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April 29, 2017

Eagles select Nebraska linebacker Nathan Gerry with their fifth-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft

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With their second fifth-round pick (184th overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Nebraska linebacker Nathan Gerry.

Here are Gerry's numbers at Nebraska, where he played safety:

Year Tackles TFL INT FF 
 201318 
 201449 
 201549 
 201647 


The Eagles announced that Gerry will play linebacker in the pros.

If you'll note Gerry's stats above, he has consistently made plays on the football, collecting at least four interceptions in each of the last three seasons. At 6'2, 218, he'll be an undersized linebacker, but with some coverage skills.

Gerry's scouting report, via NFL.com:

Rocked-up strong safety type who can play near the line of scrimmage and operate in zone coverage. Gerry's lack of reactive agility will limit him in man coverage and create inconsistencies as a tackler, but he's very instinctive and will get to more plays than he should. Gerry has the urgent play demeanor needed to become a consistent contributor on special teams and fit into a fourth or fifth safety spot.

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