Which Eagles undrafted rookies have the best chance to make the team?

Some of the Eagles' UDFAs have a shot at making the roster. They'll have to work though.
Kendall Milton, Philadelphia Eagles
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It's almost time to close May's book and walk into June. Wow! The year is almost halfway over. Where did the time go? The Philadelphia Eagles offseason program continues, and our great country's sixth month consists of mandatory minicamp practices.

That means we'll hear overreactions and see guys shine in the practice sessions. We can only hope they'll carry the momentum into the preseason. Here's where the young guys can shine, get the attention of their coaches, and maybe make names for themselves.

As was the case last season, Philly has stacked an impressive-looking group of undrafted rookie free agents. It isn't as large a class as we have seen in recent seasons. It does, however, feature some good prospects, and guys we knew could conceivably make the 53-man roster upon their introduction.

Now that we have had time to calm down and move further away from the initial adrenaline rush, we decided to revisit the topic. Here are a few UDFAs with decent shots at making the 53-man roster. Here's a spoiler alert. Two we mentioned last time.

Kendall Milton, running back

Ask most, and they'll tell you that they would be content with Philly carrying three running backs on the 53-man roster. They'll also tell you that they'd be most interested in seeing Saquon Barkley on the field most of the time, and Kenneth Gainwell and Will Shipley need only provide the occasional breather.

The young guys the Eagles have are talented though. Lew Nichols, Kendall Milton, and Tyron Davis-Price all exceed 219 pounds. Milton tips the scales at 232. He's an inch taller than Saquon and only a pound lighter.

Wait! Did someone say they'd like to see another workhorse?

McCallen Castles, tight end

As it stands, McCallen Castles is the sixth tight end on an Eagles depth chart that carries six. He's staring up the ladder at Dallas Goedert, who we know will make the roster, C.J. Uzomah, Albert Okwuegbunam Jr., Grant Calcaterra, and E.J. Jenkins.

Here's where we sit. We have waited for Calcaterra to pop, and he hasn't. Albert O signed a one-year deal on February 23rd, but he was targeted once and didn't catch a single pass last season. Who knows what Uzomah is going to look like.

Castles does something that most of these guys don't. He makes plays in traffic and gets extra yardage after hauling the ball in.

Dallas Goedert has missed eight games over the past two seasons because of injuries, but the Eagles have gotten nothing from the tight end position in his absence. We already know what Philly has in Okwuegbunam and Calcaterra which isn't much. There may be a fresh face needed, but if that face is to belong to Castles, he has a lot of work to do to climb this depth chart.

Andre' Sam, safety

Avonte Maddox took a few snaps at safety, but it's worth mentioning that Sydney Brown is continuing to work his way back from last January's injury and Philly only has a listed five guys at the position.

Let's talk about those five guys. Brown, C.J. Gardner-Johnson and Reed Blankenship are locks to make the roster. Tristin McCollum is also in the mix. He saw more playing time at the end of last season.

Keep an eye on the new guy, Andre' Sam. C.J. has already taken the former LSU star under his wing. We have seen Philly keep five safeties before, and even if they don't do so this time around, we aren't certain that Sam can't outplay McCollum for the fourth spot on the depth chart. McCollum does have an edge in terms of experience though.

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