SMU WR Courtland Sutton to visit the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday
According to 975 The Fanatics’ Geoff Mosher, SMU WR Courtland Sutton will have an official visit with the Philadelphia Eagles.
#Eagles will be hosting WR Courtland Sutton on Tuesday at the NovaCare Complex, per source. SMU product is seen as top 50 pick. 6-4, 218 pounds.
— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherNFL) April 9, 2018
The jump ball-50/50 specialist out of SMU has already received some Alshon Jeffery comparisons by the draft community, however, Sutton is still a raw prospect. When you look at Sutton’s frame, it’s exactly what you look for in a X receiver at the next level, but when it comes to his routes, he’ll defintley need to polish up his game at the next level to create seperation.
From a production standpoint, the SMU wideout has three years of starting experience on his resume, hauling in over 196 balls for 3,220 yards, with 31 touchdowns. Having Sutton’s kind of size(6-foot-3), speed(4.54) and athleticism should definitely have his future employers drooling.
THE SKINNY: What you like from Sutton is his ability to body up smaller defenders and win in the red zone. Looking at his current skill-set and wing span you immediately think of what kind of red-zone-big-bodied target he would be for Carson Wentz. With Alshon already in-house, you get a veteran receiver to help polish up the rookie’s game, while you’re able to groom a potential replacement/young future star in the making.