Below are the scouting reports of two of the three rookie free agents the Eagles signed today, courtesy of Tony Pauline's DraftInsider.net. Pauline does not have a scouting report for running back Keithon Flemming, but he is Pauline's 53rd rated running back in the draft class. You can read Flemming's bio below.
|DE Eric Moncur, Miami (FL.)|
|Pos. Rank: 55||Grade: FA||Height: 6-1||Weight: 237||40: 4.81||Year: 6-Sr.|
The Good: Effective college pass rusher who struggled with injuries the past two years. Plays with a good degree of explosion, quickly changes direction, and fast off the edge. Covers a lot of area on the field, naturally strong and wraps up tackling. Effectively uses his hands to get off blocks.
The Bad: Slow shedding blocks and has tackles broken. Marginal size at defensive end. Lacks the speed to be an outside linebacker.
The Verdict: After showing NFL potential in 2007, Moncur has watched his development come to a halt the past two seasons. Offers potential as a nickel pass rusher moving forward if he's healthy.
|CB Devin Ross, Arizona|
|Pos. Rank: 55||Grade: 6th-7th Round||Height: 5-10||Weight: 183||40: 4.56||Year: 4-Sr.|
The Good: Aggressive zone cornerback best facing the action. Mixes it up with opponents, stays with assignments, and works hard to defend the run. Fluid pedaling in reverse, effectively reads the action, and displays a closing burst. Works to get a jam in on opponents and aggressive throughout the route.
The Bad: Rather easily gives up inside positioning. Gets a bit high in his backpedal and somewhat stiff in transition.
The Verdict: Ross is an adequately sized corner who's displayed a lot of improvement in his game the past two seasons.
-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 5:18 p.m., April 27