Duke Football: Blue Devils Finding Their Way to NFL as UDFA’s

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Nobody from the Duke Football team was selected in the 2018 NFL Draft, but a handful of Blue Devils are finding their way on to NFL roster as Undrafted Free Agents.

The 2018 NFL Draft was very uneventful for Duke Football, but once the seven rounds were complete, many Blue Devils heard their phones ring from various NFL teams.

Former Blue Devils defensive tackle Mike Ramsay has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans.

Throughout his Duke career, Ramsay accumulated 107 tackles and seven sacks.

On the opposite side of the ball, Austin Davis is headed to Lambeau Field to try and earn a roster spot with the Green Bay Packers.

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Davis saw the field in every game for the past two years as a Blue Devils, which can help a Packers offensive line that has been prone to injuries over the past couple of years.

Davis joins fellow Blue Devils Lucas Patrick, who played in 12 games for the Packers last season, making two starts. Patrick will be entering his third season in the NFL.

Shaun Wilson is also making his dreams come true by agreeing to terms with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Wilson had an excellent Duke career, totaling 2,463 yards on the ground and another 725 receiving yards. Wilson had 18 rushing and six receiving touchdowns in his four years in Durham.

It was Wilson’s senior year where he was the most productive and he looks to carry that over to a Buccaneers running back spot that truly doesn’t have a No. 1 back.

Byron Fields Jr. is on his way to the Big Apple after signing with the New York Giants.

Fields played in 52 career games with the Blue Devils, 39 of them being starts.

Over his career, he accumulated 181 tackles, a sack, six interceptions, 21 pass breakups, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

Three of those interceptions came in 2017, as Field’s took two of them back for touchdowns.

Former Blue Devils, Thomas Sirk, who was the starting quarterback before an Achilles injury in 2016, also signed with the New York Giants. Sirk played for East Carolina in 2017.

Also, Jela Duncan signed with the Clevland Browns. Duncan was a star for the Blue Devils in 2016 but has not been in football since his last game with the Blue Devils.

All of these former Blue Devils have a chance to compete for a roster spot and it will be great to track their progress throughout each team’s Rookie Minicamp and hopefully into Training Camp.