For what it’s worth Tennessee RB Rajion Neal looks fast and smooth.
— Mike Vandermause (@MikeVandermause) May 16, 2014
It’s very early and there were only rookies on the field this past weekend, but any positive news is a good sign when you’re an undrafted free agent fighting for a roster spot.
And that’s exactly what former Tennessee Volunteers running back Rajion Neal is doing.
Neal, who rushed for 1,124 yards as a senior at Tennessee, went undrafted in this month’s NFL draft, but was quickly scooped up by the Green Bay Packers. He was a player that some scouts (including one we spoke with directly) thought could go in the 7th round, after a strong senior campaign.
Unfortunately for Neal he never heard his name called, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be able to find success at the next level (just ask Arian Foster).
Personally, I think Neal will stick with the Packers.
I don’t know, however, how much of an impact he’ll make in 2014, if any at all.
But the former Vol certainly has the skills to succeed at the next level. He won’t blow you away with his speed, but he does have some burst. He’s also a very capable receiver out of the backfield, as he showed with 66 career receptions (27 as senior) at Tennessee.
I wouldn’t look for Neal to set the league on fire this year, but I do think you’ll see him as part of a 53 man roster.