With the 194th overall selection in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Eagles selected Iowa wide receiver Marvin McNutt, the 2011 Big Ten Wide Receiver of the Year.
McNutt, 6-3, 216, is a physical receiver who holds both the single-season and career Iowa school records in receiving yards and touchdown receptions.
With the Eagles, McNutt joins a crew of wide receivers that includes DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, Riley Cooper, Mardy Gilyard, Chad Hall, Jamel Hamler and Ronald Johnson.
Here is the scouting report on McNutt, courtesy of SportsIllustrated.com's Tony Pauline, who rated McNutt as a fourth-round pick:
Positive: Well-sized possession receiver who's shown progress the past three years. Finds the clearing in the defense, consistently comes across the middle of the field and gets vertical. Uses his frame to shield away defenders and makes the difficult catch in a crowd. Extends to catch the ball away from his frame, strong running after the reception and breaks tackles to pick up extra yardage. Comes back to the ball out of breaks, looks the pass into his hands and wins out for the high throw.
Negative: Lacks a quick release off the line. Does not possess a burst of speed or show a second gear. Poor route runner and tends to round off breaks. Unnecessarily lets passes get inside him at times.
Analysis: McNutt has been a productive college receiver the past two years and was able to use his athleticism and frame to overmatch opponents. He's an adequate prospect for the next level yet in the end maybe nothing more than a fourth receiver on an NFL roster.
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