Green Bay Packers: Top 15 undrafted free agents of all-time

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Also known as “The Tool Box” for his unmatched work ethic, West was a blue collar nuts-and-bolts tight end, who was a blocker first and receiver second.

He hung around for 11 seasons (1984-94) and developed into a goal-line weapon for Green Bay. West really came on strong as an offensive weapon by scoring five touchdowns in consecutive years during the 1989 and 1990 seasons.

The fact that the 6-1, 245-pound tight end went undrafted constantly pushed West to never become complacent. It also helped that he was durable as evidenced by a mere nine games he missed out of 176.

Moreover, West was great locker-room presence who didn’t seek attention and often deflected praise on his teammates. He truly embodied the Packers team spirit.

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