2017 NFL draft prospect watch: Eagles' possible needs

2017 NFL draft prospect watch: Eagles' possible needs

The next several games on the Eagles' schedule will reveal an awful lot about the team.

One thing that will hopefully become more apparent is what the team needs when the draft comes in April.

Here are six prospects that may fit a couple of those needs.

Corey Davis, Western Michigan, senior, WR, (6-3/213)
36 catches, 589 yards, 8 TDs

Western Michigan is ranked for the first time in the program's history, so I had to include Davis here. If you've been following along with my prospect posts, you know Davis is one of my favorites. Akron is giving up almost 300 passing yards a game, so Davis should have a field day.

No. 24 Western Michigan at Akron, 3:30 p.m.

Ryan Switzer, North Carolina, senior, WR, (5-10/185)
49 catches, 589 yards, 2 TDs

Switzer is a traditional slot receiver with great hands, toughness, quickness and route running ability. If the Eagles decide to go to a traditional slot guy and experiment with Jordan Matthews on the outside, Switzer could be an intriguing fit. He also returns punts and Darren Sproles can't play forever.

North Carolina at No. 16 Miami, 3:30 p.m.

Jeremy McNichols, Boise State, junior, RB, (5-9/212)
110 carries, 558 yards, 9 TDs

The easiest comparison would be to former Boise State back Doug Martin. McNichols does share Martin's versatility and willingness to run up the middle despite his size. Martin may have a little more power, but McNichols has proven to be a better pass catcher. McNichols has 16 catches this season after posting 51 a season ago. Martin's high at Boise State was 28.

No. 15 Boise State vs. Colorado State, 10:15 p.m.

Reuben Foster, Alabama, senior, LB, (6-1/236)
37 total tackles

Foster is considered a mid first-round pick, but he's talented and instinctual enough to be a top-10 pick. He's been compared to Carolina Panthers stud linebacker Luke Kuechly. It's an apt comparison when you see Foster's ability to diagnose a play and roam sideline to sideline. Foster suffered a concussion in last week's win over Arkansas, but is expected to play Saturday.

No. 1 Alabama at No. 9 Tennessee, 3:30 p.m.

Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State, junior, LB, (6-2/243)
33 total tackles

McMillan certainly has similar abilities to Foster, but is not nearly as instinctual. He may be raw, but he's a playmaker. He has 33 tackles, 2½ for a loss, two passes defended and a forced fumble in five games. It should be a fun matchup for McMillan and Ohio State's defense on the road against Wisconsin. The Eagles could certainly use one of these two stud 'backers.

No. 2 Ohio State at No. 8 Wisconsin, 8 p.m.

Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State, redshirt sophomore, CB, (6-1/192)
Three interceptions, six passes defensed

Lattimore is a long, rangy corner with good ball skills. Playing in a defense with such a strong front seven, it's hard to know the full extent of Lattimore's skills, but from what we've seen so far, Lattimore will be in the first-round conversation. As a redshirt sophomore, he could choose to return to the Buckeyes.

No. 2 Ohio State at No. 8 Wisconsin, 8 p.m.

Roob Stats: A salute to Carson Wentz's incredible season

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Roob Stats: A salute to Carson Wentz's incredible season

OK, this is really sad. It's also really incredible.

With Carson Wentz's season officially over, we can look back at just how insanely great he was these past 13 games.

He went 11-2, completed 60 percent of his passes, threw a franchise-record 33 touchdowns to just seven interceptions and finished with a 101.9 passer rating, fifth highest in NFL history by QBs 24 or younger (behind only Robert Griffin III, Dan Marino, Dak Prescott and Nick Foles).

Let's take a look at some of Wentz's remarkable achievements this past season:

• Wentz's 33 touchdowns on 440 pass attempts are sixth most in NFL history by a quarterback throwing 450 or fewer passes in a season. His seven interceptions match the fourth fewest in NFL history by a quarterback throwing 33 or more touchdowns. Only Tom Brady (2010, 2015) and Aaron Rodgers (2011, 2014) have thrown fewer INTs in a season with at least 33 TDs.

• Wentz will go into 2018 with a streak of 15 consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass and one or fewer interceptions. That's the sixth-longest such streak in NFL history and six shy of the record of 21 games, set by Matt Ryan over the 2015 through 2017 seasons.

• Wentz threw 27 touchdowns in his last nine games. Only six quarterbacks in NFL history have ever thrown more touchdown passes in any nine-game stretch — Brady, Peyton Manning, George Blanda, Rodgers, Drew Brees and Marino. All either are or will be Hall of Famers.

• Wentz's four career games with four TDs (all this year) equals the third most by any quarterback in his first 29 career games. Marino and Matthew Stafford each had six. Mark Rypien and Fran Tarkentown also had four. Only seven QBs in NFL history have had more four-TD games in a season (Manning, Marino, Brady, Brees, Rodgers, Brett Favre and Donovan McNabb).

• Wentz had a passer rating of 83 or higher in all 13 games he played. He's only the fourth QB in NFL history to record a passer rating of at least 83 in the first 13 games of a season. Manning, Philip Rivers and Rodgers have also done it.

• Overall, Wentz has had a passer rating of 83 or higher in 14 straight games, the eighth-longest streak in NFL history. Only five QBs — Manning, Rivers, Brady, Steve Young and Rodgers — have had longer streaks.

Eagles bring back Bryce Treggs on practice squad

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Eagles bring back Bryce Treggs on practice squad

Bryce Treggs is back.

The swift second-year wide receiver was signed to the Eagles' practice squad on Thursday. To make room for Treggs, the Eagles released wide receiver Rashard Davis from the practice squad.

Treggs, 23, played nine games for the Eagles last season, recording three catches for 80 yards. The undrafted California product was in training camp this year but cut in September. Treggs was then scooped up in October by the Browns, who released him in on Wednesday.

Treggs (6-0/185) played six games for Cleveland, compiling five catches for 79 yards while returning five punts for 24 yards.

Davis (5-9/175), a 22-year-old rookie out of James Madison, did not appear in a game for the Eagles.