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I think McShay had him as a 5th rounder... solid CB... but.he is dead to me now.




Too bad you like the Falcons.



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Chad504boy
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I think you need to change Eric Martin position. 237 lbs 6'1 ain't gonna cut it





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yurintroubl
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Blaize Foltz OL TCU just signed as a UDFA with the Saints.

Injured a bit last year. Monster strong weight room freak... played multiple positions along TCUs OL the last 3 years. VERY smart.

Happy to see another Frog on the team!


ETA:

6'4" 324 lbs

03/07/2013 - 2013 TCU Pro Day: Offensive guard Blaize Foltz didn't receive a combine invite so he performed several drills at Thursday's pro day. He did the 40-yard dash (5.33, 5.38), short shuttle (4.83), three-cone drill (7.56), vertical jump (25-5) and the 225-pound bench press (33 reps).



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Websterw331
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re: UDFA Signing thread.


Have we picked up any big corners?





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goatmilker
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Blaize Foltz OL TCU


Now thats the kinda guy who makes the practice squad.








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yurintroubl
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Regarding Foltz's strength:

CBSSports.com's Bruce Feldman as one of this year's "Freak" athletes due to his incredible weight-room strength. Foltz is credited with a bench press of 580 pounds, an 800 pound squat, an incline bench of 530 pounds and a 430 pound clean and jerk.

Analysis
STRENGTHS: Thick, wide frame, ideal for playing inside at the next level. Impressive punch off the snap, exhibiting elite natural strength and hand power. Isn't content just locking and sustaining, but would rather punch and rag-doll his opponent through the play. Has the ability to take on more than one defender at a time, using quick, explosive hands to switch between opponents. Displays adequate flexibility when asked to anchor and hold position against the bull rush. Good awareness to pick up the blitz or stunt when multiple rushers are in his vicinity.

WEAKNESSES: Not a quick-twitch athlete, and appears sluggish coming off the snap at times. Lacks fluidity laterally, and will stop moving his feet to rely solely on upper body at times in pass protection, leaving him vulnerable to counter moves. Doubles over at the waist too frequently off the snap, and allows his weight too far forward. While the weight room says Foltz possesses rare lower-body strength, he struggles to consistently generate leverage with his lower half, and is only marginally effective as a drive-blocker. Isn't very quick to the second level, and struggles to break down in space and square up against quicker, more agile defenders.

COMPARES TO: Rob Sims, OG, Detroit Lions - Like Sims, Foltz possesses world class weight-room strength that doesn't always seem to translate to the football field. However, he does possess some natural bend and hand technique that suggest he could be a real force at the next level if he continues to develop. His footwork and lack of athleticism would say he's a mid-late round pick, but if he is able to improve his technique and couple it with his phenomenal strength, he could be a long-term starter at guard in the NFL.

-- Derek Stephens

CBSsports.com


More "analysis" from a Cowboys draft site.






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yurintroubl
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Now thats the kinda guy who makes the practice squad.


Kinda like our Center was until last year, right?






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DeathValley85
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Thought the Saints would sign an UDFA running back or two. Thinking they may have tried already and those guys looked at our backfield and said no thanks.





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BarbeTiger
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They did sign one Shawne Alston, RB, WVU


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DeathValley85
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They did sign one


Who? Not on OP yet I guess.

Edit: Thanks!



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Cajun Revolution
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We signed Chase Thomas? Pumped!





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Websterw331
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Thomas and Riddick are HUGE pickups!





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Websterw331
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What about this guy? We should take a look!
Rashaan Melvin CB NIU

Highlights



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Websterw331
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Another prospect
Zach Anderson DE/OLB

Highlights



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Lsuhoohoo
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Damn, Shawne Alston is a big dude. Listed at 5'11 235. With that size, I'm guessing he's more of a fullback?


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Websterw331
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Jason Thompson @jthompson247

@NFLDraftBible Glenn Foster to the Saints.
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Glenn Foster, DL (6-foot-3 5/8, 286 pounds) — Foster ran the 40-yard dash in 4.82 and 4.79 seconds, had a 4.45-second short shuttle and a 7.15-second three-cone drill. He recorded a 39 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-9 broad jump. He also had 29 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Foster was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine. Foster had a fantastic workout, and he would have been the top performer in his position group at the combine in the vertical jump and broad jump. Foster will have a lot of scouts scrambling back to the film room to see why he didn’t have a better draft grade and wasn’t invited to the combine.






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chatchit42
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Kevin Reddick is ridiculous.......almost reminded me JJones without all the forced fumbles. Excited about this guy!!!

Im forgetting more and more that we got Vaccaro in the first with our second and third day moves.






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Maximus
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From ESPN insider:

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A look at the 10 best undrafted free agents after the 2013 NFL draft, according to Scouts Inc.'s prospect rankings:

1. North Carolina ILB Kevin Reddick (Grade: 74)
We are surprised to see Reddick on the board. While he lacks ideal athleticism in space, which likely hurt him, he is an instinctive player who excels as a run defender and flashes as a blitzer.


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3. Stanford OLB Chase Thomas (68)
Thomas lacks ideal athleticism and did not test well at the NFL combine, which likely caused him to go undrafted. However, he is a better football player than athlete and shows elite instincts that allow him to constantly find the ball. Thomas also brings upside as a pass-rusher.








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Patrick O Rly
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Op is updated. Thanks to everyone for their help.





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sicboy
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How did Thomas do on Stanford's pro day?





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