Sunday, April 6, 2014
WR prospect Latimer has Eagles' attention
By Andy Jasner
The Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled to meet with Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer sometime before the NFL draft in May, according to the Indianapolis Star.
With DeSean Jackson signing with the Washington Redskins following his release from the Eagles, this is an interesting player to watch as the draft inches closer.
In three seasons with the Hoosiers, Latimer caught 135 passes for 2,042 yards and 17 touchdowns. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Latimer had an impressive junior season with 72 catches for 1,096 yards and nine touchdowns.
Latimer reportedly ran a 4.38 in the 40-yard dash at Indiana’s pro day in the aftermath of foot surgery, so his draft stock likely got a bit higher.
The Eagles pick at No. 22 in the first round and it looks as if they’re keeping a close watch on Latimer, who recorded five games with at least 100 yards receiving, including three touchdowns against Illinois.
“I think I put up some good numbers that caught scouts' eyes,” Latimer told the Indianapolis Star after his pro day. “That’s all I needed to do.”
The Indianapolis Star noted that Latimer also was scheduled to visit with the Carolina Panthers, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and New York Giants before the draft.
“I’ve been back to jogging through routes, and I’m starting to cut now,” Latimer told the Indianapolis Star. “Hopefully those [visits] go well, and just go from there.”
Latimer was a second-team All-Big Ten selection this past year and he could wind up being a nice fit in Eagles coach Chip Kelly's high-octane offense.