Yesterday we looked at the top five winners from the Eagles past month at Lehigh. Today, we look at the disappointments.
Mike Bell - The Eagles signed him as a restricted free agent from the Saints to be LeSean McCoy's backup, but he really never got on the field at Lehigh. It may just be bad luck that he hasn't been healthy, but for a new guy on the team to never really be part of practice isn't encouraging. He'll still make the team and if he gets healthy by the 3rd preseason game then his missing so much time in camp might not be such a big deal ... but for now he's got to be considered a disappointment.
Ricky Sapp - Everyone got excited about what a steal they thought Sapp was when they got him in the fifth round, but so so far he's been pretty much anonymous. That said, it's not at all uncommon for rookie DEs to struggle early on and the fact that Sapp hasn't distinguished him yet doesn't mean he never will ... but the fact is that he certainly doesn't seem like a "steal" after this year's camp.
Cornelius Ingram - Another guy who has struggled with injuries a bit, but the problem is that he's been struggling with injuries for the last three years. He's a really good guy and all reports are that he's worked very hard to get himself back healthy, but if he can't get on the field and contribute then the team won't keep him around. The fact that rookie Clay Harbor had such a strong camp made Lehigh look even worse for Ingram this year.
Charles Scott - Another guy who some people saw as a "steal" in the 7th round but never really looked like it. It would have been one thing if he just struggled catching the ball, but Scott didn't even look that great running it. For a guy that's supposed to be a big, bruiser I saw Kurt Coleman absolutely stone him on the goal line in one drill. At the very least a guy Scott's size should be able to run through a safety on the goal line. Plus, Scott was basically moved to fullback partway through camp. It doesn't seem like he's got a great shot to make the 53 man roster. All that said, playing as a full back he did make a great block on the Martell Mallet TD run in the first preseason game.
Darryl Tapp - When the Eagles traded for him in the offseason, he was seen as a guy that could possibly push for a starting job on the left side but at least provide depth as a DE and DT on passing downs. However, he really hasn't distinguished himself at camp. Juqua Parker is the start at LDE with Brandon Graham nipping at his heels and Trent Cole rarely comes out of the game at RDE. Plus, as Jordan Ranaan points out, Tapp even seems to have lost his job as the main passing down DT to one of our training camp winners, Trevor Laws.
Who were your disappointments from Lehigh this year?