The Eagles signed three of the their rookies yesterday to four-year deals.¬† Among that group was fourth-round pick cornerback Trevard Lindley,¬† and seventh round picks middle linebacker Jamar Chaney and defensive tackle Jeff Owens.
Friday was a good day for Lindley because he had an outstanding interception during the practice yesterday and he signed his contract.¬† He may be the tallest cornerback on the Birds roster and he needed all of it to go up and take a pass from a wide receiver.
Lindley has the best combination of size and speed of all the defensive backs in the Eagles secondary.¬† If he continues to work, he might earn some playing time in his rookie year.¬† He’s got to get a better handle on the the pass coverages.
Chaney is by far the fastest the middle linebacker the Birds have on the roster but he needs show that he can handle the physical play of being a middle linebacker in the NFL.
I don’t know much about Owens because the interior lineman don’t get much done during these passing camps.¬† We’ll find out about him in July when the Birds start training camp.