Philadelphia Eagles rookie minicamp: 5 undrafted free agents to watch
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The Philadelphia Eagles will be helping their draft picks ease into NFL life during rookie minicamp this week, but they’ll also be welcoming in 10 players they signed as undrafted free agents.
Here’s a look at five to keep an eye on.
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Evans completed 63.5 percent of his passes and threw for 29 touchdowns to eight interceptions as a Virginia Tech junior last season. He also ran for 846 yards and 12 scores.
he gives the Eagles reason to believe he can develop into a steady NFL backup. At 6 feet, 3 inches and 238 pounds, Evans has the size to play in the league, and his mobility is also appealing to teams. Philly has made clear its intention to invest in young quarterbacks, even as it builds the team around 24-year-old Carson Wentz. The idea is this: If the Eagles develop a promising young quarterback who hits roadblocks on a rise up the depth chart, they can trade him for draft pick compensation.
he struggles with accuracy. Mobility, size and arm strength are nice, but NFL quarterbacks need to be able to fit the ball into tight windows — and Evans played just one season of FBS football, while thriving in an offense built around short throws. He remains unproven as a consistently accurate passer.
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