Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Small School Prospects To Watch For In The 2015 NFL Draft

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Jan 24, 2015; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad offensive tackle Ali Marpet of Hobart (50) enters the field during player introductions before the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The North won, 34-13. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports

Ali Marpet, Hobart

Going in to the Senior Bowl, not many people knew who Hobart guard Ali Marpet was. But following the week of practices and the game, he was on every team’s radar. He followed up that performance with an outstanding showing at the combine, posting the best 40-yard dash of any offensive linemen, clocking in at 4.98 seconds. Marpet also looked great in positional drills and added a 7.33 three-cone drill and 4.47 20-yard shuttle times as well.

The Eagles traveled to upstate New York to watch Marpet at Hobart’s pro day. But they didn’t send just anyone, they sent offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland, who actually ran the drills at the event. That shows the Eagles interest in Marpet is pretty serious and rightfully so. With his size at 6’4″, 307 lbs. combined with his athletic ability, he’d be a perfect fit at guard in the Eagles’ offense. He’ll likely be selected somewhere during day two of the draft but would be an ideal replacement for former starter Todd Herremans and could immediately start in Philadelphia.

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