Today, the Eagles have agreed to terms with three of the rookies taken in the NFL draft. The three rookies signed were defensive end from the University of Marshall (who I think is going to be a total beast), 2nd round pick Vinny Curry, 5th round pick from the Purdue, offensive tackle Dennis Kelly, and wide receiver from Iowa 6th round pick Marvin McNutt.
With Vinny Curry being picked up in the 2nd round, his chances at making the team are extremely high. Most of the scouting experts have predicted this man to be one of the top pass rushers in all of college football with him being ranked number 4. Jim Washburn is always looking to find some young talent that doesn’t mind getting after the ball carrier, and doesn’t mind knocking the crap out of someone on a daily basis.
Now all of these rookies have been signed to four year deals, making them project to at least being on the practice squad, or being cut if not good enough if something drastic were to happen over the next four years.
Dennis Kelly on the other hand, taken with their 5th round pick from Purdue, fans don’t know that much about him. He wasn’t that much of a stand out in college, so the odds are against him. Now he’s a big man, just one inch shorter than 4th year tackle King Dunlap, and the coaches nor players on the team know who this guy is. He has raw talent, but him making the team remains a long shot.
With these players each agreeing to four year deals, they will most likely be part of the team up until the year 2016.
Marvin McNutt, wide receiver from Iowa will be a beast (In my opinion) and will most likely be used in redzone situations. The man has incredible hands, he’s 6’3 216 lbs so he will most likely be the 5th or even 6th receiver if the Eagles do choose to keep that many.
Also, with these players being signed, there should be lots of room to re-sign running back LeSean McCoy, since the Eagles traded away 4x pro bowler Asante Samuel.
Alright rookies, hit those mini-camps and make us Eagles fans proud.