Florida Gators cornerback Marcus Roberson was one of the top prospects available going into the third day of the 2014 NFL Draft, and it’s borderline ridiculous to think that he went undrafted. Even though he was initially rated too highly, Roberson was still once regarded as a clear first-round pick at one point in the pre-draft process. The tools-y corner should have went on the second day of the draft, and not even injuries or a suspension should have caused his draft stock to plummet that far.
Well, a team has finally scooped up Roberson in undrafted free agency, as NESN’s Doug Kyed reports that the St. Louis Rams have signed Roberson.
It’s an excellent move for a team that needs cornerback help, and the Rams are getting a guy with more than enough physical tools to start. He isn’t close to being a finished product, but he’s less raw than a number of CBs who got drafted. Honestly, I don’t think there’s a legitimate justification for him slipping into undrafted free agency, and I’ll take his college tape and production over any of those red flags. He has plenty of upside in St. Louis, and I think this is a very good fit for both sides. If Roberson fails out, then who really cares? The Rams only signed him in undrafted free agency anyway.