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Eagles Agree To Terms With Entire Draft Class

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On the eve of the rookies arriving in Philadelphia for the Rookie Camp, the Eagles agreed to terms on four-year contracts with the entire draft class: tight end Dallas Goederticon-article-link.gif , cornerback Avonte Maddoxicon-article-link.gif , defensive end Josh Sweaticon-article-link.gif , guard/tackle Matt Pryoricon-article-link.gif , and tackle Jordan Mailataicon-article-link.gif .

The team will also have rookie free agents and tryout players participate in the practices which begin Friday and run through Sunday.

Our live coverage kicks off Friday at 11:15 a.m. with head coach Doug Pederson's press conference. If you want to watch the rookies on the field, we'll broadcast the opening of the first practice at noon.

Here's a look at the Class of 2018:

TE Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State
Round 2, No. 49 Overall

TE Dallas Goedert was dominant at the FCS level earning All-America honors in each of the past two seasons while also being a two-time finalist for the Walter Payton Award, which is the FCS version of the Heisman Trophy.

A team captain and three-year starter, Goedert finished his college career third in school history with 198 receptions, fourth with 2,988 yards, and fifth with 21 touchdowns.

CB Avonte Maddox, Pitt
Round 4, No. 125 Overall

The 22-year-old Detroit native was a four-year starter for the Panthers, breaking up 34 passes and notching eight interceptions. He returned two of them for touchdowns. A team captain as a senior, Maddox brings kick return experience into the mix as well.

Maddox played primarily on the left side at Pittsburgh but also has nickel experience. He tested well at the NFL Scouting Combine posting the fastest 60-yard shuttle among all players this year. Maddox also impressed with a 4.39-second 40-yard dash, a 10-5 broad jump, and a 6.51-second 3-cone drill.

DE Josh Sweat, Florida State
Round 4, No. 130 Overall

Sweat was productive in his three seasons with the Seminoles, posting 14.5 quarterback sacks and 29 tackles for loss. The Eagles want to see what he can do working in Jim Schwartz’s aggressive, downhill scheme off the edge. At 6-5 and 251 pounds, Sweat has the long frame and long arms that will help him at this level.

T Matt Pryor, TCU
Round 6, No. 206 Overall

An immense prospect at 6-7, 338 pounds with 11.5-inch hands, Pryor played in 47 games (32 starts) in his collegiate career. The majority of Pryor's playing time has been at right guard where he started 23 contests. However, he also has eight starts at right tackle and another at left guard.

T Jordan Mailata
Round 7, No. 233 Overall

A former professional rugby player from Australia, Mailata is a 6-8, 347-pound behemoth with 35.5-inch arms who can run the 40 in five seconds. He spent the past four months training in Florida to learn the basics of the game of football. He's as raw a prospect as you will ever find but possesses rare measurables.

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