A Closer Look: Vikings Undrafted Free Agents

Dec 2, 2011; Eugene, OR, USA; UCLA Bruins running back Derrick Coleman (33) is tackled by Oregon Ducks rover Eddie Pleasant (11) during the Pac-12 Championship game at Autzen Stadium. Oregon defeated UCLA 49-31. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Some scouting report snippets on the 15 UFAs signed by the Vikings in the wake of the draft:

Kamar Jorden – WR – Bowling Green  6-1, 203

Via National Football Post: “A limited athlete with some savvy and smoothness to his game, but not a dynamic NFL athlete.”

Bobby Felder – CB – Nicholls State  5-9, 170

Via Fanatical Football Fiend: “Felder has good size and solid build to hold up on the outside; dangerous with the football in his hands, attacks the ball in air well, and contributes as a punt returner.” But: “Felder feathers with slight hesitation as a cover 2 corner, looking much more natural and comfortable when playing man coverage.”

Ernest Owusu – DE – California  6-4, 277

Via Chad Reuter in a piece in The Tennessean: “He is a late-round pick, but I like him, and he has good athleticism. I like him based on his tape. He’s going to be a solid pro. I can understand why the Titans would have some interest in him.”

Kevin Cyrille – DE – Florida Atlantic  6-2, 279

Can’t find any actual scouting information but this from FAU Owl Access: “A defensive end during his tenure at FAU, Cyrille said the Vikings intend to move his 6-foot-2, 279-pound frame to the interior of the defensive line.”

Quentin Saulsberry – C – Mississippi State  6-2, 304

From CBSSports.com: “Fires off the snap with explosive burst and no hesitation. Moves very well for a 300-pounder with above-average quickness and range. Does a nice job getting to the second level and blocking in space — mobile and effective pulling. Has quick feet and bends well at the knee. Sits in his stance with good balance and a strong base. Extends his arms quickly at the point of attack and is aggressive with his hands — strong, active punch. Works hard through the whistle with top a motor and nasty demeanor. Scrappy and physical with an intense playing style. Has a tenacious attitude and looks to eliminate defenders from the play — love his aggressive nature and feisty mean streak.”

Chase Baker – DT – Boise State  6-2, 298

Check out this entertaining video of Chase Baker’s agent on draft day.

Derrick Coleman – RB – UCLA  5-11, 230

Via National Football Post: “Runs hard, has the natural strength to break tackles at the line and power his way into the second level. Has a little coordination between the tackles when asked to pick his way through a phone booth. However, has only one gear.”

Eric Latimore – DE – Penn State  6-6, 283

Via National Football Post: “For the most part, he doesn’t display the type of dominance you would expect from a kid with his skill set coming from a big time program. ”

Tyler Nielsen – LB – Iowa  6-3, 238

A full write up by Jon Merkle on this Mike Mayock favorite.

Corey Paredes – LB – Hawaii  5-10, 230

Via National Football Post: “ A limited athlete who is undersized and doesn’t have the physical talent needed to make an NFL roster.”

Austin Pasztor – G – Virgina 6-7, 306

Via SI.com: “Pasztor is a solid college lineman with the size and growth potential to play at the next level. He’s a solid developmental prospect for a power running offense.

Tydreke Powell – DT – North Carolina  6-2, 311

Via NFL Mocks: “Gap clogger, good size, solid starting experience, can command a double team, allows players behind him to make plays, powerful.”

Terrell Resonno – DT – Missouri  6-5, 295

Via National Football Post: “Possesses an intriguing frame and has some natural strength. Could get some looks as a potential 34 DE, but more of a free agent only.”

Darrion Weems – T – Oregon  6-5, 318

TVA’s Ricky Widmer gives his thoughts on Weems.

C.C. Whitlock – CB – South Carolina  5-10, 181

Did this in college.

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