Joeckel, Milliner, Escobar To Visit Eagles

A few new names to add to the Eagles’ list of official visits: Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner and San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar.

NFL Network’s Albert Breer reported the Joeckel and Milliner interest. Tony Pauline had the Escobar nugget.

We profiled Joeckel back in February. The 6-foot-6, 310-pounder is considered the best or second-best offensive tackle prospect in the draft (along with Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher). It would be a huge upset if he didn’t go in the top five, and there’s a good chance Andy Reid and the Chiefs could take him first overall.

If Joeckel happens to slip to No. 4, the Eagles would have to give strong consideration to making him their pick.

We profiled Milliner a couple weeks ago. At 6 feet, 201 pounds, he’s considered the top cornerback prospect in the draft. But in the last 10 years, only two corners have gone in the top five, and both had return ability. Milliner might be more of a possibility if the Eagles trade down.

Escobar is an intriguing prospect. The 6-foot-6, 254-pounder caught 42 balls for 543 yards last season, scoring six touchdowns. Like most at his position, Escobar is considered more of a pass-catcher than a blocker. But he could have the versatile skill set that Chip Kelly covets.

Earlier this offseason, the Eagles signed tight end James Casey from the Texans. They’ve also got Brent Celek and Clay Harbor on the roster, but Harbor is no lock to make the team.

Below is a Draftbreakdown.com cut-up of Escobar from a 2012 game against Boise State.

Click here for a full list of reported Eagles draft visits and prospect workouts.

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