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We historically sign and roster at least a few UDFA every year, for the last Decade plus...., we also have many positions to fill on the roster this offseason. With that in mind we must be a pretty enticing team for any undrafted guys this year.  I thought I'd put together a list of the guys that intrigue me if they do go undrafted, and see what everyone else thought about these potential targets....

 

Grover Stewart DT, Albany State  6-4 347

 

Ralph Green III DT, Indiana 6-3 313

 

Jack Tocho, CB NC State 6-0 202

 

Treston DeCoud, CB Oregon 6-2  206

 

Fish Smithson, FS Kansas 5-10, 201

 

Damien Mama, OG USC 6-3 334

 

Rushell Shell, RB West Virginia 5-10, 227

 

Elijah Hood, RB North Carolina 6-0 232

 

James Onwualu, OLB Notre Dame 6-1 228

 

Tashawn Bower, OLB LSU 6-5 250

 

Garrett Sickles, Edge Penn State 6-3, 261

 

Isaac Rochell, DE Notre Dame 6-4 280

 

Ifeadi Odenigbo, Edge Northwestern 6-3 258

 

Ricky Seals-Jones TE Texas Tech 6-5 243

 

Justin Vogel, P Miami (FL) -4 219

 

 

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Good thread, as you may be onto something suggesting that any UDFA's brought in this year may have a greater shot at breaking the final roster than previous years. Especially if Ballard stays true to his mantra of creating an atmosphere of competition etc. Plus we all know that it was arguable to accuse Grigson of having played favoritism at times.

 

The big boys you have mentioned interest me, hope we build up those lines...  

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I'm especially intrigued by Stewart, I am going to have to look into it, and try to find out what base Defense he played in at Albany..... certainly has the size to play 3-4 Nose.....

 

Strengths

Powerful, NFL-ready frame with thick lower half and evenly displaced weight throughout. Jolts opponents with good initial pop that can knock blockers off their spots. Carries brute force in upper body with natural anchor to fight back against double teams. Showed off impressive straight line speed at his pro day. Athletic big man who will coast on blocks before flashing eye-opening reactive quickness disengaging and making tackles when runners try to race through his gaps. Bull-rush specialist able to create some pocket cave once he starts rolling downhill.

Weaknesses

Needs to play with better coordination between hands and feet. Lacks consistent feel for down blocks and double teams. Can be a little slow to set his anchor. Pad level is too tall. Improved bend and leverage would help generate more consistent results at point of attack. Rolls into initial contact rather than crowding and working with a quick punch-and-control technique. Raw and unskilled as a hand fighter. Slow to discard smaller blockers and allows them longer rides than they deserve. Face-up rusher lacking the upper body flexion and go-to move to slither into backfield.

NFL Comparison

Deon Simon

Bottom Line

Stewart's girth, power and potential could lead a team to take him on the third day as a developmental run-stuffer capable of playing on the nose or at three-technique. Stewart is still very raw, but additional technique work could unleash a much more capable interior defender as he has the traits. The jump in competition will take some time to adjust to, but like other small school interior defenders before him, Stewart has the potential to work himself into a more prominent role within the first two or three years.

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Grover Stweart as been a favorite of mine for a while. He had a great Pro day and is getting brought in for work outs by a few teams. I really dont think there's any chance he goes undrafted, I have us taking him with our late 4th in my latest mock. 

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Mama has a 5th round grade. We have shown interest. Here are a few guys I like 

S- Westin Steelhammer Air Force kid has 18 int's 

RB Jervean Williams UTSA 

TE Hayden Plinkete UTEP

CB/WR Speedy Noil Texas A&M

P/K Sanchez Hawaii 

CB Brad Watson WF

RB Matt Brieda Georgia Southern 

 

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According to Pauline Grover Stewart is getting serious traction among NFL scouts. Some teams seem to be loving him and he expects him to get drafted in the 3d-4th range.

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Garrett Sickles! I accidentally watched tape on him thinking I clicked a Myles Garrett tape (b/c of name) and I was like damn. Even though he is pointed out each play I still thought he jumped out. Puts pressure on the QB forcing the QB to move up in the pocket into trouble or gets the sack himself. I think this guy could be a steal as an UDFA and add a few unexpected sacks if he gets signed by the Colts.

 

 

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On 4/11/2017 at 3:33 PM, Shafty138 said:

We historically sign and roster at least a few UDFA every year, for the last Decade plus...., we also have many positions to fill on the roster this offseason. With that in mind we must be a pretty enticing team for any undrafted guys this year.  I thought I'd put together a list of the guys that intrigue me if they do go undrafted, and see what everyone else thought about these potential targets....

 

Grover Stewart DT, Albany State  6-4 347

 

Ralph Green III DT, Indiana 6-3 313

 

Jack Tocho, CB NC State 6-0 202

 

Treston DeCoud, CB Oregon 6-2  206

 

Fish Smithson, FS Kansas 5-10, 201

 

Damien Mama, OG USC 6-3 334

 

Rushell Shell, RB West Virginia 5-10, 227

 

Elijah Hood, RB North Carolina 6-0 232

 

James Onwualu, OLB Notre Dame 6-1 228

 

Tashawn Bower, OLB LSU 6-5 250

 

Garrett Sickles, Edge Penn State 6-3, 261

 

Isaac Rochell, DE Notre Dame 6-4 280

 

Ifeadi Odenigbo, Edge Northwestern 6-3 258

 

Ricky Seals-Jones TE Texas Tech 6-5 243

 

Justin Vogel, P Miami (FL) -4 219

 

 

 

Three of these guys are with the Vikings -- Tocho and Odenigbo were drafted late and Bower is an UDFA. What a find Bower has been! How did he not get drafted. He will make the team, no doubt about it.

 

Odenigbo has looked good too. Last night:

6 tackles (4 solo), 1 sack, 1 TFL, 2 QB hits. Preseason or not, that is still good in my book. He may still not make the team because the DL is loaded. 

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