Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles are down at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama this week evaluating some of college football's best prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft. If Kelly isn't too busy hanging out with Bill O'Brien and making jokes about other NFL teams, he'll be able to interview players.
So far, it's known that four seniors will interview with the Eagles. All of them play defense:
• Utah defensive back Eric Rowe (via @JimmyKempski)
• Michigan State safety Kurtis Drummond (via @EliotShorrParks)
• Miami inside linebacker Denzel Perryman (via @EliotShorrParks)
• Ole Miss safety Cody Prewitt (via @EliotShorrParks)
(As a bonus, Chip Kelly was also seen talking to Navy long snapper Joe Cardona.)
Philadelphia's secondary was an obvious weakness in 2014. It's no surprise that the Eagles are taking a look at defensive backs.
Rowe is a 6-1, 201 pound defensive back that played safety during his first three years at college before making the switch to cornerback in his senior season. For what it's worth, CBS projects him as a fourth or fifth round pick.
Drummond is a 6-1, 202 pound safety who finished his career with 233 career tackles in 52 games. For what it's worth, CBS projects him as a third round pick.
Perryman is a 5-10, 242 pound inside linebacker who finished as the runner-up for the 2014 Butkus Award (for the best linebacker in college football). For what it's worth, CBS projects him as a day two pick.
Prewitt is a 6-2, 217 pound safety who finished with 12 career interceptions in 51 games played. For what it's worth, CBS projects him as a day two pick.
Just because the Eagles are interviewing these players doesn't necessarily mean that they like them. But it's at least worth noting, and it's interesting to see which players the Eagles are potentially targeting.
UPDATE: Some additional names...
Louisville defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin (via @EliotShorrParks)
USC cornerback Josh Shaw (via @EliotShorrParks)
Miami (Ohio) cornerback Quinten Rollins (via @JimmyKempski)