Carlton Agudosi: 6’6 Yet Overlooked
While it is hard not to notice a player standing at 6'6, Eagles WR Carlton Agudosi's height isn't stopping many from overlooking the third-year receiver's chances at making the 53-man roster.
When predicting the five or six receivers that will most likely make the cut, the most recurring depth chart you will find probably goes something like this.
Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, Nelson Agholor, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Mack Hollins, and Shelton Gibson.
The likes of Greg Ward Jr. and Marken Michel are hoping to steal one of those spots but could Agudosi be the one to actually cause a ripple in the WR depth chart?
It will be a tough spot to grab but Agudosi could offer another towering target for Carson Wentz to utilize.
Coming out of Rutgers, the 25-year old receiver signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2017. He spent a season on the practice squad but was then cut in September of 2018.
His college career was underwhelming but a game against Penn State in 2015 shows some flashes of potential.
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The Eagles have seen this situation before. A raw WR with appealing height that makes coaches dream about what could be if they get them to reach their ceiling.
Remember Ifeanyi Momah? Momah was a training camp legend among Eagles fans standing at a towering 6'7. Momah was cut and bounced around the league for a few years but nobody could fully develop him into a productive NFL player.
Will Agudosi end up like Momah? Doug Pederson sure seems like he's trying to find out if he could be something more.
In Saturday's practice at Nova Care Complex, in the red-zone, the Eagles offense was seen running a sort of "towers lineup" (if you will). Every available target for Carson Wentz was at least 6'3.
Alshon Jeffery (6'4), Zach Ertz (6'5), and Dallas Goedert (6'5) were all split out across the formation. While the Eagles 2019 2nd round pick in J.J. Arecega-Whiteside is 6'3 with impressive red-zone abilities, it was Agudosi that was part of the lineup.
At Pederson's press conference on Monday, he specifically talked about Agudosi's progress and similar build to Jeffery.
"Agudosi is another big, tall, physical receiver that flashes from time to time. He is another one like Andre Dillard who can get into Alshon's hip pocket and pick his brain a little bit on routes and learning to keep your pad level down for a big, tall receiver."
Time will tell if Carlton Agudosi finds a way to beat the odds and make the roster, or become another preseason folktale character with the likes of Momah, Paul Turner, and Rasheed Bailey
Regardless, he will be a fascinating player to watch throughout the summer.
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