After adding seven players through the draft, the Eagles added 15 more players to the roster as undrafted free agents. There were a number of positions that they still needed to address and I think they brought in a good number of options to come in to try to make the roster.
Although undrafted free agents likely get thought of as Training Camp bodies, there were 47 undrafted free agents added to NFL rosters in 2013. In a draft that was as deep as this one, there was still a lot of talent to be found outside the picks made within the draft. Here is a breakdown of the players that the Eagles brought in on offense, defense, and special teams.
Henry Jose, RB, Missouri
David Fluellen, RB, Toledo
Kadron Boone, WR, LSU
Quron Pratt, WR, Rutgers
Blake Annen, TE, Cincinnati
Trey Burton, TE, Florida
Josh Andrews, OG, Oregon State
Donald Hawkin, OG, Texas
Karim Barton, OG, Morgan State
Kevin Graf, OT, USC
Frank Mays, DE, Florida A&M
John Fulton, CB, Alabama
Wade Keliikipi, DT, Oregon
Daytawion Lowe, S, Oklahoma State
Carey Spear, PK, Vanderbilt
There are a number of intriguing players here. The first one that jumps out is Henry Josey out of Missouri. He suffered a gruesome knee injury in 2011 but bounced back nicely to finish out his career. He is an explosive play maker that could earn a spot on the roster given the trade of Bryce Brown.
Another player I like is Trey Burton out of Florida. He is a versatile player who fits the H-Back mold and can be moved around the offense. He is a gifted athlete and I think Chip Kelly will have a lot of interest in seeing how he can perform.
I also like that there were a number of offensive lineman brought in. They needed depth along the line with some of the starters aging, so you hope that some of these guys can come in and learn the system to hopefully be long-term additions.
The most intriguing player has to be Carey Spear. It was well known that the Eagles would bring in a player to compete with Alex Henery. Fans are going to be pulling for this guy for two reasons: 1. there isn’t a whole lot of love for Henerey anymore and 2. his nickname is Murder Leg. Are you telling me you’re not going to pull for a guy they called Murder Leg. If you’re not inspired already, check this out.