2022 Philadelphia Eagles UDFA tracker

30 April 2022 DRAFT Eagles News Free Agency Philadelphia Eagles

The 2022 NFL Draft is officially over and boy what a ride it was!! Philadelphia made some really solid moves in the draft, but the journey is far from over. They’re now turning their attention to the undrafted free agents that are still available, and we’ve got your back on keeping track of everyone they sign. This tracker will be updated in real time as more players sign with the team, so keep checking back to see who decided to join the Eagles after the draft.

QB Carson Strong: 6’3 226 lbs

  • Strong was projected to be at worst a mid-round pick, but apparently fell due to concerns around his surgically repaired knee. He has plus arm strength and had a productive career at Nevada throwing for 9,368 yards and 74 TDs to 19 INTs. He’s joining Philadelphia with the hopes of securing a roster spot behind Jalen Hurts, Gardner Minshew, and pushing Reid Sinnett as QB3.

RB Kennedy Brooks: 5’11 209 lbs

  • Kennedy Brooks is a solid running back prospect from the University of Oklahoma that ran for 3,320 yards and 31 TDs across his three years in Norman. He was projected to go late day 3 but fell to Philly as an UDFA. He has some power to his game, and has the ability to get through the hole and to the second level consistently.

CB Mario Goodrich: 6’0 176 lbs

  • Mario Goodrich was one of the first players that Philadelphia secured after not selecting a cornerback prospect during the draft. Goodrich has pretty good size for the position and was projected to be a priority free agent. He finished his career at Clemson with 68 total tackles, 15 PBUs, 5 INTs, 1 FF, 1 FR, and 1 TD.

DB Joshua Jobe: 5’11 1/2″ 182 lbs

  • Joshua Jobe slipped in the NFL Draft due to a foot injury and less than stelar tape in 2021. He played through the injury and had surgery late in the year which caused him to miss the College Football Playoff, and not run at the NFL Combine. Despite a down year Jobe had a productive career at Alabama finishing with 129 total tackles, 19 PBUs, 3 INTs, 2 sacks, 2 FR, and 1 FF. Some suggest that he may be best suited making a transition to safety to reach his full potential in the NFL.

S Reed Blankenship: 6’1 200 lbs

  • Reed Blankenship is a super productive safety prospect from Middle Tennessee State who played a ton of football over his 5 years. He finished his career with 419 total tackles, 26.5 TFLs, 19 PBUs, 9 INTs, 3 sacks, 4 FR, 3 FF, and 1 TD. He was projected to be a udfa and as a 3-time team captain, he brings a lot of leadership and experience to Philadelphia.

CB/PR Josh Blackwell: 5’11 183 lbs

  • Josh Blackwell is a cornerback and returner from Duke University who played 33 total games in his 4 year career. He’s a willing tackler who isn’t afraid to mix it up in the running game and is physical against receivers at the catch point. He finished his time at Duke with 96 total tackles, 20 PBUs, and 1 FF. He also returned 25 career punts for 231 scoreless yards. He never recorded an INT at Duke, so there are questions about his ability to convert pass break ups into turnover opportunities.

WR/KR/PR Britain Covey– 5’8 169 lbs

  • Britain Covey is a productive return man from the University of Utah, where he accumulated 1,092 punt return yards (11.9 yards per return) and 4 TDs, along with 838 kick return yards (25.4 yards per return) and 1 TD. He wasn’t too shabby on offense either where he racked up 2,311 yards from scrimmage and 11 TDs on 233 total touches. Covey’s size and age (will be 25 as a rookie) led to him falling out of the draft, but his return skills could give him an outside chance of making the Eagles as a special teams player.

OL Josh Sills: 6’6 330 lbs

  • Josh Sills is a former guard for Oklahoma State that gives Eagles offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland a moldable piece of clay to work with. Sills transferred to Oklahoma State from WVU and started 23 of 24 possible games for OK State over the past two seasons. He has experience at left guard, left tackle, and right tackle, playing 844 snaps in 2021. Sills has an uphill battle to crack the Eagles 53 man roster, but he may benefit from developing as a practice squad player in 2022 before getting a real shot at playing time in 2023.

DT Noah Elliss: 6’4 346 lbs

  • By adding Elliss, Philly has another massive interior defensive lineman to help 2 gap and clog the middle of their defense. Elliss is a former 4-star HS prospect that ended up at Idaho where he played for his father, former Pro Bowl NFL defensive tackle Luther Elliss. Noah is a physically imposing player that bullied lesser talented players during his time at Idaho, and flashes next level power on tape. He has a long way to go as a developmental prospect, but he’s joining a really good defensive line unit in Philly where he has plenty of vets to learn from.

iOL William Dunkle: 6’5 328 lbs

  • William Dunkle is another offensive line addition as an undrafted free agent for Philadelphia that spent his career at San Diego State at right guard. He was voted second team All-American and first team Mountain West in 2021 and was projected to be a Day 3 pick in the NFL Draft. He’s a powerful prospect with a chance to establish himself in the NFL as a back up guard.

OT Jarrid Williams: 6’5 323 lbs

  • Offensive tackle Jarrid Williams is one of the oldest prospects that entered the draft after spending seven seasons between the University of Houston and the University of Miami. Williams is a large prospect that has spent a significant amount of time playing right tackle and has taken a ton of snaps in his collegiate career. He has a uphill climb to make the Eagles, but he is definitely a quality camp body.

DE Ali Fayad: 6’2 250 lbs

  • Ali Fayad was a late addition to the Eagle UDFA pool, but has a legitimate shot of securing a roster spot considering his credentials. He leaves Western Michigan with53 TFLs, 28.5 sacks, 8 FF, 3 FR, and 2 PBUs, showing his playmaking and edge rushing ability. Despite his college production, he struggled during his Pro Day recording a 4.89 40 yard dash, and a 32.5″ vertical showing some athletic and physical limitations. Fayad joins a edge rushing group in Philly that is loaded with talent, but also could use a developmental player to groom for the future.

Quick analysis:

Philadelphia addressed their secondary by adding four defensive backs that may be able to push the players ahead of them for a roster spot. Josh Jobe and Mario Goodrich stand out as two players that could really make a name for themselves if they can prove that they’re over their respective injuries from college. Carson Strong has a real chance to earn a spot because of his arm strength and abilities, but his knee has to hold up for him to really make a run to beat out Reid Sinnett. RB Kennedy Brooks enters a RB room in need of a physical presence, so if he can prove he’s a chain mover he has an inside track to the 53 man roster as well. Overall this is a really good haul to end the NFL Draft weekend, capping off an already strong draft. Good work Howie!!