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Louis Friend


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:49 pm    Post subject: UDFA Signings Reply with quote

Post them when you find them.

Storm Norton, OT Toledo
Alex Barnett, DE San Diego State
Michael Rector, WR Stanford
Leo Koloamatangi, OL Hawaii
Noel Thomas Jr. WR UConn
Des Lawrence, DB UNC
Robert Tonyan, Jr WR Indiana State
Maurice Swain, DT Auburn
Tion Green, RB, Cincinnati
Nick James, DT, Mississippi State
Josh Thornton, CB, Southern Utah
Jeremiah Valoaga, DE, UNLV
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jordan Strack‏ @JordanStrack
I'm told Toledo Offensive Lineman & Whitmer HS grad Storm Norton will be signing as a free agent with the Detroit Lions.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2017/4/29/15442116/undrafted-free-agent-signings-tracker-2017-nfl-draft

Michael Rector, WR, Stanford
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonder where Barry Sanders Jr. goes. I wouldn't mind bringing him in.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony White‏ @AztecTW

Congrats to DE Alex Barrett on his UDFA Deal with the Detroit Lions
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ManeLine wrote:
Jordan Strack‏ @JordanStrack
I'm told Toledo Offensive Lineman & Whitmer HS grad Storm Norton will be signing as a free agent with the Detroit Lions.
This is damn good. Should have been drafted. He could beat out Cornelius Lucas and Corey Robinson for a backup OT spot.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Congrats to former @HawaiiFootball OL Leo Koloamatangi, who reached FA deal with @Lions #hawaiifb #Lions #staradvertiser

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Congratulations to @NoelThomas05 on agreeing to a free agent deal with the @Lions


https://www.profootballfocus.com/draft-pff-scouting-report-noel-thomas-jr-wr-connecticut/

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*Impressive hands catcher. Has a big catch radius and will extend to fullest to reach ball anywhere near him. Hands strong enough to hold onto ball through contact.

*Great body control. His quarterback in college was not very accurate and Thomas was able to jump and twist his body to make spectacular catches both in the middle of the field and along the sideline.

*Often plays faster than the 4.63 40-yard dash time he ran at the combine. He ran a 4.42 at his pro day, which is much closer to his tape speed.

*Good, quick footwork off the line to beat press coverage.

*Very effective working the seam from the slot in college, knows how to adjust his routes there in order to beat coverage.

*Solid after-the-catch skills, can make guys miss and go through defenders. Forced 16 missed tackles last season.

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Congratulations to @NoelThomas05 on agreeing to a free agent deal with the @Lions


WR
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I'm really concerned about the RB position now that the draft is over. Any UDFA RBs that could be good?
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Congratulations to Maurice Swain on signing with the @Lions!



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Lions have signed UDFA CB Des Lawrence.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4lphVlZn54

Highlight tape of 6'5" Robert Tonyan Jr UDFA signed from Indiana State. The amount of one-handed catches he makes is unbelievable.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8lFXbqlE-E

Tion Green, a good short yardage/goal line back.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:01 pm    Post subject: Re: UDFA Signings Reply with quote

Louis Friend wrote:
Post them when you find them.

Storm Norton, OT Toledo
Alex Barnett, DE San Diego State
Michael Rector, WR Stanford
Leo Koloamatangi, OL Hawaii
Noel Thomas Jr. WR UConn
Des Lawrence, DB UNC
Robert Tonyan, Jr WR Indiana State
Maurice Swain, DT Auburn
Tion Green, RB, Cincinnati
Nick James, DT, Mississippi State
Josh Thornton, CB, Southern Utah
Jeremiah Valoaga, DE, UNLV
like the valoaga and Norton picks
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