Corey Clement, Greg Ward among Eagles undrafted rookie signings

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After Melvin Gordon left Wisconsin for the Chargers, Corey Clement was expected to take over as the lead back in Madison after playing well in reserve duty.

It didn’t happen in 2015 as Clement dealt with injuries that limited him to four games, but he bounced back with 1,375 yards and 15 touchdowns on 314 carries last year. That wasn’t enough to get him drafted, but he will get a chance at an NFL spot in Philadelphia.

Clement is one of 10 undrafted rookie signings announced by the Eagles on Thursday. So was wide receiver Greg Ward, who was better known as quarterback Greg Ward while playing at the University of Houston. Ward has experience as a receiver, so it’s not a totally new position for the new Eagle.

The team’s announcement confirmed the previously reported signing of defensive tackle Charles Walker and also included Richmond defensive tackle Winston Craig, Virginia Tech quarterback Jerod Evans, UCLA cornerback Randall Goforth, Ohio State punter Cameron Johnston, West Virginia center Tyler Orlosky, Shepherd safety Tre Sullivan and Iowa State cornerback Jomal Wiltz.

6 responses to “Corey Clement, Greg Ward among Eagles undrafted rookie signings

  1. Watched Clement at Wisconsin at one point I thought he was just as good as Melvin Gordon then kind of seemed to decline maybe injury related. Runs angry I actually see a little Terrell Davis in his running style but can’t quite pinpoint why. Probably the combo of the lateral cuts and running like his pants are on fire. Good signing, should have been drafted.

  2. The scouting report knock on Clement is that he’ll only get what’s blocked for him and doesn’t create yards. But if you watch his tape you can see that he’s capable of getting yards after contact and making the occasional guy miss. Those certainly aren’t his strengths, but he doesn’t appear to be as week in those areas as some say.

  3. Considering all of the other Eagles RBs are tiny Clement has a decent chance of making the team. He’s not flashy but he plays faster than his combine #s and runs with attitude. Plus he’s a local kid and grew up an Eagles fan.

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