Arizona Cardinals agree to terms with 17 rookie free agents
Over the course of the three-day NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals made three trades and ultimately selected seven players.
They did not finish adding to their roster there.
As happens every year, the Cardinals have agreed to terms with a host of rookie free agents, with the list being released Tuesday.
Prior to the additions, Cardinals GM Steve Keim talked about how the team goes about finding rookie free agents.
“Our scouts and our coaches do a phenomenal job,” he said. “We’ve gotten better and better at understanding how we can attack that process.
“These guys are already starting to talk to agents and that sort of thing and seeing where we can go. We’ve got a great system in place. There’s no doubt, in my opinion, that we’ll have some free agents that are put in place to not only make our team, but to be potential practice squad candidates.”
In all, the Cardinals brought in four safeties, two cornerbacks, two wide receivers, two tight ends, two defensive tackles, one quarterback, one center, one outside linebacker, one tackle and one running back.
Here is a look at the players the Cardinals have brought in, along with information on each provided by the team:
Carlton Agudosi, WR, Rutgers
6-foot-6, 220 pounds – Played in 45 games during his Scarlet Knights career and had 35 receptions for 513 yards (14.7 yard avg.) and two touchdowns. A Somerset, NJ native, Agudosi played in all 12 games as a senior in 2016 and was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team as a sophomore in 2014.
Collin Bevins, DT, NW Missouri State
6-foot-6, 285 pounds – From Northwest Missouri State played in 52 games after transferring from Iowa State as a freshman and helped the Bearcats win consecutive Division II National Championships (2015-16). Bevins is the school career record holder with 58.5 tackles for loss and 34.0 sacks. As a junior in 2015, he was named the MIAA Co-Defensive Player of the Year after he set school single-season marks with 26.5 tackles for loss and 15.5 sacks. Last season, he was a first-team All-American selection after collecting 61 tackles, 8.5 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss.
Lucas Crowley, C, North Carolina
6-foot-3, 290 pounds – Played in 40 career games, including every contest in each of the last two seasons. A three-year starter and teammate of Cardinals fifth-round pick RB T.J. Logan, Crowley earned All-ACC honors in his final two seasons (2015-16) while helping the Tar Heels to back-to-back double-digit winning seasons (2015: 11-3; 2016: 14-4). Last year, Crowley started all 13 games and was a second-team All-ACC selection and was also a three-time ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week.
Ironhead Gallon, S, Georgia Southern
5-foot-10, 202 pounds – Played in 47 games at Georgia Southern and recorded 232 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, one interception, 10 passes defensed and a forced fumble while playing linebacker. He set career highs as a senior in 2016 with 102 tackles, six tackles for loss, six passes defensed and a forced fumble and was a first-team All-Sun Belt selection. Gallon was nicknamed “Ironhead” as a child by his father.
Gump Hayes, CB, Arizona State
5-foot-11, 192 pounds – Recorded 43 tackles, three tackles for loss, three interceptions, and nine passes defensed in 13 games last year after moving from running back prior to his senior season. A Richmond, VA native, Hayes spent his first two years at Lackawanna (PA) Community College where he had 1,625 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns before playing in 12 games at running back with the Sun Devils in 2015.
Krishawn Hogan, WR, Marian
6-foot-3, 222 pounds – Played three seasons at NAIA’s Marian University (Indianapolis, IN) and set school records for receptions (263), touchdowns (42) and total yards (4,395) after beginning his collegiate career at Walsh University. In between college stints, Hogan worked multiple jobs including as an overnight janitor at the Indianapolis Convention Center. As a senior in 2016, Hogan was a first-team All-American after collecting 80 receptions for 1,435 yards and 25 total touchdowns (15 receiving, 10 rushing). He earned three consecutive Mideast League first-team honors (2014-16) and was also named the Mideast League Offensive Player of the Year in 2016.
Drico Johnson, S, Central Florida
6-foot-1, 215 pounds – Played in 51 games for the Knights and recorded 151 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, 10 passes defensed and two forced fumbles. Last season, Johnson had 63 tackles, two interceptions, eight passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble while playing in all 13 games. He scored three touchdowns during his UCF career, including two in the same game against Tulane (86 yard INT return, 30-yard fumble return) last season.
Tre’von Johnson, LB, Weber State
6-foot-1, 235 pounds – Played in 46 games at Weber State and had 258 tackles, 27 tackles for loss, nine career sacks and three forced fumbles. As a senior, Johnson was named to the All-Big Sky first-team after leading the team with 12.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks while also collecting 92 tackles, four passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. A two-time team captain, Johnson earned Big Sky Academic-All-Conference honors for two straight years (2014-15).
Trevor Knight, QB, Texas A&M
6-foot-1, 215 pounds – Played in 11 games last year after transferring from Oklahoma as a graduate student. A San Antonio, TX native, Knight completed 193 of 362 attempts for 2,432 yards and 19 touchdowns and had a career-high 614 rushing yards on 102 carries (6.0 yard avg.) with 10 rushing touchdowns in his lone season with the Aggies. In three seasons at Oklahoma, Knight played in 24 games (15 starts), including two bowl games, and completed 280 of 490 attempts for 3,424 yards (12.2 yard avg.) with 25 touchdowns and rushed for 853 yards and eight touchdowns.
Ryan Lewis, CB, Pittsburgh
6-feet, 200 pounds – Played in 51 career games, including starting 12 games as a senior in 2016 when he set career highs with 79 tackles, two interceptions and eight passes defensed. Both of his interceptions were in the endzone and helped in Pittsburgh wins against Penn State and the National Champion Clemson Tigers. His father, Will, played cornerback with the Seahawks, the USFL’s Houston Gamblers and in the CFL. Will also worked as an NFL assistant coach, spent 12 years with the Seahawks front office and is currently the Director of Pro Scouting for the Chiefs. His uncle, Tim Lewis, played at Pittsburgh and spent four seasons playing in the NFL before working as an NFL assistant coach for over 20 years. And his cousin, Louis Riddick, played six seasons in the NFL, served as Washington and Philadelphia’s Director of Pro Personnel and is now an ESPN analyst.
Jonathan McLaughlin, T, Virginia Tech
6-foot-5, 313 pounds – Started 49 career games as a four-year starter. As a senior in 2016, he started all 14 games at left tackle and was named third-team All-ACC while helping the Hokies to a 10-4 record and a first-place finish in the ACC Coastal Division. He rotated between left and right tackle during his college career. McLaughlin earned Freshman All-American second-team honors by the Sporting News in 2013.
Cyrl Noland-Lewis, S, Louisiana Tech
6-foot-1, 206 pounds – Played in 14 games at Louisiana Tech last season as a graduate transfer and had 24 tackles while playing cornerback. A Ruston, LA native, Noland-Lewis spent his first three years at Oregon State, beginning his career at safety before switching to linebacker due to injuries and then ultimately going back to safety. While at Oregon State, Noland-Lewis played in 37 games (11 starts) and had 88 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one interception and 19 special teams tackles.
Ricky Seals-Jones, TE, Texas A&M
6-foot-5, 243 pounds – Appeared in 34 games (31 starts) in three seasons at Texas A&M and had 123 receptions for 1,442 yards (11.7 yard avg.) and 10 touchdowns while playing wide receiver. He played 11 games as a senior in 2016 and had 26 receptions for 333 yards and one touchdown after seeing action in all 13 games in 2015 and posting 45 catches for 560 yards and four touchdowns. His cousin is Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson.
Sojourn Shelton, CB, Wisconsin
5-foot-9, 177 pounds – Started a school-record 51 games and matched a school record by playing in 54 career games. He finished his career with 125 tackles, nine interceptions (tied for the eighth-most in school history), 41 passes defensed (sixth most in school history), two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. As a senior in 2016, Shelton started all 14 games, had a career-high four interceptions and was named first-team All-Big 10.
James Summers, RB, East Carolina
6-foot-3, 210 pounds – Rushed for 869 yards and seven touchdowns on 162 carries (5.4 avg.) last season to go along with 19 receptions for 109 yards and one receiving touchdown in 12 games. He transferred to East Carolina as a quarterback in 2015 after spending his first two years at Hinds (MS) Community College. In his first season at ECU, Summers played in 10 games (four starts) and split time at quarterback, completing 60 of 94 pass attempts for 683 yards and five touchdowns to go along with 542 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on 96 carries. He attended Hargrave Military Academy before enrolling at Hinds.
Pasoni Tasini, DT, Utah
6-foot-3, 307 pounds – Played his final two seasons at Utah and appeared in 20 games, collecting 38 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles after beginning his collegiate career at Snow College (UT). As a senior in 2016, Tasini played in 13 games (10 starts) and was an honorable mention All-Pac 12 selection after collecting 35 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, 1.5 sacks and a safety.
Steven Wroblewski, TE, Southern Utah
6-foot-7, 252 pounds – Had 27 receptions for 395 yards and a touchdown last season while playing in 11 games (10 starts). An Aurora, CO native, he began his college career at Central Lakes College (MN) where he played two seasons at wide receiver before transferring to Southern Utah and converting to tight end. In his first season with the Thunderbirds in 2015, Wroblewski had 36 receptions for 375 yards and two touchdowns.