I did a bit of searching and wasn't able to find a comprehensive list of reported pre-draft visits for the Eagles this year. So I decided to put one together myself from all the reports I was able to find so far.
The Eagles drafted 4 players last year that they invited for visits (all mid round or later), so the list should at least give a little insight into some of the Birds' late round targets.
The full list and info on pre-draft visit rules after the jump.
Each team is allowed to invite only 30 draft prospects to visit their facilities and go through interviews. There is an exemption for local prospects (prospects who live in or went to college in the teams metropolitan area including suburbs) as long as transportation is not provided to these prospects. For a more detailed explanation you can go here.
So, in the following list the Eagles have already invited
29 *UPDATE* 34 prospects but because 3 are local guys they don't count against the cap of 30. That means they still have 4 2 0 visits available. Apparently at least one more of the prospects listed below must have grown up in the Philly area because it seems we're over the 30 man cap already.
I also added the Overall and Position Ranks for each player from NFL Draft Scout's Prospect List so there is a point of reference for target rounds. Here's the whole Eagles pre-draft visit list as of today April 10th:
*UPDATE* RB Allen Bradford and RB DeMarco Murray added *UPDATE*
*UPDATE* LBs Douge Houge from 'Cuse and Scott Lutrus and Greg Lloyd from UConn added *UPDATE*
|No.||Pos||Name||School||Local||Overall Rank||Pos Rank|
|3||QB||Tyrod Taylor||Virginia Tech||210||11|
|6||RB||Kendall Hunter||Oklahoma State||80||6|
|7||RB||Taiwan Jones||Eastern Washington||108||9|
|13||C||Brandon Fusco||Slippery Rock||175||5|
|16||DT||Stephen Paea||Oregon State||43||6|
|19||OLB||Brian Rolle||Ohio State||156||13|
|20||OLB||Ross Homan||Ohio State||139||12|
|25||CB/KR/PR||DeMarcus Van Dyke||Miami||207||27|
|27||CB||Curtis Marsh||Utah State||112||14|
|28||CB||Korey Lindsey||Southern Illinois||259||31|
|29||CB||Davon House||New Mexico State||39||6|
I think its a little strange that there are so few offensive lineman on that list. Either the Eagles really know who they're going after and he's a first round prospect or they are happy with what they have despite nearly all mock drafts having them drafting OL in the first round. Also, surprising is that they didn't invite other late first round CB prospects like Brandon Harris, Aaron Williams or any of the second round guys. Otherwise it seems to be pretty standard compared to years past; a bunch of mid- to late-round prospects, a handful of QBs and a couple of DTs. Any trends that you guys see from this list?
If I missed anyone or got any of the local prospects wrong please let me know. The Syracuse punter I added as local because he grew up in Downington. I'll also try and up date the list if new information comes in.