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Report: Eagles will host UCF defensive tackle on pre-draft visit

Adding to the DT rotation?

Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl - Auburn v Central Florida Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

University of Central Florida defensive tackle Trysten Hill 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 NFL insider Mike Garafolo.

Hill measures in at nearly 6-3, 308 pounds. He finished his three-year college career with 71 total tackles, 20 tackles for loss, six sacks, and one forced fumble.

Here’s a scouting report via’s Lance Zierlein:

He’s the most talented and impactful defensive lineman on the team, but concerns over his football character and maturity have hindered his standing on the team at times. Despite starting just once this season, Hill was a gap bandit who disrupted running games and spent time harassing quarterbacks with consistent effort and hustle. He needs to get stronger and play with better control, but his get-off and athletic hands/feet should make him a rotational one-gapper if the maturity and coachability check out.

The red flags referenced in Zierlein’s scouting likely explain why the Eagles — along with many other teams — are hosting Hill on a pre-draft visit. They can use this opportunity to try to get to better understand his mental makeup. Hill reportedly clashed with UCF’s coaching staff in part due to a lack of playing time.

From an on-field perspective, Hill sounds like a good fit for Jim Schwartz’s attacking scheme. The Eagles still have a need for interior defensive line depth behind Fletcher Cox and Malik Jackson.

Zierlein projects Hill as a potential third-round pick. That lines up with Garafolo’s comment that Hill is likely a Day 2 pick. Of course, the Eagles currently don’t have a third but they do have two seconds.

Film breakdown:

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Complete list of known Philadelphia Eagles draft visits

UCF DT Trysten Hill

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Alabama RB Josh Jacobs - [Click here]

Georgia CB Deandre Baker - [Click here]

Virginia S Juan Thornhill - [Click here]

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Houston DT Ed Oliver - [Click here]

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

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

Penn State CB Amani Oruwariye - [Click here]

Arkansas G/C Hjalte Froholdt - [Click here]

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Alabama State OT Tytus Howard - [Click here]

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