In seven days time, fans across the NFL will be reacting to the selections made by their favorite teams on day one of of the NFL Draft, preparing for a weekend of sleepers, steals and surprises. The Eagles currently own a hefty bag of late-round picks, so here are five under-the-radar names the Birds may be keeping an Eagle-eye on.
WR, Penny Hart, Georgia State
I’m a little biased when it comes to Penny Hart, purely because when I finally got my hands on a copy of NCAA Football 14 over here in the UK, my first save was with Georgia State and Penny Hart was just incredible. Because of that, I’ve followed his progress very closely. Posting 1,121 yards and 8 touchdowns in 2017, Hart Followed up his successful campaign with a slightly less productive 2018, although he showed plenty of versatility.
His ability to change speed and make clean and concise cuts on deep routes make him a threat from anywhere on the field. He’s extremely quick getting off the line of scrimmage and will soak up the sun when given space to do so. The only real drawback I can see is that he lacks the desired play-strength (standing at 5’8, 180 lbs) to consistently beat NFL DB’s (although can be improved) and as a result, relies on his agility which won’t always be enough when asked to drive vertically.
Hart projects to be a perfect slot receiver at the NFL level and given that the Eagles have no idea what the long-term future has in store for Nelson Agholor, grooming a long-term replacement could be a perfect plan.
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