Former Grand Street Campus defensive linemen Kamaal Seymour has signed a free-agent contract with the NFL Las Vegas Raiders, ex-Wolves head coach Bruce Eugene yesterday announced on Twitter.
Seymour made MSG Varsity’s First Team All-New York City in 2014. The Brooklyn native, who was nearly impossible to stop, registered 10 sacks and 61 tackles during his senior season despite constant double teams on him.
Moreover, Seymour helped Grand Street Campus reach the PSAL city championship semifinal, finishing with a 10-2 record that year.
He was a consensus three-star recruit who was ranked No. 2 defensive tackle prospect in the state and No. 5 overall from New York. Seymour recorded 44 tackles and two sacks as a high school junior at Grand Street Campus.
While Seymour played defensive tackle and end in high school, he switched to the offensive line after redshirting in his first year at Rutgers University.
The 6-foot-6 324-pounder earned the David Bender Trophy at the senior banquet (12/15) as the team’s top offensive lineman. Additionally, Seymour proved he could perform in the classroom as well as on the gridiron, making the Academic All-Big Ten list three times at Rutgers University: 2019-17.
Note: Undrafted free agents ink three-year contracts that come without guarantees, although they typically receive a small bonus at signing, and become part of the 90-man roster teams have during training camp. Teams can also invite undrafted players to try out, normally at minicamps, for an opportunity to make a 90-man roster. But those shots will be delayed, of course, if they occur at all, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
— Jerry Del Priore