Updated: Apr 24, 2019
December is here and we are hitting the home stretch of the college football season. At the moment the Eagles find themselves in the hunt for a divisional title, but with another loss or two they might have an early off-season and high-to-mid round draft pick.
Eagles scouts have been busy this season checking out college football practices and games in all parts of the country. You can check out their known August scouting assignments here, September scouting assignments here, and October scouting assignments here.
This article will be detailing the known games and practices Eagles scouts were seen at in November, and taking a stab at who the Eagles might have been scouting for the 2019 Draft. Let's dive right in:
Alabama vs. LSU – November 3rd
Alabama: Raekwon Davis | DE | 6’7, 316 lbs| Jr.
An absolute UNIT on the defensive line for the Crimson Tide, Davis swallows up offensive lineman as the anchor for Alabama. Davis uses strong hands to keep o-lineman at bay to shed and make the tackle against the run. An elite defender against the run, but still developing into his pass-rushing abilities.
Alabama: Quinnen Williams | DT | 6’4, 295 lbs| So.
Unless the Eagles fall to a bottom five team, there is no chance at them being able to walk to the podium to call Williams' name. An elite defensive product out of Alabama and a consensus top three pick, Q uses his array of pass rushing abilities and strong hands to make his money. Much like his teammate Raekwon Davis, when double teamed he anchors his position and doesn't give up much despite a smaller frame for a defensive lineman.
Alabama: Deionte Thompson | S | 6’2, 196 lbs| Jr.
Another consensus top 10 pick out of Alabama, the Eagles will be lucky if he falls to the bottom half of the draft. Thompson possesses elite range as a single high safety, and loves to make a hit. Thompson would fit right in and lead the new wave of Eagles safeties, after Mcleod's contract is up in 2020.
Alabama: Jonah Williams | LT | 6’5, 301 lbs| Jr.
Starting at tackle since his freshman year at Alabama, Williams has been a mainstay on the edge for the Crimson Tide. Depending how the draft board falls, Williams may also be a top 10 pick and out of the reach of the Eagles. However, Williams' technique, strength, and lateral ability will allow him to fill in as the blind side protector for any franchise that calls him name.
Alabama: Damien Harris | RB | 5'11, 215 lbs| Sr.
A guy who has seemingly been running between the tackles for Bama for ages, Harris the Senior is finally heading to the NFL. Harris has good hands out of the backfield, and can bang between the tackles as a jack of all trades, no true master of one. Harris reminds me a bit of Mark Ingram with his playing style (by no means is he Ingram yet).
Alabama: Mack Wilson | ILB | 6'2, 239 lbs| Jr.
Fast. Ferocious. Wilson, an aggressive linebacker who is always looking to make a hit. Blitzes well from the ILB position and has shown ability to shed blocks to fill holes. If he can't get to the QB or is in zone coverage, the arms are up trying to block passes. Wilson's best trait is in coverage, where he is able to utilize his athleticism. Unfortunately with his aggressiveness comes missed tackles due to throwing his body around rather than always wrapping up. If the Eagles decide to move on from Hicks in his quiet contract year, Mack Wilson will be a solid replacement.
LSU: Devin White | LB | 6'1, 240 lbs| Jr.
The man rode his horse through Death Valley. Regarding his play, White is regarded by some as the fastest LB in college football, and a huge contributor to LSU's resurrgance to CFB's elite. Much like Wilson, White is a fast and aggressive LB, which is desired in today's NFL. Again with Hicks relatively quiet season in a contract year, the Eagles may be looking for a younger replacement in the LB corps.
LSU: Garrett Brumfield | G | 6'4, 303 lbs| Sr.
Brumfield uses athleticism to pull and strength to stun rushers. Can be a great fit in the Eagles scheme, just needs to work on his technique as he seems to get beat when over extended.
Ohio State vs. Nebraska – November 3rd
Ohio State: Dre'Mont Jones | DT | 6’3, 286 lbs| Jr.
If he chooses to come out early, Jones will likely be an early-round pick. The Eagles could use help at defensive tackle with Fletcher Cox the only known part of the future at the position.
Ohio State: Parris Campbell | WR | 6’1, 208 lbs| Sr.
Campbell is a player exactly like Nelson Agholor - you want to get the ball in his hand as soon as possible so he can use his speed to break a big play. If Agholor (and Golden Tate) walk in free agency, Campbell can be a legitimate replacement who steps right into the slot role. He could also be the team's future at kick returner and punt returner.
Ohio State: Damon Arnette | CB | 6’0, 195 lbs| Jr.
Has the size and speed to be a good cornerback in the NFL. Ronald Darby is in his last year of his contract and with him tearing his ACL the team might not want to bring him back. They will need to add a cornerback to keep their depth at the position, and Arnette could be in play for the Eagles if he declares early for the draft.
Ohio State: Michael Jordan | OL | 6’7, 312 lbs| Jr.
Jordan could play the guard or center position in the NFL. If he declares for the draft, his versatility could make him a likely target for an Eagles team that lacks good offensive line depth.
Ohio State: Kendall Sheffield | CB | 6’0, 193 lbs| Jr.
If he declares, Sheffield could be a day two option for the Eagles if they want an addition to their secondary. He would need to add a little more muscle though if he doesn't want to be bullied by bigger receivers.
Ohio State: Isaiah Prince | OT | 6’7, 310 lbs| Sr.
Jason Peters is likely in his last season as an Eagle. The team could think about moving Lane Johnson to left tackle to protect Wentz's blindside and drafting Prince to be a right tackle.
Ohio State: Mike Weber | RB | 5'10, 214 lbs| Jr.
If he declares, Weber could be a later-round option for the Eagles. The Donnell Pumphrey experiment didn't work out for the Eagles, but drafting Weber later could be more of a low-risk/high-reward situation.
Nebraska: Stanley Morgan Jr. | WR | 6'1, 200 lbs| Sr.
A very physical wide receiver who could be a solid mid-late round draft pick. Morgan Jr. has the ability to be a dynamic playmaker.
North Carolina State vs Wake Forest - November 8th
North Carolina State: Garrett Bradbury | C | 6'3, 300 lbs| Sr.
Bradbury is a bit larger, but his playing style looks like Jason Kelce's. Could be a solid draft choice and predecessor to 62.
North Carolina State: Reggie Gallaspy | RB | 5'11, 235 lbs| Sr.
A big back with speed and good vision is dangerous in the NFL. Gallaspy isn't on many radars yet, but this back can be a potential sleeper in 2019.
North Carolina State: Ryan Finley | QB | 6’4, 212 lbs| Sr.
The Eagles don't need a quarterback, but might be in the market for one if Nick Foles and Nate Sudfeld leave in the offseason. The team might have been doing due diligence on Finley to see if he'd make a nice back-up to Carson Wentz.
North Carolina State: Kelvin Harmon | WR | 6’3, 214 lbs| Jr.
The Eagles found their #2 Wide Receiver for the season by trading for Golden Tate at the trade deadline, but he is likely too expensive to re-sign after the season. The Eagles could draft Harmon if he declares for the draft, and let him become the #2 guy behind Alshon Jeffery.
North Carolina State: Germaine Pratt | LB | 6’3, 240 lbs| Sr.
Could be a late-round flyer for a team who is looking to add depth to their Linebacker core. He converted from the safety position and is a great tackler, which would be a breath of fresh air for the Eagles.
Wake Forest : Cameron Glenn | S | 6’1, 205 lbs| Sr.
Rodney McLeod could become a cap-casualty, and Avonte Maddox isn't a known commodity yet at the safety position. Glenn could become the next safety for the Eagles since Jim Schwartz is stubborn and wouldn't try Jalen Mills at the position this season.
Wake Forest : Ryan Anderson | C | 6’6, 305 lbs| Sr.
Jason Kelce is getting older, and so far Isaac Seumalo hasn't lived up to the hype of being a 3rd-round pick in 2016. Anderson could be the back-up until Kelce starts declining.
Clemson vs. Boston College - November 10th
Clemson: Clelin Ferrell | DE | 6’5, 260 lbs| Jr.
The only way the Eagles will end up with a shot at getting Ferrell is if they have a monumental collapse in the second-half of the season. Ferrell is an athletic freak and would be an excellent replacement if the team lets Brandon Graham walk in Free Agency.
Clemson: Dexter Lawrence | DT | 6’4, 350 lbs| Jr.
He excels in pressuring the quarterback and stopping the run game. The Eagles do need a baller next to Fletcher Cox since Tim Jernigan's status is up in the air, but they likely won't use a first-round pick on a defensive tackle, which is likely where Lawrence will be picked if he leaves school early for the draft.
Clemson: Christian Wilkins | DT | 6’4, 315 lbs| Sr.
Wilkins can get to the quarterback in a hurry, which is exactly what the Eagles need from the interior of the defensive line. He will likely fall into the same category as Dexter Lawrence, a first-round worthy pick that the Eagles won't use because they have bigger needs.
Clemson: Tre Lamar | LB | 6’4, 255 lbs| Jr.
The Eagles don't have a lot of depth at the linebacker position, and if Jordan Hicks walks in free agency the Eagles could very-well use an early-round pick on a player like Lamar, who has a lot of potential and wants to leave school early.
Clemson: Austin Bryant | DE | 6’6, 280 lbs| Sr.
Bryant has enough length to be able to bat down a lot of balls at the line of scrimmage. The Eagles need to draft at least one defensive end in 2019 with Chris Long's likely retirement and Brandon Graham and Michael Bennett's futures in Philadelphia unknown.
Clemson: Hunter Renfrow | WR | 5'10, 185 lbs| Sr.
If Nelson Agholor walks in the offseason, the Eagles will be in need of a slot receiver. Renfrow could be a late-round option and get a shot of winning that position battle in the preseason.