Philadelphia Eagles: Cody Latimer

Eagles' interest in Cody Latimer growing?

April, 26, 2014
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The Philadelphia Eagles had three staff members visit Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer on Friday during a workout and then spent 20 minutes afterwards for a further evaluation, according to NFL.com.

Eagles coach Chip Kelly and wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell also reportedly attended the workout, according to NFL Media and cited by CSNPhilly.com.

Latimer, projected by ESPN’s Todd McShay as the Eagles’ pick at No. 22, is one of 30 prospects invited to New York City to attend the NFL draft, which begins May 8.

Latimer had 72 receptions for 1,096 yards and nine touchdowns last season for the Hoosiers.

“This is a bit of a reach based on where I have Latimer ranked on my board -- 34th overall -- but the Eagles need a receiver and I’m a big fan of Latimer’s game,” McShay wrote in his analysis of Latimer. “He has very good size, toughness and instincts in addition to good straight-line speed, strong run-after-catch ability and a big catching radius. He also has reliable hands -- in the five game tapes I watched of his, he didn’t drop a single pass. I think he could be a very good fit in Chip Kelly’s offense.”

WR prospect Latimer has Eagles' attention

April, 6, 2014
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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.

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