In the wake of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles have added ten undrafted free agents. More are almost certain to follow.
Well, it left almost as quickly as it snuck up on us. 2019’s version of the NFL Draft is over, and the Philadelphia Eagles added five prospects to the team that have quite a few of us excited. Here’s what they got.
They added a guy that many, us included, thought was the second-best left tackle in the draft (and, quite possibly, the draft’s best pass protector, Andre Dillard. They got a quarterback, Clayton Thorson. They also added two former Penn State Nittany Lions, running back Miles Sanders and defensive end Shareef Miller.
The latter two won’t have any issues with recognizing two of the undrafted free agents that Philly’s signed since the annual selection meeting reached its’ conclusion, offensive guard Ryan Bates and wide receiver Deandre Thompkins.
Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman and vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas must have watched a lot of Penn State football in 2018. Here’s a list of the remaining guys ‘The Birds’ signed as of a few hours after the draft reached its’ conclusion:
OG Iosua Opeta, Weber State Wildcats
DT Kevin Wilkins, Rutgers Scarlet Knights
DT Anthony Rush, UAB Blazers
CB Jamalcolm Liggins, Dickinson State Blue Hawks
OG Nate Herbig, Stanford Cardinal
LB Joey Alfieri, Stanford Cardinal
It looks like Philly’s looking to shore up that offensive line a little more with the addition of Herbig and Opeta. Those of you who were disappointed that you didn’t hear a defensive tackle, linebacker or cornerback’s name called should find some joy in seeing the names Edwards, Alfieri, Wilkins, Rush and Liggins.
Eagles second-round selection JJ Arcega-Whiteside will, no doubt, have a ton to talk about with his former teammates from Stanford, Alfieri and Herbig.
The immediate thought with the undrafted guys is you hope one or two can find their way onto the active roster and be productive a la Josh Adams a season ago and Corey Clement prior to him, but here’s an even nicer thought. What if all these guys could find a spot on Philly’s 53-man roster?
It’s too early to determine if that’s possible, but again, that’s a nice idea to entertain. Well, isn’t it?