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Five undrafted free agents that could make impact in 2014

Louisville receiver Damian Copeland
Jackson Jeffcoat is among the undrafted free agents that could make an impact in the league.

Jackson Jeffcoat is an undrafted free agent who could make an impact in the league.

Several undrafted free agents will make an impact on National Football League rosters in 2014 … and beyond. Here are five that have the talent to produce early in their NFL careers:

Chicago Bears: Christian Jones, OLB, Florida State. Jones was a productive player at Florida State, and is battling at a position in which the Bears are extremely thin. Jones played inside, but is better suited to play weak side linebacker.

Green Bay Packers: Adrian Hubbard, OLB, Alabama. Despite not standing out in any one area, Hubbard has a good all-around game, and could challenge for a spot as a reserve outside backer during his rookie campaign.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Damian Copeland, WR, Louisville. The Jaguars are razor thin at receiver, and Copeland was a very productive and quick receiver for the Cardinals. I could see Copeland developing as a good slot receiver in this league.

New York Giants: Kelcy Quarles, DT, South Carolina. Quarles fits what the Giants look for in a defensive tackle: He’s quick and disruptive. If he can clean up his technique, and work on his conditioning, Quarles could earn playing time this season.

Seattle Seahawks: Jackson Jeffcoat, DE/LB, Texas. Jeffcoat is an underrated prospect, and Pete Carroll is a master in taking defensive ends with similar physical traits, and turning them into productive players at the next level. This is a good fit for both Jeffcoat, and the Seahawks.

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