Notable Undrafted Free Agents:
Zach Hurd, Connecticut 6066 316 5.34
Three-year starter. More athletic in workout than he looks on tape. Plays tall and with limited knee bend. Question balance when he doesn’t play flat-footed. Physical player who will get dumb penalties at times, giving cheap shots down the field. Not a finisher. okay initially but doesn’t follow through. Flashes foot quickness and slide shuffle ability as a pass protector. Plays inside at guard so he gets help from an uncovered center or tackle. An anchor if he sits down with knee bend. Will waist bend and not slide his feet at times. Can pull in the run game and tries to swallow up his target. Leads through the hole and has some adjust on the run at times. A backup type player with a deficiency in position skill level.
Jeron Johnson, Boise State 5102 210 4.53
Three-and-a-half year starter who is athletic, mentally tough, and quick-footed in his play. A fundamentally sound player who is instinctive and smart. Versatile enough to play both strong and free safety. Plays with confidence. A wrap up tackler. Can stick his foot in the ground and drive quickly on the ball in front of him. Has the speed and savvy to turn and run deep. Anticipates with quick reactions. Suddenness in his body. Competitive, intense, aggressive, and tough. Good body control in transition. No wasted motion. Gets his body in position to strip or knockdown. Has a willingness to force the run. Has the strength to play off blocks and make a tackle. Will be a beast on all special teams. Eventual starter with some developmental time.
Pierre Allen, Nebraska 6037 273 4.85
Three-year starter who can rush the passer and play the run. Long arms and big hands to control the blocker. Needs more consistency and better hand use to disengage from the blockers. A flash player who is inconsistent. Has an impressive skill set but he doesn’t play to those athletic numbers. Plays hard but is nonproductive. The plays he makes are pushed to him by defensive tackle, Jared Crick. Last year he played next to Ndamukong Suh. There always seems to be something that short circuits his consistency such as injuries.
Ricardo Lockette, Fort Valley State 6021 211 4.37
One-year starter. A speed receiver who needs route development. Flashes quickness and a third gear burst. Played in the Texas versus Nation game. He had several drops and looked like he lacked confidence in his hands. His drops were off his chest, trying to trap or cradle the ball. A track athlete who is a size and speed prospect with inconsistent skills. Production at a lower level of competition was mediocre at best. A developmental player with draftable qualities.
Doug Baldwin WR (Stanford)
Dorson Boyce RBF (Washington)
Chris Carter WR (Cal-Davis)
John Gold P (Texas)
Jesse Hoffman DBC (Eastern Washington)
Neal Howey LBO (Eastern Michigan)
Michael Morgan LBO (Southern Cal)
Brent Osborne OLC (Harvard)
Ron Parker DBC (Newberry)
Caz Piurowski OLT (Florida State)
Josh Portis QB (California – PA)
Chase Reynolds RB (Montana)
Rickey Thenarse DBF (Nebraska)
Ryan Travis RBF (West Liberty State)