It seems like we might be able to add Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley to the Eagles’ list of 30 official pre-draft visits. Conley posted an Instagram live update of himself at the Philadelphia airport this week (hat tip to BGN reader @doglasspeterson).
It would make sense that the Eagles are showing interest in Conley. Some, such as Mel Kiper, believe he could be in play at Philadelphia’s No. 14 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Birds have an obvious need for more cornerback talent.
The athletic Conley measures in at 6-0, 195 pounds. He played 35 games at Ohio State and finished with 91 tackles, 15 passes defensed, and six interceptions.
BGN’s Ben Natan ranks Conley as the third best corner in this year’s class behind fellow Buckeye defender Marshon Lattimore and the injured Sidney Jones.
A part of Ohio State's magnificent secondary, Gareon Conley is an outstanding athlete and cover cornerback. His speed and size is exactly what NFL teams want on the perimeter of their defenses. The only thing keeping him from being the best cornerback in the class is the fact that he is a truly atrocious tackler and the lack of effort and physicality he brings to the run game is a defensive liability. The fact that he is that bad as a run defender and still be ranked this high should say something about how good he is in coverage.
For more on Conley, check out this very good film breakdown.
The Film Room Ep. 27: Gareon Conley Scouting Report
Draft analysts are linking this cornerback to the Eagles.Posted by Bleeding Green Nation: For Philadelphia Eagles Fans on Thursday, March 16, 2017
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Complete list of known Philadelphia Eagles draft visits
Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey - [Click here]
Washington WR John Ross - [Click here]
Alabama LB Ryan Anderson - [Click here]
Alabama LB Reuben Foster - [Click here]
Florida State RB Dalvin Cook - [Click here]
LSU RB Leonard Fournette - [Click here]
Clemson WR Mike Williams - [Click here]
Western Michigan WR Corey Davis - [Click here]
IUP OL Ethan Cooper - [Click here]
Connecticut DB Obi Melifonwu - [Click here]
Grambling State WR Chad Williams - [Click here]
West Virginia WR Shelton Gibson - [Click here]
LSU S Jamal Adams - [Click here]
Ohio State CB Gareon Conley