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Ifeanyi Momah chose Eagles over Steelers, Saints and Browns


Eagles rookie wide receiver, Ifeanyi Momah, has made quite the impression on Eagles fans, due his massive size (6'7"). However, the lanky product out of Boston College has not produced a large resume to evaluate. Momah, who played his college ball at Boston College, spent five years with the (BC) Eagles. He played as a freshman and sophomore but redshirted his junior year. As a redshirt junior, he caught 19 catches for 296 yards and three touchdowns. As a senior, he tore his ACL during the first game of season, after catching eight passes for 157 yards and a touchdown. He lost his appeal for sixth season, which forced him to enter the 2012 NFL Draft, where he went undrafted.

Momah took part in a Pro Day a few months ago and received serious interest from a few teams. According to Momah, he worked out for the Eagles, Saints, Browns and Steelers. Momah picked the Eagles over the other three teams. "It's a great fit, Chip Kelly is a great coach," said the Boston College alum, when asked why he chose Philadelphia. "I felt I could reach my full potential (in Philadelphia)."

While he does have the size to really be a weapon in the redzone, skeptics may be worried about his ability to recover from a torn ACL at his size. While he has been on the sidelines since early 2011, Momah says he is starting to get into his groove on the field. "There was definitely rust. The tempo, especially with this type of offense, was a little different," said Momah. "It's been a while since I've been in a full uptempo mode, so that was kind of hard for me at first, but I feel like I am back into my own now."

Momah seems very confident heading into the offseason program. While he may face an uphill battle with plenty of talent wide receivers on the roster, Momah possesses an attribute that none of his counterparts have: major size. With Desean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin like locked into their roster spot, Momah is competing with Jason Avant, Arrelious Benn, Damaris Johnson, Riley Cooper and Russel Sheppard for three jobs. Only time will tell if Momah will earn a spot, but for right now, he seems to be the favorite for the Na Brown Award heading into the first session of full-team OTAs.

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