The Eagles announced that they have signed three picks, including second-round defensive back Eric Rowe, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer tweets. Philly has also signed sixth-round defensive back Randall Evans and defensive end Brian Mihalik.
As they did with Jordan Matthews in 2014, the Eagles set their sights on Rowe in the second round and moved up several spots to grab him. The Utah product started three years at safety before moving over to cornerback in his senior year, so he has the versatility to play multiple positions within the secondary. For his part, Comcast SportsNet’s Derrick Gunn recently said that Rowe will probably translate better to safety, but coach Chip Kelly feels that he’ll probably start out at corner.
Several teams were in on Rowe before the Eagles moved up to nab him. The Steelers were interested in drafting Rowe in the second round and the Packers considered taking the Utah product in the first round.