The Eagles ended the NFL Draft with ten new Birds flying into the Nest, but the fun doesn’t stop there. The race to sign UDFA’s officially begins!
*Notes and analysis under each pick is coming ASAP
Elijah Riley, CB, Army
I LOVE this move. Riley first popped into view at the Shrine Bowl and made a positive impression throughout the week proceeding the event. At 6’0, 205 lbs, Riley was a team captain last year who started every game.
Against Michigan, he had 13 tackles, 2 sacks, a forced fumble and a recovery. He’s a scrappy corner with some nice fluidity in his hips and someone that tackles securely. He ended his career with over 200 stops, 21 passes defended and 7 picks.
Noah Togiai, TE, Oregon State
At 6’4, 246 lbs, Togiai has intriguing size for the TE position and signs with the Eagles on the back of recording 44 catches for 406 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2019. The Eagles have a need for TE3 depth and while Togiai is clearly an athletic specimen, he lends himself to a receiving weapon as opposed to an in-line blocker.
Togiai is the sixth Oregon State TE to end his tenure with 1,000+ receiving yards.
Grayland Arnold, CB, Baylor
5-foot-9, 186 pounds, unofficial 4.59 40 yard dash time
Second team all-Big 12 honoree with 5 interceptions, 46 tackles and two pass breakups in 2019
Arnold also returned punts for Baylor and took 12 for 149 yards and a touchdown
Adrian Killins, RB, Central Florida
5-foot-6, 163 pounds
87 rushing attempts for 629 yards and 7 touchdowns along with 8 catches for 120 yards and one touchdown in 2019 with returning figures of 18 attempts for 451 yards and a touchdown
Luke Juriga, C, Western Michigan
6-foot-4, 298 pounds
Career total of 52 starts
In 2019 he was first-team All-MAC, Academic All-MAC and served as the team captain
Michael Warren, RB, Cincinnati –
5-foot-9, 220 pounds
2019 statline was 261 rushing attempts for 1,265 yards and 14 touchdowns
2018 stat line was 244 rushing attempts for 1,329 yards and 19 touchdowns
Career catching totals of 46 receptions for 385 yards and 3 touchdowns
Dante Olsen, LB, Montana
6-foot-2, 237 pounds
14 starts in 2019 and his stat line was 179 tackles, 11 for loss, 3.5 sacks, 1 interception, 3 pass breakups and 2 forced fumbles.
Olson won Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2019 and was also named to the AFCA All-Good Works team for his work off the field too
Julian Good-Jones, OT, Iowa State
At 6’5, 308 lbs, ‘JGJ’ was named first-team All-Big 12 with 49 consecutive starts behind him, passing QB Bret Meyer’s record. Does have a pair of suspensions to his name earlier in his career, but became a consistent fixture on Iowa State’s offensive line.
Raequan Williams, DL, Michigan State
- 6-foot-4, 308 pounds
– 48 tackles, 7.5 for loss, 5 sacks and two pass breakups om 2019
– Williams was voted third-team All-Big Ten in both 2018 and 2019
Michael Jacquet III, DB, Louisiana-Lafayette
The Eagles were high on Jacquett and it’s easy to see why.
At 6’1, 195 lbs, the former receiver has a wingspan of 82 1/8 inches – 4 longer than any other DB at the combine. With 14 passes defensed in the last two years, Jacquett III is a rangy corner that reminds me a lot of the flyer the team look last year on Jay Liggins.
Prince Smith Jr, DB, New Hampshire
Another small-school sleeper at cornerback, the Eagles bring in Prince Smith Jr. who stands at 5’10, 185 lbs. He started all 11 games last year, finishing third on the team in tackles with 64, intercepting 3 passes and forcing 2 fumbles. He had 2 picks against Delaware.
Smith Jr. could be an interesting name to watch develop in the nickel.
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