Saturday, April 30, 2011

Fifth round brings LeSean McCoy's teammate at Pitt, and Iowa player who teamed with son of defensive coordinator Juan Catillo's son

The fifth round of the Eagles' draft was every bit as entertaining as the fourth round.

First the Eagles selected running back Dion Lewis (5-7, 195), a Brian Westbrook type with receiving and return skills. Lewis teamed with Birds starting running back LeSean McCoy at Pitt.
The Birds then drafted guard Julian Vandervelde (6-2, 300) of Iowa, who teamed with defensive back Greg Castillo, the son of Eagles defensive coordinator Juan Castillo. Vandervelde speaks Japanese and Spanish and sings. Sang the National Anthem on President Obama's visit to Iowa City last summer.


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