The Spring League just wrapped up last week and has already provided one player with a shot to make an NFL roster. Former East Carolina linebacker Zeek Bigger will participate in a three – day mini camp with the Carolina Panthers. This is a big moment for the Spring League Football as it proves that it’s developmental style league could be a feeder system to pro football. Especially the NFL. While Bigger making the roster is still uncertain, it does prove that NFL scouts are taking it seriously and should continue in taking a long hard look at players that participated in the Spring League.
Bigger played in forty games throughout his four – year career with the Pirates. During that time, he recorded 333 tackles and also had a 46 yard interception for a touchdown against North Carolina in 2014. Bigger was an undrafted free agent in 2016 and has never given up on his dream to one day play in the NFL. He’s listed at 6-1 and 231 lbs. so he definitely has the size to play at inside linebacker.
Bigger now has his chance to show the Panthers what he can do. He’ll report to the Carolina Panthers mini camp on May 4th in hopes of pursuing his NFL dream.