Eagles Check Out USC WR, Tennessee QB
USC wide receiver Robert Woods had an official visit with the Eagles, according to Pro Football Talk.
Woods (6-0, 201) had 76 catches for 846 yards and 11 touchdowns last year. He had 111 receptions for 1,292 yards and 15 scores the previous season and totaled 32 TDs in three years.
When asked to compare his game to a current NFL player, Woods said, “I would say Reggie Wayne. He’s smaller, one type of receiver. He’s not like a Calvin Johnson or Larry Fitzgerald, but he’s making plays all around the field, and I can see myself similar to him.”
Woods ran a 4.51 40 at the Combine in Indy. He also has experience as a returner.
Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is of course familiar with Woods, having coached against him in the Pac-12. In three games against Oregon, Woods caught 20 balls for 183 yards and three touchdowns.
Wide receiver isn’t a pressing need for the Birds, but it’s an area where they could look to upgrade. DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin figure to hold down the starting jobs, but Maclin is scheduled to be a free agent after the 2013 season.
The Eagles also have Jason Avant, Riley Cooper, Damaris Johnson and newly acquired Arrelious Benn, but none of the four is guaranteed a roster spot.
Woods is expected to be a second-round pick.
Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray is visiting the Eagles today, according to SI.com’s Don Banks.
Bray (6-6, 232) is a classic drop-back quarterback with a big arm. He completed 59.4 percent of his passes for 34 touchdowns and 12 interceptions last season. Having run a 5.05 40 at the Combine, he doesn’t fit the mold of a typical “Chip Kelly quarterback” but apparently, the Eagles are doing their due diligence on this class of QBs.
Bray is expected to be a mid-round pick.
Hat tip to Tommy Lawlor, who is a doing a great job of keeping up with the visits and workouts.
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