According to a report from Chase Goodbread of NFL.com, the Eagles will be hosting wide receiver Mike Evans for a pre-draft visit. Evans is a redshirt sophomore who played his college football at Texas A&M. The 20 year old receiver has a great combination of production and size. Evans finished his two-year Texas A&M career with a total of 151 receptions for 2499 yards (16.5 yard/reception) and 17 touchdowns. He also has a great frame standing tall at 6-5, 231 pounds. Here's his spider graph courtesy of Mockdraftable:
Evans is often regarded as one of the best wide receivers in the entire 2014 NFL Draft class. BGN wrote a draft profile him earlier this offseason. Mike Mayock has him ranked as his second overall receiver. Both Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay have him going to the Lions at No. 10 overall in their most recent mock drafts. Unless he takes a big fall, it doesn't seem like Evans will last until 22. But given his talent (and maturity issues), it's easy to see why the Eagles would at least want to him in for a visit.
The Eagles don't necessarily need to draft a receiver, but that doesn't mean they should pass the opportunity. I wrote about this topic recently:
[WR] looks solid, but I'm not sure the Eagles are completely done here. Jeremy Maclin is only signed to a one-year deal and Riley Cooper is coming off what some would call a possible one-year wonder season. Not to mention there's the DeSean Jackson trade speculation which just won't die.
The 2014 NFL Draft wide receiver class is looking deep, so it wouldn't seem to make much sense for the Eagles to trade up for Evans. They might have the chance to address the position later in the draft. Still, it's fun to think of adding yet another weapon like Evans to an already-stacked Eagles offense.