What is an undrafted free agent and how do the rules work?

Divisional Round - Green Bay Packers v Dallas Cowboys
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With the 2023 NFL Draft set to stretch from Thursday to Saturday, fans obviously have their eyes on future picks in Rounds 1-7 for their teams. However, the madness from the weekend isn't going to stop once the final pick goes in.

Nope, as soon as that last selection is made, there's going to be plenty of undrafted free agents who will be ready to sign with new teams. Don't sleep on these guys, as we've seen some incredible talents have amazing NFL careers despite not hearing their names called during the seven rounds. So, how do things work?

The 2023 class will feature plenty of studs once things are wrapped up in the Draft

Basically, the second the draft is over, teams are able to sign as many undrafted free agents as they want, but they just have to make sure that they don't go over the maximum roster size allowed for organizations during the offseason.

As soon as the draft ends, you're surely going to see players and their agents announcing that they've signed with new teams. While the majority of these UDFAs who sign won't make NFL rosters, there's plenty of standouts who have made an impact on the game.

Don't believe us? Well, do the names Kurt Warner and Tono Romo ring a bell? These are two stellar quarterbacks who went undrafted, but went on to do big things during their playing days. Others include Warren Moon, Emmitt Thomas, John Randle, Rod Smith, James Harrison - the list goes on and on.

So, yes, there's going to be a ton of attention on the first-round picks in this year's draft, but don't forget about the sleepers either once everything comes to a close. Who knows, your team might have a Romo/Warner-type player on the way and you don't even know it yet.

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