The Athletic: WR Britain Covey UDFA to watch for Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles came out of the 2022 NFL Draft with five new draft picks joining the team.
However, don't forget the undrafted rookie free agents the team brought in to compete for roster spots, including Utah wide receiver Britain Covey.
A productive receiver in college, Nick Baumgardner of The Athletic thinks Covey might make the biggest impact for the Eagles among their undrafted free agent class as a return man, an area the Eagles have struggled to find since Darren Sproles retired.
The Eagles brought in a lot of talent in their UDFA class (CB Mario Goodrich, CB Josh Jobe, QB Carson Strong, DT Noah Ellis), but my favorite here is the old guy. Covey, 25, was a Freshman All-American at Utah in 2015. With a knee injury and two religious mission years in between, he finished with 184 catches and five punt or kickoff return TDs at Utah. He’s tiny (5-8, 169), but his agility is real.
Covey is a 25-year old dynamic slot receiver and return man, who spent six seasons and seven years at Utah, after a knee injury and two religious missions.
His 16 career touchdowns and his 2,311 yards from scrimmage make an interesting addition to the wide receiver room for the Eagles. The Eagles also added to the wide receiver room on draft night, adding A.J. Brown in a trade with Tennessee.
Covey will try to make the team and will join Brown, DeVonta Smith, Zach Paschal, Jalen Reagor, Quez Watkins, Greg Ward, John Hightower in the wide receiver room.
Covery certainly has a shot to make the team as a return man and could be an interesting piece working out of the slot. Something to keep an eye on at training camp.