- Mar 10, 2007
- Reaction score
- Bourbon Bowl
https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article229384504.htmlSome insight into what the Dolphins are getting with their undrafted rookie free agent pickups on offense:
Colorado State receiver Preston Williams:
A former elite recruit out of Georgia, the 6-4 Williams had two nondescript years at Tennessee, then blossomed in his one season at Colorado State last year, producing 96 catches for 1,345 yards (he led the Mountain West in both categories).
Pro Football Focus calls him one of the NFL’s 10 best undrafted free agent signings.
Maryland’s Tre Watson:
The Dolphins swooped in to wrest Watson away from the Redskins, who thought they were signing him after the draft.
Watson, a 6-2, 236-pound inside linebacker, had 108 tackles, was first-team All-Big 10, averaged more tackles per game than anyone else in the conference (9.6) and had a Big Ten-leading five interceptions last season but still didn’t get an invitation to the Combine.
What’s more, Pro Football Focus ranked him 29th among all linebackers in run stop percentage.
So yes, he will have the proverbial chip on the shoulder after going undrafted.