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Houston cornerback Isaiah Johnson is one of the 30 prospects from the 2019 NFL Draft who will be hosted by the Eagles for a visit in Philadelphia, according to Aaron Wilson.

Johnson played wide receiver as a freshman and sophomore before moving to cornerback as a junior. In his final two years of college, Johnson logged 115 tackles, 12 passes defensed, and four interceptions.

The book on Johnson is that he’s an intriguing, raw talent. He’s big for a corner at just a shade over 6-2 and weighing in at 208 pounds.

Johnson isn’t the only big corner the Eagles have reportedly brought in for a pre-draft vist. They’ve also invited Penn State’s Amani Oruwariye to Philly. Maybe it’s just a coincidence but maybe it’s that the Eagles are looking to add more size to their secondary.

The Draft Network projects Johnson as an early Day 3 pick. The Eagles could look to draft and develop him over time. Cornerback isn’t an immediate need for the Eagles but the team does have to consider the future of the position. Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby are both set to be free agents after this season. Injuries have been a big issue for Sidney Jones. Rasul Douglas has been inconsistent at times while Avonte Maddox doesn’t necessarily have a set spot in the secondary.

Scouting report via NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein:

Press cornerback with imposing combination of size, length and speed, but in need of more work before he is game-ready. Johnson spent his first two seasons at receiver before transitioning over to the defensive side of the ball so there is still room for improvement, but also room for moldable growth. He has Day 1 traits, Day 2 talent and the consistency of a Day 3 corner, but patience and coaching could turn him into a disruptive press corner with starting potential by his second or third season.

Spider graph via Mockdraftable:

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Complete list of known Philadelphia Eagles draft visits

Houston CB Isaiah Johnson

Houston DT Ed Oliver - [Click here]

Maryland S Darnell Savage (Local) - [Click here]

Boston College OL Chris Lindstrom - [Click here]

Oklahoma OT Cody Ford - [Click here]

Ole Miss WR A.J. Brown - [Click here]

Penn State CB Amani Oruwariye - [Click here]

Arkansas G/C Hjalte Froholdt - [Click here]

TCU DE L.J. Collier - [Click here]

Old Dominion DE Oshane Ximines - [Click here]

Michigan RB Karan Higdon - [Click here]

Florida S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson - [Click here]

Alabama State OT Tytus Howard - [Click here]