In UDFA signing Bojey Filimoeatu the Oakland Raiders got another member of the bad-boy-facemark-brigade (ala Justin Tuck, Khalil Mack). Bojey’s stats are very impressive, and if he hadn’t suffered a bad injury at the end of his 2012 season, I think Filimoeatu would have been a day one-or-two draft pick. Do not be at all surprised if Bojey Filimoeatu makes the 53-man roster, or at least is put away on IR or the practise squad for next year.
At 6’1″ and 258 lbs Bojey is a stout run-defender, combine these bulldog-like measureables with his impressive strength (lifting 225=lbs 33 times at a pre-draft workout) and speed (4.7 second 40-yard time) and we’ve got the makings of a real nfl LB’er. His game-tape, from the year before last, shows him rarely being moved by the opponents OL, plus a real canny ability to wrap up the RB. He seems to flash out an arm, with which to wrap up the RB, and very rarely can they escape, or is he moved backwards.
I’m putting Bojey out there as this year’s wildcard UDFA, although his game time (in 2012) was largely spent at OLB, a potential switch to ILB/MLB might make more sense in the pros, but in 2014 I’m expecting impressive performances on special teams.