The maiden selection of Roseman's inaugural draft was Michigan defensive end
"He was an impact guy and you go back and watch him in the preseason games and you watch him one-on-one in training camp, which we did, then he came in regular season and I thought he played pretty well (Week 1 against) Green Bay," Roseman said. Then, in Week 2, "at Detroit, he had an ankle sprain. You guys know the history of defensive linemen with ankle sprains, it's a tough deal, especially a guy who relies on his speed and quickness. I thought that as the season went on, (Week 5) in San Francisco, as he started to get his groove, unfortunately he had that injury in Dallas. This guy has been productive at every level. By the same token, there is some unknown with it. That doesn't mean we don't have a lot of confidence in Brandon Graham, but that's also a position we talk about fastballs and having a lot of guys and making sure that we're going to be able to get a lot of pressure on the quarterback.
"We have a lot of confidence in Brandon Graham."
Sticking with defensive ends, Roseman spent his third-round pick last year on a previously unknown defensive end from Washington named
"I think with Te'o, in training camp, he got a little beat up," Roseman said, referring to a shoulder injury that hampered the rookie all season. "I don't think we've seen the best of Te'o. He's a hard worker, he's really productive, he's going to do whatever it takes and we'll just see what he does this year. Obviously it was a disappointing year for him and we expect him to be better and he expects better of himself.
"Now, he'll come back. He'll be in his second year. I really think he can work. He's a high-motor guy. He loves to play, but he has to take another step."
Next up in Roseman's evaluations is
"Trevard, as a rookie corner drafted in the fourth round, I thought really did a great job, played at a high level," Roseman said. "Here's an example of a guy who, if he came out after his junior year, probably would have been a second-round pick, first or second round pick. He played against the Julio Jones' and Percy Harvins of the world and really did a great job. He had a high ankle sprain early in his senior year, he played through it - he probably didn't get enough credit for playing through it. That also hurt his stock because he didn't perform as well at the Senior Bowl or at the combine because he still had a high ankle sprain. He came in and really played at, I thought, a high level for a rookie fourth-round pick. Really besides one game where the footing really wasn't great, I thought he held his own. Now, he's got to take a jump like a lot of rookies. He's got to go from his first year to his second year, but he showed some things that made you interested about him."
Finally, we examine
"I think he was just starting to come on here when he got a knee injury late in the year," Roseman said. "He was starting to play well. When he was on the field, he did make some plays ... He was a guy that we drafted knowing that probably year one he was probably special teams, maybe playing nickel as he learned it and that he was another guy who could take a jump as he learns from year one to year two. We kind of knew when we had drafted him that maybe the impact wasn't going to be immediate, but because of his physical tools and how hard he worked at it that he had a lot of upside."
Roseman also confirmed that Clayton is a weakside linebacker moving forward.
"Someone asked me a couple days ago, just a friend in the league, they said, 'Do you guys change the way you deal with late draft picks? Do you let this guy do them or that guy do them?'" said Roseman." And I said, 'Man, that's like my favorite round. I love it.'
"Because what we find is that we have a lot of guys with (fourth- or fifth-round grades) that are still available and it's before the feeding frenzy of undrafted free agents."
The good news for Eagles fans is that the Eagles have three seventh-round picks next weekend.