With most of the big names having made up their minds in free agency, the Philadelphia Eagles should be in full-on draft-preparation mode from here on out.
Sure enough, head coach Chip Kelly and a number of Birds scouts have already been sighted at pro days at various universities around the country.
Of course, not all pro days are created equal. Obviously, the Eagles' attendance holds a lot more weight when Kelly himself is at the event. Some schools may have only one or two legitimate prospects to check out, or their best and brightest don’t play positions of need.
Simply put, some pro days are more important than others. We’re here to tell you which ones are important to the Eagles.
NFL coaches, scouts and GMs are traveling all over the country in March and April to get one more chance to see draft prospects up close at their college “pro days.”
Of course, the pro day is just one small part of the evaluation process. At their core, selections on draft day are based on production on the football field. Sanctioned events like the combine or the pro day offer front offices one more chance to meet the players and evaluate them in person, to further gauge what value these prospects could bring to their teams.
We’re already well into the pro day workouts, and as it turns out, Kelly and the Eagles have made a majority of their biggest stops.
Ahead in this presentation, we look at several places the Eagles have been, a couple of more places they are going and what it all could mean on draft day.