December is here and we are hitting the home stretch of the college football season. At the moment the Eagles find themselves in the hunt for a divisional title, but with another loss or two they might have an early off-season and high-to-mid round draft pick.
Eagles scouts have been busy this season checking out college football practices and games in all parts of the country. You can check out their known August scouting assignments here, September scouting assignments here, and October scouting assignments here.
This article will be detailing the known games and practices Eagles scouts were seen at in November, and taking a stab at who the Eagles might have been scouting for the 2019 Draft. Let’s dive right in:
Alabama vs. LSU – November 3rd
NFL scouts with seats in the press box for Alabama-LSU:
— Charlie Potter (@Charlie_Potter) November 3, 2018
Alabama: Raekwon Davis | DE | 6’7, 316 lbs| Jr.
An absolute UNIT on the defensive line for the Crimson Tide, Davis swallows up offensive lineman as the anchor for Alabama. Davis uses strong hands to keep O-lineman at bay to shed and make the tackle against the run. An elite defender against the run, but still developing into his pass-rushing abilities.
Alabama: Quinnen Williams | DT | 6’4, 295 lbs| So.
Unless the Eagles fall to a bottom five team, there is no chance at them being able to walk to the podium to call Williams’ name. An elite defensive product out of Alabama and a consensus top three pick, Q uses his array of pass rushing abilities and strong hands to make his money. Much like his teammate Raekwon Davis, when double teamed he anchors his position and doesn’t give up much despite a smaller frame for a defensive lineman.
Alabama: Deionte Thompson | S | 6’2, 196 lbs| Jr.
Another consensus top 10 pick out of Alabama, the Eagles will be lucky if he falls to the bottom half of the draft. Thompson possesses elite range as a single high safety, and loves to make a hit. Thompson would fit right in and lead the new wave of Eagles safeties, after Mcleod’s contract is up in 2020.
Alabama: Jonah Williams | LT | 6’5, 301 lbs| Jr.
Starting at tackle since his freshman year at Alabama, Williams has been a mainstay on the edge for the Crimson Tide. Depending how the draft board falls, Williams may also be a top 10 pick and out of the reach of the Eagles. However, Williams’ technique, strength, and lateral ability will allow him to fill in as the blind side protector for any franchise that calls him name.
Alabama: Damien Harris | RB | 5’11, 215 lbs| Sr.
A guy who has seemingly been running between the tackles for Bama for ages, Harris the Senior is finally heading to the NFL. Harris has good hands out of the backfield, and can bang between the tackles as a jack of all trades, no true master of one. Harris reminds me a bit of Mark Ingram with his playing style (by no means is he Ingram yet).
Alabama: Mack Wilson | ILB | 6’2, 239 lbs| Jr.
Fast. Ferocious. Wilson, an aggressive linebacker who is always looking to make a hit. Blitzes well from the ILB position and has shown ability to shed blocks to fill holes. If he can’t get to the QB or is in zone coverage, the arms are up trying to block passes. Wilson’s best trait is in coverage, where he is able to utilize his athleticism. Unfortunately with his aggressiveness comes missed tackles due to throwing his body around rather than always wrapping up. If the Eagles decide to move on from Hicks in his quiet contract year , Mack Wilson will be a solid replacement.
LSU: Devin White | LB | 6’1, 240 lbs| Jr.
The man rode his horse through Death Valley. Regarding his play, White is regarded by some as the fastest LB in college football, and a huge contributor to LSU’s resurrgance to CFB’s elite. Much like Wilson, White is a fast and aggressive LB, which is desired in today’s NFL. Again with Hicks relatively quiet season in a contract year, the Eagles may be looking for a younger replacement in the LB corps.
LSU: Garrett Brumfield | G | 6’4, 303 lbs| Sr.
Brumfield uses athleticism to pull and strength to stun rushers. Can be a great fit in the Eagles scheme, just needs to work on his technique as he seems to get beat when over extended.
Ohio State vs. Nebraska – November 3rd
NFL scouts from the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles are slated to attend today's Ohio State-Nebraska game.
— Garrett Stepien (@GarrettStepien) November 3, 2018
Ohio State: Dre’Mont Jones | DT | 6’3, 286 lbs| Jr.
If he chooses to come out early, Jones will likely be an early-round pick. The Eagles could use help at Defensive Tackle with Fletcher Cox the only known part of the future at the position.
Ohio State: Parris Campbell| WR | 6’1, 208 lbs| Sr.
Campbell is a player exactly like Nelson Agholor – you want to get the ball in his hand as soon as possible so he can use his speed to break a big play. If Agholor (and Golden Tate) walk in free agency, Campbell can be a legitimate replacement who steps right into the slot role. He could also be the team’s future at Kick Returner and Punt Returner.
Ohio State: Damon Arnette | CB | 6’0, 195 lbs| Jr.
Has the size and speed to be a good Cornerback in the NFL. Ronald Darby is in his last year of his contract and with him tearing his ACL the team might not want to bring him back. They will need to add a Cornerback to keep their depth at the position, and Arnette could be in play for the Eagles if he declares early for the draft.
Ohio State: Michael Jordan | OL | 6’7, 312 lbs| Jr.
Jordan could play the Guard or Center position in the NFL. If he declares for the draft, his versatility could make him a likely target for an Eagles team that lacks good Offensive Line depth.
Ohio State: Kendall Sheffield | CB | 6’0, 193 lbs| Jr.
If he declares, Sheffield could be a Day Two option for the Eagles if they want an addition to their secondary. He would need to add a little more muscle though if he doesn’t want to be bullied by bigger receivers.
Ohio State: Isaiah Prince | OT | 6’7, 310 lbs| Sr.
Jason Peters is likely in his last season as an Eagle. The team could think about moving Lane Johnson to Left Tackle to protect Wentz’s blindside and drafting Prince to be a Right Tackle.
Ohio State: Mike Weber| RB | 5’10, 214 lbs| Jr.
If he declares, Weber could be a later-round option for the Eagles. The Donnell Pumphrey experiment didn’t work out for the Eagles, but drafting Weber later could be more of a low-risk/high-reward situation.
Nebraska: Stanley Morgan Jr.| WR | 6’1, 200 lbs| Sr.
A very physical Wide Reciever who could be a solid mid-late round draft pick. Morgan Jr. has the ability to be a dynamic playmaker.
North Carolina State vs Wake Forest – November 8th
— Shawn Krest (@ShawnKrest) November 8, 2018
North Carolina State: Garrett Bradbury | C | 6’3, 300 lbs| Sr.
Bradbury is a bit larger, but his playing style looks like Jason Kelce’s. Could be a solid draft choice and predecessor to 62.
North Carolina State: Reggie Gallaspy| RB | 5’11, 235 lbs| Sr.
A big back with speed and good vision is dangerous in the NFL. Gallaspy isn’t on many radars yet, but this back can be a potential sleeper in 2019.
North Carolina State: Ryan Finley | QB | 6’4, 212 lbs| Sr.
The Eagles don’t need a Quarterback, but might be in the market for one if Nick Foles and Nate Sudfeld leave in the offseason. The team might have been doing due diligence on Finley to see if he’d make a nice back-up to Carson Wentz.
North Carolina State: Kelvin Harmon | WR | 6’3, 214 lbs| Jr.
The Eagles found their #2 Wide Receiver for the season by trading for Golden Tate at the Trade Dealine, but he is likely too expensive to re-sign after the season. The Eagles could draft Harmon if he declares for the draft, and let him become the #2 guy behind Alshon Jeffery.
North Carolina State: Germaine Pratt | LB | 6’3, 240 lbs| Sr.
Could be a late-round flyer for a team who is looking to add depth to their Linebacker core. He converted from the Safety position and is a great tackler, which would be a breath of fresh air for the Eagles.
Wake Forest : Cameron Glenn | S | 6’1, 205 lbs| Sr.
Rodney McLeod could become a cap-casualty, and Avonte Maddox isn’t a known commodity yet at the Safety position. Glenn could become the next Safety for the Eagles since Jim Schwartz is stubborn and wouldn’t try Jalen Mills at the position this season.
Wake Forest : Ryan Anderson | C | 6’6, 305 lbs| Sr.
Jason Kelce is getting older, and so far Isaac Seumalo hasn’t lived up to the hype of being a 3rd-round pick in 2016. Anderson could be the back-up until Kelce starts declining.
Clemson vs. Boston College – November 10th
@NFL scouts from @Chargers , @MiamiDolphins, @49ers , @Patriots , @Eagles and @Redskins. Also on hard @sskroughriders Roughriders of the @CFL on hand for @BCFootball vs @ClemsonFB. Bowl reps as well @BosHeraldSports .
— Rich Thompson (@richiet400) November 10, 2018
Clemson: Clelin Ferrell | DE | 6’5, 260 lbs| Jr.
The only way the Eagles will end up with a shot at getting Ferrell is if they have a monumental collapse in the second-half of the season. Ferrell is an athletic freak and would be an excellent replacement if the team lets Brandon Graham walk in Free Agency.
Clemson: Dexter Lawrence | DT | 6’4, 350 lbs| Jr.
He excels in pressuring the Quarterback and stopping the run game. The Eagles do need a baller next to Fletcher Cox since Tim Jernigan’s status is up in the air, but they likely won’t use a first-round pick on a Defensive Tackle, which is likely where Lawrence will be picked if he leaves school early for the draft.
Clemson: Christian Wilkins | DT | 6’4, 315 lbs| Sr.
Wilkins can get to the Quarterback in a hurry, which is exactly what the Eagles need from the interior of the Defensive Line. He will likely fall into the same category as Dexter Lawrence, a first-round worthy pick that the Eagles won’t use because they have bigger needs.
Clemson: Tre Lamar | LB | 6’4, 255 lbs| Jr.
The Eagles don’t have a lot of depth at the Linebacker position, and if Jordan Hicks walks in free agency the Eagles could very-well use an early-round pick on a player like Lamar, who has a lot of potential and wants to leave school early.
Clemson: Austin Bryant | DE | 6’6, 280 lbs| Sr.
Bryant has enough length to be able to bat down a lot of balls at the line of scrimmage. The Eagles need to draft at least one Defensive End in 2019 with Chris Long’s likely retirement and Brandon Graham and Michael Bennett’s futures in Philadelphia unknown.
Clemson: Hunter Renfrow | WR | 5’10, 185 lbs| Sr.
If Nelson Agholor walks in the offseason, the Eagles will be in need of a slot receiver. Renfrow could be a late-round option and get a shot of winning that position battle in the preseason.
Clemson: Mark Fields | CB | 5’10, 180 lbs| Sr.
A smaller Cornerback which might make him an option for the slot. It seems like Avonte Maddox’s future might be at the Safety position, so the future of the slot is wide open.
Clemson: Kendall Joseph | CB | 6’0, 235 lbs| Sr.
A large Cornerback (Rasul Douglas is the only Cornerback on the current roster who is taller and heavier than Joseph). If the Eagles want to eventually have size at the position, Joseph and Douglas could be the outside corners, while Sidney Jones handles the slot.
Clemson: Trayvon Mullen | CB | 6’1, 195 lbs| Jr.
Mullen is a Cornerback with great size for his position, which could come in handy when playing against taller receivers. If Mullen declares and the Eagles secondary doesn’t turn things around Howie Roseman will be inclined to use a high-pick on a Cornerback.
Clemson: Mitch Hyatt | OT | 6’5, 310 lbs| Sr.
The Eagles need depth at the Tackle position. If Jordan Mailata doesn’t end up looking like the answer at Left Tackle, Hyatt could be the next option.
Boston College: Zach Allen | DL | 6’5, 285 lbs| Sr.
Allen can be a Defensive End or Defensive Tackle, which helps his chances of the Eagles wanting him since the team likes to rotate their Defensive Line around.
Boston College: Chris Lindstrom | G | 6’4, 310 lbs| Sr.
Lindstrom can play the Tackle position as well, but moving forward he is most likely to have the most success in the NFL as a Guard. The Eagles Left Guard depth chart is fluid right now, and if the team doesn’t find an answer they like this season they will be in the market for help there.
Boston College: Tommy Sweeney | TE | 6’5, 260 lbs| Sr.
The Eagles don’t really need a Tight End with Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert excelling. If the team wants a good 3rd-Tight End to be able to put on the field, they could take a late-round flyer on a guy in the draft.
Boston College: Wyatt Ray | DE | 6’3, 255 lbs| Sr.
Plays well on the edge to force runners inside, which would be beneficial for an Eagles team that has Fletcher Cox feasting on Runningbacks.
Northwestern vs. Iowa – November 10th
Bowl scouts for Iowa-Northwestern: Holiday Bowl 2, Outback 2, Citrus 1.
NFL scouts: LA Rams 2, NY Jets, Philadelphia Eagles
— Scott Dochterman (@ScottDochterman) November 10, 2018
Northwestern: Clayton Thorson | QB | 6’4, 226 lbs| Sr.
Joe Douglas watching Thorson in person is a pretty big deal. Obviously the team is happy with Carson Wentz as its franchise Quarterback, but Nick Foles will likely be traded or released this offseason. Meanwhile, Nate Sudfeld is a Free Agent this spring, which means the team is down to just Wentz at Quarterback. The team will need a capable back-up since Wentz has already had one major injury in his NFL career.
Northwestern: Montre Hartage | CB | 6’0, 195 lbs| Sr.
He plays great in zone coverage and is able to disrupt plays by getting hands on passes and affecting the receiver enough to drop the pass.
Iowa: Parker Hesse | DE | 6’3, 261 lbs| Sr.
Hesse as an undersized EDGE gets it done with the old Iowa hard work and motor. This name would be late flier, but could end up being a solid project piece.
Ohio State vs. Michigan State – November 10th
NFL scouts from the Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles are slated to attend today's Ohio State-Michigan State game.
— Garrett Stepien (@GarrettStepien) November 10, 2018
*see previously mentioned Ohio State players*
Wisconsin vs. Penn State – November 10th
Scout schedule at two more games:
— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) November 9, 2018
Penn State: Amani Oruwariye | CB | 6’1, 203 lbs| Sr.
At 6’1, Oruwariye has the ability to go up against the likes of Mike Evans or A.J. Green and not be overmatched by their size. Ronald Darby is in a contract year, and Jalen Mills has been unimpressive to start the year. If the Eagles decide to move on from one of them, they could go with Sidney Jones and Oruwariye on the outside, with Avonte Maddox slipping into the Slot Corner position.
Penn State: Connor McGovern | C/G | 6’5, 323 lbs| Jr.
McGovern is currently regarded as one of the best inside Offensive Linemen in the country. So far this season the Eagles Offensive Line has been a disappointment, letting Carson Wentz be hit often in his first two games back from his ACL injury. If the front office feels the Offensive Line isn’t doing a good enough job protecting their franchise QB, they could decide to go with an Lineman like McGovern to take over Stefen Wisniewski or Jason Kelce’s spot.
Penn State: Shareef Miller | EDGE | 6’5, 260 lbs| Sr.
Miller has a lot of speed and can get to the QB quick if he makes his man miss, but has trouble with overpowering an Offensive Lineman to bring more pressure to a QB. The Eagles will likely be in the market for a Defensive End next season for a few different reasons: Chris Long will likely be retiring, Brandon Graham is a free agent, and Michael Bennett’s contract situation makes him a likely candidate to be cut.
Penn State: DeAndre Thompkins | WR | 5’11, 188 lbs| Sr.
Thompkins doesn’t have the prototypical size desired in an NFL wide out, but consistently on tape Thompkins has shown the ability to stretch the field and re-position himself to the ball in order to make a catch. With the 2019 draft class stacked at the position, don’t expect to hear Thompkins name until day 3.
Penn State: Nick Scott | S | 5’11, 200 lbs| Sr.
A great open field tackler, who loves to make a huge hit. Coverage skills need some work, and will be a project safety in the NFL.
Penn State: Trace McSorely | QB | 6’0, 201 lbs| Sr.
Undersized. Runs too much. These are the knocks against Trace, however I do see potential from McSorely. McSorely does have the arm strength to play in the NFL. On film are consistent plays where McSorely works through the pocket while keeping his eyes down field, and delivering a strike when he could have tucked and picked up 7. He has shown flashes of a great deep ball, but his touch still needs some work. If he falls to the 4th or 5th round, Howie and the gang may want to take a look at him as a backup/project to trade down the line.
Iowa vs. Illinois – November 17th
On hand for today's Iowa-Illinois game at Champaign includes a @taxslayerbowl scout, and NFL scouts from the Texans, Vikings, Eagles and Colts.
— Scott Dochterman (@ScottDochterman) November 17, 2018
*see previously mentioned Iowa players*
Oklahoma vs. West Virginia – November 23rd
A long list of NFL reps will be in attendance for tonight's #WVU-OU game:
-San Francisco 49ers
-New York Giants
— Patrick Kotnik (@PatrickKotnik) November 23, 2018
West Virginia: Gary Jennings | WR | 6’2, 215 lbs| Sr.
Jennings could take pressure off of Alshon Jeffery on the outside and help Carson Wentz move the ball downfield.
West Virginia: Will Grier | QB | 6’2, 223 lbs| Sr.
Again maybe the Eagles were looking at a Quarterback because of the contract situations with Nick Foles and Nate Sudfeld. If both leave the Eagles will need to either draft a Quarterback like Grier, or sign a competent back-up in Free Agency.
West Virginia: Yodny Cajuste | OT | 6’5, 321 lbs| Sr.
Cajuste is the Mountaineers’ Left Tackle, and if he shows out and plays well the Eagles might have him in mind to replace Jason Peters.
West Virginia: David Sills | WR | 6’4, 210 lbs| Sr.
A tall redzone option for Carson Wentz if the team wants another redzone threat. The Eagles already have plenty of those though with Alshon Jeffery, Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert.
Oklahoma: Cody Ford | T | 6’4, 338 lbs| Jr.
If the Eagles decide to bookend their offensive line with two Oklahoma Sooners, it will be hard to vote against them. Ford was a raw mauler coming into college and has worked his way from playing inside at guard to playing right tackle. The Eagles have shown they value versatility in their offensive lineman. Ford has good feet and elite strength. On film Ford shows the ability to drop the anchor and pushes the width of the pocket consistently.
Oklahoma: Bobby Evans | T | 6’4 316lbs | Jr
Much of the same between Evans and Ford. Evans consistently protected Murray’s blindside. Athletic enough even to pull when asked to. Great feet and good at pushing the width of the pocket. Evans has played both right and left tackle at Oklahoma.
Oklahoma: Dru Samia | G | 6’5, 303 lbs| Sr.
Big and nasty. Dru Samia plays with an aggression that you look for in an offensive guard. Has the mobility to pull and get out in space on screens.
Oklahoma: Marquise Brown| WR | 5’10, 168 lbs| Jr.
Marquise Brown may have played himself into the top 15 of 2019’s NFL draft. While watching his tape, I cannot help but see a Desean Jackson/Tyreek Hill. With elite speed and change of direction, Brown can fit right in with the Eagles as that “chunk play” or “special weapon” kind of guy. Alshon, Nelson, Hollywood Brown, Ertz, and Adams. Time to get back to 2017 offensive numbers.
Ohio State vs. Michigan – November 24th
12 NFL teams have scouts attending today's Ohio State vs. Michigan game. Browns, Bears and Steelers will each have two scouts, while Jaguars, Giants, Chargers, Lions, Titans, Eagles, Dolphins, Raiders and Colts will each have one.
— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) November 24, 2018
*see previously mentioned Ohio State players*
Michigan: Rashan Gary | DL | 6’5, 283 lbs| Jr.
Gary will likely be off the board very early in this year’s Draft, so unless the Eagles have a meltdown this season, they probably won’t be close to saying his name at the podium. But if the Eagles are able to get him, they likely won’t need Tim Jernigan, and could release him due to his contract no longer being guaranteed due to his offseason injury.
Michigan: Chase Winovich | DL | 6’3, 255 lbs| Jr.
Winovinch is an early-round talent, and could give the Eagles another young player to add to their Defensive Line core. Derek Barnett is the only Defensive Lineman on the team currently that is under 26 years old.
Michigan: Lavert Hill | CB | 5’11, 181 lbs| Jr.
Pretty much the only downside to Hill is his size. He is a physical Cornerback that can go toe-to-toe with a team’s outside Wide Receiver. The Eagles will likely only pick a Cornerback if they end up letting Ronald Darby walk in free agency after the season.
Michigan: Khaleke Hudson | LB/S | 6’0, 220 lbs| Jr.
Hudson gives off a Jabrill Peppers/Tyrann Mathieu/Malcolm Jenkins vibe. He is a versatile player who can be moved up in the box or play back as a Safety. He is also a great special teamer as well. The Eagles could definitely be in the market for someone with his versatility.
Michigan: Devin Bush | LB | 5’11, 233 lbs| Jr.
Another star Linebacker on Michigan’s squad. Nigel Bradham will be 30 years old next season, and Jordan Hicks will need a new contract at the end of this season. If he doesn’t prove he can stay healthy, the Eagles could let Hicks walk and draft a Linebacker early.
Michigan: Tyree Kinnel | DB | 5’11, 215 lbs| Sr.
Kinnel has prototypical size for a Safety, and the Eagles will be in the market for one with Corey Graham retiring after this season and Chris Maragos becoming a free agent.
Michigan: Karan Higdon | RB | 5’10, 202 lbs| Sr.
Hidden seems to be a jack of all trades, but doesn’t have an elite trait to him. Darren Sproles will be retiring at the end of the season, and with his so-called heir to his throne Donnell Pumphrey not working out, the Eagles will be in the market for a Runningback.