Philadelphia Sports Daily's Tim McManus is reporting that the Eagles "are planning to bring in Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith for a workout in the coming weeks." Smith is a player with outstanding size and no shortage of athletic ability, but also comes with his share of character concerns.
Historically, the Eagles under Andy Reid have shied away from drafting players with character flags in the early rounds, but it's not as if their slate is completely clean in that regard. They drafted Freddy Mitchell 25th overall in 2001, although Fred Ex was merely cocky, and didn't have a rap sheet to go along with the attitude. In 2006, they drafted Winston Justice 39th overall, despite a couple arrests and a Pete Carroll-enforced suspension from the team while at USC. And of course, in 2008, the Eagles took DeSean Jackson 49th overall despite some attitude concerns. Justice and Jackson have put their concerns to bed so far in their pro careers, as both have been true professionals, while Mitchell... well... let's not even go there. None of the above had concerns as great as Smith's, in my opinion, who has multiple alcohol incidents to his credit, a failed drug test, and was a no-show at the Senior Bowl.
If you're the Eagles you absolutely have to do your due diligence on the kid, but if Smith's interrogation in Philly goes anything like the media interview he gave at the NFL Combine, I would expect the Eagles to stay away.