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steelerkeylargo
04-30-2011, 08:22 PM
Here is my list of the best players still available. Too bad we can't get at them.


http://thenationalfootballreport.com/20 ... nfl-draft/ (http://thenationalfootballreport.com/2011/04/30/list-of-best-udfas-for-2011-nfl-draft/)

calmkiller
04-30-2011, 08:29 PM
First Noel Devine isn't good enough to be drafted....now hes not even good enough to be an UDFA? sure....

steelerkeylargo
04-30-2011, 08:31 PM
First Noel Devine isn't good enough to be drafted....now hes not even good enough to be an UDFA? sure....

I just put him on, probly as you were writing your post. As much as I try to remember all 254 drafted players it aint easy.

calmkiller
04-30-2011, 08:38 PM
Gah You are such a slacker! lol

Shawn
04-30-2011, 09:33 PM
I would like to bring in Devine, Clay, Sanzenbacher and Mims.

hawaiiansteel
05-01-2011, 08:00 PM
Sunday, May 01, 2011

Possible Steelers Undrafted Free Agent Targets List


In a normal year following the draft, the Steelers usually have already called undrafted free agents and have their agreements in place with them. With the lockout still in place following the draft, no free agent signings can take place until the new league year starts. This could be as early as Monday or could roll on much, much longer.

Below is a list I have created of possible target candidates to be signed by the Steelers as undrafted free agents. Feel free to suggest more in the comments. Currently I have the Steelers with 57 players under contract so you could see a few more undrafted free agents signed than usual until they get the draft picks and free agents under contract. NFL roster limits during the offseason are 80 players under contract.

DE Brandon Bair (Oregon)
CB Kendric Burney (North Carolina)
TE Wesley Saunders (South Carolina)
TE Charlie Gantt (Michigan State)
TE Preston Dial (Alabama)
NT Ian Williams (Notre Dame)
NT Anthony Gray (Southern Miss)
ILB Mario Harvey (Marshall)
ILB Mark Herzlich (Boston College)
G Zach Hurd (Conneticut)
T Jariel King (South Carolina)
S Deunta Williams (North Carolina)
S Deandre McDaniel (Clemson)
S Jeron Johnson (Boise State)
S Davon Morgan (Virginia Tech)
S Joe Lefeged (Rutgers)
RB Noel Devine (West Virginia)
RB Mario Fannin (Auburn)
RB Derrek Locke (Kentucky)
WR DeAndre Brown (Southern Miss)
WR Terrence Toliver (LSU)
WR Darvin Adams (Auburn)
K Kai Forbath (UCLA)

http://www.steelersdepot.com/2011/05/po ... gets-list/ (http://www.steelersdepot.com/2011/05/possible-steelers-undrafted-free-agent-targets-list/)

birtikidis
05-01-2011, 08:18 PM
First Noel Devine isn't good enough to be drafted....now hes not even good enough to be an UDFA? sure....

I just put him on, probly as you were writing your post. As much as I try to remember all 254 drafted players it aint easy.
I knew you were just a hack. :lol:

hawaiiansteel
05-01-2011, 08:29 PM
A look at the top prospects still available, after the draft

Posted by Evan Silva on May 1, 2011


Well, they’re not really “draft prospects” anymore.

The 2011 NFL draft ended Saturday evening. The highest profile player not selected was Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich.

But here’s a look at other undrafted free agents with relatively big names and/or impressive college careers. Due to the league’s transactions freeze, these guys are probably currently fielding calls from the UFL and AFL. In a normal year, they’d already be signing with NFL teams:

1. West Virginia running back Noel Devine.

The pint-sized Devine was a three-time All-Big East pick after entering college as the nation’s No. 15 overall high school recruit. He averaged 5.92 yards per carry in his career and ran a 4.43 forty at the Mountaineers’ March 17 Pro Day. But perhaps 827 touches in college took too much of a toll on Devine’s 5-foot-7, 160-180 pound frame. His per-play production dropped dramatically as a senior.

2. Delaware quarterback Pat Devlin.

We’ve seen Devlin play quite a bit and were never impressed, but a lot of folks would’ve bet he’d at least get drafted. A former four-star recruit at Penn State, Devlin transferred to D-IAA Delaware and was hailed in some circles as “the next Joe Flacco” after throwing 22 touchdown passes compared to three interceptions as a senior. We suspect the same people who made the Flacco comparisons never actually watched Devlin.

3. Wisconsin running back John Clay.

Clay was smart to leave Wisconsin early because “backups” Montee Ball and James White are much better than him. (Remember the names: We’ll see Ball and White in the big leagues in a few years.) But let’s not forget that the bulldozing Clay was the 2009 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. Even after shedding 30-some pounds after the Badgers’ season ended, however, Clay managed just a 4.87 forty time at the Combine. That’s way too slow for an NFL back.

4. Florida safety Will Hill.

Hill was a five-star high school recruit. We’re not aware of a single pre-draft visit or workout he was invited to aside from the Giants’ “local prospects day,” however, after this series of bad decisions was publicly revealed.

5. Clemson safety DeAndre McDaniel.

McDaniel has an off-field flag in his background, but he was awfully productive at Clemson. He picked off 15 passes in his college career and led the Tigers in tackles last season. McDaniel was an ACC Academic Honor Roll pick in 2009 and 2010, so he’s no dummy. There are questions about McDaniel’s range as a safety. Some projected him to linebacker.

6. South Carolina tight end Weslye Saunders.

A Mel Kiper favorite before not playing a snap in 2010 due to an NCAA suspension, Saunders was a big-time recruit out of high school. It’s probably not surprising he went undrafted because Saunders needs foot surgery and has numerous character flags. He also wasn’t very productive for Steve Spurrier, managing six career touchdowns.

7. Auburn running back Mario Fannin.

Fannin was a career backup for the Tigers, but seemed flier worthy because of his ridiculous size-speed combo. At 5-foot-10, 231, Fannin blazed the Combine track with a 4.38 forty. He also displayed plenty of passing-game value for the defending BCS Champs, setting Auburn school records for receptions and receiving yards by a running back.

8. Virginia Tech running back Darren Evans.

Evans left early for the draft after starting ahead of a banged-up Ryan Williams at Virginia Tech last season. Williams, of course, was the 38th overall pick. Evans is a bruiser at 6-foot, 227, and ran a very respectable 4.58 forty at the Combine. Perhaps his fall was medical-related? Evans missed the entire 2009 season with a torn left ACL.

9. Indiana quarterback Ben Chappell.

Chappell is an erratic thrower, but he has a big arm and certainly could’ve turned some heads in a camp. An annual Big Ten All-Academic pick, Chappell threw 24 touchdowns compared to just nine interceptions as a senior and weighed in at 6-foot-2, 224 during his March 20 Pro Day after playing a bit overweight at Indiana. He’s a gunslinger.

10. Stanford linebacker/defensive end Tom Keiser.

Something is up with Keiser. The four-year junior was a surprise early entrant into the draft. He was snubbed for a Combine invite, then reportedly didn’t have a single team send representatives to his April 14 individual workout. Keiser racked up 19.5 career sacks and 31.5 tackles for loss in three seasons under Jim Harbaugh and Vic Fangio. We suspect he’ll be on the 49ers’ short list if undrafted free agents are allowed to sign at some point.

Others: Baldwin-Wallace defensive end/outside linebacker Keith Darbut, Texas Tech quarterback Taylor Potts, Marshall linebacker Mario Harvey, Auburn center Ryan Pugh, Miami running back Graig Cooper, Syracuse center Ryan Bartholomew, Auburn wide receiver Darvin Adams, Wisconsin quarterback Scott Tolzien, Notre Dame defensive tackle Ian Williams, UConn linebacker Scott Lutrus, North Carolina safety Deunta Williams, North Carolina cornerback Kendric Burney, Rutgers safety Joe Lefeged, Pittsburgh fullback Henry Hynoski, LSU wide receiver Terrance Toliver, Ohio State wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... the-draft/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/05/01/a-look-at-the-top-prospects-still-available-after-the-draft/)

ramblinjim
05-02-2011, 08:59 AM
I like the Joe Lefeged kid from Rutgers. I probably had him as a third round pick in a mock draft at some point (thankfully, I don't get paid to draft). But IIRC, he has a lot of speed and our safety position could use some.

Oviedo
05-02-2011, 11:06 AM
I'll take:

LB Mark Herzlich--future inside LB depth
TE Schuylar Oorndt--back up for Spaeth
OG Zach Hurd--mean nasty who could surprise
DT Ian Williams--Hoke replacement in future
WR Ricardo Lockett--outside speed option
FB--Henry Hynoski---get rid of E. Johnson who is horrible

steelblood
05-02-2011, 11:07 AM
If the lockout is lifted this week, I have my money on 2 of these guys making our team. Certainly a UDFA kicker will get a shot. Possibly a blocking TE, a QB (for when Batch or Lefty goes down in preseason - you know that will happen), a RB, an h-back like Dial could beat out D.J., a safety like Deunta williams or deandre mcdaniel, a NT, etc.

PSU_dropout43
05-02-2011, 11:38 AM
I'll take:

LB Mark Herzlich--future inside LB depth
TE Schuylar Oorndt--back up for Spaeth
OG Zach Hurd--mean nasty who could surprise
DT Ian Williams--Hoke replacement in future
WR Ricardo Lockett--outside speed option
FB--Henry Hynoski---get rid of E. Johnson who is horrible
nice list.

my addition...

QB Mike Hartline (Kentucky)
WR Jeffrey Maehl (Oregon)
DE Pierre Allen (Nebraska)
DL Corbin Bryant (Northwestern)