If you’re looking for a new cornerback, look no further than the Philadelphia Eagles’ rookie class. The team signed Josh Blackwell, Josh Jobe and Mario Goodrich. Another cornerback linked to Philadelphia during the pre-draft process was Andrew Booth Jr., who played for Mario Goodrich at Clemson. The Eagles also signed veteran tight end Nick Collison. If any of these players sounds familiar, they are a great fit for the team.
Josh Sills, an offensive tackle, is one of the most intriguing undrafted free agents to the Eagles. He started his career in Morgantown, West Virginia, but became an integral part of the Cowboys’ offense in Stillwater. Sills played in every game last season and was named to the second team of the Big 12 as a sophomore. Then, he was injured and missed the rest of the year. This year, he has signed with the Eagles and agreed to terms.
The Eagles signed a total of 12 undrafted free agents and five draft picks over the weekend. These undrafted free agents will compete for roster spots with the Eagles. The undrafted free agents have a tougher time making the team, however, because of the need for depth in the secondary and linemen. Josh Sills signed for $135K in guaranteed salary. Meanwhile, Reed Blankenship played five years at Middle Tennessee State. He finished his career with 419 tackles, ten TFL, nine PBUs, and was named a three-year captain.
Offensive line: Philadelphia is also looking for an offensive lineman to replace Jared Wentz. But the Eagles could also go with a defensive end who can play all five positions. Josh Sills is a good fit on the offensive line and is a good fit for the Eagles’ zone coverage scheme. Although Tay Gowan and Kary Vincent Jr. will likely earn starting spots, Blackwell may be protected every week.
Cornerback: The Eagles have also signed defensive lineman Carson Strong and wide receiver Josh Sills. Both have a good college career. Both are highly regarded as top undrafted free agents. They could provide a solid backup to Gardner Minshew. If Gardner Minshew is traded, Strong may step in as the backup quarterback. In the meantime, the Eagles may need to move on to another position.
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed a safety in Reed Blankenship, who was born March 2, 1999. He played college football at Middle Tennessee. The Eagles signed Blankenship as an undrafted free agent in 2022. He could be an interesting player to watch during the preseason. If he can stay healthy, Blankenship should be able to make the team. He has excellent athletic ability and a great work ethic.
MTSU safety Reed Blankenship is one of 12 UDFAs brought to Philadelphia. He played five years at Middle Tennessee State and was a three-time team captain. He’s a good fit with the Eagles’ defensive scheme. His natural play instincts, physicality, and intangibles could help him make a great player for the Eagles. He could be a better fit than Jaquiski Tartt.
Although his athleticism is a major asset, he lacks speed. His tackle angle is a concern and he’s not known for his top-end speed. Blankenship will need to work on special teams to prove his worth. While his speed isn’t the best, he can be effective on special teams. He’s also a team leader who is big and aggressive.
Injuries are a natural part of training camp, but the injury designations help to elevate players to the roster. Injuries can also make room for under-the-radar players. On Saturday, the Eagles practiced at the Cleveland Browns, and at least 12 players have been labeled with injuries. James Bradberry and Marcus Epps both left early. The Eagles gave first-team reps to undrafted rookies Josh Jobe and Reed Blankenship. Adding these players could lead to a lot of roster reshuffling.
Despite his undrafted status, Killins has earned high praise for his athleticism, rushing ability, and tackling. He has a chance to make the Eagles’ roster, but it is not a sure thing. The NFL has yet to announce its official preseason schedule, but Killins could be on its practice squad before the season starts. Last year, only 3% of UDFAs were claimed by NFL teams, so he may not get an opportunity to make the team.
After a four-year college career at Central Florida, Killins signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles on March 17. He has since been waived and signed to the practice squad several times. Although Killins has appeared in only one game for the Eagles, he impressed in his time in college, rushing for 2,459 yards and 25 touchdowns in four seasons.
The Eagles signed several UDFAs last year. Adrian Killins, a former University of Central Florida standout, spent most of the 2020 season on the practice squad. He was active in only one game, against the 49ers, and did not receive a lot of playing time. Corey Clement, meanwhile, is an unrestricted free agent. These players are a good fit for the Eagles, but there are no guarantees.
After a 10-pick draft haul, the Philadelphia Eagles will be looking to add more undrafted free agents to their 90-man offseason roster. They still have one open roster spot. However, this doesn’t mean that they can’t sign a few more. Some of the UDFAs who have signed with the Eagles so far include:
Both Jobe and Carson Strong are solid undrafted free agents for the Eagles. Each has had a solid college career, but Jobe’s has a higher ceiling than Strong’s, and his experience in a pro-style system gives him an advantage over his draft status. Both are likely to contribute on special teams and could even earn a spot on the roster as a backup.
After signing a number of free agents in the offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles have added depth and talent to their roster. While Jordan Davis was signed by the team in the first round, there are some question marks surrounding the linemen and secondary. Josh Jobe, Jordan Davis, and Mario Goodrich have a much harder time making the team than either of those two, but are all capable of contributing to the team’s success.
Zach Ertz and Josh Jobe are two other undrafted free agents the Eagles may want to pursue. Both players are talented and have the potential to play at the pro level, but both need time to develop before making the starting lineup. In addition to that, both players have injury concerns, and Zach Ertz may be a better option. The Eagles also have a deep draft, and Josh Jobe’s draft status is an excellent indicator of whether he can make a significant impact on the team’s defense.
Blankenship is another safety on the Eagles’ roster. He was an All-State performer at Middle Tennessee State, and his ability to play all positions is a plus. While Fayad may not be the most athletic or well-rounded player, he has a proven track record of producing for his team, including two forced fumbles and three sacks in 2021.
In addition to drafting monster defensive tackle Corey Clement, the Philadelphia Eagles also added another defensive lineman in the form of Noah Elliss. The Idaho product was signed to an undrafted free agent deal with the Eagles. He’s expected to start the season on the practice squad, but he could earn a roster spot if the team needs defensive line help. A strong hand and good athleticism make Elliss a good choice to help the Eagles’ defense.
Corey Clement and Noah Elliss are two undrafted free agents that could make the Eagles’ defense much stronger. While both players are big, both possess excellent athleticism and vision. Jaylon Smith is listed as a defensive lineman on the Eagles’ roster, but he could also play slot in the NFL. The Eagles are still evaluating his medical history, but he has the potential to be a productive player.
Christian Elliss, the brother of Noah Elliss, is another player that could have an impact on the team. Elliss played college football at Yale and went undrafted in 2018. He has also spent time with the Atlanta Falcons. He missed last year’s training camp because of an injury. However, his future is brighter in the NFL. While Christian Elliss is a highly drafted player, Noah Elliss has a much bigger upside.
Goodrich, a two-year starter at Clemson, is a good fit for the Eagles. Goodrich is a solid tackler and should be a good fit for a zone scheme. His 4.52 40 yard dash time at 176 pounds was likely the reason he wasn’t drafted. If Goodrich can get healthy, he’ll be a good option for the team.