It doesn’t happen every year, but it’s not uncommon for an undrafted free agent rookie to make the Titans’ 53-man roster. Last year it was Biren Ealy and the year before it was Ahmard Hall. In previous years, Drew Bennett and Brad Kassell not only made the team but eventually became starters. UDFA Billy Volek became the #2 quarterback and got a lot of starts when Steve McNair was injured.
Will any of this year’s UDFAs make the team?
DT Barry Booker probably has the best chance — the Titans had given him a sixth-round grade for the draft. I am not aware of any of the others having a draftable grade. The Titans must really like Rafael Little, though. He’s a project who will have to spend the year rehabbing from ACL surgery and won’t see the field until 2009.
I don’t know much about the others. Most of them are probably just camp fodder. Frank Wycheck has a kinder description — he calls them “legsavers” — they’re the guys who do a lot of the training camp work for the veteran players. saving their legs for the beginning of the season.
Following is the list of this year’s UDFAs. If anyone has any info on any of them, your input will be appreciated.
DT Barry Booker – Virginia Tech
RB Omar Cuff – Delaware
LB Jerrell Freeman – Mary-Hardin Baylor
S Tony Joiner – Florida
RB Rafael Little – Kentucky
T Brock Pasteur – Stephen F. Austin
WR Jason Rivers – Hawaii
C Eric Scott – Kentucky
C/G Fernando Velasco – Georgia
WR Edward Williams – Lane College