Eagles Select Safety Ed Reynolds

NCAA Football: Stanford at Colorado

During the pre-draft process, Stanford safety Ed Reynolds took an official visit to the NovaCare Complex with Alabama’s Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

But it wasn’t Reynolds’ first time in South Philly. His Dad played in the NFL for the Patriots and Giants and later worked in the league. The family lived in New Jersey and stopped by to see the Birds practice one day.


"That was probably my second or third time to the Philadelphia facilities," Reynolds said. "I went when I was younger with my Dad. I was going to check out practice. My Dad used to work for the league so I used to live up in New Jersey. So one day I just randomly went over, saw practice, got to meet Coach [Andy] Reid, Donovan McNabb. He was still there. Saw the facilities then.

"Now, during that visit, kind of taking that next step and visiting the team because I could possibly play there was surreal to me. Not just being a little kid, [in awe of] all the players out there. Soon, maybe being one of them in that green. It was a great visit overall."

Chip Kelly said the team was impressed with Reynolds' football IQ when he visited Philadelphia. When the Eagles were on the clock with the 162nd overall pick, they decided to take the 6-1, 207-pounder.

Reynolds ran a 4.57 at the combine. Here's how he stacks up from a measurables standpoint:

Reynolds was a two-year starter. Kelly said he probably would have gone higher had he stayed in school for another season.

"It was one of those things where I felt like if I did everything that I wanted to do going into this last season, which for me was just become an all-around better football player, become a better tackler, still help lead our Stanford defense, and then just perform the way that I wanted to, I felt like maturity-wise and my football IQ, I was just ready," Reynolds said. "I felt like I was ready to make that jump. In the end, I decided to go that way."

As you could probably guess, Kelly praised Reynolds' versatility. The Cardinal ran a multiple defense, and Reynolds was asked to do it all: play deep, play man coverage and defend the run.

Because of NCAA rules, Reynolds will miss time during the offseason program. He said he'll talk to his teammate Zach Ertz about how to make sure he doesn't fall behind during that process.

The Eagles' only remaining pick as things currently stand is No. 237 (seventh round).

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  • DmanPhilly

    I Like IT !!!

  • Brandon Boykin, LOL

    @Will did you notice number seven on the comparisons list? Great comparison, sir.

    • Will

      ?…

      • Rahkem

        Nate Allen lol , you have to check the comparisons chart

        • Will

          post it no way,,,lol,,,

  • dc

    work in progress

  • Dominik

    Hope Chip is right, but his spider graph is dangerously close to Casey Matthews… So don’t know if THAT would have been a player that would have gone higher next season.

    But I don’t know him and haven’t read about him, so I can’t critisize the pick.

  • JofreyRice

    Hopefully he can push David Sims or Keelan Johnson or whoever. Great!

    • Adam

      Haha I don’t think Sims has been on our roster since like 2012?

      • JofreyRice

        well, that’s one guy he’s already crossed off the list then!

        • Will

          Jenkins,Wolff,Allen, Margause, Johnson and now Reynolds…

  • Reasonableeaglefan

    I don’t know anything about him, but his profile reads like Kurt Coleman. So as long as he is a career backup/ST like Coleman should have been we are cool.

  • Will

    http://mockdraftable.com/player/4400/- Deone Buccannon who we passed on…

    • Brandon Boykin, LOL

      I wouldn’t say we passed on him per se. He was drafted MUCH earlier than most projections showed. Most thought he’d be around in the second round. Then he got plucked in the first.

      • Will

        rated 3rd best Safety first 2 went had to know he would go next….which he did on the 27th pick…

  • Will

    #####

  • Dante Inked UP Lovings

    Wolf, Allen and possibly Watkins should battle for the spot next too Malcom jenkings…Earl wolf I expect to win unless Watkins plays better

    • Will

      Yeah Forgot about Watkins he may be a better safety…and has a great spider graph…

  • Will

    Spider graph for Deone says a lot comparing the two

  • Will

    Eagles stocked up on OLB’s,and Safeties should be some good camp battles…

  • Token

    Guy has almost no chance of being a NFL contributor let alone a starter someday. Just has very little athletic talent. And isnt great at the mental part of the game to help balance that out.

    They too often seem to draft with the intention of getting a guy to beat out their current 4th or 5th string player on the roster. Instead of drafting players they feel with their coaching can be NFL starters down the line. This looks like another ST move.

    Id rather not keep wasting 5th round picks on safeties. Either address the position for real or spend the pick elsewhere. Especially considering this class.

    And dont give me the excuse that its the 5th round so who cares. Thats BS. Other teams have found quality there. They have to be picking guys they think can be a starter down the road. Not guys that can top out as ST aces and 4th on the depth chart players.

    Now please, someone point me to the Lawlor article that tells me how great of a pick this is.

    • Will

      Totally agree could of drafted a PK here to really help the team out….Chris Boswell

    • NCBiRDMann22

      You should tell chip he is fired and your taking it from here…your clueless really and its been all weekend long.

      • Richard Colton

        take it easy – Token is pretty pessimistic; its his thing.

        • Token

          i say I like the picks I like and I say I hate the ones I hate. Just being honest. Even with the Oregon connection crap I think the Hart pick is solid. This pick is just a throw away. This guy maxes out at Kurt Coleman IMO.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            really? I saw plenty of Stanford tape, I will no doubt put him in the 5th/6th rd grade but I see his ceiling as Nate Allen. And I know that’s not saying much, but half of the ire Nate has drawn was due to him being a 2nd. If he was a 5th, would we have cared as much?
            IMO, was still a good value pick in 5th, I think next year it’s Jenkins and Wolff, with Reynolds next man up. Unless a high draft pick comes in the ’15 draft

          • Richard Colton

            I like Smith, love Matthews, hate where we got Huff. I’m ok with Watkins. Not crazy about the safety. I like the Heart pick and the NT.
            Overall – I think they got solid athletes and good scheme fits. I don’t think they got particularly great value at any pick.

    • Jamie

      Somebody was the defensive QB that shut down Marcus Mariota two seasons in a row when the Ducks faced Stanford.
      That defensive QB was Ed Reynolds. The dude is smart.

    • Richard Colton

      Unbelievable run on Safeties in this year’s draft. Not the year to go safety hunting either. None of these guys are Kenny Vaccaro. Can’t believe 4 went in round one.

      • JofreyRice

        man, I’m really intrigued by that kid Seattle drafted, Pinkins. Measures out like another Kam Chancellor: 6’3, 220, ran a 4.44. Very raw from the sounds of it, and obviously, the big knock on him is his ability to cover deep. Thing is, Seattle runs a D with a strong/free, so guys like that fall to them, since just about everyone else is trying to make their S’s interchangeable. I didn’t watch him play at all, but that’s good clay for Carroll & company to mold.

        I’d love to see Chip take a freakish late round athlete of the like on offense.

        • Richard Colton

          I’m never going to question a DB drafted by Seattle in the late rounds. They get a lifetime pass.
          Meanwhile – Taj Boyd to the Jets. I can hear Belicheck laughing from Voorhees.

    • SuM

      Do you know what the odds are of a 5th round pick being an NFL contributor or starter someday?

      I’m curious… do you have any idea? Your ability to combine “the sky is falling” with “water is wet” is impressive.

      • Token

        I wonder if Seattle thought that way when they took kam and Sherman. Or did they look for raw talent to mold into their system?

        Yea, I’d rather just have a ST player that will push Keenan whatever his name is to be the 5th safety.

        To your point….do u know the bust rate on first rounders? It doesn’t matter the round. You should never be looking to build with ST players that are capped physically. Its backwards.

        • SuM

          It’s funny that you invoke a couple of players who were seen as being “capped physically” when they were being evaluated by scouts.

          http://mockdraftable.com/player/551/

          http://mockdraftable.com/player/662/

          Both of these guys timed slow, and had poor agility numbers. Reynolds’ 40 is only .03 seconds slower than Shermans was despite being heavier and playing Safety.

          Reynolds was a good Safety at the Collegiate level. The odds are against him being a star at the pro level, but I don’t see what jumps off the page as him being unable to play physically. And I think your point about him not being great at the mental part of the game is outright nonsense. I think you’re just making stuff up. The guy was a two year starter who’s father played in the NFL, and happens to attend a top 5 school academically.

    • Maggie

      If you’re still talking about Reynolds you can’t be serious about lack of intelligence.

  • kujo76

    Does anyone have a real spider chart on this guy? At over 6’1″, there’s no way he’s only in the 24th percentile. I think this has been mixed up with someone else’s.

    • JofreyRice

      haha

      • Will

        that’s the right chart it just doesn’t wow you at all…

        • Philly0312

          Which doesn’t make sense, as nate Allen had great combine measurables. People seem to forget Allen was a hell of a rookie before blowing his knee and getting stuck with an oline coach as a DC.

  • NCBiRDMann22

    Andy loves him some Canada

    • Will

      was that the Canadian the Eagles were looking at?

      • NCBiRDMann22

        Yep OL

  • Will

    Christian Jones still out there undrafted?

    • Richard Colton

      not gonna happen. I drank a beer before I turned 21, so I’m off their board too. Better hope they never find out about your Napster account – they might not let you buy single game seats. Character baby – it matters.

      • Will

        Wonder what the failed test was for?

        • Richard Colton

          at this point? it had better be for the blood of missing homeless people. Cause with that tape, for a guy to fall this far, he’d better be Dexter.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            has to be something else. 32 teams don’t do that. Folks may point to Burfict, but (1) he was a big exception to the rule, not a barometer; (2) his issues were well known to all

          • Richard Colton

            has to be. just about everyone had him in round 2/3. not a fake a$$ Jordan Poyer round 2 either. Wonder if we’ll ever find out.

            Damn – Prince Shembo went in the 4th and he A) sucks and B) killed a girl

          • JofreyRice

            haha, you’re on a roll today, making me LOL, is that true, he killed someone? I wouldn’t be totally shocked. “He’s got some character concerns, he is a murderer, but if you’re OK with that, he can help your football club”.

          • Richard Colton

            I shouldn’t be making light of it – it’s true. The Notre Dame scandal where the girl was sexually assaulted, the team covered it up, then the girl comitted suicide? the player was Shembo.

            I can live with a 22 year old kid who pisses hot. That’s called a mistake. kids make them.

          • JofreyRice

            oh wow, that’s terrible, I hadn’t heard about that. Jeez.

          • Jeff Asay

            Kudos for making me lol

  • Jerry Pomroy

    Had to miss watching today due to my grandmother’s funeral up in Philly. Recorded it & plan to watch later as I usually like to look at how other teams fare. But I’m curious to go through and evaluate how these teams with 10+ picks made out.

    If the Rams are not significantly better in a year that would really suck for them after those picks in first 3 rounds. Can probably say same for Browns.

    • Eagles1018

      Sorry about your loss bro

      • Jerry Pomroy

        Thanks KW

  • paul from nc

    This looks like a ST player at best. Hopefully he’s not one of the top 4 safety’s

  • Joe L

    The Eagles next pick is at 224, not 237. They swapped with the Bills.

  • Richard Colton

    OK – Christian Jones not going to be an Eagle.
    How about Jeff Janis in round seven to go along with the other Killer J’s – Jeremey, Josh & Jordan?

    • Eagles1018

      He’s still out there. UDFA?

      • Richard Colton

        Now I’m seeing shades of Vontaze Burfict. The Mock community has player going in 3rd. Someone takes him in the 7th. Player comes in and leads team and league in tackles. instant pro-bowler.

        Take him and make him room with the Army Ranger. What’s he gonna say? No? Dude, I’m 6’8″ and won a BSM for pulling a guy off the battlefield underfire…you’re leaving this club. now.

        • Warhound

          Hmmmm……might work

        • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

          I really think Kelly, like Carroll and Harbaugh, is the kind of coach that UDFAs want to play for

          • Richard Colton

            if I was an ILB, I’d come to Philly to fight for a job. We didn’t draft one. Who do you have to beat out? caseymatthews? knott? goode?

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            Stoutland can pry work wonders with some OL, a guy figures he can learn here a year or 2 and maybe earn a job elsewhere. Other than that, maybe another DL? I bet at least 2 RBs

          • Warhound

            RBs yep

  • Will

    McCullers drafted by Pittsburgh rats…

    • Joe L

      They are having a fantastic draft on the defensive side.

      • JofreyRice

        they’ve been needing to refresh that D. HOF coordinator still needs players.

    • Adam

      McCullers is a big body but not much else.. doesn’t play to his size at all. No thanks

  • oreofestar

    Skov, Coleman, Janis other….

    • Richard Colton

      3 very nice choices.

      • oreofestar

        and when I say Coleman I am saying Brandon and Deandre

  • oreofestar

    I thought e swapped 7s with Buf

    • oreofestar

      never mind 3 more picks

  • JofreyRice

    I’d love to see…

    Christian Jones – ILB
    Howard Jones – OLB Shepherd – sick athlete
    Jeff Janis – WR, crazy testing #’s
    Lyerla
    Marcel Jensen TE featured here
    James Hurst – OL UNC–played really well against Clowney
    BooBoo Gates – Could be our version of HaHa, maybe push Keelan Johnson and the Stanford Safety along with David Sims and Macho Harris
    Brett Smith QB from Wyo

    • Richard Colton

      BooBoo’s going to the Cardinals to team up with the Honey Badger

      • JofreyRice

        man, if they had drafted the Alabama S, Patrick Peterson could have introduced everyone while Mathieu walked up: “Haha, here comes Honey Badger, Boo Boo.”

      • Johnny Domino

        Any Bam Bam’s out there to team with Barney Rubble?

  • Joe L

    Beau Allen, these guys called it a while ago.

  • Will

    DT-Beau Allen…

  • oreofestar

    Have no idea who this Allen kid is but he has to be better than Square

    • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

      sheil I think talked about him a few weeks ago? the guy with no neck is how I remember him from that day

  • Adam

    Well we’ve got out gutterpig to back up Logan

  • Eaglepete

    Blonde hair flowin to go w any dreads, huge slow dude. There’s your plug in middle. Now we speculate on FAs left, maybe some ou love favors Chip

    • oreofestar

      If Lyerla and/or Mitchell go undrafted I say we bring them in also Skov I like hope we bring in and for WRS I think that will be a focus Janis, Hoffman, Coleman, Washington some guys also would not be surprised if they checked out Brett Smith also look at Trey Hopkins too

      • JAMIN67

        I second Brett Smith…watched film on him and really like him.

      • oreofestar

        also kickers

        • Peteike

          X1000 up votes

        • JAMIN67

          Kickaliscious!!! bwahahahahahaha

        • JAMIN67

          In all seriousness tho…Boswell and Fera are both still out there. Doubt they get taken this round…should bring one in.

  • oreofestar

    1.Marcus Smith
    2.Jordan Matthews
    3.Josh Huff
    4.Jaylen Watkins
    5.Taylor Hart
    5.Darren Sproles*
    5.Ed Reynolds
    7. Beau Allen

    Solid draft hopefully it is as good as the last 2

    • Eaglepete

      Just super stoked to see Foles start the season w improvements on D per scheme and additions. Add in Sproles n Maclin comin back, what’s not to get excited about

    • JofreyRice

      much more focus on acquiring defenders than I would have guessed. I thought this might be an offense-heavy draft, but what, all D except for Matthews and Huff?

      • oreofestar

        yeah all D but I UDFA will be offensive focused

    • Chip Kelly

      4 defensive players and only 2 offensive players picked by CK! What a shocker.

      • oreofestar

        actually 5 defensive players

  • JAMIN67

    Baeu Allen…not a bad 7th round choice. Ravens got my boy Mike Campanaro…was really high on that kid. Would have loved to have seen him in green.

    • JofreyRice

      hey man, it’s the Ravens. What can you do?

    • cliff henny

      guy hast-rex arms, no chance. yeah, i brought him up herein the fall after stumbling across wf game

      • Jerry Pomroy

        He’d make an awesome short yardage RB.

  • Adam

    Howie has generally been pretty good at attracting UDFA’s and there looks like there are going to be some talented players still available after the draft. Work your magic, Howie.

    • cliff henny

      cause eagles pay. Lurie isnt cheap. Bamiro got like 100k upfront.

    • JofreyRice

      Is there any kind of pecking order for signing UDFA, or is it a free-for-all?

      • cliff henny

        free for all, highest bidder wins

        • JofreyRice

          cool. I’m sure they’ve got a plan together. I hope it’s a good one.

      • oreofestar

        I believe it is free for all but there is a little bonus so you do not want to bring in 69 guys

        • cliff henny

          only sign up to 90 man roster.

          • oreofestar

            yep…I feel that if Chip wants Lyerla we got if in the bag, Mitchell too but gotta look at kickers and we met with Hopkins think he is an UDFA target also Washington, Coleman, Janis, Hoffman here so get at least one in I hope

      • Jerry Pomroy

        Not to my knowledge. Un-drafted Free Agent. They should be free to sign with whomever they choose.

  • oreofestar

    As far as I am concerned whoever brings in Jones has an extra 3rd round pick if he stays clean

    • cliff henny

      yeah, that’s crazy.

    • Peteike

      What’s his deal? Failed test at combine? Kept seeing 3rd, 4th

      • cliff henny

        failed? has to be mildly way of saying it. think he chopped out a leaner on the toilet while p’g in cup

        • Richard Colton

          pry showed up with Lawrence Taylor as his life coach.

          • cliff henny

            c-jones at combine

    • JAMIN67

      Interesting article…according to this, Jones’ agent was the only one not to comment. NOT a good sign.

      http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/glazer-mettenberger-jernigan-failed-drug-tests-at-combine-050514

  • cliff henny

    am i reading these comments right, both coleman’s, janis c-jones(he must have p’d seads) and lyerla still available? udfas is going to be madhouse

    • Jerry Pomroy

      I always thought that the UDFA crop would be thick with talent. Hopefully the Eagles did their homework and already have calls in to agents just like last year.

      • bentheimmigrant

        It had to be, with 87 first round quality receivers this year.

    • oreofestar

      I think if Lyerla goes undrafted and Chip wants him he is ours I doubt Colt would choose anyone over us I want the Colemans bad, If we took either in the 5th I would have been please but UDFA I am happy as hell people better be prepared cuz its gonna be wild

    • Richard Colton

      The Cowboys still have like 45 compensatory picks left

      • cliff henny

        ha, how funny would it be to see them draft jones, lyerla along with Lawrence. Jones doesnot give a ratzass about culture

        • JAMIN67

          Yeah, Cowboys could really screw this up for us here. They have like 5 picks left no?

          • cliff henny

            never seen so many 7th i have interests in. usually stop caring after 5th.

        • Jerry Pomroy

          And then they’ll all go hang out at Irvin’s house to “party”…

          • cliff henny

            i wouldnt turn down an invite.

  • Will

    Now UDFA’s still need a kicker and OG help…a lot of good talent still undrafted for what ever the reasons…

    • JAMIN67

      I just saw…both Boswell and Fera are still undrafted.

      • oreofestar

        Santos?

        • JAMIN67

          Still there…not drafted. Little run on kickers going now though.

        • Will

          All 3 are better than Henry plus Kickalicious is out there…

  • Eaglepete

    no O lineman, what a change. Saw a lot of AR jokes on other thread, was he up to old tricks

    • Adam

      Fastball/High Motor DE, undersized speedy RB, and to top it all off a Canadian offensive lineman. He was in full form.

      • Eaglepete

        Wow, I watched first round w kc fan and gave him the lowdown, that last part ha too funny

    • cliff henny

      Dee Ford had me almost on the ground in laughter. guy just wont stop

  • oreofestar

    okay when does UDFA start right after FA? And when do you usually start hearing signings

    • cliff henny

      yup,list will be out by monday. they trickle tonight and tomorrow.Howie’s already faxedout contracts i bet. there’s no waiting around

  • oreofestar

    ooooh I kinda like Reily but we got Marcus and didn’t deal Graham so whatever

  • oreofestar

    Do you think Chip would take Lyerla in UDFA I mean if he wants him I doubt he chooses someone over us but do you think he touches him

    • JAMIN67

      My guess is no; character is pretty high on Chip’s list. Unless he knows this kids’ background and feels he turned the corner.

      • oreofestar

        just wondering I know he cares about character but this is nt investing a draft pick it is giving him a shot to make the roster

        • JAMIN67

          Guess we’ll find out Chip’s view on that in the next day or two. If the kid is coming anywhere, it’s here.

  • JAMIN67

    Here’s a name to watch for: Anthony Steen, OG from Alabama. 6’3″, 314 lbs. Kid is a road grader and had a 4-5 round projection, but is undrafted.

    • oreofestar

      I am thinking Hopkins cuz they brought him in for a visit so maybe some early recruiting

      • JAMIN67

        True, another possibility. Wouldn’t be surprised to see a few OL signed hoping we see something in 1-2 of them.

  • cliff henny

    l’damien washington get picked?

    • oreofestar

      nah I got my eye on him too between Hoffman, Coleman, Janis and him I think we bring one in

      • cliff henny

        gallon out of michigan, kid can fly

        • oreofestar

          full name? I will give him a quick look

          • cliff henny

            joey? idk, not even sure i’m spelling it right, G, michigan wr, best i can do

          • oreofestar

            I will just search gallon michigan and find it thanks…

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Jeremy

          • oreofestar

            yep

          • Jerry Pomroy

            Devin Gardner’s lifeline. Tough kid.

          • cliff henny

            beside lyerla, what TEs are making it to udfa? lynch out of georgia by anychance?

          • oreofestar

            Lynch wa drafted

          • cliff henny

            thnx. guess i could look these up, lol, am online

      • Richard Colton

        not Janis

        • oreofestar

          yeah just got picked they got Abbrederis too

          • Richard Colton

            apparently there weren’t enough white people in Wisconsin, so they drafted two more

  • oreofestar

    never mind GB took Janis

  • JAMIN67

    Cowboys just took Will Smith….”now this is a story all about how, my life got flipped turned upside down…”

  • oreofestar

    I want Michael Sam to get drafted, not because I care abut him but if he doesn’t we will hear about it a lot more than if he does and it was annoying hearing Sam Sam Sam Sam a few months ago

    • Richard Colton

      just out of curiosity, are you watching ESPN?

      • oreofestar

        no

        • oreofestar

          why are they talking about him a bunch there?

          • Richard Colton

            ESPM has turned the draft into the Winter Olympics. Day one was the Johnny Football drama “where will he be picked?” “how is he reacting in the green room?” Day 3 has been the Michael Sam show.

          • oreofestar

            Yeah I watched the whole draft on NFLN

          • cliff henny

            looks like he’s going to CFL. which will probably be for the best. Canada, where the men are men, and so are the women

          • Adam

            Haha have you ever been up this way? We’ve got some the best looking women in the world. And half the size of the the Super Sized Double Big Mac Combo (with Diet Coke) women you guys produce.

          • G_WallyHunter

            was going to say something along these lines, thanks

          • Maggie

            Hmmm. With all the infomercials I see on late-night US television, I have become quite concerned about all the hair-removal products which seem aimed at attempting to turn men into women. Or worse, boys

          • Kev_H

            They aren’t targeting sports fans anymore. Just going after the casual observers. There were a bunch of tight baseball games the other night but baseball tonight was a wall-to-wall Jon Hamm interview/movie promo.

  • oreofestar

    lol as soon as we talk about Gallon he gets drafted

    • cliff henny

      darn, but he is small. huff isnt tall, but his legs/thighs are sizeof a fullbacks

      • Jerry Pomroy

        Gallon is a tough kid. He’ll be a coaches player.

  • oreofestar

    F U DALLAS

  • oreofestar

    WE need ILB and I assume there is no interest in Jones s hopefully we can get Skov or Bullough

  • DoctorRick

    I just got off the phone with Chip. I’m being signed as the kicker!!!

  • HowieGambleChipsAllDay

    Big Spider Graphs beat up little Spider graphs

  • Philly0312

    Reynolds ran a low 4.4 and jumped 38 inches at pro day. Changes the chart a bit