Speedy Noil showed flashes of being a dangerous receiver at Texas A&M, something the Seattle Seahawks are banking on him to do a lot more of.
The 5-foot-11, 192-pound Noil went undrafted after posting 88 catches, 1,134 yards and 9 TDs with the Aggies.
The franchise announced the signing of the New Orleans native on Monday via Twitter, and Noil gave his thanks in an Instagram video not too long ago.
Noil participated in last weekend’s rookie minicamp as a tryout player.
Noil had an impressive freshman season in 2014, when he hauled in 46 passes for 583 yards and 5 TDs while also assuming kickoff and punt return duties. He led the Aggies in all-purpose yardage that year, totaling 1,418 yards.
One of the highest-rated recruits in his class out of Edna Karr High School, Noil didn’t live up to expectations and wasn’t always on head coach Kevin Sumlin’s good side.
He committed several team violations, including a December arrest for marijuana possession that forced him to miss the Texas Bowl against Kansas State.
Noil was also absent from the team’s 2015 bowl game against Louisville, part of a two-game suspension that carried over to this past season’s opener against UCLA.
His suspension against Kansas State came after he capped his college career with 5 catches for 102 yards in a loss against LSU, which was one of only two career 100-yard receiving games.
We've signed WR Speedy Noil and FB Kyle Coleman. #GoHawks
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) May 15, 2017