Today marks the last day NFL teams can bring in 2015 NFL Draft prospects for official pre-draft visits. The Eagles are taking advantage of their final opportunity.
According to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post, BYU linebacker Alani Fua is visiting Philadelphia on Wednesday. He's the younger brother of Browns defensive end Sione Fua and cousin of Detroit Lions linebacker Kyle Van Noy.
Fua measures in at 6-5, 238 pounds. The redshirt senior finished his college career with 124 tackles, nine sacks, 15 passes defensed, five interceptions, and one forced fumble.
For what it's worth, CBS Sports projects the BYU prospect to be an early Day 3 pick. Here's a scouting report on Fua via NFL.com.
"Strengths - Extremely versatile and often moved around the field in a single game. Rushed passer from the slot, A- gap and outside linebacker spot. Fluid in space. Frequently covered slot receivers. Good awareness in zone coverage. Zeroes in on target and tackles with consistency. Long rusher with burst off snap and acceleration to close. Takes a tight track to quarterback as rusher, playing with lean and leverage to squeeze the pocket. Can slip blocks, but generally leveraged his gap against run.
Weaknesses - Hybrid player lacking NFL-caliber edge-setting size and strength. Doesn't have enough explosive power behind his pads to convert speed to power as pass rusher. Primarily a run-and-rip rusher who must develop his hands and a counter move. Appears to study the play rather than being a reactive, instinctive player. Had a bad habit of coming under some blocks, losing outside contain.
Bottom Line - Angular outside linebacker prospect with impressive burst off the snap. He's in need of more bulk before he can be counted on to take on NFL run blockers. Fua could post impressive numbers at the NFL Scouting Combine, and he is a wild card who can be moved around the field by a creative defensive coordinator, but he still needs time to grow into his tall frame and become a more polished pass rusher."
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Complete list of known Eagles draft visits
LB Alani Fua, BYU
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