According to a report from Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net, the Eagles sent a group of coaches to work out some Connecticut prospects on Friday. The coaches included: offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, defensive line coach/assistant head coach Jerry Azzinaro, wide receiver coach Bob Bicknell, and defensive backs coach Cory Undlin. Pauline originally reported that Chip Kelly was also in attendance but that turned out to be untrue.
The big name to mention is obviously cornerback Byron Jones. The Eagles have shown a ton of interest in the UConn captain leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft. Kelly (along with defensive coordinator Bill Davis and two high-ranking Eagles personnel executives) personally attended his pro day. The Birds also brought him to Philadephia on a pre-draft visit. Jones makes a lot of sense for the Eagles from a talent, scheme, and culture perspective so it would hardly shock anyone to see the team draft him.
Jones isn't the only prospect the Eagles are working out, however. It would seem that Shurmur and Bicknell are interested in seeing Geremy Davis. The 6-2, 216 pound pass catcher is an impressive athlete.
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Azzinaro is likely interested in defensive lineman B.J. McBryde. The 6-5, 292 pound redshirt senior could be a late-round draft pick. According to Gil Brandt, McBryde posted some strong pro day numbers as well.
"Defensive tackle B.J. McBryde (6-5 1/8, 292) ran the 40 in 5.01 and 5.0 seconds. He had a 31 1/2-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-3 broad jump. He had a 20-yard short shuttle time of 4.39 seconds and a three-cone time of 7.22 seconds. He also performed 24 strength lifts."
These three names could definitely make sense for the Eagles come draft day, so keep an eye out.