The Eagles selected USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor with the 20th overall selection in the NFL draft. The 6'0", 198 lbs. wide out ran a 4.42 40-yard dash at the NFL combine and has similar measurables to former Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.
Agholor, who turns 22 on May 24th, caught 104 receptions for 1,313 yards and 12 touchdowns last season for the USC Trojans.
His scouting report (via ESPN):
Separation Skills - 2 - Doesn't have elite top-end speed or explosiveness but he's a smooth and sudden athlete with an above-average feel as a route-runner. Detailed in his stem with tempo to gain initial leverage and head-and-shoulder fakes to set up defenders. Efficient getting into breaks and shows above-average pop coming out to create separation. Displays above-average spatial awareness and avoids contact well to separate against zone coverage. Flashes quick hands and feet to gain clean release against press. Must continue to get stronger as a route-runner.
Ball Skills - 3 - Up and down in this area. On one hand, still has occasional focus drops on routine throws he should make. More often than not, though, he shows the ability to stab the ball away from his frame and flashes the ability to pluck on the move without breaking stride. Also shows good body control adjusting to throws outside of cylinder. Tracks deep throws over the shoulder well. Improved strength and focus in contested situations, but still has room to grow in this area.
Big play ability - 3 - Lacks an elite extra gear, but a quick starter with enough top-end speed to get behind defenders. Will never be a difference-maker in contested one-on-one battles down the field, but flashes the ability to occasionally use frame to shield defenders and win. Quick transition and decisive runner after the catch. Doesn't have elite elusiveness but shows ability to stick foot in the ground and accelerate out of cuts. Excellent open-field vision after the catch and as a returner on special teams.
Competitiveness - 2 - Excellent overall awareness and versatility. Lined up in multiple roles and constantly used in motion throughout film study. Willing to work the middle of the field and improved focus in this area in 2014. Still most comfortable outside the hashes in space than working in traffic. Competitive runner after the catch working for extra yards. Lacks elite size/strength as a run-blocker, but gives quality effort and works to cover up defenders.
Riley Cooper is still around too.
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