2015 NFL Draft: Eagles get B for picking WR Nelson Agholor at No. 20

With the 20th pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor.

CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco likes the pick: Agholar -- B I like this kid a lot, and he will be perfect of the Chip Kelly offense. They had to get a receiver, so it works.

In a deep wide receiver class, Agholor flew under the radar for most of the pre-draft process, and becomes the fourth pass-catcher to go in the first round. He's drawn comparisons to former teammate Marqise Lee, whom the Jaguars ended up taking in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. At 6-0, 198, Agholor has deceptive speed (4.42 40-time), and he can come in and play the slot immediately. 

Nelson Agholor can be a slot receiver immediately in the NFL. (Getty Images)
Nelson Agholor can be a slot receiver immediately in the NFL. (Getty Images)

As for where he fits in Chip Kelly's offense, Agholar's measurables remind some scouts of Jeremy Maclin, who signed with the Chiefs this offseason. He'll compliment second-year wideout Jordan Matthews in Philly, though we still don't know who will be throwing to them. Added bonus: Agholor is a solid blocker and a good return man.

Added bonus, 2.0: Seals love him.

More on Agholor from NFLDraftScout.com's Rob Rang and Dane Brugler: "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."

Here are some of the fiscal details of Agholar's selection, courtesy of @salarycap101: Agholar's deal will pay him approximately $7.7 million over the life of the deal and should include a signing bonus of $4.4 million.

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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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