Report: Eagles sign former Oklahoma DT Charles Walker

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According to a report from Field Yates, the Eagles are signing former Oklahoma defensive tackle, Charles Walker.

The 6’2, 310 lbs, pass rusher racked up 53 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 13 tackles for a loss, 1 forced fumble and 5 passes defensed during his time as a Sooner..a career that ultimately ended in controversy.

Walker decided to cut his career short at Oklahoma in order to prepare for the Draft. Although he was one of the top defensive tackle talents coming into 2016, he went undrafted due to a combination of this, some character concerns, and numerous concussions.

Here’s a snippet from a scouting report from Lance Zierlein of NFL.com

 Disruptive defensive tackle with the initial quickness and power to become a factor for a one-gapping, upfield front if he can ever put it all together. Despite his flashes, Walker’s career starts can be counted on one hand and 2016 was a complete loss of a season. NFL personnel men are likely to get harsh reviews from the Sooners coaching staff and teams will need to do their work on Walker’s concussion situation, but his athleticism and potential give him a chance to become an NFL starter.

It seems like his tenacious..albeit selective motor could be exactly what the Eagles crave at defensive tackle, and with Beau Allen’s long-term status uncertain, sixth round pick Elijah Qualls will now face some interesting talent for what could be one of the final depth spots on the roster alongside Destiny Vaeao.

The Eagles have not yet announced their UDFA class, but with names like Corey Clement, Jomal Wiltz, and now Charles Walker, it’s setting up to define the term “low-risk, high-reward.” We will have a more in depth breakdown on each player once the official announcements are made.

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