Mountaineers in the Pros
Bryce Ford-Wheaton Regarded as Among Top Undrafted Free Agent WRs
After the NFL draft this weekend, WVU’s Bryce Ford-Wheaton is regarded as one of the top undrafted free agent wide receivers. Ford-Wheaton went undrafted but was picked up by the New York Giants on Saturday night.
According to NFL.com’s draft analyst Chad Reuter, Ford-Wheaton is the fourth-best wide receiver that went undrafted. Ford-Wheaton is just behind Rakim Jarrett (Maryland), Matt Landers (Arkansas) and Jalen Moreno-Cropper (Fresno State).
Ford-Wheaton spent four seasons at WVU under head coach Neal Brown. The 6-foot-4 athlete recorded 1,867 receiving yards, recording 15 touchdowns in a span of 38 career games for the Mountaineers. Ford-Wheaton completed his senior season with 62 completions and 675 yards. In 2022, Ford-Wheaton was second in the Big 12 in receiving touchdowns with seven. Despite his impressive testing numbers at the NFL Combine, especially his time in the 40-yard dash, the WVU wide receiver product was not drafted.
Ford-Wheaton will join former WVU WR David Sills in New York.
West Virginia native Tyson Bagent, quarterback from Shepard, was regarded as the best quarterback undrafted. Bagent was signed by the Chicago Bears hours after the draft.
West Virginia had one prospect selected in the NFL draft, with DL Dante Stills being picked in the sixth round, 213th overall, by the Arizona Cardinals.