Florida tight end Jake McGee and cornerback Brian Poole were both passed up during the 2016 NFL Draft, going undrafted by the league's 32 teams after the end of Saturday's seventh round. That doesn't mean they won't be NFL players, though — and both of them have free agent contracts lined up, reportedly.
In McGee's case, that report is coming from the man himself.
excited to have signed a free agent contract with the @Panthers— Jake McGee (@JakeOvaTheWorld) April 30, 2016
The Panthers have never drafted a Gator, but McGee wouldn't be the first to stick on the roster — and, of course, former Gator Cam Newton could use some backup behind Greg Olsen at tight end.
Poole, meanwhile, has been more publicly pensive, despite advocating for his selection.
Just gotta take a different route..— Brian Poole (@JustPooleN_It) April 30, 2016
Per a report from First Coast News' Mike Kaye, he is likely headed to the Falcons.
Florida cornerback Brian Poole expected to head to Atlanta, per league source.— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) April 30, 2016
That move would reunite him in the secondary with first-rounder Keanu Neal, and with Dan Quinn, whom Poole played for as a freshman in 2012 when Quinn served as Florida's defensive coordinator.