2015 NFL DRAFT

Nelson Agholor, WR

School: Southern California  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Tampa, FL
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 198 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
3471-2

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.422.591.5912 ----
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
---- -10'05"4.346.83

Mock Draft Expert Analysis

  • Baltimore Ravens | #26
    Despite owner Steve Bisciotti claiming that the Ravens don't need help at receiver, the loss of deep threat Torrey Smith to free agency and advancing age of Steve Smith begs to differ. Agholor starred in a pro-ready offense and has the agility and speed to take full advantage of Joe Flacco's big arm.
  • Baltimore Ravens | #26
    The Ravens will likely address the wide receiver position at some point in the NFL Draft, and Agholor will be an instant contributor for Joe Flacco and the offense.
  • New Orleans Saints | #31
    He would form a nice young duo with Brandin Cooks. He is a player who is polished and has produced at a big-time program.
  • No Analysis Available
 

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Like former teammates Marqise Lee and Robert Woods, Agholor sports a lean, athletic frame, good lateral agility to elude and sudden acceleration. Shows good quickness and balance as a route-runner and is asked to run a variety of routes in USC's pro-style scheme.

Athletic pass catcher with sharp cuts, before and after the catch, and the body control to make fluid adjustments on the ball. Generally catches the ball cleanly with his hands and secures it quickly.

Runs hard and picks up speed as he goes, showing surprising toughness as a finisher to get every yard he can. Possesses very good vision to set up blocks, as well as the courage and quickness to cut-back against the grain to take advantage of over-pursuing defenders.

WEAKNESSES: Lean framed and thin-muscled, might never be able to comfortably carry 200-pounds. Questionable finishing toughness and looks to avoid contact. Wild routes and needs to stay under control in his movements. Not overly shifty to get himself out of trouble in tight spaces often running into his own blockers. Needs to show better spatial awareness along the sidelines. Questionable ballskills with too many double-catches and focus drops. Tends to misjudge deep balls with waning concentration vertically, also a few botched punt returns on his resume. Not a physical ballcarrier and won't do much after initial contact.

--Dane Brugler & Rob Rang

Player Overview

With star Marqise Lee struggling for much of the 2013 season with injury, Agholor emerged as Southern Cal's most reliable receiver and punt returner. He recorded 56 catches for 918 yards and six touchdowns and another 343 yards and two scores as a returner in a breakout campaign that earned him a host of post-season accolades, including some All-American nods.
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05/04/2015 - The Eagles' first-round pick, wide receiver Nelson Agholor, was born in Nigeria and moved to America with his family when he was five. "My parents raised us to be very humble and to understand that everything in life you have to earn," said Agholor, who was a team captain for the Trojans' last season. "My dad rode his bike to work on a consistent basis until he finally got a car. My mom worked in a nursing hom and did things that people would find uncomfortable. I think I understand the way life workds. I don't feel like I'm entitled to anything. This is a blessing to be in this position and (for) the Eagles organization to think enough of me to have me here. Kind of work like a peasant. That's the mindset." The Eagles did try to move up in the first round, but the price wasn't right for the clubs on the other end of the line.

However, coach Chip Kelly denied offering any veterans -- including quarterback Sam Bradford -- as bait to bring in a pick that would help him reunite with Marcus Mariota, the Oregon quarterback selected No. 2 overall by the Tennessee Titans. The Eagles ended up with just six draft picks, their fewest since 2003, when they also had six. They started the draft with eight, but traded two fifth-round picks to move up five spots in the second round and select cornerback Eric Rowe. Three of the Eagles' six picks were cornerbacks, which was a position of need going into the offseason, even after signing cornerback Byron Maxwell in free agency. The Eagles gave up a league-worst 72 pass plays of 20 yards or more last season and allowed 30 touchdown passes, the fourth most in the NFL. - The Sports Xchange

 

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