The Philadelphia Eagles are usually one of the most active teams when it comes to working out and visiting with players before each NFL draft.
This year is no exception.
The team is expected to bring in several players to the Nova Care Complex this week, including CB Davon House (New Mexico State) and G Caleb Schlauderaff (Utah), sources confirmed.
The team also has a private workout scheduled with TE Zach Pianalto (North Carolina).
Teams have until April 22 to work out players or visit with them.
House (6-foot-1/2, 200 pounds) posted 40-yard dash times of 4.44 and 4.48 during the NFL Scouting Combine. Those are considered to be better than average times for a player at his position. However, he followed that up during school’s pro day and posted a blistering 4.35.
House, who dealt with an ankle injury for most of last season that kept him out of Senior Bowl week in January, is expected to go off the board within the first 50 selections overall.
The Eagles have eight cornerbacks under contract for next season, but the only one capable of realistically starting opposite veteran CB Asante Samuel is Joselio Hanson, and he’s better off playing inside.
Schlauderaff (6-4, 305) did not work out during the Combine because of pectoral and hamstring injuries. However, he was able to participate in his school’s pro day on March 29. According to the Deseret News, he aggravated a calf strain after in the vertical and broad jumps, but the interior offensive lineman said he expects to be completely healthy by the draft.
Schlauderaff, according to personnel sources, has better than average athleticism for his position and figures to go off the board late on the third day of the draft.
The Eagles have a big need for developmental depth at guard, so their interest in Schlauderaff shouldn’t come to much of a surprise.
The athletic Pianalto (6-3, 255), who participated in the Combine, had some bad luck with injuries during his four years at the University of North Carolina.
He suffered a broken left leg during the 2008 season and suffered a broken right leg last season.
He’s nearly five months removed from the surgery to repair his right leg, so he’s 100 percent recovered. He participated in the school’s pro day last week.
Pianalto is expected to go off the board late on the third day of the draft.