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Eagles add WR Marvin McNutt

4/28/2012

The top of the Philadelphia Eagles' wide receiver depth chart appears to be in good hands with DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin. But the Eagles do need to add depth at some of their offensive skill positions, and that appears to be the reasoning behind selecting Iowa wide receiver Marvin McNutt with the 24th pick in the sixth round (No. 194 overall) in the draft.

McNutt isn't a typical Eagles receiver pick, because he's not a super-explosive player with off-the-charts speed. But he was a productive college player and shows good receiver skills. He can get open, can locate the ball in the air in traffic before the defender does. He has good body control and makes adjustments mid-route. So, he has some things with which the Eagles can work as they develop him into what they hope is a future contributor to their offense. I don't know if he'll be good enough to make an impact as a receiver this year, but he's a good enough football player that he'll have a chance to get himself into the mix.