Eagles head coach Chip Kelly didn't attend Florida State's pro day on Tuesday because he was busy meeting with cornerback prospect Byron Jones up in Connecticut. But now Kelly is making up for the lost opportunity by bringing a Seminoles player to Philadelphia.
According to Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times, senior wide receiver Rashad Greene will meet with the Eagles for a pre-draft visit.
The 22-year-old Greene measures in at 5-11, 182 pounds. He finished his career with 270 receptions for 3,830 yards (14.2 average) and 29 touchdowns. He also rushed nine times for 81 yards and one score. Greene returned 38 punts in college for a total of 468 yards (12.3 average) and two touchdowns.
The Eagles have an obvious need at receiver this offseason. Greene fits with Philadelphia due to his versatility to play in both the slot and on the outside. CBS Sports projects him as a Day 2 pick. NFL.com indicates he projects as a slot receiver in the NFL. Full scouting report:
"Strengths - Has the ability to play outside and from the slot and did so in college. Creates leverage with his routes. Plus concentration over the middle and near sidelines. Can get on top of off coverage quickly. Aware of boundaries and usually makes pro catch with two feet down. Silky athlete. Hits accelerator out of breaks, creating separation. Has long speed to make defender pay on missed tackles. Has some elusiveness after the catch. Shows subtle usage of hands to help him get open. Adjusts to poor throws. No wasted motion in his routes. Scouts love his "quiet competitiveness."
Weaknesses - Thin frame. Play strength needs improvement. Not very competitive blocking. Has to get better at using body to shield defender from the ball. Allows cornerbacks to break back on the ball rather than run through him. Hand size and hand strength might be an issue. Had 7 drops his junior year. Must improve at selling all aspects of the routes. Will give routes away -- especially on intermediate throws. Scouts say he makes himself "too small" as a target. Can be outmuscled.
Bottom Line - Very productive in big games and at big times. Greene has the athleticism and quicks to get open and has a natural smoothness in his routes. He might get pigeon-holed into a slot position, but that might not be a bad thing. Greene needs more route polish but should be able to compete for snaps right away."
Complete list of knowndraft visits
WR Rashad Greene, Florida State