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Eagles Interview Seven Prospects at Tuesday's Shrine Game Practice

Updated: Jan 16, 2020

Eagles scouts have been zeroing in on Shrine Game participants this week down in St. Petersburg, Florida. On Monday, team representatives interviewed four defensive prospects after the practice. After Tuesday's practice, Eagles reps interviewed a total of seven prospects (three on the West team and four on the East team).

Here is a look at who they interviewed on Tuesday and why the Eagles might have had interest in them:

West Team

Cohl Cabral | C | Arizona State | 6'5 304lbs

Cabral was a Rimington Trophy and Outland Trophy favorite heading into the 2019 season. In 2018, he was a Second Team Pac-12 All-Conference selection, and was part of an offensive line that helped running back Eno Benjamin complete a record-breaking season. Jason Kelce's future is unclear, but even if he does continue his playing career, we know that it won't be for much longer. The Eagles need to start experimenting with centers and seeing who could become Kelce's eventual successor, and Cabral could certainly be a guy the Eagles want to test out.

Current Projection: 7th Round/UDFA

Carter O'Donnell | OT | Alberta | 6'6 315lbs

There isn't much known about O'Donnell publicly. The only known info online is that he currently rates as a top 15 prospect for the CFL Draft, and was recently named on the U Sports All-Canadian team. This is why this week down in Florida is extremely important for a player like him, as he can prove he can make a NFL roster and compete for a spot on the main 53-man team. If he does not make it in the NFL, it appears he has a job waiting for him in the Canadian Football League.

Current Projection: 7th Round/UDFA

Raequan Williams | DT | Michigan State | 6'4 302lbs

The Eagles entered the 2019 season expecting to have solid depth at defensive tackle with Fletcher Cox, Malik Jackson and Tim Jernigan on the roster. But all three have been dealing with injuries and the latter two missed significant time. The team absolutely can not go through another year without healthy depth at the position. Williams has shown off pass rushing and run stuffing traits in college, and both would come in handy for this Eagles team. In 50 games as a Spartan, Williams collected 160 tackles (29 for loss), 11.5 sacks, eight passes defended, and three forced fumbles.

Current Projection: 4th-5th Round

East Team

Lavert Hill | CB | Michigan | 5'11 181lbs

He doesn't have the size for what you want in an outside corner, but he certainly plays well out there. He is still able to get his hands on the ball and disrupt plays when teams try to take advantage of his (lack of) height. In 46 career games, Hill has accumulated 57 tackles (seven for loss), 29 passes defended, six interceptions, and one fumble recovery.

Current Projection: Day Three Selection

Cameron Clark | G | Charlotte | 6'4 300lbs

Clark was an offensive captain for the Charlotte 49ers the past two seasons, and was starter since 2017. He holds the school-record for career games played (49), and was the starting left tackle the program's first-ever bowl game. His accolades include:

•2019 First Team all-Conference USA by league’s coaches

•2019 First team all-C-USA by Phil Steele

•2019 Second team all-C-USA by Pro Football Focus

•First-team all-C-USA by Pro Football Focus in 2018

•C-USA’s highest graded run blocker by Pro Football Focus in 2018

•2017 Offensive MVP

With Jason Peters potentially not returning, the Eagles need to add a tackle to the roster who will compete for a spot on the 53-man active roster. Jordan Mailata is likely to become the winner of the backup role, but the team still wants to add as much help on the offensive line as it can. Clark would be an interesting guy to watch if the team were to add him.

Current Projection: 7th Round/UDFA

Freddie Swain | WR | Florida | 6'0 199lbs

In 47 career games at Florida, Swain caught 68 passes for 517 yards and 15 touchdowns. He excelled this season when the team decided to move him to the slot. With Nelson Agholor likely on his way out the door, the Eagles are looking for a replacement at slot. Greg Ward is an obvious candidate, but the team might look to find a late-rounder who would compete for the job. Swain would certainly fall into that category.

Current Projection: 7th Round/UDFA

Austin Edwards | DE | Ferris State | 6'3 280lbs

Edwards claimed All-America honors as one of the nation's top defensive ends in 2018, and was a nominee for the Cliff Harris National Small College Defensive Player of the Year Award. This season he played in 13 games, resulting in 64 tackles (17.5 for loss), 10.5 sacks, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. There isn't much known about Edwards publicly after those stats that were mentioned, but that is why this week down in Florida is extremely important for a player like him.

Current Projection: 7th Round/UDFA



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