Updated: Apr 1
335 players are invited to the NFL combine. Each team is allotted 45 official player interviews, lasting only 18 minutes each. When a team uses a player interview on a guy - you can expect there is real interest. The Eagles have met with a number of wideouts early this year, an exciting thing to see for fans. While there are official interviews, teams can unofficially meet with a player. While this is more informal, it is still worth noting. Here is a list of the players who the Eagles have met with so far.
Amik Robertson, DB, Louisiana Tech (Source)
Even though he is not working out at the combine, Robertson has been garnering interest from NFL teams. Robertson is an undersized guy at 5'9 183lbs, but is a ball hawk. He has 14 career interceptions, returning 3 of those to the house. He also has 36 pass defenses; 16 alone in 2019, tied for the most in the NCAA. The easy projection here would be the Honey Badger, Tyrann Mathieu - whom he likened his style to. Projected as a slot corner, Robertson is expected to be a day 2 selection.
Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn (Source)
If you paired Brown up alongside Fletcher Cox, the Eagles will most likely lead the NFL in sacks for the next 4 years. Brown is a disruptor inside and continuously needed to be doubled in college. You cannot double Cox and Brown, so imagine the numbers BG and Barnett will put up. Brown is a projected top 10 pick, and the Eagles would need to seriously jump in the draft to secure him.
Quez Watkins, WR, Southern Miss (Source)
Watkins is a sleeper out of Southern Miss, a fast sleeper. Watkins is a speedy receiver who can go up and get the football as well. Expect him to be a day three pick, where the Eagles have six of their ten picks.
Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama (Source)
A fan favorite, Ruggs really has a chance to become that next "Tyreek Hill". If he falls to the Eagles at 21, Howie Roseman will be doing kart wheels in the war room. Don't count out the team trading up in the draft to take Ruggs, if they see him as that special. You can read our full draft profile on Ruggs here.
Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan (Source)
Big bodied wideout that jumps out of the gym. DPJ is most likely a late day two or early day three pick.
Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor (Source)
A ton of scouts are super high on Mims. He would come in and fill the "Alshon role" (aka the X receiver) due to his catch radius. Expect Mims to be selected late in the first or early in the second.
Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU (Source)
A personal favorite in this year's draft, Jefferson reminds me a ton of Michael Thomas. Jefferson would be the perfect fit in the Eagles slot, and runs crisp enough routes to be a top receiver for Carson Wentz. An unexpected 4.43 second 40 time all but cemented Jefferson to be selected in the first round. You can read our full draft profile on Jefferson here.
K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio State (Source)
Hill is not an elite prospect, but can find success if he finds his role on an NFL team. Expect Hill to be a late day two or early day three pick.
K.J. Hamler, WR, Penn State (Source)
A hometown home run threat. Hamler is a speedster and best friends with our own Miles Sanders. Sanders has been on the record saying he is "pounding the table" for the team to draft Hamler. Hamler will not be on the board if the Eagles stay put in the 2nd round.
Lloyd Cushenberry, C, LSU (Source)
Another prospect that scouts are high on. This is the guy that you've probably seen on social media throwing guys around. He was key in protecting Joe Burrow at LSU, and is expected to be a starter in the NFL.
Jauan Jennings, WR, Tennessee (Source)
Jennings is a big receiver that didn't test well at the combine. That might hurt his draft a little, but can be of value if the Eagles can draft him on day three.
La’Mical Perrine, RB, Florida (Source)
This is a "Philly Guy". Perrine runs hard and wants you to feel every ounce of him. Perrine would be a good thunder to Miles Sanders' lightning if Jordan Howard is on his way out.
Raymond Calais, RB, Louisiana (Source)
NFL.com draft analyst Lance Zerlein compares Calais to an old friend, Donnell Pumphrey, so expect Howie to trade up in the 4th to draft this guy. With all jokes aside, Calais is a change-of-pace 'back looking for a role on an NFL team that utilizes those scat backs.
Nick Harris, C, Washington (Source)
Jason Kelce.. is that you? An undersized, agile center only prospect much like Kelce coming out of the draft. Draft Harris on day three to learn and build behind Kelce over the first couple of seasons, and when Jason retires, plug and play with Harris.
Matt Hennessy, C/G, Temple (Source)
A local kid, with a great last name. Another undersized prospect that the Eagles are looking at when finding that "late-round gem".
Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State (Source)
A day two prospect that could interest the Eagles if they want to make sure they have great depth on the offensive line to protect Carson Wentz. Primarily a left tackle in college, but has the ability to play either tackle position.