With two days having passed since the end of the 2012 NFL draft, plenty of notable undrafted free agents have signed with teams. Here's how 10 of those players fit the teams with which they hope to catch on.
Polk has undergone two shoulder surgeries and is not an explosive runner, but he has solid run skills (vision/patience) and is great in the passing game. The Eagles drafted Bryce Brown in the seventh round and have LeSean McCoy and Dion Lewis, so Polk needs to outperform Brown in training camp. Brown is more naturally talented but has baggage and has not been a consistent producer.
Brown started 38 games at left tackle for the Trojans, and he has quick feet and can pull/trap well. He lacks ideal strength, though, and needs some polish, so he's going to be a project for Mike Tice and the rest of the offensive staff.
Johnson is small (5-foot-9⅞, 198 pounds) and has below-average speed (4.71 in the 40-yard dash), but he is a better football player than his measurables indicate. He is tough, instinctive and physical. Johnson is a good fit for Tampa Bay, which still plays a lot of zone coverage, and could become the No. 4 or 5 corner.
Minnifield's top-end speed (4.62) is not good, but he has good instincts and upper-echelon ball skills. He is also solid in run support. Microfracture surgery on his knee is the biggest reason he went undrafted, but when healthy Minnifield is a better player than Washington draft picks Richard and Jordan Bernstine.
I'm surprised some team didn't take a chance on Poole in the draft. I like his vision and patience as a runner, and while he doesn't have elite size or speed, Poole's hands are solid and he's willing to contribute in run support. It will be interesting to see how Carolina's depth chart shakes out with DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart on the roster, but no legitimate No. 3 back. I give Poole a good chance to make the regular-season roster.
Steed lacks ideal speed, but he belonged in the final few rounds. He's competitive, tough and aggressive, and shows quick feet and good balance. Head coach Rex Ryan will take a liking to Steed, who could make the roster on special teams and work his way into sub packages in a year or two.
McCray is still developing his instincts and needs to improve his core strength, but he's a good athlete with developmental upside. The Dolphins did not draft a safety and they need depth in the secondary, so McCray has a legitimate shot to make the roster.
BYU OT Matt Reynolds -- Carolina Panthers
Reynolds has size and experience, but he lacks good mobility and he is not overly powerful. He could push for a roster spot, though, as a versatile tackle/guard.
Syracuse S Phillip Thomas -- Philadelphia Eagles
Thomas is undersized and lacks elite top-end speed and overall range, but he is an instinctive, savvy safety who is a good tackler and has ball skills. He must show he is capable of holding up in deep coverage to make the roster.
A former volleyball player who added 70 pounds during college, Zusevics is a natural knee-bender with good natural movement skills. He is still getting bigger and stronger and improving his recognition, but Zusevics has potential and could emerge as a versatile swing man a few years down the road.