Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)
Three former Hoosiers signed with NFL teams as undrafted free agents this weekend, continuing to bolster IU’s presence in the pros. Jonathon Crawford signed with the Tennessee Titans, Dan Godsil signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Brandon Knight signed with the Dallas Cowboys.
Jonathan Crawford has earned himself a chance at the professional level after starting every single game during his college career. Crawford will be long remembered by Hoosier fans for his consistent play in the secondary. Over the course of Crawford’s career, Indiana’s defense endured a remarkable turnaround. Crawford’s impact was a key factor as the Hoosier’s defense has emerged from a major weakness to a bona fide strength over the last couple years. The Tennessee Titans are getting a hard worker and intelligent player in Crawford.
Brandon Knight started in all 12 games as a senior, helping make the case for an NFL roster spot. After injuries hampered his sophomore and junior seasons, Knight finished his career with a bang, allowing just three sacks in 904 snaps. The Dallas Cowboys have a recent history of formidable offensive line play. Knight found himself a good landing spot in Dallas and will be able to learn from the seasoned veterans on their roster.
After playing in every game during his Indiana career, Dan Godsil has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tom Allen has referred to Godsil as one of the most consistent specialists he’s ever coached. Hoosier fans wouldn’t disagree. Godsil was a steady snapper all four years and his play helped Indiana’s special teams improve over the years. If Godsil can bring his consistency to the next level, he can have a successful NFL career.