According to Chris Steuber of Scout.com, the Eagles had Alabama cornerback and kick returner extraordinaire Javier Arenas in for a visit today.
They are also expected to host Stanford power back Toby Gerhart some time this week.¬† I don’t see any way the Birds pick a back like Gerhart since he’s not a proven receiver out of the backfield and they seem to shy away from big backs.
The trading of long-time cornerback Sheldon Brown has brought about speculation that the Eagles will draft a cornerback in the first second or third round of the draft.
“Arenas had an impressive 2009 season for Alabama, as he collected 71 tackles, 12 for a loss, five sacks and five interceptions.”
“He holds the SEC record with seven punt returns for a touchdown in his career, and with special teams being a valued unit, Arenas will be attractive to many teams”.