2010 Green Bay Packers: Undrafted Free Agent Signees (Updated 4-27)

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2010 Green Bay Packers: Undrafted Free Agent Signees (Updated 4-27)

The 2010 NFL Draft is in the books. It was a very weird and exciting draft. Who would have thought the Jacksonville Jaguars would take Tyson Alalulu with the 10th pick? Who saw the massive amount of trades coming? This was an exciting draft for the ages.

Now that the draftees are shopping for homes in their new cities, and teams get acquainted with their new young guys, let's take a look at some of the not-so-lucky guys that were signed but not drafted.

Let's of course look at who the Packers signed. Some might actually fill a need that wasn't addressed in the draft.

ALL SIGNEES INFO COURTESY JSONLINE.COM

** = Could be kept for special teams

 

QB Noah Shepard (University of South Dakota) 

 6'2'' 225 lbs

4.76 40-yard dash time

Shepard re-wrote USD history books as a quarterback. As one of the top quarterbacks in USD history he finished first in passing touchdowns (77), passing yards (8,936), and total offense (11,133).

He also finished with the NCAA's 16th best passer rating of 149.2 and 16th best in passing yards per game with 245.1. It wouldn't hurt to have three quarterbacks on the roster and possibly push Matt Flynn to the backup job.

 

RB Quinn Porter (Stillman College)**

6'0" 200 lbs

4.48 40-yard dash time

Porter was first team all SIAC (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference). In his senior season, he rushed for 1,247 yards and six TDs. He also returned kicks in college.

 

WR/KR Chastin West (Fresno State)**

6' 212 lbs

4.59 40-yard dash time

An explosive and versatile player with two returns for touchdowns, West emerged in 2006 as one of the top tier receivers in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). He is a decent sized receiver with good speed, finishing his senior senior season with a stat line of 30 receptions, 472 yards, an average of 15.7 YPC and two receiving TDs.

He should make the team as a special teamer or push Brett Swain for the fifth spot.

 

WR Jeff Moturi (University of Texas-El Paso)

5'11'' 185 lbs

4.42 40-yard dash time

Moturi received All Conference USA as a sophomore in '07 and honorable mention all league the past two years. He caught a pass in 36 straight games to end his career at UTEP. Moturi ranks third in TD catches (26), fourth in receptions (170), and tied for fourth in 100-yard games (10) and fifth in receiving yards (2,527).

I think he has a very slim chance to push for a spot, but who am I to say.

 

OT Nick McDonald (Grand Valley State)

6'4'' 305 lbs

5.21 40-yard dash time

McDonald was a First Team Division II All-American at left tackle last season and has drawn significant interest since a very solid pro day workout. He grew up without a family as his mother died when he was 14 and his father abandoned him and his three siblings, who were forced to split up. He almost drank his way off of the team, but has straightened out since. He is most likely a practice squad body.

 

OT Chris Campbell (Eastern Illinois)

6'5'' 330 lbs

5.28  40-yard dash time

He recently started to generate serious buzz and was a late addition to the Texas vs. Nation All-Star game. Campbell was a sleeper to be drafted in the later rounds of this year's draft.

He is listed as the 18th rated prospect at offensive tackle, but was even ranked as high as 10th on some boards. Second team All-OVC (Ohio Valley Conference) selection this past season. Slim chance he beats out any of the linemen on the roster, but if he were to make the team, he could take Breno Giocomini's spot. Most likely a practice squad guy.

 

DE John Russell (Wake Forest)

6'3'' 280 lbs

4.9 40-yard dash time

Russell ranked fifth on the team with 46 tackles, but led the team in sacks with 4.5. He had a season-high nine tackles at Georgia Tech. Russell had a vertical jump of 26 inches and a broad jump of 8'9''. He did impress with 30 reps on the bench press at 225 lbs.

 

OLB Frank Zombo (Central Michigan)

6'4'' 255 lbs

4.75 40-yard dash time

As an All-MAC first team for the second-straight season, Zombo had 34 tackles, six for a loss. He also returned an interception for a touchdown. 

 

 

Zombo benched 225 pounds 23 times and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.71. He could be an outside linebacker in a 3-4 in the NFL, but he's also sparking interest as a tight end. Zombo ran routes and caught passes from LeFevour as a tight end and said afterward he's gotten some interest from NFL teams about playing tight end in the NFL.

 

 

He could be a special teams player.

 

MLB Alex Joseph (Temple)

6'1'' 240 lbs

 

4.62 40-yard dash time

Joseph started all 13 games at middle linebacker for the Owls. He led the team in tackles with 80, 49 solo. He had 5.5 tackles for a loss, one interception, and one sack. Most likely won't make the team as we have adequate depth at middle linebacker. 

 

OLB Tim Knicky (Stephen F. Austin)

6'4'' 252 lbs

4.68 40-yard dash time

Knicky was one of the top defensive ends in the country last season although he projects to be a 3-4 linebacker. He played in 33 games, 28 of them being starts during his career. He finished his junior campaign as one of the nation's leaders in sack and tackles for a loss. Knicky received All-SLC (Southland Conference) recognition the past three seasons and an Academic All-SLC honors selection the past two years.

 

CB/KR Sammy Shields (University of Miami)**

5'11'' 185 lbs

4.3 40-yard dash time

A misdemeanor drug charge likely caused him to fall out of the draft. 

Shields was converted to cornerback after three seasons of being a receiver, finishing fifth on the team with 40 tackles. Had a career seven tackles against Wake Forest along with a forced fumble and recovery that turned out to be a crucial turning point in that game.

He returned a kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown against Wisconsin in the 2009 Champ Sports Bowl. With 4.3 40-yard dash speed, Shields has a legitimate shot at making the team as a return specialist.

 

S Robert Vaughn (University of Connecticut)

5'11'' 198 lbs

4.74 40-yard dash time

With Vaughn being a little undersized for a safety, he might be asked to convert to cornerback because he is surely skilled enough. He will get a chance to prove his worth at the Texas vs. Nation game.

 

TRYOUT PLAYERS:

WR Shawn Gore (Bishop University, Canada) 

OT Mike Aguayo (University of Texas-El Paso)

WR E.J. Morton-Green (Morgan State)

LS Carter Brunelle (Baylor)

WR Glen Fox (San Diego State)

RB Tory Harrison (Southern Miss): Notable stats626 yards on 95 carries an average of 6.6 yards per carry. He took over for injured starter Damion Fletcher.

It remains to be seen if any of the undrafted rookies make the team, but some seem to have promise. Since the Packers have 68 players on the 80 man roster, no tryout players can make the team initially after the workout. After cuts and possible trades, these tryout players could make the team. 

 

 

 

 

 

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