The Biggest Impact FCS UDFA's
by, 07-27-2011 at 10:51 AM (1704 Views)
With the end of the NFL Lockout and the ensuing mass signing of undrafted free agents afterwards, to me three signings of FCS players will have long-lasting impacts on the franchises in question.
[B]1. [I]CB T.J. Heath, Jacksonville State[/I] (Jacksonville Jaguars).[/B] The guy who called himself "Mr. All-American" at Jacksonville State may not have had as statistically dominant a senior year as his tools might suggest (6'0, a low speed of 4.40 in the 40 yard dash), but the Jaguars certainly were quite aware of the former Gamecock's junior campaign where he nabbed 6 interceptions and had 10 passes defensed. His speed and tools should translate well to the NFL, and he has the potential to be a starting corner sooner rather than later.
[B]2. [I]WR Tysson Poots, Southern Utah[/I] (Baltimore Ravens)[/B]. He's not a guy that will impress at the combine with his speed, but what's not in doubt is that the former Thunderbird can get open and catch passes. A strong, aggressive, tough slot receiver, Poots rated 4th in FCS last year in receiving yards (1,230 yards, 11 TDs) and can develop into a hard-ass slot receiver for the Ravens if they give the 6'2, 214 lb receiver a chance.
[B]3. [I]S Collin Zych, Harvard[/I] (Dallas Cowboys)[/B]. It figures that the only NFL team run by an Ivy Leaguer (Princetonian Jason Garrett) would nab the best player in the Ivy League in Zych. Though listed at 5'10, Collin's motor never stops running on the football field from the safety position, where he was the physical and emotional leader of the Crimson defense last year. The Cowboys got a guy that will help them on special teams at first - and may eventually find himself starting in the secondary.