Saturday, April 30, 2011

Eagles Grab Another Guard To Help The Offensive Line

One guard wasn’t enough, so the Eagles drafted another offensive guard, this time it was Julian Vandervelde from Iowa. He was second team All-Big-Ten this past year.

Having played for Iowa, you know he’s a physical, run blocking guard, who has arms that look like somebody’s legs.

He stands 6’2″ and weighs 302 pounds. He ran a 5.12 in the forty-yard dash. He bench pressed 225 pounds 25 times.

Vandervelde is excited about being a Philadelphia Eagles. He was hoping they would draft him and he also spoke very highly about Danny Watkins, who was the Eagles number one pick.

The young man is looking forward to working with veteran offensive line coach Howard Mudd, whom he said impressed him during his visit to the Nova Care Complex.

He’s an accomplished singer, who song the National Anthem for President Obama when he came through Iowa on a campaign stop.

This Iowa Hawkeye is a brilliant student who was named to ESPN/CoSIDA District Seven Academic All-America team for third straight year as well as academic all-Big Ten for fourth straight year

Vandervelde speaks both Spanish and Japanese.

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