Several undrafted Tigers agree to rookie deals
A handful of undrafted Missouri Tigers will get a chance to make an NFL roster this fall.
Josh Augusta, Sean Culkin, Rickey Hatley, Jake Hurrell, Donavin Newsom and Aarion Penton all signed free agent deals after they were passed over in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Penton is headed to the Los Angeles Rams, where he will join former Tiger E.J. Gaines. Penton was named to the Coaches All-SEC First Team after recording five interceptions in 2016. He finished his Missouri career with 10 interceptions.
Culkin is also going to Los Angeles after agreeing to a deal with the Chargers. Culkin caught 24 passes for 282 yards in his senior season.
Newsom will also head west to join the San Francisco 49ers. Newsom led Missouri with 73 tackles last season. He also recorded 5.5 tackles for loss and three sacks.
Augusta, who played on the defensive line and saw some action as a fullback and running back, agreed to a deal with the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.
Jake Hurrell, who served as Missouri's long snapper, will join the Baltimore Ravens. Defensive lineman Rickey Hatley, who recorded 28 tackles and a sack in 2016, agreed to a deal with the Houston Texans.
Charles Harris was the only Missouri player taken in the draft. The Miami Dolphins selected Harris with the 22nd overall pick. Missouri had only one player taken in the draft for the first time since 2012.