The Philadelphia Eagles signed undrafted rookie free agent cornerback Jamalcolm Liggins (AKA Jay Liggins), according to an official announcement from the team.
It was previously reported that Liggins would be signing with Philly but he wasn’t among the 10 UDFA players the Eagles officially signed on Thursday evening.
Liggins has his work cut out for him when it comes to trying to win a spot on the roster or even the practice squad. He played college football for Dickinson State, which is an NAIA school.
Sports Illustrated had a write up on Liggins leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft:
Liggins said the Blue Hawks played a base 4-3 defense, and he was typically matched up on the opponent’s best wideout. He prefers a zone scheme because it allows him to take command of the game, though has played his fair share of man. He has heard more than a few times that his large frame and wingspan would make him the ideal Seattle Seahawk, especially since general manger John Schneider prides himself on finding defensive backs out of the blue. “A few people have told me that,” Liggins said, laughing. Plugging into an NFL secondary one day would undoubtedly bring this crazy journey full circle.
He had a crazy interception in college:
Jamalcolm Liggins. pic.twitter.com/lhfypOplhY— Devin Martin (@theedevinmartin) April 29, 2019
Now signed, Liggins will be among a large group of players participating in rookie minicamp this weekend.
The Eagles’ roster is now full at the 90-man limit. They’ll have to make some cuts if they want to open up spots for veterans and/or tryout signings.