Assessing the Steelers Undrafted Free Agent Rookies on Offense

Thanks to Adam (seton hall and steelers) for the post here. God knows it's tough to find much information about these lesser known guys. Do note that there's one player on this list that I very much disagree with his assessment on. So much so in fact that I'll be following up with an article about why I think he might be the sleeper in this year's UDFA crop. -Michael B. -

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In this post I am going to look at each of the Steelers 10 offensive UDFA's, writing one to two sentences on each and then giving a percentage chance for them to make the 53 man roster, the practice squad, and making it past the first cuts. 

Halfbacks/Fullbacks

John Clay, FB, Wisconsin: Clay was very productive while at Wisconsin but a terrible 40 time (4.82) plus some concerns about ball security caused him to go un-drafted. He is not a HB at the next level but maybe he can be a FB.

  • Chance of Making 53 Man Roster:  <5%
  • Chance of Making Practice Squad: 15-20%
  • Chance of Making it past the first cut: 45%

Wide Receivers

Armand Robinson, WR, Miami (Ohio): Robinson lacked a great 40 time at the combine or great measurements which is probably why he went un-drafted. Probably just brought in for a camp body.
  • Chance of Making 53 Man Roster: 1%
  • Chance of Making Practice Squad: 5%
  • Chance of Making it past the first cut: 10%

Terrence McCrae, WR, Ohio University: If we keep six WR's like usual, McRae could find himself in a competition with Sweed and Greenwood for one of those spots as the big WR. He is 6'6" and would be a great red-zone threat. That is of course assuming Plaxico Burress is not brought back to Pittsburgh.

  • Chance of Making 53 Man Roster: 5% with no Plax ; 1% with Plax
  • Chance of Making Practice Squad: 50%
  • Chance of Making it past the first cut: 75%

Adam Mims, WR, Fuhrman: Mims dominated the lower competition that he faced at Fuhrman, but his best shot at even making the practice squad is tearing it up on special teams.

  • Chance of Making 53 Man Roster: >5%
  • Chance of Making Practice Squad: 25%
  • Chance of Making it past the first cut: 65%

Eric Greenwood, Idaho: Greenwood is another big WR at 6'3" but he has a more complete game than McCrae. He has pretty good speed at 4.42. If he can play ST he might make the team. 

  • Chance of Making 53 Man Roster: 2 %
  • Chance of Making Practice Squad: 50 %
  • Chance of Making it past the first cut: 70 %

Tight Ends

Vaughn Charlton, Temple: Camp body. Maybe he makes the PS. His position is not defined. He might be a FB, he might be a TE. 

  • Chance of Making 53 Man Roster: <1 %
  • Chance of Making Practice Squad: 5 %
  • Chance of Making it past the first cut: 15 %
Weslye Saunders, South Carolina: This could be the Steelers best UDFA pick. He has great talent but he has big character concerns. If he straightens them out, he could be our 2nd or 3rd TE this year. 
  • Chance of Making 53 Man Roster: 20%
  • Chance of Making Practice Squad: 75%
  • Chance of Making it past the first cut: 90%

Offensive Line

Colin Miller, C, Central Michigan: Probably just brought in to be practice squad/camp body. We don't have room for another center if we bring Legursky back. 

  • Chance of Making 53 Man Roster: <1%
  • Chance of Making Practice Squad: 5%
  • Chance of Making it past the first cut: 10%

Trevis Turner, OT, Abilene Christian: Maybe he can push for the last OL spot on the roster but I highly doubt it. Could make the practice squad and possibly be active for a game after injuries. 

  • Chance of Making 53 Man Roster: 1%
  • Chance of Making Practice Squad: 15%
  • Chance of Making it past the first cut: 35%

Joshua Harrison, OT/OG, South Carolina State: I had never heard of him but after looking him up, he is probably just a camp body. He is undersized, not very strong, and not very fast/athletic. 

  • Chance of Making 53 Man Roster: <1%
  • Chance of Making Practice Squad: 5%
  • Chance of Making it past the first cut: 7.5%
That's it for part 1. The eight defenders will be out later this week. 

 

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