Eagles Come to Terms with Three Draft Picks

Scout.com reports that the Eagles today signed three of their 09 draft picks:

The Philadelphia Eagles they have agreed to terms on four-year contracts with three of their 2009 draft class selections, the team announced on Saturday: DB Macho Harris, OT Fenuki Tupou, and WR Brandon Gibson. Harris and Tupou were selected in the 5th round, while Gibson was drafted in the 6th round.

A 2008 first-team All-America selection and a two-time first-team All-ACC honoree, Harris was a consistent playmaker at cornerback during his four-year career at Virginia Tech. He posted 15 interceptions for the Hokies, returning four for touchdowns, and also saw action as a returner and wide receiver. Harris performed during Senior Bowl week practices, but a series of slow 40-yard dash times during the NFL combine may have pushed him down a bit on draft boards. Harris is capable of playing safety and cornerback, but Philadelphia has good depth at both positions, so he figures to have a tough time making their final roster.

A two-time All-Pac 10 selection as a left tackle at Oregon, Tupou twice garnered All-Mid Empire Conference honors at Sierra College from 2004-05, before transferring to Oregon in 2006. Tupou probably will have a hard time making Philadelphia’s roster this season based on the depth they have at both tackle spots.

Gibson finished his four-year career at Washington State as the school’s all-time leading receiver after registering 2,756 yards and 17 touchdowns on 182 receptions. Gibson has performed well during OTA practices, but figures to have a tough time making the final roster unless the team trades veteran WR Reggie Brown.

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