Penn State Receiver KJ Hamler Will Meet With the Eagles Tomorrow

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL combine is here, and you know that means.

Time to read stories like “Player X is visiting with Team Y, here’s my shitty mock draft version 27.

Over the next six weeks you’re going to read all about why the Eagles should target this guy, or that guy, how big his hands are, and how fast he ran the 40-yard dash, as if that stuff really matters as much as everybody thinks it does.

The good thing is that the Eagles’ needs are pretty clearly defined. This is said to be a historically good wide receiver class, and golly, the Birds could use some of those!

One of the guys graded to go in the second or third round is Penn State’s KJ Hamler, who spoke today and said this:

He’s friends with Miles Sanders and models his game after DeSean Jaccson? He’s meeting with the Eagles tomorrow?

Huge boner alert in the Delaware Valley.

But seriously, Hamler is a good player, 5’9″, 176 pounds, a small and fast guy who did some speed burning last year for the Lions. The redshirt sophomore caught 56 balls for 905 yards and eight touchdowns, showing well in the games against a ranked Minnesota, Michigan, and Iowa. If you tally up his stats in those matchups, he came away with 20 receptions for 288 yards and three touchdowns. In the Ohio State loss, he caught three passes for 45 yards.

Point being, he showed well in big games, and even though he only played two years of college football, he’s more than ready for the NFL stage. He’d be a really nice fit here as a field stretcher and somebody who can “take the top off the defense.”

EDIT –

I’ve been informed that Hamler dropped a lot of passes last year, so he should perfectly on this team.

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