Thursday, May 10, 2012
A look at the NFC East undrafteds
By Dan Graziano
Chris Burke was one of my editors at AOL FanHouse, which was an excellent chapter in both of our lives before it went the way of subprime mortgages, the XFL and "Linsanity." Chris is now doing very well running the "Audibles" blog at SI.com, and today he's got a post on the most promising undrafted free agents for each of the 32 NFL teams. I imagine it took a great deal of time to go through all of the undrafted free agents, and I respect that. But for our purposes, we're only looking at the names he picked out for NFC East teams. And here they are. The comments are mine, not Chris'. For his, you can click the link:
Dallas Cowboys: Jeff Adams, T, Columbia. The Cowboys like their current starting tackle tandem of Tyron Smith and Doug Free, but Free was shakier in 2011 than he was in 2010, and the roster isn't teeming with backup tackles. This guy could get a chance for some preseason playing time. And he's an Ivy Leaguer, so he's probably smart.
New York Giants: Joe Martinek, FB/RB, Rutgers. Rutgers kids are smart, too, and it's not as though there aren't opportunities this offseason in the Giants' backfield.
Philadelphia Eagles: Chris Polk, RB, Washington. Yeah, we've written about him, and others have, too. Surprising that he went undrafted, but apparently there were some health concerns. He's one of the more promising sleeper guys on this list anywhere in the league.
Washington Redskins: Lance Lewis, WR, East Carolina. Chase Minnifield would have been the easier call here, given that the Redskins have about a billion wide receivers and could stand some upgrades at cornerback. But Chris went with Lewis because of his size, which is something that's not abundant in that Washington WR corps.