According to a report from Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post, the Eagles are scheduled to host 2015 NFL Draft prospect Phillip Dorsett for a pre-draft visit in Philadelphia on Monday. Dorsett is one of the players the Eagles interviewed at the 2015 Senior Bowl.
The 22-year-old Dorsett measures in at 5-10, 185 pounds. While he doesn't have great size, he's very fast. The University of Miami senior ran a 4.33 40-yard dash at the 2015 NFL Combine. At his pro day, Dorsett clocked in at 4.29 and 4.27 seconds.
Dorsett was a productive player for the Hurricanes. He finished with 121 receptions for 2,132 yards (17.6 average) and 17 touchdowns. He also has some experience returning kicks and punts.
The Eagles are thin at wide receiver. The team has lacked a speedy deep threat since releasing DeSean Jackson and Dorsett could make sense.
Here's a scouting report on Dorsett via BGN's Mike Kaye.
"Strengths - Dorsett has ridiculous deep speed and can get behind defenders with ease. He catches the ball cleanly with his hands and is not afraid to leap for the ball. He is deadly in space and has great vision with the ball in his hands. He gets a lot of separation and has extremely quick feet. Despite his size, he is more than willing to block and go across the middle for a pass. He can take a hit.
Weaknesses - Dorsett has a limited route tree and is not much of a short-yardage receiver. He is small and thin, which doesn't help him much as a blocker. He suffered a knee injury (partial MCL tear) as a junior which may concern some scouts.
Eagles Outlook - If the Eagles are looking for a deep threat, they really can't go wrong with Dorsett. However, the team seems to dig bigger receivers with blocking ability, so that may outweigh the speed element. Dorsett is a big play waiting to happen, which could serve Chip Kelly well. Dorsett is projected for Day 2 and would be a terrific addition to Philadelphia's already-deadly offense."
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Complete list of known Eagles draft visits
WR Phillip Dorsett, Miami
DL Travis Raciti, San Jose State
CB Randall Evans, Kansas State
OLB Obum Gwacham, Oregon State
WR Rashad Greene, Florida State
OL Terry Poole, San Diego State
WR Jaelen Strong, Arizona State
LB Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State
S Damarious Randall, Arizona State