NFL Draft: Ohio State receiver visits with Eagles
After hosting Alabama star Jameson Williams earlier in the week, the Eagles are reportedly bringing in another first-round receiver on a visit.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Ohio Stats WR Chris Olave is meeting with Philadelphia today:
Ohio St. WR Chris Olave is visiting the Eagles today.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 14, 2022
Olave is coming off a season where he caught 65 passes for 936 yards and 13 touchdowns while sharing the field with fellow first-round talent Garrett Wilson.
NFL.com’s scouting report of Chris Olave:
“The quiet storm of the Ohio State wide receiver corps, Olave is smooth, steady and makes things happen. His movements are fluid and easy from snap to the catch and all points between. He’s fast but efficient and plays with the bend and foot agility to uncover on all three levels. Olave possesses natural, well-rounded ball skills but needs to add play strength to ward off the physical challenges that are headed his way. His play traits should allow for success beyond the scheme and talent advantages surrounding him at Ohio State. He is an inside/outside hybrid appealing to offenses looking for a field-stretcher with the ability to take on a sizable catch load.”
The Eagles need a bit more size at the position rather than another speedy deep-threat – they already have that with Quez Watkins.
As a polished route-runner, however, Olave and DeVonta Smith could terrorize corners off the line of scrimmage for the foreseeable future.
“Man, that’d be huge.” Olave said when asked about potentially teaming up with DeVonta Smith, “Him winning the Heisman, I could learn a lot from him. We’re the same age. I feel like we’d be a great tandem. We’ll see how it shakes.”
Ohio State WR Chris Olave with a slick route here for a TD. He sells the fade before snapping back towards the pylon once the defender looks at the QB. He’s been unreal this season. pic.twitter.com/UfgesSwt2c— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 6, 2021
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