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New Eagles assistant coach was running wide receivers drills at the 2020 NFL Combine

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Plus: NFL Network made sure to emphasize Doug Pederson was watching a certain prospect.

NFL: Combine Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles seemingly left no stone unturned when it came to evaluating wide receiver prospects at this week’s NFL Combine.

This development comes as no surprise, of course, but it’s still nice to see their interest on display.

The Eagles reportedly used a number of their 45 official interviews on receivers, including some legitimate deep threats. One of those players was Henry Ruggs III, who ran a blazing 4.28 40-yard dash as NFL Network showed Doug Pederson closely watching on.

The Eagles also got to experience a hands on approach since newly hired wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead was putting players through drills in Indianapolis.

It’s not like this is some huge advantage since other teams will have opportunities to put players though private workouts and pro day drills leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft.

Still, the Eagles can use any little edge they can get when it comes to finding receiver help. We all know they desperately need it and they’ve previously struggled to correctly identify and/or develop talent at the position.

EAGLES WIDE RECEIVER DRAFT PICKS SINCE 2010

Riley Cooper
Marvin McNutt
Jordan Matthews
Josh Huff
Nelson Agholor
Mack Hollins
Shelton Gibson
JJ Arcega-Whiteside