With the NFL Draft a mere 45 days away, the Eagles have lost no time in taking a closer look at some of the prospects. Earlier today, we talked about the front office looking to address their need at the kick returner position. Now, it appears that they're looking to address their needs at linebacker as well.
The National Football Post reported this afternoon that the Eagles had held private workouts with Brian Rolle and Ross Homan, both of Ohio State.
Brian Rolle, the cousin of Giants safety Antrel Rolle, is a 5'9" 229 lb Keenan Clayton type player who is able to take reps at both outside linebacker and strong safety. Although undersized for either position, he makes up for it somewhat with a ballhawking tendency and good football instincts. He also displayed impressive speed at the combine, ranking as the third best linebacker with a 4.56 40 time. Rolle is currently projected as a late-round pick.
Ross Homan is a bit bigger at 6'1" 240 lbs, but has suspect speed for the outside linebacker position. His 4.75 40 time at the combine was underwhelming, but Homan has an excellent college career to back up his resume. During his three years as a Buckeye, he displayed superior tackling skills and a high level of football knowledge. He'll be a mid-round project pick and will need to bulk up to play at the professional level, but he could be worth a shot to bolster the Eagles struggling linebacking corps.