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Eagles Reportedly Showing Interest in Small School DE

Samford University isn't known as a football power house or huge NFL prospect pool - the college currently only has five alumnus in the league. But the Eagles (and some other teams) are showing a good amount of interest in the school's best prospect for this year's draft.

Ahmad Gooden| DE | 6’2, 245 lbs| Sr.

Gooden knows how to get to the quarterback, as he recorded 17.5 sacks in his college career. He can also get into the backfield and blow plays up, registering 38 tackles for losses in his four years. Since he's generating interest from a handful of teams, the Eagles might have to invest a draft pick in him. If he's able to go undrafted, the Birds will have to offer him a deal worth more money than the other teams are offering to ensure he ends up in midnight green.

Current Projection: 7th Round/UDFA



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