If you are a defensive player that hits free agency after the draft, you want to end up with a team that puts a premium on defense, and also be able to try out for a coach that is an excellent evaluator of defensive talent.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Quashawn Nealy hit the jackpot when Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks came calling, and he was picked up by them as an undrafted free agent.
The reason the Seahawks brought in Quashawn Nealy probably has to do with the fact that while at Georgia Tech he had a knack for interceptions and causing turnovers.
Nealy collected eight interceptions while playing for the Yellow Jackets and showed that he is pretty decent against pass coverage.
In 2014, he finished with 92 tackles and two interceptions en route to being named Third-Team All-ACC by the coaches as well as Second-Team All-ACC by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association and Phil Steele.
Nealy is getting an opportunity to earn a spot with the defending NFC champions.
He has enough game to stick, but even if he doesn’t, he can do enough with the team through preseason to impress another squad.