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Senior Bowl 2016: Carson Wentz among 11 NFL Draft prospects the Eagles have shown interest in

The Eagles have their eyes on several young talents.

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Head coach Doug Pederson, executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman, offensive coordinator Frank Reich, and defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz are among members of the Philadelphia Eagles staff down at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama this week. They're there evaluating some of college football's best prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft. Here's a list of names the Eagles have shown interest in so far.

The players

• North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz - [Source]

• Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib - [Source]

• Kansas State guard Cody Whitehair - [Source]

• Utah inside linebacker Jared Norris - [Source]

• William & Mary defensive back DeAndre Houston-Carson - [Source]

• Southeast Missouri State wide receiver Paul McRoberts - [Source]

• Kansas State tight end/fullback Glenn Gronkowski - [Source]

• Samford defensive back James Bradberry - [Source]

• West Virginia inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski - [Source]

• Stanford guard Josh Garnett - [Source]

• Washington State offensive lineman Joe Dahl - [Source]


Wentz is the most interesting name of this group. He could potentially be one of the first quarterbacks, if not the very first, off the board in April. The Eagles could look to draft their next franchise quarterback and Wentz could be in the discussion. SB Nation's latest mock draft has the Eagles taking Wentz at No. 13 overall. BGN draft expert Ben Natan is not a big fan of Wentz.

Nassib is a native of West Chester, PA. The Penn State defensive end is a big guy at 6-7, 273 pounds. CBS currently projects him as a Day 2 pick.

Whitehair is the top rated guard prospect in this year's class. The senior offensive lineman measures in at 6-4, 300 pounds and is projected to be a second round pick. He has experience at both guard and tackle.

Norris measures in at 6-1, 239 pounds. He's projected to be a Day 3 pick.

Houston-Carson played cornerback for three seasons before switching to safety as a senior. He measures in at 6-1, 197 pounds and projects to be a Day 2 pick.

McRoberts is 6-2, 202 pounds. The Division I FCS player projects to be a late Day 2 pick.

Gronkowksi is indeed the little brother of New England Patriots tight end Rob. He's arguably the best fullback in this class and he's projected to be a Day 3 pick.

Bradberry measures in at 6-1, 209 pounds. The Division I FCS player has spent most of his time at cornerback during his career.

As Tommy Lawlor notes, Kwiatkoski played SAM and WIL at WVU but has been lining up at inside linebacker during Senior Bowl practices. The Mountaineers player is 6-2, 241 pounds. He projects to be a late Day 3 pick or priority undrafted free agent.

Garnett is the 2015 Outland Trophy winner, which goes to the best interior offensive lineman in college football. The senior guard measures in at 6-5, 317 pounds. He projects to be a Day 2 pick. Watch this video of him absolutely destroying a defender.

Dahl is projected to be a late round pick. He measures in at 6-4, 299 pounds.


Disclaimer: Just because the Eagles are interviewing these players doesn't necessarily mean that they like them. But it's at least worth noting, and it's interesting to see which players the Eagles are potentially targeting.

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