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- Dec 12, 2012
Players from HBCU programs had to settle for signing with teams as undrafted free agents.
I find it really disturbing that former players like Doug Williams and Deion Sanders are crapping bricks because no players from historically black colleges and universities were selected in the 2021 draft. However, there were several HBCU players that signed undrafted free agent contracts and will be given the opportunity to make an NFL squad. Let's break this down more. Out of 259 guys selected, 5 of which came from the FCS, two were Division 2 and one from Division 3. Even though most HBCU programs are at the FCS level, there's much disparity within the FCS level. I've been watching and analyzing FCS football for the past six years and by far the strongest conferences are the Missouri Valley MVFC , Big Sky BSC and Colonial Athletic CAA. The ivy league is also FCS and is actually pretty damned competitive. None of the HBCU programs are part of the four conferences I just mentioned. I'm not saying HBCU players aren't good enough to play in the NFL, because there already are guys playing there. I'm just sick of anytime something doesn't go their way, it's the result of racism. Over the years I've seen literally thousands of guys that I thought were good enough to be drafted , but they didn't get drafted. According to the article next year HBCU's will be having an all star game to highlight 100 or so players to the NFL. Will their be a Big Sky, MVFC or CAA all star game to highlight their players? Don't bet the house on it...