Five Eagles Who Will Make the Roster in 2014
By Dave Searles
Jul 23, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland during training camp at the Eagles NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
1) Michael Bamiro, Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Tackle
After being ruled ineligible for the supplemental Draft in June 2013 (making him a free agent available to sign freely with any team) offensive tackle Michael Bamiro decided to make Philadelphia his football home. Bamiro has three years of collegiate experience as a starting tackle for Stony Brook and an All-Big South selection under his belt, but his most exciting attribute is perhaps the most obvious– his size. The Eagles tackle bears an impressive six feet, eight inches in height and weighs in at 340 pounds, the largest Eagles offensive lineman since King Dunlap (dethroning teammate Dennis Kelly by nineteen pounds). Currently, the Eagles prefer more of an athletic mold for their linemen, and Bamiro was often bested in training camp while learning to adapt his footwork to the pro game. With a year of experience behind him, the man who goes by “Big Mike” will make a dutiful attempt at locking down the primary reserve tackle role, with the expectations that he can compete to start at right tackle whenever 2013 first round choice Lane Johnson kicks over to the left side.