Last week we looked at players the Eagles have shown interest in at the top of the draft.Here’s a window into prospects projected to go over the draft’s second two days.
Adrian Amos – S, Penn State, 6-foot-0, 218 lbs.
Amos improved greatly on his combine numbers (turning a 4.52 40-yard-dash into a 4.37) at Penn State’s pro day, and the Eagles were there to take notice.He has since worked out privately for the team.
Amos, who also played cornerback in college, has the cover skills the Eagles are looking for at safety. He had three interceptions in 2014.Penn State’s defense allowed the second fewest total yards and seventh fewest points per game in the country in 2014. Amos played in 49 games and started the final 37 of his career.
Chris Conley – WR, Georgia, 6-foot-2, 212 lbs.
Conley took the combine by storm with a 4.35 40-yard-dash and 45-inch vertical jump.Playing in Georgia’s run-oriented offense limited his opportunities, but when he did get the ball he produced: Eight touchdowns from 36 catches in 2014.He led the Bulldogs in receiving yards the last two seasons.
Conley played one season with Brandon Boykin at Georgia.Conley is keeping a draft diary for Georgia website Dawgs247, and said of his visit to Philadelphia: “That went well. It was fun, the furthest north I have ever been, and it was really productive.”
Tyler Lockett – WR, Kansas State, 5-foot-10, 182 lbs.
Lockett had great production throughout college that culminated in a 106 reception, 1515 yard, 11 touchdown senior season in 2014. Lockett is similar to Josh Huff in his ability to gain yards after the catch.He scored six return touchdowns.
His father Kevin (whose records Tyler broke at Kansas State) played in the NFL.Lockett has a reputation as a willing blocker and comes without character concerns.His size may limit him to slot duty.
Daryll Roberts – CB, Marshall, 6-foot-0, 182 lbs.
The Eagles hosted a visit from Roberts, who did not attend the combine but turned heads with his pro day. There he recorded a 4.36 40-yard-dash and 39-inch vertical leap.He had five interceptions over 51 games in college.
Marshall’s pass defense ranked ninth in the nation in yards per attempt allowed in 2014, and 23rd in yards allowed.Roberts is a physical corner who goes up and competes to deflect throws and shows a willingness to tackle.
Obum Gwacham – DE, Oregon St, 6-foot-5, 246 lbs.
Gwacham moved from wide receiver for the 2014 season, and got off to a fast start, with four sacks in his first four games.Gwacham is still learning the position, but has undeniable athleticism.He performed in the high-jump and triple jump for Oregon State’s track team.
The Eagles invited him for a visit, which Gwacham wrote positively about for his draft diary with the Oregonian, saying, “Everyone was very welcoming. Coach McGovern…seems like the kind of coach I’d want coaching me.”