This is a roster of NFL players who were NOT selected in the NFL draft. It shows that once the draft is over, a team can still find diamonds in the rough. And as you can see, this is a pretty formidable lineup, with Pro Bowlers and even Hall-of-Famers represented.
Here's the running lineup, based on your nominations:
QB - Warren Moon. Jim Hart. Dave Krieg. Kurt Warner. Jeff Garcia. Tomy Romo.
RB - Priest Holmes. Dominic Rhodes. Tony Richardson. Joe Perry.
RB - Marion Motley. Willie Parker. Mike Sellers. Mack Strong. Arian Foster.
WR - Rod Smith. Wayne Chrebet. Wes Welker. Drew Bennett.
WR - Drew Pearson. David Patten. Terrence Wilkins. James Thrash.
TE - Antonio Gates. Marcus Pollard.
T - Joe Jacoby. Lou Groza. Derrick Deese. Jason Peters. Matt Lepsis.
T - Tony Jones. James "Big Cat" Williams. Tom Ashworth.
G - Nate Newton. Joe Andruzzi.
G - Larry Little. Brian Waters.
C - Jim Langer. Kent Hull. Jeff Bostic. Bart Oates. Jeff Saturday. Robbie Tobeck. Hank Fraley.
Honorable mentions: Miles Austin, Fred Jackson, Jake Delhomme. Arian Foster.
DE - Rich Jackson. Eric Hicks. Cullen Jenkins.
DE - Adewale Ogunleye. James Hall. Bobby Hamilton.
DT - John Randle. Tony Siragusa. Hollis Thomas.
DT - Coy Bacon. Otis Sistrunk. Pat Williams. Sam Rayburn.
LB - London Fletcher. Neil Olkewicz.
LB - Jessie Tuggle. Shelton Quarles. Antonio Pierce.
LB - Sam Mills. Bart Scott. James Harrison.
CB - Dick "Night Train" Lane. Everson Walls.
CB - Willie Brown. Emmitt Thomas.
S - Willie Wood. Deron Cherry. Cliff Harris. Eugene Robinson.
S - Emlen Tunnell. Donnie Shell. Glenn Edwards.
Honorable Mention: Nick Harper, CB, Tramon Williams, CB.
K - Adam Viniateri. David Akers. Lou "The Toe" Groza.
P - Brian Moorman. Chris Hanson. Jeff Feagles.
KR - Herb Mul-Key. Josh Cribbs.
This might be a tough one. . .
Let's pull together an All-Time NFL Undrafted Team .
I'll start with the two I can think of off-hand:
At OT, Joe Jacoby, Washington Redskins.
Undrafted out of Louisville, he signed a rookie contract with the Redskins in 1981. In training camp that year, Coach Joe Gibbs once mistook him for a defensive lineman, and Jacoby was too scared to correct the coach. Soon, though, Coach Gibbs and the rest of the football world got to know Jake very well as a cornerstone of the Hogs and one of the best lineman of his era.
At TE, Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers.
Gates was a high school basketball and football star, but ended up only playing basketball in college. He transferred from MSU to Eastern Michigan, played some JUCO B-ball then starred for two years at Kent State as a power forward. Undrafted by the NFL, he tried out for the Chargers, who signed him, and he has quickly become arguably the top receiving tight end in the NFL.