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Title: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on April 28, 2018, 04:45:14 PM
If anyone would like to share found information about UDFA signing or potential signings, please share it here. First one,

 
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#Packers have agreed to terms with G Jacob Alsadek of Arizona . Their first undrafted free agent agreement.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: scoremore on April 28, 2018, 05:07:52 PM
Tyler Lancaster | DL
Filipo Mokofisi | DL
C.J. Johnson | ILB
Chris Seisay | CB
Raven Green | S

Jacob Alsadek | G
Austin Davis | C
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on April 28, 2018, 05:24:04 PM
With 65 signed players on the roster and 11 draft choices, it leaves room to sign 14 UDFA's.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on April 28, 2018, 05:29:34 PM
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Minnesota-Moorhead WR Damon Gibson (6-4, 236) has signed a UDFA deal with the #Packers.

What is interesting about this one is that I think what put him on the radar for NFL teams is his long snapping, not his recieving.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on April 28, 2018, 05:35:00 PM
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I’m able to confirm the #Packers have signed Utah DT Filipo Mokofisi (@5ilipo) to a UDFA deal.

I see you have this one listed scoremore.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on April 28, 2018, 05:41:40 PM
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#Packers have signed Youngstown State TE Kevin Radar on a UDFA deal.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on April 28, 2018, 05:48:08 PM
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#Texas OLB Naashon Hughes confirms to me that he has signed a UFA deal with the #Packers
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on April 28, 2018, 05:58:56 PM
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EKU QB Tim Boyle is signing with the #Packers. Visited GB before the draft.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on April 28, 2018, 06:26:10 PM
Packers undrafted free agent signings so far:

Guard Jacob Alsadek, Arizona
DT Tyler Lancaster, Northwestern
OLB Marcus Porter, Fairmount St.
OLB Clarence Johnson, East Texas Baptist
OLB Naashon Hughes, Texas
TE Kevin Radar, Youngstown State
CB Chris Seisay, Oregon
C Austin Davis, Duke
S Raven Greene, James Madison
DT, Filipo Mokofisi, Utah
TE/LS Damon Gibson, Minnesota State - Morehead
QB Tim Boyle, Eastern Kentucky
OT Alex Light, Richmond
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on April 28, 2018, 07:19:00 PM
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#Packers have signed Richmond OT Alex Light as an undrafted free agent.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: ricky on April 28, 2018, 07:36:08 PM
Raven Greene? WOW! I want this guy on the team! What a great name!
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on April 28, 2018, 08:09:04 PM
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OLB/DE Macklin Weaver (6'5 260) invited to Green Bay Packers' rookie minicamp

(tryout only)
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: dannobanano on April 29, 2018, 07:02:47 AM
Thanks for all the investigating on this (especially) RT and score.

I'm not on Twitter, so it's cool that you can snag this info for us.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: dannobanano on April 29, 2018, 07:07:18 AM
Jacob Alsadek/G/Arizona
6-7/325
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The San Diego native finished off his Arizona career as a four-year starter for the Wildcats. He earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors from league coaches in 2017, as well as a team captaincy from his teammates after starting all 12 games at right guard. Alsadek started 10 of 11 games played at that spot as a junior, following a 12-game starting role at his position in 2015. Even in his first year on the field in 2014 (he redshirted the previous season), Alsadek garnered Freshman All-American accolades after starting 11 of 12 games played at right guard.
Four-year starter with NFL size and adequate power, Alsadek is a guard-only prospect with athletic limitations. Though he played in a zone-heavy, read-option attack this year, he is better-suited to firing off the ball in a power-based scheme. His lack of foot quickness could pose challenges in pass protection and may limit him to a role as a backup at best
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: dannobanano on April 29, 2018, 07:13:05 AM
Tyler Lancaster/DT/Northwestern
6-3.5/313/4.96-40/36 bench
https://www.insidenu.com/2018/4/26/17282660/tyler-lancaster-nfl-draft-scouting-report-projection-rankings-defensive-tackle (https://www.insidenu.com/2018/4/26/17282660/tyler-lancaster-nfl-draft-scouting-report-projection-rankings-defensive-tackle)

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Tyler Lancaster may not have been invited to the NFL combine, but his Northwestern Pro Day stats line up pretty well with the defensive lineman who did attend. Throughout his career at Northwestern, Lancaster has overcome massive obstacles and proved himself to be a team leader, an incredibly hard worker and a force for running backs and quarterbacks to reckon with.
Lancaster has elite strength and leverage to his game, which makes it nearly impossible for offensive linemen to move him. He often draws double-teams and shifted protections, which creates space for other rushers to attack the quarterback.
Lancaster’s a beast when it comes to stopping the run game, but his pass rush abilities are not as strong which makes him less dynamic and less appealing to NFL scouts. He doesn’t have an elite first step or superb quickness, which is a must in the NFL.
Nosetackles are a dying breed in today’s NFL. It’s unclear where Lancaster fits in, given that he probably isn’t enough of a pass-rush threat to slot in as a 4-3 tackle.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: dannobanano on April 29, 2018, 07:23:04 AM
Marcus Porter/OLB/Fairmount St
6-1/2304.65-40

http://profootballtalkline.com/nfl/nfl-draft/player-profiles/news/114201/interview-with-fairmont-state-lb-marcus-porter.html/ (http://profootballtalkline.com/nfl/nfl-draft/player-profiles/news/114201/interview-with-fairmont-state-lb-marcus-porter.html/)

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Porter is a small school guy who checks all the boxes when you are looking for potential NFL players. He had solid production. The man absolutely loves football. He has the requisite size, speed, and athletic ability that has scouts sit up and take note.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: dannobanano on April 29, 2018, 07:29:32 AM
Clarence Johnson/OLB/East Texas Baptist
6-2/226/4.75-40
https://goetbutigers.com/news/2018/4/24/nfl-draft-etbu-footballs-johnson-ready-for-nfl-draft.aspx (https://goetbutigers.com/news/2018/4/24/nfl-draft-etbu-footballs-johnson-ready-for-nfl-draft.aspx)

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Johnson has had an individual workout with the Los Angeles Rams and been to two Pro Days with one being at North Texas. His name has also been mentioned amongst the Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, and several other teams. At his pro day, he ran 4.75 40-yard dash, had a 38-inch vertical jump, and bench pressed 225 pounds 22 times. On Draftscout.com, they have him rated 39th out of 156 linebackers available in the draft.
 
The two-time All-ASC first-team selection finished this year with 8.5 sacks for 44 yards and 11 tackles-for-loss. He recorded 35 tackles and had 13 quarterback hurries. In all three seasons, ETBU went 7-3 which is the first time the program has produced three straight winning seasons. He was also a part of the 2015 ASC Championship team.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: dannobanano on April 29, 2018, 07:40:10 AM
Naashon Hughs/OLB/Texas
6-4/259
4.76-40/23 bench/30.5 vertical/7.70 3-cone/4.49 20-shuttle

https://247sports.com/Bolt/Texas-Longhorns-Football-Naashon-Hughes-signs-free-agent-contract-Green-Bay-Packers-2018-NFL-Draft-11780832 (https://247sports.com/Bolt/Texas-Longhorns-Football-Naashon-Hughes-signs-free-agent-contract-Green-Bay-Packers-2018-NFL-Draft-11780832)9

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Finishing his career with the Longhorns with 139 tackles with 19.5 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, seven quarterback hurries, six pass breakups and two forced fumbles, Hughes was a player that the three different coaching staffs he played for viewed as a high-upside athlete with a ton of potential. The Texas coaches weren’t the only ones impressed with the athleticism Hughes possessed as numerous sources connected with several coaching staffs across the Big 12 pointed to Hughes as an athlete who flashed on film who they felt was capable of being a big-time playmaker.

Checking in at 6-3 ½ and 259 pounds during Texas Pro Day, Hughes clocking a 4.73 40-yard dash prompted longtime Dallas Cowboys executive Gil Brandt to single out Hughes as a possible late-round draft pick. Though Hughes wasn’t selected, he will get a chance to make an NFL roster by seeing if the Packers can help him turn his potential into production.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: dannobanano on April 29, 2018, 07:48:48 AM
Kevin Radar/TE/Youngstown St.
TE Kevin Rader - 6-3.7 | 250 | 34 VJ | 9-4 BJ | 11.61 60 Shuttle | 4.37 20 Shuttle | 17 Reps Bench | 4.91 40-yard dash

http://draftanalyst.com/kevin-rader (http://draftanalyst.com/kevin-rader)

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Bio:
Two-year starter who was named Honorable Mention All-MVC and made 22 catches for 272 yards and two touchdowns in 2017. Caught 17 passes for 285 yards and two TDs as a junior.
Pos:
Underrated tight end with the size, speed and mentality to play at the next level. Quickly releases off the line of scrimmage, immediately gets to top speed and plays to his 40 time. Works to come free and make himself an available target, extends his hands and makes receptions away from his frame. Blocks with proper fundamentals, squares into opponents and controls them at the point. Keeps his feet moving in pass protection, makes excellent use of angles and shows the ability to slide off the edge.
Neg:
Must improve his balance. Marginally productive and was never a big part of the Youngstown State passing game.
Analysis:
Rader possesses the size, athleticism and overall skill to develop into a third tight end at the next level if given the opportunity and properly coached.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: dannobanano on April 29, 2018, 07:53:16 AM
Chris Seisay/CB/ Oregon & Portland St.
6-1/197/4.51-40

https://247sports.com/nfl/green-bay-packers/Bolt/Packers-reportedly-meet-with-Portland-State-CB-Chris-Seisay--116485034 (https://247sports.com/nfl/green-bay-packers/Bolt/Packers-reportedly-meet-with-Portland-State-CB-Chris-Seisay--116485034)

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According to Tony Pauline of Draft Analyst, the Packers met with Portland State cornerback Chris Seisay. The Packers were at the Pro Day at Portland State and Seisay was able to put together a strong workout. Here's what Pauline had to say about Seisay's Pro Day.

At pro day, Seisay measured 6'1'' and 197 pounds, timed a better-than-expected 4.51 in the 40, 6.63 in the three-cone and 4.10 in the short shuttle. He touched 38 inches on the vertical jump and 10-foot-2 on the broad jump.

Seisay started his career at Oregon and played there for two seasons. In 18 games at Oregon, Seisay posted 55 tackles six passes defended and one interception. He left the program before the 2016 season and then transferred to Portland State. He started his career with the Vikings as a wide receiver and recorded three receptions for 66 yards in two games. He then moved back to cornerback and he registered 28 tackles, eight pass breakups and two interceptions in seven starts. In 2017, Seisay played in eight games and recorded 24 tackles, five pass breakups and two interceptions.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: dannobanano on April 29, 2018, 08:00:14 AM
Austin Davis/C/Duke
6-4/301/5.25-40/25 bench

http://draftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=126948&draftyear=2018&genpos=C (http://draftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=126948&draftyear=2018&genpos=C)

http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=208538081 (http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=208538081)

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CAREER: Lettered four (2014-15-16-17) seasons … two-time Academic All-ACC pick in 2016 and 2017 … third team All-ACC in 2017 … served as team captain in 2017 … played in 38 games and started the last 25 at center … on the field for 1,987 career snaps … helped Duke to 28 wins over four seasons, three bowl game appearances (2014 Hyundai Sun, 2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl and 2017 Quick Lane Bowl) and two bowl victories.

2017: Third team All-ACC selection and a member of the ESPN ACC All-Bowl Team … Academic All-ACC selection … repeated as the program’s Dan “Tiger” Hill Award recipient as the most outstanding offensive lineman … started all 13 games ... member of an offensive front that helped Duke close the year as one of six ACC teams to compile 2,200+ rushing yards and 2,700+ passing yards, joining Clemson, Louisville, N.C. State, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest ... helped the Blue Devils rank tied for fourth in fewest sacks allowed per game and fifth in first downs per game in the ACC in league action
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: dannobanano on April 29, 2018, 08:07:56 AM
Raven Greene/S/James Madison
6-0/200/4.51-40/7.08 3-cone/4.41 20-shuttle

https://jmusports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=11812 (https://jmusports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=11812)

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2017 as a Redshirt Senior: Started all 15 games at safety... Team Captain... STATS FCS Second Team All-American... HERO Sports FCS Second Team All-American... First Team All-CAA Safety... VaSID Second Team All-State... Bob Yetzer Leadership Award... Had 82 total tackles (44 solo), to go with 2.5 tackles for loss, five interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and seven pass breakups... Set JMU's all-time records for career interceptions (14) and interception return yards (258) during FCS playoffs
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: dannobanano on April 29, 2018, 08:15:42 AM
Filipo Mokofisi/DT/Utah
6-4/295/5.25-40/18 bench

https://www.nfl.com/prospects/filipo-mokofisi?id=32462018-0002-5600-473e-2c783f3d905e (https://www.nfl.com/prospects/filipo-mokofisi?id=32462018-0002-5600-473e-2c783f3d905e)

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Mokofisi looks to be selected, as well, by posting two honorable mention All-Pac-12 seasons to complete his collegiate career. He started all 13 games in 2017 (11 at defensive tackle, two at defensive end), making 27 tackles, 3.5 for loss, intercepting one pass, and breaking up two others. He and Lowell Lotulelei paired up as starters in 13 games in 2016, as well, with Mokofisi credited with 45 stops, eight for loss, and five sacks. The Utah native started seven of nine games played as a sophomore (21 tackles, 3.5 for loss, 1.5 sacks), missing four games with an injury. Mokofisi started two games as a true freshman in 2014, playing in all 13 (17 stops, three for loss, 1.5 sacks).
Overview
Mokofisi lacks the body composition and physical traits of an NFL player, but his flashes as an interior rusher are intriguing. He has natural power, good hand fighting and the lateral quickness to work to the guard's edge as a rusher. He doesn't have a natural position fit so making a roster will be tough, but if he can flash enough as a sub-package rusher, he might have a shot of finding a home at some point.

Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: dannobanano on April 29, 2018, 08:23:43 AM
Tim Boyle/QB/Eastern Kentucky
6-4/234

Stats:
http://stats.washingtonpost.com/cfb/players.asp?id=227501 (http://stats.washingtonpost.com/cfb/players.asp?id=227501)

Highlights:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68Wnb4vUODU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68Wnb4vUODU)

Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: dannobanano on April 29, 2018, 08:31:24 AM
Alex Light/G-T/Richmond
6-5/310
5.52-40/26 bench

https://www.willistonherald.com/national/sports/potential-nfl-path-of-ex-spider-tackle-alex-light-could/article_9437e92c-f31a-54ae-bdbd-e61cd9235df8.html (https://www.willistonherald.com/national/sports/potential-nfl-path-of-ex-spider-tackle-alex-light-could/article_9437e92c-f31a-54ae-bdbd-e61cd9235df8.html)

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Again and again during the past several months, at Robins Stadium and elsewhere, Alex Light has gone through this lonely routine. He is teaching himself the first, and most important, duty of a center. That’s a position Light did not play in the past four years at Richmond, or the previous four at Salem High School in the Roanoke area.

The NFL draft commences Thursday and runs through Saturday, and it seems unlikely, though not out of the question, that Light, a 6-foot-5, 310-pound offensive lineman, will be selected.

Light was a three-year starter as a Spiders tackle. When injuries around him required a shift, Light played some guard. His athleticism at this time, Light acknowledges, is insufficient to play tackle in the NFL. Those tackles operate in space against world-class pass-rushers.

But guard is a possibility for Light and, perhaps, center. That’s why Light goes heavy on the sessions with the imaginary QB in shotgun formation. He snaps the ball to air and then proceeds with the footwork required of a center.

“I’ve actually told scouts I feel more comfortable at guard. They see me as a center-guard combo,” said Light, who has never snapped the ball in a game.

There are 310-pound linemen who are physically maxed out, with no room for additional growth. Light’s frame looks as if it could easily handle another 10 or 15 pounds, if recommended by an NFL employer.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on April 29, 2018, 08:34:54 AM
Nice work danno. Have one more to add, which makes 14 and puts the roster at 90 until someone is let go.

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#Packers signed Syracuse LB Parris Bennett to a UDFA deal.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on April 29, 2018, 08:54:29 AM
Tyler Lancaster/DT/Northwestern
6-3.5/313/4.96-40/36 bench
https://www.insidenu.com/2018/4/26/17282660/tyler-lancaster-nfl-draft-scouting-report-projection-rankings-defensive-tackle (https://www.insidenu.com/2018/4/26/17282660/tyler-lancaster-nfl-draft-scouting-report-projection-rankings-defensive-tackle)

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Tyler Lancaster may not have been invited to the NFL combine, but his Northwestern Pro Day stats line up pretty well with the defensive lineman who did attend. Throughout his career at Northwestern, Lancaster has overcome massive obstacles and proved himself to be a team leader, an incredibly hard worker and a force for running backs and quarterbacks to reckon with.
Lancaster has elite strength and leverage to his game, which makes it nearly impossible for offensive linemen to move him. He often draws double-teams and shifted protections, which creates space for other rushers to attack the quarterback.
Lancaster’s a beast when it comes to stopping the run game, but his pass rush abilities are not as strong which makes him less dynamic and less appealing to NFL scouts. He doesn’t have an elite first step or superb quickness, which is a must in the NFL.
Nosetackles are a dying breed in today’s NFL. It’s unclear where Lancaster fits in, given that he probably isn’t enough of a pass-rush threat to slot in as a 4-3 tackle.

This guys measurables and tape scream 'OLineman', wonder if the Packers are planning a switch to the other side of the ball for Lancaster. 
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: footballdad on April 29, 2018, 10:49:16 AM
My guess is as a developmental TE prospect.

http://kfgo.com/news/articles/2018/apr/29/dragon-standout-damon-gibson-signs-free-agent-deal-with-green-bay-packers/#
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on April 29, 2018, 01:59:31 PM
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One more #Packers undrafted free agent signing: #Kentucky OT Kyle Meadows. #Wildcats #WildcatNation
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: ricky on April 29, 2018, 05:36:25 PM
It looks like the Packers are looking for that "diamond in the rough" at LBer. Hope that works out. And there should be a roster spot opening up if, as reported by Bob Fox, that Scott (drafted punter) has been assigned Vogel's (current punter) number (#8). If true, the Packers are apparently ready to move on.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: SSGCujo on April 29, 2018, 06:26:49 PM
When signing UDFAs', your hoping that a couple can make the team and a few can make the practice squad. I would think there's a spot open at backup DT and TE. Maybe a couple of the OL can make the practice squad. If the staff doesn't put them on the active roster, there's still veterans that are out there, like Dial.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: Twain on April 30, 2018, 06:03:49 AM
Tyler Lancaster/DT/Northwestern
6-3.5/313/4.96-40/36 bench
https://www.insidenu.com/2018/4/26/17282660/tyler-lancaster-nfl-draft-scouting-report-projection-rankings-defensive-tackle (https://www.insidenu.com/2018/4/26/17282660/tyler-lancaster-nfl-draft-scouting-report-projection-rankings-defensive-tackle)

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Tyler Lancaster may not have been invited to the NFL combine, but his Northwestern Pro Day stats line up pretty well with the defensive lineman who did attend. Throughout his career at Northwestern, Lancaster has overcome massive obstacles and proved himself to be a team leader, an incredibly hard worker and a force for running backs and quarterbacks to reckon with.
Lancaster has elite strength and leverage to his game, which makes it nearly impossible for offensive linemen to move him. He often draws double-teams and shifted protections, which creates space for other rushers to attack the quarterback.
Lancaster’s a beast when it comes to stopping the run game, but his pass rush abilities are not as strong which makes him less dynamic and less appealing to NFL scouts. He doesn’t have an elite first step or superb quickness, which is a must in the NFL.
Nosetackles are a dying breed in today’s NFL. It’s unclear where Lancaster fits in, given that he probably isn’t enough of a pass-rush threat to slot in as a 4-3 tackle.

I could see this guy making the team as a backup to Kenny Clark, using him as a run plugger at the 1 technique in a 4-3 under.   Kind of a long shot, but I don't see an obvious back up to Clark on the roster right now.

Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: ThatGuy284 on April 30, 2018, 07:16:54 AM
Normally there are 1-2 guys that stand out and i'm excited to see them suit up in August.   I'm just not that excited by any of the guys in this UDFA class.   Maybe that's a good sign for our roster.  Hoping there's a surprise from someone but I'd much rather bring Dial back for the DL and look to make a potential trade for TE (like Nick Boyle or Maxx Williams in BAL)
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: Descartes on April 30, 2018, 09:38:09 AM
A Nine-man star.

http://www.startribune.com/damon-gibson-s-next-stop-after-minnesota-state-moorhead-could-be-the-nfl/480890251/
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on April 30, 2018, 11:18:12 AM
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#NU's Tyler Lancaster, one of Green Bay's rookie free agents, tested better than any of the 14 drafted nose tackles other than Washington's Vita Vea.

I still think the guy would make a NFL starting caliber RG.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: craig on April 30, 2018, 12:31:02 PM
A Nine-man star.

http://www.startribune.com/damon-gibson-s-next-stop-after-minnesota-state-moorhead-could-be-the-nfl/480890251/

That is super cool!  I totally want him to become good, that would be a great story! 

Vikings star Adam Thielen was an UDFA from Minnesota State Mankata, which is in the same conference as Minnesota State Moorhead.  Would be super awesome if Gibson had a Thielen-like rise, and become to receiving TE's what Thielen is relative to WR. 
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on April 30, 2018, 03:21:52 PM
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#Packers had a bunch of eventual UDFAs in for pre-draft visits and they appear to have only signed one: QB Tim Boyle.

The Packers need to bushup on their sales skills a little bit, that is not a very good closing percentage.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on April 30, 2018, 08:22:04 PM
With the release of Callahan their is room for 15 UDFA's.

Raven Greene, DB, James Madison
Parris Bennett, LB, Syracuse
Damon Gibson, TE, Minnesota-Moorhead
Tim Boyle, QB, Eastern Kentucky
Kevin Rader, TE, Youngstown State
Marcus Porter, LB, Fairmont State
Filipo Mokofisi, DT, Utah
Jacob Alsadek, OL, Arizona
Tyler Lancaster, DL, Northwestern
C.J. Johnson, LB/DE, East Texas Baptist
Austin Davis, OL, Duke
Chris Seisay, CB, Portland State
Naashon Hughes, LB, Texas
Alex Light, OL, Richmond
Kyle Meadows, OL, Kentucky
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: dannobanano on May 01, 2018, 05:18:26 AM
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#NU's Tyler Lancaster, one of Green Bay's rookie free agents, tested better than any of the 14 drafted nose tackles other than Washington's Vita Vea.

I still think the guy would make a NFL starting caliber RG.

https://www.insidenu.com/2018/4/28/17297694/tyler-lancaster-signed-by-green-bay-packers-undrafted-free-agent-northwestern-defensive-tackle (https://www.insidenu.com/2018/4/28/17297694/tyler-lancaster-signed-by-green-bay-packers-undrafted-free-agent-northwestern-defensive-tackle)

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Many have speculated that Lancaster could switch sides of the ball — to the offensive line — in the NFL, but it remains to be seen whether he’ll make that transition.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on May 04, 2018, 05:24:57 PM
With the release of Callahan their is room for 15 UDFA's.

Raven Greene, DB, James Madison
Parris Bennett, LB, Syracuse
Damon Gibson, TE, Minnesota-Moorhead
Tim Boyle, QB, Eastern Kentucky
Kevin Rader, TE, Youngstown State
Marcus Porter, LB, Fairmont State
Filipo Mokofisi, DT, Utah
Jacob Alsadek, OL, Arizona
Tyler Lancaster, DL, Northwestern
C.J. Johnson, LB/DE, East Texas Baptist
Austin Davis, OL, Duke
Chris Seisay, CB, Portland State
Naashon Hughes, LB, Texas
Alex Light, OL, Richmond
Kyle Meadows, OL, Kentucky

Their is one difference from this list and the players the Packers have reported as signed today. Damon Gibson is not listed as one of the signed players, but former Badger DL Conor Sheehy is one of the 14 signed today. Interested to see if Gibson possibly failed his physical, if I get any information I will update here.

Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on May 04, 2018, 05:28:34 PM
Here are the 16 players invited as tryouts this weekend:

QB Nick Stevens, Colorado State
CB Mike Minter, Middle Tennessee State
CB Tray Mitchell, Eastern Illinois
FB Caleb Melton, Cal Poly
RB Sherman Badie, Tulane
RB Anthony Philyaw, Howard
TE Marcus Bryan, UNC-Wilmington
LB Greer Martini, Notre Dame
S Joe Ferguson, Wisconsin
TE Ryan Smith, Miami (Ohio)
G R.J. Prince, North Carolina
T Sunny Odgwu, UCLA
DE Mack Weaver, Eastern Illinois
LB Derek McCartney, Colorado
LB Jacob Onyechi, Air Force
LB Xavier Thigpen, So. Miss
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: dannobanano on May 04, 2018, 06:57:38 PM
Anthony Philyaw is interesting.

6-0/212/4.50-40/19 bench/36 vertical/6.99 3-cone/4.45 20-shuttle
(Also saw one place that listed his 40 time as 4.44)

2016 - 10 games - 222 rush attempts/1230 yds (5.5 per rush/9 TD/21 pass receptions/215 yds
2017 - 11 games - 135 rush attempts/ 769 yds (5.7 per rush)/9 TDs/11 pass receptions/139 yds/1 TD

I wonder if there was a coaching/coordinator change from 2016 to 2017 that caused his drop in touches/production.

http://www.phillytrib.com/sports/football/hbcu-players-to-watch-in-the-nfl-draft/article_7dbd3992-7e2c-55d0-84aa-9a1c8d317663.html (http://www.phillytrib.com/sports/football/hbcu-players-to-watch-in-the-nfl-draft/article_7dbd3992-7e2c-55d0-84aa-9a1c8d317663.html)

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Philyaw had a great four-year career at Howard. He was one of the best running backs in the MEAC.

Philyaw can run between the tackles and knows how to cut back against the grain. This past season, he rushed for 769 yards on 135 carries while scoring nine touchdowns. Philyaw runs with a good combination of power and speed.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: dannobanano on May 04, 2018, 07:04:21 PM
Whoa!

Sherman Badie - Tulane
5-11/194/4.39-40/15 bench/33 vertical/7.25 3-cone/4.23 20-shuttle

Has some great straightline speed, but his 3-cone isn't all that great.

decent kick returner. 3 yr average of 23.1 yds/return with 1 TD.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on May 04, 2018, 07:29:00 PM
Anthony Philyaw is interesting.

6-0/212/4.50-40/19 bench/36 vertical/6.99 3-cone/4.45 20-shuttle
(Also saw one place that listed his 40 time as 4.44)

2016 - 10 games - 222 rush attempts/1230 yds (5.5 per rush/9 TD/21 pass receptions/215 yds
2017 - 11 games - 135 rush attempts/ 769 yds (5.7 per rush)/9 TDs/11 pass receptions/139 yds/1 TD

I wonder if there was a coaching/coordinator change from 2016 to 2017 that caused his drop in touches/production.

http://www.phillytrib.com/sports/football/hbcu-players-to-watch-in-the-nfl-draft/article_7dbd3992-7e2c-55d0-84aa-9a1c8d317663.html (http://www.phillytrib.com/sports/football/hbcu-players-to-watch-in-the-nfl-draft/article_7dbd3992-7e2c-55d0-84aa-9a1c8d317663.html)

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Philyaw had a great four-year career at Howard. He was one of the best running backs in the MEAC.

Philyaw can run between the tackles and knows how to cut back against the grain. This past season, he rushed for 769 yards on 135 carries while scoring nine touchdowns. Philyaw runs with a good combination of power and speed.

Philyaw was a player that I had noted as a potential UDFA in the Big Board thread post on Packer type RB's. He checks all the boxes from testing and measurables. Interesting to see if he can get himself a spot on the 90 man roster this weekend.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on May 04, 2018, 07:34:29 PM
With the release of Callahan their is room for 15 UDFA's.

Raven Greene, DB, James Madison
Parris Bennett, LB, Syracuse
Damon Gibson, TE, Minnesota-Moorhead
Tim Boyle, QB, Eastern Kentucky
Kevin Rader, TE, Youngstown State
Marcus Porter, LB, Fairmont State
Filipo Mokofisi, DT, Utah
Jacob Alsadek, OL, Arizona
Tyler Lancaster, DL, Northwestern
C.J. Johnson, LB/DE, East Texas Baptist
Austin Davis, OL, Duke
Chris Seisay, CB, Portland State
Naashon Hughes, LB, Texas
Alex Light, OL, Richmond
Kyle Meadows, OL, Kentucky

Their is one difference from this list and the players the Packers have reported as signed today. Damon Gibson is not listed as one of the signed players, but former Badger DL Conor Sheehy is one of the 14 signed today. Interested to see if Gibson possibly failed his physical, if I get any information I will update here.

Also missed that Chris Seisay is not on the list of signed players.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: dannobanano on May 05, 2018, 11:51:49 AM
An FYI on Gibson and Seisay...................

According to Rob Beischel and Bob McGinn:

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Gibson (6-3 ½, 245) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder in November. He said the Packers think major surgery might be required.

Seisay (6-1, 200) indicated he was red-flagged because of a knee injury that bothered him last season.

“It’s not over with the Packers yet,” Seisay said. “Lot of things going on. I just need a little bit of time.”
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on May 05, 2018, 03:05:20 PM
Here are the 16 players invited as tryouts this weekend:

QB Nick Stevens, Colorado State
CB Mike Minter, Middle Tennessee State
CB Tray Mitchell, Eastern Illinois
FB Caleb Melton, Cal Poly
RB Sherman Badie, Tulane
RB Anthony Philyaw, Howard
TE Marcus Bryan, UNC-Wilmington
LB Greer Martini, Notre Dame
S Joe Ferguson, Wisconsin
TE Ryan Smith, Miami (Ohio)
G R.J. Prince, North Carolina
T Sunny Odgwu, UCLA
DE Mack Weaver, Eastern Illinois
LB Derek McCartney, Colorado
LB Jacob Onyechi, Air Force
LB Xavier Thigpen, So. Miss

The Packers are signing two of their tryout players: LB Greer Martini of Notre Dame and TE Ryan Smith of Miami (Ohio), per a league source.

The Packers had two open spots for the 90 man roster with the release of Vogel and those that failed their physicals.

Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on May 09, 2018, 07:37:12 AM
This is a good piece for anyone who likes to deep dive into the lesser known rookies (UDFA's) on this years roster. Andrew Herman did a nice job here:

https://cheeseheadtv.com/blog/film-review-undrafted-free-agents-148
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on May 13, 2018, 06:12:54 AM
Interesting info from Demovsky on UDFA's signing bonus money.

http://www.espn.com/blog/green-bay-packers/post/_/id/44771/follow-the-money-to-find-gems-of-packers-undrafted-rookie-class
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: dannobanano on May 13, 2018, 08:11:08 AM
Interesting info from Demovsky on UDFA's signing bonus money.

http://www.espn.com/blog/green-bay-packers/post/_/id/44771/follow-the-money-to-find-gems-of-packers-undrafted-rookie-class

Ya!

Read that yesterday as well.

Interesting that Conor Sheehy got one of the top signing bonuses. Makes you wonder if the Packers have higher expectations than folks here have intimated.

Many folks have thought that Lancaster has a chance to make the 53. I have also thought that Austin Davis has a real chance as well.

With the drafting of Cole Madison, and giving Jacob Alsadek one of the top udfa signing bonuses, you wonder if Spriggs job is on the line?

RT, you made the call on Boyle when I thought that Hundley wouldn't get his contract renewed and you light heartedly joked about him not making the team.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on May 13, 2018, 08:25:20 AM
Interesting info from Demovsky on UDFA's signing bonus money.

http://www.espn.com/blog/green-bay-packers/post/_/id/44771/follow-the-money-to-find-gems-of-packers-undrafted-rookie-class

Ya!

Read that yesterday as well.

Interesting that Conor Sheehy got one of the top signing bonuses. Makes you wonder if the Packers have higher expectations than folks here have intimated.

Agree, he was a complete afterthought for me. Could he be as good as Lowry? I see a similar player in Sheehy, not as athletic, but not a slug either. 7.31/ 3-cone is pretty good movement for a 290+ pounder.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: dannobanano on May 13, 2018, 08:28:25 AM
Interesting info from Demovsky on UDFA's signing bonus money.

http://www.espn.com/blog/green-bay-packers/post/_/id/44771/follow-the-money-to-find-gems-of-packers-undrafted-rookie-class

Ya!

Read that yesterday as well.

Interesting that Conor Sheehy got one of the top signing bonuses. Makes you wonder if the Packers have higher expectations than folks here have intimated.

Agree, he was a complete afterthought for me. Could he be as good as Lowry? I see a similar player in Sheehy, not as athletic, but not a slug either. 7.31/ 3-cone is pretty good movement for a 290+ pounder.

Lowry has proven himself a valuable contributor to the DL. In my mind Montravious Adams has to show a lot this year (he's a Ted pick, not a Gute pick), OR........Pettine has something sneaky up his sleeve when it comes to DL.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: dannobanano on May 13, 2018, 08:34:31 AM
More indications that they could keep Boyle over Hundley.

http://packerstalk.com/2018/05/12/gutekunst-hopes-kizer-and-boyle-are-upgrades-behind-rodgers/ (http://packerstalk.com/2018/05/12/gutekunst-hopes-kizer-and-boyle-are-upgrades-behind-rodgers/)

Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on May 13, 2018, 08:38:03 AM
Agree, was not attempting to suggest that Lowry was in danger of losing out to anyone. He is a solid, high effort guy who continues to get better. History tells us that Pettine likes to play with a few more big men than Capers would employee. Their are few givens right now, but for me it is a given that they keep 6 DLinemen this year on the 53.
Title: Re: UDFA info thread
Post by: RT on May 13, 2018, 08:53:43 AM
Interesting info from Demovsky on UDFA's signing bonus money.

http://www.espn.com/blog/green-bay-packers/post/_/id/44771/follow-the-money-to-find-gems-of-packers-undrafted-rookie-class

Ya!

Read that yesterday as well.

Interesting that Conor Sheehy got one of the top signing bonuses. Makes you wonder if the Packers have higher expectations than folks here have intimated.

Many folks have thought that Lancaster has a chance to make the 53. I have also thought that Austin Davis has a real chance as well.

With the drafting of Cole Madison, and giving Jacob Alsadek one of the top udfa signing bonuses, you wonder if Spriggs job is on the line?

RT, you made the call on Boyle when I thought that Hundley wouldn't get his contract renewed and you light heartedly joked about him not making the team.

I like Jacob Alsadek and Austin Davis also, both have a chance of filling out the backend of the OL depth chart. IMO