Scouting Report on Undrafted Free Agents

Get an in depth look at the Bears crop of undrafted free agents including their latest signing Boise State quarterback Ryan Dinwiddie.

Quarterback Ryan Dinwiddie
School: Boise State Year: 5Sr
Ht: 6-0.5 Wt: 195

Bio: 2003 WAC Offensive Player of the Year after completing 61.9%/4,356/31/7 with a passing efficiency rating of 163.72. All-WAC selection as a junior despite missing four games with a broken ankle. Finished the year with passing numbers of 65.4%/2,283/20/3. Moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore and posted 62.4%/3,043/29/11.

Pos: Smart, productive collegiate cornerback with marginal skills for the next level. Quickly sets up in the pocket, patient and goes through receiver progressions. Knows where wide outs are on the field, looks off the primary target or immediately finds the open pass catcher. Senses the pressure yet buys as much time as possible and always in complete control. Displays a sense of timing, good wherewithal and does not make bad choices. Accurate between the numbers and leads receivers on the crossing throws.

Neg: Lacks pocket stature, arm strength and the quick release. Cannot escape the rush. Not accurate outside of ten yards and lacks top pass placement. Twice tested positive for marijuana at Boise State.

Analysis: An accurate college passer with outstanding touchdown-to-interception ratios, Dinwiddie lacks the size and arm strength to be a top quarterback prospect. Could catch on as a backup in a west coast offensive system where his sense of timing will be used to a maximum.

Tackle Robert Droege
School Missouri Year 5Sr
Ht: 6-6 Wt: 304

Bio: Three year starter that's been a first team All Conference selection the past two seasons and awarded All Academic honors every year since his freshman campaign.

Pos: Hard working blind side tackle better in confined quarters. Blocks with good lean, anchors in pass protection and effectively uses all his tools. Alert, immediately picks up assignments and patient.

Neg: Not dominant as a run blocker or effective off the line of scrimmage. Lacks adjustment, explosion and top blocking range.

Analysis: A competitive blocker with the ability to play several positions on the offensive line, Droege has consistently graded out as Missouri's top lineman. Has the ability to be a dependable backup at the next level.

Cornerback Josh Minkins
School Louisville Year 5Sr
Ht: 5-9.5 Wt: 175

Bio: Three year starter who finished up as a senior with 61/2/4 after junior totals of 58/2/9.

Pos: Super fast cover corner who must improve the technical aspects of his game. Keeps the action in front of him, displays a good break on the pass and an explosive burst of closing speed. Tough, lends support in run defense ands olid special teams player.

Neg: Slow in his hips and loses in transition. Does not show great ball skills or good hands when for the pick. Undersized and gets boxed out by opposing receivers.

Analysis: Minkins is a competitive player not afraid to get involved in the action. That said, he does not have the frame to be anything other than a dime back at the next level.

Defense End Alain Kashama
Michigan Year 4Sr
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 260

Bio: Saw starting action as a senior and totaled 11/4/2 in nine games. Junior numbers were 10/4/3 after rotating on the defensive line.

Pos: Quickly gets off the ball, plays with nice lean and rarely off his feet. Gets a lot of momentum going up the field, fast off the edge and has a burst of closing speed. Fluid changing direction and makes plays up and down the line of scrimmage.

Neg: Undersized, easily knocked from his angle of attack and cannot shed blocks once engaged at the point.

Analysis: An athletic defender, Kashama is a project that needs to display more consistency and start making plays on the football field. Underlying athletic skills coupled with his growth potential makes him intriguing.

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