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Undrafted Rookie Free Agents 2016: Philadelphia Eagles UDFA scouting reports

The Eagles agreed to terms with 16 undrafted free agents. Here's what you should know about them.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

In addition to the eight new players the Eagles acquired through the 2016 NFL Draft, the team also signed 16 players from the undrafted rookie free agency pool. We've already written an individual post for every Eagles draft pick but the undrafted free agent signings have been largely uncovered so I figured it would be a good idea to take a look at their scouting reports. Click on the links to read more if you're interested in reading more.

OG Darrell Greene (

"Stocky, prototypical right guard with the power to unclog running lanes and help a rushing attack looking to dominate with the physical over the finesse. Greene lacks the length NFL teams usually look for but his tremendous power could be an off­set. His NCAA suspension for drugs will be heavily vetted before teams decide to pull the trigger on Greene, but the power and NFL ability is there."

DT Connor Wujciak (

"Smallish nose ­tackle who can handle his business when matched up against similar sized opponents, but who struggles to constrict rushing lanes with consistency when matched up against bigger, stronger interior blockers. "

DT Aziz Shittu (

"Shittu posted some eye-­catching tackles for loss numbers this season for the Cardinal and there are flash moments that force you to make a projection value on him over tape value. His instincts inside are below average and his lack of pass rush is a concern considering his body type isn't a natural fit for an NFL interior. While Shittu is considered an ascending prospect in some circles, it’s hard to find a position or a trait that can get you excited and his final destination may be a run­-only base end in a 4­-3."

LB Myke Tavarres (

"Tavarras has flashes of athleticism that force you to try and figure out how to use him, but he lacks the size needed as a 3­-4 outside linebacker and the speed to try and convert to box safety. With good football intelligence and impressive lateral quickness, he might require a look at inside linebacker. Besides that, his best shot would be as a pass rush specialist and special teams demon."

WR Cayleb Jones (

"While the size and length are there to be a factor in the red area, Jones really struggles to free himself against aggressive press coverage and is missing the NFL deep speed to make defenders pay up top. He has some of the pieces, but maybe not enough."

WR Hunter Sharp (

"Sharp's 2015 tape was exciting at times, but he nonchalant attitude and drops during Shrine practices did not sit well with some teams. Sharp plays more athletically than he tested at the combine, but he's likely cost a few rounds with his post-season performances. His two-game suspension is a concern for NFL scouts and they will dig deeper into his background, but as a football player, he has the talent to become a very productive backup with eventual starter traits."

WR Byron Marshall (

"Marshall is relatively short, but muscular and has been productive as a running back, receiver and kick returner. While he's clearly been a jack of all trades type, he is simply not a master of any. Marshall's biggest assets are roster flexibility and general athleticism, but his ankle injury will have to check out in combine medicals for Marshall to have a shot at being drafted."

DT Destiny Vaeao (

"Vaeao shows enough flashes of power, athleticism and pure skill level for teams to begin considering him in the middle rounds. His playing style is a fit as a 5­-technique, but he's lacking the overall length that most teams covet for that spot. While he's not as consistent as he needs to be, he has the talent to be a quality rotational defensive linemen with potential to improve as a pass rusher."

WR Marcus Johnson (Rotoworld)

"NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt believes that Texas WR Marcus Johnson impressed enough on his Pro Day that he could be drafted While Johnson failed to receive an invite to the NFL Scouting Combine, his 22 reps on the bench press on Pro Day would have been tops in Indianapolis for a receiver. The 6-foot, 204-pounder also managed to make noise with his 40-yard dash runs of 4.45 and 4.38 seconds. He tossed in a dazzling 11-foot-3 broad jump just for good measure. That, plus the fact that he "did a nice job catching the ball" leads Brandt to see him as a potential draftable commodity as we hit the stretch run prior to Chicago's big three-day football Christmas."

C Bruce Johnson (Draft Insider)

"Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors the past 2 seasons. Named to numerous All-America teams as a senior. Undersized but hard-working center who gets the most from his ability. Bends his knees, sinks his butt at the line scrimmage and plays with consistent leverage. Stays square, properly places his hands into opponents and keeps his feet active. Quick pulling across the line scrimmage, stays with the action and shows ability as a position blocker. Lacks overall bulk as well as finishing strength. Gets knocked off balance by bigger opponents. Johnson was a tremendous leader on the offensive line but comes with marginal physical skills. He's a potential backup for a zone blocking scheme."

LS John DePalma (247sports)

"DePalma received a late scholarship to long snap at West Virginia as part of the 2012 class, came right in and won the job, and has held it ever since. He did not have a single bad snap during his collegiate career and played in 50 of 51 possible games over four years. He was named Special Teams MVP in 2013 and earned Academic All-Big12 honors for three straight seasons."

WR Paul Turner

Can't find one, so here's a summary instead.

"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."

TE Dillon Gordon (Draft Insider)

"Started during his sophomore and junior seasons posting a career-best 6 receptions for 88 yards in 2013. Played in 3 games last year before rupturing his Achilles tendon. Applied for an injury waiver from the NCAA but had his appeal denied on April 22. Large, blocking tight end with a nice degree of athleticism. Strong at the point, gets movement run blocking and takes opposing linemen from the action. Bends his knees, blocks with leverage and keeps his feet moving. Stays square, has a thick build and gives effort. Average quickness off the snap into blocks. At times does more arm wrestling rather than finishing off opponents. Marginal pass catching threat. Gordon was graded by scouts coming into the season but hoped to return to the college field in 2016, even turning down in invitation to February's combine. He won't be drafted but has the strength and body type to project as a developmental guard."

LB Quentin Gause (Draft Insider)

"Two-year starter who finished with a career-best 96 tackles and 12 tackles for loss last season. Athletic linebacker prospect with a large upside. Moves well about the field, displays a good change of direction and speed to the sidelines. Breaks down well, plays with leverage and quickly pursues down the line defending the run. Remains disciplined with coverage assignments, effectively uses his hands and sells out to make plays. Does not always play with great body control and over pursues the action. Stiff pedaling in reverse and must improve his play in coverage. Gause showed consistent development in his game the past two seasons and offers possibilities as a conventional weak side linebacker/special teams player."

CB CJ Smith (Draft Insider)

"Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors the past two seasons. Senior totals included 42 tackles, 3 INT s and 15 PBU s. Playmaking cornerback constantly around the action. Smooth flipping his hips transitioning off the line, engages receivers throughout the route and does a terrific getting his head back around then tracking the pass. Effectively times his pass defenses, gets vertical and snatches the ball from the air. Competes to break up the throw and plays physical football. Very effective making plays with his back to the ball, easily covers receivers on crossing patterns and displays a burst to the pass out of his plant. Average long speed and struggles to recover. Does a lot of trailing in deep coverage. Shows indecision backed off the line of scrimmage. Smith is a solid athlete who broke up a lot of passes during his college career and offers potential as a dime back/special teams player on Sunday."

RB Cedric O'Neal (Draft Insider)

"Four-year starter who posted 1069 yards rushing and 17 TDs last season. Also added 36 receptions for 318 yards and 2 more scores. Awarded varying degrees of all-Conference honors since his freshman season. Nice sized, instinctive ball carrier with a well-rounded game. Displays outstanding vision, weaves through the traffic and finds the open lanes. Patiently waits for blocks to develop and effectively follows them everywhere on the field. Runs North/South, keeps the play in bounds and works runs. Breaks several tackles and tough to bring down. Shows great anticipation. Helps the quarterback sell ball fakes. Displays a limited burst and lacks next level speed. Loses momentum cutting back against the grain or changing direction. Gets the job done catching the pass out of the backfield but not a natural receiver. O'Neal was consistent and productive throughout his college career and offers the size and ball handling skill to compete for a roster spot at the next level."

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