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Old 05-01-2009, 12:59 PM   #1
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Default Draftguys' UDFA grade

They have complete grades for the AFC at the link, and also have posted grades for NFC UDFA.

http://draftguys.com/index.php/artic..._grades_-_afc/


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LB Braxton Kelley, Kentucky
LB Jeff Schweiger, San Jose State
OT Marcus Gordon, Kentucky State
RB Kestahn Moore, Florida
WR Travis Shelton, Temple
DE Rulon Davis, Cal-Berkeley
WR Nate Swift, Nebraska
DT Chris Baker, Hampton
WR David Grimes, Notre Dame
OT Stanley Bryant, E. Carolina
LB Lee Robinson, Alcorn State
DT Everette Pedescleaux, N. Iowa
TE Marquez Branson, Central Arkansas
CB Dominique Johnson, Jackson State
WR Lucas Taylor, Tennessee
CB Tony Carter, Florida State

Here’s your top UDFA class. They didn’t address the front seven as much as most people wanted them to in the draft, but Rulon Davis is a born 3-4 DE and an Iraq tested marine, Pedescleaux has tons of upside, Robinson could end up being a beast of an ILB if he’s smart enough to handle the position, and Chris Baker is one of the few guys in the draft class who has the frame to play 3-4 NT. I also think Tony Carter will stick as a nickel/dime corner, and Nate Swift is an underrated, hard-nosed wideout.

Grade: A+

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Old 05-01-2009, 01:08 PM   #2
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I like to see that we picked up a Cornhusker in Nate Swift. He's not a super talent, but he's a smart, hard worker in the same mold as Rod Smith and Brandon Stokely. I'd like to see him find a spot on the team.
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:16 PM   #4
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I like what we did with the UDFA's. It makes up for the botched draft (almost).
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:20 PM   #5
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I like the three D-line pickups. Hopefully at least one sticks. BTW...why did PJ Hill, the Wisconsin RB not get drafted? Four 1000 year seasons and he's not worth even a 7th? Who knows what's hiding in the FA woodpile...Woodyard for example.
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:21 PM   #6
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so no one picked up worrell williams? djs little bro?
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:23 PM   #7
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LB Braxton Kelley, Kentucky
LB Jeff Schweiger, San Jose State
OT Marcus Gordon, Kentucky State
CB D.J. Johnson, Jackson State
RB Kestahn Moore, Florida
WR Travis Shelton, Temple
DE Rulon Davis, Cal-Berkeley
WR Nate Swift, Nebraska
DT Chris Baker, Hampton
WR David Grimes, Notre Dame
OT Stanley Bryant, E. Carolina
LB Lee Robinson, Alcorn State
DT Everette Pedescleaux, N. Iowa
TE Marquez Branson, Central Arkansas
CB Dominique Johnson, Jackson State
WR Lucas Taylor, Tennessee
CB Tony Carter, Florida State

I think the guys in bold have the best chances to make the team. I think the 2 Johnsons from Jackson St. are the same guy, but not 100%.
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:34 PM   #9
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I think the 2 Johnsons from Jackson St. are the same guy, but not 100%.
Yeah, as far as I know, you're right. I'm gonna edit that
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:38 PM   #10
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My list of players I think make the 53-man cuts:

DT Chris Baker, Hampton
LB Lee Robinson, Alcorn State
DT Everette Pedescleaux, N. Iowa
CB Dominique Johnson, Jackson State

Practice Squad makers (including any of the above):

DE Rulon Davis, Cal-Berkeley
WR Nate Swift, Nebraska
OT Stanley Bryant, E. Carolina
TE Marquez Branson, Central Arkansas
CB Tony Carter, Florida State
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:46 PM   #11
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I like the three D-line pickups. Hopefully at least one sticks. BTW...why did PJ Hill, the Wisconsin RB not get drafted? Four 1000 year seasons and he's not worth even a 7th? Who knows what's hiding in the FA woodpile...Woodyard for example.
Didnt PJ just get arrested a couple months back?
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:46 PM   #12
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My list of players I think make the 53-man cuts:

DT Chris Baker, Hampton
LB Lee Robinson, Alcorn State
DT Everette Pedescleaux, N. Iowa
CB Dominique Johnson, Jackson State

Practice Squad makers (including any of the above):

DE Rulon Davis, Cal-Berkeley
WR Nate Swift, Nebraska
OT Stanley Bryant, E. Carolina
TE Marquez Branson, Central Arkansas
CB Tony Carter, Florida State

everette seems incredibly raw. Not sure he gets a roster spot, but a PS one for sure
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:50 PM   #13
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Didnt PJ just get arrested a couple months back?
Maybe...that doesn't stop a lot of teams.
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:30 PM   #14
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So 44 new players in the locker room. That's 9 shy of complete roster for the season. Obviously not all of them will stick, but this will be a very very different team this year.

I'm excited about all the rookies. I think this team is going to be much tougher this year. Gone are the days of our crappy finesse team! Of course we might still have a crappy team, but at least they won't be finesse!
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Chris Baker is one of the few guys in the draft class who has the frame to play 3-4 NT

Interesting.
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Broncos did a great job in getting undrafted free agents.
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LB Braxton Kelley, Kentucky
LB Jeff Schweiger, San Jose State
OT Marcus Gordon, Kentucky State
CB D.J. Johnson, Jackson State
RB Kestahn Moore, Florida
WR Travis Shelton, Temple
DE Rulon Davis, Cal-Berkeley
WR Nate Swift, Nebraska
DT Chris Baker, Hampton
WR David Grimes, Notre Dame
OT Stanley Bryant, E. Carolina
LB Lee Robinson, Alcorn State
DT Everette Pedescleaux, N. Iowa
TE Marquez Branson, Central Arkansas
CB Dominique Johnson, Jackson State
WR Lucas Taylor, Tennessee
CB Tony Carter, Florida State

I think the guys in bold have the best chances to make the team. I think the 2 Johnsons from Jackson St. are the same guy, but not 100%.
The guy from N. Iowa might have been the best UDFA we signed.
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:57 PM   #18
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so no one picked up worrell williams? djs little bro?
Worrell Williams was invited to a tryout at 49ers mini-camp this weekend. He chose the Niners over the Steelers.
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Old 05-01-2009, 03:05 PM   #19
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I am very much pulling for Tony Carter, I think he could be a major steal for us

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Rulon Davis could start in ST
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I really wanted Willie Williams , top 10 talent. Tyler Roehl, Roehl is a Hillis Clone. Phillip Hunt , Another Dumervil but better tackler not as good pass rusher.
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Rulon Davis and Chris Baker are my two picks for making the team. My surprise pick is Swift. He makes plays happen.
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The guy from N. Iowa might have been the best UDFA we signed.
Sure looks like a brawler....
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They have complete grades for the AFC at the link, and also have posted grades for NFC UDFA.

http://draftguys.com/index.php/artic..._grades_-_afc/


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LB Braxton Kelley, Kentucky
LB Jeff Schweiger, San Jose State
OT Marcus Gordon, Kentucky State
RB Kestahn Moore, Florida
WR Travis Shelton, Temple
DE Rulon Davis, Cal-Berkeley
WR Nate Swift, Nebraska
DT Chris Baker, Hampton
WR David Grimes, Notre Dame
OT Stanley Bryant, E. Carolina
LB Lee Robinson, Alcorn State
DT Everette Pedescleaux, N. Iowa
TE Marquez Branson, Central Arkansas
CB Dominique Johnson, Jackson State
WR Lucas Taylor, Tennessee
CB Tony Carter, Florida State

Here’s your top UDFA class. They didn’t address the front seven as much as most people wanted them to in the draft, but Rulon Davis is a born 3-4 DE and an Iraq tested marine, Pedescleaux has tons of upside, Robinson could end up being a beast of an ILB if he’s smart enough to handle the position, and Chris Baker is one of the few guys in the draft class who has the frame to play 3-4 NT. I also think Tony Carter will stick as a nickel/dime corner, and Nate Swift is an underrated, hard-nosed wideout.

Grade: A+
I drafted those players in the mock draft. Nate Swift equals SB.
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I drafted those players in the mock draft. Nate Swift equals SB.
I got Nate Swift in the other mock.
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