Day 3 Targets For the Eagles
The Eagles are scheduled to have three more picks:
Round 6 (No. 191)
Round 6 (No. 196)
Round 7 (No. 237)
Here are some potential targets.
Derron Smith, S, Fresno State – I’m surprised we haven’t heard him linked to the Eagles. Smith (5-10/200) is not the biggest guy, but per NFL.com, he has excellent man cover skills and good ball skills when playing center field. Smith did not participate in the combine as he recovered from sports hernia surgery. Maybe there’s a medical issue. Maybe he doesn’t fit their size requirements. Or maybe the Eagles are interested in Smith, but it hasn’t been reported.
Alani Fua, OLB, BYU – An intriguing, versatile option who reportedly came in for an official visit. Fua (6-5/238) could stand to add some bulk, but has the frame the Eagles covet at outside linebacker. The Eagles have not yet added an OLB.
Obum Gwacham, OLB, Oregon State – He fits the bill of what the Eagles are looking for on Day 3 of the draft. Gwacham (6-5, 246) is a fantastic athlete who just made the switch from offense to defense last year. He’s also considered an extremely high character prospect, and the Eagles had him in for an official visit.
Justin Coleman, CB, Tennessee – His spider chart looks somewhat similar to Jaylen Watkins. Coleman (5-11/185/4.53) has experience playing both inside and outside. His 40 wasn’t great, but he tested well in a number of other areas. Writes NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein: “Could be tough to cut based on toughness and ability to play on special teams.” Coleman is projected to go in the fifth or sixth round.
Julian Wilson, CB, Oklahoma – When Ed Marynowitz described his philosophy on late-round picks, he mentioned looking for physical traits and a willingness to develop/take coaching. Wilson (6-2/205/4.58) could fit the bill. He has the length to be a press corner and earned Academic All-Big 12 honors four years in a row. Wilson could be an option in the sixth or seventh round.
Randall Evans, CB, Kansas State – Another guy who could warrant a look in the sixth or seventh round. Evans (6-0/195/4.44 Pro Day) walked on at Kansas State but developed into a first-team All Big 12 selection. He has experience playing nickel, corner and safety. Evans graduated with a double major and was reportedly one of the players the Eagles brought in for an official visit.
Travis Raciti, DL, San Jose State – This isn’t a need position, but Raciti (6-5/285) could be an option for the Eagles in the later rounds. He’s got the length they covet from their two-gapping defensive linemen, and the team brought him in for an official visit.
Darryl Roberts, CB, Marshall – Excellent measurables (6-0/182/4.39 Pro Day) and a player the Eagles brought in for an official visit. He’s one more cornerback who could draw interest on Day 3.
R.J. Harris, New Hampshire – I can’t wait for #unhbias to be trending on Twitter. Harris (6-0, 200) was a highly productive receiver, totaling 310 catches for 4,328 yards and 36 touchdowns in his college career. Last season, Harris caught 100 balls for 1,551 yards and 15 touchdowns. From a size perspective, he falls in line with many of the prospects in this class, and Harris showed the ability to make plays downfield. He could be an option as a late-round pick.
Randall Telfer, TE, USC – He’s a run-blocking tight end who could get a look in the late rounds. Telfer (6-4/250) is considered a high-character prospect, and he played in the Pac-12. He was not a prolific receiver in college, but could be a potential complement to Zach Ertz.