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Old 04-27-2008, 07:46 PM   #1
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Official UDFA Signing Thread

First signing is some help for the offensive line

Kerry Brown - OG - Appalachian State

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EDIT: BELOW IS AN OFFICIAL ARTICE AND LIST (THANKS STUCK IN TX)

Redskins to Sign 13 Undrafted Rookies
By Gary Fitzgerald
Redskins.com
April 28, 2008

Redskins Add 13 Undrafted Rookies

The Redskins have agreed to contract terms with 13 undrafted rookie free agents, the team announced on Monday.
The group of Redskins prospects includes four offensive linemen, two defensive ends and a quarterback. They join 10 rookies the team drafted in the NFL Draft on Saturday and Sunday.

Here is the complete list:


REDSKINS 2008 UNDRAFTED ROOKIES
Player Position College

Shannon Boatman OL Florida State

Kerry Brown OL Appalachian State

Devin Clark OL New Mexico

Kyle DeVan OL Oregon State

Alonzo Dotson DE Oklahoma

Horace Gant WR St. Olaf College

Curtis Gatewood LB Vanderbilt
Bret Meyer QB Iowa State

Kevin Mitchell S Illinois

Matteral Richardson CB Arkansas

Justin Scott S Purdue

Dorian Smith DE Oregon State

Bryan Wilson LB Morgan State


Shannon Boatman is a 6-5, 315-pound offensive right tackle. He also played some guard for Florida State, so he has some versatility. He started two years and is thought to be a good developmental prospect. Boatman was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 17, but he has been able to keep the disease in check.

Offensive lineman Kerry Brown is a 6-5, 305-pound guard from Appalachian State. He started four years and was a Division I-AA All-American. He is regarded as a tough, physical lineman who needs to fine-tune his technique.



Devin Clark is a 6-3, 305-pound offensive right tackle from New Mexico. He is expected to move inside to guard at the pro level, though. He participated in national Olympic-style weightlifting competitions, so he is a strong, stout player. He may have been bypassed in the draft due to recent ankle surgery.

Kyle DeVan played mostly center at Oregon State. He was a three-year starter and registered 232 knock-down blocks overall. He stands at 6-2 and 300 pounds.

Defensive end Alonzo Dotson is 6-4 and 260 pounds. He played in 14 games with Redskins second round draft pick Malcolm Kelly last year and recorded 20 tackles and two sacks. His father Santana played for the Green Bay Packers in the 1990s and his grandfather Alphonse played for John Madden's Oakland Raiders in the 1970s.



Horace Gant is a 6-3, 218-pound wide receiver who holds St. Olaf school records for receptions with 185, receiving yards with 3,061 and touchdowns with 27. Gant was coached by new Redskins offensive assistant Chris Meidt, who held the head coaching position at St. Olaf last year.

Curtis Gatewood is a 6-2, 248-pound outside linebacker who will likely play either the strong-side or defensive end in the pros. A four-year starter at Vanderbilt, he recorded 110 tackles, 10.5 sacks and one interception in his college career.

Quarterback Bret Meyer joins the Redskins as one of five QBs on the off-season roster. He is expected to compete with rookie draft pick Colt Brennan and first-year player Sam Hollenbach for a backup job. He completed 233-of-382 passes for nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions as a senior at Iowa State.

Safety Kevin Mitchell is a 6-0, 209-pounder who led the Big Ten in passes defended last year. He was tied for third in the Big Ten with five interceptions. He also logged 75 tackles and 11 pass deflections. Mitchell is not related to the late Redskins linebacker Kevin Mitchell.

Matteral Richardson is 5-11, 194 pounds and regarded as physical cornerback and sound tackler. He started three years at Arkansas, finishing with 180 tackles, 27 pass break-ups and four interceptions. Nicknamed "Red," he should compete for a special teams job early on.

Safety Justin Scott was a two-year starter at Purdue. Last year, the 6-0, 209-pounder recorded 73 tackles, one sack and three interceptions.

Defensive end Dorian Smith played two years at Oregon State as a junior college transfer, but started just one season. The 6-1, 264-pounder recorded 72 tackles, 22 tackles for a loss and 15 sacks.

Bryan Wilson is a 6-3, 250-pound outside linebacker who earned 2007 All-MEAC first-team defense honors. He logged 50 tackles, a team-high seven sacks and a league-high six forced fumbles. Wilson hails from Temple Hills, Md. He attended the Redskins' local college workout.
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Old 04-27-2008, 07:51 PM   #2
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Re: Official UDFA Signing Thread

I really really hope we could sign some guys like Erin Henderson from Maryland, Marcus Dixon from Hampton, maybe give a tryout to Vince Hall from Virginia Tech but that last one is just me lolol, I want to see him make a roster. I'd like to also see if we could get Ali Highsmith or Jamie Silva from LSU, Mike Mayock was making a case for Highsmith on NFLN today and he doesn't look like such a bad pick. There's a lot of UDFA's out there so we should get crackin before the other teams snap them up.
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Re: Official UDFA Signing Thread

Also from UMD Andrew Crummey, the O-lineman
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Old 04-27-2008, 07:58 PM   #4
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Re: Official UDFA Signing Thread

Did any of that list of approx 20 players localy get picked or are we going to bring any back for camp?
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I'm a Hokie. Vince Hall was unstoppable in the three years I've been here. Granted, the ACC isn't the NFL but he's a smart LB and a hell of a ballhawk.
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Also from UMD Andrew Crummey, the O-lineman

what are you saying....you hope they sign him or did they sign him?
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:01 PM   #7
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I couln't see waisting a pick on Dixon with his past but since he was not drafted then I could see us bringing him in because we would not be waisting a valueable pick if he can't keep his crap together.
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:03 PM   #8
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Re: Official UDFA Signing Thread

I hope Dixon and Henderson are in this group.

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Final Odds And Ends

The Skins have agreed to terms with 13 undrafted free agents, Cerrato said, and the team will announce that after the players are officially signed - they agreed with 4 OL, 2 DL, 1 CB, 1 QB, 1 WR, 2 S, 2 LBs.

Zorn said he has yet to meet some players - Shawn Springs and LaRon Landry are among those who have not been around - and that the players will wear names on theri backs at mini camp to help the coaches stay on top of things.

Carlos Rogers, Colt Brennan and Rocky McIntosh are players who will not be able to particualte fully in the mini camp, Zorn said.

The only people in the Redskins war room with regularity through the draft were Cerrato, Snyder, Zorn, and Scott Campbell, with scout Shemy Schembechler working the phones.

Rinehart, the OL the Skins took, will definitely take snaps at center and could be a backup there in time, though he did not play there in college, Zorn and Cerrato said. That is an area of need.

Cerrato said all three times the Redskins traded back they still ended up getting the exact player they had originally earmarked. So if these guys don't pan out for any reason, it won't be because the Skins got stuck taking players they didn't value.

LSU DT Glenn Dorsey was the top player on Washington's overall board, Cerrato said.
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Re: Official UDFA Signing Thread

I am really suprised they only got 1 CB....and that was an UFA...start healing up Carlos!
LB's can be gotten as UFA...only 2 is suprising
5 new Oline is a lot...

2 drafted safty's and 2 UFA....thats not good for Reed...though I'm sure UFA saftys have serious size/speed problems
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I couln't see waisting a pick on Dixon with his past but since he was not drafted then I could see us bringing him in because we would not be waisting a valueable pick if he can't keep his crap together.
Might be worth watching the Outside the Lines on the kid before you go around impugning his character all over the place. This is all I know of the kid, but it sure sounds like an unfair prosecution to me ... girls father found out, she came up with a story, the prosecution nailed him with an indictment that carried a 10-year min. sentence so they can say they are tough on crime and, of course, the racial implications are right out of the 1890s. I hope he gets a shot someplace ...

Outside The Lines: Marcus Dixon - ESPN Video
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Kerry Brown Scouting Report - 2008 NFL Draft Prospect

man they are really high on him in that video, looks like he could be a really good player, wonder why he wasnt drafted.

Strengths:
Has excellent size and a huge frame...Real tough and physical...Plays with a nasty demeanor and has a killer instinct...Very strong and powerful..Is relatively athletic with good mobility..Quick and agile...Stout at the point of attack...Can pull and get to the second level...Has a great motor...Nice awareness....Has lots of experience.

Weaknesses:
Didn't play against a lot of premier competiton...Will lose his balance...Can be too aggressive at times...Not necessarily a dominant drive blocker...Is a step slow off the snap...Struggles to recover when beaten...Seemed to get bored on occasions.

Notes:
Four-year starter...Was a two-time Division I-AA All-American..Father Bruce played basketball at Georgia Tech...Sister Kristy was a basketball standout at Stetson...A great small school prospect who has the physical tools along with the intangibles you look for in an offensive lineman..Very underrated who somehow didn't receive an invitation to the '08 Scouting Combine....Showed real well at the Texas vs. The Nation game..Wouldn't surprise me in the least if he wound up starting in the NFL.
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I am really suprised they only got 1 CB....and that was an UFA...start healing up Carlos!
They drafted a CB in the 4th.
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They drafted a CB in the 4th.
Oh yeah...thats right
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I think we might have signed this guy

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Sign Bobbie Williams!!!
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