However, most of the great Philadelphia Eagles players we remember were drafted, either by the Eagles themselves or by another team before they came to Philly.
So while we all pay tribute to the greatest of Eagles, who were the greatest players who went undrafted? With the exception of a certain few, many of the best undrafted players for the Eagles have largely gone unheralded, yet they did make great contributions for the team.
Undrafted free agents are usually the long-shots to make a roster, let alone make a name for themselves in the NFL. Back in the day, prior to current technology and vast scouting departments, the odds of an undrafted player making the roster were much better.
These days, though there are still numerous UDFAs that make rosters, the chances of them becoming entrenched as NFL starters for several years are low. Therefore, these players have to fight that much harder to overcome their long odds and their accomplishments should not go unnoticed.
With that said, let's take a look at the 10 greatest undrafted free agents in Philadelphia Eagles history. At the end, I'll throw out a few honorable mentions as well. By the way, these are not rankings and are listed in no specific order.
*Note - I'm only counting the undrafted free agents signed initially by the Eagles, with just one exception (you'll see later).