We’ll keep a running tally of the Seattle Seahawks UDFA signings here. If you see a signing that is not yet listed, please mention in the comments and we’ll get it updated. Previous Seahawks undrafted free agents include Doug Baldwin, Thomas Rawls, DeShawn Shead, Michael Bennett (left and returned), Mike Morgan, and Jermaine Kearse.
Last year’s crop included several players who made the final 53-man roster including Tanner McEvoy, Trevone Boykin, Tyvis Powell, DeAndre Elliott, and George Fant.
Note: These are rumored moves, or moves announced by players/agents. The Seahawks won’t officially announce their UDFA signings and minicamp invites until Monday.
Seahawks 2017 undrafted free agent signings:
Darreus Rogers, WR, USC
Algernon Brown, FB, BYU
Jordan Roos, G, Purdue
Skyler Howard, QB, West Virginia
Jordan Simone, WR, Arizona State
Tyrone Swoopes, TE, Texas
Otha Peters, LB, Louisiana Lafayette
Calvin Steyn, OL, Weber State
Tony Bridges, DB, Mississippi
Hayden Plinke, TE, UTEP
Nick Usher, LB, UTEP
Bernard Dawson, DT, Georgia Southern
Ronald Butler, QB, Tennessee State
Al Riles, WR, Lousiana
Jordan Simone, 5’11, 190 lbs:
Simone decided to walk on at ASU after taking a year off from football once his head coach at Washington State (Paul Wulff) was let go in 2011. He became such a problem for the offense while on the scout team that coaches gave him a shot to earn playing time -- and he did. League coaches recognized his play as a junior with honorable mention accolades, as he made 100 tackles, 4.5 for loss. Simone received those honors again in 2015 (91 tackles, four for loss, two interceptions, four pass break-ups), even though he missed the Sun Devils' final three games with a torn right ACL.
Due to his 6'4", 249-pound frame, Swoopes was deployed primarily as a short-yardage runner this season, and he delivered to the tune of 174 yards and seven touchdowns.
His most extensive action as a pure quarterback came in 2014, as he attempted 384 passes in throwing for 2,409 yards, 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
Swoopes was unable to keep the starting job because of his inaccuracy and poor decision-making, but he remained an asset thanks to his athletic ability.
Tyrone Swoopes at pro day: 6'4, 247 lbs, 4.65 40-yard dash, 35" vertical. Almost identical to David Njoku.— Field Gulls (@FieldGulls) April 29, 2017
Jordan Roos, a four-year starter at Purdue:
6’4”, 302 pounds
Roos was quietly a hard-worker and grinder for four years at Purdue. He was a four-year starter that played for a bad team as one of its better players. He would often open the door for Markell Jones with pulling blocks the last two years and he helped block for David Blough, who led the Big Ten in passing last season.
Roos has at least a chance of getting drafted, as he is listed as the No. 23 offensive guard in the draft according to NFL Draft Scout. He was not invited to the NFL combine, but put up decent numbers in Purdue’s pro day, including a 4.78 20 yard shuttle and a 7.47 3-Cone Drill. CBS also has him as the No. 23 offensive guard and No. 374 prospect overall.
40 Yard Dash (NFL Draft Scout): 4.78
20 Yard Dash: 2.75
10 Yard Dash: 1.67
Bench Reps: 23
Vertical Jump: 31”
Broad Jump: 9’02”
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.26
3-Cone Drill: 7.09
Peters began his career at Arkansas and was a four-star prospect coming out of Covington, Louisiana. After a successful freshman season in Fayetteville (32 tackles), Peters struggled a bit as a sophomore, mainly due to injury. According to Peters, he “had broke [his] radius (forearm) the week before the season started” and decided to continue his career closer to home. Peters felt like he needed new scenery after dealing with “the injury and a lot of coaching changes”. At this time Arkansas was just finishing the Bobby Petrino, John L. Smith, and Bret Bielema coaching shuffle and it was time for a fresh start. Peters would settle on Mark Hudspeth’s program in Lafayette (two hours from his home in Covington) and this is where the real story begins.
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"I see some of the good things he does, but it almost doesn't even matter to me because I know our coaches are going to want him off the board as soon as they see his 40 time. I don't know if he'll break a 4.65." - NFC West Coast regional scout
Rogers is one part vertical receiver with great ball skills and no deep speed and one part possession receiver with below average route-running but very good hand-eye coordination. His size will work in his favor, but his lack of functional play speed could make the back end of a roster his final destination.
The 2017 draft class