Five Under-the-radar prospects who could interest the Eagles

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OT, Chuma Edoga, USC

USC’s starting right tackle for the last two years also has experience on the other side of the bookshelf and projects favorably into Pederson’s zonal blocking scheme. Edoga stands at 6’3, 304 lbs, but moves like a defensive end. He explodes out of his kick-stance (sometimes a little too much) and has a rare blend of mobility and hand-technique.

With 34 3/4″ arms, it’s hard not to see the value in the length Edoga brings to the table. There are some red flags with injuries and a suspension on his resume, but in terms of an athletic profile, Edoga could the best of the bunch on day three.

He’s more of a fluid blocker than a powerful one and when asked to anchor, he can sometimes get overwhelmed early. But if he’s driving to the second level or carving open rushing lanes, good luck.

At this point, I feel like the Eagles are so in love with Tytus Howard, who is soaring up draft boards, that drafting another tackle almost seems alien. But if they are indeed comfortable with Vaitai as a backup (as they should be), then a year learning under Jeff Stoutland could benefit Edoga greatly.

QB, Brett Rypien, Boise State

The Eagles are on the record as wanting to back to the days of drafting a quarterback every year, and while an inconsistent AAF signal-caller fills the void, I don’t think Luis Perez is the next ‘Nate Sudfeld’.

Insert Brett Rypien. A man who through 50 collegiate games threw for over 13,000 yards, 90 touchdowns and 29 interceptions. He doesn’t have the size (6’2, 202 lbs) that some of the others in this class do, nor does he have the mobility of Kyler Murray. His arm-strength isn’t as impressive as Dew Lock and the level of competition faced isn’t as fierce.

But Rypien throws dimes. He’s aware of his shortcomings, navigates the pocket well and if you want a quarterback to drop it in the bucket every single time, Rypien’s your man. He completed 67% of his passes last season and stood out massively against Air Force. He’s able to lead receivers into space with his ball-placement and can hold Safeties with ease.

Rypien would be a perfect game manager at the next level…which is a little convenient, as that’s what one Nick Foles was formerly labeled…

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