JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Arkansas State’s draft drought continues but a member of this past year’s team will be signing an NFL contract.
“Blessed for the opportunity, DETROIT LIONS LETS GOOOOO!!!!!,” wide receiver Jonathan Adams Jr. said on social media.
Adams, who will be signing a free agent deal, awaited the results from this week’s NFL Draft to find out if he was going to be selected by a team.
The 2020 Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year was top 5 nationally in receptions (3rd), yards (5th), & touchdowns (T-3rd). Adams finished with 79 catches for 1,111 yards & 12 scores. He was also a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award. Jonathan received invites to the NFL Combine, Hula Bowl, the East-West Shrine Game.
Arkansas State defensive lineman Forrest Merrill also went undrafted, but did announce that he has agreed to an undrafted free agent deal with the Los Angeles Chargers.
Other natural state connections that agreed to undrafted free agent contracts:
Jerry Jacobs- Detroit Lions
Rakeem Boyd- Detroit Lions
Feleipe Franks- Atlanta Falcons