Join Date: Jan 2010
A few are camp bodies, some look like threats to win roster spots. The list isn't complete yet as the Bucs are one of the few teams to have tryout camps.
Robert Marve, QB, Purdue-6'1 212-transferred from Miami. History of ACL injuries to left knee. Strong arm, good mobility (4.81) still. Solid player that COULD contend for a practice squad spot.
Akrem Shavers, RB, Purdue-5'10 198-another signee from Purdue, has good speed and quickness (4.48-some had as low as 4.35, 39" VJ, 6.89 3cone). Moderately productive, 871 yards. Ability to return kicks could give him outside chance of making team.
Montel Harris, RB, Temple-5'8 208-former BC starter was kicked off the team for disciplinary reason and resurfaced with Temple. Has seemingly been around forever and his play seems like it. A hard charging, slightly speed deficient (4.57) smaller back, rushed for over 1000 yards this past season (though 356 came against Army). Has talent to stick as a 2nd or 3rd RB but has a history of character and knee issues.
Hubie Graham, TE, Pitt. 6'3 237-Too small to be effective blocking, too slow to be effective running routes (4.93), Graham projects best as a camp body that may or may not make it to see the start of training camp.
Evan Landi, TE, USF, 6'3 240-Local product dosn't have much size or speed (4.87). Very similar to Graham in his chances to make an impact.
Chris Denton, WR, Mount Union-5'10 193-ran 4.67 but showed good explosion in other drills. Trying to use experience as punt returner to help make roster. Was fairly explosive as a returner...for Div III.
Tim Wright, WR, Rutgers-6'3 219-Good sized but slow (4.65) former Schiano recruit has a little explosiveness (36" VJ) may have to try to make it as a move TE.
Nick Speller, OT, UMass, 6'5 300-Weighed in lighter than expected at Pro Day (listed at 334), transferred from Syracuse. Known as more of a mauler and tested that way (5.23, 24.5" VJ) in everything but the bench press (15!). Will probably tried inside at OG because he has problems with speed.... but might not be big enough to hold up inside.
Brice Schawb, OT, ASU, 6'7 303-Huge frame, projects better at RT where his limited athleticism (5.35 26" VJ) and good upper body strength (29 reps) will do him some good.
Nick Carlson, C Wyoming, 6'3 298-Smallish, limited phone booth athlete was 1st team All-Mountain West. Tested okay (5.28 29" VJ 28 BP). Has a shot to win backup OC role.
Willie Moseley, LB Buffalo, 6'4 232-Projects as a Mike or Sam for Bucs. Speed (4.77) is a big issue, as is functional strength (16 BP). Best/only hope is as special teamer.
Branden Smith, CB, Georgia, 5'10 172-Small and fast (4.38), troubled with some off field issues (arrested for drug possession in spring. If he can keep clean and work hard, has a shot as a nickel CB. Also returns kicks.
Rashaan Melvin, CB, Northern Illinois, 6'2 192-Yet another long CB. This one can really run though (4.42 38" VJ). Played at high level during senior season and due to experience and athletic ability, has shot at sticking.
Deveron Carr, CB, ASU, 6'0 187-Yet another good, draftable CB picked up as an UDFA. All three CBs thus far have legitimate chances to stick on the final roster. Has a ton of speed (4.36) and was Pac-10 Honorable Mention. Like many of the other prospects, can also help out as a kick returner. It wouldn't surprise me if all 3 CBs make the final roster/practice squad.
Last edited by brasho : 04-28-2013 at 09:05 AM.