NFL Draft: Super Bowl champion Eagles turn to defense in 4th round

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"Right now, he's going to be in Stout's room, " Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas said of offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland (via

But when one of those really cool moments pop up, they're usually really great.

Mailata, who EPSN described as the Eagles' "most interesting pick", has never played gridiron but what he does have is size and, more importantly, speed.

At 6 feet 8 and 346 pounds, Jordan Mailata impressed the Eagles with his physical attributes. Dallas Goedert, the tight end who was the Eagles' first selection at 49 overall in the second round, will have a successful rookie season if he can do what Trey Burton did previous year - play 27 percent of the offensive snaps, catch 23 passes for 248 yards and five touchdowns, play a key special teams role and throw a TD pass in the Super Bowl.

Sweat is an explosive athlete as shown by his 4.53 second time in the 40-yard dash and his 39.5 inch vertical at the NFL Combine.

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I like the player but can't say I'm in love. They have one pick in the sixth round and another in the seventh.

Mailata was summoned to the USA and a workout in Los Angeles in November previous year led to Mailata being selected to train at the IMG Academy in Florida.

I don't know what to make of any of that, it terms of projecting him to offensive tackle. "The fans here are very passionate and very outspoken here, and hopefully I can earn their respect".

Mailata, 20, previously played for the South Sydney Rabbitohs of Australia's National Rugby League. Last year, they signed Adam Zaruba, a tight end who spent the season on the practice squad.

Sproles, who is eighth in the National Football League in career all-purpose yards with 19,155, appeared in only three games last season. The Eagles had given up their second-round pick to the Browns to get Carson Wentz two years ago and traded away their third-rounder to Buffalo, giving them just two picks in the first three rounds.

As a fourth-round pick to a quality Eagles' defense, Maddox should initially make his presence known on special teams.

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