Eagles Add Undrafted Free Agents
The Eagles have added 16 undrafted free agents. Below is a look at each one.
Devante Davis, WR, UNLV – He caught 34 balls for 599 yards and four touchdowns last season. Davis (6-3, 215) brings excellent size to the table and ran a 4.57 at the combine. From NFL.com:
Davis does his best work after the throw is in the air, with terrific awareness and body control. His problem is that he doesn’t do anything special before the throw to get open. He doesn’t have the feet or acceleration to free himself, so he will have to learn to body up defenders more effectively and become special with his hands in order to be an NFL backup.
Eric Tomlinson, TE, UTEP – The 6-6, 263-pounder is a blocking tight end. He is limited athletically but was a two-year starter. Tomlinson played high school football with Eagles second-round pick Eric Rowe.
B.J. McBryde, DL, UConn – The 6-5, 304-pounder played for four different head coaches during his time with the Huskies. He dealt with some family issues and never reached his full potential, but has the frame the Eagles are looking for in their defensive linemen.
Kip Smith, P, Oklahoma State – He was the punter and kickoff specialist for the Cowboys the past two seasons. Smith was the top-ranked kicker in the nation coming out of high school and started his career at UCLA. But Jim Mora didn’t want him, and he spent some time working at Lowe’s before joining Oklahoma State. Full story here (h/t to friend of the blog Sam Lynch).
Denzel Rice, CB, Coastal Carolina – He was a two-time second-team All-Big South selection. Rice stands at 6 feet, 185 pounds. More here on Rice.
Travis Raciti, DL/OLB, San Jose St. – Raciti (6-5, 285) has the length the Eagles covet up front, and the team reportedly brought him in for an official visit. It’s unclear whether they’d want him to add weight to become a two-gapping defensive lineman or see his value being at OLB. Raciti started 45 games and was a two-time captain.
John Harris, WR, Texas – He didn’t start until last year. Harris (6-2, 218) caught 68 balls for 1,051 yards and seven touchdowns in 2014. He reportedly ran a 4.5 at his Pro Day.
Raheem Mostert, RB, Purdue – Mostert (5-11, 190) is not a big guy, but he’s a burner. He reportedly ran 4.32 at his Pro Day. Mostert brings versatility to the table. He had 93 carries for 529 yards last year, but also caught 18 balls and handled kickoff returns for the Boilermakers. He finished as the school’s all-time leader in kickoff return yardage with 2,289.
Malcolm Bunche, OL, UCLA – He began his college career at Miami before transferring to UCLA as a graduate student. Bunche (6-6, 320) started six games last year and saw time at both guard and tackle, but then lost his job, per the Los Angeles Times. The Newark, Del. native reportedly missed the Alamo Bowl because of academic issues.
Justin Tukes, TE, UCF – Tukes (6-5, 250) is another blocking tight end. He appeared in 44 games and totaled 30 catches for 286 yards and three touchdowns.
Cole Manhart, OL, Nebraska-Kearney – He played tackle, but will have to move to guard. Manhart (6-4, 298) played against Division II competition but has athleticism. Here’s what an AFC South scout told NFL.com:
“He has to move to guard to have a shot, but he’s not a bad football player. I just don’t know if he’s going to be strong enough to play in the league.”
Mike Coccia, OL, New Hampshire – The Bethlehem, Pa. native played center and was a four-year starter. He’s 6-3, 302.
Andrew Gleichert, TE, Michigan State – The 6-5, 264-pounder began his career as a walk-on and earned a degree in biochemistry/molecular biology. He started 11 games in his college career and caught a total of eight balls for 69 yards.
Jordan DeWalt-Ondijo, OLB, Duke – The 6-4, 240-pound edge defender had 4.5 sacks and 7.5 tackles for loss last year. He started 22 games and graduated with a degree in political science.
Rasheed Bailey, WR, Delaware Valley College – The 6-2, 205-pounder played his high school ball at Roxborough. Bailey finished his college career as the school’s all-time leader in receiving yards (3,138). He caught 80 balls for 1,707 yards and 19 touchdowns last year. The Daily News recently had a good profile on Bailey.
Brett Boyko, OL, UNLV – The 6-7, 301-pounder was a four-year starter. He’s a former quarterback with Canadian roots. From NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein:
Lacks the athleticism teams want from tackles and the strength they are looking for at guard, but his savvy should get him into a camp. His best position may end up at center.