2018 NFL Draft: Where UNC undrafted free agents signed

CHAMPAIGN, IL - SEPTEMBER 10: Kendrick Foster
CHAMPAIGN, IL - SEPTEMBER 10: Kendrick Foster /

We track where former UNC players signed as undrafted free agents following the 2018 NFL Draft

The 2018 NFL Draft has officially come and gone.

The annual three-day event turns into a marathon with plenty of memorable moments, blunders and surprises. This year was no different.

Over the past three days we saw M.J. Stewart get picked by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Austin Proehl by the Buffalo Bills and Andre Smith to the Carolina Panthers. We also saw Ryan Switzer get traded from Dallas to Oakland on a draft-day trade.

But those weren’t the only former Tar Heels finding new homes.

A few other undrafted free agents were quickly signed to teams following the conclusion of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Linebacker Cayson Collins agreed to a free agent deal with the Miami Dolphins, shortly after the draft was concluded. Collins played in 11 games for the Tar Heels in 2017, starting 7 of those games at linebacker.

He finished the season second in tackles on the team with 83 and recorded eight tackles and a forced fumble against the Miami Hurricanes.

Defensive back Donnie Miles agreed to a rookie camp invite with the Atlanta Falcons. Miles had his senior season cut short and was one of several Tar Heels that landed on injured reserve in 2017.

The Florida native started 39 games in his UNC career and finished with 320 tackles. He was consistent in the Tar Heels secondary and now hopes to find a spot with the Falcons.

Offensive lineman Bentley Spain agreed to a deal with the New York Jets on Saturday night, hoping to land a spot protecting fellow rookie Sam Darnold.

Spain played right away at UNC, appearing in 13 games as a reserve tackle. He earned the starting spot in his sophomore season before suffering an injury causing him to miss four games. In 2016, Spain started all 13 games at left tackle for the Tar Heels and followed it up by starting 10 games in his senior season.

R.J. Prince is now a cheesehead. The offensive lineman agreed to a deal with the Green Bay Packers as he will participate in their rookie minicamp.

The 6-foot-6 Prince has seen action in games in all four of his years at UNC. He started 12 games at guard in 2016 and then followed it up by starting all 12 games in 2017, with 11 being at guard for the Tar Heels.

Cam Dillard will join his former teammate Miles with the Falcons as he agreed to a rookie minicamp deal.

Dillard played four seasons at the University of Florida before transferring as a graduate student to UNC in 2017. He was the starting center for 11 games in his one year at UNC.

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We will continue to keep tabs on these undrafted free agent signees as we hope they land on a training camp roster and then the 53-man roster of their respective teams.