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Deals Done For Seumalo, Vaitai

Posted May 6, 2016

On Friday morning, the Eagles announced that they have agreed to terms on four-year deals with third-round pick Isaac Seumalo and fifth-round pick Halapoulivaati Vaitai. The team has now worked out contracts with seven of its eight draft picks, with quarterback Carson Wentz, the No. 2 overall selection, the only deal that needs to be finalized.

A versatile offensive lineman out of Oregon State, Seumalo was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Seumalo (pronounced Say-u-mah-low) made 37 starts for the Beavers during his career - opening 23 contests at center, nine at right guard, three at left tackle and two at right tackle. A standout at Corvallis (Oregon) High School, Seumalo was rated as the No. 3 offensive guard in the country and was named the No. 2 offesnive lineman in the nation by SuperPrep.

"He’s a guy who can play all five positions," Howie Roseman said draft weekend. "He’s incredibly smart, the son of a coach, and someone we had targeted all along. ... The tape separated him for us. When you watch the tape, (he has the) ability to play at the point of attack and to play in space. (He’s an) intelligent guy."

Halapoulivaati Vaitai (pronounced hal-lah-poo-lee-VAH-tee VIE-tie) was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round (164th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. A versatile offensive lineman who has experience playing both tackle positions, Vaitai was a key anchor on the Horned Frogs’ offensive line in 2015 that helped pave the way for both a 1,000-yard rusher and receiver in the same season for just the second time in school history. Vaitai was a two-time All-Big 12 honoree.

"Big V has tremendous size and length. He’s got all the tools," Roseman said. "He’s a guy that when you talk to our coaching staff, they would take him anywhere in the draft because of the rare tools that he possesses. He’s got all the tools in his body to be a good player."

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