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Former Alabama star Josh Jobe makes undrafted free agency decision

by:Austin Brezina04/30/22


After the conclusion of the 2022 NFL Draft, former Alabama defensive back Josh Jobe made a decision on which team he would join in free agency. Jobe will be joining the Philadelphia Eagles, and former Crimson Tide teammates Jalen Hurts and DeVonta Smith. Jobe joined Alabama in 2018, Hurts’ final season with the Crimson Tide, and will now look to earn a roster spot on the Eagles’ defense.

Josh Jobe free agency decision

“Alabama cornerback Josh Jobe is expected to sign an undrafted free agent deal with the Philadelphia Eagles,” stated On3’s Matt Zenitz after the NFL draft’s completion.

Jobe played four seasons with the Crimson Tide, recording three interceptions and two forced fumbles during his college career.

As the 2022 NFL Draft came to a close, countless players across the nation who did not hear their name called on stage will look to free agency. Only 262 players were drafted, and sometimes team needs and draft positioning changes who jumps the line.

The draft took center stage in Las Vegas as the first five players selected were all defensive stars. The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Travon Walker from Georgia with the number one overall pick of the draft. After him, in order — Aidan Hutchinson of Michigan, Derek Stingley Jr. of LSU, Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner of Cincinnati and Kayvon Thibodeaux of Oregon.

The first wide receiver selected was USC’s Drake London, picked by Atlanta with the eighth overall pick. The first quarterback selected was Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett, who will stay in Pittsburgh with the Steelers after being drafted 20th overall.

Day one of the draft saw a record number of trades, as nine trades were made in the first round alone — the most ever in the first round since it moved to its own day in 2010. It was also the first time no offensive players were drafted in the first five picks of the draft since 1991.