A couple weeks removed from the draft, the Eagles will get all their rookies together for a minicamp this weekend.
The three-day minicamp starts Friday and runs through Sunday. As defined by the CBA, the rookie minicamp allows players to participate in activities for a maximum of 10 hours per day and can include rookies and first-year players.
Here are five intriguing players:
The Eagles' 49th-overall pick is going to have a lot of eyes on him because Goedert is their top draft pick this season. And he'll probably get a chance to play quite a bit. Remember, Brent Celek and Trey Burton are gone and the Eagles like to run two-tight end sets. While the Eagles' offense is a tricky one for tight ends, Goedert has a unique blend of receiving ability and blocking ability for a rookie. And even though he didn't see a super high level of competition at South Dakota State, the Jackrabbits do run a pro-style system, which should help him as he gets to Philadelphia.
Of course the rugby dude is on the list. The seventh-round pick is not going to play in 2018 and maybe he never does, but it's going to be fun to see what he has. After all, he's listed at 6-foot-8, 346 pounds and has never played a snap of real football in his life. Still, he's a freak athlete and it's not hard to figure out why offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland wanted a chance with him. The Eagles are calling Mailata an offensive tackle, although Doug Pederson joked he'd like to use him on the goal line.
The running back room is even more crowded after the Eagles added Matt Jones on Wednesday, but Adams still has a shot. He went undrafted out of Notre Dame after a pretty good career with the Fighting Irish. He rushed for over 1,400 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior last season.
The Eagles seemed very confident about Sweat's surgically repaired knee stemming from a nasty injury in high school. They took the talented defensive end in the fourth round. Even though Sweat might not have a big role this season, the Eagles use a rotation, so if he performs well enough, he'll have a role. Sweat had a nice career at Florida State but still hasn't lived up to his potential. The Eagles think they got a steal.
The safety from South Alabama might have a real shot to make the Eagles' 53-man roster. It won't be easy, but there's an opening for the team's third safety spot, which is a really important job with this team that was filled by Corey Graham last year. Reaves is considered a big hitter based on his time in college and is stout against the run for a DB. Because of his position and potential, he's worth watching.