ILB Lamin Barrow, LSU
As an interior linebacker from LSU, Barrow should have little trouble adapting to the NFL. If there’s any doubt, just ask former teammate and current Eagles lineman Bennie Logan, who Barrow cleaned up after for a few seasons with the Tigers. Barrow is not a big playmaker or special athlete, but he is a solid football player.
NT Daniel McCullers, Tennessee / NT Justin Ellis, Louisiana Tech
McCullers could go higher than this purely on the basis of his incredible size (6’7”, 348 lbs.) and the fact that he played against SEC talent at Tennessee. Scouting reports, like this one from B/R NFL Draft Featured Columnist Dan Hope, read that he’s one dimensional, though, and purely a run-stuffer. It is tough to see the Eagles being interested in him any earlier than Day 3.
Ellis is another monster of a man, as he weighed in above 350 at the East-West Shrine Game and was playing at 340 pounds at the Senior Bowl. He drew rave reviews for his agility and technique at both events. Level of competition was a concern for him coming from Louisiana Tech, but he seems to have erased those concerns with his last two performances. He should continue to rise up draft boards.
DE Kareem Martin, North Carolina
Martin was an extremely productive end in UNC’s 4-3 scheme, racking up 21.5 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks in 2013. He is 6’6”, 272 pounds, and he is expected to run a 4.7 in the 40-yard dash, according to scouting reports, all of which begs the question why he wouldn’t go higher. The Eagles won’t ask questions if he drops to them here.
CB Jaylen Watkins, Florida
Watkins is the brother of Clemon wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who will most likely be selected within the top-10 picks of this draft, so you can imagine what kind of athlete Jaylen is. He lined up at both corner and safety at Florida, so he’s tremendously versatile. He’ll play somewhere for a lot of years in the NFL.
WR Josh Huff, Oregon
Huff’s height (5’11”) might preclude Philadelphia from choosing him, but he’s stronger than most other guys his size. He will most likely be a slot receiver at the next level, but he can also line up on the outside.
Chip Kelly knows what this kid is all about, too, although Huff didn’t have his breakout season until after Kelly left Oregon. Last season, Huff came up with 62 catches for 1,140 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior.
G Anthony Steen, Alabama
Steen played for Eagles offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland at Alabama. He doesn’t possess elite size or talent, but Steen would be ahead of the game in terms of development due to this, and he obviously fits what the Eagles are trying to do.
TE C.J. Fiedorowicz, Iowa
The Eagles have no real need for another tight end at the moment—least of all this high in the draft—but if Fiedorowicz falls to the club this late, it might not be able to help itself.
The Iowa product is 6’6” and 262 pounds, yet he is fast enough to get open down the field. Can Chip Kelly’s offense have too many productive tight ends?