Thousands of college football players try out for the National Football League every year, but only 256 players are selected in the NFL Draft. The “undrafted” players work hard to try to convince coaches that they deserve a spot on the roster. The third season of the docu-series NFL: Undrafted follows 6 undrafted players: tight end Laquan McGowan, wide receiver Jakeem Grant, defensive back Mariel Cooper, punter Swayze Waters, linebacker Jeremiah Allison, and quarterback Mike Bercovici.
Jakeem Grant played wide receiver at Texas Tech, where he had 254 career receptions, 3,286 career receiving yards, and 27 career receiving touchdowns. The undersized father of three says he’s using his height (5’6″), his family and his talent as motivation to get into the NFL. It worked. He was selected in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. (The show uses the word ‘Undrafted’ loosely.) Grant made his first NFL touchdown on a 74-yard punt return against the Tennessee Titans on October 9 (Dolphins lost 17-30). Grant will play on Sunday, October 23 against the Steelers. NFL: Undrafted airs Tuesdays at 8pm.
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