The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms with a total of 16 undrafted free agents following the 2016 NFL Draft. Bleeding Green Nation has already been tracking these signings in our UDFA tracker, but now the Eagles are officially confirming the following names. Rankings provided by CBS Sports.
|Position||Player||School||Overall Rank||Position Rank|
|OG||Darrell Greene||San Diego State||211||13|
|DT||Connor Wujciak||Boston College||239||23|
|LB||Myke Tavarres||Incarnate Word||345||28|
|WR||Hunter Sharp||Utah State||427||51|
|DT||Destiny Vaeao||Washington State||470||40|
|LS||John DePalma||West Virginia||728||6|
|WR||Paul Turner||Louisiana Tech||740||99|
|CB||C.J. Smith||North Dakota State||883||86|
|RB||Cedric O'Neal||Valdosta State||N/A||N/A|
Here's a quick position overview:
WR - 4
DT - 3
LB - 2
OL - 2
RB - 2
TE - 1
CB - 1
LS - 1
BGN will have detailed scouting reports on these players later. For now, here is the basic information you need to know.
Darrell Greene, San Diego State
"G Darrell Greene started at right guard for the final seven games of his senior season (2015) at San Diego State and helped pave the way for the Aztecs to record the second-most single-season rushing yards in school history (3,266)."
Connor Wujciak, Boston College
"A member of the nation’s No. 1 defense at Boston College as a senior in 2015, DE Connor Wujciak earned a spot on the All-ACC First Team from the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association and the league’s head coaches. He totaled 31 tackles (24 solo), 11.0 TFL and 4.5 sacks."
Aziz Shittu, Stanford
"In his four-year career at Stanford, DT Aziz Shittu appeared in 34 games (14 starts) and totaled 76 tackles (32 solo), 16 tackles for loss, five sacks and four passes defensed. He set career highs as a senior in tackles (57), tackles for loss (14.0), sacks (four) and passes defensed (three), earning All-Pac-12 first-team honors from the Associated Press."
Myke Tavarres, Incarnate Word
"As a senior in 2015, LB Myke Tavarres led the University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio, TX) with 110 tackles, 22.5 TFL (-109 yards) and 8.5 sacks (-61 yards). He returned six kickoffs for 129 yards (21.5 avg.) and combined for eight rushing yards on two carries."
Cayleb Jones, Arizona
"Arizona WR Cayleb Jones ranked first on the team in receptions (55) and receiving yards (904) and tied-second in receiving TDs (five) as a junior in 2015. He averaged 16.4 yards per catch and 69.5 yards per game and registered four 100-yard performances, including a season-high 182 receiving yards and one TD vs. New Mexico in the 2015 Gildan New Mexico Bowl (12/19/15)."
Hunter Sharp, Utah State
"Despite playing just two seasons for Utah State, WR Hunter Sharp finished his Aggies career with 137 catches for 1,774 yards (12.9 avg.) and 16 touchdowns. He had a career year as a senior in 2015, earning second-team All-MWC honors after leading the team in receptions (71), receiving yards (835) and receiving TDs (nine)."
Byron Marshall, Oregon
"In 2014, RB Byron Marshall became the first player in Pac-12 history to accumulate 1,000-plus rushing yards and 1,000-plus receiving yards in his career. His career at Oregon was cut short due to injury after four games as a senior in 2015. Caught nine passes for 121 yards (13.4 avg.) and two TDs, while returning 14 kickoffs for 385 yards (27.5 avg.)."
Destiny Vaeao, Washington State
"DT Destiny Vaeao was named to the All-Pac-12 Second Team after registering 41 tackles (20 solo), 12.0 TFL, 4.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick in 13 starts as a senior at Washington State in 2015. He ranked tied for 10th in the Pac-12 in tackles for loss."
Marcus Johnson, Texas
"WR Marcus Johnson appeared in 42 games (18 starts) for the Texas Longhorns, finishing his career with 61 catches for 793 yards (13.0 avg.) and four TDs. He played in 10 games with seven starts as a senior in 2015, notching 12 catches for 130 yards (10.6 avg.) and a touchdown."
Bruce Johnson, Maine
"C Bruce Johnson played in 41 games and started the final 35 contests of his career at center during his four years with the Maine Black Bears. He opened all 11 contests at center as a senior in 2015 and won FCS’s Rimington Award, an honor given annually to the best center in FCS."
John DePalma, West Virginia
"In his four-year career at West Virginia, LS John DePalma appeared in 50 games and handled 548 snaps for the Mountaineers. As a senior in 2015, he snapped on a career-high 144 plays and did not have a punt, field goal or extra point blocked due to a bad snap. DePalma earned All-Big 12 Academic first-team honors that season as well."
Paul Turner, Louisiana Tech
"In his final two collegiate seasons (2014 and 2015), WR Paul Turner appeared in 21 games with 19 starts for the LA Tech Bulldogs and compiled 87 catches for 1,171 yards (13.5 avg.) and seven touchdowns. He played in nine games for the LSU Tigers as a sophomore in 2012."
Dillon Gordon, LSU
"TE Dillion Gordon played in 42 games (28 starts) during his four-year career at LSU and served predominantly as a blocking tight end in the Tigers' offense. He started all 13 games at tight end as a junior in 2014 and helped LSU rush for 2,919 yards, marking the fifth-highest single-season rushing total in school history."
Quentin Gause, Rutgers
"LB Quentin Gause was voted a captain by his teammates as a senior at Rutgers in 2015. He garnered all Big-Ten honorable mention accolades after leading the team in TFL (12) and ranking second among Scarlet Knights players in tackles (96). Gause also earned the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award and the "R" Man Courage Award, given to the players who demonstrated courage, belief, strength and inspiration to all."
C.J. Smith, North Dakota State
"A three-year starter for North Dakota State, CB C.J. Smith rounded out his career ranked second in school annals and fourth in FCS history with 57 passes defensed. He Tallied career numbers of 139 tackles (96 solo) and eight interceptions in 58 total games (44 starts)."
Cedric O'Neal, Valdosta State
"RB Cedric O'Neal played in 48 games at Valdosta State, finishing as the school’s all-time leader in rushing yards (4,115) and rushing touchdowns (49). He compiled 306 career points, marking the third-most points in school history."