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Hines
05-03-2009, 07:31 PM
Out of your UDFAs, which ones do you think will make the final 53?

For the Steelers, I see:

Roman Foster OT/OG Tennessee- People see him as a Max Starks type, and the Steelers could use more offensive lineman.


Isaac Redman RB Bowie State- Look on Youtube. Dude moves really well for a big guy(6'1 230). Could make the roster if Frank Summers kicks Carey Davis off the roster.

Andrew Schantz LB Portland State- Tomlin loves special teams players and he could find a niche playing STs and back up both MLB positions.

Mark Estemyer LS Pittsburgh- Greg Warren is coming off an injury and might not be ready. Estemyer could take his place for good.

GB12
05-03-2009, 07:32 PM
Tyrell Sutton

There are a lot of Packer fans on here that are going to say Jamarko Simmons, but I don't see it.

DoughBoy
05-03-2009, 07:33 PM
Mitch King and Dudley Guice for the Titans.

the decider13
05-03-2009, 07:34 PM
I think quite a few will for the Broncos...but here are the ones that definately have to.

Chris Baker-Good player at a huge position of need

Rulon Davis-Tall athletic 5-tech

Lee Robinson-Just a beastly guy, have no idea how he went undrafted.

Everette Pedescleux-Another 5 tech

Those 4 will definately make the team, not sure about the others.

eaglesalltheway
05-03-2009, 07:35 PM
Really, our only UDFA that has a good chance of making the team is Marcus Thigpen, who is listed as a WR for the Eagles, but he'd almost be used strictly as a return man.

Jensen
05-03-2009, 07:36 PM
Michael Ray Garvin as a KR and PR specialist for the Cardinals probably has the best shot. Not sure anybody else would make it, maybe Jameel Dowling for CB depth or Reggie Walker for LB depth/special teams.

Hines
05-03-2009, 07:37 PM
I think quite a few will for the Broncos...but here are the ones that definately have to.

Chris Baker-Good player at a huge position of need

Rulon Davis-Tall athletic 5-tech

Lee Robinson-Just a beastly guy, have no idea how he went undrafted.

Everette Pedescleux-Another 5 tech

Those 4 will definately make the team, not sure about the others.

I honestly could see those 4 starting or playing a significant role on the team.

Caddy
05-03-2009, 07:48 PM
The Buccaneers have a few guys to keep an eye on including.

DeAngelo Willingham as cornerback who could make it as the #4 or #5.

Marshall McDuffie a S out of Florida International who has impressed at both CB and S during the 3-day mini camp.

Rob Bruggeman the C out of Iowa could also make the roster as a depth guy.

A wildcard could also be QB Rodney Landers from James Madison who is being looked at as a potential defensive back in the pros.

Grizzlegom
05-03-2009, 07:57 PM
The only Dolphins signings that I could see making it this year are Louis Ellis, NT, Shaw or Orion Martin, DE/OLB, Virginia Tech.

scottyboy
05-03-2009, 07:59 PM
i don't see all of our draft picks making the roster, let alone UDFA's

wonderbredd24
05-03-2009, 08:00 PM
Chris Baker, short of going to prison, is a lock to make the Broncos roster.

For the Browns, Phillip Hunt has a shot since the OLB position is in flux as is and there is a new coaching staff

ChiFan24
05-03-2009, 08:01 PM
Mike Rivera, the linebacker from Kansas is the only guy with a chance at the Bears roster, IMO. Might be decent on special teams.

Chase Patton will probably make the practice squad, though I'm hoping he's the #4 QB, not the #3. We need to bring in a vet.

Hurricanes25
05-03-2009, 08:01 PM
Jets
Emanuel Cook S South Carolina - We dont have much depth at S and Cook should have been drafted so I see no reason why he cant make the team.

TJ Conley P Idaho - We need a punter.

Jamaal Westerman OLB Rutgers - Has been a pleasant suprise so far. He has made a smooth transition from DE to OLB.

Andrew Davie Arkansas, Rob Myers Utah State, J'Nathan Bullock Cleveland State, (All TE's) - We have 1 TE on the roster so 1 or maybe 2 of them makes the team.

Zach Potter DE Nebraska - We dont have much depth after trading away Coleman so he will add some depth.

LonghornsLegend
05-03-2009, 08:03 PM
I think quite a few will for the Broncos...but here are the ones that definately have to.

Chris Baker-Good player at a huge position of need

Rulon Davis-Tall athletic 5-tech

Lee Robinson-Just a beastly guy, have no idea how he went undrafted.

Everette Pedescleux-Another 5 tech

Those 4 will definately make the team, not sure about the others.

STEAL...Had I known he and Frantz would of been UDFA I would of preferred not going LB heavy in the draft.


I think Kevin Ogletree has a good shot, he's in a battle, uphill albeit, but he's some I think we want to develop like Austin/Hurd...He could beat out Mannuel Johnson the 7th rounder.

Thumper
05-03-2009, 08:06 PM
Really, our only UDFA that has a good chance of making the team is Marcus Thigpen, who is listed as a WR for the Eagles, but he'd almost be used strictly as a return man.

I think Walter Mendenhall has a shot, I mean he is competing against Booker.

The Dynasty
05-03-2009, 08:15 PM
Vikings:
Ian Johnson RB Boise State - I feel he will make the team because we currently dont have a 3rd string RB and could help us in special teams.

Jon Cooper C Oklahoma - He might be a long shot but not having a for sure Center yet and He could come in and compete with Sullivan.

Those are the only UDFA's I can see making the team.

SeanTaylorRIP
05-03-2009, 08:20 PM
STEAL...Had I known he and Frantz would of been UDFA I would of preferred not going LB heavy in the draft.


I think Kevin Ogletree has a good shot, he's in a battle, uphill albeit, but he's some I think we want to develop like Austin/Hurd...He could beat out Mannuel Johnson the 7th rounder.

Yeah Ogletree is a superior prospect to Johnson. I think some team will get lucky as he really only went undrafted because of his injury history but he has the skills to develop into a steady WR.

Anyways for the Skins I think Edwin Williams can definitely make the roster and be the eventual successor to Casey Rabach. Scott Burley also has a chance. Chase Daniel will probably make our practice squad. Beyond that no one else really has a chance unless Lendy Holmes makes a huge special teams impression.

Matthew Jones
05-03-2009, 08:22 PM
I can't think of one on the Patriots I think will make it. Maybe Brian Hoyer as the third QB.

derza222
05-03-2009, 08:30 PM
Jets
Emanuel Cook S South Carolina - We dont have much depth at S and Cook should have been drafted so I see no reason why he cant make the team.

TJ Conley P Idaho - We need a punter.

Jamaal Westerman OLB Rutgers - Has been a pleasant suprise so far. He has made a smooth transition from DE to OLB.

Andrew Davie Arkansas, Rob Myers Utah State, J'Nathan Bullock Cleveland State, (All TE's) - We have 1 TE on the roster so 1 or maybe 2 of them makes the team.

Zach Potter DE Nebraska - We dont have much depth after trading away Coleman so he will add some depth.

Agree with all of these and the explanations. The other option would be Brannan Southerland at fullback, where we have nobody besides Tony Richardson who may not be coming back next year. More likely he lands on the practice squad, but he may have a shot if something plays out well for him or he plays really well.

Kyle Link and Ryan McKee have a shot if they can play guard as well since we are very thin on the offensive line, and Chris Pizzotti could beat out Ainge for the #3 QB spot.

They're also really long shots since they're tryout guys not UDFA's, but Brian Toal, Allen Patrick, and Jack Simmons could make it to training camp and surprise some people. Highly, highly doubt any of them makes the team though.

jCut
05-03-2009, 08:35 PM
Lee Robinson and Chris Baker for the Broncos.

AkiliSmith
05-03-2009, 08:39 PM
Bengals
Quan Cosby

That's probably about it

Ravens1991
05-03-2009, 08:41 PM
I think for the Ravens.


Danelle Ellerbe-I think this guy will be a steal in our system. He had a awesome JR year, got hurt his SR year and slipped bad. I won't be shocked if our ILB in 4 years are Ellerbe and Gooden.

Eron Riley-This guy can be our #4 WR. Marcus Smith can block but has shown he is possibly the worst WR at getting seperation in the NFL. He was a #3 WR since week 6 and he only got the ball thrown at him twice. 1 time was a Pass interference in the playoffs against PIT and the other he made a crazy catch against TEN that was called back for a penalty. Riley possess unreal physical tools, and was 2nd team ACC at Duke while DHB was HM ACC (I am not saying Riley is a better prospect then DHB).

Gano- He can easily be our K this year. But no one will ever be able to replace Stover.

lionsfan81
05-03-2009, 08:47 PM
Detroit Lions:

Mark Parson CB Ohio
Antone Smith RB Florida State

can't imagine any others actually making the 53, but John Gill DT Northwestern will probably make the PS.

JT Jag
05-03-2009, 08:48 PM
Possible UDFAs to stick on the Jaguars roster:

SDSU LB Russell Allen
UConn DE Julius Williams
Wheaton CB (and possible transition guy to FS) Pete Ittersagen
Louisianna-Lafayette S Michael Desourmeaux

rockio42
05-03-2009, 08:49 PM
i don't see all of our draft picks making the roster, let alone UDFA's

Giants don't count....they are looking at having to cut guys who contributed last year just because of the insane depth and beastness of Jerry Reese...

SeanTaylorRIP
05-03-2009, 08:59 PM
I think for the Ravens.


Danelle Ellerbe-I think this guy will be a steal in our system. He had a awesome JR year, got hurt his SR year and slipped bad. I won't be shocked if our ILB in 4 years are Ellerbe and Gooden.

Eron Riley-This guy can be our #4 WR. Marcus Smith can block but has shown he is possibly the worst WR at getting seperation in the NFL. He was a #3 WR since week 6 and he only got the ball thrown at him twice. 1 time was a Pass interference in the playoffs against PIT and the other he made a crazy catch against TEN that was called back for a penalty. Riley possess unreal physical tools, and was 2nd team ACC at Duke while DHB was HM ACC (I am not saying Riley is a better prospect then DHB).

Gano- He can easily be our K this year. But no one will ever be able to replace Stover.

Don't underrate Houschka!!!

eaglesalltheway
05-03-2009, 09:15 PM
I think Walter Mendenhall has a shot, I mean he is competing against Booker.

Kyle Eckel is also competing for the third RB spot, and since he is a big veteran RB, I think he would have a better shot than Mendenhall, who is obviously talented, but is very raw.

BeerBaron
05-03-2009, 09:30 PM
Mike Rivera, the linebacker from Kansas is the only guy with a chance at the Bears roster, IMO. Might be decent on special teams.

Chase Patton will probably make the practice squad, though I'm hoping he's the #4 QB, not the #3. We need to bring in a vet.

Eh, we really like Hanie and it shouldn't take too much to beat out Basenez....

That's probably about it though.

tjsunstein
05-03-2009, 09:54 PM
Tyrell Sutton

There are a lot of Packer fans on here that are going to say Jamarko Simmons, but I don't see it.

That's the first guy that came to my mind actually. Not Simmons. I also like Carson Butler, TE from Michigan to make the roster.

princefielder28
05-03-2009, 09:57 PM
Tyrell Sutton

There are a lot of Packer fans on here that are going to say Jamarko Simmons, but I don't see it.

No doubt. The depth at WR, with 5 proven already, is going to be too much for Simmons to overcome. Sutton, on the other hand, has a decent shot to be the #3 back behind Grant and Jackson.

themaninblack
05-03-2009, 10:09 PM
Quan Cosby and Chris Pressley might make the team. Pressley might be a long shot because of the numbers and we usually only have one FB on the roster. We also drafted Vakapuna who is transitioning to FB as well so that doesnt help him. The coaches really love both Pressley and Vakapuna so we'll see what happens with that. Could be on the PS.

Don Vito
05-03-2009, 10:12 PM
For the Pats I could see Antonio Appelby sticking on as a ILB, he is a great fit there and we need another young thumper. If Brian Hoyer impresses he could make it too since we have one less QB than we'd like to.

fenikz
05-03-2009, 10:14 PM
Michael Ray Garvin as a KR and PR specialist for the Cardinals probably has the best shot. Not sure anybody else would make it, maybe Jameel Dowling for CB depth or Reggie Walker for LB depth/special teams.

ya MRG def has the best shot, would actually surprise me if he doesn't make the team

diabsoule
05-03-2009, 10:26 PM
For the Saints...

LB Jonathan Casillas - Will fight for a roster spot at either LB or SS. More than likely a ST, and one that we could use.

OT Augustus Parrish - Potential replacement for Jonathan Stinchcomb down the road. Could probably also slide inside at OG.

Alex Fletcher - This will be tough but he could push for a backup position in camp since our depth at C is non-existent.

RB's Herb Donaldson and P.J. Hill will provide a lot of competition during training camp but if one were to make the roster spot I think the edge would go to Donaldson.

I would like to say OG Cedric Dockery would make the team but I question his heart and dedication.

Calvin & Kevin
05-03-2009, 10:31 PM
DT John Gill from Northwestern, CB Mark Parson from Ohio and Daniel Holtzclaw from Eastern Michigan all have a shot with the Lions. Gill and Parson were mentioned specifically by Schwartz as players that the Lions were surprised to see go undrafted.

Gill is a very athletic guy, ran a 4.90 at 6'3", 300 lbs, not too shabby. Parson was a guy Scott listed as the CB on his sleepers list. Holtzclaw, although not profiled by Scott, was listed as the #7 ILB on one prominent draft site, ahead of guys like Jason Phillips and Jasper Brinkley.

God knows with the Lions roster, there are spots for these guys to step in and make a name for themselves. I would love to see these guys moving out Millen-era veterans who need to go, or at least making the PS and maybe fitting into Year 2 of the purge.

XxXdragonXxX
05-03-2009, 10:33 PM
Devin Moore is probably the only one with a chance, but he'll have to beat out Justin Forsett.

rockio42
05-03-2009, 10:40 PM
For the Saints...

LB Jonathan Casillas - Will fight for a roster spot at either LB or SS. More than likely a ST, and one that we could use.

OT Augustus Parrish - Potential replacement for Jonathan Stinchcomb down the road. Could probably also slide inside at OG.

Alex Fletcher - This will be tough but he could push for a backup position in camp since our depth at C is non-existent.

RB's Herb Donaldson and P.J. Hill will provide a lot of competition during training camp but if one were to make the roster spot I think the edge would go to Donaldson.

I would like to say OG Cedric Dockery would make the team but I question his heart and dedication.

Went to my high school and has MJD thighs, is a great compliment to Bush and Thomas and should beast as the big back

defensiveback23
05-03-2009, 11:01 PM
Darry Beckwith and C.J. Spillman have decent shots at making the team. Beckwith will probably have to beat out a veteran and Spillman may be competing against Kevin Ellison for a roster spot, while they both may be competing against Steve Gregory or Paul Oliver. I hope they both make it due to their potential over the vets personally.

JLaw45
05-03-2009, 11:08 PM
For the Pats I could see Antonio Appelby sticking on as a ILB, he is a great fit there and we need another young thumper. If Brian Hoyer impresses he could make it too since we have one less QB than we'd like to.

Don't you guys have 4 QB's on the roster right now? What do you think are the chances of Hoyer potentially beating out O'Connell or Guttierez? I hear the Pats are high on O'Connell and Guttierez has somehow managed to stick around with the team for 3 years.

LonghornsLegend
05-04-2009, 12:14 AM
Don't you guys have 4 QB's on the roster right now? What do you think are the chances of Hoyer potentially beating out O'Connell or Guttierez? I hear the Pats are high on O'Connell and Guttierez has somehow managed to stick around with the team for 3 years.

O'Connell is probably the QB of the future and I think he's ready to be a back-up now. They took him pretty high when they didn't really need him, they saw something in him they liked a long time ago, and he's played pretty well in the pre-season.


He probably has another 3 years to sit the bench anyway.

scar988
05-04-2009, 01:18 AM
Aaron Kelly.

WMD
05-04-2009, 01:23 AM
As long as Mark Parson makes the Lions roster, I'll be happy.

tjsunstein
05-04-2009, 01:38 AM
As long as Mark Parson makes the Lions roster, I'll be happy.

He could be a huge steal.

Cicero
05-04-2009, 04:12 AM
Devin Moore is probably the only one with a chance, but he'll have to beat out Justin Forsett.

I don't think a single Hawks fan would complain if Roehl beat out Jones...

BaLLiN
05-04-2009, 05:50 AM
hmm well even though the giants are going to have to cut guys, i could see otis wiley make the team bc we only have 3 safeties on the roster really.

eaglesalltheway
05-04-2009, 06:47 AM
Apparently Eugene Bright, a TE, impressed over the weekend. He is a better blocking TE than what we have, but showed off some receiving abilities. I have him as a dark horse to win our third TE spot.

Iamcanadian
05-04-2009, 06:59 AM
The reality of the salary cap era is that the more rookies that make your 53 man roster, the easier it is to stay under the cap limit. Whether you are a rookie draftee or an UDFA, it doesn't matter, teams need to carry a lot of these to stay under the cap limitations and that is why 5-8 newcomers make the roster every year. It has nothing to do with talent for the majority of rookies, veterans simply must be cut because they cost more money.
Championship quality teams seem to be able to get on average 2 or 3 starers from every draft even if it takes time to develop them. Weaker organizations get fewer and just because a rookie makes your squad doesn't mean he is more talented than the player you cut. It often comes down to which prospect costs more money. That's the modern NFL in the cap era.

Marino13
05-04-2009, 10:33 AM
The only Dolphins signings that I could see making it this year are Louis Ellis, NT, Shaw or Orion Martin, DE/OLB, Virginia Tech.

I could see Chris Williams out of NMSU having an outside shot of making the roster as a return specialist.

I'm rooting for Brennan Marion as well, but he's got a long way to go.

Paranoidmoonduck
05-04-2009, 10:44 AM
I would say that the only UDFA I know will make for Oakland it is Frantz Joseph, although others like Desmond Bryant and Jerome Boyd have a decent shot at joining him due to the Raider roster.

Nalej
05-04-2009, 10:49 AM
Yea, I'm confindent that F. Joseph'll make that squad.

MURPHMAN
05-04-2009, 11:01 AM
Cadogan should make it for the Panthers. Especially since our GM told his agent that he would be the main backup to Jordan Gross as a selling point to get him to sign. Of course he still has to earn the roster spot in camp.

Menardo75
05-04-2009, 12:20 PM
I'm not sure of anyone for San Fran. Possibly Alex Boone if he gets his head on straight. Kory Sheets could beat out Thomas Clayton for a practice squad spot.