Marcus Roberson didn’t hear his name called during the 2014 NFL Draft which had to be a stunning and jarring surprise for the former Florida Gators cornerback who had been viewed as a first round pick earlier in the college football season.
Despite not hearing his name called during the seven rounds, Roberson will have a chance to make an NFL roster after the St. Louis Rams signed him as an undrafted free agent.
Roberson had a disappointing junior season that saw him miss games due to a lingering knee injury and subsequently ran a sluggish time in the 40 and was even suspended for violation of team rules in a perfect storm of destroying your draft stock.
Ranked as the No. 103 player on Todd McShay’s prospect list, Roberson has the skills to be a worthwhile risk for the Rams who had one of the best drafts–at least on paper–and perhaps he can learn a thing or two from former Florida cornerback and current Rams No. 1 corner, Janoris Jenkins, who was dismissed from Florida and had to rehab his stock after experiencing some off-the-field incidents.
Roberson appeared in 30 games in his college career with 56 combined tackles, three interceptions, 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble while also getting limited experience as a punt returner.