Long snapping was in the spotlight today for a great reason, as two long snappers were selected in the Sixth Round of the NFL Draft.
Alabama’s Thomas Fletcher was taken by the Panthers as the 38th pick (222 overall) and Michigan’s Camaron Cheeseman was selected by Washington as the 41st pick (225 overall).
After the Draft, at least two long snappers have signed free agent deals as Ryan Langan is signing with the Chargers and Turner Bernard is inking a deal with the Vikings.
Fletcher was the winner of this year’s Patrick Mannelly Award for the best senior FBS long snapper, while Langan was one of the three finalists and Bernard one of 10 semi-finalists. Cheeseman did not snap this year so was not considered for the Award.
Stay tuned for any additional signings or tryouts.