Here’s a theory that may pick up steam. Might there be a possibility that both T.J. Edwards and Joey Alfieri make the Philadelphia Eagles final 53-man roster?
Okay, here’s a rumor we heard. The Philadelphia Eagles, while signing a few undrafted free agents, come across a freakish linebacker, one whose skill may actually help him find a way onto Philly’s final 53-man roster. Oh, you thought we were talking about T.J. Edwards? Well, we are actually, but from what we understand, that same story can be told about another, rookie standout. His name is Joey Alfieri.
Here’s where things get tricky. There’s a bit of a hill to climb here.
The six-foot-two Alfieri tips the scales at 235 pounds. His final season at Stanford produced 35 tackles (21 were solo), 3.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and three passes defensed. Here’s some of what he had to say to NFL Draft Diamonds in his profile.
Here’s what was said about how his teammates view him as both a player and a person:
"I like to think they would describe me as someone who is diligent in their approach to training, practice and games but also knows how to keep a light-hearted attitude and stay positive during challenging parts of the season."
Here’s what he believes to be his most positive attributes that he intends to bring to his new football team:
"I’m a versatile, fast, explosive player who can play any linebacker position. I can cover tight ends, running backs, receivers.. (I can) rush the passer, and stop the run at a high level. I can also be an elite special teams contributor on all six phases of the game."
To be totally truthful, if Alfieri is to make the roster, he’ll probably do so on special teams. We’re a long way from finalizing a 53-man roster, but write his name down. It’s one that you may be hearing a time or two before it’s all said and done.