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Thread: Best UDFA signings by team

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    TedSlimmJr's Avatar
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    Best UDFA signings by team

    Here's a look at some of the better UDFA signings, and how I had them graded.


    Cameron Lawrence / ILB / Mississippi St. {#15 ILB - 7th Round}

    N.Y. Giants:

    Marcus Davis / WR / Virginia Tech {#17 WR - 4th Round}


    Miguel Maysonet / RB / Stony Brook {#19 RB - 5th Round}

    Jake Knott / OLB / Iowa St. {#10 OLB - 4th Round}


    Will Compton / ILB / Nebraska {#14 ILB - 7th Round}

    T'Sharvan Bell / CB / Auburn {#39 CB - UDFA}


    Robert Lester / S / Alabama {#19 S - 5th Round}

    Colby Cameron / QB / Louisiana Tech {#13 QB - 7th Round}


    Theo Goins / OG / UCF {#22 OG - UDFA}

    New Orleans:

    Kevin Reddick / ILB / North Carolina {#6 ILB - 4th Round}

    Eric Martin / DE / Nebraska {#25 DE - 6th Round}

    Rod Sweeting / CB / Georgia Tech {#20 CB - 4th Round}

    Chase Thomas / OLB / Stanford {#8 OLB - 4th Round}

    Shawne Alston / RB / West Virginia {#33 RB - UDFA}

    Tampa Bay:

    Montel Harris / RB / Temple {#24 RB - 6th Round}

    Orwin Smith / RB / Georgia Tech {#36 RB - UDFA}

    D.J. Monroe / RB / Texas {#29 RB - 7th Round}


    Tony Jefferson / S / Oklahoma {#15 S - 4th Round}

    Javone Lawson / WR / UL-Lafayette {#37 WR - UDFA}

    Prentiss Waggner / CB / Tennessee {#41 CB - UDFA}

    San Francisco:

    Luke Marquardt / OT / Azusa Pacific {#7 OT - 4th Round}

    D.J. Harper / RB / Boise St. {#31 RB - 7th Round}


    Matt Austin / WR / Utah St. {#41 WR - UDFA}

    Alvin Bailey / OG / Arkansas {#3 OG - 2nd Round}

    John Lotulelei / ILB / UNLV {#12 ILB - 6th Round}

    St. Louis:

    Phillip Lutzenkirchen / TE / Auburn {#15 TE - 6th Round}

    Braden Brown / OT / BYU {#19 OT - 5th Round}

    Jonathan Stewart / ILB / Texas A&M {#9 ILB - 5th Round}

    Ray Ray Armstrong / S / Faulkner {#22 S - 7th Round}

    Bennie Cunningham / RB / Middle Tennessee St. {#32 RB - UDFA}

    Cody Davis / S / Texas Tech {#24 S - UDFA}


    Joe Fauria / TE / UCLA {#5 TE - 3rd Round}

    LaAdrian Waddle / OT / Texas Tech {#23 OT - 6th Round}


    Mark Harrison / WR / Rutgers {#27 WR - 5th Round}

    Michael Ford / RB / LSU {#5 RB - 3rd Round}

    B.J. Scott / S / South Alabama {#29 S - UDFA}

    Green Bay:

    Patrick Lewis / C / Texas A&M {#7 C - UDFA}

    Jake Stoneburner / TE / Ohio St. {#8 TE - 3rd Round}


    Zach Line / RB / SMU {#30 RB - 7th Round}

    Robbie Rouse / RB / Fresno St. {#28 RB - 6th Round}

    Rodney Smith / WR / Florida St. {#24 WR - 5th Round}


    Jack Doyle / TE / Western Kentucky {#18 TE - 7th Round}

    Stefphon Jefferson / RB / Nevada {#37 RB - UDFA}

    Tom Wort / ILB / Oklahoma {#11 ILB - 5th Round}

    Oscar Johnson / OG / Louisiana Tech {#15 OG - 7th Round}

    Kansas City:

    Tyler Bray / QB / Tennessee {#7 QB - 4th Round}

    Bradley McDougald / S / Kansas {#21 S - 6th Round}

    Toben Opurum / DE / Kansas {#29 DE - UDFA}

    Mario Benavides / C / Louisville {#8 C - UDFA}


    Lerentee McCray / OLB / Florida {#14 OLB - 6th Round}

    Quincy McDuffie / WR / UCF {#36 WR - UDFA}


    Lamar Mady / OG / Youngstown St. {#18 OG - UDFA}

    John Wetzel / OT / Boston College {#15 OT - 4th Round}

    Dexter McCoil / S / Tulsa {#16 S - 4th Round}

    Connor Vernon / WR / Duke {#30 WR - 6th Round}

    Adrian Bushell / CB / Louisville {#28 CB - 6th Round}

    San Diego:

    Kwame Geathers / DT / Georgia {#30 DT - UDFA}

    Nick Becton / OT / Virginia Tech {#8 OT - 4th Round}

    Dan Molls / ILB / Toledo {#21 ILB - UDFA}

    Greg Brown / CB / Kansas {#34 CB - 7th Round}

    Jahleel Addae / S / Central Michigan {#20 S - 6th Round}


    Chris Faulk / OT / LSU {#12 OT - 4th Round}


    Rogers Gaines / OT / Tennessee St. {#22 OT - 6th Round}

    Matt Furstenburg / TE / Maryland {#14 TE - 5th Round}


    Tyrone Goard / WR / Eastern Kentucky {#19 WR - 4th Round}

    Onterrio McCalebb / RB / Auburn {#27 RB - 6th Round}

    Bruce Taylor / ILB / Virginia Tech {#16 ILB - 7th Round}

    Roy Roundtree / WR / Michigan {#35 WR - 7th Round}

    Troy Stoudermire / CB / Minnesota {#33 CB - 6th Round}


    Joe Madsen / C / West Virginia {#6 C - 7th Round}

    Anthony Rashad-White / DT / Michigan St. {#31 DT - UDFA}

    Curtis McNeal / RB / USC {#35 RB - UDFA}

    New England:

    Zach Sudfeld / TE / Nevada {#12 TE - 5th Round}

    Elvis Fisher / OT / Missouri {#25 OT - 7th Round}

    Brandon Ford / TE / Clemson {#22 TE - UDFA}

    Chris McDonald / OG / Michigan St. {#17 OG - UDFA}

    Joe Vellano / DT / Maryland {#9 DT - 3rd Round}


    Brandon Kaufman / WR / Eastern Washington {#28 WR - 5th Round}

    Keith Pough / OLB / Howard {#16 OLB - 7th Round}

    Da'Rick Rogers / WR / Tennessee St. {#21 WR - 4th Round}

    Nickell Robey / CB / USC {#21 CB - 4th Round}

    Izaan Cross / DT / Georgia Tech {#23 DT - 7th Round}

    N.Y. Jets:

    Rontez Miles / S / Cal (PA) {#26 S - UDFA}

    Mike Shanahan / WR / Pittsburgh {#42 WR - UDFA}

    Jake McDonough / DT / Iowa St. {#26 DT - UDFA}

    Zach Rogers / WR / Tennessee {#34 WR - 7th Round}

    Mike Edwards / CB / Hawaii {#27 CB - 5th Round}

    Mark Popek / OT / South Florida {#28 OT - UDFA}

    Spencer Nealy / DT / Texas A&M {#27 DT - UDFA}


    Chad Bumphis / WR / Mississippi St. {#26 WR - 5th Round}

    A.J. Francis / DT / Maryland {#20 DT - 5th Round}

    Chris Barker / OG / Nevada {#12 OG - 5th Round}

    Taylor Stockemer / WR / Arkansas St. {#33 WR - 7th Round}


    Travis Howard / CB / Ohio St. {#36 CB - UDFA}

    Willie Jefferson / DE / Stephen F. Austin {#31 DE - UDFA}

    Ray Graham / RB / Pittsburgh {#25 RB - 6th Round}

    Dennis Johnson / RB / Arkansas {#17 RB - 4th Round}

    Cierre Wood / RB / Notre Dame {#10 RB - 4th Round}

    Johnny Adams / CB / Michigan St. {#18 CB - 4th Round}

    Alec Lemon / WR / Syracuse {#32 WR - 6th Round}


    Daxton Swanson / CB / Sam Houston St. {#35 CB - UDFA}

    Nigel Malone / CB / Kansas St. {#37 CB - UDFA}


    Matt Scott / QB / Arizona {#12 QB - 6th Round}

    Abry Jones / DT / Georgia {#24 DT - 7th Round}

    Jordan Rodgers / QB / Vanderbilt {#14 QB - UDFA}

    Lonnie Pryor / RB / Florida St. {#21 RB - 5th Round}

    Ryan Otten / TE / San Jose St. {#16 TE - 6th Round}

    Jeff Nady / OT / Nevada {#7 OG - 3rd Round}

    Stephane Milhim / OG / UMASS {#10 OG - 5th Round}

    T.J. Barnes / DT / Georgia Tech {#29 DT - UDFA}

    Kyler Reed / TE / Nebraska {#21 TE - UDFA}
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    Did Alvin Bailey have some major character issues or are you just higher on him than most? He seems to be the outlier on this list with everyone else being mid rounders to UDFAs on your board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tylerdolphin View Post
    Did Alvin Bailey have some major character issues or are you just higher on him than most? He seems to be the outlier on this list with everyone else being mid rounders to UDFAs on your board.

    He doesn't have any character flaws. I think the league just missed on him, although I was probably higher on him than most. Still, there's no way this kid warrants going undrafted. It wouldn't surprise me if he's a household name before it's over with.

    He excelled at the combine, and has been a rock for Arkansas in terms of proving his durability.... starting 38 straight games beginning as a redshirt freshman. Furthermore, he has experience playing both sides as Petrino's offense actually switches sides along the offensive line varying the strength of the formation, which is an extremely rare concept.

    I think he fell because he needs to shore up in pass protection. I don't think he's a natural knee bender and it causes him to struggle with his technique. Arkansas offensive lineman have typically been extremely poorly coached during the Petrino era. Bailey should benefit after he gets quality coaching for the first time in his career. I think he'll develope into a starter quickly for the Seahawks. I've always seen a lot of talent in Alvin Bailey.

    I believe once he fell to a certain point, teams that had mid-round grades on him felt like they could get him into camp as a UDFA.
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    Shocked that Fauria went undrafted. Surprised by the NFL's overall take on the TE position. Gragg in the 7th?
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    I listed the ones that stood out to me but bolded the ones that I really think have a great chance to pay off.

    New England Patriots
    Zach Sudfeld, TE, Nevada
    Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, Cincinnati

    Buffalo Bills
    Brandon Kaufman, WR, Eastern Washington
    Keith Pough, LB, Howard
    Daírick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech
    Nickell Robey, CB, USC
    Vernon Kearney, CB, Lane

    New York Jets
    Rontez Miles, S, Cal (PA)
    Ryan Spadola, WR, Lehigh
    Zach Rogers WR Tennesse
    Mark Popek, OL, USF

    Miami Dolphins
    Chad Bumphis, WR, Mississippi State
    Jasper Collins, WR, Mount Union
    Jordan Kovacs, S, Michigan
    Rob McCabe, LB, Georgetown
    Cameron Marshall, RB Arizona State

    Houston Texans
    Travis Howard, CB, Ohio St
    Ray Graham, RB, Pitt
    Uzoma Nwachukwu, WR, Texas A&M
    Dennis Johnson, RB, Arkansas
    Cierre Wood, RB, Notre Dame
    Earl Okine, DE, Florida
    Johnny Adams, CB, Michigan State

    Indianapolis Colts
    Daxton Swanson, CB, Sam Houston State
    Nigel Malone, CB, Kansas State
    Rodrick Rumble, WR, Idaho State

    Jacksonville Jaguars
    Matt Scott, QB, Arizona
    Jordan Rodgers, QB, Vanderbilt
    Lonnie Pryor, FB, Florida State
    TJ Barnes, DT, Georgia Tech

    Tennessee Titans
    Tom Wort, LB, Oklahoma

    Kansas City Chiefs
    Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee
    Brad Madison,DE, Missouri
    Rob Lohr, DT, Vanderbilt
    Demetrius Harris, ATH, UW-Milwaukee (Basketball)
    Frankie Hammond, WR, Florida

    Denver Broncos
    Aaron Hester, CB, UCLA
    Manase Foketi, OT, West Texas A&M
    Lucas Reed, TE, New Mexico

    Oakland Raiders
    Sam McGuffie, WR, Rice
    Connor Vernon, WR, Duke
    Adrian Bushell, DB, Louisville

    San Diego Chargers
    Josh Johnson, CB, Purdue
    Kwame Geathers, DL, Georgia
    Michael Hill, RB, Missouri Western

    Cleveland Browns
    Chris Faulk, OL, LSU

    Baltimore Ravens
    Trent Steelman, QB/WR, Army
    Omarius Hines, RB/TE/WR, Florida
    Matt Furstenburg, TE, Maryland
    Nate Stanley, Southeastern Louisiana, QB
    Meshak Williams, DE, Kansas State

    Cincinnati Bengals
    Tyrone Goard, WR, Eastern Kentucky
    Onterrio McCalebb, RB, Auburn
    Bruce Taylor, LB, Virginia Tech
    Roy Roundtree, WR, Michigan

    Pittsburgh Steelers
    Joe Madsen, C, West Virginia
    Brian Arnfelt, DE, Northwestern

    Dallas Cowboys
    Cam Lawrence, OLB, Miss State

    New York Giants
    Alonzo Tweedy, LB/S, Virginia Tech
    Marcus Davis, WR, Virginia Tech

    Philadelphia Eagles
    Russell Shepard, WR, LSU
    Damion Square, DT, Alabama
    Miguel Maysonet, RB, Stony Brook
    Jake Knott, LB, Iowa State
    Matt Evans, LB, UNH (Tryout)

    Washington Redskins
    TíSharvin Bell, CB Auburn

    Carolina Panthers
    Robert Lester, SS, Alabama
    Wes Horton, DE, USC

    Atlanta Falcons
    Ronnie Wingo, RB, Arkansas
    Adam Replogle, DL, Indiana
    Theo Goins, OG, UCF
    Darius Johnson, WR, SMU
    Dan Goggins, DL, Syracuse

    New Orleans Saints
    Kevin Reddick, ILB, North Carolina
    Ryan Griffin, QB, Tulane
    Eric Martin, DE, Nebraska
    Rod Sweeting, CB, Georgia Tech
    Chase Thomas, LB, Stanford

    Tampa Bay Bucs
    Evan Landi, TE, USF
    Montel Harris, RB, Temple/Boston College
    Branden Smith, CB, Georgia

    Arizona Cardinals
    Tony Jefferson, S, Oklahoma
    Prentiss Waggner, CB/S, Tennessee
    Dan Giordano, DE, Cincinnati

    San Francisco 49ers
    Lawrence Okoye, ATH, England
    Luke Marquardt, OL, Asuza-Pacific
    MarQuies Gray, QB/WR/TE, Minnesota
    DJ Harper, RB, Boise St.

    Seattle Seahawks
    Ray Polk, S, Colorado
    Jake Bscherer, OT Minnesota-Duluth
    Alvin Bailey, OL, Arkansas
    John Lotulelei, LB, UNLV

    St. Louis Rams
    Phillip Steward, LB, Houston
    Philip Lutzenkirchen, TE, Auburn
    Ray-Ray Armstrong, SAF, Faulkner/Miami
    Brett Baer, K, Louisiana Lafsyette

    Detroit Lions
    Joseph Fauria, TE, UCLA

    Chicago Bears
    Mark Harrison, WR, Rutgers
    Michael Ford, RB, LSU
    Demontre Hurst, CB, Oklahoma

    Green Bay Packers
    Jake Stoneburner, TE, Ohio State

    Minnesota Vikings
    Zach Line, RB/FB, SMU
    Robbie Rouse, RB, Fresno State
    Rodney Smith, WR, Florida State

    *Source: NEPatriotsDraft.com
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    I like Collins and Bumphis for Miami. I am eager to see if they can compete.
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    Reddick and Thomas have a good chance at making that roster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayden Fox View Post
    I like Collins and Bumphis for Miami. I am eager to see if they can compete.
    For whatever reason the NEPatriotsDraft list seemed to lack Chad Bumphis on it. You're right, he's a standout signing.
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    Best UDFA signings by team

    How about Michael Clay! That guy can play. I honestly liked clay about as much as Kiko.
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    good thread slimm.

    i was paying close attention to your ranking as we were drafting. was hoping you'd follow up with this list... thanks
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