With the NFL Draft set to begin in late April, the Eagles will be allowed to host up to 30 prospects at the NovaCare Complex for a pre-draft visit.
While it doesn’t necessarily mean the Eagles will draft these players, it at least gives us a sense of some interest they’re showing in prospects.
As we hear of them, we’ll drop them here:
Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas
Robinson broke the news of his visit on social media and NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo confirmed that Robinson is indeed in town for a top-30 visit. Robinson is widely considered to be the best running back in this draft and one of the best overall players in this class. In 2022, Robinson rushed for over 1,500 yards with 18 touchdowns for the Longhorns. He also caught 19 passes for 314 yards and 2 more scores.
The Eagles haven’t drafted a running back in the first round since they used the No. 10 pick on Keith Byars back in 1986. The Eagles have the No. 10 pick in 2023 and if they want Bijan Robinson, they’ll probably have to use it to take him. He likely won’t be there when they pick at No. 30.
Jaquelin Roy, DT, LSU
The Eagles are bringing in Roy for a top 30, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Roy (6-3, 305) had 4 sacks and 13 1/2 TFLs in his three-year career in Baton Rouge. But Roy is still somewhat raw and didn’t become a full-time starter until the 2022 season; he started just 13 total games for the Tigers.
Dawand Jones, OT, Ohio State: The Eagles are bringing in the massive Ohio State tackle for a top-30, according to The Draft Network’s Ryan Fowler. Jones is a mountain at 6-8, 374 pounds and was the starting right tackle for the Buckeyes in 2022. He also ran a 5.35 at the combine, which is pretty impressive at 374. But he didn’t participate in the short-area quickness drills so we’ll have to see if he does them at his pro day.
Paris Johnson Jr., OT, Ohio State: One of the top offensive tackles in the NFL Draft will be coming to Philly for a visit, according to Jared Tokarz. Johnson could possibly be the first offensive lineman taken in the draft in April. At 6-6, 313 pounds, Johnson moved to left tackle for the 2022 season and played extremely well. He previously started at right guard in 2021.
Brodric Martin, DT, Western Kentucky: The Eagles and Chiefs have a visit scheduled with the enormous interior defensive lineman, Ryan Fowler of The Draft Network reported.
Martin (6-4, 337 pounds) is a giant interior defensive lineman who might end up as a Day 3 pick. Martin began his college career at North Alabama before transferring to Western Kentucky. Over the last two seasons, he had 62 total tackles, 6 TFLs and 4 sacks. In his redshirt senior season, Martin started all 14 games for the Hilltopers, was a Conference USA Honorable Mention and was invited to the 2023 East-West Shrine Bowl. Martin could theoretically give the Eagles some depth at the nose tackle position behind Jordan Davis and possibly Marlon Tuipulotu.
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