Philadelphia Eagles: 2015 NFL Draft Prospect Visit Tracker


It’s that time of year! The 2015 NFL Draft is right around the corner and each NFL team is hosting prospects at their facilities to get one last look at them. But you don’t care about who the other teams are looking at, you want to know who the Philadelphia Eagles are bringing in to visit the city of brother love!

Look no further than this post for all of the updates regarding the prospects that will be visiting the birds. I’ll try to keep this as up to date as possible, updating it whenever news is reported regarding a prospect visiting the Eagles. It’s especially important to keep tabs on who is visiting the Eagles because of this little tidbit by Bleeding Green Nation’s Brandon Lee Gowton.

Each team is allotted 30 official visits prior to draft day, not counting local visits from neighboring schools. So far, 29 of the Eagles’ visits have been reported by multiple different sources across the magical land that is the internet. Here are each of the prospects that reportedly have or will be visiting the Eagles at the NovaCare Complex:

Now let’s get down to business. It’s clear that head coach Chip Kelly has a certain type of player that he looks for at each and every position. For example, at safety, he values coverage skills and versatility above all else. That’s why you will rarely see the team take a look at a traditional “box” safety. Analyzing who exactly the Eagles and Kelly are bringing in for visits is important, so here’s a short breakdown on each of the 29 prospects reportedly visiting the birds:

Nelson Agholor, WR, USC: Quickly developing into one of my personal favorite prospects in the entire draft, Agholor seems to be rising up various team’s draft boards as well. He’s an outstanding route runner with great hands and explosive ability after the catch as well. The former Trojan has the ability to line up outside and in the slot, as well as being a dangerous punt returner. [Reported by Alex Marvez of FOX Sports]

Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF: After a ridiculous 4.26 40-yard dash at his pro day, Perriman really stepped into the national spotlight. But NFL teams have been keeping an eye on him long before that, although that time certainly caught their attention. Perriman is a big, explosive receiver that has a bad habit of dropping passes. That’s fixable though and his ceiling might be the highest of any wide receiver in the 2015 draft class. [Reported by Shannon Owens-Green of the Orlando Sentinel]

Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State: As a Philadelphia native, it’d be a great story for Strong to return home but he’d fit a need as well. He struggles to get separation and isn’t an advanced route runner but he wins at the catch point and has arguably the best hands in the draft. Strong, like Agholor, has the ability to line up at almost any spot on the field and win one on one match-ups because of his size, leaping ability and hands. [Reported by Strong himself on his personal Instagram account]

Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami (Fl.): One of the fastest prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft, Dorsett is a big play waiting to happen every single time he steps foot on the field. At 5’10”, 185 lbs., he has a slight build but more than makes up for it with his speed, he ran a 4.27 40-yard dash at his pro day as well as posting a 38″ vertical jump. The former Hurricane would form a dangerous trio of young, explosive wide receivers in Philadelphia with Josh Huff and Jordan Matthews alongside of him. [Reported by Aaron Wilson of]

Chris Conley, WR, Georgia: I’m not going to lie, I didn’t know much about Conley prior to the draft but he certainly put everyone on notice with his performance. But when you go back and look at the tape, Conley is actually a very promising prospect. He was just lost in a run heavy system and wasn’t used to his fullest potential, that’s for sure. [Reported by Alex Marvez of FOX Sports]

Rashad Greene, WR, Florida State: Although he’s smaller than all of the other wide receivers the Eagles have brought in for visits, Greene excelled at Florida State and made big play after big play. Despite his slight frame, Greene is a savvy route runner that knows how to win when lined up outside or in the slot. He won’t blow anyone away with his measurables but he’s just a good wide receiver that will have a long career in the NFL. [Reported by Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times]

Jimmie Hunt, WR, Missouri: Hunt will likely be a very late day three pick or an undrafted free agent but his size and athleticism could intrigue the Eagles. It’s also worth noting that his senior season was the best of his college career and ended with a bang against Alabama. Hunt posted 6 receptions for 169 yards against the Crimson Tide, which may have been what caught Philadelphia’s eye. [Reported by Mike Kaye of Bleeding Green Nation]

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Randall Telfer, TE, USC: Telfer didn’t put up any impressive numbers as a Trojan but he is an outstanding blocker. It’s clear Kelly values blocking at tight end, especially in the running game, that’s why Brent Celek sees snaps in favor of Zach Ertz. Telfer could be selected to stash on the practice squad and eventually replace Celek when the time is right. [Reported by Jacob Klinger of]

Jalen Collins, CB, LSU: Despite making just 10 career starts at LSU, Collins is viewed by many as one of the top cornerbacks in the entire draft class. Between his size, aggressiveness and speed, Collins has all the ingredients to be a #1 cornerback on a team in the NFL. But Collins must improve his technique and stop relying on his athleticism, that won’t work at the next level but all the tools are there. [Reported by Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly]

Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest: There are some that believe Johnson is the best cornerback in this year’s draft class. He has superb technique in man coverage and usually shadowed the opposing team’s top wide receiver. Johnson has to be a little less “handsy” at the next level or he’ll get flagged a ton. But that’s fixable with the right coaching. What isn’t coachable is Johnson’s slight frame, at 188 lbs., he could certainly use some extra pounds, that’s for sure. [Reported by Matt Miller of Bleacher Report]

Randall Evans, CB, Kansas State: The previously mentioned cornerbacks are all projected to go early in the draft, likely during the first round. Evans is a later round prospect that fits the size the Eagles look for outside. He has experience playing both outside and in the slot, which he did primarily in 2014. That kind of versatility is highly valued by the birds and likely why they’re taking a closer look at him. [Reported by Mike Kaye of Bleeding Green Nation]

Darryl Roberts, CB, Marshall: Projected to be drafted later on day three of the draft, Roberts fits the size and athleticism profile that the Eagles look for in the secondary. He posted very impressive numbers at his pro day, running a 4.36 and 4.39 40-yard dash. Roberts also posted a 39″ vertical jump, 11’1″ broad jump, bench pressed 225-pounds 23 times, and ran the short shuttle in 4.08 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.66 seconds. Roberts could be an intriguing day three option for the Eagles if they choose to add some much needed help to their secondary. [Reported by Aaron Wilson of]

Sep 21, 2013; East Hartford, CT, USA; Connecticut Huskies cornerback Byron Jones (16) reacts after intercepting a pass intended for Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Jehu Chesson (not pictured) in the second quarter at Rentschler Field. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Byron Jones, CB/S, Connecticut: Jones jumped on to the national stage, literally, with a ridiculous 147″ broad jump and 44.5″ vertical jump at the combine. But forget about the numbers, he’s a darn good player on the field as well. With significant starting experience at both safety and cornerback, Jones is exactly what the Eagles look for in their secondary. He’ll likely be drafted in the first two rounds and with his size, athleticism and versatility, Jones would be a great pick for the birds in either spot. [Reported by Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly]

Eric Rowe, CB/S, Utah: I haven’t been shy about confessing my love for Rowe on Twitter, but apparently the Eagles like him quite a bit as well. They spoke to him at the combine, attended his pro day and he’ll visit Philadelphia as well. That’s a whole lot of time to spend on one prospect but Rowe is well worth it. He has great size, athleticism and experience at both safety and cornerback, just like Jones. Rowe is a bit more physical though and has three years of starting experience at safety, compared to one year at cornerback. Either way, he’d fit perfectly in Philadelphia, that’s for sure. [Reported by Tony Pauline of]

Damarious Randall, S, Arizona State: Another example of what the Eagles value in their secondary, specifically at safety, Randall is outstanding in coverage. He’s got a smaller build and isn’t that great against the run but he excels in coverage, that’s what the Eagles look for first in a safety. Randall can line up as a single high safety, on one side or in the slot. That type of versatility makes him a potential day one starter if he is selected by the birds. [Reported by Dane Brugler of CBS Sports]

Adrian Amos, S, Penn State: Amos is much bigger than Randall but covers just as well. But despite his larger frame, Amos struggles against the run as well. In zone coverage, he showcases great awareness and explosion to make a play on the ball. Even though he’s big, Amos even played in the slot at times for Penn State, further supporting his potential fit with the Eagles. [Reported by Amos himself from his draft diary for The Baltimore Sun]

Shaq Thompson, LB/S, Washington: While nobody knows what position Thompson will play at the next level, one thing is clear, he’s a damn good football player. Whether he’s playing linebacker, safety or even running back, Thompson has produced at a relatively high level. It’s unclear how the Eagles view him but I’m sure Kelly and the staff is intrigued by his athleticism and versatility, that’s for sure. [Reported by Jeff McLane of]

Owamagbe Odighizuwa, OLB, UCLA: There may not be a more physically imposing player in the 2015 draft class than Odighizuwa. He’s built like a tank but possesses ridiculous athleticism and would be a dangerous outside linebacker in Billy Davis‘ scheme. Odighizuwa is a violent player that knows how to get to the quarterback, by any means necessary. Could be a steal if he falls to the Eagles in the second round. [Reported by Tim McManus of Birds 24/7]

Obum Gwacham, OLB, Oregon State: Gwacham is a freakishly large prospect that converted from a wide receiver to a defensive end in 2014. His length and athleticism helped him get away with poor technique at the collegiate level but that won’t work in the NFL. A potential project may scare Eagles’ fans off because of Marcus Smith last year, but Gwacham could be worth the gamble. [Reported by Gwacham himself from his draft diary for Oregon Live]

Danielle Hunter, OLB, LSU: Another gigantic prospect, Hunter is a bit more polished than Gwacham and a better overall athlete. He didn’t put up gaudy numbers in terms of sacking the quarterback but Hunter was a disruptive force at times for the Tigers. With his size, athleticism and expanding skill-set, Hunter could eventually develop into an elite edge rusher at the next level. [Reported by Hunter himself on SiriusXM NFL Radio]

Oct 18, 2014; Gainesville, FL, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Shane Ray (56) against the Florida Gators during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Missouri Tigers defeated the Florida Gators 42-13. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Shane Ray, OLB, Missouri: Barring a trade up in the draft or an unforeseen fall, Ray is likely out of the Eagles’ draft range. Ray has an elite first step off the line of scrimmage and is as explosive as a player can get. He doesn’t have ridiculous size like these other prospects may have but he wins with his speed, violent hands and endless motor. Ray is going to be a dominant pass rusher from day one in the NFL, only in my dreams would the Eagles get him. [Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star]

Alani Fua, OLB, BYU: Fua is such a good fit for the Eagles because of his versatility. At 6’5″ and just 238 lbs., the knock on him seems to be that he doesn’t have the bulk to set the edge at the next level and won’t be able to constantly rush the passer. But his biggest strength is his ability to play both inside and outside linebacker as well as cover the slot, which he did a ton of in college. [Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun]

Benardrick McKinney, ILB/OLB, Mississippi State: There seem to be only two strong on McKinney, either you love him or hate him. I’m personally not a big fan of his but he has the size that could intrigue the Eagles and plenty of starting experience in the SEC against multiple powerhouse programs. McKinney is criticized for playing too high at times and that’s something he’ll have to work on at the next level, he can’t allow blockers to get into his chest and control where he goes. [Reported by Tony Pauline of]

Travis Raciti, DL, San Jose State: Although the Eagles don’t really need help along the defensive line, they are taking a look at a potential late day three or undrafted free agent prospect in Raciti. At 6’5″, 288 lbs., Raciti has the size the Eagles love on defense but it’s his athleticism that is really intriguing. He’s fast and can close on plays quickly. Plus he has a great motor and the desire to get better. [Reported by Matt Barrows of]

Terry Poole, OT/OG, San Diego State: Poole played tackle at the collegiate level but will likely fit best at guard in the NFL. He actually posted surprising numbers at the combine, including a 5.09 40-yard dash. He is likely a day three or undrafted free agent target for the Eagles if they can’t land one of the higher rated offensive linemen on their board. [Reported by Bo Marchionte of Football Outsiders]

Jeremiah Poutasi, OT/OG, Utah: Another former tackle in college, Poutasi will play best as a guard in the NFL. He’s not the greatest athlete, so a move inside will help but he’s powerful and shows great power when he’s allowed to fire off the ball. That type of power could really be used along the Eagles’ offensive line at guard to replace former starter Todd Herremans. He’s another day three target for the birds. [Reported by]

La’el Collins, OT/OG, LSU: Like the previously mentioned Ray, Collins is likely out of the Eagles’ range barring a trade up in the draft. But he is an absolute mauler in the running game and could immediately step in and start for Philadelphia. Some question his fit in a zone blocking scheme, but I believe Collins will do just fine. He proved he’s a good enough athlete at the combine, just needs to work on his hand placement in pass protection, which could be masked a bit at guard. [Reported by Aaron Wilson of]

Donovan Smith, OT/OG, Penn State: Although he started 31 games at left tackle at Penn State, Smith will likely move to guard at the next level. He already has the frame and skill-set to play guard so the transition should be an easy one. Smith also excels at zone blocking to his side so if he makes the move inside, that should certainly help, especially in the Eagles’ system. He also posted a very impressive 4.98 40-yard dash at his pro day. Smith could be a target with the Eagles’ third round pick or early on day three. [Reported by Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun]

Joe Cardona, LS, Navy: Of course I had to save the best for last, Cardona is a long snapper…seriously, that’s all I got. [Reported by Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun]

Be sure to check back here for any updates on the prospects that will be visiting the Philadelphia Eagles prior to the 2015 NFL Draft!

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