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49ers Undrafted Free Agent Review

Posted on: April 29, 2009 3:44 pm
Edited on: August 3, 2009 9:27 pm
 

l Alex Boone , OT, Ohio State - Anyone who reads this blog knows that I have liked Boone for a long time as the 49ers possible right tackle of the future and at one point I wasn't against drafting him in the 4th-6th round.  The fact that we got him as a UDFA makes me very happy.  Boone has always had the physical ability to be a good player at right tackle because of his great strength and he has 4 years of starting experience at Ohio State as well but his main problem is his decision making.  He was charged with drunk driving in 2006 and again in 2009 after resisting arrest and having a blood-alcohol level 3 or 4 times the legal limit.  For some reason he has also admitted to sometimes drinking 30 beers a day.  If he can just pull his head out of his ass then maybe he can be our starting right tackle when Marvel Smith's contract is up.  If not this is a low risk signing that costs us nothing.

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scout
ingreports/ot/Alex-Boone.php


Pannel Egboh, DE, Stanford - A little small, only 275 pounds, and if he wants to make the team he is going to have to bulk up a bit to play defensive end because he is nowheree near quick enough to play outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.  The good news for him is that his almost 6'6'' frame can support more weight and that he is exceptionally strong so there is a chance.  But with Dematric Evans, Justin Smith, Kentwan Balmer, Ray McDonald, Ricky Jean-Francois, and now Egboh all competing for 2 defensive ends spots it seems like Egboh is nothing more than training camp fodder.

http://www.draftcountdown.com/scout
ingreports/de/Pannel-Egboh.php


Kory Sheets , RB, Purdue - In my last 49er mock draft I actually had us taking him in the 4th round so you know I love this signing.  I mean, when the draft was over I went online to see who had drafted him and when I saw he went undrafted I was shocked.  Sheets was super prodcutive at Purdue and has great speed.  Best receiving threat at running back that was available in the draft as well.  The only problem is that with the drafting of Glen Coffee in the 3rd round we now have Frank Gore, Coffee, Michael Robinson, Thomas Clayton, and Sheets.  I doubt that we carry 5 running backs and seeing as Coffee is a lot like Clayton, Clayton will probably be the one to get to boot to back room for Sheets.  I am not sure how I feel about that because I wanted to see what Clayton could do in the regular season but I do like Sheets and he does bring something that we don't have, a change of pace back.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gMwSSLrzSg
http://www.draftcountdown.com/scout
ingreports/rb/Kory-Sheets.php


Jahi Word-Daniels , CB, Georgia Tech - Aside from having one of the coolest sounding names I have ever heard, Word-Daniels is a tall, physical corner who could surprise and make the team.  Then again, with all of the defensive backs currently on the roster, it is more likely that he will be on the practice squad for at least a year.  Word-Daniels had impressive measurements at the combine, 36'' vertical and 24 bench reps most notably, and fell mostly because he was injured for the entire second half of the 2008 season.  If he had stayed healthy he would have probably been drafted in the middle rounds so we got a steal picking him up as an UDFA if he is healthy and can play up to his full abililty. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a22UBHCOnb4
http://www.draftcountdown.com/scout
ingreports/cb/Jahi-Word-Daniels.php


Dobson Collins , WR, Gardner-Webb - I personally do not know much about him but from what I have read he is a small, skinny receiver that isn't overly speedy but finds way to get open underneath and doesn't drop passes.  After typing that he sounds a little like Wes Welker but I doubt he is that good and I certainly won't get my hopes up.  Apparently he was a good return man at Gardner-Webb so maybe he will make the team there but I doubt that as well.  More likely just another body to catch passes in training camp.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_p48H1Sanw
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/fo
otball/2009/draft/players/41256.htm
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Matt Huners , OL, South Florida - The only things I know about him are that he started 27 games in college at offensive guard, he was pretty good for the Bulls as a senior, and that he is a little undersized but strong.

http://www.gousfbulls.com/ViewArtic
le.dbml?SPSID=37330&SPID=2981&DB_OEM_ID=7700&ATCLID=216806&Q_SEASON=2008


Carlos Thomas , CB, South Carolina - I can't find any scouting reports on him and, though I have watched a few South Carolina games, I never really payed attention to him.  He is supposedly very fast and ran a 4.37 at South Carolina's Pro Day. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw8jSNSUtmk


Terrail Lambert
, CB, Notre Dame - Pretty much just a special teams player at Notre Dame. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w0WItrYX2o

Kyle Howard , OT, Wyoming - I thought it was hard to find anything about big school players at positions like corner and whatnot but it is almost impossible to find anything on a small school offensive lineman.  He is big, 6'7'' and 315 pounds, and had plenty of starting experience at Wyoming.  That is all I got so sue me.




Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Apr 5, 2008
Posted on: May 4, 2009 5:52 pm
 

49ers Undrafted Free Agent Review

A coaches dream is to have competition at all spots. You have to like what we did in the draft as well as these signings of UDFAs. You saw what happened t o Jacksonville last year as a running team with no depth at the O-line. We know it wasn't really their fault with three injuries and a shooting! As a run team we need to have people familiar with our plays and O-coordinator in case we need to fill injury spots. And we really needed another DB and DE. Competition makes sense in camp and capitalist economies lol. Lets hope Singletary has us going in the right direction.



Since: Jul 22, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2009 2:47 pm
 

49ers Undrafted Free Agent Review

Kyle Howard , OT, Wyoming - I thought it was hard to find anything about big school players at positions like corner and whatnot but it is almost impossible to find anything on a small school offensive lineman.  He is big, 6'7'' and 315 pounds, and had plenty of starting experience at Wyoming.  That is all I got so sue me.
Well it's more than any of us have so I think you safe.  This is a great blog.  Great info.  I also wanted the 49ers to take Sheets in the later rounds of the draft.  He can but a kick and punt returner.  Also a very good change of pack RB.  Coffee is more of a strait ahead runner and Sheets is a speed back.  I'm not to sold on Clayton.  He always looks good in the preseason then never gets a shot in games that count.  Plus nobody else ever picks him off the practice squad.  I know he is not a good blocker but there must be more to it that meets the eye cause someone should have grabbed him by now.  Great read. 

P.S. I've got a good feeling about Boone too.  I can't wait till the season gets underway.  49ers 4ever!!!



Since: Sep 4, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2009 7:51 pm
 

49ers Undrafted Free Agent Review

Kyle Howard , OT, Wyoming - I thought it was hard to find anything about big school players at positions like corner and whatnot but it is almost impossible to find anything on a small school offensive lineman.  He is big, 6'7'' and 315 pounds, and had plenty of starting experience at Wyoming.  That is all I got so sue me. I will, expect to be served by friday.
And I will never read another one of your blogs again!

Anyway- thanks for putting this out.  I like the fact that we got two more DE and two more OT.  While we all thought that was our most glaring need in the draft, maybe we have coaches that won't write off players after one season and they'll expect Rachal and Balmer to step up.


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