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6 Eagles undrafted rookies with easiest paths to Week 1 roster spots


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6 Eagles undrafted rookies with easiest paths to Week 1 roster spots


The Eagles’ undrafted rookies will enter training camp on July 28 with more questions than answers.

The NFL is facing an unprecedented training camp outlook due to the coronavirus pandemic. With several unanswered questions surrounding training camp, and an already limited offseason program in the books, young players on the Eagles’ depth chart will have a tough time earning roster spots over the next few weeks.

PThe league has already decided to shorten the preseason and the NFLPA is calling for a complete cancellation of the exhibition slate. Without preseason games, rookies, especially of the undrafted variety, are going to have the odds stacked against them on an unprecedented level this summer.

However, due to the way the Eagles have set up their offseason roster, there should be some potential opportunities for roughly a handful of undrafted free agents to make the squad for Week 1′s matchup against Washington.

Here are the six undrafted players with the easiest paths to the main roster:

L1. RB Michael Warren

Warren tops this list because of the low numbers at his position. As of Sunday, the Eagles have just six running backs on their roster, and the team typically keeps 4-5 tailbacks entering the regular season. Warren offers a power-running style that isn’t shared by the rest of the depth chart, so he could fit in well with the rotation this season. Warren could be a dark horse for playing time on offense this year.

2. TE Noah Togiai

pLike Warren, Togiai’s outlook is positive due to the lack of numbers at his position. Following Friday’s release of Alex Ellis, Togiai will only need to beat out Josh Perkins to back up Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert this season. The former college basketball player has intriguing athleticism, and he follows a long line of tight ends who have converted from the hardwood to the field.

3. S Grayland Arnold

Eagles general manager Howie Roseman publicly praised Arnold following the draft in May. Roseman noted that Arnold’s versatility fits into the positionless secondary that the Eagles are trying to build. The Eagles typically play with three safeties on the field in nickel and dime sub-packages, so keeping five safeties this season would make sense. With Rodney McLeod and Jalen Mills set to start and Will Parks and K’Von Wallace set to rotate into the secondary regularly, Arnold could be a deep reserve and special teams asset.

4. C Luke Juriga

Juriga received one of the largest signing bonuses of the undrafted class in April. He profiles as a bigger Jason Kelce, as his athleticism and experience at center make him an intriguing long-term project for the Eagles. Juriga probably won’t be impacted by the return of Jason Peters, who will either play guard or offensive tackle this season. Juriga should have an even playing field with fellow interior lineman, Nate Herbig, during training camp.

5. DT Raekwon Williams

While he has plenty of talent in front of him, Williams is a player to watch among the 14-man undrafted free-agent class. A standout at Michigan State, Williams surprisingly went undrafted this offseason. He will now compete with Anthony Rush, Bruce Hector and Albert Huggins to force the Eagles to keep five defensive tackles this year.

6. LB Dante Olson

Olson is a tackling machine. While he is coming off an underwhelming NFL Combine performance in Indianapolis, there’s no doubt about his technique and productivity heading into the NFL. The Eagles have a young group at the linebacker position, and Olson will look to upset Alex Singleton and Shaun Bradley in his quest to gain Week 1 employment on the Eagles’ active roster.


Warren definitely has a chance as our RB room is lacking depth. Outside of that I'm not so sure any of the others make the roster but certainly a few PS candidates there. 

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Pretty good analysis - it's not often I completely agree with a writer. 

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