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Eagles 2020 Senior Bowl Practice Notes From Day 1

While we still wait for the announcement of the next offensive coordinator, defensive backs coach and defensive line coach, Eagles scouts and coaches were in attendance on Tuesday for the first Senior Bowl practice of 2020. During these practices, Scouts, GM's and coaches get their chance to take a look at some of the top seniors coming out of college with plans to play in the NFL. The practices are the meat of the event, with the game coming at the end of the week.

At the conclusion of the first practice, Eagles scouts and personnel were seen meeting with 11 players from both the North and South rosters.

Jauan Jennings | WR | Tennessee | 6'3 208 lbs (source)

A 5th year senior, Jennings is a big bodied wideout with decent route-running ability. I see a ton of Alshon Jeffrey in this guy -- a possession receiver who can help move the sticks. Also has decent enough speed and route running ability to get open 10-15 yards down field. He had two knee surgeries while at UT, and was dismissed from the team during the 2017 season, before being reinstated last season. He was also suspended for the first half of the Vol's bowl game for stepping on the head of a Vanderbilt player, who had his helmet knocked off. Jennings seems to have some baggage, which will likely affect where he gets drafted.

Current Projection: 4th-6th Round

Benito Jones | DT | Ole Miss | 6'1 329 lbs (source)

Jones was a force in the middle for the Rebels, and consistently set the line of scrimmage. He racked up 10.5 sacks and 31 tackles for loss in 49 career collegiate games. Jones would be a prototypical DT in Jim Schwartz's scheme.

Current Projection: 3rd-4th Round

Antonio Gibson | WR/RB | Memphis | 6'2 220 lbs (source)

As a jack of all trades, master of none - Gibson is expected to slide into the day three conversation. Gibson caught a whopping 38 passes for 735 yards, and 8 touchdowns. He also rushed the ball 33 times for 369 yards for an additional 4 touchdowns. Please, do NOT let the Saints get their hands on this guy.

Current Projection: 5th-7th Round

Dane Jackson | DB | Pitt | 6'0 190lbs (source)

A lanky DB that made 41 tackles (28 solo), 12 pass breakups and an interception during the 2019 CFB season. He started every single game for the Pitt Panthers over the past three seasons, and has the talent to become a regular contributor on Sundays.

Current Projection: 4th-5th Round

K'Von Wallace | S | Clemson | 5'11 205 lbs (source)

A Clemson safety product is always enticing, thanks to Brian Dawkins. While smaller in size, Wallace was still asked to play all over in Brent Venables' Tiger defense. The Eagles need to start looking for the next safety with the age of their group now. No better to learn from than Malcolm Jenkins (and maybe B-Dawk himself if the team asks him to coach up a fellow Tiger/Eagle).

Current Projection: 4th-5th Round

Larrell Murchison | DT | NC State | 6'3 291 lbs (source)

Finding success in the ACC, Murchison looked to build off a strong 2018 season. However, in 2019 he was exposed more as a guy who lacks the strength to be a true DT. Welcome to the Philadelphia Eagles Larrell! Murchison's skill-set could pair well on a defensive line that rotates a ton of players in and out, where he could play different roles.

Current Projection: 2nd-3rd Round

Sean McKeon | TE | Michigan | 6'5 246 lbs (source)

Don't be fooled, this is not a Zach Ertz or a Dallas Goedert. McKeon is an in-line blocking tight end with the ability to surprise a defense with a pass catch or two. Since the Eagles like to involve their tight ends in the passing game, he'd only be worth bringing in as an undrafted guy and if he gets to work on his route-running and on the JUGS machine.

Current Projection: 7th Round/UDFA

Adam Trautman | TE | Dayton | 6'6 253 lbs (source)

65 catches, 859 yards, 13 TDs in 11 games -- that was his 2019 season. THIS is your Zach Ertz, not McLeon. Trautman can get up the seams, and is great over the middle while working in traffic. Watch this name creep up draft boards before April's draft.

Current Projection: 5th-6th Round

Bradlee Anae | DE | Utah | 6'3 265 lbs (source)

Anae has nice burst, and quick hands, and a high motor. Unfortunately, scouts say he will stand up too often and gets exposed. If drafted that would be something the new defensive line coach will have to work with.

Current Projection: 4th Round

Trevis Gipson | DE | Tulsa | 6'4 268 lbs (source)

PFF's highest graded AAC edge run defender (for what it's worth) in 2018, finished his 2019 campaign with 49 tackles, and eight sacks. With a strong practice this week, Gipson has the potential to creep up some draft boards.

Current Projection: 7th Round/UDFA

Shea Patterson | QB | Michigan | 6'2 205 lbs (source)

Patterson is not going to be a franchise QB in the NFL. He does, however, have value as a spread offense QB that ran a ton of run pass option concepts. He could be a very interesting developmental pick if he lasts that late in the draft.

Current Projection: 7th Round/UDFA

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