Updated Eagles Draft Interest List

Posted: April 11th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 1 Comment »

We are now just two weeks away. Let’s see who the Eagles have shown specific and/or significant interest in.

Top 30 Visits

S Darnell Savage – Maryland
S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson – Florida
S Juan Thornhill – Virginia
CB Amani Oruwariye – Penn State
CB Isaiah Johnson – Houston
CB DeAndre Baker – Georgia
DE L.J. Collier – TCU
DE Oshane Ximines- Old Dominion
DE Montez Sweat – Ole Miss
DE Jaylon Ferguson – La Tech
DT Ed OIiver – Houston
DT Trysten Hill – UCF
DT Christian Wilkins – Clemson
DT Jerry Tillery – Notre Dame

OT Tytus Howard – Alabama State
OT Kaleb McGary – Washington
OG Chris Lindstrom – Boston College
OL Cody Ford – Oklahoma
OL Hjalte Froholdt – Arkansas
RB Karan Higdon – Michigan
RB Josh Jacobs – Alabama
RB Darrell Henderson – Memphis
RB Justice Hill – Oklahoma State
RB Miles Sanders – Penn State
WR A.J. Brown – Ole Miss
WR N’Keal Harry – Arizona State
WR Parris Campbell – Ohio State
WR Jalen Hurd – Baylor

Pro Days / Workouts

OT Tytus Howard – Alabama State – Jeff Stoutland at his Pro Day
OT Martez Ivey – Florida – Met with him
OT Isaiah Prince – Ohio State – Asst OL coach at his Pro Day
OT Jonah Williams – Alabama – Jeff Stoutland worked him out at his Pro Day
OT David Edwards – Wisconsin – Asst OL coach at his Pro Day
OG Lester Cotton – Alabama – Jeff Stoutland worked him out at his Pro Day
OG Iosua Opeta – Weber State – Asst OL coach worked him out at his Pro Day
OG Michael Jordan – Ohio State – Asst OL coach at his Pro Day
OG Nate Davis – Charlotte – Asst OL coach at his Pro Day
OG Chris Lindstrom – Boston College – Jeff Stoutland worked him out at his Pro Day
OG Demetrius Knox – Ohio State – Met with him at his Pro Day
OG Beau Benzschawel – Wisconsin – Asst OL coach at his Pro Day
OC Ross Pierschbacher – Alabama – Jeff Stoutland worked him out at his Pro Day
OC Nate Trewyn – Wisconsin-Whitewater – Asst OL coach at his Pro Day (UW)
TE Kahale Warring – San Diego State – TE coach at his Pro Day
TE Trevon Wesco – West Virginia – Met with him at his Pro Day
TE Dax Raymond – Utah State – TE coach at his Pro Day
WR Corey Contini – Ohio Dominican – Eagles scout talked to him at his Pro Day
RB Josh Jacobs – Alabama – Duce Staley worked him out at his Pro Day
RB Damien Harris – Alabama – Duce Staley worked him out at his Pro Day
RB Trayveon Williams – Texas A&M – Coach at his Pro Day
RB Travis Homer – Miami – Duce Staley worked him out at his Pro Day
RB Darrell Henderson – Memphis – Duce Staley worked him out at his Pro Day
RB Tony Pollard – Memphis – Duce Staley worked him out at his Pro Day
RB Darwin Thompson – Utah State – Private workout
RB David Montgomery – Iowa State – Met with him at his Pro Day
RB Devin Singletary – Florida Atlantic – Duce Staley met with him at his Pro Day
QB Tyree Jackson – Buffalo – Assistant coach at his Pro Day

DE Jaylon Ferguson- La Tech – DL coach worked him out at his Pro Day
DE Clelin Ferrell – Clemson – DL coach at his Pro Day
DE Austin Bryant – Clemson – DL coach at his Pro Day
DE Ahmad Gooden – Samford – Showing some interest
DE Porter Gustin – USC – Scout worked him out at his Pro Day
DE Titus Davis – UCF – DL coach at his Pro Day
DE Montez Sweat – Miss State – Asst coach worked him out at his Pro Day
DE Gerri Green – Miss State – Asst coach worked him out at his Pro Day
DE Maxx Crosby – Eastern Michigan – Scout worked him out at his Pro Day
DE Zach Allen – Boston College – Asst coach worked him out at his Pro Day
DE Wyatt Ray – Boston College – Asst coach worked him out at his Pro Day
DT Trysten Hill – UCF – DL coach worked him out at his Pro Day
DT Dexter Lawrence – Clemson – DL coach at his Pro Day
DT Christian Wilkins – Clemson – DL coach at his Pro Day
DT Albert Huggins – Clemson – DL coach at his Pro Day
DT Jeffery Simmons – Miss State – Dined with him before Pro Day (injured, couldn’t work out)
DT Braxton Hoyett – Miss State – Asst coach worked him out at his Pro Day
LB Emeke Egbule – Houston – Private workout
LB Cody Barton – Utah – LB coach at his Pro Day
LB Kaden Ellis – Idaho – LB coach saw him work out at Utah Pro Day
LB Connor Strachan – Boston College – Asst coach worked him out at his Pro Day
CB JoeJuan Williams – Vanderbilt – Cory Undlin at his Pro Day
CB Rashard Causey – UCF – Scout met with him at his Pro Day

Now let’s talk about trends.

The Eagles are showing serious interest in the top DTs. Ed Oliver and Christian Wilkins aren’t likely to be around at 25. The Eagles are probably trying to figure out just how much they like those guys and how much they should consider trading up for them. Remember that you draft not only a player, but a person. The more you invest in a prospect, the more you want to know.

Jerry Tillery should be on the board at 25. He also makes a lot of sense for the Eagles. He’s athletic and disruptive.

This is the kind of athletic DT you want on the field in 2019. Snacks Harrison has his place, but guys like Tillery can make more of an impact.

Trysten Hill is a real interesting player. He has big time ability, but he wasn’t a starter in 2018. He did start the previous two seasons. Hill was at his most productive in 2018, despite not being a starter. This is a player you need to meet and talk to. Why did he lose his starting job? The Eagles have certainly talked to the UCF coaching and training staff. Now they want to hear from the player. Do the stories match? Who do you trust? There are plenty of players who got on the wrong side of the coaching staff without doing anything really wrong. There are also plenty of players who deserved to be benched.

If I’m guessing where the Eagles go in the first round, DT is the position. Nothing is a lock, but it just feels like that is most likely.

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The Eagles are looking at slot receivers.

A.J. Brown
Parris Campbell
Jalen Hurd

Brown could go in the first. Campbell seems more likely for the second round, but he could be one of those guys who sneaks into the end of the first round. He has serious ability and should be better in the NFL than he was in college.

Hurd is a mid-to-late round guy. He was a RB at Tennessee before quitting the team and transferring to Baylor. He then became a WR. Hurd has NFL ability, but obviously he’s not a polished player at all. You would be taking on an athletic project. Hurd is 6-5, 228. He only ran 4.66 at his Pro Day, but he’s quick and explosive. There are on-field and off-field questions to ask. Why did he leave UT? Why did he move to WR? Teams must decide if he’s a project worth investing in.

The Eagles haven’t done a good job of developing WRs in recent years so I don’t know if Hurd makes a lot of sense. Then again, if the value is right, he just might be the kind of player you do want to take a chance on.

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The Eagles haven’t brought LBs into Philly, but did go to some Pro Days. I love Emeke Egbule, but Cody Barton from Utah would also make sense.

That is one heckuva play. Barton is very talented. You just have to understand you are getting a cover guy and not a run-stuffer. The Eagles might be fine with that.

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The Eagles are checking out a ton of RBs. Part of me would love to see them roll the dice on Josh Jacobs in the first. Part of me would love to see them go for Miles Sanders in the second.

There is also good logic in waiting for the fourth round and seeing who is still there. My description is far too casual. The Eagles would only do something like this if they felt comfortable with the players they expected to still be on the board at that point.

Justice Hill could be great value if he lasts to that point.

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