EUGENE, OR - NOVEMBER 19: Running back Marc Tyler #26 of the USC Trojans runs with the ball in the first half of the game against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
The Green Bay Packers are a team that could use some fresh young backups at multiple positions, and they need to save their cap space to give some of their biggest stars contract extensions. It should come as no surprise, then, to hear that they're making liberal use of the NFL's new roster rules. The Packers can have 90 players when camp starts, so they're bringing in a lot of undrafted free agents.
Green Bay has a good history of turning 7th round picks and UDFAs into solid contributors, and the pedigrees of the guys they've brought in this season suggest that they might have found another gem or two. It's all a crap shoot until they get onto the field, but just about every undrafted free agent signing the Packers made either played for a big-time program, produced at a great clip for a smaller program, or has spectacular physical tools.
Falling under the 'spectacular physical tools' category is Dale Moss, a basketball player turned wide receiver who played one season for the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. He's 6'3", 213 pounds with a ridiculous 41.5" vertical jump. Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette wrote a great story on him and the Packers' other UDFAs. I encourage you to read it. Here's the complete UDFA list, as far as we know right now. The Packers could still bring in more players, but there won't be many more if they add to this list.
Dale Moss, WR, South Dakota State
Marc Tyler, RB, USC
Dezman Moses, OLB, Tulane
Don Barclay, OT, West Virginia
Jaymar Latchison, OLB, New Mexico
Duane Bennett, RB, Minnesota
Tommie Draheim, OT, San Diego State
Jaymes Brooks, G/C, Virginia Tech
Eric Lair, TE, Minnesota
Nicholas Cooper, RB, Winston-Salem State
Cameron Ford, TE, Wake Forest
Drew Vanderlin, DE, Michigan Tech
Darius Reynolds, WR, Iowa State
Sean Richardson, S, Vanderbilt
Watch any of these guys in college? If you did, share your insights in the comments.