Eagles sign top pick Andre Dillard among entire draft class

The Eagles have moved quickly to not only wrap up their entire 2019 draft class, but announce the signings of a crop of undrafted free agents.

Draft class

Philadelphia moved up to pick No. 22 to acquire Dillard, sending pick Nos. 25, 127 and 197 to Baltimore in order to get ahead of the Texans, who had their own needs along the offensive line. Many analysts viewed Dillard as the best offensive tackle available in the draft, especially given the number of pass sets he took in Washington State’s pass-happy offense. 

With the Eagles, he’ll likely act as a swing tackle in 2019 before moving into the starting lineup in 2020 (if Jason Peters ever decides to hang up his cleats).

Sanders and Arcega-Whiteside give quarterback Carson Wentz a few more weapons to play with in 2019. The Eagles acquired running back Jordan Howard from the Bears, but Sanders should also be in the mix for carries. Meanwhile, Arcega-Whiteside will give Philadelphia a big body at the receiver position, and could potentially lead to the Eagles trading former first-round receiver Nelson Agholor.

Undrafted free agents

Joey Alfieri, LB (Stanford); Ryan Bates, T (Penn State); T.J. Edwards, LB (Wisconsin); Nico Evans, RB (Wyoming); Nate Herbig, G (Stanford); Sua Opeta, G (Weber State); Keegan Render, C (Iowa); Anthony Rush, DT (UAB); DeAndre Thompkins, WR (Penn State); Kevin Wilkins, DT (Rutgers).

Among Philadelphia’s UDFAs, Opeta may have the best chance to stick given his contract. The Weber State product received a $55K base salary guarantee and a $25K signing bonus from the Eagles, tweets Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

Published at Thu, 09 May 2019 22:31:53 +0000

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