Philadelphia Eagles: 3 Reasons Grayland Arnold can earn a roster spot

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Don’t be surprised if Arnold sneaks onto the Philadelphia Eagles roster.

Out of all of the talented undrafted rookies that the Philadelphia Eagles have on the current roster, there’s one name that keeps coming up, regardless of who you’re speaking with. That name belongs to one of their young defensive backs, Grayland Arnold, formerly of the Baylor Bears.

Over the course of the first weekend of August, 13 undrafted rookies were given their jersey numbers by this proud organization. All have talent, but while the practice squad seems like the ceiling for many of them (Adrian Killins Jr. and Manasseh Bailey for instance), Arnold seems like he may have a real shot at making the final 53-man roster (or he would have had there been preseason games).

Look around at what some of the draft experts, scouts, and writers are saying, and you start to come away with a theory, two of them actually. One, this guy’s pretty good, and second, if he is as good as people are saying, how did seven rounds of the most recent NFL Draft go by without this guy hearing his name called?

It won’t be an easy climb onto the 53-man roster, but if September comes around and Grayland Arnold is on it, don’t be shocked. Here are three reasons why you can make a strong argument for his inclusion.