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Eagles select USC WR Nelson Agholor with their first-round pick - PhillyVoice
Wide receiver became a gaping hole on the Eagles' roster after Jeremy Maclin bolted for the Chiefs in free agency. Perhaps not so coincidentally, Agholor is often compared to Maclin, in terms of size and skill set. Agholor will join a wide receiver corps of Jordan Matthews, Riley Cooper, Josh Huff, and Miles Austin.

Is Nelson Agholor the Perfect Jeremy Maclin Replacement? - numberFire
Agholor’s comparisons have been all over the map; everyone from Ryan Broyles (low-end) to Jeremy Maclin and Reggie Wayne (high-end).

Nelson Agholor, Your Newest Eagle - Iggles Blitz
Agholor isn’t your typical college WR. He played in a pro style system and understands how to run routes to get open instead of relying on scheme or running a ton of WR screens. Agholor isn’t special physically, but has a good combination of size, speed and skill. He knows how to get open. He has good hands and catches the ball away from his body. Agholor has good feet. He has very good body control, which I think is the most critical trait in good receivers. He is an inconsistent blocker, but does a good job at times. He certainly isn’t shy about contact. He will work the middle of the field and is comfortable catching the ball in traffic. Agholor is an effective downfield receiver as well. He has the speed to get deep and tracks the ball well. He can also adjust to passes that are off-target.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: Agholor A Fit For Chip - Birds 24/7
Kelly compared Algholor to Jordan Matthews in terms of his approach to the game and determination to improve. When it comes to size (6-0, 198) and speed (4.42 40), his numbers are almost identical to Jeremy Maclin's coming out. Their games are a little different, though. Kelly explained that while Maclin is more of  an outside receiver, Algholor is more of an "inside-outside guy."

Get over Mariota; Bradford is Eagles' QB - Inquirer
There has always been an all-or-nothing assumption coloring the way people viewed Kelly's pursuit of Mariota, as if because Kelly preferred Mariota, he wanted nothing to do with Bradford, beyond using him as a trade chip. But it is possible for Kelly to think two things simultaneously: that Mariota would be the Eagles' best option at quarterback, and that Bradford is a better option than Nick Foles. Those notions aren't mutually exclusive, and it's on Kelly to prove that Bradford is an upgrade from both Foles and Mark Sanchez, to design an offense that maximizes Bradford's strengths.

Nelson Agholor on being drafted by Eagles: 'Felt like it was meant to be' - CSN Philly
Kelly worked out Agholor in Tampa earlier this spring, so it’s clear Agholor has been on the Eagles’ radar for a while. "It felt like it was meant to be in a way," Agholor said from Tampa. "He left a great impression on me when we were in Tampa."

A Shot For Offense At WR In Round 1 - PE.com
In the end, Chip Kelly stayed true to his board. No theatrics. No massive move up the first round of the draft. Just a move to select USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor, who Kelly said is "a great fit for what we're doing." ...

The Receiver Ripple Effect | Grantland
Chris Brown of Smart Football had Nelson Aglholor ranked at #4 among WRs in this class, right where he was drafted, and calls the USC man an instant impact slot WR with potential to develop as an outside WR.

The big mistake lots of NFL teams make in the draft, according to economists - Vox
Trading up is usually bad, trading down is usually good.

'Draft Town' might be the NFL's best idea yet - SB Nation
We sent PFT Commenter to Chicago to report on how the city is preparing for the draft. Here's what he found out.

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