The 2016 NFL Draft class for Perez Sports Associates proved to be a successful one, as five clients will have an opportunity in the NFL this Spring.
Monmouth TE Hakeem Valles signed a priority free agent deal with the Arizona Cardinals and is expected to compete for an active role on special teams and in sub-packages on offense.
In addition to Valles, PSA client Jake Ceresna (DL, Cortland) was invited to participate in the Kansas City Chiefs rookie minicamp. A tailor-made 3-4 defensive lineman, Ceresna will have a chance to earn himself a contract based on his natural size and explosive power. Kicker Brent Wahle (Ohio Dominican) received an invite to participate in the Cleveland Browns rookie minicamp, where he’ll be one of only three kickers competing for a contract. His strong leg and accurate kicking style will give him as good of a chance as any kicker in the country to earn an NFL deal. Northern Michigan center Kyle Steuck is living a childhood dream, as he was invited to the Green Bay Packers rookie minicamp. A native and resident of Green Bay, Steuck will fight harder than any undrafted free agent to get to training camp. Finally, Rowan linebacker Josh Popper has received an invitation to the Arizona Cardinals rookie minicamp based on his size and speed combination. Popper is making the change from defensive end to inside linebacker, one that he is more than capable of doing at a high level.
“It’s all about opportunity,” said Perez Sports Director of Scouting and CFL agent Bryan Perez. “We believe in our clients and their natural ability. We’re thrilled they have a chance to compete and earn themselves a contract.”
The NFL will be conducting three-day rookie minicamps around the league over the next week or two, and they’ll include every rookie ranging from first-round draft picks to players fighting for a contract offer.