What do Antonio Gates, John Randle, Wes Welker, Tony Romo and Kurt Warner have in common? They were undrafted out of college, but went on to have outstanding NFL careers.
Dante Olson aspires to join them. The Philadelphia Eagles are offering the Cascade Christian (’15) alum that opportunity. A Buck Buchanan Award winner the re-wrote the record book at the University of Montana. It was widely speculated that he would be a later round pick. It is common as the draft winds up for teams to sign outstanding players who weren’t among the 255 selected. As evidenced by the list above (which is by no means exhaustive), a number of undrafted rookies end up on NFL rosters.
For the son of Jeff and Linda Olson it’s the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. On his Instagram, Dante says, “I couldn’t be more fired up to be part of the Philadelphia Eagles organization. God is too good, Fly Eagles Fly!!!”