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2019 UDFA NEWS and Signings

Discussion in 'Green Bay Packers Fan Forum' started by Pokerbrat2000, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. Pokerbrat2000

    Pokerbrat2000 Opinions are like A-holes, we all have one.

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    I saw conflicting reports on Collins as well and just reading his Bio, I would lean towards the Rookie Mini Camp invite as well.

    https://www.waxahachietx.com/news/2...-by-green-bay-packers-as-undrafted-free-agent

    I would have preferred QB Jake Browning from Washington. The Vikings signed him for what is reported to be the highest paid contract ever paid to an UDFA.

    In the end, all will probably just be camp arms and if one of them shows something, they will earn a spot on the PS.

    Bringing only Ficken in to compete with Crosby kind of tells me where the mindset of the Packers is for that position moving forward.
     
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    Remember Browning tore his throwing shoulder in back to back years, he never regained the arm strength from what I understand, and he never had a huge arm to begin with. Vikes are probably just throwing something to the wall and hoping it sticks.

    I get it that Crosby has regressed, but I'm not trying to get a kicker who's going to have a record year in FG completions either, let's just get in the endzone and call it a day. I'm hoping the upgraded defense increases our average starting position, and gives him easier FG attempts.
     
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    The rookie invite Deion Harris - CB - North Dakota has me intrigued. He's 6'3", 200 lbs. runs a sub 4.5 40. In his Junior season, 2016, he had 5 Its. 3 returned for TD's. Then in a July 2017 off-season workout, he completely tore his left achilles tendon. Injury pushed back his Senior season to 2018.
     
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    GleefulGary Cheesehead

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    Jake Browning is absolutely awful as a pro prospect. And Tyree Jackson should be a TE or something.

    Pretty rare for an UDFA QB to ever become something. Don't expect much. Just want to push Boyle/Kizer.
     
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    He was very good before he got hurt. I love bringing him in.
     
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    At 6'3 sounds like a good S prospect if he lost a tad bit of the speed from the ACL.
     
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    DoURant Cheesehead

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    Have to keep an eye on him, maybe he will impress at rookie camp and they will offer him a contract
     
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    Just remember that, aside from Shields and (sort of) Williams, I (possibly just because of age) can't remember any significant UDFA contributors.
     
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    Lane Taylor was an UDFA. Quite a few others, but "significant" is hard to define, especially if you try to factor in what they may or may not have done on special teams.

    Most recent UDFA signings that seemed to do something:
    • G Lane Taylor
    • CB LaDarius Gunter
    • LB Joe Thomas
    • S Kentrell Brice
    • WR Geronimo Allison
    • OL Don Barclay
    • LB Jayrone Elliott
    • TE Justin Perillo
    • DT Mike Pennel
    • CB Sam Shields
    • RB Don Jackson
    • S Marwin Evans
    • FB Joe Kerridge
    • DT Brian Price
    • CB Josh Hawkins
    • CB Makinton Dorleant
    • S Chris Banjo
     
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    This is why we take flyers on UDFAs:

    (Packers Signings)
    Willie Wood
    George Koonce
    Ryan Longwell
    Johnnie Gray
    Mark Murphy
    Paul Coffman
    Ed West

    OR

    (NFL Signings)
    Kurt Warner*
    Richard Lane
    Warren Moon
    Lou Groza
    Antonio Gates
    John Randle
    James Harrison
    Emlen Tunnell
    Wes Welker
    Brian Waters
    Arian Foster
    Willie Brown
    Adam Vinatieri
    Priest Holmes
    London Fletcher
    Rod Smith
    Jeff Saturday
    Larry Little
    Tony Romo
    Donnie Shell
    Wayne Chrebet
    Jeff Garcia

    It's a crapshoot yes, but you never know when you'll land a gem.
     
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    Oren Burks just tweeted an ex-teammate OLB Joshua Smith Vanderbilt just became a cheesehead. He's 6'4" 240 Not sure if he's just on an invite to rookie camp or not.

    Smith enjoyed his finest campaign as a Commodore, playing in 12 of 13 games... Earned 12 starts at outside linebacker... Set single-season highs with 35 solo tackles, 61 total tackles, 3.5 quarterback sacks, eight tackles for loss, three pass breakups, three quarterback hurries and a forced fumble.
     
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    I saw that too and couldn't figure out if Smith had actually signed with the Packers, giving us 3 Smiths at OLB. :)

    https://vucommodores.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4401
     
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    I also saw a tweet earlier about Larry Williams - G - Oklahoma St he's 6'4" 340, injuries in 2016 and 2017 ended is seasons. I sent a tweet out to someone to see if they can confirm the Williams and Smith signings or invites.
     
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    Hard to verify but a SBNation website lists him as having a 4.96 40 with a RAS of 4.28, he won't last long.
     
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    Deandre Thompkins, a PR specialist that we had in for a top 30 visit, signed with the Eagles.

    Bring me a returner. Do it now.
     
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    We got Trevor!
     
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    On twitter, Tom Silverstein says Williams has signed with the Packers
     
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    Seriously, that must be what they're thinking... because otherwise I dont know why you ignore such a glaring problem.
     
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    or Wesson's ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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    BOLD prediction: Savage will try out at returner. He returned once for the Terps in 2017, for 36 yards.

    We have Davis primarily, and Alexander as a backup.
     
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    I've been wondering the same thing, even looking at the stats of draftees and UDFA's that potentially could be a return guy. Only guy I can come up with is Savage. But he only returned 1 punt, albeit it was for 36 yards, I don't think the Packer drafted him with returning punts in mind. But with his speed, who knows.

    Have to guess that MLF thinks that returner is currently on the team and I agree with both you and Janis, I hope that it isn't Davis that they are relying on to be that guy.
     
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    Get out of my head :roflmao:
     
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    Given the lack of alternatives in the return game, and assuming they carry 6 receivers, I would expect them to end up with something like this:

    Adams, Allison, Valdez-Scantling, St. Brown, Davis and either Moore or Kumerow.
     

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