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Ari Chi3fs
05-08-2009, 10:43 AM
http://www.kansascity.com/385/story/1185683.html

sorry if repost.

The Chiefs announced on Friday that they had signed the following 12 undrafted rookies:
Jackie Bates, CB, 5-10, 180, Hampton
Jovan Belcher, LB, 6-2, 228, Maine
Tom Crabtree, TE, 6-5, 244, Miami (Ohio)
Londen Fryar, CB, 5-11, 192, Western Michigan
Dion Gates, DE, 6-5, 259, Troy
Cameron Goldberg, OT, 6-6, 265, Duke
Robert Greenwood, DE, 6-5, 278, Alabama
Darryl Harris, G, 6-4, 300, Mississippi
Taurus Johnson, WR, 6-1, 205, South Florida
Ricky Price, S, 6-1, 195, Oklahoma State
Corey Smith, LB, 6-1, 225, Cincinnati
Pierre Walters, 6-5, 269, Eastern Illinois

beach tribe
05-08-2009, 10:54 AM
Print em.

Ebolapox
05-08-2009, 10:56 AM
antifreeze?

RJ
05-08-2009, 10:58 AM
Shouldn't the thread title have been "Crabtree Now a Chief!"?

Crush
05-08-2009, 10:58 AM
To the ship!!!

Scorp
05-08-2009, 10:58 AM
The deal is done!

Crush
05-08-2009, 10:59 AM
Shouldn't the thread title have been "Crabtree Now a Chief!"?

... then we would douse the thread with antifreeze.

DA_T_84
05-08-2009, 11:06 AM
WAIT----------- we PASSED on CURRY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!???

SNR
05-08-2009, 11:07 AM
Why do we need Larry Foote when we can have JAVON BELCHER!!!!

88TG88
05-08-2009, 11:13 AM
Dammit Carl/Scott

Frankie
05-08-2009, 11:21 AM
CRABTREE?!!!! ..... WOOHOO!!!

Hydrae
05-08-2009, 11:22 AM
Pierre Walters, 6-5, 269, Eastern Illinois

This must be the definition of a "football guy." He has no position listed, I assume he can any position he wants, he's that good! :)

RustShack
05-08-2009, 11:25 AM
Pierre Walters, 6-5, 269, Eastern Illinois

This must be the definition of a "football guy." He has no position listed, I assume he can any position he wants, he's that good! :)

The real Jesus is here!

BigVE
05-08-2009, 12:23 PM
Pierre Walters, 6-5, 269, Eastern Illinois

This must be the definition of a "football guy." He has no position listed, I assume he can any position he wants, he's that good! :)

Yea, a real Tim Tebow type of player! Sweet, and a year earlier than expected!!!

MatriculatingHank
05-08-2009, 12:34 PM
Pierre Walters, 6-5, 269, Eastern Illinois

This must be the definition of a "football guy." He has no position listed, I assume he can any position he wants, he's that good! :)

Found this of interest:
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1274629

Top 15 players NOT invited to the NFL Combine:
DE Pierre Walters (Eastern Illinois, 6-4/269/4.78):
It's hard to imagine a player with Walters' upside and versatility going undrafted. He plays on either side of the line and is still learning how to use his hands on pass rush moves and to shed. - Chad Reuter, The Sports Xchange, NFLDraftScout.com

Positives: Good height, length and build in the upper body, along with good leg strength. Plays hand-down and standing up. Reads and reacts quickly to inside runs. Holds up his man while holding his ground, waiting for the back to make a choice. Gets under the pads of a tackle to get around him and push him into the quarterback. Uses his hands violently across the body of his man to pressure the passer. Good quickness on stunts to effect inside runs.

Negatives: Might not provide enough pass rush for 4-3 teams and might not be quite big enough to be a good 3-4 end option. Flashes quickness off the snap, but more of a power rusher than quick around the edge. His sacks often come when quarterback hangs onto the ball too long or steps up in the pocket. Needs more pass rush moves; his spin move is too slow to develop. Does not turn corner quickly enough. Inconsistent second effort. Could improve his backfield awareness to keep from biting on play-action and misdirection. Pedals tall and slow in zone blitzes.

Jethopper
05-08-2009, 12:39 PM
I was hanging out with Ryan Schimidt (LT for USF signed with the Titans) last night and he said Taurus Johnson ran a 4.25 in practice and could bench 400 lbs. He went on to add that he had some problems hanging on to the ball. TO THE SHIP!

Delano
05-08-2009, 12:42 PM
I was hanging out with Ryan Schimidt (LT for USF signed with the Titans) last night and he said Taurus Johnson ran a 4.25 in practice and could bench 400 lbs. He went on to add that he had some problems hanging on to the ball. TO THE SHIP!

Ahem. You forgot the "Hey gang," at the beginning.

bdeg
05-08-2009, 12:46 PM
I was hanging out with Ryan Schimidt (LT for USF signed with the Titans) last night and he said Taurus Johnson ran a 4.25 in practice and could bench 400 lbs. He went on to add that he had some problems hanging on to the ball. TO THE SHIP!

Found this of interest:
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1274629

Top 15 players NOT invited to the NFL Combine:
DE Pierre Walters (Eastern Illinois, 6-4/269/4.78):
It's hard to imagine a player with Walters' upside and versatility going undrafted. He plays on either side of the line and is still learning how to use his hands on pass rush moves and to shed. - Chad Reuter, The Sports Xchange, NFLDraftScout.com

Positives: Good height, length and build in the upper body, along with good leg strength. Plays hand-down and standing up. Reads and reacts quickly to inside runs. Holds up his man while holding his ground, waiting for the back to make a choice. Gets under the pads of a tackle to get around him and push him into the quarterback. Uses his hands violently across the body of his man to pressure the passer. Good quickness on stunts to effect inside runs.

Negatives: Might not provide enough pass rush for 4-3 teams and might not be quite big enough to be a good 3-4 end option. Flashes quickness off the snap, but more of a power rusher than quick around the edge. His sacks often come when quarterback hangs onto the ball too long or steps up in the pocket. Needs more pass rush moves; his spin move is too slow to develop. Does not turn corner quickly enough. Inconsistent second effort. Could improve his backfield awareness to keep from biting on play-action and misdirection. Pedals tall and slow in zone blitzes.

good stuff guys, thanks for the info

sounds like we might've found some keepers

Taurus Johnson KR?

Pierre Walters will take some time to bulk up but his play style and length is perfect for a 3-4 de, should eventually be good depth

Hydrae
05-08-2009, 12:52 PM
Found this of interest:
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1274629

Top 15 players NOT invited to the NFL Combine:
DE Pierre Walters (Eastern Illinois, 6-4/269/4.78):
It's hard to imagine a player with Walters' upside and versatility going undrafted. He plays on either side of the line and is still learning how to use his hands on pass rush moves and to shed. - Chad Reuter, The Sports Xchange, NFLDraftScout.com

Positives: Good height, length and build in the upper body, along with good leg strength. Plays hand-down and standing up. Reads and reacts quickly to inside runs. Holds up his man while holding his ground, waiting for the back to make a choice. Gets under the pads of a tackle to get around him and push him into the quarterback. Uses his hands violently across the body of his man to pressure the passer. Good quickness on stunts to effect inside runs.

Negatives: Might not provide enough pass rush for 4-3 teams and might not be quite big enough to be a good 3-4 end option. Flashes quickness off the snap, but more of a power rusher than quick around the edge. His sacks often come when quarterback hangs onto the ball too long or steps up in the pocket. Needs more pass rush moves; his spin move is too slow to develop. Does not turn corner quickly enough. Inconsistent second effort. Could improve his backfield awareness to keep from biting on play-action and misdirection. Pedals tall and slow in zone blitzes.

Well, I hope the Donkeys go away from the bootlegs now that Shanny is gone.

Mr. Kotter
05-08-2009, 12:56 PM
From the sticky....a few scouting reports on some of these guys.


DE Bobby Greenwood, Alabama (6'5", 278 pounds)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/43977.html
ANALYSIS: Greenwood is a hard-working defender who plays smart football. He lacks the size for defensive tackle and is not fast enough to be used at end. Greenwood could develop into a back-up two-gap lineman if he fills out his frame and improves his playing strength.

DB/WR Londen Fryar, Western Michigan (5'11", 185 pounds)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/21126.html
ANALYSIS: Fryar (son of Irving Fryar) has the bloodlines and athletic skills to be a big-time prospect and productive player at the next level. He's only shown skill in spurts on the college level, and he has been labeled by NFL scouts as someone who has his own agenda.

LB Pierre Walters, Eastern Illinois (6'4", 265 pounds)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/football/nfl/04/20/small.school/index.html
Pierre Walters/DE/Eastern Illinois: Walters was a two-time all-America at EIU, making 23 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks since his junior season. He's likely to slip into the late rounds before being pursued by the San Diego Chargers and Cleveland Browns, who use a 3-4 alignment and project Walters as a rush linebacker.

WR Taurus Johnson, South Florida (6'1", 190 pounds)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/23269.html
ANALYSIS: Johnson has shown flashes of ability the past three years, yet he has never taken his game to the next level, even when afforded the opportunity. He offers potential as a fourth or fifth receiver at the next level, only if he picks up the pace of up his play this summer.

LB Jovan Belcher, Maine (6'3", 235 pounds)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/41354.html
ANALYSIS: Belcher has been a tremendous pass rusher in college, and he makes an inordinate number of plays behind the line of scrimmage. He has the size and speed to stand up over tackle at outside linebacker in the NFL, yet he must learn to diagnose the action and make plays in reverse.

OT Cameron Goldberg, Duke (6'4", 286 pounds)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/20983.html
ANALYSIS: Goldberg is a fundamentally sound offensive tackle, with a good degree of upside potential. He has a good feel for the position, and he is a solid developmental prospect who should just get better as he physically matures.

S Ricky Price, Oklahoma St. (6'1", 195 pounds)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/40748.html
ANALYSIS: Price has the physical style that matches his size. He has a special teams mentality that will be his ticket at the next level.

CB Jackie Bates, Hampton (5'10", 172 pounds)http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/11919.html
ANALYSIS: When healthy and at the top of his game, Bates displays himself as a solid cornerback who has the skills to be used as a dime back/special teams player in the NFL

bdeg
05-08-2009, 01:10 PM
Taurus Johnson

NEGATIVES: Marginal speed and not a downfield threat.

Jethopper: does not compute

ottawa_chiefs_fan
05-08-2009, 02:24 PM
What, no QB's?

Mr. Kotter
05-08-2009, 02:29 PM
What, no QB's?


Chase Patton was invited, and is attending I think....

Frankie
05-08-2009, 03:15 PM
What, no QB's?

No QB's what?!