Eagles Pre-Draft Prospect Tracker

NCAA Football: Vanderbilt at Texas A&M

[Updated 4/27]

NFL teams are allowed to host 30 prospects for official visits leading up to the draft.

Below is a list of guys the Eagles reportedly have had in, along with notes on each.


Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M (NFL.com) – Evans (6-5, 231) told NFL.com that the Eagles were one of the teams that’s scheduled a private workout with him. He is extremely long (35 1/8-inch arms) and was productive as a senior with 69 catches for 1,394 yards and 12 touchdowns. Evans ran a 4.53 at the combine and is expected to be a first-round pick.

Deone Bucannon, S, Washington State (CBSSports.com) – The 6-foot-1, 211-pounder needs to prove himself has a cover guy, but he had three interceptions against Oregon during his college career.

Jaylen Watkins, DB, Florida (Birds 24/7) – The 6-foot, 194-pounder started nine games last year – three at cornerback and six at safety. He ran a 4.41 at the combine.

Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana (Tony Pauline) – Latimer (6-2, 215) had 72 catches for 1,096 yards and nine touchdowns last year. NFL.com projects him as a mid-round pick.

Taylor Hart, DL, Oregon (Oregon Live) – Hart (6-6, 281) played for Kelly and defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro at Oregon. He would be a backup defensive end in Billy Davis’ scheme. Hart is considered a mid-to-late round pick.

Trey Hopkins, OG, Texas (Alex Dunlap) – Hopkins (6-3, 305) was an AP All-Big 12 first team selection last season. The Eagles are always looking for offensive line depth, and Evan Mathis and Todd Herremans are both on the plus side of 30. Hopkins could be a late-round pick or undrafted free agent.

Jordan Tripp, LB, Montana (NFL.com) – The 6-3, 234-pounder would be an inside linebacker in the Eagles’ 3-4. He’s a very good athlete who can cover. Tripp is expected to be a mid-to-late round pick. More on him here.

Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State (Adam Caplan) – The monster wide receiver (6-5, 240) had 54 catches for 1,011 yards and 15 touchdowns last season, but did not test well athletically at the combine. More here on Benjamin.

Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma (Adam Caplan) – He performed well at the Senior Bowl, but then suffered a torn ACL. Colvin is unlikely to contribute in 2014, but was considered a Day 2 pick before the injury.

Marqise Lee, WR, USC (Fox Sports) – The 6-foot, 192-pounder lit Chip Kelly’s Oregon teams up in college. Lee ran a 4.52 at the combine, but with some of the bigger names likely to be taken earlier in the first round, he’s an option at No. 22.

Larry Webster, OLB/TE, Bloomsburg (Tony Pauline) – The measurables on Webster are off the chart. At 6-6, 252 pounds, he ran a 4.58 40 at the combine. Webster has a 36.5-inch vertical leap, long arms (33 1/2 inches) and big hands (10 1/8 inches). He played basketball for four seasons and football the last two. Webster had 13.5 sacks in 2012 and was a finalist for small school defensive player of the year in 2013. Teams are looking at him as a tight end in addition to edge rusher.

Marcus Martin, G/C, USC (Aaron Wilson) – The 6-3, 320-pounder started 35 games in three seasons with the Trojans. He played guard for two years and then moved to center. Martin is projected to be a second- or third-round pick.

Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA (Birds 24/7) – The 6-foot-4, 255-pounder had 23.5 sacks in his last two seasons for the Bruins. He is expected to be a first-round pick.

Marcus Smith, OLB, Louisville (FoxSports.com) – Smith started his career as a quarterback before moving to the defensive side of the ball. He finished second in the nation with 14.5 sacks in 2013 and is athletic enough to drop back into coverage. Smith projects as a Day 2 or Day 3 pick.

Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU (Sirius XM) – The 5-11, 198-pounder ran a 4.43 at the combine and was voted college football’s most versatile player last year. He can line up inside or outside and has ability as a return man. Beckham is projected to be a first-round pick and could be off the board by the time the Eagles pick. More here on Beckham.

Spencer Long, OL, Nebraska (Adam Caplan) – The 6-5, 320-pounder played right guard for the Cornhuskers and started 33 games. He suffered an MCL injury six games into last season. Long is expected to be a mid-round pick.

Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech (Atlanta Journal Constitution) – Attaochu (6-3, 252) began his career as a rush linebacker, but when Georgia Tech moved to a 4-3, he played defensive end. He totaled 22.5 sacks the past two seasons. More here on Attaochu.

Christian Kirksey, ILB, Iowa (Tony Pauline) – The 6-foot-2, 233-pounder was a three-year starter for the Hawkeyes. He was a two-time captain, and while Kirksey’s measurables don’t jump off the page, he could be a mid-round option for the Birds. More here on Kirksey.

Telvin Smith, LB/S, Florida State (Aaron Wilson) – A hybrid player, Smith (6-3, 218) played linebacker for the Seminoles, but some project him to safety at the next level. Smith can run and make plays. He had 9.5 tackles for loss last season.

Kevin Norwood, WR, Alabama (USA Today) – The 6-2, 198-pounder had 38 catches for 568 yards and seven touchdowns last season. He ran a 4.48 at the combine and is expected to be a mid-round pick.

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  • Token

    This is like the 25th time ive seen that picture used on here lol.

  • Andy124

    I’d love to be a fly on the wall when the Eagles FO gets together and decided who to use their 30 visits on. I would just love to know the entire thought process involved, but I doubt they’ll ever give us an inside look at those conversations.

  • The R

    Let’s hope and pray brandin cooks had a visit that we don’t know of

    • John E. Zang

      I think that’s their way of tricking people into thinking they’re not interested. Out of all the smaller receivers in this draft he’s tops in my book. He’s built well for his size and you can’t say anything bad about his production. He’s a can’t miss pick I think.

      • Pennguino

        I think he is a faster more finesse version of Steve Smith. More explosive but less Bad azz. Well built good hands.

    • SuM

      Chip didn’t spend much time out west. You don’t see many PAC-10 guys on that list, unless he wanted a closer look, mainly because he knows them. He had a big leg up in scouting those players.

  • Tautalatasi Jr.

    Where’s Geagle? My “throne” time has been cut at least 60 percent since he left

    • IAteLunchToday

      I’m assuming you do know that he was banned. He apparently is over at igglesblitz. It’s funny because I was skimming the comments over there and there was a comment saying they needed to change their handles to GEAGLE so that he would have all the comments instead of just 70 percent or something like that.

      It’s interesting because you definitely sense his absence here and I’m certain they notice his presence over there.

      • Tautalatasi Jr.

        For sure. I did see him over at IB not the same as when he was over here. He must’ve done something crazy to get kicked out. In any case these way less to read over here

  • Cobb215

    Round 1: Brandon Cooks, WR, Oregon State

    Round 2: Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech

    Round 3: Jaylen Watkins, CB, Florida

    Round 4: De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon

    Round 5: Marqueston
    Huff, FS, Wyoming

    Round 7: Trey
    Hopkins, OG, Texas

  • addicted2mula

    All WRs but one is tall im happy to see. We need another big WR. I would like to see Mike Evans on the squuuuad

    • John E. Zang

      I’m with you on the size thing but I don’t want them to reach on a guy just because he has size. If Cooks is there and they want a WR in the first round, they shouldn’t pass him up. Highly productive player, he’s supposed to be a team guy, has top speed, and runs good routes. If had to guess there’s good reason he hasn’t visited. Chip knows all about him and they don’t want people knowing that’s their guy.

      • addicted2mula

        You might be right. As much as I’m going to miss WhoSean but a similar guy like him but bigger I feel is better

      • botto

        i think he’s going to the jets probably, unfortunatley….

  • Rick H

    I really enjoy the draft process. It has become a real hobby of mine. So I watch the film on these guys as much as is available. The one guy that really impressed me just as a guy that makes plays and is fast, hits hard and just a good player on defense is Telvin Smith!
    He also flies into the backfield on both passing & running downs. Yes he is really light for a linebacker 6’3″ 218 but I would take him.
    The one thing you can’t tell with any player is their football intellect and true commitment. Yes there are exceptions to this but generally speaking this holds true.
    So I would take Smith. Where? I don’t know. 4th through 7th but i can’t judge that.

  • IAteLunchToday

    Probably a dumb question, but I don’t remember Chip going to all these pro days and scouting as much last year. Was that just because the draft was two weeks sooner and the media had more interesting stuff to write about like what is it going to be like with Chip? Or was it more that he was trying to scout his own players and now he’s more settled and has more time on his hands?

    • oreofestar

      Well ther are less targets for the 4th pick than 22nd

      • oreofestar

        plus maybe there are just more players he is interested in I mean chances are they have maybe 6 players they would draft at 4 while there are waaay more options at 22

        • IAteLunchToday

          That makes sense, too. Thanks.

    • PhillySean

      Deeper draft and more time. Plus this time last year Kelly was only months into his very first year as an NFL head coach. This year has to be easier in terms of having head space for talent evaluation.

  • thompsontime

    I would be beyond happy if our draft turned out like this
    Your score is: 4161 (GRADE: B+)

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 22: Odell Beckham, WR, LSU (A)
    Round 2 Pick 22: Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 22: Jordan Tripp, OLB, Montana (B)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Jaylen Watkins, CB, Florida (A)
    Round 6 Pick 2 (WASH): Taylor Hart, DE, Oregon (C-)
    Round 6 Pick 29 (JAX): Deandre Coleman, DT, California (A-)
    Round 6 Pick 32 (SEA): Jeff Janis, WR, Saginaw Valley (A)
    Round 7 Pick 2 (WASH): Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma (D+)
    Round 7 Pick 23 (DAL): De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon (B)
    Round 7 Pick 32 (OAK): Wesley Johnson, OT, Vanderbilt (C+)

  • hillbillybirdsfan

    I stayed off of that dang website as long as I could. I do try my best not to post too many of these hehe.

    Your Picks:

    Round 2 Pick 6 (T.B.): Marqise Lee, WR, Southern California (A)

    Round 2 Pick 30 (N.E.): Kyle Van Noy, OLB, Brigham Young (A)

    Round 3 Pick 5 (T.B.): Marcus Smith, DE, Louisville (A-)

    Round 3 Pick 22: Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (A)

    Round 4 Pick 15 (NYJ): Jaylen Watkins, CB, Florida (A)

    Round 4 Pick 22: Dion Bailey, FS, Southern California (A)

    Round 5 Pick 22: Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers (A)

    Round 7 Pick 22: Calvin Barnett, DT, Oklahoma State (A-)

    Your Future Picks:

    2015 Round 1 Pick

    2016 Round 1 Pick

  • anthony

    I want them to trade up for Mike evans. Big tall reciever looks good next j mac