Jeune’s agent, Jordan Hagedorn, said that six or seven teams have been in touch with him about Jeune, who led the Jackets in receptions each of the past three seasons and was a forceful perimeter blocker. Whether Jeune gets drafted likely depends on what sort of run there is on wide receivers during the seven rounds.
Even if he doesn’t get selected, Hagedorn was confident that he will be signed as an undrafted free agent, which takes place at the conclusion of the draft Saturday. Jeune hopes to be the fifth wide receiver taken in coach Paul Johnson’s tenure at Tech, following Demaryius Thomas, Darren Waller and DeAndre Smelter.
Freeman said he had received feedback from NFL scouts and coaches that he could be a late-round pick. Among the parties showing interest are the Falcons, for whom he did running-back drills when he went to the team’s area workout, as he did at the Pro Day. The Falcons have a need for a fullback, having chosen not to re-sign Derrick Coleman.
“I did pretty good catching the ball, my feet weren’t horrible, so I loved it,” Freeman said. “So that was pretty interesting.”
The Falcons took a look last year at former Tech linebacker P.J. Davis as a fullback at the Pro Day last year. He ultimately signed with Jacksonville after the draft.
What could also help Freeman is his versatility in a more conventional way. While he played defensive end for Tech, he conceivably could be an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. Freeman’s agent, Shawn O’Dare, said he was “100 percent” confident that Freeman will sign with a team if he isn’t drafted.
For the other Tech draft hopefuls who performed at the Pro Day – defensive backs Lance and Lawrence Austin, guard Shamire Devine, cornerback Step Durham, A-back J.J. Green, safety Corey Griffin and wide receiver Antonio Messick – the best chance appears to sign as undrafted free agents.
Lance Austin’s agent said that the Falcons informed him that he did well at the team’s area workout.
“There’s several other teams that have expressed an interesting, so we’re hoping for good things during the draft, if not the draft, then after the draft,” said Thomas Hunter, the agent for both Austins.