The Eagles have signed contracts with four 2010 draft picks: fourth-round CB Trevard Lindley, and seventh-rounders LB Jamar Chaney, DT Jeff Owens and S Kurt Coleman.
All of them signed four-year contracts.
Lindley was a four-year starter at Kentucky, finishing his career as the school’s all-time leader in pass breakups with 34. He had ten interceptions in his career and earned an invitation to the Senior Bowl. In PFW's 2010 Draft Preview, personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki wrote that the 5-11, 183-pound Lindley has “terrific ball skills” but has “a lean build and needs to bulk up.”
Chaney was named second-team all-SEC as a senior at Mississippi State after leading the team with 90 total tackles, also adding two sacks, two interceptions, 4.5 tackles for loss, four passes defended and two forced fumbles. Nawrocki called Chaney “a see-and-go reactor whose times speed does not translate to the field.”
Owens was a defensive co-captain as a senior at Georgia. The 6-1, 304-pounder started in 37 of his 52 career games and was one of 11 players in the NCAA FBS ranks to receive 2009 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team accolades. Nawrocki noted Owens’ “brute strength” but also points out that he lacks ideal height and body length.”
Coleman also was invited to the Senior Bowl totaling 219 tackles, nine interceptions, five forced fumbles and three sacks in 49 career games at Ohio State. The 5-10, 192-pound Coleman was a first-team All-America and first-team All-Big Ten honoree as a senior in 2009, though Nawrocki says he’s “best suited to play in the box at the next level” and “leaves too much production on the field.”
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