The Eagles will be holding private workouts with UConn runningback Donald Brown and Maryland wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey.
ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. lists Brown as his 3rd rank runningback prospect in this year’s draft. Brown stands at 5′ 10″ and weighs in at 210 pounds. In 2008 he ran the ball 367 times for 2,083 yard with 18 touchdowns. He has proven he can be a workhorse if called upon. Brown could be a nice addition to the backfield with Brian Westbrook as he can relieve some carries and is known to be a good receiver out of the backfield. I have heard no report as to whether the Eagles are working out or plan to workout any other runningbacks.
Darrius Heyward-Bey stands 6′ 1″ 210 pounds and has a solid set of hands. He falls into a group of “second-tier” receivers a notch below Michael Crabtree and Jeremy Maclin. However, he had a great combine and shows a lot of potential. Along with Crabtree and Maclin, Heyward-Bey joins Percy Harvin and Hakeem Nicks as a group of receivers that all have first round potential. If a trade for Boldin fails to go through, Heyward-Bey could be a nice addition with the 28th overall pick.