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Rumor Mill: Eagles Eye CBs Collins, Jones?


As the Eagles push forward in their attempt to upgrade the cornerback position, they are keeping a close eye on the incoming crop of draft prospects at the position. After reportedly bringing in Wake Forest's Kevin Johnson and Utah's Eric Rowe for visits at the NovaCare Complex, the Eagles are, according to reports, continuing the cornerback parade this week.

On Tuesday, Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly reported that the team brought in LSU's Jalen Collins for a visit.

Collins, 6-1, 203, started just 10 games in his college career at LSU, though he did lead the team with 10 passes defensed in 2014. He ran a 4.48-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine and ranked among the top five cornerbacks in the three-cone drill (6.77 seconds).

Wednesday, according to Mosher, the Eagles are welcoming one of the Combine's standout performers to the NovaCare Complex.

Jones, 6-1, 199, lit up the Combine with top marks in every drill he did, including a record-breaking 147-inch broad jump. But Jones is more than an elite athlete, as he excelled at Connecticut as a shutdown cornerback after moving from safety during his junior season. Head coach Chip Kelly, vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz and defensive coordinator Bill Davis were all also reportedly in attendance at Jones' pro day.

For more on Jones, check out our Meet The Prospect series.

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