The Eagles are looking for a deep threat to add to their passing attack. It's fitting, then, that the team will host speedy wide receiver Kolby Listenbee (awesome name) on a pre-draft visit in Philadelphia. Jared Tokarz (@NFLDraftInsider) reports Listenbee told him he's scheduled to meet with the Eagles and a few other teams.
Listenbee, 22, measures in at 6-0, 197 pounds. He finished his four-year career at TCU with 74 receptions for 1,432 yards and nine touchdowns. His 19.4 yards per reception is a testament to his big-play ability. Listenbee also rushed for 30 yards on three carries.
CBS Sports projects Listenbee to be a third or fourth round pick. Despite drafting three wide receivers with high picks in recent years (Jordan Matthews, Josh Huff, Nelson Agholor) the Eagles still need help at the position. They haven't had much of a reliable deep threat since DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin were still on the team. Listenbee could be the receiver they're hoping to find.
Here's a scouting report via NFL.com:
"Strengths - Able to win deep against man coverage. Averaged 19 yards per catch and 16 yards at the point of the catch in 2015. Natural hands. Doesn't typically have to fight the ball and shows very good concentration to eyeball throws into his hands. Adequate ball tracking and makes late adjustments on deep throws. Good hand fighter to free himself to be catch-ready. Has second gear to run under throws. Adjusts well to low throws and can go dig them out.
Weaknesses - Gangly with a frame that is too thin at this time. Takes an excessive amount of time to gear down into his breaks and is slow to turn and find the ball. Long-strider. Shows meager effort as blocker on wide receiver screens and in the running game. Saw targets and deep ball production fall off this season.
Bottom Line - Intriguing draft prospect with good height, hands and ball skills and the second gear to threaten defenses deep. Listenbee won't help much as a run blocker and he's not sudden enough to be a consistent worker from the slot, but winning deep can produce touchdowns which will get him into a camp."