With the 3rd pick in the 5th round Philadelphia Eagles have selected Ricky Sapp, DE Clemson. Sapp was one of the 30 players the Eagles invited to Philly for a pre draft visit.
Many people feel Sapp projects as a SAM in the NFL. NFL.com quick take
Sapp is an undersized, athletic defensive end who has growth potential. He is a competitive player but tends to be more of a finesse defender against the run. He shows good initial quickness off the line of scrimmage as an edge rusher with the ability to close well to the quarterback. Sapp is a solid reacter who has enough agility and quickness to stand up as an outside 'backer in a 3-4 defensive scheme. His size, versatility and athleticism should bode well as a special-teams contributor, as well as providing depth to a defense at the next level.