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April 29, 2013

Former SMU Players Sign With NFL Teams

This past weekend was the annual NFL Draft and while only 1 SMU player was drafted, defensive lineman Margus Hunt who was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2nd round, multiple Mustangs signed as undrafted free agents.

Here is a list of where everyone signed over the weekend plus the players' reactions.





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Darius Johnson - Wide Receiver

Signed With: Atlanta Falcons
Other Offers: New York Jets, New York Giants and Houston Texans
Reaction: "It's an overwhelming feeling that I have right now. The Falcons need a slot and said I can come compete for the No.4 spot! My agent thought that Atlanta would be the best fit for me."




Bryan Collins - Offensive Lineman

Signed With: Houston Texans
Other Offers: Green Bay Packers
Reaction: "I was excited about Houston because the coaches showed a lot of interest in me. They were very passionate about me coming to play for them."




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Zach Line - Running Back

Signed With: Minnesota Vickings
Other Offers: Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans, Dallas Cowboys, and Houston Texans.
Reaction: "I chose Minnesota because I thought it was the best fit for me. I think I will be able to see the field and carry the ball for them. I know it's just the beginning to a long career but I am overjoyed that Minnesota gave me the opportunity to fulfill my dream. Skol Vikings!"




Torlan Pittman - Defensive Lineman

Signed With: Houston Texans




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Ja'Gared Davis - Linebacker

Signed With: Houston Texans




Taylor Reed - Linebacker

Signed With: Dallas Cowboys




Kyle Padron - Quarterback

Signed With: Oakland Raiders
Other Offers: Washington Redskins
Reaction: "Oakland offered me right after the draft and told me they really liked me and wanted me to compete for the job! I'm blessed with the opporutnity and excited to be a part of Raider Nation!"




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