Temple jump ball specialist Romond Deloatch has been invited to the Eagles Rookie Mini Camp, which starts next week. During his first three years with the Owls, Romond did one thing and he did it extremely well. When Temple’s offense would be on the goal line and knocking on the door of a score, they would just spread the massive tight end out wide, clear out the secondary on his side to get one-on-one coverage, and throw the ball that way. Typically, Romond would just out muscle the defender tasked with covering him, and put 6 points on the board for his squad.
During his senior campaign, Temple started using Romond Deloatch on defense. An athletic freak, Romond was put in primarily during passing situations. The tight end turned defensive end recorded just 8 tackles his senior year, but 7 of the 8 were tackles for loss, including 4 sacks. They probably could have thrown him in at left tackle and he would have blocked somebody into the stands like Michael Oher in that scene in the Blindside. Plug this man in anywhere on the field.
Romond might not have a defined position at this point and being invited to Rookie Mini Camp means almost nothing. If the Eagles are looking for a guy that could show a lot of potential and could be a utility player that can play both ways, however, they might just keep him around for a bit.
*Envisioning myself watching Romond force a sack-fumble and then catching a jump ball for an Eagles touchdown. Our own miniature JJ Watt.*