Eagles Send Two Reps to Penn State's Pro Day

Happy Valley is only a few hour drive away from Philadelphia, so it was easy for the team to have representatives at Penn State's Pro Day on Tuesday. The Eagles had Offensive Coordinator Mike Groh and defensive assistant Matt Burke on hand to watch the workouts live.

Here's some of the players they might have had their focus on:

Miles Sanders | RB | 5'11, 215 lbs| Jr.

Sanders can earn his way to be a feature back for the Eagles if Howie Roseman decides to draft him. He would be a fine addition for Doug Pederson's backfield since he can catch passes out of the backfield. However, the Eagles need a running back who can help with pass protection for Carson Wentz, and that is something Sanders needs to work on.


Current Projection: 3rd-4th Round


Trace McSorley | QB | 6'0, 201 lbs| Sr.

McSorley's college game won't transition well into the pros, and will need to completely change his mechanics and playing style if he wants to be anything more than a journeyman trying to land back-up/3rd-string roles in the NFL. He still could be a training camp arm for the Eagles and fight for the 3rd QB job if Roseman decides to keep three passers on the roster.


Current Projection: 7th Round/UDFA


Amani Oruwariye | CB | 6’1, 203 lbs| Sr.

At 6'1, Oruwariye has the ability to go up against the likes of Mike Evans or A.J. Green and not be overmatched by their size. Oruwariye would be a great outside corner for the Birds, but with the team overcrowded at the position, they may not want to invest a high draft pick at an oversaturated part of the defense.


Current Projection: 2nd-3rd Round


Connor McGovern | C/G | 6’5, 323 lbs| Jr.

McGovern is regarded as one of the best inside offensive linemen in the country. If the front office feels the offensive line isn't doing a good enough job protecting their franchise QB, they could decide to go with a lineman like McGovern to take over Stefen Wisniewski's spot and back-up Jason Kelce, or even compete with Isaac Seumalo for the starting left guard spot.


Current Projection: 2nd-3rd Round


Shareef Miller | EDGE | 6’5, 260 lbs| Sr.

Miller has a lot of speed and can get to the QB quick if he makes his man miss, but has trouble with overpowering an offensive lineman to bring more pressure to a QB. The Eagles are in the market for a defensive end, especially since Chris Long hasn't made a decision yet about his retirement.


Current Projection: 4th-6th Round


DeAndre Thompkins | WR | 5'11, 188 lbs| Sr.

Thompkins doesn't have the prototypical size desired in an NFL wide out, but consistently on tape Thompkins has shown the ability to stretch the field and re-position himself to the ball in order to make a catch. Groh reportedly spoke to Thompkins after the workout, so maybe the Eagles see him as a possible UDFA addition if he goes undrafted.


Current Projection: 7th Round/UDFA


Nick Scott | S | 5'11, 200 lbs| Sr.

A great open field tackler, Scott loves to make a huge hits. Coverage skills need some work, and will be a projected safety in the NFL.


Current Projection: 7th Round/UDFA

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