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Overview

In 2014, selected third-team All-American and first-team All-Pac-12. Led team in receptions and yards. Had a 12-catch, 120-yard and one-touchdown game in blowout win over Notre Dame. In 2013, selected second-team All-Pac-12 as a return specialist and was an honorable mention All-Pac-12 wide receiver, finishing the season with one reception fewer than Marquise Lee (2014 second-round pick). Was a Super Prep and Prep Star All-American in high school while playing running back, wide receiver and safety. Primarily used as running back in high school. Was born in Nigeria and moved to the United States when he was five. His father, Felix, played soccer in Nigeria.

Analysis

Strengths: Runs a good route and competes hard on every snap. Able to drive defender into a poor leverage position. Bouncy, quick feet for burst out of breaks. Adequate separation quickness and twitch. Understands his position. Will improvise to get open for scrambling quarterback. Highly instinctive in space with consistent feel for working his way to open spaces as a presentable, ready target. Almost always works his way back to the throw when needed. Natural hands. Has snatch-and-run readiness after the catch with initial quickness to make things happen. Tracks the ball over his shoulder and careful not to crowd himself against the boundary. Dominated the competition over second half of the year. Dangerous punt returner.

Weaknesses: Quicker than fast. Has some straight-line to him with just average fluidity through hips. Unable to blow by cornerbacks and create separation over the top. Play strength is below average. Had issues shaking Oregon State CB Steven Nelson. Will get stuck in low gear from time to time by long, press corners with strength. Lean frame. Worked well from bunch formations and might rely on pre-snap movement to free himself, depending on matchup. Will have to prove he can work inside and take punishing shots from NFL defenders. Willing blocker but lacks the core strength to be consistently effective at it.

Draft Projection: Round 2

Sources Tell Us: "Right off the bat, his draft value has a ceiling because he's a slot receiver. At least that is how I see it. I don't think he has the speed to get open outside. He's a good value in the middle rounds, though, because of his return=game potential." -- NFC South scout

NFL Comparison: Ryan Broyles

Bottom Line: Intelligent, instinctive receiver with an advanced feel for getting himself open against zone coverage and off man. Play speed doesn't match timed speed. Needs to force cornerbacks to respect him over the top.. Agholor's best position could be working from the slot as a reliable possession receiver who can step right into the punt-returner job on Day 1.


HobbEs
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Can't wait until the end of the season where Chip tells us he knew Amari Cooper was the best WR in the draft like he knew ODB was the best WR in the draft last season
rumply
I am comfortable with this pick, Chip obviously rates him having met a few times prior to the draft & WR had to be addressed early. Provided a solid DB is the next selection, this looks to be tracking ok.
Dreagon
A sensible pick. You've got Bradfod, now you needed to give him somebody to throw to. And since Bradford loves short passes, and this guy excels in the slot, it seems like Kelly made a pick who would mesh well with the personnel on the field.
Eyrie
If Agholor is a slot receiver, does that confirm that Mathews will move outside?
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One top level scout for another NFC team told New Jersey Advance Media before the draft that Agholor could be the second best receiver in this draft, behind only Amari Cooper, who went No. 4 overall to the Oakland Raiders; and ahead of Kevin White, who went No. 7 to the Chicago Bears. He added that when it's all said and done he might be the "best of them all.''
Stay away from the bridges, it's not a bad pick!

Linc ...
Zero
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The Eagles, rebuffed in their attempt to land Marcus Mariota, settled for versatile USC WR Nelson Agholor at No. 20 overall. Courtesy of our Evan Silva, here’s how Agholor stacks up against ex-Eagle Jeremy Maclin:

Maclin – 6’0/198, 4.48 forty, 10’ broad jump, 35 ½” vertical, 7.06 three cone.
Agholor – 6’0/198, 4.42 forty, 10’5 broad jump, 36 ½” vertical, 6.83 three cone.

As the featured receiver in Chip Kelly’s scheme last year Maclin ripped off 85-1,318-10. Agholor won’t get close to that as the roles of Jordan Matthews and Zach Ertz will expand, but he’s landed in a great spot. Kelly offered Agholor a scholarship to Oregon and knows what he’s getting.
Linc ...

Agree that it would have been better to keep Maclin, but at what point should they have drawn a line on salary? Where was Andy's line? Can't look at the past to judge the now. By most accounts, the pick was a good one because he is capable of helping Bradford now.
mcnabbulous
This is a good, but uninspiring pick. Had we resigned Maclin, which it's clear we attempted to do, we likely would be having a different conversation today. We have a really solid receiving core for years to come, which is nice.

I'd love to hear the people that think Chip doesn't care about the WR position after he more or less wanted to draft one in the first round of the past two drafts.

I was super high on Maclin coming out and frankly, Agholor might be a better prospect. Hard for anything not to have been a letdown though.
HobbEs
I feel better after hearing the Reggie Wayne comparisons. Hopefully we got a steady, productive receiver for years to come.
nephillymike
maclin was rated much higher when he came out, FWIW. He was rated a legit teens 1st round pick.

With Chip's infatuation with guys who played in the PC 12, or whom he recruited out of HS, is there any doubt that Hundley has a shot of landing here?
JeeQ
QUOTE (nephillymike @ May 1 2015, 06:59 PM) *
maclin was rated much higher when he came out, FWIW. He was rated a legit teens 1st round pick.

With Chip's infatuation with guys who played in the PC 12, or whom he recruited out of HS, is there any doubt that Hundley has a shot of landing here?


I honestly thought he was going Hundley with the 1st RD pick... after we whiffed on the Mariota sweepstakes that is
mcnabbulous
Think Chip really likes Bradford. Don't expect a QB early.
JeeQ
QUOTE (mcnabbulous @ May 1 2015, 07:22 PM) *
Think Chip really likes Bradford. Don't expect a QB early.


It was solely out of fear he'd do it just for the ultimate "gotcha" moment, and there's no denying it would've been laugh.gif

"Chip Kelly reaches from outer space and drafts Hundley in the first! Maybe he sees the next Russel Wilson in Hundley!"
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