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***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby Bootz2004 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:09 pm

Post any news on undrafted players here.

Austin Allen, QB - Arkansas
Sergio Bailey, WR - Eastern Michigan
Cole Boozer, OL - Temple
Donnie Ernsberger, TE - Western Michigan
Demone Harris, DE - Buffalo
Tanner Hudson, TE - Southern Arkansas
Godwin Igwebuike, S - Northwestern
Josh Liddell, S - Arkansas
Trevor Moore, K - North Texas
Evan Perrizo, DE - Minnesota State
Erv Philips, WR - Syracuse
Jason Reese, TE - Missouri
Antonio Simmons, DE - Georgia Tech
Shaun Wilson, RB - Duke
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby Nano » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:10 pm

Buffalo DE Demone Harris
Syracuse WR Erv Phillips
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby Bootz2004 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:10 pm

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Buffalo DE Demone Harris, headed to the Bucs as an undrafted free agent, had five sacks among 9.5 tackles for loss this past season. Four forced fumbles over the last two years ...
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby Nano » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:21 pm

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#Missouri tight end Jason Reese is signing with the #Bucs as a UDFA.
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby Nano » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:26 pm

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Northwestern safety Godwin Igwebuike is signing with the Bucs as an undrafted rookie free agent ...


Trevor Sikkema @TampaBayTre
#GeorgiaTech DE Antonio Simmons is signing with the #Bucs as a UDFA.
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby real bucs fan » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:29 pm

Nano wrote:
Greg Auman @gregauman
Northwestern safety Godwin Igwebuike is signing with the Bucs as an undrafted rookie free agent ...



Amazing. Really not sure how he went undrafted. Legit starting SS talent.
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby Bootz2004 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:41 pm

First rookie minicamp tryout player I can report for the Bucs: Former Virginia Tech kicker Joey Slye. 78 FGs in four years with Hokies, 2-for-3 beyond 50 this past year ...
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby Nano » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:44 pm

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Another rookie minicamp tryout player for Bucs: Incarnate Word punter Joseph Zema. 46.7-yard average in 2017, 31 punts of 50+ yards ...
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby Cheb » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:49 pm

real bucs fan wrote:
Nano wrote:


Amazing. Really not sure how he went undrafted. Legit starting SS talent.


No kidding. He's been flashing at Northwestern for years. I am stoked we signed him. Between him and Whitehead, Conte's ass is grass.
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby Nano » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:02 pm

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Western Michigan TE Donnie Ernsberger is signing with the #Bucs as a UDFA
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby Teitan » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:03 pm

real bucs fan wrote:
Nano wrote:


Amazing. Really not sure how he went undrafted. Legit starting SS talent.


I very much like that signing.
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby Bucs N Beers » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:04 pm

Joey Slye is a decent kicker. Strong leg. Minor accuracy issues (nothing near Aguayo).

Brandon Facyson didn’t get drafted (though Greg Stroman did).

Quentin Meeks to the Jags. Holy moly.
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby Bucs N Beers » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:06 pm

Hercules Mata’afa, Poona Ford, Josh Adams, Quin Blanding, Kurt Benkert still out there
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby Nano » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:09 pm

Bucs N Beers wrote:Hercules Mata’afa, Poona Ford, Josh Adams, Quin Blanding, Kurt Benkert still out there

Mata'afa signed with the Vikings and Benkert signed with the Falcons
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby Brazen331 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:11 pm

Blanding was a 5 star out of HS and he was mocked in the 3rd/4th round. Not sure what they found out about him.
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby Nano » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:12 pm

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Here's a fun one: Brian Bridgewater is 6-5, 282, played basketball at LSU, headed to Bucs per this
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby Nano » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:13 pm

We're also bringing in Arkansas QB Austin Allen
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby real bucs fan » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:14 pm

Cheb wrote:
real bucs fan wrote:
Amazing. Really not sure how he went undrafted. Legit starting SS talent.


No kidding. He's been flashing at Northwestern for years. I am stoked we signed him. Between him and Whitehead, Conte's ass is grass.

Ya, I actually had him ahead of Whitehead, and I liked the Whitehead pick.
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby real bucs fan » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:15 pm

Bucs N Beers wrote:Joey Slye is a decent kicker. Strong leg. Minor accuracy issues (nothing near Aguayo).

Brandon Facyson didn’t get drafted (though Greg Stroman did).


Quentin Meeks to the Jags. Holy moly.

Liked him alot too, but not sure he'd sign here with all the DBs we drafted.
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby Nano » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:17 pm

EMU WR Sergio Bailey
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby Bucs N Beers » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:20 pm

Brazen331 wrote:Blanding was a 5 star out of HS and he was mocked in the 3rd/4th round. Not sure what they found out about him.


Probably that he sucks.
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby Bucs N Beers » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:20 pm

Nano wrote:
Bucs N Beers wrote:Hercules Mata’afa, Poona Ford, Josh Adams, Quin Blanding, Kurt Benkert still out there

Mata'afa signed with the Vikings and Benkert signed with the Falcons


Benkert to the Falcons is a pretty good fit for him.
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby Cheb » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:31 pm

real bucs fan wrote:
Cheb wrote:
No kidding. He's been flashing at Northwestern for years. I am stoked we signed him. Between him and Whitehead, Conte's ass is grass.

Ya, I actually had him ahead of Whitehead, and I liked the Whitehead pick.


If Igwebuike beat out everyone for the starting strong safety spot, including Conte and Stewart and Whitehead, I would not be surprised.
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby Super K » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:40 pm

Cheb wrote:
real bucs fan wrote:
Amazing. Really not sure how he went undrafted. Legit starting SS talent.


No kidding. He's been flashing at Northwestern for years. I am stoked we signed him. Between him and Whitehead, Conte's ass is grass.


Please, PLEASE let this come to fruition!
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby theBKwhopper » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:48 pm

Igwebuike reminds me of TJ Ward
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby SIBucsFan » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:11 pm

Cheb wrote:
real bucs fan wrote:Ya, I actually had him ahead of Whitehead, and I liked the Whitehead pick.


If Igwebuike beat out everyone for the starting strong safety spot, including Conte and Stewart and Whitehead, I would not be surprised.


This guy tested grest physically at the combine. 4.44 40yd, 35.5” vert, 128.0” broad, seems to have been a very productive player at a high level of competition. His size doesn’t wow you but 5’11” 213 lbs. isn’t bad at all when taking into consideration his athletic ability. From what I read he’s a good football player who struggles in some aspects in coverage. He’s highly intelligent and couple with his athleticism his problems with coverage should be at least somewhat correctable.

I think this UDFA signing is something to be excited about. Feels like another mid-round pick.
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby SIBucsFan » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:13 pm

walterfootball list compiled by them

Austin Allen, QB, Arkansas
Sergio Bailey, WR, Eastern Michigan
Cole Boozer, OT, Temple
Donnie Ernsberger, TE, Western Michigan
Riley Ferguson, QB, Memphis
Demone Harris, DE, Buffalo
Tanner Hudson, TE, South Arkansas
Godwin Igwebuike, S, Northwestern
Trevor Moore, K, North Texas
Evan Perrizo, DE, Minnesota State
Ervin Philips, WR, Syracuse
Jason Reese, TE, Missouri
Antonio Simmons, DE, Georgia Tech
Shaun Wilson, RB, Duke

Read more: http://walterfootball.com/draft/UDFASig ... z5E20dQ6fT
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby real bucs fan » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:18 pm

SIBucsFan wrote:
Cheb wrote:
If Igwebuike beat out everyone for the starting strong safety spot, including Conte and Stewart and Whitehead, I would not be surprised.


This guy tested grest physically at the combine. 4.44 40yd, 35.5” vert, 128.0” broad, seems to have been a very productive player at a high level of competition. His size doesn’t wow you but 5’11” 213 lbs. isn’t bad at all when taking into consideration his athletic ability. From what I read he’s a good football player who struggles in some aspects in coverage. He’s highly intelligent and couple with his athleticism his problems with coverage should be at least somewhat correctable.

I think this UDFA signing is something to be excited about. Feels like another mid-round pick.

He also was the emotional leader of that defence.
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby Naismith » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:05 am

Naismith wrote:My guys that I really like outside of the obvious guys at the top:

Marcus Davenport [NOPE], Nick Chubb [NOPE], Kemoko Turay [NOPE], Josh Sweat [NOPE], Jullian Taylor [NOPE], Desmond Harrison [NOPE], Dante Pettis [NOPE] and my favorite UDFA guy, Julian Allen.



They didn't draft a tight end, and there are four confirmed — Missouri TE Jason Reese, Western Michigan TE Donnie Ernsberger, Southern Miss TE Julian Allen, Southern Arkansas TE Tanner Hudson. Again, some of these might just be tryout contracts.

VICTORY!
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Re: ***Official 2018 Undrafted Free Agent Thread***

Postby mdb1958 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:23 am

They want to limit the success rate down to a 1 one camp wonder who makes the roster only to be ran back and forth from the practice squad.
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