No additional Hoosiers were selected on the final day of the 2017 NFL Draft on Saturday, but a couple former Indiana players appear to have found new homes as undrafted free agents.
Right tackle Dimitric Camiel and inside linebacker Marcus Oliver have each agreed to deals to begin their professional careers. Camiel will latch on with his hometown Houston Texans and Oliver will start off with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to published reports.
No deals are official until players complete a physical.
Oliver, a team captain and All-Big Ten honorable mention selection, decided to forego his final year of eligibility and declared for the draft on Jan. 6. He left Indiana as the program’s all-time leader with 12 forced fumbles.
In 39 career games, including 25 starts, he assisted on 13 takeaways, while making 255 tackles, 157 solo stops, five sacks and 24.5 tackles for loss. He also recovered two fumbles, intercepted a pair of passes and broke up seven passes, too.
Had he not missed IU’s appearance in the Foster Farms Bowl due to injury, Oliver likely would have recorded 100 tackles in a season for the second consecutive year. He finished second on the team with 96 tackles and earned IU’s defensive player of the game honors five separate weeks.
Camiel was the second member of an NFL-caliber right side of the line for Indiana, joining right guard Dan Feeney, who went to the Los Angeles Chargers in the third round of the draft.
The 6-foot-7, 310-pound Texan will now get his shot to make the league.
Camiel played in only two games before suffering a season-ending back injury. He ended his IU career with 20 starts, including 19 at right tackle and one at left tackle.