Joseph Could Be Plan B For Eagles

The Eagles figure to make at least one significant free agent signing to improve their offensive line. Plan B could be to upgrade through the draft, which is just a little more than seven weeks away. If that's the direction they go, Davin Joseph could be an option.

Offensive linemen received plenty of attention at the Indianapolis Combine, with guard Davin Joseph getting plenty of play. Joseph, an intimidating lineman from Oklahoma is a talent who improved his stock on the field at the Senior Bowl in January.

In Indianapolis, Joseph has had the opportunity to speak with NFL team personnel, with additional interviews scheduled for between the Combine and the NFL Draft.

"While at the Senior Bowl I had the opportunity to take advantage of the professional coaching. Most of the pro coaches are telling me I will be a guard at the next level," Joseph said. "I am a competitor, I am a guard, but I am progressing to play center."

During Senior Bowl week, Joseph had the rare opportunity to talk shop with a handful of head coaches and team scouts. Joseph is at a critical stage of the evaluation process, with numerous teams looking to improve the interior offensive line.

The Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, and Oakland Raiders quickly took Joseph aside to meet and greet. Looked at as a solid prospect at guard, many teams like the potential versatility and mental approach the Sooner product provides. Coming from a successful program, under a high-respected coach (Bob Stoops), Joseph is a safe pick in the eyes of many scouts. While the Eagles didn't interview Joseph at the Combine, they plan on keeping an eye on him if they can't fulfill their needs on the offensive line through free agency.

While many players have 'red-flags' tagged to them due to medical reports, Scout.com learned that Joseph is relatively clear of any injury issues.


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