Friday, May 01, 2015

Berkeley Prep alum Nelson Agholor picked by Eagles in First Round

Nelson Agholor becomes first Berkeley Prep player in NFL, picked by Eagles at No. 20

Nelson Agholor is coming to Philadelphia instead of Marcus Mariota.
The Eagles selected the USC wide receiver with the 20th pick in the NFL draft Thursday night after months of speculation they would trade up to get Mariota.
But Chip Kelly stayed put because the price to move 18 spots to land his former Oregon quarterback was too steep. Mariota, the Heisman Trophy winner, went to Tennessee at No. 2.
Agholor is the first wide receiver picked in the first round by the Eagles since Jeremy Maclin in 2009. Coincidentally, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound wideout will help replace Maclin, a Pro Bowl pick last year who departed in free agency.
The Eagles have lost Pro Bowl wide receivers in consecutive years. They released three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson after a career year with Kelly in 2013.
Agholor had 104 receptions for 1,313 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. He also returned two punts for TDs. Agholor finished his career with 179 catches for 2,571 yards and 20 TDs. He averaged 14.6 yards per punt return with four TDs.
It's been a whirlwind offseason for the Eagles after they went 10-6 for the second straight year. Kelly traded Nick Foles and LeSean McCoy and released several veterans. He signed free-agent running backs DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews and acquired Sam Bradford and Kiko Alonso.

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