New United Football League coach Jerry Glanville has said that the NFL’s loss from a lockout stands to be his young league’s gain.
The college players who go undrafted at the end of the month will also be on the outside looking in at the action. While teams typically sign about a dozen undrafted free agents after the draft every year, that will not be permitted in the lockout.
And that will create an opening for the United Football League in the estimation of one former veteran NFL coach. Jerry Glanville, who was recently hired as the general manager and coach of the Hartford Colonials, sees the opportunity. He told Vic Carucci of NFL.com that 11 percent of the starters in the NFL last season were undrafted, meaning the UFL might be able to pick through some talented players.
Ultimately, young players need to get game film somewhere, be it in the NFL or UFL.