No huge news but some oddball items to cover. Mel Kiper and Todd McShay released mock drafts today. Both of them had Anthony Barr falling to 25 and going to the Chargers. I still don’t see him falling that far, but if he does and the Eagles pass, I’ll be ticked off.
Barr would add a big, explosive athlete to a position where the Eagles need help. He’s not the perfect prospect, but that’s part of why he’d be on the board at pick 22.
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Philadelphia Eagles worked out Anthony Larry/OLB/Eastern Washington, dynamite late round/UDFA pass rushing prospect: http://t.co/0dKLYxWQzp
— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) April 30, 2014
Just two teams, the San Diego Chargers and Seattle Seahawks, showed up for the EWU workout.
Defensive end Anthony Larry, who totaled 61 tackles and 5.5 sacks last season, measured 6022/251lbs (15 more than his playing weight), timed 4.74s in the forty, 4.27s in the short shuttle, 7.23 in the cone and completed 15 reps on the bench. Larry could be the most underrated defensive prospect in the nation. He looked like a terror on the field as a sophomore in 2011 then was ruled academically ineligible the following year. He made it back in time to take part in the 2013 season, yet was never graded by any scouting concern. On film, he’s a natural pass rusher with terrific physical skills. Larry’s a fluid athlete who shows ability playing in space, which give him an advantage in camp this summer.
He played DE for EWU and wasn’t an ideal fit. He’s meant to be a LB. You can watch the tape and see what you think. He didn’t do a thing for me.
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The Eagles will talk to BYU Safety Daniel Sorensen this week. There won’t be a visit. They will talk to him over the phone. The Eagles could be getting some information for how to get in contact with him on draft weekend. Sorensen will be a late pick or UDFA. He has potential, but this is a deep draft and he’s not a great prospect.
If you do watch tape of Kyle Van Noy, Sorensen will get your attention. Solid combination of size, athleticism and production.
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The Eagles sent a coach to UMass to check out TE Rob Branchflower, a talented prospect who has battled injuries this year.
The Eagles have looked at several late round TE prospects. They still could take one early, but it feels like they are more likely to wait and add one later on. You can find good TEs in the middle and even late rounds. Brent Celek was a 5th rounder. Chad Lewis was a UDFA.
This isn’t a great TE class so the top guys could go quickly.