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Eagles Check Out Boise State CB

Quarterback drama aside, the business of preparing for the draft continues for Andy Reid, GM Howie Roseman and Co.

On Friday there was a report that University of Tennessee top-ranked safety Eric Berry is scheduled to visit Philadelphia, among other teams.

Staying in the secondary.'s Gil Brandt reports that the Eagles were among six teams (Eagles, Ravens, 49ers, Cardinals, Bengals and Rams) that had defensive back coaches on hand for Boise State cornerback Kyle Wilson's pro day workout. Due to inclement weather, the workout took place indoors on FieldTurf.

Brandt termed Wilson's workout as an "exceptional outing" which "probably moves him into the first round." His workout followed up a strong Senior Bowl performance and solid NFL Scouting Combine effort.

Writes Brandt: "Wilson (185 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 and 4.43 seconds, had a 38-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot, 2-inch broad jump, a 4.10-second short shuttle and a 6.84-second three-cone drill. He also did very good in the position drills."

At Boise State, Wilson emerged as a defensive leader and also contributed as a return man. He emerged as a junior with 15 passes broken up (including five interceptions) and three punt returns for touchdowns in 2008. Last season, he returned two of his three interceptions for scores and demonstrated an ability to help in run support by posting a career-high 43 tackles.

Wilson finished his Boise State career with 151 tackles and 11 interceptions. He also averaged 12.7 yards-per-punt return and returned three punts for touchdowns.

Cornerback certainly could be a need, especially in light of Reid saying earlier this week that the team has fielded a few calls from other teams interested in veteran cornerback Sheldon Brown, who posted five interceptions in 2009.

-- Posted by Bob Kent, 8:45 a.m., March 28

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