Eagles may eye Louisville's Marcus Smith

The Philadelphia Eagles have clearly been doing their homework in preparation for the 2014 NFL draft next month.

Coach Chip Kelly continues to attend numerous pro days looking at players at every position.

This includes Louisville defensive end Marcus Smith.

The 6-foot-3, 251-pound Smith has been projected as a second or third-round pick, but with 14.5 sacks last season, he could potentially move up. He finished second in the country in sacks in 2013.

Smith reportedly met with the Eagles earlier this week with visits also scheduled in Tennessee and Indianapolis.

FoxSports.com noted that Smith was one of 30 prospects to make an official visit to Philadelphia.

Smith believes he should be selected early in the draft.

"I think I'm one of the best," Smith told the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Smith was named the American Athletic Conference's Defensive Player of the Year, a second team All-American by USA Today and a member of the Associated Press' all-defensive third team.

Does he make sense for the Eagles? He's a solid pass-rusher, but it's unclear exactly where he fits in the NFL.