Do the Eagles “tip their hand” with pre-draft visits?


We are just a few weeks away from the first day of the NFL Draft (April 25) and every team is doing their due diligence on prospective draftees by bringing them in for pre-draft visits.

These visits are arranged to see if the prospect meshes well with the coaching staff and to judge the player’s character. Each team is allotted 30 pre-draft private visits prior to the draft. These do not include the meetings at the Senior Bowl, East-West Shrine Game, and the combine. These are specific meetings where the prospect visits the team.

Meeting with a player can definitely signal interest from a team, but it could also be a smokescreen to try and get other teams to offer something for their draft pick.  

Have the Eagles been meeting with future draftees in recent years? Have they been meeting with players they actually did not have a real interest in? Let’s take a look at the past few years and which players were drafted from those visits. We’ll start with 2016, when #HowieSZN came back in charge after the Chip Kelly debacle.

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