The Eagles are hoping to arrange a private workout with Maryland receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Heyward-Bey has already worked out with the Baltimore Ravens, who brought in quarterback Joe Flacco to throw to him. Tampa Bay reportedly has a visit scheduled and Minnesota is looking to arrange a visit.
6'2, 206 pounds | Maryland | Wide receiver
Strengths: Heyward-Bey is probably the best vertical threat among the wide receivers in this class. Easily breaks press coverage. He uses his strength to be beat the jam and break away from defenders. At times, he can make difficult catches look easy. Tall with long arms. Solid after the catch setting up his blockers. Very good leaper and knows how to reach the ball at the high point.
Weaknesses: At this point in his career, Heyward-Bey is still more of a track athlete than a wide receiver. He's not the best route runner and will need to be coached heavily in this area. Wasn't really asked to go across the middle while at Maryland so his toughness is somewhat questionable. Unreliable as a blocker.
Final word: Big and strong, Heyward-Bey certainly looks the part of a top receiver. However, outside of the Miami game his freshman year, Heyward-Bey never really dominated like elite wide receivers do. Had only four career 100-yard games. Had less than 50 yards receiving in seven games his junior year. In Heyward-Bey's defense, Maryland never had a decent quarterback during his three years in school. Will test much better than he plays.
Round projection: 2