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2015 NFL Draft: Eagles to host safety Damarious Randall for a visit

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It looks like USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor won't be the only 2015 NFL Draft prospect visiting the Eagles soon.

According to Dane Brugler of CBS Sports, Arizona State safety Damarious Randall will also make the trip to Philadelphia. The 22-year-old senior measures in at 5-11, 196 pounds. In 25 games played for Arizona State, Randall finished with 177 tackles, one sack, six interceptions, nine passes defensed, and four forced fumbles.

The Eagles have a need at safety with only Malcolm Jenkins set to return as a starter in 2015. Former Eagles safety Nate Allen signed a (surprisingly lucrative) deal with the Raiders. Other safeties on the Eagles roster include Chris Maragos, Chris Prosinski, Earl Wolff, Ed Reynolds, and Jerome Couplin. There is no clear starter in that bunch.

Here's a scouting report on Randall via CBS. They currently project him to be a third round pick.

STRENGTHS: Above average speed for the position with transitional quickness and natural footwork. Highly aggressive and plays at full speed at all times. Never gives up on plays and has a knack for chasing down ballcarriers downfield from behind. Understands angles and sees things happening quickly. Decisive sideline angles with closing burst to make up ground. Good anticipation to jump routes, reading the quarterback and baiting throws.

Heady awareness and won?t fall asleep at the wheel. Adequate ballskills and knows what to do with the ball once he gains possession (six career interceptions, averaging 29.8 yards per return with two touchdowns). Plays bigger than he looks and initiates the action, seeking out contact with a violent mentality to strike through his target. Plays ticked off and sets the tempo. Unselfish team-first type with ideal training habits.

Played on special teams coverages at Arizona State with experience as a return man. Productive starter in only two seasons at the FBS level, creating 10 turnovers (six interceptions, four forced fumbles).

WEAKNESSES: Undersized and lacks ideal strength and bulk for the safety position. Willing tackler, but too often needs help to finish stops and can be taken for a ride. Too many ankle biting tackle attempts. Needs to break down better on the move and keep his feet underneath him to be more reliable in open-field opportunities. Overaggressive, leading to wasted steps and motion. Will get fooled by play fakes due to his overaggressive nature.

Needs to stay patient in his pedal and often bites too early, which will lead to disaster when lined up in man coverage. Still very unpolished with the technical side of the game. Needs to harness his hostility to avoid unnecessary contact and late hit penalties. Size and violent play style draw durability concerns as he was often dinged up in college.

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