Cal has 34 players currently in a NFL camp (one was added to a roster during camp). Some are guaranteed spots while others have to fight for it. Here's a list of all of the players and a sentence or two about them.
Big congratulations to the 33 former Bears who started NFL training camps last week #CALintheNFL #CalFamily #GoBears pic.twitter.com/aCZjbKhMHo— Cal Football (@CalFootball) August 2, 2015
Lorenzo Alexander: Veteran linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals in his 9th season, decent success in the NFL. Named to one Pro Bowl, Alexander is projected to be a starter this year.
Keenan Allen: Had a breakout rookie campaign for the San Diego Chargers but slowed down in his second year. Allen was a great receiver for Cal and should be a solid fantasy option with Phillip Rivers.
Tyson Alualu: A surprising 10th overall pick in the NFL draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end inked a new deal this offseason worth $6 million.
C.J. Anderson: UDFA signed with the Broncos, made the team, top two RB's got hurt and Anderson took off. Ran for 849 yards and 8 TD's in limited time.
Bryan Anger: In case you forgot, the punter for the Jaguars was taken in the third round. Let Rich Eisen remind you. He has been solid in his career but third round punter solid? I don't think so.
Marc Anthony: Anthony has journeyed around the league, and was signed at the beginning of August by the Philadelphia Eagles to the preseason roster.
Desmond Bishop: Hasn't played more than half the season since 2011. Linebacker for the Niners after struggling with injuries with the Vikings and Packers, but did win a Super Bowl with Green Bay.
D.J. Campbell: Arizona Cardinals safety, Campbell has played decent in limited time. On the bubble to make the roster so a strong preseason is key for him.
Deandre Coleman: Hasn't taken a snap yet but was on Miami's practice squad all last season. Also is on the bubble to make the roster.
Chris Conte: Safety for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but played his first four seasons in Chicago. Had some success there; however the only thing that comes to mind when I think of Conte is him getting run over by Fred Jackson.
Justin Forsett: Ahh, the journeyman. First the Seahawks, then the Colts, then back to the Seahawks, then to the Texans, and Jaguars, and finally the Ravens. Wow thats a mouthful. Boy has he found his home in Baltimore though. Incredible season last year.
Khairi Fortt: Linebacker for the Jaguars. He hasn't gotten a solid footing in the NFL yet but if he can make the roster things might start to change.
Chris Harper: Entered the draft a year early but didn't get drafted. Signed with the Patriots and has a shot at making the team.
Desean Jackson: The explosive player who everybody adores, except for of course Chip Kelly. He'll be playing in his 8th year and is the clear WR1 in Washington. He had a shoulder injury but is expected to be back for the start of the season.
Marvin Jones: Had a breakout 2013 year but injuries sidelined him in 2014. The Bengals receiver has struggled a little in camp this year but hopefully he can get back on track.
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Cameron Jordan: The defensive end has had success in the NFL as he is playing his 5th straight season for the Saints. The edge rusher has been a constant pressure source for New Orleans.
Mychal Kendricks: Linebacker for the Eagles has been steady during his time in Philly. His brother Eric Kendricks plays for the Vikings, and I expect these two to be the best brother combination in the league.
L.P. Ladouceur: The long snapper for the Cowboys. Has had as good of a career as you can really have at that position.
Marshawn Lynch: BEASTMODE. Arguably the best running back in the NFL, playing in what could be his last season.
Marshawn Lynch - UNTOUCHABLE (@moneylynch) pic.twitter.com/5Ds5KfBU5v— Tritonal (@Tritonal) August 19, 2015
Alex Mack: An All-Pro center for the Browns. He broke his fibula last year forcing him to sit out the whole season. Look for a bounce back year.
Chris Mccain: Yeah, he was dismissed from Cal and all that good stuff but had a good rookie year for an UDFA and now he might even start for the Miami Dolphins.
Brandon Mebane: The big DT for the Seahawks is coming off of a hamstring injury but he is a big run stopper up in Seattle. Getting him back this year will definitely help that defense.
Mike Mohamed: He has bounced around the league a little but seems to be making an impact with the Texans as he is in his last year of his contract.
Richard Rodgers: Green Bay Packers tight end; Aaron Rodgers speaks highly of him and says he might have the best hands on the team.
Aaron Rodgers: Does anything really need to be said.
Jeremy Ross: Kick/Punt returner and receiver for the Lions. He has been pretty solid with his speed. Expected to make the team.
Mitchell Schwartz: Has played 3 years and has never missed a snap. Brows offensive lineman is very solid for them.
Brian Schwenke: Expected to be the starting center for the Titans if he can stay healthy. Has been bothered with leg injuries his whole career.
Craig Stevens: Tight End for the Titans, Stevens has one of the longest tenures with any team; he's been with Tennessee his whole career since 2008. He is the TE3 now behind Delanie Walker and Anthony Fasano.
Nick Sundberg: Long snapper for the Redskins. Not much else to say except Cal feels like it could start becoming LongSnapperU.
Giorgio Tavecchio: Fighting with Sebastian Janikowski for the kicking spot in Oakland. Has a good chance at it too.
Shane Vereen: Former Pats running back, clutch Super Bowl performance to earn a championship, and now a New York Giant. He will share snaps with other running backs but will still see a lot of playing time.
Steve Williams: Cornerback for the Chargers. He got his first NFL action last year and has a good shot to make the team this year.
Good luck to all of those Bears fighting to make their respected team. All of us here in Berkeley are rooting for you.