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HBCU free agent signings

Posted by: Editor-Bonitta Best on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 12:00:00 am

For the first time in 20 years, no HBCU player was taken in an NFL Draft. However, several did sign free agent contracts over the weekend.

North Carolina Central cornerback Bryan Mills, who some thought would go in the early rounds, signed with the Seattle Seahawks. The Palmdale, California, native will remain on the West Coast. “It was a surreal moment for me, especially being able to sign to my favorite football team,” said Mills. “I’m still kind of shocked about it all, actually.” 

Grambling offensive lineman David Moore, who had an exceptional performance in the Senior Bowl, was another prospect folks thought would get the call. Instead, he will be joining former GSU teammate Trent Scott with the Carolina Panthers.

Fayetteville State OL Kion Smith signed with the Atlanta Falcons, “I can’t wait to get to work,” Smith said after the announcement.

North Carolina A&T CB Mac McCain signed with the Denver Broncos. McCain, who would have been a senior in the fall, decided to forego his final season of eligibility. But, most important, he has earned both an undergraduate and a master’s degree from A&T.

More to come…

 

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