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List of Arizona Wildcats in the NFL in 2017

There are 14 ex-Wildcats on 12 different NFL teams

Super Bowl XLIX - New England Patriots v Seattle Seahawks
Rob Gronkowski is the most notable Arizona Wildcat in the NFL
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NFL training camp is right around the corner and there are 14 former Arizona Wildcats holding down roster spots at the moment.

The full list is below.

Keep in mind that NFL teams are allowed to carry up to 90 players into training camp, and must cut down to 53 by the start of the regular season, so it’s unlikely that all of these former Wildcats will be on an NFL roster come September.

New England Patriots

  • Rob Gronkowski

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Marquis Flowers

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Robert Golden

Denver Broncos

  • Will Parks

Philadelphia Eagles

  • Nick Foles

Chicago Bears

  • Ka’Deem Carey

Green Bay Packers

  • Reggie Gilbert

Minnesota Vikings

  • Cayleb Jones
  • Freddie Tagaloa

Atlanta Falcons

  • Brooks Reed

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Nick Folk
  • Paul Magloire Jr. (injured reserve)

Arizona Cardinals

  • Scooby Wright III

San Francisco 49ers

  • Earl Mitchell

It seems notable that only two players listed above were recruited out of high school by Rich Rodriguez and/or his coaching staff — Will Parks and Scooby Wright III.

Needless to say that’s not a great track record, considering Rodriguez is entering his sixth season at Arizona.

Not included on this list is Trey Griffey, who was recently released off injured reserve by the Indianapolis Colts.

Also not on this list is six-year veteran Trevin Wade. The defensive back played in 16 games for the New York Giants last season (including two starts), but the 27-year-old remains a free agent for the time being.