice (New York Giants) will attend rookie minicamps as tryout players.

“More than blessed to have this opportunity because that’s all I needed! Let’s work! #WhoDey,” Wilson said on Twitter.

Love-Taylor appeared in 16 games for the Seminoles after transferring from Florida International. Wilson caught 24 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games last season after missing the 2020 season with an injury. Rice recorded 165 tackles with 13.5 tackles for a loss with 2 sacks in 51 games before missing last season with an injury.

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