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NFL Draft 2022: Former Huskers Sign Undrafted Free Agent Deals

April 30, 2022

The 2022 NFL Draft ended with three former Huskers selected: Cam Jurgen, Cam Taylor-Britt and Samori Touré. Jurgens is headed to the Philadelphia Eagles, Taylor-Britt is headed to the Cincinatti Bengals and Touré to the Green Bay Packers.

Now that the draft has officially ended, news about undrafted free agent deals is coming to light. Teams are able to signs as many UDFAs as they wish, as long as they stay on or below the 90-man offseason roster size. That means we’re likely to see a lot of movement as undrafted players pick the next best step in their careers.

Where are the former Huskers headed? Find out in our running list below.

OLB JoJo Domann

JoJo Domann is heading to Indianapolis. The outside linebacker signed an undrafted free agent deal with the Colts.

Domann spent six years with the Huskers, with the additional two seasons of eligibility coming as a result of him redshirting in 2017 and COVID-19. He committed to then-coach Mike Riley as a three-star recruit out of high school, along with being the Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year.

He didn’t earn his first start until late in the 2018 season, but found notable success in the past two years of Scott Frost’s tenure. Domann was an All-Big Ten honorable mention in 2020, then made the jump to being recognized as a second team All-American by the Associated Press and Pro Football Focus in 2021. He was a second-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches, while media placed him on the third team.

In his career, he totaled over 200 tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, three interceptions, nine forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

 

TE Austin Allen

Austin Allen had hoped to hear his name called during the 2022 NFL Draft, but instead quickly signed an undrafted free agent deal with the New York Giants following the final round on Saturday. 

The 6-foot-8, 253-pound Aurora native turned in a record-breaking season this year for the Huskers, racking up 38 receptions for 602 yards and two touchdowns. He set records for most receiving yards in a game by a tight end with 143 against Wisconsin, most receptions in a season by a tight end, most receiving yards in a season by a tight end and most 100-yard receiving games in a single season by a tight end with two.

The Big Ten recognized Allen’s efforts by naming him its Tight End of the Year and an All-Big Ten performer (second-team by the coaches, first-team by the media). He led all Big Ten tight ends in receiving yards during the regular season and was 13th nationally. His 15.8 yards-per-reception average also led all Big Ten tight ends and was sixth nationally. He also served as a team captain.

DL Damion Daniels

Nebraska announced that defensive lineman Damion Daniels had signed an undrafted free agent deal with the Houston Texans.

The nose tackle from Bishop Dunne High School in Dallas, Texas, redshirted in 2017 before playing in 43 straight games. An injury sidelined him for the 2021 season finale. He made his first start as a sophomore in 2019 then developed into a key contributor in 2020, making three starts. He turned in the best season of his career this past season.

Daniels totaled 78 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, two passes defended and one fumble recovery in four seasons.

 

S Deontai Williams

Safety Deontai Williams has signed an undrafted free agent deal with the Seattle Seahawks, per Nebraska.

The Jacksonville, Florida, native spent four seasons at Nebraska after starting his collegiate career at Jones County Junior College. He arrived in Lincoln in 2018 and played an important role off the bench in year one. He opened the 2019 season as a starter before suffering a season-ending injury in the opener. He returned to the field as a starter in 2020 then returned to Nebraska for an extra season in 2021, though another injury cut it short after eight games.

In his three seasons plus one half, Williams racked up 122 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, one sack, six interceptions, 15 passes defended, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, one of which he returned for a touchdown.

 

DL Ben Stille

Defensive lineman Ben Stille is heading to Miami. He signed an undrafted free agent deal with the Dolphins, tweeting about it after the draft.

The Ashland-Greenwood product spent six years at Nebraska and was a consistent contributor throughout his career. He redshirted in 2016, played in nine games in 2017 then didn’t miss a game the rest of his career. He opted to take advantage of his extra season of eligibility to return for the 2021 season.

He totaled 149 tackles, 30 tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks, seven passes defended and one forced fumble in 53 career games.

This list will be updated as more information is known.

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