It’s official. This year’s Eagles Draft class have signed their first ever NFL Contracts, according to an official announcement from the team. In case you needed a quick refresh, these are the players who made up the 2019 Eagles Draft Class, with an in-depth article giving you everything you need to know about each player, attached underneath,
1st Round: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State, #77
2nd Round: Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State, #26
2nd Round: JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford, #19
4th round: Sharef Miller, DE, Penn State, #76
5th Round: Clayton Thorson, QB, Northwestern, #8
The Eagles also announced the signing of ten undrafted free agents, who are listed below:
LB, Joey Alfieri, Stanford
At 6’3, 239 lbs, Alfieri joins T.J Edwards as one of the prize pickings in this year’s crop. With 165 tackles, 26.5 TFL, 14 sacks and 2 picks in 50 games, Alfieri solidified himself as a reliable starter during his time with the Cardinal, who amassed 37 tackles and 3.5 sacks in his final year.
OT, Ryan Bates, Penn State
Considered another steal by many, Bates showed his versatility by playing both ends of the bookshelf during his time at Penn State. Another PSU alumni, Bates helped a dominant rushing attack flourish and brings a slightly more agile frame (6’4, 302 lbs) and athletic profile to the table. It would not be surprising to see him shift inside and compete for a potential depth guard role given his surprising mobility and leaner frame. A lack of length could be a concern at the next level if he remains at tackle, but his burst and hand placement could be really enhanced if played iniside.
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