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Eagles Reps Attend Washington State's Pro Day

According to's Tony Pauline, all 32 teams were represented at Washington State's pro day. Obviously that means the Eagles were one of those teams. The Cougars have three players who have a chance of having their names called during the draft weekend:

Andre Dillard | OT | 6’5 306lbs | Sr.

Dillard is a great pass protector, but it's still unknown about his run blocking abilities. He has the athleticism that the Eagles offense loves to have. With Jason Peters nearing the point of getting AARP, the Eagles need a protégé to take over in 2020, and Dillard could be that guy.

Current Projection: 1st-2nd Round

James Williams | RB | 6'0 205lbs | Jr.

Williams appeared in 39 games in college, recording 27 career total touchdowns (4th-most in WSU history). He rushed 316 times for 1,583 yards and 19 touchdowns, tied for 5th-most rushing touchdowns in WSU history. Williams made his biggest impact in the passing game though, recording 202 career receptions, which are tied for the most by a running back in WSU history and tied for third-most receptions by any player in WSU history. He set WSU's single-season record for receptions by a running back twice as a sophomore and junior, and set Pac-12 single-season record for catches by a running back as a junior. If Darren Sproles is retiring (or the Eagles are ready to move on from him), Williams could be that replacement in the passing game out of the backfield.

Current Projection: 5th-6th Round

Gardner Minshew | QB | 6’2 230lbs | Sr.

Minshew finished fifth in 2018 Heisman Trophy voting. Even though he didn't win that award, he still got plenty of other accolades and recognitions in 2018:

  • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (nation’s top senior or 4th-year junior QB)

  • Finalist for Walter Camp Player of the Yearfinalist for Davey O’Brien Award (nation’s top quarterback)

  • Semifinalist for Maxwell Award (college player of the year)

  • Pac-12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year

  • All-Pac-12 First Team

He also led country in passing (367.6), and was 2nd in the country in passing yards (4,779) and total offense (376.8), 4th in touchdown passes (38) and 3rd in completion percentage (70.7%). Minshew set Pac-12 Conference and WSU single-season records in passing yards (4,779) and completions (468), and tied WSU single-season record for passing touchdowns (38). The Eagles fully intend to get a young quarterback to start developing in the draft (or immediately afterwards), and a player with a lot of college accolades like Minshew could be the call in the later rounds of the draft.

Current Projection: 7th Round/UDFA

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