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UDFA Signings?

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by paceram, May 10, 2014.

  1. Tron

    Tron Fights for the User

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    how long can players be on the practice squad? I think he can eventually make an impact, but not sure he can beat out our current TE's.
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    http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2013/8/31/4677982/nfl-practice-squad-salary-rules-eligibility
    • A player is eligible if he does not have an accrued season of NFL experience. Players gain an accrued season by being on the active roster for at least six games.
    • If a player has one accrued season, they can still be practice squad eligible if they were on the 45-man active gameday roster for less than nine regular season games.
    • A player is deemed to have served a season on the practice squad if he remains on the practice squad for at least three weeks. Players are eligible to be on the practice squad for two seasons.
    • Players can be eligible for a third practice squad season if their team maintains no less than 53 players on the active/inactive list at all times.
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    TheDYVKX Well-Known Member

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    Watched some Ethan Westbrooks, or at least what I could find. He's impressive, just raw and bad competition. Don't think he can make our roster, but then again he's extremely talented and you never know. Definitely a great UDFA pickup.
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    Marcus Roberson, Victor Hampton, Louchiez Purifoy all still available I believe. We know why Purifoy dropped, but why did the other two? Those are talented guys.
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    Which UDFA players do you think have the best chance of making the Rams roster this season?
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    I think the most likely is one of the DBs, Avery Cunningham (who's very versatile) and Jarrid Bryant (really big, 6'4" and athletic). We need help there and if one of them stands out, they can make it.

    One of the blockers, FB Kadeem Jones or TE Alex Bayer has a pretty good chance to make our roster and take McNeil's spot. Neither inspire me much though.

    One of the LBs could make the roster as depth, though we don't need one. Don't know much about them, but from what I've seen, not inspired.

    I like Trey Watts at RB and Emmanuel McCray at OT as depth guys. Watts is an RB but not likely at all to make our roster. McCray has a pretty decent chance to make it over our bottom of the roster guys.

    Westbrooks is probably the least likely due to the nature of the position.

    Doubt the receivers have any chance.
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    Emmanuel McCray, OL, Ole Miss
    http://olehottytoddy.com/2013/08/28/45-in-45-no-5-emmanuel-mccray/
    2012 Season: McCray started his first game at Ole Miss last season and wound up starting all 13 at left tackle. McCray performed well last season and has earned his way into talk of a late-round draft pick next April.
    Value: Now, you are going to hear the wolves call for Laremy Tunsil regardless of how McCray plays. That’s what happens when your coaches sign the top offensive line prospect in the country. It doesn’t matter though as head coach Hugh Freeze will go with the senior at left tackle while giving Tunsil some looks as the second string.

    There are no SEC starts at left tackle left on the roster aside from McCray. McCray does a great job of keeping Bo Wallace upright and if he stays healthy it is invaluable to the Rebels. He doesn’t make the most noise, he doesn’t call for the brightest spotlight, but he is one of the most important cogs in getting the Rebels trending upward this season.


    http://www.olemisssports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/mccray_emmanuel00.html
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    Trey Watts might be our Bennny Cunnigham sleeper of last year.
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    He has nice cutting ability. I love late round / UDFA running backs!
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    Yes, I really like Trey Watts. I just don't know if he'll make the team, it will be very tough for him. We have a pretty good RB group at this point IMO.
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    I don't really know any of these guys but for some reason I'm not as enthused about them like I was with last year's crop. I'm looking forwaard to getting to know them in TC.

    Although I'm not including the guys we signed before the draft. They intrigue me.
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    He looks very quick and has great cutting ability, but for someone his size I think he needs to be a bit faster once he hits daylight. Overall, however, a good UDFA. I feel bad for him, because I just don't see a place, at all, for him on this team
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    Still five guys out there I would love to add:

    Victor Hampton | 5'9, 197 pounds | Cornerback | South Carolina
    Marcus Roberson | 6'0 1/4, 191 pounds | Cornerback | Florida
    Loucheiz Purifoy | 5'11 1/2, 190 pounds | Cornerback | Florida
    Colt Lyerla | 6'3 7/8, 242 pounds | Tight end
    Joe Don Duncan | 6'3, 268 pounds | Tight end | Dixie State

    One of the cornerbacks at least.
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    @DougKyedNESN: Florida CB Marcus Roberson will sign as an undrafted free agent with the Rams, according to a source.
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    Now that is a good FA pickup. Was really surprised he went undrafted. Not like is he had off field concerns like Purifoy(unless I just haven't heard.
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    Really wish we could have more players than 53 in the end.
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    I didn't like Roberson as a draft pick because he didn't seem to recover from his knee issues, but he's certainly worth bringing in as a UDFA. If he can bounce back we may have stolen a legit cover corner.
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    Best UDFA in my opinion. Was a top 5 cover corner in the draft to me, just not very physical at all, especially in the run game. He also had those injury issues.

    Hammer on the PD board said something to this effect, which I agree with:
    "Covers like Tarzan, tackles like Jane".

    If we can get him to play more physical and overcome the injuries, he will be one of the better corners in the league.
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    Would love to get Victor Hampton now.
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    Given that the Rams kept 5 RBs on last year's roster, and given Pead's seemingly tenuous hold on a roster spot, I'd say Watts has a legitimate chance at making the team as a ST ace. He looks like patient runner, but he was caught from behind a couple of times on that video.