Ranking Eagles undrafted rookies with the best chance to make Philadelphia's 16-man practice squad

They have had great summers, but a handful of Eagles rookies seemingly have better shots at making the practice squad than the initial 53-man roster.

Joseph Ngata, Philadelphia Eagles
Joseph Ngata, Philadelphia Eagles / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages
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Joseph Ngata, Jadon Haselwood, and Ben VanSumeren round out our list of the top five undrafted rookies that have a shot at making the practice squad.


With all due respect to Jadon Haselwood, if we were to stack Philly's wide receivers, we'd rank him behind Joseph Ngata... The problem is we don't believe Ngata will make this team either. Here is what we are thinking.

3. Joseph Ngata, wide receiver

Joseph Ngata, Philadelphia Eagles
Joseph Ngata, Philadelphia Eagles / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages


We could be wrong, but there are probably six available wide receiver jobs on the 53-man roster. A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, Quez Watkins, and Olamide Zaccheaus own four of them. That means Ngata probably has to beat out Deon Cain and Greg Ward for one roster spot because Philly is probably going to hang on to Britain Covey as they haven't been able to find a punt returner.

Ngata has some skill, but he can't separate, and that's much of the reason he went undrafted.

4. Jadon Haselwood, wide receiver

Jadon Haselwood, Philadelphia Eagles
Jadon Haselwood, Philadelphia Eagles / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


There's a lot to love about Jadon Haselwood. He's raw, but we all know pressure helps us create diamonds and burst pipes. Haselwood isn't a pipe, but there are simply too many men he'll need to leapfrog to make the roster.

5. Ben VanSumeren, linebacker

Ben Vansumeren, Philadelphia Eagles
Ben Vansumeren, Philadelphia Eagles / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

Ben VanSumeren has a lot of talent. He's raw, but that's to be expected of a guy that was added to a roster as an undrafted rookie free agent.

Myles Jack has announced his retirement, and despite that, the linebacker corps seems to have taken shape. Nakobe Dean will make the roster. So will Zach Cunningham, Christian Elliss, Haason Reddick, and Nolan Smith. It also feels like Patrick Johnson and Nicholas Morrow have a shot. Remember them?

We'll see about guys like Kyron Johnson and the new guys, Tyreek Maddox-Williams and Quinton Bell, but those last four guys seem to be VanSumeren's competition for a spot on the practice squad.

Let's take a look at the tight end position, one more wide receiver, and offer some final thoughts.