The Philadelphia Eagles will have their top undrafted free agent signing healthy for training camp. Tyler Orlosky is fully healthy and ready to practice, according to a report from Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.
Orlosky suffered an MCL strain during the Eagles’ rookie minicamp in May. As a result, he missed all of Philadelphia’s OTAs and mandatory minicamp practices.
Leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft, several analysts had Orlosky rated as their third overall center prospect. Some thought he could be drafted as high as the third round. Here’s what Pro Football Focus had to say about the West Virginia alumnus.
Orlosky was signed by the Eagles as an UDFA in April, after a great college career in which he only allowed a single sack. He finished the 2016 season with an overall grade of 86.5, ranking eighth of 145 qualifying centers.
In 2016, Orlosky surrendered just three hurries and one hit on his 460 pass blocking snaps, and his pass block efficiency of 99.3 ranked first among all draft-eligible centers with at least 195 pass blocking snaps.
It’s interesting that Orlosky chose to sign with the Eagles because Philadelphia already has so much center depth. Jason Kelce is the starter. Both Isaac Seumalo and Stefen Wisniewski could also fill in there.
The Eagles kept 11 offensive linemen on their 53-man roster last season so it’s possible Orlosky makes the team. If not, Philadelphia will likely try to keep him on their practice squad. With Kelce’s long-term status with the Eagles in doubt, Orlosky could eventually push for a starting job or be a key backup at center in the future.
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