Moss Headlines Undrafted FAs

The South Dakota State standout played basketball for four years before giving football a try. Here's his story and the scoop on more than 15 undrafted free agents who will be at the Packers' rookie camp that starts on May 11.

Dale Moss played basketball at South Dakota State for four seasons before giving football a try this past season.

Now, he's a member of the Green Bay Packers.

Moss signed as an undrafted free agent, agent Scott Smith confirmed to Packer Report.

After seeing limited action in the first two games of the season, Moss went on a tear. In three of his last four games, he amassed at least 100 receiving yards, as he produced two touchdown grabs in each of two of those contests.

Moss finished the season with 61 catches for 949 yards and six touchdowns. He dropped just one of 97 passes thrown to him, according to research by the NFL Draft Report.

Moss (6-foot-3) lit it up at his pro day, running to 40 in 4.39 seconds with a 41 1/2-inch vertical leap.

In his final season on the basketball team, Moss started all 31 games and averaged 7.6 and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 53.9 percent.

Here is a list of undrafted players who will be coming to Green Bay. Most have been confirmed to Packer Report. Others came from the players via Twitter. All players are graded as free agents unless noted.

— Dale Moss, WR, South Dakota.

Marcus Rivers, WR, %%MATCH_23%% (6-3, 312). Caught 60 passes for 615 yards and two touchdowns as a senior.

Darius Reynolds, WR, Iowa State (6-1, 209). As a senior, he caught 43 passes for 695 yards (16.2 average) and seven touchdowns.


Cameron Ford, TE, Wake Forest (6-3, 255). Ford started a career-high 10 games a senior, catching 12 passes for 99 yards and all three career touchdowns.

Eric Lair, TE, Minnesota (6-2, 238): Lair started three of his 12 games, finishing with 11 catches for 158 yards and a touchdown. He caught 38 passes as a junior.


Duane Bennett, RB, Minnesota (5-9, 213). Bennett rushed for 639 yards (3.8 average) and three touchdowns as a senior, and he returned a kickoff for a touchdown against Wisconsin. His 2,126 career rushing yards is No. 13 in school history.

— Mark Tyler, RB, USC (5-10, 249). After leading the Trojans in rushing with 913 yards as a junior, his senior year was a mess. He was suspended for his infamous TMZ video in which he suggested athletes at USC get paid more than they make in the pros. Tyler, who is the son of former NFL star Wendell Tyler, rushed for 568 yards as a senior and 1,751 (5.2 average) for his career. He ran 4.72 at the Combine.

Nic Cooper, RB/FB, Winston-Salem State (5-10, 249): Cooper ran wild for 1,808 yards and 22 touchdowns in leading the team to the national semifinals. He ran 4.73 at Wake Forest's pro day.


Jaymes Brooks, OG, Virginia Tech (6-2, 298): Brooks, who had a seventh-round grade, was a three-year starter at right guard and a two-second-team choice in the ACC as a senior. He finished with 42 consecutive starts.

Don Barclay, OT, West Virginia (6-4, 305): A two-year starter at left tackle, earned first-team honors in the Big East as a senior.

Tommie Draheim, OT, San Diego State (6-4, 305): Draheim was a two-year starter at left tackle, earning all-Mountain West first-team honors as a senior. He's also played some center. He started the final 29 games.


Sean Richardson, S, Vanderbilt (6-3, 216): Richardson had a seventh-round grade from scout Dave-Te' Thomas. He chose the Packers among 14 offers. He was a three-year starter who had one career interception. As a senior, he had two sacks and 6.5 tackles for losses.


— Dion Turner, CB, Southern Utah (5-foot-11). Turner was first-team all-Great West and had one interception as a senior.


Dezman Moses, OLB, Tulane, (6-2, 253). Packer Report knew of the Packers' interest several weeks ago and talked to him free forums. Leave Bill a question in the subscribers-only Packers Pro Club forum.


Bill Huber is publisher of Packer Report magazine and PackerReport.com and has written for Packer Report since 1997. E-mail him at packwriter2002@yahoo.com, or leave him a question in Packer Report's subscribers-only Packers Pro Club forum. Find Bill on Twitter at twitter.com/PackerReport.


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