There are a record 98 underclassmen in the upcoming draft. 85 of them will go to the Scouting Combine, another record. Will the Eagles be interested?
History says yes.
With 85 underclassmen invited to the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, it should be noted that the Eagles have selected eight such players in their 49 total picks over the last five years – tight end Zach Ertz and defensive linemen Joe Kruger (2013); defensive end Fletcher Cox, guard Brandon Washington and running back Bryce Brown (2012); running back Dion Lewis (2011); wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and running back LeSean McCoy (2009). As you can see, the results for the Eagles when selecting underclassmen have been overwhelmingly positive.
Expect the Eagles to pick a Junior or two this May.