For many casual Eagles fans, the team’s pick of Nelson Agholor in last night’s first round meant rushing to a computer to google “Nelson Agholor.” A-G-H-O-L-O-R. So here are a bunch of things you should know about him:
Here he is posterizing some poor, small, ginger kid:
The people who find the need to immediately give a rating to a pick before he even puts a helmet on actually approved of Agholor. NFL.com even made a bold prediction:
Poor Agholor will have the distinction of being “Not Marcus Mariota” in Philly, but that doesn’t matter. He’ll be a great fit for Chip Kelly’s offensive system. His return game is not to be underestimated either, and he’s a picture-perfect replacement for Jeremy Maclin. Don’t be surprised if he has the most catches of any rookie wideout next season.
According to CBS Sports’ scouting report, Agholor “shows good quickness and balance as a route-runner and is asked to run a variety of routes in USC’s pro-style scheme … [he] runs hard and picks up speed as he goes, showing surprising toughness as a finisher to get every yard he can.”
And he predicted the future about 11 weeks ago:
Better than most of the mock drafts out there…