Combine: Eagles Look At Wide Receiver

While there is work to be done on defense and plenty of question marks to respond to on the offensive line, the Eagles are keeping all their options open. One option would be to take an impact wide receiver in the draft, if one is available.

During the Senior Bowl, Scout.com noted that the Eagles were showing interest in Notre Dame wide receiver Maurice Stovall. That interest continues as Scout.com has learned that at least two highly positioned decision makers with the Eagles believe Stovall could come in and play right away. Not only could he play, but they believe he could be an impact wide receiver from day one.

The Eagles liked Stovall's ability to catch the ball in traffic at the Senior Bowl practices and believe that his physical style of play would be a nice addition to the offense.

Certainly, the Eagles won't be the only team interested in Stovall. The San Diego Chargers have shown a lot of interest in him and seem to have him pretty high on their draft board in the early going. The Patriots met with Stovall at the Combines on Friday and seem to be pretty well interested in him as well.

One of the attractive things about Stovall is that he's not projected to go in the very early rounds of the draft and the Eagles can answer other needs before they would have to fear losing him. The question is just where in the draft Stovall will go and how high the Eagles would be interested in reaching to get him. Scout.com lists Stovall as the 7th best receiver available in the draft and if the Eagles believe he can have an immediate impact, they'll certainly keep an eye on him.

IrishEyes.com had a glowing report on Stovall: "He's a tall, rangy receiver that has enough speed to get deep. He had been inconsistent during his first two years, but last year he caught everything that was thrown his way."


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