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Eagles looking at WRs; Other draft news

Buried at the end of an article about how Mike Patterson likely won't be punished for his brush with the law, Les Bowen spilled the beans about some first round graded WRs the Eagles have been hosting the past few weeks.

A source close to the situation confirmed that in addition to hosting Cal wideout DeSean Jackson this week, the Eagles brought in Michigan State's Devin Thomas, a junior eligible who might be the top wide receiver in the draft, despite starting just 14 college games. Thomas, 6-2, 215, is much bigger and stronger than Jackson, but like Jackson, he offers solid kick-return credentials. Thom-as is said to run well after the catch, something the Birds emphasize. The Eagles also are believed to have hosted 6-6, 220-pound Indiana wideout James Hardy this week.

As I've reported before, they've also worked out or met with with other top guys like Limas Sweed, Earl Bennett, Early Doucet, and Malcolm Kelley. Unless it's all a massive bluff, there's a real good chance the Eagles are going to take a WR on that first day.

Not surprisingly the draft and all things surrounding it is pretty much dominating Eagles news these days. The team hosted local Moorestown HS RB Albert Young. Young played his college ball at Iowa. I went to another Burlington County HS, so I was never a fan of Moorestown...

Jared Sherman from comcast sportsnet took a look at Andy Reid's 10 year draft history.

And finally, while he can sometimes be a controversial figure here in Philly, McNabb is still an icon at Syracuse University.