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Undrafted Free Agent Tracker: Scouting The Rams 23 UDFA Additions

The St. Louis Rams have added 23 undrafted rookies. Can any of them stick around? T-Bob Hebert from LSU just might.
The St. Louis Rams have added 23 undrafted rookies. Can any of them stick around? T-Bob Hebert from LSU just might.
The St. Louis Rams have signed a truckload of undrafted free agent rookies. There are lists here and there, but this is the most complete list you'll find outside of Rams Park. And, so it's more than just a list, I've included some info on the 23 players added so far.

There are some interesting names on this list, and a few players who could stick.

  • Todd Anderson, FB, Michigan State - Listed at 6'2" 267 pounds, Anderson is more of a one-dimensional lead blocker, though his speed might be too slow for that even.
  • Sammy Brown, LB, Houston - Brown has speed, and the Cougars used him as a pass rusher. He might be one of the more intriguing names on this list.
  • Jeremy Caldwell, CB, Eastern Kentucky - He had several workouts from teams during spring. Caldwell won the Buck Buchanan Award as the top defensive player in the FCS last season. He picked off two passes as a senior and finished his college career with 15. Could be an asset in the return game.
  • Derek Choice, OLB, Stephen F. Austin - He was teammates with Jabara Williams, a Rams pick last year in the draft.
  • Matt Conrath, DT, Virginia - If he gained some weight, he might be a serviceable interior lineman. According to this scouting report, he does have a natural instinct for playing the run.
  • Matt Daniels, S, Duke - Daniels was named Duke football's MVP last year. He can run, with a 4.42 40 time. He can play the pass pretty well, and might find a role in sub packages.
  • Austin Davis, QB, Southern Mississippi - Tom Brandstater could be on notice. Yes, that's Brett Favre's college. You may remember him from taking apart Houston last year. He has a decent arm and a good work ethic that could get him the third QB job.
  • Cory Harkey, TE, UCLA - He weighs 270 pounds, and is nothing but a blocker. That could be useful to the Rams as they replace Billy Bajema and find someone to prop up their tackles on the outside.
  • Johnny Hekker, P, Oregon State - He did make this punt against Wisconsin. Whoops. He does have a big leg though and made himself a pretty consistent punter for the Beavers.
  • T-Bob Hebert, C, LSU - Yes, that's his name. The NFP scouts like him as a pass blocker, and note that he has the mentality to stick.
  • Alex Hoffman-Ellis, OLB, Washington State - It was a bit of a surprise that he went undrafted after leading the Cougars in tackles, with 88, last season and running a 4.54 40 at his pro day.
  • Jamaar Jarrett, DE, Arizona State - Like his teammate Vontaze Burfict, Jarrett failed a Combine drug test. He might have been a UDFA anyway. Has the size and power to be a developmental prospect.
  • Nick Johnson, WR, Henderson State - A smaller slot guy, Johnson did run a 4.34 40 time which merits a look.
  • Noah Keller, LB, Ohio - The scouting reports see a linebacker who can defend the run, but doesn't offer much else.
  • Rodney McLeod, S, Virginia - He may be a corner in the NFL, but will have a tough time cracking the Rams depth chart at either position.
  • Calvin Middleton, RB, Jackson State - He is lone back weighing more than 210 pounds that the Rams picked up last week. The Rams met with him prior to the draft, and, according to Middleton, told him that he reminded them of Mike Tolbert.
  • Joe Long, OT, Wayne State - Long was the Division II offensive lineman of the year in 2011. He is Jake Long's brother.
  • DeAngelo Peterson, TE, LSU - Has some skills, but nothing that stands out. This scouting reportnotes his speed.
  • Quinton Porter, S, UNLV - He played corner at UNLV, and missed the 2010 season with a knee injury.
  • Nick Schwieger, RB, Dartmouth - A team captain, he owns school records for rushing and all purpose yards. He could be a special teams contributor.
  • Scott Smith, DE, Texas Tech - He beat up on Mizzou last season. Smith has a nice first step off the line, but is a pretty raw prospect. He was suspended for much of the 2010 season.
  • Travis Tripucka, LS, Massachusetts - He's a long snapper, though he did take the time to explain the finer points of it at his pro day.