According to Bo Marchionte of FootballInsiders.com, the Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled to use one of their 30 pre-draft visits on 2015 NFL Draft prospect Terry Poole. The San Diego State senior is the first offensive lineman known to be visiting the Eagles.
The 22-year-old Poole measures in at 6-5, 307 pounds. He started 12 games in 2013 at right tackle before moving to left tackle in 2014. Despite playing on the outside in college, Poole projects as a guard in the NFL. CBS Sports projects him to be a Day 3 pick.
The Eagles have an obvious need at guard. Poole might not be an immediate replacement but he could serve as depth while he develops.
Strengths: Good hand placement in run game. Is able to effort his way to run-block security. Has limitations, but plays within those limitations and shows good body control. Adequate pass pro posture with head back and hands ready. Has hip flexibility to make last-second recovery. Gives good, honest effort every snap.
Weaknesses: Heavy feet into kick-slide. Doesn't gain enough ground to keep edge speed at bay. Opens prematurely, allowing open door to inside moves. Slow step inside to stunts. Doesn't have combination of feet and functional strength to improve position in run game once engaged or anchor up when rusher gets to a shoulder. Hands so wide he gives hugs at times in pass pro. Must move inside.
Bottom Line: A JUCO transfer lacking athleticism to play on the left side, Poole might get a shot at right tackle but is better suited for a move inside. With more strength and experience, Poole has a shot to make a practice squad and potentially work his way up the ladder.
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Complete list of known Eagles draft visits
OL Terry Poole, San Diego State