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Combine Watch List: QB, WR

Sunday is skill position day at the combine as the quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers take to the Lucas Oil Stadium field. Quarterback and wide receiver are perhaps the two deepest positions on the Eagles roster, but that doesn't mean they will be ignored in the draft.

If the Eagles end up trading one of their three talented quarterbacks, they could select a late-round developmental quarterback to groom as a backup.

The Eagles used a first-round pick on Jeremy Maclin last year and a second-rounder on DeSean Jackson in 2008, so another early-round pick on a receiver would be a surprise. But the Eagles could add some more bodies to provide depth at receiver, and they could also use help in the return game.

Here are some quarterbacks and wide receivers to watch tomorrow.

QB Jarrett Brown, 6-foot-3, 224 pounds - Brown impressed at the Senior Bowl with his arm strength and looks to have all the tools of a quality backup or potential starter at the next level. He is very athletic for a quarterback, but is also raw and quite inexperienced after sitting behind Pat White at West Virginia for three years. Brown will require a significant time investment before he's ready to get on an NFL field, and will likely come off the board sometime on day three.

QB John Skelton, 6-foot-5, 243 pounds - From division 1-AA Fordham, Skelton has one of the strongest arms of any quarterback in the draft. Unfortunately, that's about his only marketable NFL skill at this point. There are questions about Skelton's work ethic and his pocket awareness needs a lot of work, but he'll find a home somewhere late in the draft because of his rocket arm.

QB/WR Armanti Edwards, 5-foot-11, 187 pounds - If the Eagles end up moving Michael Vick this off-season, Edwards could be his replacement in some specialty packages. One of the most athletic and quickest players in draft, Edwards will likely end up as a wide receiver in the NFL after a prolific career as a quarterback at Appalachian State, but his unique skill-set is something that should intrigue teams. Pay close attention to his time in the 40-yard dash and how natural he looks when running through wide receiver position drills.

WR Jacoby Ford, 5-foot-9, 186 pounds - If the Eagles are to select a wide receiver in this draft, it will likely come in the middle or late rounds. Ford is a speed demon and was an All-America track and field star at Clemson. Although he didn't get much of a chance to return kicks because of the presence of running back C.J. Spiller, Ford profiles as a productive return man at the next level.

WR Brandon Banks, 5-foot-7, 149 pounds - Another former track star, Banks has stated that he's aiming to break Chris Johnson's mark of 4.24 in the 40-yard dash. A diminutive wide receiver, Banks had a productive career at Kansas State and is another potential return star at the next level. He says that he's been running a 4.25 consistently, so make sure you don't miss his 40 tomorrow.

WR Carlton Mitchell, 6-foot-4, 212 pounds - Mitchell is nothing like the previous two wide receivers as he profiles to become more of a red zone threat because of his size and leaping ability. He's no slowpoke though, and where he goes in the draft will depend a lot on what time he runs in the 40. Mitchell has also admitted that he needs to work on catching the ball away from his body, so keep an eye on how he does when running the gauntlet tomorrow.

-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 11:45 a.m., February 27

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