April 10, 2015

DelVal Football: Aggies pair work out for Eagles

The Intelligencer
#88 Wide Receiver Rasheed Bailey
The memories of Delaware Valley University quarterback Aaron Wilmer passing to wide receiver Rasheed Bailey at the Philadelphia Eagles’ NovaCare Complex should last them a lifetime.

With their Aggies’ football careers complete, both seniors were among 25 to 30 local players who checked in about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the indoor practice facility for the Eagles’ Local Day.

Bailey and Wilmer reportedly worked out with scouts and coaching staff watching, including head coach Chip Kelly, offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day.

In a you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff coincidence, Wilmer’s and Bailey’s workouts occurred on the first official day of university status at DelVal.
“It’s unbelievable: On the same day that DelVal is taking a huge step forward, Rasheed and I are taking a huge step forward with our careers as football players, and I couldn’t be happier for the university,” Wilmer said.

On the field, Wilmer and Bailey went through drills that seemed like old times.
Bailey said Wilmer was one of the quarterbacks throwing to him, as they had connected 158 times in his DelVal career.

“It was just such a great experience, doing on that stage with the quarterback you’ve been with for such a long time and to show your talent in front of all those coaches, Chip Kelly and everybody,” Bailey said.

Bailey believes this workout went even better than the pro day he and Wilmer had attended in late March at Villanova University.

“It was much better because I had the chance to show what my strength is — my true, true strength of my game, and that is catching the ball and running routes,” Bailey said. “Testing is testing, but once I get on that field and get in that zone, I’m being myself.”
Afterward, Wilmer and Bailey received different attention from the staff.

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