Eagles schedule private workout with Maryland WR DJ Moore and official team visit with LB Jermaine Carter Jr.
According to Draft Analyst’s Tony Pauline, the Philadelphia Eagles have scheduled a private workout with Maryland WR DJ Moore and set up an official team visit for LB Jermaine Carter Jr.
The Maryland wide receiver prospect and Philadelphia native, has turned heads in the scouting community and has the flashed the kind of ability that should land him in the first round. The explosive talent showcases the ability to work in the slot, over the middle, get verticle on the outside, and showcase the vision of a running back in space. Moore started 12 games, hauling in 80 receptions (Terrapin school record) for 1,033 yards and eight scores, leading the team in receiving as a sophomore, with 41 grabs for 637 yards and six touchdowns, adding his services as Maryland’s top return man.
While the Eagles will hold a workout for Moore, there is a good chance that Moore may not be on the board by pick No.32. The Panthers, Cowboys, and Titans all have workouts planned with the talented prospect. However, it’s good to see the Eagles do their due diligence on players in range for them.
THE SKINNY: Although the Eagles have Alshon Jeffery(WR 1), Mike Wallace(WR 2) and Nelson Agholor (WR 3) in place, the wide receivers group could use a dynamic young talent that can work inside and outside, with crazy RAC ability to help on special teams as a returner.
Linebacker Jermaine Carter Jr was mentioned as a “potential late-round” selection at the start of the season By Tony Pauline, but could have helped himself with a solid workout at his pro day. The Maryland linebacker is getting interest from linebacker-needy teams like the Jets, Steelers, Giants and was also interviewed by the Panthers.
Carter Jr. was super productive at Maryland, notching 37 career starts on his resume. The two-time team captain, lead the Terrapins in tackles the last three years, recording more than 300 tackles, 29.5 TFLs, and 9.5 QB takedowns during his time at Maryland. Last season Carter Jr. recorded 90 tackles with 3.5 sacks. Most likely, Carter could be a target late in the draft or as a UDFA prospect. The Eagles have been known to bring in late round/UDFA prospects for team visits.
THE SKINNY: Carter Jr could be seen as a depth player at WILL, and he could make his name as a special teams player to start his career. The Eagles are looking to get cheaper and need to find quality depth behind their current starters.