Eagles add more O-Line depth, sign UDFA center Harry Crider
After drafting center Landon Dickerson during the second round, the Philadelphia Eagles will be bringing in one more. Indiana center Harry Crider will be singing an undrafted free agent deal with the Eagles, joining several other UDFAs such as Trevon Grimes. Crider was a captain for the Hoosiers during the 2020 season and started 21 games over his career.
There is some versatility to Crider’s game; like many centers, he can play guard. During the 2019 season, Harry started at left guard for Indiana and performed very well there. Crider’s strength lies in his pass blocking ability having good posture, and able to stay in front of defenders. Run blocking is where he struggles, though, having a small length and a less than desirable drive when blocking.
No NFL team can ever have enough offensive line depth, and that is especially true for the Eagles. Bringing in numerous centers helps the Eagles have options when Jason Kelce decides to hang them up in the future. In the meantime, hopefully, Jeff Stoutland can coach Crider up, and he can make an impact going forward.
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