3 Undrafted Philadelphia Eagles Players Who Could Prove to Be Gems
This season, the Philadelphia Eagles have acquired a variety of undrafted free agents on both sides of the ball. While undrafted free agents are usually underdogs to make the 53-man roster, some of them also fell through the cracks of the talent evaluation process. Vontaze Burfict, for example, turned out to be an excellent player despite concerns about his character and work ethic.
Will any of the undrafted players signed by the Eagles make a significant impact? Many of them have the physical tools and merely need the opportunity to impress the coaching staff. Here are three undrafted players most likely to turn out to be gems. This list is ranked in order of how likely each player is of making an immediate impact.
1. Ifeanyi Momah, WR
For a player like Ifeanyi Momah, the sky is the limit. Momah is a giant of a man, standing at 6'7" and 239 pounds, and he certainly doesn't lack any amount of physical talent.
He was primed for a breakout year before suffering a season-ending ACL tear in the first game of the season. In that game, Momah caught a team-high eight catches for 157 yards.
If Momah can pick up where he left off, he could develop into a dominant player, especially in the red zone. The question will be whether or not he can return at 100 percent from his knee injury.
2. Brad Wing, Punter
Although Donnie Jones has more experience, don't be surprised if Brad Wing gives him a run for his money. The undrafted rookie may be the team's punter come September.
In his last two seasons at LSU, Wing averaged 44.6 yards per punt, the highest in school history for players with at least 100 attempts.
If he makes the team, Wing could be very serviceable for many years, as few punters are as accurate as he is.
3. Damion Square, DE
Damion Square was passed over for mostly two reasons: not posting elite numbers and not having elite size. Yet Square can still be an effective NFL player if used correctly.
His versatility made him a consistent starter at Alabama, and he is capable of playing defensive end in both a 3-4 and a 4-3 formation and can even switch over to nose tackle.
Square will likely need to add more size if he wants to be an every-down player in the NFL, but he could potentially be a very good situational player if he can find his way onto the roster.