The 2016 NFL Draft is complete and the Philadelphia Eagles are already hard at working trying to land a few coveted undrafted free agents. NFL teams start trying to sign these UDFAs the second the draft ends, although the moves won't officially be announced for a few days.
While most UDFAs end up being little more than camp bodies, there are players that make the 53-man roster each season. The UDFAs all went undrafted for reason, but they all have the potential to make it in the NFL in some role. Sometimes, teams strike gold with an Arian Foster or Tony Romo.
These signings are all just reports at the moment, as the Eagles haven't officially announced the moves. We have every player the Eagles have reportedly signed below. We've also included a brief write-up about the more notable additions.
John DePalma, LS, West Virginia
L.T. Filiaga, LB, Utah State
Quentin Gause, LB, Rutgers
Dillon Gordon, TE, LSU
Darrell Green, OG, San Diego State
Bruce Johnson, C, Maine
Marcus Johnson, WR, Texas
Cayleb Jones, WR, Arizona
Byron Marshall, RB/WR, Oregon
Cedric O'Neal, RB, Valdosta State
Hunter Sharp, WR, Utah State
Aziz Shittu, DL, Stanford
C.J. Smith, CB, North Dakota State
Myke Tavarres, LB, Incarnate Word
Destiny Vaeao, DT, Washington State
Connor Wujciak, DE, Boston College
If the Eagles don't end up with the best UDFA class, they'll at least have the best collection of names. The Eagles added 16 players, including a few with intriguing potential on the offensive side.
Byron Marshall is a former Chip Kelly player, and although the Eagles have tried to distance themselves from Kelly, Marshall is a really good addition. It's a bit of a surprise he wasn't at least a late Day 3 pick. He's undersized, but is a jack of all trades as a WR, RB and return man. There's an ankle injury that could have helped contribute to his fall, but if he makes plays like he did at Oregon, he's worth a roster spot.
A pair of WRs, Jones and Johnson are interesting. The Eagles are a bit thin at the position, and need more depth. Jones has great size, but lacks speed. He could develop into a possesion and red zone option if he adds bulk. Johnson was productive for a bad Texas offense, but doesn't have the raw abilities some other WRs do.Back to the Philadelphia Eagles Newsfeed