2. Adarius Taylor
Speaking of former undrafted free agents, the Carolina Panthers decided to take a risk on Adarius Taylor back in 2014 before failing to earn one of the roster spots the following season, which is part of the reason he ended up on the Buccaneers.
Even though Tampa Bay wouldn’t sign the former Florida Atlantic until late November during the 2015 season, the fact that was able to make a significant impact over the following three seasons shows it all worked out for Taylor.
Now, one of the questions surrounding the Buccaneers this offseason is deciding whether it would be worth signing Taylor to another deal since there’s a good chance they will need to compete with a few other teams for the linebacker.
Despite the emergence of Cory Littleton to go along with the possibility of Dante Fowler Jr. returning for 2019, the Rams are still expected to focus on adding depth to the linebacker position, whether it’s through free agency or April’s draft.
Taylor’s numbers from the previous three seasons certainly don’t compare to some of the other free agent linebackers available, but he could make for an interesting target if Los Angeles is looking for an underrated move to consider.