Tampa Bay’s Undrafted Free Agent Signings

April 28th, 2013

TCDominik11The Bucs have yet to confirm their signings of undrafted free agent college players. However, below is a list issued by the NFL.

Now Joe is not a guy to get all excited about undrafted free agents and pretend there’s a superstar in the mix, although there could be.

Wyoming OL Nick Carlson
ASU CB Deveron Carr
Northern Michigan OT Jace Daniels
Pitt TE Hubie Graham
Mount Union WR Chris Denton
Temple/Boston College RB Montel Harris
USF TE Evan Landi
Miami OL Jeremy Lewis
Purdue QB Robert Marve
Northern Illinois CB Rashaan Melvin
UMass OT Nick Speller
Arizona FB Taimi Tutogi
Arkansas DE/LB Tenarius Wright
Rutgers WR Tim Wright
ASU OT Brice Schawb
Purdue RB Akrem Shavers
Georgia CB Branden Smith
Georgia Tech RB Orwin Smith

As the signings are confirmed by the Bucs, Joe will dive into the backgrounds of many of the players, talk to some at rookie minicamp, explore the organization’s interest, and bring you what Joe finds interesting.

27 Responses to “Tampa Bay’s Undrafted Free Agent Signings”

  1. RastaMon Says:

    Nino Silvan’s

  2. Andrew 2 Says:

    Joe you should be ashamed of yourself. Have you looked into any of these guys at all? Like even a quick google?

    Do you know who Chris Denton is? You just passed him over with nothing more than a name on a list after your last article. C’mon Man.

    Denton returned 5 punt returns for touchdowns this season alone.

    Branden Smith is a heck of a returner as well

  3. Oldguy Says:

    Joe – Thanks, in advance, for doing this. I find those guys each year kind of ineresting. Most years, one or two surprise and make it. A gem somewhere there.

  4. BamBamBuc Says:

    Sweet, we have a team now….

  5. mark2001 Says:

    Thanks Joe…

    Quite a change from the signings the last half dozen years. About a half dozen or dozen straggled in over a few days, during the last few years. The organization seems like they were really on it this year to bring in some talent beyond what are almost always just “camp body’s”. Will be very interested to see your analysis on these guys.

  6. Macabee Says:

    Andrew 2,

    I found the same info on Chris Denton and his 5 PRs for TDs. But I wonder if that was the level of competition. When I go to NFLDraftscout for his measurable they list his 40 time at 4.72 and he ran a 4.67 on his pro day. Let’s hope he’s quicker than fast and works out for us!

  7. Bucs Fan #238 Says:

    Joe invested a lot of time (and ink) on L Blount, Michael Bennett, Lumpkin, that one 350 LB DT who outplayed Haineworth and others only to have his heart broken time and time again.

    What ever you do Joe, don’t in love with one of these UDFA… because when you do, once they get cut you lay into the Bucs org. 🙂

  8. Theodore Says:

    We’re going to the Super Bowl!

  9. squadoosh Says:

    Orwin Smith is an interesting prospect. The guy has been hampered by injuries the past two years at Georgia Tech but has averaged over 9 yards per carry for his college career….pretty insane per carry average…apparantly just could not stay healthy.

  10. HawaiiBucsFan Says:

    Love the Branden Smith pick up. Dude was solid at UGA. Speed is his game. Not particularly outstanding but I wouldn’t at all be surprised to see his name next to 52 others in September. Could definitely compete for the return job

  11. Mike M Says:

    Has anyone ever heard of Donald Penn, Michael Bennett, and the corner that helped us finish our miserable pass defense last year, Leonard Johnson. Hey I heard once that as many as 30 percent of the active rosters in the modern era are UFDA’s. There is a star on this list.

  12. Horriblends Says:

    Rashaan Melvin is a good looking corner. Nice size and has broken up a ton of passes the last 2 years. Has some pretty good YouTube footage.

  13. Andrew 2 Says:

    Rashaan Melvin is a small school UDFA version of Banks…big physical 6’2 CB

  14. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    There are not any stars on that list, lol.

    Bucs were late getting to the party. All the good udfas were taken as soon as the draft was done.

    They could have gotten a guy like Chase Thomas had they moved quicker.

  15. Joe Says:

    @Andrew 2 – Dude, stop taking an attitude with Joe or you’ll get run out of here. Yes, Joe’s research the legendary Chris Denton. Joe’s not sprouting a boner since he’s not that fast, as Macabee wrote. Undrafted is undrafted. Joe will educate his readers on these guys at Joe’s discretion. If you don’t like it, it’s a big Internet out there.

  16. Stu Laake Says:

    I thought the roster limit for offseason was 90 players? With these signings plus the current roster via buccaneers.com the Bucs currently have 100 players either under contract of have drafted their rights.

  17. mark2001 Says:

    Bonzai…how do you know we were late to get to the “party”? These young men do have a choice with whom they sign. As I said earlier…we have never signed that many guys the day after the draft. I suspect that Dom an the guys were very aggressive in getting out there and trying to sign as many good ones as they could.

  18. mark2001 Says:

    Stu…I think the number that counts is only the guys under contract. The Drafted Rookies aren’t yet under contract, and I think that is the biggest part of it.

  19. Andrew 1 Says:

    the only one I know out of that list is QB Robert Marve from Purdue. hes decent but not great. other than that its good luck to the rest of the UFA.

  20. BuccFanInHawkeyeCountry Says:

    Whatever happen to Ol Frank Okam. I liked that big dude.

  21. Dp4life Says:

    ROBERT MARVE what a joke this kid has been terrible everywhere . Could keep starting job at any college. I wonder if he will make as much with bucs as he with Plant

  22. stevek Says:

    I am pulling for this guy: Wyoming OL Nick Carlson, sounds like All-Pro OL Carl Nicks.

  23. Eric Says:

    Be nice if somebody on the list could rush the passer.

  24. Donwaun5585 Says:

    The Montel Harris signining was a great pick up that dude use to run circles over FSU and the ACC he might b a keeper hope all is well with him joe u would love how this kid runs

  25. MR.T Says:

    big Frank Okam is still around but not playing anywhere that I could find.
    Here is a link to the 2013 senior bowl on Youtube if anyone wants to see Glennon (8 north) and Mike James (32 south) play. skip the first half all the north qb’s were terrible then. He got it rolling in the 2d half and did take the north to 2 scores, td,fg. James seems a solid if not spectacular runner.

  26. 4everBucsFan Says:

    I like how the Bucs are serious about giving guys off the street a legitimate chance to earn a spot on the team by being one of a few teams holding public try-outs. There really could be that diamond in the rough that, with a little polishing, could land a spot on the team.

  27. Being Ikkles Says:

    Montel Harris is a stud and has off the field issues or did, he will be with the bucs in 2013 regular season