According to a report from Kevin O'Donnell of FOX 13 News, the Eagles were in Tampa Bay, Florida yesterday on Thursday morning to work out USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor. Head coach Chip Kelly himself was in attendance. This photo also indicates Philadelphia's vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz and defensive coordinator Bill Davis accompanied Kelly during the visit.
Agholor was already linked to the Eagles earlier this offseason. The USC wide receiver reportedly met with the Eagles in Philadelphia for a pre-draft visit. The fact that the Eagles are working him out again despite already meeting with him obviously shows significant interest.
Speaking of the obvious, the Eagles have a big need at wide receiver this offseason. It's no secret that Kelly likes Pac-12 players so Agholor could make a lot of sense for the Eagles.
The 21-year-old junior measures in at 6-0, 198 pounds. In the 40 games he played during his college career, Agholor racked up 178 receptions for 2,572 yards, 14.4 yards per reception, and 20 touchdowns. He also spent some time returning kicks and punts.
NFL.com's draft profile on Agholor indicates he could be a good slot receiver. For what it's worth, most draft "experts" think Agholor will be selected in the second round but others aren't willing to rule out the possibility of him being a first round pick.
"Intelligent, instinctive receiver with an advanced feel for getting himself open against zone coverage and off man. Play speed doesn't match timed speed. Needs to force cornerbacks to respect him over the top.. Agholor's best position could be working from the slot as a reliable possession receiver who can step right into the punt-returner job on Day 1."