The Eagles now have five of their seven draft choices taken care of. First-round pick Marcus Smith and second-round pick Jordan Matthews remain unsigned.
Reynolds (6-1, 207), a fifth-round pick, started two years at Stanford. He had six interceptions in 2012 — three of which he returned for touchdowns — but had just one pick this past season.
“Ed Reynolds is an interesting guy because when you go back and you look at his tape [in 2012], I think he had six interceptions, and so you do him early, and you’re really excited about kind of seeing the jump he’s going to make,” said Howie Roseman. “He’s got a lot of tools, had a chance to talk to [Stanford head coach David] Shaw, and he’s an unbelievable kid.”
Because of the NCAA rule that does not allow athletes to take part in NFL activities until school is over, Reynolds will be away from the team until mid-June. Once he returns, he will be competing with a safety group that includes Nate Allen, Malcolm Jenkins, Earl Wolff, Keelan Johnson and Chris Maragos.