Adams Headlines Eagles’ UDFA List
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - As the 2018 draft ended on Saturday night the Eagles began quickly putting together their undrafted-free agency class and made a splash early by agreeing to terms with former Notre Dame star Josh Adams.
A former Central Bucks South standout, Adams, a powerful running back, was in the Heisman hype until a late-season slump with the Fighting Irish last season and every scouting service gave him a draftable grade. Admas was given $55,000 to sign, a significant figure for an UDFA.
Others getting decent money to sign include: Georgia State cornerback Chandon Sullivan ($51K), LSU offensive tackle Toby Weathersby ($40K), South Alabama safety Jeremy Reaves ($30K), a player the Eagles showed significant interest in throughout the pre-draft process and 973espn.com had earmarked for Philadelphia in the seventh round, and Central Michigan defensive end Joe Ostman ($20K).
At 5-foot-11, Sullivan will likely be thrown into the nickel back mix where his 4.6 speed can't be exploited on the outside.
Weathersby has experience playing both tackle spots and likely would have been drafted had it not been for a poor performance in the 3-cone drill at the combine which is a good measure of an O-lineman's agility.
Reaves was the Sun Belt Conference's Defensive Player of the Year and has experience at both corner and safety. With the Eagles' searching for a third sfety to replace Corey Graham in the big nickel, he could have a path.
Ostman is an undersized pass rusher who faces a tough numbers game but could be earmarked for the practice squad.
Others headed for the NovaCare Complex include: quarterbacks Jeremiah Briscoe of Sam Houston State and Brandon Silvers of Troy, receivers Jordan Gandy of Murray State and Anthony Mahoungou of Purdue, Slippery Rock offensive guard Ian Park, Central Florida offensive tackle Aaron Evans, South Florida defensive tackle Bruce Hector, Purdue linebacker Danny Ezechukwu, cornerback Jordan Thomas of Oklahoma and safeties Stephen Roberts of Auburn, Asantay Brown of Western Michigan and Ryan Neal of Southern Illinois.
-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973espn.com. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @JFMcMullen