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2015 NFL Draft: Kevin Johnson to visit with Eagles

For more information on which draft prospects are visiting with the Eagles, check out our 2015 NFL Draft Prospect Visits Tracker.

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It's time to add another name to the list of 2015 NFL Draft prospects who will meet with the Eagles for a pre-draft visit. According to Matt Miller of Bleacher Report, Wake Forest cornerback Kevin Johnson is scheduled to visit Philadelphia.

Johnson measures in at 6-0, 188 pounds. The 22-year-old senior finished his college career with 189 tackles, seven interceptions, 38 passes defensed, and three forced fumbles.

The Eagles are still in need of cornerback depth despite signing Byron Maxwell and Walter Thurmond in free agency. Maxwell figures to be a long-term fixture in Philadelphia but Thurmond, Brandon Boykin, and Nolan Carroll all only have one year remaining on their contracts. 2014 draft pick Jaylen Watkins is also in the mix but still unproven.

Here's a scouting report on Johnson via CBS. They currently project him to be a first or second round pick.

"STRENGTHS: Lean, athletic build and is a legitimate NFL athlete with natural cover skills. Very light on his feet, showing great quickness and fluidity to turn and run with receivers when in man coverage, as well as excellent downhill burst back to the ball for zone.

He keeps his head on a swivel and doesn't panic when the ball is in the air, showing good timing on his leaps and the hand-eye coordination to pick off the pass. Johnson is aggressive and will bait quarterbacks, showing a terrific burst back to the ball.

He isn't an intimidating hitter but gets the job done, generally wrapping the legs of ballcarriers securely. Has played inside in nickel as well as outside.

Johnson toughness belies his light frame. He started 41 game at Wake Forest, never missing a game due to injury during his collegiate career.

WEAKNESSES: In coverage, Johnson does show occasional over-aggression, getting burned on double-moves by speedy receivers. Good height and competes in jump-ball situations, but he may struggle in this regard against the behemoths playing receiver in today's NFL.

Where his lack of size shows up most is in run support. Needs to show more awareness and aggression in fighting through blocks, as well as the toughness to deliver forceful hits on the ball-carrier.

COMPARES TO: Tracy Porter, Washington Redskins: Like Porter, Johnson's value lies with his coverage skills. Both are effective enough open-field tacklers to get the job done but neither will wow you with their physicality in defeating blocks or tackling ballcarriers."

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Complete list of known Eagles draft visits

CB Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest

WR Jaelen Strong, Arizona State

LB Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State

S Damarious Randall, Arizona State

WR Nelson Agholor, USC

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