The NFL Draft begins April 30 and teams are in the process of hosting prospects for visits. Here in the Rumor Mill, we will collect the reports of the Eagles' pre-draft visits and update accordingly ...
WR Nelson Agholor, USC - According to FOX Sports' Alex Marvez, the Eagles hosted the former USC receiver. Agholor has a similar frame to that of Jeremy Maclin, who left the Eagles for Kansas City this offseason. An underclassman, Agholor posted 178 catches for 2,572 yards and 20 touchdowns in 40 games. He also has experience as a return specialist.
LS Joe Cardona, Navy - This pre-draft visit is according to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun. Head coach Chip Kelly's admiration for the Armed Forces is evident. Cardona was the only long snapper invited to this year's NFL Scouting Combine. It is unknown whether or not Cardona will be excused from his five-year commitment to the Navy.
CB Jalen Collins, LSU - CSNPhilly's Geoff Mosher reported Collins' trip to the NovaCare Complex. The 6-1, 203-pound Collins is a bit inexperienced, with only 10 starts during his time with the Tigers, but he has the size, speed and length to potentially attract the Eagles.
WR Chris Conley, Georgia - Another reported pre-draft visit courtesy of Marvez, Conley turned heads at the NFL Scouting Combine with a brilliant performance highlighted by a 4.35-second 40-yard dash. In fact, according to 3sigmaathlete.com, Conley's Combine numbers placed him in the 98.9th percentile of all NFL wide receivers from an athleticism standpoint. He's got size at 6-2, 213 pounds. He was inducted into Georgia's Student-Athlete Leadership Academy and wrote and directed a Star Wars-esque film based on his love for the sci-fi series.
WR Rashad Greene, Florida State - This reported pre-draft visit is courtesy of Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times. The Biletnikoff Award semifinalist and second-team All-America selection set a single-season school record with 99 receptions this past season. The 5-11, 182-pound Greene is the Seminoles' all-time career leader in receptions and yards. Has played both outside and in the slot at Florida State.
OLB Obum Gwacham, Oregon State - One of the more intriguing players in the draft, Gwacham is actually a former wide receiver for the Beavers, but he moved to defensive end as a senior and showcased some promise as a pass rusher. At 6-5, 246, Gwacham is an impressive athlete for his size. Plus, he doubles as our reporter for the visit, thanks to his draft diary for Oregon Live.
OLB Danielle Hunter, LSU - Sometimes it's not a reporter, but the player himself who reveals where he is visiting before the NFL Draft. Hunter, a 6-5, 252-pound edge rusher, told SiriusXM NFL Radio that was scheduled to visit with the Eagles. Hunter is a freakish athlete, who is still learning the nuances of the pass rush game. He had 13 tackles for loss to lead LSU last season. Shined as a special teams player before taking over the starting job in 2013.
CB Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest - Bleacher Report's Matt Miller gets the kudos for reporting this pre-draft visit. Johnson is a technically sound cornerback, who at 6-0, 188 pounds recorded seven interceptions, 38 passes defensed and three forced fumbles in his time at Winston-Salem. Johnson entered the NFL Draft after his junior season, one in which he earned second-team All-ACC honors.
CB Byron Jones, Connecticut -After head coach Chip Kelly, vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz and defensive coordinator Bill Davis were all reportedly in attendance for Jones' pro day, it was no surprise when Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly reported that the Eagles were also bringing Jones in for a visit. Known for his knockout performance at the NFL Scouting Combine, Jones is much more than a workout wonder after an impressive career at Connecticut, where he seamlessly transitioned from safety to cornerback.
LB Bernardrick McKinney, Mississippi State - Our good friend Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net provided fans with this reported pre-draft visit. Mississippi State's leading tackler in 2013 and '14, McKinney was a first-team All-SEC and second-team All-America selection as a junior this past season. A true thumper at 6-4, 246 pounds, McKinney was a high school quarterback before making the transition to defense. He has experience on special teams and as a blitzer off the edge as well.
LB Owamagbe Odighizuwa, UCLA - Tim McManus of Birds 24/7, one of the stars of our weekly Cover 2 segments during the season, unveiled this pre-draft visit. The UCLA senior was born in Ohio, but lived in Nigeria for a few years before moving to Portland, Oregon. At 6-3, 267 pounds, Odighizuwa had 12.5 sacks and eight passes defensed in his college career earning second-team All-Pac-12 honors as a senior. He missed all of the 2013 season following surgery on both hips, but was granted a medical redshirt. Could play 4-3 end or 3-4 outside linebacker in NFL.
WR Breshad Perriman, Central Florida - Shannon Owens-Green of the Orlando Sentinel reported that the 21-year-old Perriman had a visit scheduled with the Eagles. The 6-2, 212-pound junior is a projected first-round pick who had 115 catches for 2,243 yards and 16 touchdowns in his career. Earned first-team All-AAC honors after becoming first UCF receiver to gain 1,000 yards in a season since 2006. Unable to work out at the Combine due to a hamstring injury, Perriman ran a reported 4.25 in the 40-yard dash at his Pro Day. Father, Brett, starred in the NFL. Some questions about his hands, but his size, speed and production will be too tempting for a team to pass up.
OL Terry Poole, San Diego State - Projected by draft analysts as a guard in the NFL, Poole's pre-draft visit with the Eagles was reported by Bo Marchionte of FootballInsiders.com. The 6-5, 307-pound Poole is one of the top athletes among the offensive line prospects, according to 3sigmaathlete.com. Poole was a JUCO transfer who started at right tackle and moved to left tackle his senior season.
G Jeremiah Poutasi, Utah - According to WalterFootball.com, the Eagles have hosted former Utah offensive lineman Jeremiah Poutasi on a pre-draft visit and also put him through a private workout. The 6-5, 335-pound Poutasi was a second-team All-Pac-12 selection in 2014 after starting all 13 games at left tackle. He declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season. Was a three-year starter. Moved from right tackle to left tackle late in true freshman season. Allowed 17.5 fewer quarterback hits or sacks in 2014 compared to the previous year.
S Damarious Randall, Arizona State - Dane Brugler, an outstanding draft analyst for CBS Sports, reported that Randall visited with the Eagles. A first-team All-Pac-12 safety in 2014, the 5-11, 196-pound Randall had 106 tackles in his senior season. A JUCO transfer, Randall could be the second safety selected in this year's draft after Alabama's Landon Collins. In what is considered by analysts as a weak safety crop overall, Randall could go earlier than projected. His size is a bit of a question mark, but proved to be a reliable tackler nonetheless.
LB Shane Ray, Missouri - Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star provided one of the more interesting reported pre-draft visits. Why? There are a plethora of mock drafts that have Ray being selected in the top 10. That certainly doesn't mean Ray will be picked there. The Eagles could just be doing their homework in case Ray slides. The 6-3, 245-pound Ray earned the SEC Defensive Player of the Year award as a junior. He was also a first-team All-America selection after leading the SEC in sacks (14.5) and tackles for loss (22.5).
DB Eric Rowe, Utah - Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net reported that the Eagles have not only privately worked out Utah defensive back Eric Rowe, but will also bring him in for a visit. After playing three seasons at safety, Rowe transitioned to cornerback for his senior season and earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 accolades. At 6-1, 205 pounds, Rowe has the size to play either cornerback or safety in the NFL.
WR Jaelen Strong, Arizona State - The Philadelphia native instagrammed a picture of himself at the NovaCare Complex. He graduated from West Catholic and started his college career at Pierce before transferring to Arizona State. Strong earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors after one of the most prolific seasons by a wideout in Sun Devils history with 82 receptions for 1,165 and 10 touchdowns. The 6-2, 217-pound Strong isn't a speedster, but has tremendous hands and body control. He decided to forgo his senior season and is projected to be a first-round selection. Strong's father, John Rankin, was a basketball star at Drexel and a detective in the Philadelphia Police Department before passing away from leukemia when Strong was 9 years old.
TE Randall Telfer, USC - PennLive.com's Jacob Klinger provided the initial report that the Eagles scheduled a visit with the former USC tight end. The 6-4, 250-pound Telfer is an accomplished run blocker, although he finished his Trojans career with 65 catches and 12 touchdowns. He has been honored by USC for his character, work ethic and academics.
LB Shaq Thompson, Washington - It is unknown whether the Eagles put Thompson through a private workout at his Pro Day or scheduled an actual visit, but per Rob Rang of CBS Sports the Eagles are one of seven teams that did one or the other. The 6-0, 228-pound Thompson was the winner of the Paul Hornung Award as college football's most versatile player. He played running back and linebacker and was productive at both positions. Thompson wants to be a linebacker, but how the Eagles would utilize him remains to be seen. After the eagles' prevalent usage of the dime package last season, Thompson potentially could be a weapon at the linebacker spot in that subpackage.