Monday, April 26, 2010

UDFAs

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The Eagles finally let PE.com post the list

I won't go into detail now, but will mention a thing or two about some guys:

OT Austin Howard - good I-AA LT.
OT Jeraill McCuller - run blocking RT.
OG Zipp Duncan - played LG and LT.
QB Joey Elliott - showed talent, but was inconsistent.
FB Chris Zardas
WR Pat Simonds - big guy who dominated at his level.
WR Kevin Jurovich - polished receiver with great hands.
WR Blue Cooper

DT Charles Alexander
CB David Pender - up and down player with very good potential. 
CB Josh Morris


Howard is the most interesting player.  Here is his Pro Day info from Gil Brandt:

Offensive lineman Austin Howard (6-7 3/8, 333) ran 5.42 and 5.40 in the 40, had a 30.5-inch vertical leap, 9-1 broad jump, 4.62 short shuttle, 8.10 three-cone drill and had 19 bench press reps. His arms measured in at 34 inches.

He shows up on game tape as well.  Howard has legit NFL ability.  He has to learn to bend his knees and sink his butt.  He bends at the waist and reaches for defenders.  That will get you killed in the NFL.  You must bend at the knee. 

I think the best player is CB David Pender.  I had him rated as worthy of at least a 6th round pick.  He has good size and runs well.  He was impressive at the Combine. 
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7 comments:

bp said...

Tommy, while he wasn't included in the official release of UDFAs from the Eagles, I found this post which claims we signed Devin Ross, who obviously would be a real good get (I believe you'd prioritized him over Pender). Any word?

Eric said...

19 reps?

bthackra said...

Ahh, two posts in half an hour. A well needed fix after a great weekend. Derek gave you props at IgglesBlog, but let me also say thank you for all the insight over the weekend. Wouldn't be the same without ya.

Thoughts on CB here? Lots of versatile bodies, but lots of questions too.

izzylangfan said...

I liked what Reid said about Lindley, that he was able to shut down a number of the best receivers in the college game including Percy Harvin. So I'll trust him there. But how much do you perceive that the Eagles are at risk in terms of depth at cornerback, and while your at it on the offensive line?

Baloophi said...

Here's some fun viewing for Jeraill McCuller.

He absolutely jeraills a couple guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYHuHdxGywk

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T_S_O_P said...

I did want us to acquire a backup left tackle to challenge King Dunlap, but things didn't quite work out.
From Bloghed.

Does this suggest that we may yet be scanning the waiver wire at the 53 cut down to get a player that we maybe thought would slip to us in 7 or beyond? That is, do you have information that we liked the big guy from West Texas?