The 2013 NFL draft is in the books but this is when Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson’s dirty work is just beginning. Thompson has forged a reputation for being a huge proponent of using undrafted free agency to find some hidden gems. Some examples of those past finds are Tramon Williams, Sam Shields, M.D. Jennings, Don Barclay and Dezman Moses, to name a few.
Here is the complete list of the Packers’ 2012 UDFA (undrafted free agent) signings, complete with height, weight and 40 yard dash times. We will be continually updating the list with additional player information or adding new signings, so check back in throughout the day.
Matt Brown, QB, Illinois State – 6’3″ 223lbs, 4.87 40yd dash time –
Took over as the starter in his freshman season, compiling a 93.1 NFL passer rating across the next four years. Completed 928 of 1,456 passes (63.7%) for 10,596 yards, 78 touchdowns, and 36 interceptions. At his Pro Day, also had a 41.5 inch vertical, had a 10’10 broad jump.
Ben Ericksen, S, Illinois State – 6’1″ 194lbs, 4.51 40yd dash time –
Played all four years at Illinois State, starting out as a wide receiver before converting to a safety in his second year. Was also used as a kick returner each year. In his senior year, had seven interceptions. At his Pro Day, scored 16 bench reps, 36.5″ vertical, 10’02” broad jump, 4.22s shuttle, and 6.85s 3-cone.
Patrick Lewis, G, Texas A&M – 6’1″ 311lbs, 5.30 40yd dash time –
Started 52 games in college and earned three All-Big 12 selections. Visited the Packers prior to the draft. At his Pro day, scored 25 bench reps, 29″ vertical, 8’0″ broad jump, 4.93s shuttle, and 8.01s 3-cone.
Andy Mulumba, OLB, Eastern Michigan – 6’3″ 260lbs, 4.82 40yd dash time –
A hybrid pass rusher with experience in both two and three point stance, Mulumba doesn’t have great burst or speed, but he shows good awareness vs. the run with some upside. – Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
Angelo Pease, RB, Kansas State – 5’10″ 211lbs, 4.50 40yd dash time –
Saw action in 10 games in 2011, including a start against Texas A&M… Rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns… Rushed five times for 33 yards and his first career touchdown against No. 15 Baylor… Set career highs in both rushes (8) and yards (61) at Kansas. Pease did a little of everything during his collegiate career, playing quarterback in wildcat situations, running back and even a little wide receiver. He’s listed as a running back, but theoretically could play any of those positions.
Gilbert Pena, NT, Mississippi – 6’3″ 330lbs, 5.48 40yd dash time –
Pena has limited range and isn’t as strong as he looks, but was a substantial reason for Mississippi’s improved run defense in 2012. – Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com. Pena transferred to Ole Miss in the spring of 2011. After 10 appearances as a junior with 11 total tackles, Pena had a breakout senior season. Appearing in all 13 games, Pena posted 34 total tackles and 6.5 tackles for loss
Jake Stoneburner, TE, Ohio State – 6’4″ 249lbs, 4.65 40yd dash time –
A tall athlete with good length and catching radius. He plays with excellent body control to adjust and come down with the catch, showing very good field awareness. He makes plays after the catch, showing good effort and power to pick up tough yards. He displays some tenacity as a blocker and does a nice job on the perimeter. -CBS Sports
Lane Taylor, G, Oklahoma State – 6’3″ 324lbs, 5.35 40yd dash time –
Entered the 2012 season as one of the top-rated linemen in the Big-12 conference. After spending a lot of time in the weight room, he has done a nice job putting on weight and maxing out his frame, adding over 30 pounds since his freshman season. Taylor isn’t the most mobile blocker, but he stays coordinated in his stance and works well in small areas. -CBS Sports
Myles White, WR, Louisiana Tech – 6’0″ 182lbs, 4.42 40yd dash time –
Transferred to Tech from Michigan State. A second team All-WAC selection that caught 56 passes for 718 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 12.8 yards per catch and close to five catches per game
James Winchester, LS, Oklahoma – 6’3″ 210lbs. 4.58 40yd dash time –
Deep snapper James Winchester put on some of the best performances to outshine some better-known players at Oklahoma’s pro day. Winchester had the best marks during Wednesday’s workout session in the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump, three-cone drill and 60-yard shuttle. He ran the 40 in 4.58 seconds, logged a vertical jump of 38 inches and a broad jump of 11 feet,
Jeremy Vujnovich, OT, Louisiana College – 6’5″ 290lbs, 4.87 40yd dash time, 35 bench reps. Three year starter, two-time 1st Team All-ASC selection. His college coach called him the most athletic tackle he’s ever coached.
Devin Willis, CB, Northern Arizona – 6’0″, 178lbs. Two years at NAZ after transferring from Palomar College. Miami, FL native.
Damond Smith, CB, South Alabama – 5’11”, 181lbs. Transfer from Western Michigan. has “made some mistakes”, but is anxious to move forward. Strongest in press coverage, says he models himself after Patrick Peterson.
Cedrick Moore, S, Stony Brook – 5’11”, 205lbs. Senior year starter, led team with 85 tackles. 2nd team All Big South.
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