Eagles draft capsules

Alex Henery is a punter and placekicker.
Alex Henery is a punter and placekicker. (Associated Press)
Posted: May 02, 2011


Selection: 1st round, 23rd overall

Position: Guard

College: Baylor

Height/Weight: : 6-3, 310.

Age: 26

Details: His unique introduction to football has gotten a lot of attention. He spent 5 years as a part-time firefighter in British Columbia and went to a community college in California to study fire sciences. He was introduced to football, transferred to Baylor and the rest is history . . . Started 25 games at Baylor and was first-team All-Big 12 in 2010 . . . Posted the highest grade of any Baylor lineman in 12 of 13 games and led the team with 134 knockdowns

Quotes: : "Watkins is the safest pick in the entire draft - the one player you can confidently say will be in the Pro Bowl in 2012. He's the best guard on the board." - Rick Gosselin, Dallas Morning News


Selection: 2nd round, 54th overall

Position: Safety

College: Temple

Height/Weight: : 6-0, 196

Age: 21

Details: Four-year starter and two-time first-team All-MAC . . . Played in 49 games (43 starts) and finished his career ranked 11th in school history with 299 tackles . . . Ranked eighth in school history with nine career interceptions, also had two forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries . . . Says he models his game after legendary Oakland Raider Jack Tatum . . . Andy Reid compared him to Brian Dawkins.

Quotes: "I love being physical as a safety coming from Temple where we ran a Cover 2 defense. We had to show up in run support and we had to be violent and physical in the secondary and you have to be great in pass coverage. And I think that's exactly what I showed throughout my collegiate career and I'm going to bring that to the Eagles." - Jaiquawn Jarrett


Selection: 3rd round, 90th overall

Position: Cornerback

College: Utah St.

Height/Weight: : 6-foot, 197.

Age: 21

Details: Played cornerback for two seasons after converting from running back. Started 16 of 24 games over the last two seasons . . . Totaled 78 tackles, three interceptions and 18 pass deflections . . . Also saw limited action as a kick returner . . . His father, Curtis Sr., was a wide receiver for Jacksonville (1995-96) and Pittsburgh (1997).

Quotes: "Right now, I feel like just any other corner in the country. I don't feel like I'm making a transition. I'm just out there playing and I felt like I was playing at a very high level at the end of the season. I feel really comfortable at corner and I'm just really anxious to learn NFL schemes, to learn Philadelphia schemes and depths and contribute substantially to the team." - Curtis Marsh


Selection: 4th round, 116th overall

Position: Linebacker

College: Oregon

Height/Weight: 6-1, 232.

Age: 22

Details: Joins the family business, becoming the sixth member of the Matthews clan in pro football . . . Two-time All-Pac 10 selection . . . Started in 33 of 50 games, with 245 tackles, 30.5 tackles for loss, nine sacks and four interceptions . . . Led the Ducks to an appearance in the BCS title game with 79 tackles, three sacks and nine tackles for loss . . . Reid said Matthews had the ability to play all three linebacker positions.

Quotes: "I'm my own player and I'm my own man. Obviously what they've [family] done motivates me, but I'm trying to reach a level they haven't reached. I know it's going to take a lot of work, but that's my goal. Again, I'm my own player and I'm just looking forward to not just being 'Clay's little brother' and just be known as Casey." - Casey Matthews


Selection: 4th round, 120th overall

Position: Kicker

College: Nebraska

Height/Weight: 6-1, 177

Age: 23

Details: A first-team All-America in 2010, he handled both kicking and punting for the Cornhuskers . . . Scored a school-record 397 career points (fourth in Big 12 history) on 68 of 76 field goals. His career percentage of .895 is the most accurate in NCAA history . . . Set a school record with 18 consecutive field goals . . . As a senior, he was 8-for-8 from 40-49 yards and 2-for-3 from 50-plus . . . Made 193 of 194 career extra points and a perfect 54-for-54 as a senior . . . As a punter, 147 punts with a 41.28 average. Had 57 punts downed inside the 20 and only 12 touchbacks.

Quotes: "The thing is all about just getting your timing right. In college, you have to adjust to different guys. But I don't see too much different. Every kick is the same pretty much. You just go out there, hit the next kick and know it's not the last one. You just approach every one with a different mindset." - Alex Henery


Selection: 5th round, 149th overall

Position: Running back

College: Pitt

Height/Weight: 5-8, 195

Age: 20

Details: Ran for 2,860 yards in two seasons, beating the school record for most yards by a freshman and sophomore once held by LeSean McCoy . . . Ranked fourth in school history in rushing after just 2 years . . . MVP in Pitt's bowl games the last two seasons . . . First player to earn Big East Offensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year in the same season since Michael Vick in 1999 . . . His 1,799 rushing yards as a freshman were the most for a rookie in Big East history.

Quotes: "We talked a lot. I actually worked out with him down in Miami when I was down there working out, getting ready for the combine and stuff. And he was just giving me hints; you have to work hard. The Eagles are a great organization. He told me how he loves everything about the Eagles and he told me some good stuff." - Dion Lewis on LeSean McCoy


Selection: 5th round, 161st overall

Position: Guard

College: Iowa

Height/Weight: 6-2, 300

Age: 24

Details: Started 37 games at left and right guard, with 13 starts as a senior at left guard . . . Academic All-Big Ten 4 years . . . A member of the Davenport, Iowa, team that played in the Little League World Series in 2000 . . . College teammate of new defensive coordinator Juan Castillo's son, Greg.

Quotes: "Since Field of Dreams, I'm not sure anyone likes Iowa more than Juan. He really thought a lot of his kid. A lot of this was his son, and Juan talking to his son, our relationship with their coaching staff up there." - Andy Reid


Selection: 6th round, 191st overall

Position: Center

College: Cincinnati

Height/Weight: 6-3, 282

Age: 23

Details: Started at 26 games at guard as a sophomore and junior and 12 games at center as a senior . . . Prefers center. "I like making the calls and being the one that sees the defense." . . . Began his college career as a walk-on linebacker, then added 40 pounds and moved to the offensive line . . . Ran fastest 40 time for an o-lineman at the combine . . . Joins fellow Bearcats Brent Celek and Trent Cole with the Eagles.

Quotes: "I feel like I'm in the best

situation that I could have gone into. Obviously, the Eagles are competing for a Super Bowl immediately right now with the personnel that they have. Coach [Howard] Mudd is one of - if not the - best offensive line coach in the country right now. I'm just really excited to learn from him and get ready to compete for a starting spot." - Jason Kelce


Selection: 6th round, 193rd overall

Position: Linebacker

College: Ohio State

Height/Weight: 5-10, 227

Age: 22

Details: Projected as an outside linebacker . . . First-team All-Big Ten as a senior after leading the team with 76 tackles, including 11.5 tackles for loss. Also had 2.5 sacks and two interceptions . . . Started 51 games, including final 25 of his college career. Totaled 210 tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss, four interceptions and 3.5 sacks . . . Is a cousin of Giants safety Antrell Rolle, former Baltimore defensive back Samari Rolle and Myron Rolle, a product of Princeton's Hun School who was a sixth-round draft choice by Tennessee in 2010 out of Florida State.

Quotes: "I'm a guy that loves to stick his nose in piles and get dirty. So I just consider myself as somebody down in the box. But whatever plans that the Eagles have for me, I'm going to embrace it and excel." - Brian Rolle


Selection: 7th round, 237th overall

Position: Linebacker

College: UConn

Height/Weight: 6-1, 247

Age: 22

Details: Projected as a MIKE linebacker for the Eagles . . . Started 23 games at middle linebacker for the Huskies, with 177 tackles, three sacks and an interception . . . Played in seven games with 25 tackles and an interception as a senior after coming back from an torn ACL and MCL suffered in December 2009. Said he came back too early and that had an impact on his draft position . . . Son of former Steelers linebacker and Eagles coaching intern Greg Lloyd. Lloyd Jr. said he and his father "don't have a relationship."

Quotes: "My whole thought process coming into it is I have the mindset of planning on being better than [his father]. That way, when people talk about me, they won't be comparing me to my father, they'll be comparing me to what I have done because I'll be my own person." - Greg Lloyd Jr.


Selection: 7th round, 240th overall

Position: Fullback

College: Southern California

Height/Weight: 6-foot, 230

Age: 23

Details: Played in 52 career games (48 starts), totaling 1,799 scrimmage yards (1,290 receiving, 509 rushing) and 15 total touchdowns (12 receiving, three rushing) . . . Coming off shoulder surgery and did not particpate in drills at the combine or USC's Pro Day . . . Started all 13 games as a senior, with 32 receptions for 296 yards and two TDs and rushed for 166 and one TD . . . A team captain, was named USC's Most Inspirational Player . . . Pac-10 honorable mention.

Quotes: "He's an all-purpose running back is really what he is; he can block, he can catch, and he was the most gifted of all of the fullbacks . . . But you're looking at a guy that can carry the football for you; particularly, he did quite a little bit of it in the one-back sets that they had, and then, in their two-back sets, be a fullback that can block and, at the same time, catch the football." - Andy Reid

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