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The rankings in parenthesis indicate overall NFL ranking. Team tables below include tryouts (tryout players not included in ranking formula). Listed at the bottom of the column are the top unsigned UDFA who haven’t received reported tryout offers.

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1. Indianapolis Colts (2)

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Pos

Rank

Name

Comp

RAS

HT

wt

LB11

122

JoJo Domann

Jabril Cox

7.6

6012

230

QB8

162

Jack Coan

Greg McElroy

7.7

6032

218

OT21

196

Ryan Van Demark

Joe Haeg

9.44

6064

307

RB20

259

D’Vonte Price

JR Redmond

7.8

6010

210

RB23

274

Max Borghi

Danny Woodhead

7.55

5093

210

CB39

301

Dallis Flowers

Roc Alexander

9.53

6010

196

S25

337

Sterling Weatherford

Tanner Muse

8.85

6040

224

RB33

339

CJ Verdell

Ke’Shawn Vaughn

2.33

5076

202

WR62

413

Samson Nacua

Steve Ishmael

8.06

6027

206

WR68

446

Michael Young Jr.

Johnnie Dixon

5.44

5102

190

LB38

451

James Skalski

James Morris

6.56

5117

228

RB47

456

Jah Maine Martin

James Jackson

3.36

5095

215

iOL46

473

Wesley French

Clint Boling

9.65

6047

307

WR80

Kekoa Crawford

Johnnie Lee Higgins

6.05

6004

192

WR106

Jackson Anthrop

1.2

5090

186

iOL54

Josh Seltzner

Avery Gennesy

6045

309

iOL60

Alex Mollette

8.5

6021

300

iOL84

MJ Dumas

4.68

6031

306

OT59

Beau Morris

1.15

6051

300

OT61

David Kroll

4.47

6060

318

DL55

McKinley Williams

3.47

6035

291

DL77

Caeveon Patton

7.71

6012

291

ED64

Isaiah Chambers

1.41

6032

256

ED65

Cullen Wick

9.5

6035

267

ED74

Scott Patchan

9.13

6043

251

ED78

Lucky Oyovwi

2.25

6026

244

LB71

Forrest Rhine

6013

233

LB83

Grant Dixon

8.32

6024

231

CB70

Evan Holm

7.51

5111

180

CB99

Cedrick Cunningham Jr.

6.69

5106

205

S75

Trevor Denbow

8.27

5110

208

The Colts signed three players I ranked inside my top-200 – LB JoJo Domann (R4 grade), QB Jack Coan (R5), and OT Ryan Van Demark (R6). In addition, the club signed one RB I had a draftable grade on (D’Vonte PriceR7) and one who fell just outside that range (Max Borghi).

It wasn’t just the high-end UDFA talent that earned the Colts best-in-show in the AFC. Beyond the five headliners I just mentioned, the Colts signed eight additional prospects that I ranked between Nos. 301-473 on my pre-draft board. That group of 13 had an average size-adjusted RAS athletic composite in the 72nd-percentile.

It confused me that Domann wasn’t drafted. He went to Nebraska as a safety and brought the coverage chops to linebacker when he was converted in 2019. Domann broke up 16 passes in 24 starts/30 appearances over the last three seasons. He has the instincts and athleticism for the work, running a 4.62 with an elite 6.88 three-cone during pre-draft testing.

Domann’s also a sideline-to-sideline presence in the running game. Domann was one of only three linebackers in this class who finished top-10 in overall PFF grade, coverage grade, and run-defense grade (Devin Lloyd and Malcolm Rodriguez were the others).

This was a great landing spot for Jack Coan. The Colts are going to take his development seriously, without a long-term contingency plan beyond Matt Ryan. And how cool is it that Coan reunites with former Wisconsin teammate RB Jonathan Taylor? Coan needs a strong running game to play-action off of, and he knows from experience that Taylor will provide it.

2 Baltimore Ravens (4)

Pos

Rank

Name

Comp

RAS

HT

wt

WR27

192

Makai Polk

Steven Johnson

4.9

6031

197

LB21

237

Zakoby McClain

Quincy Williams

4.38

5115

227

LB23

243

Jeremiah Moon

Kemoko Turay

9.22

6046

247

WR36

251

Devon Williams

Equanimeous St. Brown

5.6

6050

211

QB17

319

Anthony Brown

Kelly Bryant

7.48

6013

217

WR47

321

Slade Bolden

Trey Quinn

4.88

5105

189

WR53

351

Emeka Emezie

Kelvin Harmon

3.27

6023

210

LB32

389

Josh Ross

Cameron McGrone

1.72

6006

225

DL33

403

Nolan Cockrill

Michael Dogbe

6.44

6027

278

OT34

406

ARon Johnson

Brenden Jaimes

5.11

6053

300

OT39

463

Brodarious Hamm

Derrick Kelly II

2.76

6051

306

LB42

491

Diego Fagot

Josh Kaddu

6.12

6027

235

ED48

499

Tyler Johnson

Desmond Hollin

5.61

6034

281

QB43

Tre Ford

6.93

5113

197

RB54

Kevin Brown

Karan Higdon

8.74

5087

207

RB60

Ricky Person JR.

Branden Knox

4.81

6004

215

WR104

Trevon Clark

1.78

6026

193

WR121

Shemar Bridges

4.11

6035

207

iOL67

Liam Jimmons

4.77

6050

320

DL65

Ralfs Rusins

0.57

6052

305

DL67

Rayshad Nichols

6027

306

LB57

Charles Wiley

8.74

6021

251

CB80

Denzel Williams

5.64

5101

180

CB98

Kordell Jackson

0.66

5083

178

S57

Cory McCoy

4.72

5092

182

During my four years ranking UDFA classes, the Ravens have easily been the AFC’s best at signing undrafted talent. I mentioned in yesterday’s NFC UDFA column that three NFL teams – the Cowboys, Saints, and Eagles – had ranked in the top-10 of these rankings all four years. The Ravens barely missed that designation, ranking No. 11 in 2019, no. 9 in 2020, and No. 2 in 2021 before this year’s No. 4 finish.

Baltimore signed four draftable talents on my board – WR Makai PolkLB Zakoby McClainLB Jeremiah Moonand WR Devon Williams. The Ravens were extremely aggressive in the UDFA market with receivers and LB in particular. Baltimore signed two additional top-500 overall prospects at each position – WRs Slade Bolden and Emeka Emezieand LBs Josh Ross and Diego Fagot.

I loved Baltimore’s draft, but I found it interesting that the Ravens didn’t pick a receiver after trading Hollywood Brown for a first-round pick (that eventually became C Tyler Linderbaum). The Ravens, who staunchly stick as close to a BPA ethos as possible, felt there were better values ​​to be had at other positions on Days 2-3 while other teams aggressively reached for receivers.

But with an uninspiring top-six on the depth chart at the position – includingDevin Duvernay, James Proche, Tylan Wallace, Binjimen Victor, and Jaylon Moore – the Ravens needed to add legitimate camp competitors and did. It’s entirely possible that two UDFA receivers will make Baltimore’s roster.

Linebacker was another need area due to Josh Bynes’ age and David Ojabo‘s compromised 2022 availability. Either McClain or Ross could hang on the active roster as a developmental nod to the post-Bynes future. Moon makes a ton of sense slipping into Ojabo’s projected roster spot until the latter’s return.

3 Las Vegas Raiders (6)

Pos

Rank

Name

Comp

RAS

HT

wt

CB32

221

Sam Webb

Michael Ojemudia

9.37

6004

201

WR33

228

Tre Turner

Tyler Vaughns

3.55

6013

184

OT24

231

Bamidele Olaseni

Lucas Niang

3.88

6071

339

LB25

252

Darien Butler

Khaleke Hudson

5103

226

ED33

285

Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa

Curtis Weaver

4.1

6022

270

QB15

294

Chase Garbers

Brian Lewerke

7.01

6017

215

RB29

299

Sincere McCormick

Devin Singletary

3.97

5084

205

S32

415

Isaiah Pola Mao

Jayron Kearse

8.84

6034

212

S33

430

Qwynnterrio Cole

Joshua Kalu

4.69

6001

203

ED44

462

Zach Van Valkenburg

Cedric Reed

6.06

6044

263

WR86

Justin Hall

Dazz Newsome

4.23

5083

189

TE38

Cole Fotheringham

Matt Bushman

3.65

6041

246

S70

Bryce Cosby

5.65

5096

188

The Raiders didn’t pick until No. 90 overall in the draft, and they made only six picks. This gave them a very strong argument to NFL agents during the UDFA free-for-all and Las Vegas capitalized.

The Raiders signed seven prospects ranked inside my top-300, four of whom I had draftable grades on. Webb is extremely raw but has the size/athleticism profile you can dream on and work with. Plus, he plays special teams, which could justify a roster spot during his development phase.

Turner has good ball skills and breaks tackles after the catch but doesn’t chance directions suddenly, making it difficult to separate. Olaseni played soccer and basketball as a child in London, and didn’t discover football until 2014. He was only a one-year starter in the P5 and has a ways to go – but you can dream on the frame, length, play strength , and light feet. Perfect guy to sneak on the practice squad.

McCormick is undersized but skilled – he’s going to have to beat out veteran Ameer Abdullah and R7 pick Brittain Brown to have a shot to crack the roster (he might need an injury in addition to that), but is going to be given a shot. I liked Garbers’ odds of cracking the Week 1 active roster until Las Vegas’ trade for Jarrett Stidham this week. Garbers is likely practice-squad bound.

The Raiders clearly see something in Notre Dame’s Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa. After giving him $207k in bonuses, Tagovailoa-Amosa is going to be given every opportunity to hang around as well.

4 Tennessee Titans (7)

Pos

Rank

Name

Comp

RAS

HT

wt

DL12

175

Jayden Peevy

Vernon Butler

4.29

6053

308

OT20

189

Andrew Rupcich

Ben Bartch

7.72

6060

322

DL15

198

Haskell Garrett

Larrell Murchison

4.58

6021

300

WR32

219

Reggie Roberson Jr.

Tylan Wallace

4.39

5110

193

ED32

273

David Anenih

Azeez Ojulari

7.57

6020

245

OT29

355

Jalen McKenzie

James Hudson

3.41

6046

310

iOL40

392

Xavier Newman Johnson

Austin Blythe

5.36

6017

297

RB55

Julius Chestnut

Bryce Brown

5110

228

WR95

Brandon Lewis

6.47

5084

175

iOL51

Hayden Howerton

Kasey Studdard

8.06

6030

300

ED49

Sam Okuayinonu

Tully Banta Cain

8.06

6010

269

LB78

Jack Gibbens

7.42

6032

242

CB63

Tre Swilling

6.45

6006

196

S46

Michael Griffin II

5113

213

S63

John Petrishen

7.85

6007

227

K8

Caleb Shudak

1.31

5065

179

P4

Ryan Stonehouse

Max Duffy

5093

189

The Titans didn’t take a DT in the NFL Draft but signed two of the best left immediately upon its conclusion in Texas A&M’s Jayden Peevy and Ohio State’s Haskell Garrett. Both were multi-year collegiate contributors. The Titans don’t have much behind Jeffery Simmons and Teair Tart, so the investments made sense. I’d expect at least one of Peevy and Garrett to make the Week 1 roster.

Andrew Rupcich has an ideal blend of size and athleticism. Making a massive leap up from NAIA, Rupcich needs to play lower and with better technique. It’s likely that the Titans will ultimately be able to sneak him onto the practice squad. Rupcich gave me Ben Bartch vibes during the pre-draft process.

I like the odds of either Roberson or Lewis to make the opening-day roster. Those two have opposite stories. Roberson showed lock-to-be-drafted skills earlier in his career, but saw his past three seasons either wrecked or affected by injuries. When he’s right, he’s…



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