Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Eagles to check out two more prospects

The Eagles have worked out Southern Illinois running back Deji Karim and will bring him in for a visit next week, according to Chris Steuber of Scout.com.

Eagles to check out two more prospects

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The Eagles have worked out Southern Illinois running back Deji Karim and will bring him in for a visit next week, according to Chris Steuber of Scout.com.

Karim (5-9, 210) was not invited to the combine, but reportedly turned some heads at his Pro Day, running a 4.37 40-yard dash. Last year, he ran for 1,694 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Scout.com has him ranked as its 15th-best running back prospect, and Wes Bunting of the National Football Post has him at No. 11.

As I explained last week, if the Eagles do pick up a running back in the draft, chances are it won't be until the later rounds, given their offseason moves.

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Meanwhile, UCLA defensive tackle Brian Price is scheduled to visit with the Eagles, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post.

Price (6-1, 303) is considered one of the better DTs in this year's draft, as Bunting ranks him third at the position.

At the combine, Price benched 225 pounds 34 times, good for third-best among defensive linemen.

As a junior last season, he had seven sacks and was named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year.

Earlier, we pointed to a report that said the Browns could be interested in trading for Eagles strong-side linebacker Chris Gocong.

And don't forget to check out our updated list of Eagles draft visits and workouts.


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