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Old 04-30-2007, 10:22 AM   #1
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UDFA Signings

Saints Ink Undrafted Free Agents

posted April 29, 2007 - print me!
updated April 30, 2007
neworleansprofootball.com

This page will be updated as reports come in.

Pittsburgh QB Tyler Palko
6'1.5 - 215 - 4.83

A poor man's Brett Favre has all the intangibles and leadership skills you could ask for. Lefty has over 8300 career passing yards and a 60% career completion percentage, including 68% as a senior when he passed for 2871 yards, 25 TD's and nine interceptions. Mechanics are touch and go, as is his decision making. Those are two things that can really be improved by coaching, and otherwise Palko is a very solid football player. Showed massive improvement as a senior. Not a very good showing at Senior Bowl, which sunk his stock in front of everyone.



Houston LB Wade Koehl
6'2 - 230 - 4.58

Physical specimen pressed 225 25 times and ran a 6.81 three cone agility drill. Projects to weakside. Picked off Miami's Kyle Wright in a game that Houston lost 14-13. Hard worker, has long wavy blonde hair, his signature look. Spoke with Saints before the draft.



University of Alberta LS Pat McDonald
6'2 - 247

Only the second player from the University of Alberta to sign with an NFL team. The Saints' camp snapper, as starter Kevin Houser is well entrenched and one of the best in the NFL.



Notre Dame WR Rhema McKnight
6'2 - 211 - 4.53

Productive (15 TD's in 2006) at the collegiate level in a pro style offense, McKnight is a solid effort, solid intanglibles kind of receiver. What he lacks in speed he makes up for in route running and toughness. Made some great catches to help out Brady Quinn. Durability is an issue, a torn right ACL ended his 2005 season. Doesn't have great measurables, which helped validate criticisms.



BYU OL Jake Kuresa
6'4 - 343 - 5.23

Former DT was a four-year starter on the offensive line. Half-Samoan, enormous and strong as an ox with 35 presses of 225 at his pro day. Played his senior season in 2006 on two partially damaged ACL's. Played runningback in high school. Weight is an issue, despite his rep as a tough worker. Solid intangibles.





The Saints may bring Siena basketball player Michael Haddix, a 6'6, 255 pound center for the Saints. The Siena Saints, that is. Haddix has never played football.


http://www.neworleansprofootball.com/draft07/udfa.html
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:32 AM   #2
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thanks for finding a list. I like some of the names here.
Houston LB Wade Koehl 6'2 - 230 - 4.58
Now there is beef that can move for the defense.

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Old 04-30-2007, 10:50 AM   #3
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Wade Koehl a bit of reading on this kid
http://www.mywesttexas.com/site/news...d=475011&rfi=6
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Old 04-30-2007, 11:20 AM   #4
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I was surprised Rhema McKnight didn't get drafted by anyone... I think that's a pretty good signing right there.
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Old 04-30-2007, 11:41 AM   #5
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Definetly a good signing on McKnight. Bobaganoosh just posted a more updated list of guys in a different thread. The list includes one of our favorites...Walter Thomas.
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Old 04-30-2007, 11:44 AM   #6
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hello

didn't we address D in FA and some in the draft... geez!
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Old 04-30-2007, 11:55 AM   #7
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I like all of these signings; the more the merrier.
Realistically, 1, maybe 2 make it, a couple stick around to practice. We do have the extra exhibition game this year, so plenty of time to look at everyone.

The plus side is that they are our property, and some one like Koehl or Mcknight might get us a draft pick next year.
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