Now that day one of the 2015 NFL Draft is in the books, it’s time to turn our attention to the final two days of the event. Of course, let’s not forget the Philadelphia Eagles first round draft pick, wide receiver Nelson Agholor. He’s an incredibly talented, versatile player that will be a dangerous weapon for year’s to come in head coach Chip Kelly’s uptempo offense. Now that the Eagles have addressed their need at wide receiver, they can focus on their next glaring weaknesses, defensive back and offensive line. So which players can the Eagles target on day two of the draft and how do people feel about Agholor landing in Philadelphia? All that and more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!
Nelson Agholor, Your Newest Eagle – Tommy Lawlor of IgglesBlitz.com
"Agholor isn’t your typical college WR. He played in a pro style system and understands how to run routes to get open instead of relying on scheme or running a ton of WR screens. Agholor isn’t special physically, but has a good combination of size, speed and skill. He knows how to get open. He has good hands and catches the ball away from his body. Agholor has good feet. He has very good body control, which I think is the most critical trait in good receivers. He is an inconsistent blocker, but does a good job at times. He certainly isn’t shy about contact. He will work the middle of the field and is comfortable catching the ball in traffic. Agholor is an effective downfield receiver as well. He has the speed to get deep and tracks the ball well. He can also adjust to passes that are off-target."
Eagles 65-man draft board, updated – Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com
"The first round of the NFL Draft is in the books, and the Eagles were unable to trade up to select Marcus Mariota. Instead, after missing out on Chip Kelly’s Oregon protege, the Eagles stood pat at pick number 20 and selected USC WR Nelson Agholor. Round Two will commence Friday night, and there are still plenty of appealing players who could be on the board when the Eagles pick at 52nd overall, assuming they don’t trade up or back."
Nelson Agholor on Eagles coach Chip Kelly’s radar for years – Phil Sheridan of ESPN.com
"Chip Kelly and Nelson Agholor had crossed paths before.When Agholor was going to high school in Tampa, Florida, Kelly recruited him. After Agholor selected USC, he played against Oregon during his freshman year. The kid Kelly remembered from Tampa turned out to be a pretty good college player.“He had six catches for 162 yards right in front of my face,” Kelly said Thursday night after selecting the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Agholor in the first round of the draft. “I knew he was a productive player when he walked in as a freshman. And he just kept getting better and better.”"
Price to move up in draft too steep for Chip Kelly – Jeff McLane of Philly.com
"Chip Kelly said he never got close to buying his dream home, but if he drove all the way from the No. 20 neighborhood to the No. 2 neighborhood, then why get in the car in the first place?The Eagles coach wanted Marcus Mariota desperately; that is not in dispute. Kelly said he never got very far in discussions with the Titans for the former Oregon quarterback. But various reports had him offering a package of picks and players that would have been the definition of mortgaging the future."
What Can Philadelphia Eagles Expect from Nelson Agholor in 2015? – Cody Swartz of BleacherReport.com
"At this point, it’s likely that the Eagles will roll in 2015 with Sam Bradford at the helm, and Kelly’s first move was to get his new quarterback the best available wide receiver.USC’s Nelson Agholor is a player Kelly worked out twice, and Agholor has eerily similar measurables to recently departed receiver Jeremy Maclin, a player who put up 1,318 yards for last year’s Eagles and made the Pro Bowl."
Following the first round, it only makes sense to share the tweet that introduced wide receiver Nelson Agholor as the newest member of the Philadelphia Eagles!
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