The Eagles have traded fullback Charles Scott to the Arizona Cardinals for rookie cornerback Jorrick Calvin, a sixth-round draft pick from Troy. Calvin, a 5 foot 11, 184-pounder, played one season at Troy and started 12 of 13 games. Calvin also averaged 25.7 yards per kickoff return.
Calvin (5-11, 184) transferred to Troy University in 2008 after spending two seasons at East Central Community College. He started 12 of 13 games at cornerback that season, totaling 76 tackles and a pair of interceptions, with nine pass break-ups, a forced fumble, and a pair of fumble recoveries. Calvin also handled the return duties, leading the Sun Belt Conference with 25.7 kickoff return average on 27 returns, including one returned 95 yards for a touchdown. He also averaged 9.9 yards on 15 punt returns, and returned a blocked field goal 65 yards for a touchdown.
The Baton Rouge, LA, native won back-to-back state championships at Scotlandville Magnet High School, earning all-district, all-area and all-metro accolades along the way.
Interestingly, Calvin was selected 201st in April's draft. Scott was the 200th overall selection by the Eagles.
Calvin was primed to have a big senior season at Troy, but his academic problems dropped his draft stock considerably. He comes into a young Eagles secondary already helped by rookie Trevard Lindley. Where does Calvin fit in?
We'll find out, so stay tuned for more details.
-- Posted by Dave Spadaro, 12:55 p.m, August 30