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Will Agholor Make A Smooth Transition?


Former National Championship-winning quarterback Tee Martin is now the wide receivers coach/pass game coordinator for USC and has been able to watch the development of Nelson Agholor.

Before the NFL Draft, Martin said that quarterback Mark Sanchez returned to his alma mater to talk about the Eagles offense. USC transitioned from a West Coast, huddle-type approach last season to a no-huddle, tempo scheme that is similar to what the Eagles utilize.

Check out each of the draft picks on the field together for the first time as Eagles during the Rookie Camp ...

Agholor thrived with 104 catches for 1,313 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014 earning first-team All-Pac-12 honors in the process. After seeing Agholor up close combined with the knowledge that he got from Sanchez, Martin expects a "smooth transition" for the Eagles' first-round pick.

"He's going to be very familiar with the dynamics of going no-huddle and tempo and how to practice and how to manage your body, all of those types of things that go into that type of system. It's going to be a smooth transition for him, Martin said. "He can be used so many different ways. One of the cool things about Nelson was he was a high school running back, so he brings a receiver skill set but once the ball is in his hands he turns into a running back. He's really good at the run after the catch."

Check out the complete interview above to learn more about Agholor, including whether Martin thinks the rookie will do better lining up on the inside or the outside.

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