Josh Andrews, OG, Oregon State
A three-year starter at Oregon State, Andrews has a legitimate shot to crack the 53-man roster as a developmental prospect seeing as the Eagles failed to come away with a guard in the draft. Starters Evan Mathis and Todd Herremans are both into their 30s; their decline inevitable.
Blake Annen, TE, Cincinnati
Annen ran a 4.41 in the 40-yard dash at his pro day, which is out of this world for a tight end. He needs to bulk up a bit, but size (6’4”, 247 lbs) won’t be an issue after a year in an NFL conditioning program. He only recorded 19 career receptions at Cincinnati, though, so there’s really no telling what the Eagles have here.
Karim Barton, OG, Morgan State
Barton was a three-year starter at right tackle for Morgan State, but he is projected to play guard in the NFL. Aside from a position change, he must also prove he can handle the level of competition coming from a Division I-AA program. It's a bit of a long shot to make the team.
Kadron Boone, WR, LSU
LSU sent three wide receivers to the NFL in this year’s draft alone, including two in the first two rounds. Surrounded by all that talent, Boone saw little playing time in college. Climbing a depth chart in the pros won’t be any easier. He would have to really stand out on special teams to earn a roster spot.
Trey Burton, TE, Florida
At 6’2”, 224 pounds, Burton sounds less like a tight end and more like a slot receiver. He lined up all over the field at Florida, from tight end to wideout to running back—even at quarterback. Amassed 1,696 yards from scrimmage and 20 touchdowns in four seasons with the Gators. At some point, though, too much versatility becomes another way of saying a player lacks any position at all.
David Fluellen, RB, Toledo
A strong between-the-tackles runner, Fluellen is coming off of back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons at Toledo. He has demonstrated the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield as well, but he won’t burn defenses with it. Chances of making the 53-man roster could be dependent upon how many backs the team carries.
John Fulton, CB, Alabama
Purely a reserve cornerback at Alabama, it’s hard to imagine Fulton has any chance at playing the position in the pros. More likely, he’s trying out exclusively for a role on special teams, which is a tough way to go about cracking any roster.
Kevin Graf, OT, USC
A three-year starter at USC, Graf’s scouting report indicates his only position in the NFL is right tackle. As of now, journeyman Allen Barbre is probably the Eagles’ primary reserve at close to every position along the offensive line. In the event there are multiple injuries, it would be helpful to develop options, even if they have limitations.
Donald Hawkins, OG, Texas
Hawkins was a two-year starter at left tackle with Texas, earning first-team All-Big 12 honors as a senior. At 6’4”, 295 pounds, he’s a little light to play on the outside at the next level. The Eagles will try him out at guard, because that’s where the need exists.
Henry Josey, RB, Missouri
A back-to-back 1,000-yard rusher at Missouri, Josey led the nation in 2012 with 8.1 yards per carry. He only recorded 24 receptions in three seasons, though, which might make him a bit of a curious fit in Chip Kelly’s offense. There might be a roster spot available at running back, but only if the player is versatile.
Wade Keliikipi, NT, Oregon
Damion Square held the backup job to nose tackle Bennie Logan last season, which based on his limited playing time, would’ve been a disaster had Logan ever been unable to go. The drafting of Beau Allen and subsequent signing of Keliikipi suggests the front office understands just how thin the Eagles were.
Daytawion Lowe, S, Oklahoma State
The safety position is suddenly very crowded in Philadelphia. Fifth-round pick Ed Reynolds joined a group that consists of Malcolm Jenkins, Earl Wolff and Nate Allen. Chris Maragos has a roster spot based on special teams, but should Allen get beaten out for a starting job and Lowe impresses, there’s an in.
Frank Mays, DE, Florida A&M
He’s 6’9”, 291 pounds, and you get the feeling that’s the only reason he’s here. Mays has accomplished little, even by Division I-AA standards. At least, he’s the prospect we know the least about, so it’s difficult to see any other angle here.
Quron Pratt, WR, Rutgers
PhiladelphiaEagles.com notes Pratt was a special teams standout at Rutgers, notching a blocked punt and kick-return touchdown his senior season. He only had one career receiving touchdown as a receiver, though, so it seems unlikely he would ever carve out a role on offense.
Carey Spear, K, Vanderbilt
Of all the undrafted free agents the Eagles signed, Spear is the odds-on favorite to land a job. Alex Henery’s accuracy on field goals and all-around leg strength have come under scrutiny. There will be a competition, but from what we’ve seen of Henery, I like the rookie’s odds.
Signings courtesy of PhiladelphiaEagles.com.