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Meet the newest Eagles

Here is a capsule look at the Eagles’ weekend haul:

Meet the newest Eagles

Here is a capsule look at the Eagles’ weekend haul:

BRANDON GRAHAM
Round, overall: 1, 13
Position: Defensive end
College: Michigan
Height, weight: 6-2, 268
Hometown: Detroit
Numbers and more: Second-team All-American as a senior after recording career-high 64 tackles and team-high 10.5 sacks ... Finished his career second in school history with 29.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles and 56 tackles for loss ... First defensive player to be voted team MVP twice in Michigan history. Finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award, given to the nation’s best defensive end.

NATE ALLEN
Round, overall: 2, 37
Position: Safety
College: South Florida
Height, weight: 6-foot, 207
Hometown: Cape Coral, Fla.
Numbers and more: Played in 48 games, including 39 consecutive starts to end his career. Had 224 tackles and nine interceptions ... As a senior was second-team All-Big East with four interceptions and 85 tackles ... “I definitely feel confident with my cover skills,” he said. “Whatever I’m needed to do, I’ll do it. Whether it’s to come down and cover the slot guy, tight end, I feel confident enough to do it.”

DANIEL TE’O-NESHEIM
Round, overall: 3, 86
Position: Defensive end
College: Washington
Height, weight: 6-3, 263
Hometown: Waikoloa, Hawaii
Numbers and more: Started all 49 games in his career, with 194 tackles ... School record with 30.5 sacks and his 50.5 tackles for loss ranks third ... Competed on the track team early in his career, throwing shot put and discus ... Pronounced tuh-OH NESS-ime ... Has quickly gotten some acclaim for his response to a question about what he was doing instead of watching the draft. “I was just lying down and looking at the ceiling.”

TREVARD LINDLEY
Round, overall: 4, 105
Position: Cornerback
College: Kentucky
Height, weight: 5-11, 183
Hometown: Litha Springs, Ga.
Numbers and more: Four-year starter with 158 tackles, nine interceptions and school-record 34 career pass breakups ... Was planning to go pro after his junior year but suffered an elbow injury in the Liberty Bowl ... Missed four games as a senior with a high ankle sprain ... Asked if he patterned himself after any player, he said: “Charles Woodson. He’s pretty much my favorite corner. He plays man, too, and he loves making tackles and can cover.”

KEENAN CLAYTON
Round, overall: 4, 121
Position: Linebacker
College: Oklahoma
Height, weight: 6-1, 229
Hometown: Sulphur Springs, Texas
Numbers and more: Named All-Big 12 honorable mention as a senior with 75 tackles, two interceptions and two forced fumbles ... Was ranked by ESPN.com as the No. 12 safety in the nation coming out of high school ... Ran a 4.52 at the combine ... Projected as a weakside linebacker ... “He has tremendous speed, range, everything else and he has a real knack for finding the football,” Andy Reid said. “He’s good in pass coverage, somebody that can cover the tight end with his athletic ability, so we feel good about him.”

MIKE KAFKA
Round, overall: 4, 122
Position: Quarterback
College: Northwestern
Height, weight: 6-2, 225
Hometown: Chicago
Numbers and more: In his first full season as a starter as a senior, led the Big Ten in passing yards (3,043), total offense (3,729), completions (319) and completion percentage (.648) ... For his career, had 30 touchdowns (19 passing, 11 rushing) ... Threw 12 interceptions as a senior ... Named Offensive MVP in the East-West Shrine Game ... “I’m going to go into a system, and go in there and compete — whatever I can do to make the team better,” he said. “That’s really all I can do right now. I’m going in and making sure I’m prepared and I’m working hard and do the best I can to help the team.”

CLAY HARBOR
Round, overall: 4, 125
Position: Tight end
College: Missouri State
Height, weight: 6-2, 252
Hometown: Libertyville, Ill.
Numbers and more: A three-time All-American, set school record for receptions (150) with yards (1,906) and touchdowns (10). Receiving yardage ranks fourth in school history ... Had 59 catches and 729 yards as a senior ... Caught at least one pass in 33 consecutive games, equaling the school record ... “I can do a lot of different things; I can play fullback, slot, halfback, and I plan on doing that,” he said. “I like to hit people and I’m definitely going to run down the field and make some plays on special teams as well.”

RICKY SAPP
Round, overall: 5, 134
Position: Defensive end
College: Clemson
Height, weight: 6-4, 252
Hometown: Bamberg, S.C.
Numbers and more: Started 36 of 50 games, with 142 tackles, 17.5 sacks, 38 tackles for loss and 16 quarterback pressures ... Played primarily out of Clemson’s “bandit” defensive end position. Sapp said he split snaps rushing the passer and dropping back into coverage ... Tore an ACL in November 2008 and played all of last season 60 percent, by his estimate ... “I really should have sat out a couple of games, until I got that right, but I really wanted to play so it kind of hurt me a little bit,” he said. “I guess that’s why I went kind of low, but everything works out for the best, and I know God had a plan all along, so I’m just excited to be in the situation that I’m in.”

RILEY COOPER
Round, overall: 5, 159
Position: Wide receiver
College: Florida
Height, weight: 6-3, 222
Hometown: Clearwater, Fla.
Numbers and more: Played in 51 career games (28 starts), catching 81 passes for 1,496 yards and 18 touchdowns ... Second-team All-SEC as a senior, leading the team in receiving yards (961) and touchdowns (9). He was second in receptions (51) ... Also was drafted twice in the baseball draft - by the Phillies in 15th round in 2006 and the Rangers in the 25th round in 2009, but opted to pursue an NFL career.

CHARLES SCOTT
Round, overall: 6, 200
Position: Running back
College: Louisiana State
Height, weight: 5-11, 238
Hometown: Jonesboro, La.
Numbers and more: Was first-team All-SEC as a junior after posting 1,174 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns (tied for fifth most in a single season in SEC history) in 13 games ... Led the Tigers with 542 yards and four touchdowns in 2009 before missing the final four games with a broken clavicle ... For his career: 434 carries, 2,371 yards and 32 touchdowns rushing; 31 receptions for 260 yards and three receiving TDs ... Has eight career 100-yard rushing games.

JAMAR CHANEY
Round, overall: 7, 220
Position: Linebacker
College: Mississippi State
Height, weight: 6-foot, 242
Hometown: Fort Pierce, Fla.
Numbers and more: Two-time second-team All-SEC ... 288 tackles, 4.5 sacks and two interceptions in 49 games (39 starts) ... Led the team with 90 tackles as a senior ... Was a medical redshirt in 2008 because of a leg injury ... “We felt that he could play all three linebacker positions and that he was a smart kid and had a great understanding of [Mississippi State’s] defense there,” Andy Reid said. “We know he’s a good blitzer and feel that he’s a good cover man. He’s able to take on fullbacks and he’s good enough and quick enough to get on and off blocks from offensive lineman.”

JEFF OWENS
Round, overall: 7, 243
Position: Defensive tackle
College: Georgia
Height, weight: 6-1, 304
Hometown: Sunrise, Fla.
Numbers and more: Started 37 of 52 games, all at left defensive tackle ... Had 102 tackles, 5.5 sacks and four hurries ... As a senior, named the team’s David Jacobs Award winner for courage, spirit, character and determination ... Defensive co-captain.

KURT COLEMAN
Round, overall: 7, 244
Position: Safety
College: Ohio State
Height, weight: 5-11, 192
Hometown: Clayton, Ohio
Numbers and more: Sporting News’ first-team All-America, first-team All-Big Ten, team captain and MVP in 2009 ... Had 68 tackles, five interceptions and three forced fumbles in 12 games at strong safety ... Had an 89-yard INT return vs. Wisconsin, fourth-longest in school history ... For his career: 49 games (35 starts, with 5 at strong safety and 10 at free safety), 219 tackles, nine interceptions, five forced fumbles and three sacks.
 

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