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 DraftInsider.net:
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 knowndraft visits
CB Blake Countess, Auburn