Ishmael Zamora

A Houston, Texas native, Zamora was ranked as the 32nd best WR prospect in the nation, according to ESPN. Naturally, he decided to stay in-state, and suit up for Baylor University. Baylor has come to be known as a “Wide Receiver Factory”, producing elite NFL talent like Kendall Wright (Titans, Bears), Josh Gordon (Browns), Terrance Williams (Cowboys), and Corey Coleman (Browns) in recent memory.

Zamora showed signs of stardom for the Bears. During his sophomore season, he accumulated 63 receptions for 809 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns. Zamora averaged 6.5 receptions per game, which ranked 2nd in the Big 12 Conference.

Unfortunately, Zamora’s college career and NFL draft prospects took a major hit due to unfortunate personal circumstances, and he was not invited to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine; however, Zamora did show plus athleticism at Baylor’s Pro Day, with a 4.53 40-yard dash, 34-inch vertical, and 10-foot broad jump.  Zamora was signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent.

At just 22 years old, Zamora undoubtedly has the physical build (6’3″, 220 lbs) and talent to play on Sunday’s. Zamora will participate in The Spring League’s 2018 season looking for a second chance at NFL glory, and to prove to NFL teams his off-field issues are behind him.

Photo credit: USA Today Sports, Ray Carlin

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