Kansas State DE Jordan Willis schedules workout with the Eagles
24 March 2017 DRAFT Eagles News
According to Draft Analyst Tony Pauline Kansas State DE Jordan Willis plans to have a workout with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Kansas State prospect has been a three-year starter for the Wildcats program, with Willis saving his best for his last season. The 6-foot-4, 255-pound Willis posted 52 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, with a conference leading 11.5 sacks, earning Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Big 12 honors in 2016.
Willis had a superb showing at the combine and showed off his athleticism, posting a 4.53 in the 40 and 6.85s in the short shuttle, with a 39 inch vertical. Tony Pauline believes Willis has put himself in position to go in the second round of the NFL draft.
“I think it will be a stretch for Willis to end up in the late part of Round 1 but would expect him to be off the board during the top half of the second frame,” Pauline wrote.
NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein describes Willis as a player “who plays with a desired motor from whistle to whistle” and notes that he is a“ stack-and-shed edge defender with good play strength and quality hand work at the point of attack.”
With Willis’ upcoming workout in the next couple of weeks, that will make three total meetings with the Kansas State prospect. The Eagles had a brief meeting with Willis at the Senior Bowl and sent DL coach Chris Wilson to his pro day.
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