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Eagles announce undrafted rookie class: Learn more about 7 new arrivals, including Jamie Newman, Trevon Grimes

Updated May 14, 2021; Posted May 14, 2021
Jamie Newman

Former Wake Forest quarterback Jamie Newman was among the undrafted rookies signed by Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday.AP

By Mike Kaye | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

The Eagles announced their undrafted free-agent class on Friday.

The group of seven players, headlined by former Wake Forest QB Jamie Newman and Florida WR Trevon Grimes, will take part in this weekend’s rookie minicamp.
Those undrafted players will join first-round wide receiver DeVonta Smith, second-round lineman Landon Dickerson and the rest of the Eagles’ 2021 draft class at the NovaCare Complex.
Below is more information on the Eagles’ undrafted free-agent class:
QB Jamie Newman, QB, Wake Forest/Georgia
Age: 23, Ht/Wt: 6-2, 234 lbs., College Stats: 306-of-506 (60.5%) for 3,959 yards, 35 touchdowns and 16 interceptions, 245 carries for 826 yards (3.4 YPC) and 10 touchdowns
Newman is a dual-threat quarterback in a similar mold to Jalen Hurts. A one-year starter at Wake Forest, Newman graduated in 2019 and entered the transfer portal to move to the University of Georgia. However, he opted out of last season before ever playing a snap for the Bulldogs. With the Eagles only housing three QBs -- as of now -- Newman has as good of a shot at the 53-man roster as anyone on this list.
WR Jhamon Ausbon, WR, Texas A&M
Age: 21, Ht/Wt: 6-2, 217 lbs., College Stats: 147 catches for 1,818 yards and eight touchdowns
Ausbon played under Eagles wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead as a true freshman at Texas A&M. During their lone campaign together, Ausbon caught 50 passes for 571 yards and three touchdowns. Ausbon opted out of last season after posting 66 catches for 872 yards and five touchdowns in 2019. Ausbon, a former team captain, could have a shot at the final spot on the wide receiver depth chart in training camp. He has good size and his background with Moorehead can only help him.
Trevon Grimes, WR, Florida
Age: 22, Ht/Wt: 6-4, 220 lbs., College Stats: 100 catches for 1,464 yards and 14 touchdowns
Like Ausbon, Grimes has a notable connection to the Eagles’ coaching staff. Eagles QBs coach Brian Johnson was the Gators’ offensive coordinator during Grimes’ senior season at Florida. A former Ohio State recruit, Grimes transferred to Florida as a sophomore. He started 23 games for the Gators and was a strong third receiving option at wide receiver. Given his size and skill set, look for Grimes to compete with Travis Fulgham and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside for snaps at the X receiver position.
JaQuan Bailey, DE/LB, Iowa State
Age: 23, Ht/Wt: 6-1, 246 lbs, College Stats: 151 tackles (44.5 for loss), 25.5 sacks, 13 pass breakups and four forced fumbles
Bailey is an intriguing addition to the Eagles’ defense, as he is a hybrid pass-rusher in the mold of Joe Ostman and Genard Avery. Bailey is a bit undersized to be an NFL defensive end, but his pass-rushing numbers from college are notable. He also has a background with assistant DBs coach D.K. McDonald, who worked at Iowa State with Bailey. It’s also important to note that Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell was Nick Sirianni’s teammate at Mount Union. Like former Eagles standouts Brian Dawkins, Lito Sheppard and Harold Carmichael before him, Bailey is an alum of Raines High School in Jacksonville, Fla.
Kayode Awosika, OL, Buffalo
Age: 22, Ht/Wt: 6-3, 307 lbs., College Stats: 32 starts (seven at LT, 25 at RT) in 37 career games
The Eagles passed on selecting an offensive tackle in the draft, so Awosika could be their project for the summer. Awosika has experience at both tackle positions, and that versatility could help him carve out a role. Like Sua Opeta two years ago, there stands a chance that Awosika could be moved to guard in the NFL. If that turns out to be the case, he will face an uphill battle to make the roster.
Jack Stoll, TE, Nebraska
Age: 23, Ht/Wt: 6-3, 247 lbs., College Stats: 61 catches for 657 yards and six touchdowns
The Eagles’ tight end depth chart has a lot of question marks. While Zach Ertz remains on the roster, he is very likely to be gone by training camp. Once Ertz is sent on his way, Dallas Goedert will be the only proven player at the position. Stoll might be able to sneak onto the 53-man roster with competition like Jason Croom, Hakeem Butler, Tyree Jackson and Caleb Wilson in his way. Stoll could be a candidate to play the H-back/fullback spot as well.
Harry Crider, C, Indiana
Age: 21, Ht/Wt: 6-2, 307 lbs., College Stats: 21 starts (12 at left guard, nine at center) in 35 career games
Crider is this year’s Luke Juriga. While the Eagles already spent a second-round pick on Dickerson, Crider might be able to carve out a role at the bottom of the depth chart. A bit undersized, Crider could be more of a developmental addition with a practice-squad future. Right now, the Eagles are pretty stacked with interior line depth.


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I don't agree Newman has the best shot at the 53. I think they keep 2 QB's and he's a sure thing for the practice squad.

I like the wide outs. The article is right, both Grimes and Ausbon should push everyone but Reagor and Smith for their roster spots.  

Bailey doesn't have the size for a De or the speed for a LB. 

Awosika. Another project for Stoutland, but how many offensive linemen can they keep in the practice squad. Awosika will be battling Toth, Juriga,  Pierschbacher, and Opeta for that $10,000 per week paycheck. 

Stoll. Underrated coming out and could/should have been drafted. One of the faster tight ends at 4.68. He has a shot at the roster and is a good bet to be on the practice squad. If they keep Ertz he's a real long shot. If not watch for resigning Perkins or Rodgers. Then the big question will be, "do they keep 2 or 3 at TE?".

Crider - I just don't think he has a chance. Seumalo, Dickerson, Juriga, Pierschbcher, and Herbig are all potential backup centers and its a crowded competition for the the OL slot on the practice squad. 

All in all, nice job by Mike Kaye of NJ.com


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