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Tyler Heads List of Undrafted Free Agents

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Tyler Heads List of Undrafted Free Agents

A flurry of undrafted free agent signings took place after the NFL Draft on Saturday, and the Green Bay Packers have already added a plethora of new players.

Here's a list of player the Packers have reportedly signed comprised from similar reports and listings at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Green Bay Press-Gazette, Packer Report and NEPatriotsDraft.com.

The headliner of the Packers' undrafted signings might be Southern Cal running back Marc Tyler who's the son of former Pro Bowl running back Wendall Tyler, led USC with 913 yards rushing in 2010, and was suspended for one game in 2011 in part because of comments caught on TMZ that USC players were paid more than NFL players.

Here's the rest of the alleged and unconfirmed signings. It's very possible that some of these may only be tryouts with the Packers who typically have a large number of tryouts during their rookie orientation camp in two weeks.

  • Minnesota running back Duane Bennett
  • Winston-Salem fullback/running back Nic Cooper
  • South Dakota State wide receiver Dale Moss
  • Iowa State wide receiver Darius Reynolds
  • Buffalo wide receiver Marcus Rivers
  • Minnesota H-back/tight end Eric Lair
  • Wake Forest tight end Cameron Ford
  • Virginia Tech offensive lineman Jaymes Brooks
  • West Virginia offensive lineman Don Barclay
  • San Diego State offensive lineman Tommie Draheim
  • Michigan Tech defensive lineman Drew Vanderlin
  • Tulane outside linebacker Dezman Moses
  • New Mexico outside linebacker Jaymar Latchison
  • Southern Utah cornerback Dion Turner
  • Vanderbilt safety Sean Richardson

Others who appear headed to Green Bay on a tryout basis are Southern Mississippi defensive lineman Anthony Gray––a first-year player who signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers last year but was cut, Arkansas guard Grant Cook, Virginia safety Dom Joseph, Wisconsin-Stout tackle Tyler Butzler and Minnesota-Duluth kicker Dave Nadeau.

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Jamie's picture

Two that look like players, but may not make the team due to position depth:

Cameron Ford - TE (really like how technically sound and crafty he is with his blocking, moves really well) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nPgw5i5xVs&sns=tw

Marcus Rivers - WR (explodes off the LOS, has a great second gear) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7CsMnXm2Fk&sns=tw

jrunde10's picture

Agree on Rivers second gear. Nice Links.

Ademi's picture

Personally I like Duane Bennett. The offense seemed to set him up in an inside run formation, but suddenly he would juke a defender, get to the outside, and run along the sidelines. I also like his receiving abilities, of course I don't have access to all his tape but from what i have seen he can catch quite well, and knows how to run it for good yardage. At the end of his highlights he shows some great pass-blocking abilities, he seems to use his strength to 'blow-up' a defender, taking them out of play. He appears more like a power-runner to me, he runs a 4.62 in the 40 and weighs 213 pounds.

ted, of bill and ted's picture

his blocking stands out; he really looks to lay the wood

ebongreen's picture

I'm hopeful about Moss from SD State. As I've said elsewhere, the Packers have speed guys and they have tall guys, but I don't think they have a tall speed guy to mismatch deep against shorter CBs. I was hoping the Packers might get Greg Childs (Ark), but the Vikings took him in the fourth.

If Moss has intangibles to go with his measurables, we'd have the big deep threat outside to open things up underneath for everyone else, making the passing game that much more dangerous. He'd be the Packers' version of Calvin Johnson or Stephen Hill - I don't see that Jordy (as good as he is) qualifies.

Jeremy's picture

I wonder how they missed out on Ohio St C Mike Brewster. I thought there was a good chance he'd sign with the Packers. Maybe teams didn't like him as much as the writers did because he signed with the Jaguars, yuck!

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

Brian, what was the deal with Chris Polk going undrafted? I saw he signed now, but I thought he would have been well worth a seventh for us... Why was he avoided like the plague?

GBP 4 LIFE

j's picture

Degenerative hip condition. Like buying milk that with closer expiration date than all the other cartons

Nononsense's picture

Injuries most likely Fitz, that would be my guess anyway.

I agree with Ebongreen, Dale Moss stands out to me as the best of the UDFAs we signed. I was very impressed with him during his pro day workout and even though hes only played one year at WR he put up decent numbers with a wildly inaccurate QB.

If you see some of his catches in his highlight video hes using every inch of his nearly 6'4" frame to pull in the ball.

Hes gonna give Tori Gurley a run for his money to win a spot on the 53.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVcJR5aVtaM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycby0P7End8

Mark's picture

His basketball background may help him be a redzone target too.

Anthony's picture

Anyone think O-lineman Don Barclay could become something more than a practice squad player in year one? What's the ceiling/potential for him?

Jason's picture

Will make the team and switch to guard. needs to put on weight, thin lower body

pkrNboro's picture

re: Sean Richardson
(http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1689596)

from PFT (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/29/former-basketball-player...)
"It has been reported that the Packers will convert Richardson, a Combine standout and workout freak, into a linebacker."

...Seems like you'd need to add about 30 pounds to make him a linebacker. That seems like a lot of weight for a lineman, let alone another position. Why not leave him at 216, and let this standout athlete compete at Safety?

Anybody seen where "it has been reported?"

Kind Regards,
pNb

Brian Carriveau's picture

I was talking to Bill Huber on Twitter who talked to his agent, and he said Richardson would remain at safety. Not sure where the linebacker thing came from.

jeremy's picture

I'm more excited about Dale Moss. He has all of the measurables. He was playing basketball and decided to give football a try and he lit it up. The only negative I can see on him is he only played one year of football.

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