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Possible Late Round-UDFA Gems

Gutten Abend! (I do know German, "Gutten Abend" means "Good Evening".

According the CBS Sports "Big Board" (yes, I'm sticking with CBS Sports because it is easy to access), it appears that there will be a run on QBs in the second round. The Bills will possibly jump on Geno Smith with the 8th pick (even though CBS ranks him as the 21st prospect on their "Big Board. This means that Barkley, Manuel, and Nassib, and possibly Tyler Wilson, will be drafted in the second round. Mike Glennon and Tyler Bray are sliding down the draft board. Glennon is currently at #77 and Bray is at #92. It is possibly that they slide some more.

Here are some players that I think could still be available in the fourth round or later, including UDFA. The players listed are players that I think will be solid starters in the NFL, including some who could be HOF, but that is a long time from now. We will go by position, starting with OB, ending with LS (even though we don't need a K, P, or LS, I am still including them).

So, here we go

Quarterbacks:

Mike Glennon: NC State.

Glennon is a borderline later round prospect, because he is currently ranked at #77, but downward momentum may cause him to fall into the fourth round. Glennon is 6'7", but could probably add a little bulk, since he only weighs 225 Lbs. His footwork needs some help, as well as accuracy, but for a later round prospect, he'd be pretty good. Hr did have the strongest arm out of any QB in this draft class at the Senior Bowl. Compares to Derek Anderson, but has the potential to do better than what Anderson has.

Tyler Bray: Tennessee.

Bray has good arm talent, and confidence that he can fit the ball into tight windows. He is a bit lazy when it comes to fundamentals, but has a quick release. Bray is 6'6", 232 Lbs. He compares to Jay Cuttler. Ranked at #92.

Matt Scott: Arizona.

Dual threat QB. Has good mobility. Elusive in the pocket. Quick release. Good when on the move, especially towards the right. Consistently hits his WRs in stride, giving them the opportunity to pick up big chunks of yardage. Would be the perfect candidate to add to our QB Competition, although I think Gabbert would win, I think Scott would be a better, cheaper option than Henne. I think Gabbert would be the starter here because Coach Bradley may decide to keep Scott on the bench and develop him to take over if Gabbert does not return. Scott is 6'2", 213 Lbs. He is ranked at #102 on CBS Sports' "Big Board".

Zac Dysert: Miami (OH).

Good accuracy; Good touch on intermediate and deep routes. Not afraid to run. Not really elusive, but know where he has to go to keep the chains moving. 6'3", 231 Lbs. Ranked at #142 on the "Big Board".

Ryan Griffin: Tulane.

Looks the part of an NFL QB. 6'4", 221 Lbs. Ranked at #208 on the "Big Board".

Other Possibilities at QB:

Jeff Tuel, Jordan Rogers, Sean Renfree, Brad Sorenson, and Colby Cameron.

Running Backs:

Christine Micheal: Texas a&M

Christine Micheal is 5'10", 220 Lbs. He ran the 40 yard dash in 4.43 Seconds. Quick to the hole. Excellent vision for cutbacks. Good acceleration and agility to elude defenders. Breaks tackles with a nice spin move and has a strong stiff arm. Did not perform well in pass protection. Injury/Attitude/Coach ability concerns. Ranked 94th on the big board.

Joseph Randalle: Oklahoma State

Good in pass protection. very good RB. Would be ranked higher on my board than Micheal, but Randalle does have ball security issues. He is a vocal leader. He is a little rough around the edges, but give him two years or so and he will one of the better RBs in the league. His biggest weakness is his ball security, but he also needs to improve his vision and maintain pad level, sometimes running too upright. Physical runner who has the balance to bounce off defenders and pick up chunks o yardage. 6'0". 204 Lbs. Ranked 127th on the big board.

Marcus Lattimore: South Carolina

5'11", 221 Lbs. Possibly the best RB in this draft class. Was once ranked as the best RB in the class, but his stock fell rapidly after his nasty knee injury. Does everything pretty well. The main concern is will he be able to return to his production prior to the injury? No one knows the answer to this question. Ranked 138th on the big board.

Kerwynn Williams: Utah State

5'8", 195 Lbs. Has experience as a kick returner. Ran the 40 yard dash in 4.44 seconds. Reliable receiver out of the backfield, even lining up in the slot. Compares to LaRod Stephens-Howling. Ranked 159th on the big board.

Latavius Murray: UCF

I don't know much about Murray, but I do know that he is 6'3", 223 Lbs and ran the 40 yard dash in 4.39 seconds, which is fast for a RB his size. Ranked 213th on the Big Board.

Other Possibilities at RB:

Zac Stacey, Ontario McCalebb, Micheal Ford, Rex Burkhead, Matt Brown.

Fullbacks:

Kyle Juszczyk, Lonnie Pryor, Zach Line, Tommy Bohanon, Braden Wilson.

Wide Receivers:

Marquise Goodwin: Texas.

5"9", 183 Lbs. Ran the 40 yard dash in 4.21 SECONDS! somewhat raw route runner. Can be jammed at the line of scrimmage. Undersized, only able to be a slot receiver, but can also return kicks and punts. Ranked 93th on the big board.

Ryan Swope: Texas A&M.

6'0", 205 Lbs. Ran the 40 yard dash in 4.28 seconds. Would make a great slot receiver. Would be a nice addiion to our roster. Stretches the field. Compares to Brandon Stokley. Ranked 108th on the big board.

Aaron Dobson: Marshall.

6'3", 210 Lbs. Ran the 40 yard dash in 4.43 seconds. Makes difficult catches. Compares too Sidney Rice. Ranked 117th on the big board.

Aaron Mellette: Elon.

6'3", 217 Lbs. Ran the 40 yard dash in 4.45 seconds. Has the tools to be successful, but needs refinement in most areas of his game. Flexible out of his cuts, but struggles getting separation. Route running needs some help. Ranked 178th on the big board.

Rodney Smith: Florida State.

6'5", 225 Lbs. Good combination of size and athleticism for the position. Ran the 40 yard dash in 4.43 seconds. Needs to play up to his hight. Needs to stay focused. Needs to improve route running. Can be out muscled by defenders. Needs to add bulk.He can be a good WR, but he does need to do the above things to succeed. I'm confident that he can, just not sure if he is worth more than a late 7th round pick. Ranked 242nd on the big board.

Other Possibilities:

Taylor Stockemer, Brandon Kaufman, Tyrone Goard, DeVonte Christopher, Dan Buchner.

Tight Ends:

Joseph Fauria (UDFA), Matt Furstenburg, Ryan Otten, Jake Stoneburner, Zach Sudfield.

Offensive Tackles:

Reid Fragel, Ricky Wagner, xavior Nixon, Rodger Gaines, Luke Marquardt (6'9").

Offensive Guards:

Alvin Bailey, J.C. Tretter.

Centers:

Barrett Jones, Khaled Holmes, Braxton Cave.

Defensive Ends:

Micheal Buchannon, Devin Taylor Joe Kruger, Quanteres Smith.

Defensive Tackles:

T.J. Barnes, Kwame Gathers, Quinton Dial.

OLB:

Chase Thomas, Xavior Gooden, Gerald Hodges, Sean Porter, Archibald Barnes.

ILB:

Kevin Riddick, Nico Johnson, Jelani Jenkins, Kieth Pough.

CB:

Jordan Poyor, B.W. Webb, Sanders Commings, Kieth McGill.

FS:

T.J. McDonald, Cody Davis.

SS:

Duke Williams, Zeke Motta, Robert Lester, Cooper Taylor.

Kickers:

Dustin Hopkins.

Punters:

Jeff Locke.

Long Snappers:

Luke Ingram.

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