National Signing Day: Where Eagles Played Ranked Coming Out of High School

Who knew? - Stephen Dunn

In honor of National Signing Day, a day where the top high school football recruits decide where they will be attending college, I thought it would be fun to take a look at where current Eagles players ranked coming out of high school. Click a player's name for their Rivals.com recruit page. I couldn't find every player, especially the older ones. SB Nation has complete coverage of National Signing Day here.

Some things I found interesting:

• The Eagles have at least five 5-star recruits. Of those five, only one is a starter.

• All of the Eagles running backs were at least 3-star recruits coming out of high school: Brown (5), McCoy and Polk (4), and Tucker (3).

• Some players recruited at different positions than they are now: Clifton Geathers (OT), Jeff Maehl (CB), Ifeanyi Momah (tight end), Nate Allen (dual-threat QB), Colt Anderson (pro-style QB), Connor Barwin (TE), James Casey ( pro-style QB), Jason Phillips (pro-style QB), Lane Johnson (pro-style QB), Cedric Thornton (ILB).

• Look how different Lane Johnson and Cedric Thornton used to look. And check out Batmandervelde's sweet hair.

5 Star

QB Matt Barkley (#5 overall)

WR Arrelious Benn (#24 overall)

RB Bryce Brown (#1 overall)

OLB Brandon Graham (#15 overall)

WR DeSean Jackson (#18 overall)

4 Star

WR Jason Avant

CB Brandon Boykin

S Kurt Coleman

WR Riley Cooper

DE Fletcher Cox

DE Clifton Geathers

WR Damaris Johnson

RB LeSean McCoy

RB Chris Polk

WR Jeremy Maclin

3 Star

ILB Emmanuel Acho

WR B.J. Cunningham

TE Zach Ertz

QB Nick Foles

S Keelan Johnson

ILB Mychal Kendricks

DE Joe Kruger

NT Bennie Logan

OLB Travis Long

WR Jeff Maehl

LB Casey Matthews

C David Molk

WR Ifeanyi Momah

ILB DeMeco Ryans

NT Damion Square

RB Matthew Tucker

C Julian Vandervelde

S Earl Wolff

2 Star

S Nate Allen (nice picture)

S Colt Anderson

DE Brandon Bair

OLB Connor Barwin

CB Roc Carmichael

TE James Casey

TE Brent Celek

S Patrick Chung

DE Vinny Curry

CB Bradley Fletcher

K Alex Henery

OLB Phillip Hunt

OLB Josh Kaddu

OT Dennis Kelly

ILB Jake Knott

CB Curtis Marsh

ILB Jason Phillips

Couldn't Find or No Rating

OT Michael Bamiro

OT Allen Barbre

DE Trent Cole

LS Jon Dorenbos

LB Najee Goode (no rating)

OG Todd Herremans

TE Emil Igwenagu

OT Lane Johnson (no rating)

P Donnie Jones

C Jason Kelce

QB G.J. Kinne

OG Evan Mathis

WR Will Murphy

OT Jason Peters

WR Brad Smith

DE Cedric Thornton (no rating)

OT Matt Tobin

QB Michael Vick

CB Cary Williams

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