And if one of the UDFA’s or late rounders make the 53 they have done something to warrent being developed.
We have talked the rookie WR’s to death. So who stands out to me out of that group?
I have a pretty big list.
On Defense Tony Brown is a UDFA that started out making stupid plays, got to sit a couple weeks and played some good football to finish the season.
He went undrafted but was always listed as a mid round pick on big boards.
He is a gifted athlete and CB’s with size and his being very good in special teams makes him a valueable player to develop.
Now this player is one of my favorite signings from last year.
James Crawford, 6-2 239#, first he is another athletic freak. And no one can question his commitment, he started at DE for Illinois. At his size in the big ten and start? He had started at OLB before that.
The Packers have him making the change to ILB. Seeing him live this last year at first was who s that? Stood out on special teams.
And earned some reps on defense.
This is a player that can compete for reps next year at ILB.
Next Kendall Donnerson, 6-3 249#. Made it to the 53 late in the season. Another athletic freak, 4.48 forty time, 40” vert. Long arms, Green as the practice field, but you can’t teach what he brings physically.
He must have done something right to be brought up to the 53.
Special teams is where it’s at for him, and earn some defensive reps, a perfect example of an developmental player.
A late season addition is a player I mocked quite a few times. Natrell Jamerson correct me but he was a WR that changed to CB then moved to Safety his senior year.
He was drafted by the Saints in the 5th.
He will be in the mix at Safety for 2019.
A name I think most will not know, Brady Sheldon 6-5 230# another freak of an athlete. Small school player ,Ferris State. Played OLB there. Was on the Raiders and Browns Practice Squad, played in two regular season game for the Raiders.
Another perfect example of a developmental player.
The one Post draft UDFA I really liked was Tyler Lancaster. Just a gritty football player.
And at 6-3 313# a pretty good athlete, strong upper body.
He did not look out of place win all the reps he got. He needs to build up more lower body strength to go with the upper. He is not going to be a Kenny Clark , but he is the kind of player that can rotate in and be productive?
All of these players are gifted athletes, and football players. And are being taught by some good coaches. They can make a difference on the 2019 roster.
Second year jumps will be well worth watching in 2019.