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Eagles Complete Draft Class With LB Lloyd, FB Havili

Then, with their final pick of a 11-player draft class, the Eagles nabbed Southern California fullback Stanley Havili with the 240th overall pick. Havili fits into a muddle fullback picture that includes last year's solid starter Owen Schmitt. Leonard Weaver, a Pro Bowler in 2009 for the Eagles, is still working to come back from a devastating leg injury suffered during Week 1 of the 2010 season.

Here are the scouting reports for Lloyd and Havili, courtesy of Tony Pauline of Sports Illustrated.

First, Lloyd, who measures in at 6-1, 246.

Bio: Three-year starter who was awarded all-Conference honors as a junior. Played in just seven games as a senior and posted 25 tackles. Had a career-high 91 tackles as a junior before suffering a season-ending knee injury 12 games into the campaign. Had 56 tackles as a sophomore.

Pros:  Stout run defending linebacker who has struggled returning from the knee injury suffered in 2009. Disciplined with assignments, wraps up tackling, and drives through ball carriers. Effective when the action is in front of him, shows ability in zone coverage, and is fluid changing direction or altering
his angle of attack. Breaks down well.

Analysis: Lloyd was justifiably rated as one of the better middle linebackers in the nation coming into the season but never fully regained his prior form after the knee injury as a junior. Possesses the skills and playing style to be a reserve on the inside if he's able to get back to full health sometime soon.

Finally, the 6-0 1.2, 227-pound Havili.

Bio: Four-year starter who finished with 26/166/1 rushing and 32/396/2 receiving as a senior. Junior numbers included 21/138 rushing and 22/298/2 as a receiver.

Pros: Athletic but undersized fullback who has a lot of talent. Displays good vision, football instincts and movement skills. Quickly gets out front of running backs to create space and can adjust to linebackers on the second level. Works to get a pad on defenders and opens up running lanes. Attacks blocking assignments and gives effort. Works runs and shows the ability to quickly get through the hole carrying the ball. Solid receiver and extends to make the reception away from his frame.

Analysis: Havili was very productive at USC the past four seasons and has versatility as a fullback.  He lacks the size and strength to be a true lead blocker but could be very effective in a West Coast offense.

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