The Philadelphia Eagles have signed six of their seven NFL draft picks.
Only first rounder Marcus Smith remains unsigned. But Smith is going to work and just completed a three-day set of organized team activities (OTAs) with his teammates.
Smith, a pass-rushing linebacker from Louisville, was the No. 26 overall pick.
“Standing up, it's a little bit awkward right now,” Smith told the Philadelphia Daily News. “I think my speed (4.68 40) is good enough to run with anybody. In football, you have to have the right angles and the right positioning to run with people.”
Running in this defense hasn't been easy.
“That first practice (Monday), it was just run-and-gun, and I was just really, really tired,” Smith told the Daily News. “After that, I got some good recovery -- coach (Chip) Kelly, he talks about recovery.”
“I know those guys have produced in the NFL,” Smith told the Daily News, referring to Cole and Barwin. “I try to mirror the stuff (Barwin) does … Connor knows a lot, he's very knowledgeable.”