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Arizona State N’Keal Harry is one of 30 prospects from the 2019 NFL Draft to be hosted by the Eagles for a visit in Philadelphia, according to a report from NJ.com’s Ryan Dunleavy.

Harry, 21, measures in at over 6-2, 228 pounds. The junior finished his college career with 213 receptions for 2,889 yards (13.6 average) and 22 receiving touchdowns. He rushed 23 times for 144 yards (6.3 average) and three scores. Harry’s 14 punt returns went for a 11.8 average and one touchdown.

This is an interesting visit since the Eagles don’t have an immediate need at wide receiver. Philly is already set there with the trio of Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, and Nelson Agholor in place.

Of course, Agholor is currently set to be a free agent after the 2019 season. Alternatively, the Eagles can trade him at any point to clear up $9.4 million in cap space.

Perhaps the Eagles view Harry as a potential Agholor replacement. The two players offer different skill sets but there’s thought Harry could be a big slot type. Note that the Eagles also hosted A.J. Brown, another potential big slot receiver, on an official pre-draft visit.

Harry is thought to be one of the top receivers in this year’s class. The Draft Network ranks him third at his position and No. 26 overall. He’s drawn comparisons to the likes of Allen Robinson and the Eagles’ own Alshon Jeffery. Not everyone is so high on him, though, as Harry doesn’t even crack Daniel Jeremiah’s top 50 prospects.

Scouting report from NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein:

Back-shoulder boss who thrives with contested catch opportunities outside the numbers but lacks explosive traits. Harry’s ability to body-up opponents and win with ball skills is undeniable, but his inability to find a threatening top gear or shake loose from tight man coverage must be accounted for within his new employer’s scheme. His experience playing inside should help and teams will love his impact as a run-blocker. His competitiveness and ability to come down with the ball could make him a productive member of wide receiver trio in short order.

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Complete list of known Philadelphia Eagles draft visits

Arizona State WR N’Keal Harry

Alabama RB Josh Jacobs - [Click here]

Georgia CB Deandre Baker - [Click here]

Virginia S Juan Thornhill - [Click here]

Houston CB Isaiah Johnson - [Click here]

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]