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Post Undrafted players crucial to rookie classes
Plus they are cheap.

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Undrafted players crucial to rookie classes
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The AFC East is loaded with great examples.

Seven undrafted players started at least four games for division-champion New England last year: receiver Wes Welker, guards Stephen Neal and Dan Connolly, defensive lineman Mike Wright, inside linebacker Gary Guyton, outside linebacker Pierre Woods and safety Brandon McGowan.

The Dolphins relied on fullback Lousaka Polite, receivers Davone Bess and Greg Camarillo, tight end Joey Haynos and outside linebacker Cameron Wake, none of whom were drafted.

Bills running back Fred Jackson wasn't drafted, but he rushed for over 1,000 yards last year. Strong safety George Wilson evolved into a reliable starter.

The Jets fielded their share of draft-day oversights, including fullback Tony Richardson, right guard Brandon Moore, inside linebacker Bart Scott and safety Jim Leonhard.

That's a lot of quality players who weren't good enough to see their name crawl across the bottom of ESPN's draft telecast.


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Post Re: Undrafted players crucial to rookie classes
NT Travis Ivey will be given every chance to make this team. He has the size and power, as he did 29 reps at 225 lbs and can anchor and handle the double team. His problem has been health and possible motor issues. He's a nice athlete for such a big man.

DT Vince Oghobaase is another kid I think has a chance of making the team, as he has impressive size and athleticism. 6'5, 302 lbs. 165 tackles, 36.5 TFL and 14.0 sacks is pretty impressive for a DT.

Marlon Moore,the WR from Fresno State may have a slight chance because of his punt return ability. But we know Miami loves big people up front.

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And let's not forget my boy Kyle Harrington out of UMass!!

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Post Re: Undrafted players crucial to rookie classes
It's a little misleading that they list Wes Welker as one of the Pats UDFA's. It's not like they found him and signed him as an unknown player. They signed him after he'd been in the league for a few years.


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