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NFL Draft 2015: Nelson Agholor will visit the Eagles

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You know the NFL Draft is getting close when pre-draft visits start leaking. All 32 teams, including the Eagles, are allowed to host 30 different prospects at their facility leading up to the draft. These visits don't necessarily means a team is interested in the player; sometimes they're used to confuse other teams. Last year, however, pre-draft visits were pretty meaningful. The only rookie drafted by the Eagles who didn't visit Philadelphia in 2014 was Oregon wide receiver Josh Huff.

One of this year's first reported visits also features a pass catcher. According to Alex Marvez, USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor will visit Philadelphia on Sunday. The 21-year-old junior measures in at 6-0, 198 pounds. In the 40 games he played during his college career, Agholor racked up 178 receptions for 2,572 yards, 14.4 yards per reception, and 20 touchdowns. He also spent some time returning kicks and punts.

The Eagles are very thin at wide receiver after Jeremy Maclin left in free agency to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs. This year's class offers a lot of talent so the Eagles could easily look to draft one despite taking two last year.

Here's a scouting report on Agholor via CBS. They project him as a second rounder:

"STRENGTHS: Like former teammates Marqise Lee and Robert Woods, Agholor sports a lean, athletic frame, good lateral agility to elude and sudden acceleration. Shows good quickness and balance as a route-runner and is asked to run a variety of routes in USC's pro-style scheme.

Athletic pass catcher with sharp cuts, before and after the catch, and the body control to make fluid adjustments on the ball. Generally catches the ball cleanly with his hands and secures it quickly.

Runs hard and picks up speed as he goes, showing surprising toughness as a finisher to get every yard he can. Possesses very good vision to set up blocks, as well as the courage and quickness to cut-back against the grain to take advantage of over-pursuing defenders.

WEAKNESSES: Lean framed and thin-muscled, might never be able to comfortably carry 200-pounds. Questionable finishing toughness and looks to avoid contact. Wild routes and needs to stay under control in his movements. Not overly shifty to get himself out of trouble in tight spaces often running into his own blockers. Needs to show better spatial awareness along the sidelines. Questionable ballskills with too many double-catches and focus drops. Tends to misjudge deep balls with waning concentration vertically, also a few botched punt returns on his r?sum?. Not a physical ballcarrier and won?t do much after initial contact."