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Chargers come to terms with 20 rookie free agents

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by LT-Express, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. LT-Express

    LT-Express Bolttalk.com Janitor since 06' Staff Member Super Moderator

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    http://www.chargers.com/news/articl...e-Agents/c082e4b2-95d4-49a8-907e-cfab1c9ae31b

    Addae, Jahleel DB Central Michigan
    Becton, Nick T Virginia Tech
    Beltre, Frank LB Towson
    Brown, Greg DB Kansas
    Cotton, Ben TE Nebraska
    Cromartie, Marcus DB Wisconsin
    Gardner, Courtney WR Sierra College
    Geathers, Kwame NT Georgia
    Hill, Michael RB Missouri Western
    Jerideau, Byron NT South Carolina
    Johnson, Josh DB Purdue
    Kent, Richard P Vanderbilt
    McFarland, Jamarkus DE Oklahoma
    Molls, Daniel LB Toledo
    Moore, Brandon DE Texas
    Okoro, Kenny DB Wake Forest
    Richards, Randy` T Missouri State
    Rolf, David TE Utah
    Tasker, Luke WR Cornell
    Walker, Devan LB Southeastern Louisiana
     
  2. Kj1551

    Kj1551 BoltTalker

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    Time to start googling down the list
     
  3. LT-Express

    LT-Express Bolttalk.com Janitor since 06' Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Jerideau is a decent pick up...so is Geathers. 1 of them could have a roster spot at NT.
     
  4. Lance19

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    TE David Rolf was my dry cleaner, and he's also a decent edge blocker.
     
  5. Kj1551

    Kj1551 BoltTalker

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    Look up Michael Hill. He played D2 but dude looks legit. Breaks tackles, has breakaway speed, he looks like he can be a player here when Mathews goes down..
     
  6. LT-Express

    LT-Express Bolttalk.com Janitor since 06' Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Are you referring to the Michael Hill from Missouri Western, or Missouri Southern? Something like that, If so I have seen tape on him yes. The limited tape he has, I see breakaway speed against D2 level competition. Not sure if that would translate to running away from the likes of LSU, Alabama, FSU, or the Florida's of the world with world class athletes.
     
  7. Kj1551

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    Yeah he seems to run between a 4.5-4.7 no idea how that will translate with the big boys, but well see in camp.
     
  8. LT-Express

    LT-Express Bolttalk.com Janitor since 06' Staff Member Super Moderator

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    It's not saying he couldn't, just saying the only tape I see is against that type of competition and that's not his fault. If I could see tape of him against a D1 opponent I could get a better assesment.
     
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    01/19/13 - Michael Hill received a surprise invitation to the first Raycom College Football All-Star Classic, but looked like he belonged. Hill rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries to lead the Stripes to a 31-3 victory over the Stars six days after getting the phone call that a spot had come available. "You never know what to expect coming from Division II," said Hill said. "You hear about the SEC and all that speed. "I thought I could come compete and play with speed, too. I didn't know what to expect. I guess I fit in." He did indeed, flashing speed, moves and big-play ability in a game that featured 22 players from the Southeastern Conference.
    Hill was chosen offensive MVP by NFL scouts and had runs of 44 and 49 yards for two of the game's biggest plays, both setting up his touchdowns. The defensive MVP was Charles James of FCS Charleston Southern, who had two tackles and a pass breakup that resulted in a third-quarter interception. - AP Sports


    A D1 game, wonder if we can find tape of that

    There's been a ton of undrafted free agent rbs who could make an impact. I'm rooting for this guy.
     
  10. LT-Express

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    As it may have been, the defensive MVP was a guy from Charleston Southern. I will see what I can dig up from my spots and see who was all in the game tomorrow.
     
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    Was pretty disappointed we didn't sign Matt Summers-Gavin UDFA. I figured we take him since we already took two other players from CAL, and we obviously scouted there. I thought he was gonna go in the 6th round, yet he went undrafted. I think the Bills may have got him.
     
  12. HollywoodLeo

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    Western is the one we signed according to the list up there.

    And here's a youtube I found

     
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    I like the sound of Randy Richards lol :p
     
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    Gosh I feel like every year lately I get excited about one of our late round / UDFA RBs. Shawnbrey McNeal, Jordan Todman, Edwin Baker, Michael Hayes, Isacc Odim etc...

    Gotta see these guys get NFL carries before we even bat an eye at them.
     
  15. Lance19

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    Can you just imagine what a logistical sh/tstorm the war room must be on
    the final day of the draft? After all 7 rounds finally, mercifully are over,
    then you've got to scurry like Hell to beat 31 other GMs to the UDFAs
    and get 20 more commitments & signed contracts. Sure, some are almost
    certainly pre-agreed-upon contingencies, but still...what a nightmare...
    especially since it begins the second the draft ends. No thank you!
     
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    Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours.
     
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    Manase Foketi is still out there, he could develop into something. We missed out on Alvin Bailey to the damn Seachickens. Joe D can develop undrafted guys into solid starters, just take a look at what he did in Buffalo it speaks for itself.
     
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    Foketi signed with Denver.
     
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    All guys I like, who have potential of making the roster or atleast the practice squad. A guy like Courtney Gardner, once he gets NFL reads down, will be a steal. Ben Cotton, as LBC stated could be move to OT, think that would be great fit in the ZBS for a guy who CAN block, has the athleticism, might take 2 years to develop.

    Kwame Geathers or Byron Jerideau will make the 53 man roster at NT, Josh Johnson or Marcus Cromartie will make the 53 man roster at CB, and Nick Becton, should of probably been drafted, could be developed into a starting LOT in the near future.

    I really like the Jahleel Addae and Michael Hill signings too.

    I can't wait until we raid the Broncos' practice squad. They have about 10 offensive linemen who can make an NFL 53 man roster and thats not including OT's Vinston Painter and Manase Foketi and would be absolutely awesome if we stole Quanterus Smith from them, though I doubt it will happen.
     
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    Geathers is really impressive, he has a ton of talent and is very moldable. He was supposed to be the starter this year for GA and has the size that you can't teach.

    Becton could've been a starter earlier but was behind an established player for two years. Could work his way up very quickly.
     
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    The current roster though, not including all these rookies, is going to be relatively young. We might be in the running with the Colts and a few others as youngest in the league. We only have 9 players 30 or older out of 60+
     
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    Starting to like this kid Becton's chances of making the roster.. You might say "Next Mike Harris", but Harris only had experience at ROT, and was used mostly as an OG at UCLA.
     
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    Of course, when your GM is Doogie Houser...

    Doogie Telescopo.png
     
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    Maybe consider that a good thing since we were in the running for oldest roster last season. Change was coming, this is just part of the process.
     
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    I love it, not complaining just putting it out there.
     
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    hash_tag_nat KISS THE RING.

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    not sure why anybody isn't talking about Jahleel from central mich. scouts love him and i do too. thumper. athletic. and is smart, know when to dial it back. saw some good things when researching him. hope he makes the squad. at least as a special teamer.
     
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    We wanted to, we really did. But no one knew how to pronounce the name:D hahah
    I did hear good things about him though


    Other note, I really hope this Nick Becton kid pans out, I went back and watched a little bit of the combine work outs just to kind of put a name to the face with a couple of these kids. He loked very smooth going through most of the drills. Some also may have projected him to be a 4th-7th rounder. I hope he turns out to be a steal.
     
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    Before the draft I saw this picture, that's one big dude 6'5" 340lbs

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    Nick Becton 6'5" 320lbs

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