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2016 NFL Draft: Eagles hosted underrated Auburn cornerback on a pre-draft visit

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For more information on which draft prospects are visiting with the Eagles, [check out our 2016 NFL Draft Prospect Visits Tracker].

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The window for pre-draft visits prior to the 2016 NFL Draft ended last week, but it's recently been reported the Eagles got one last visit in before the deadline passed. According to Tony Pauline, the Eagles brought "underrated" Auburn cornerback Blake Countess to Philadelphia.

The 22-year-old defensive back began his college career at Michigan. In three years with the Wolverines, Countess racked up 114 tackles, six interceptions, 13 passes defensed, and one forced fumble. Then he transferred to Auburn where he played cornerback and safety in 2015. Countess had 70 tackles, two interceptions, and 10 passes defensed as senior. He was named Auburn’s Defensive MVP last year.

Countess is projected to be a late round pick. The Eagles have two selections in the seventh round so maybe they'll be able to use one of those on him. Here's a scouting report via

Positive: Michigan transfer who started at cornerback and safety for Auburn last season posting 71 tackles, 2 INT's and 11 PBUs. Underrated cover corner best facing the action. Physical and works hard defending the run. Willingly lays his pads into receivers or ball handlers when the opportunity exists. Effectively reads the quarterbacks eyes, displays good anticipation and has a nice move to the throw. Shows a burst to the play and a solid open field tackler.

Negative: Deep speed is a concern and struggles in downfield coverage. Struggles making plays with his back to the ball and does a bit of face guarding.

Analysis: Countess is a versatile defensive back who offers possibilities in dime coverage and on special teams.

No spider graph available for Countess since he didn't attend the NFL Combine, but here are his pro day numbers via National Football Post.

Countess ran a 4.46 in the 40-yard dash at his campus Pro Day workout.

He had a 36 1/2 inch vertical leap, bench pressed 225 pounds 21 times, more reps than many linemen.

Countess had a 10-2 broad jump.

Complete list of known Eagles draft visits

QB Dak Prescott, Mississippi State

WR Kolby Listenbee, TCU

CB Cyrus Jones, Alabama

WR Mike Thomas, Southern Mississippi

CB Rashard Robinson, LSU

LB Deion Jones, LSU

DE Yannick Ngakoue, Maryland

RB Paul Perkins, UCLA

WR Demarcus Robinson, Florida

QB Carson Wentz, North Dakota State

QB Jared Goff, Cal

LB Nick Kwiatkoski, West Virginia

RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State

QB Paxton Lynch, Memphis

WR Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia

LB Steven Daniels, Boston College

CB Daryl Worley, West Virginia

DE Alex McCalister, Florida

S T.J. Green, Clemson

OT Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame

CB Blake Countess, Auburn