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Three Undrafted Free Agents who could make the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' roster

Could Armando Allen make an impact next season?
Could Armando Allen make an impact next season?

The biggest challenge for any undrafted free agent isn't making an impact, it's making the roster. While each year a couple of undrafted free agents around the league make an impact, that's only a tiny percentage of all undrafted free agents. Most are nothing more than camp bodies, present to create some competition in training camp or serve on a scout team. But every year someone slips through and makes an impact for a team. Legarrette Blount was on one end of the extreme last year, but the Bucs got some solid production out of undrafted rookies like Derek Hardman and Preston Parker as well. So who can get on the field for the Bucs this year?

The first candidate is WR Raymond Webber out of Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The wideout led the nation in catches and receptions, and is only the second player to have over 100 receptions in the SWAC - Jerry Rice was the other one. Of course, Webber is no Jerry Rice, which is why he was undrafted. Still, Webber has some intriguing physical tools. He's a big, physical receiver who does a great job catching the ball with his hands and is a powerful runner after the catch. .

It's tough to evaluate someone like that against inferior opposition, but he absolutely destroyed that conference last season. He's raw as a route-runner and doesn't have real breakaway speed, but he has the tools to develop as a receiver and make an impact. If he works his butt off in training camp he can make the roster and because the Bucs lack some real quality depth at wide receiver he could even see some meaningful targets. You can check out his highlights here

The next guy is Armando Allen Jr. Allen was the starting running back for Notre Dame, who saw his career limited by injuries. He's on the small side, but his versatility gives him the chance to make the roster. The Bucs lack experienced pass-catching backs, but Armando Allen has plenty experience in the passing game, catching 119 passes over his career and serving as a competent pass protector, though his lack of bulk hurts him there. He could get on the field as a third-down back down the road, and could see some touches as a change-of-pace back. The fact that he has experience as a returner will only help him make the roster. 

The final player I want to talk about is linebacker Nick Reveiz. The Tennessee product is a very hard worker, who started out as a walk-on but ended up being a starter who was praised by Monte Kiffin. He lacks physical skills and is unlikely to be on the field on regular downs, but he has a chance to make the roster as a core special teams player. With Niko Koutouvides a free agent, a roster spot opened up for that position, and Reveiz has the perfect disposition for that job.