Joe Lefeged tops undrafted FAs

2011 undrafted free agents have plenty to offer NFL teams

Originally Published: May 11, 2011
Scouts Inc.

Undrafted free agents have become casualties of the NFL lockout -- unable to have contact with teams or sign contracts -- and will remain in limbo until the league's owners and players agree on a new collective bargaining agreement (or the lockout is lifted).

Which players will generate the most interest when they can be signed? Here's a look at the top 40 undrafted free agents in Scouts Inc.'s 2011 prospect rankings and what they have to offer NFL teams.

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Jim O'Connor/US PresswireJoe Lefeged is strong on special teams and a potential starter in the NFL.

1. Joe Lefeged, S, Rutgers (Scouts Inc. grade: 73)
Lefeged possesses a nice combination of size and straight-line speed, and the range, discipline and toughness to contribute as a sub-package safety and special-teams player early in his career. He also has the ability to develop into a starting strong safety in time.


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