At least three former
Linebacker Josh Linam signed with the
"I feel so blessed because we've worked all this time playing in college together," Linam said. "We finally have an opportunity to reach our dreams and all the goals that we've been trying to accomplish since we were little. I'm happy for them because they're good guys and they deserve a chance."
Linam (6-3, 240), a Tavares native, originally announced on Twitter that he was signing with the
"It was mayhem," said Linam, who picked San Diego because the Chargers didn't draft any linebackers. "It was crazy. It was nothing all day until right after the draft got over and then teams started calling. Within a few minutes, I had to talk to my agent to try and make a deal with a team that was the best fit for me. … Cleveland was the first team to offer me and then San Diego came two minutes after that. So it's really a gamble because you don't know how many more teams are going to call you."
A two-year starter for the Knights, Linam accumulated 165 tackles, with 20 going for a loss. He battled nagging injuries in the 2010 and 2011 seasons, but said he is fully healthy now.
Nissley (6-6, 270), a Georgia native, is staying close to home. He displayed some pass-catching skills during his time at UCF, but was used as more of a run-blocker because of his brute strength (40 bench-press reps of 225-pounds). Nissley started for four years at UCF and actually played right tackle as a redshirt freshman, a position he might be best suited for in the NFL.
Hughlett (6-4, 245) was UCF’s starting long snapper for all four years he was with the program and was named second team All-
Joining Linam in the
Former UCF offensive lineman Nick Pieschel (6-6, 295) will be trying out for the
Former UCF receiver A.J. Guyton (5-11, 198) reached an undrafted free agent agreement with the