Eagles Day 3 Potential Draft Targets
The Eagles are scheduled to make six picks today: No. 101 (fourth round), No. 136 (fifth round), No. 210 (seventh round), No. 212 (seventh round), No. 218 (seventh round) and No. 239 (seventh round).
The action gets started at noon.
Here’s a look at who’s still on the board:
Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse – Some thought he would be a first-round pick, but the Malvern Prep product is still on the board on Day 3. Doesn’t seem like a great fit for Chip Kelly’s offense, but perhaps the Eagles will see value in Nassib (6-2, 227) at some point.
Matt Scott, QB, Arizona – Was not a great player in college, but is one of the few QB prospects who has the skill set to run the read option. Kelly recruited him, and Scott (6-2, 213) was on the same team as Nick Foles in college.
Zac Dysert, QB, Miami (Ohio) – Another QB the Eagles did their pre-draft homework on. Dysert (6-3, 231) is not considered an option quarterback but is said to have good-enough mobility.
Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State – Through the first three rounds, the Eagles have stuck to their board, but that has meant no defensive backs. Thomas led the nation with eight interceptions last year and also showed the ability to play up near the line of scrimmage with 12 tackles for loss, third among all defensive backs. Thomas (6-0, 208) reportedly had a private workout with the Eagles. He could be the Eagles’ first pick of the day.
Baccari Rambo, S, Georgia – Another safety to keep an eye on. Rambo (6-0, 211) dealt with off-the-field issues with the Bulldogs, but flashed the talent to warrant an All-SEC nod as a junior.
Duke Williams, S, Nevada – Dealt with off-field issues, but is 6-0, 190 and ran a 4.52 at the Combine.
Earl Wolff, S, NC State – A three-year starter and All-ACC selection as a senior. Wolff (5-11, 209) ran a 4.44 at the Combine.
Don Jones, S, Arkansas State – The Eagles reportedly held a private workout with him. At 5-11, 191, Jones ran a 4.42 and a 4.40 at his Pro Day. Could be a late-round pick or undrafted free agent.
B.W. Webb, CB, William & Mary – Some thought he could potentially be a second-round pick, but Webb (5-10, 184) is still on the board.
Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State – Pac-12 prospect ran a 4.54 at the Combine and intercepted seven passes last season. Poyer (6-0, 191) also has ability as a return man.
Sanders Commings, CB, Georgia – The Eagles held a private pre-draft workout with him. Commings (6-0, 216) ran a 4.41 at the Combine, but has dealt with some off-the-field issues.
Brandon McGee, CB, Miami – The Eagles held a private workout with him too. McGee (5-11, 193) ran a 4.40 at the Combine and could be a late-round target.
Chase Thomas, OLB, Stanford – Look for the Eagles to add a couple linebackers today. Thomas (6-3, 244) was twice named a first-team All-Pac 12 selection.
Michael Mauti, LB, Penn State – Suffered a knee injury late last season. Perhaps Kelly gave his old pal Bill O’Brien a call and will take a flier on the Nittany Lion.
Mike Catapano, OLB, Princeton – The Eagles held a private workout with him. Catapano (6-3, 271) ran a 4.75 at his Pro Day.
Jesse Williams, DL, Alabama – Some thought he could be a late first-round pick. He dealt with a knee injury, which could explain the slip. Can play nose or the 5-technique.
Quanterus Smith, OLB, Western Kentucky – He had 12.5 sacks through 10 games last season before tearing his ACL. The Eagles had Smith (6-5, 250) in for an official visit.
Joe Kruger, DE/OLB,Utah – The Eagles had him in for a visit. The brother of Paul, Kruger (6-6, 269, 34 3/8-inch arms) has excellent length.
Kwame Geathers, DL, Georgia – The Eagles will continue to add bodies to the defensive line. They held a private workout with Geathers (6-5, 342) and recently acquired his brother, Clifton, from the Colts.
Quinton Dial, DL, Alabama – Another defensive line option. Dial (6-5, 318, 34 1/2-inch arms) was one of the Eagles’ 30 official visits.
Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M – Very productive college player with 233 catches and 23 touchdowns the past three seasons. Swope (6-0, 205) ran a 4.34 40 and would be a tough cover in the slot. A very serious issue though is his history of concussions. According to the Houston Chronicle, he’s suffered four.
Denard Robinson, WR, Michigan – Obviously a bit of a project, but someone’s going to take a shot on the former Michigan QB. Ran a 4.43 at the Combine and projects as a versatile slot receiver.
Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina – The Eagles did their homework on him pre-draft and hosted him at the NovaCare Complex. Lattimore might not play a snap in 2013, but could warrant a flier, depending on his medical.
Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon – Kelly hasn’t taken an Oregon player yet. Barner could add some depth behind LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown. He obviously knows Kelly’s system.
Kerwynn Williams, RB, Utah St. – Ran for 1,512 yards last season and also caught 45 balls. Williams (5-8, 195) ran a 4.48 at the Combine.
Brian Schwenke, G/C, California – Just because the Eagles added Lane Johnson doesn’t mean they’re done with offensive linemen. Schwenke (6-3, 314) played against Kelly in the Pac-12 and tested well at the Combine, showing good athleticism. He can play guard or center and has a “mean streak” according to Greg Cosell of NFL Films.
Khaled Holmes, G/C, USC – Another Pac-12 prospect who’s played multiple positions. The Eagles reportedly held a private workout with the 6-3, 302-pounder.