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Undrafted free agent signings

Cole made one of the six players catching the attention of Zerlein.


Six undrafted NFL rookies in most favorable situations
  • By Lance Zierlein
  • NFL Media draft analyst
  • Published: May 25, 2017 at 11:36 a.m. Updated: May 25, 2017 at 11:58 a.m.

  • Players can go undrafted for a number of reasons. Some prospects are talented but come with performance, injury or character concerns. Some prospects have a quality college pedigree, but lack the size, speed or strength NFL teams look for at their position. Some prospects are simply late bloomers who become completely different players as they mature and take on NFL coaching.

    While there is no substitute for things like talent, work ethic or instincts when it comes to undrafted free agents making it in the pros, finding a good scheme fit or a favorable roster situation are often critical components for mining diamonds from undrafted signings. Here are some prospects who were signed as undrafted free agents this year and find themselves in favorable situations as they compete for a spot.

    Note: Click on a player's name for a full scouting report.

  • Dylan Cole, LB, Texans
    College: Missouri State
    The lowdown: When you see Cole's body type and watch him play with such aggression on the field, it is hard not to think of current Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing. Cole is built like a pro wrestler and put on a show with his power, speed and explosiveness at his pro day this spring. Cole is a little tightly bound with average flexibility and agility, but he has an explosive burst to the ball when he's able to play downhill. He could compete for a backup job at inside linebacker and turn some heads as a special-teamer.
Good find. I like this kid, he sounds like a Kamikaze on the field and Lord knows we can always use a few more of those--especially on ST!
 

JB

Old Curmudgeon
Contributor's Club
True I suppose.

Trying to figure out what the team could accomplish by this. idonno:

:coffee:
Found an interesting tidbit on him.

Bio:
Broke into the starting lineup as a junior and started the first two games as a senior before suffering a season-ending back injury. Made 19 starts at right tackle and one at left tackle during his Hoosiers career.
Pos:
Perhaps the he or the team decided he needed a year to get healthier (stronger or bigger could also apply) and this is a way to keep him from others

not likely but hey ya never know
 

rd21

Practice Squad
Cole made one of the six players catching the attention of Zerlein.


Six undrafted NFL rookies in most favorable situations
  • By Lance Zierlein
  • NFL Media draft analyst
  • Published: May 25, 2017 at 11:36 a.m. Updated: May 25, 2017 at 11:58 a.m.

  • Players can go undrafted for a number of reasons. Some prospects are talented but come with performance, injury or character concerns. Some prospects have a quality college pedigree, but lack the size, speed or strength NFL teams look for at their position. Some prospects are simply late bloomers who become completely different players as they mature and take on NFL coaching.

    While there is no substitute for things like talent, work ethic or instincts when it comes to undrafted free agents making it in the pros, finding a good scheme fit or a favorable roster situation are often critical components for mining diamonds from undrafted signings. Here are some prospects who were signed as undrafted free agents this year and find themselves in favorable situations as they compete for a spot.

    Note: Click on a player's name for a full scouting report.

  • Dylan Cole, LB, Texans
    College: Missouri State
    The lowdown: When you see Cole's body type and watch him play with such aggression on the field, it is hard not to think of current Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing. Cole is built like a pro wrestler and put on a show with his power, speed and explosiveness at his pro day this spring. Cole is a little tightly bound with average flexibility and agility, but he has an explosive burst to the ball when he's able to play downhill. He could compete for a backup job at inside linebacker and turn some heads as a special-teamer.
What ever happened to Joe Mathis the OLB from Washington who we supposedly were signing to a college free agent deal who would have certainly been drafted were it not for his foot surgery. Anyone heard or read anything about this guy ???
 

CloakNNNdagger

Hall of Fame
What ever happened to Joe Mathis the OLB from Washington who we supposedly were signing to a college free agent deal who would have certainly been drafted were it not for his foot surgery. Anyone heard or read anything about this guy ???
He actually was reported to have signed by some media. Since this early May report, he has managed to fall off the face of the earth............he is not listed as part of the Texans roster. His injury recovery does not carry a great medical or NFL prognosis for a player with a handful of impressive games only in his last year in college (before his injury). I guess the Texans may have recognized this ahead of time for once.
 

badboy

Hall of Fame
I'm hoping Jets or someone lets RT and perhaps an OG go
....an OLB, ILB and a safety as long as I'm dreaming...
 


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