Three Mean Green football players sign with NFL teams

Three Mean Green football players sign with NFL teams

April 29
12:00 2018

Late Saturday night, an hour or so after the final pick in the 2018 NFL Draft was announced, three North Texas football players agreed to terms with NFL teams as undrafted free agents.

Running back Jeffery Wilson signed with the San Francisco 49ers, safety Kishawn McClain signed with the Oakland Raiders and kicker Trevor Moore signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The first was Wilson who averaged 110.5 yards per carry in his senior season at North Texas and averaged 6.5 yards per carry on 188 carries in 11 games. He is going to a 49ers team with four running backs on the roster currently, none of which have over four years of NFL experience and Jerick McKinnon appears to be the starter on paper. Wilson will compete for a spot on the roster in camp in the coming months.

While his size, speed and power is unquestioned, his ball security and health will be the main emphasis for him.

The second player to announce a deal with a team was McClain who signed with the Raiders. He led the Mean Green in tackles his sophomore and junior season and he still led the team in solo tackles with 67 and had two interceptions in his senior season.

McClain’s tackling and pursuit are his two best attributes, but his size and ball skills will be his point of emphasis in camp.

Lastly, to tack on the extra point, Moore signed with the Buccaneers. Moore was the most accomplished kicker in school history and was one of the best extra point kickers in the country, going 154-for-154 in his career showing his mental fortitude. The NFL extra points are 32-yards out, but Moore was consistent in his field goals as well, going 20-of-22 in his senior season.

No other North Texas players were announced as signing with a team Saturday night, but these three will take on the NFL camps and represent the Mean Green football program.

Featured image: North Texas senior runningback Jeffery Wilson (3) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Old Dominion University. Colin Mitchell

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Matthew Brune

Matthew Brune

Matthew Brune is the Senior Sports Writer for the North Texas Daily, covering football and men's basketball.

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