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Analyzing the Eagles' 2020 undrafted free agent class


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April 26, 2020

Analyzing the Eagles' 2020 undrafted free agent class

By Jimmy Kempski
PhillyVoice Staff
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Baylor CB Grayland Arnold picked off Eagles second-round pick Jalen Hurts.

During the 2020 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles made 10 draft picks. After it was over, they signed 12 additional undrafted free agents. 

The chart below shows a snapshot of those players, and their grades from Lance Zierlein of NFL.com, as well as their projected round from before the draft on NFLDraftScout.com:


 Player Zierlein  NFLDraftScout.com 
Raequan Williams, DT, Michigan State  5.86 
 Grayland Arnold, CB, Baylor 5.65  7-HPFA 
 Michael Warren, RB, Cincinnati 5.64 
 Dante Olson, LB, Montana 5.50 
Elijah Riley, S, Army  No grade  7-HPFA 
Noah Togiai, TE, Oregon State  No grade  7-HPFA 
 Adrian Killins, RB, UCF No grade  HPFA 
 Michael Jacquet, CB, Louisiana No grade  FA 
Luke Juriga, C, Western Michigan  No grade  FA 
Julian Good-Jones, OG, Iowa State  No grade  FA 
 Manasseh Bailey, WR, Morgan State No grade  FA 
Prince Smith, CB, New Hampshire  No grade  No grade 



This undrafted free agent group i

sn't quite as strong as some previous years. Perhaps that is due to the fact that the Eagles made 10 picks in this draft. 

We'll (maybe) get a better look at these guys during training camp, but for now, let's just look at the top six players (in my opinion) in this class, individually: 

Grayland Arnold, CB, Baylor (5'9, 186)

Arnold had six INTs in 2019, most of which were in big games, and he offers some added value as a punt returner. He has a fun highlight reel.




Arnold fits the "positionless" profile the Eagles are looking for in their defensive backs, as he projects to slot corner or safety in the pros.

Michael Warren, RB, Cincinnati (5'9, 226)

Warren is a between-the-tackles bowling ball, who could be a complementary power back to the more explosive Miles Sanders and the shifty Boston Scott. He runs with power, but he also does a nice job picking his way through traffic with quick, choppy stops. A look: 



Over the last two seasons, Warren has rushed for over 2,500 yards, though on a low yards per carry average, mostly due to poor O-line play.

 Michael Warren Rush  Yard  YPC  TD 
2017  54  324  6.0 
2018  244  1329  5.4  19 
2019  261  1265  4.8  14 

The Eagles have gotten good production from undrafted running backs in the Doug Pederson - Duce Staley era, and Warren will have a legit chance of making the team.

Raequan Williams, DT, Michigan State (6'4, 308)

As a redshirt senior in 2019, Williams had 48 tackles (7.5 for loss), 5 sacks, and forced fumble. He does not offer plus athleticism. Some highlights:



Williams will battle it out with guys like Bruce Hector, Anthony Rush, and Albert Huggins for a back of the roster spot, or the practice squad.

Dante Olson, LB, Montana (6'2, 237)

Olson was the 2019 Buck Buchanan Award winner, which is given to the most outstanding defensive player in the FCS. He was a tackling machine at Montana the last two seasons. 

 Dante Olson Tackles  Sacks  INT  FF-FR 
 2016 29  0-0 
 2017 38  0-0 
 2018 151  3-0 
 2019 179  3.5  2-1 

Of concern would be the 4.88 40 he ran at the Combine, though his other explosive measurables are good

A look:



It's going to be difficult for Olson to stick in the modern NFL with 4.88 speed, but he has the right temperament, and should bring out some competition.

Luke Juriga, C, Western Michigan (6'3, 298)

Notable because he landed a nice UDFA payday.



Western Michigan center Luke Juriga to the Eagles, per a league soruce. Got $116,000 total guaranteed, including $100,000 base salary guaranteed, $16,000 signing bonus


Elijah Riley, S, Army (6'0, 205)

Riley filled up the stat sheet his senior season at Army, racking up 79 tackles, 4 sacks, 3 INTs, 3 forced fumbles, and 6 pass breakups.

Adrian Killins, RB, UCF (5'8, 164)

Little guy, some receiving chops, return ability, and speed.



Killins probably has little chance of cracking the roster, but he'll be fun to watch in camp.

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17 hours ago, Procus said:

Michael Warren, RB, Cincinnati (5'9, 226)

This guy is STACKED! 5'9 and 226lbs? Holy cow batman!

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