All you need to know: Eagles sign a rapid underdog at WR

PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 22: Philadelphia Eagles helmet sits on a cart during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagle on December 22, 2019, at Lincoln Financial Filed in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

The NFL Draft is rapidly approaching but Roseman’s work is never done. The Eagles GM brought in another wide receiver to their young locker room, as the trend of sifting through the bargain bucket continues. Former Oregon wideout, Devon Allen, is the man to have caught Roseman’s eye.

Interestingly, the 27-year-old hasn’t played a game since 2016, his third and final season with the Oregon Ducks. He was best-known as a deep-threat and caught 41 passes for 684 yards and 7 scores during that campaign. It should be unsurprising then, that Allen is a two-time Olympian and a three-time national champion in the 110-meter hurdles.

Allen worked out at Oregon’s Pro Day and impressed the team’s coaching staff enough to warrant earning a contract with the team.

The Eagles are no strangers to signing underdog wideouts. Greg Ward Jr. personifies that as a collegiate QB turned slot receiver who has found a home in the City of Brotherly Love. Howie has also placed a real emphasis on finding raw, athletic monsters who can be taught the more technical fundamentals..and you’ll probably be hard-pressed to find someone more athletic than a two-time olympian.

While it’s been a long time since Moore has played Football, he should be an interesting name to watch this summer and will likely compete at the Z spot, presumably behind Quez Watkins and whomever else the Birds decide to add between now and the summer.

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