The 2020 NFL Combine wrapped up over the weekend, so we’re left sifting through everything that was said and done by some of the top prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft in Indianapolis, Indiana.We’ve looked over plenty of on-field performances and how they relate to the Philadelphia Eagles already. Now, it’s time to look at what was said on the podium during position group media availability before workouts.The Pro Football Writers of America rounded up transcripts from most of the prospects who spent time at the podium, so we did a cursory scan to see when the Eagles came up in conversation and with whom. Here’s a look at what was said.Note: This is not an exhaustive compilation, given that transcripts are sometimes incomplete and there was not a transcript for every prospect at the combine. But it’s still worth a closer look.Read more: NFL Mock Draft 2020: Eagles snag speedy receiver at No. 21, Penn State’s Yetur Gross-Matos solidifies first-round statusTrey Adams, OL, WashingtonThe Washington offensive tackle was asked if he had thoughts on playing for the Colts or Eagles: “What are my thoughts on those teams? I mean they are NFL teams man, that痴 the dream. I’ve talked to some scouts and stuff so it’s a unique situation, very excited, happy to be here.”Tyler Biadasz, OL, WisconsinThe Wisconsin interior offensive lineman, potentially one of the top centers in the draft, was asked if he had met with Philadelphia: “Not with the Eagles.”Lloyd Cushenberry, OL, LSUCushenberry is also another top center in the draft, and he could be a potential successor for All-Pro Jason Kelce, so he was asked if he had met with the Eagles: “Informal. I met with the o-line coach [Jeff Stoutland].”Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn StateThe Eagles took a Penn State edge rusher in the fourth round last year in Shareef Miller. Gross-Matos should be a mid-to-late first-round pick. He was asked if he met with the Eagles: “I have not.”Read more: A ‘perfect match’ in free agency, lessons from Howie Roseman and more Philadelphia Eagles newsBryce Hall, CB, VirginiaHall is a Harrisburg native who played his high school football at Bishop McDevitt. He had a sterling career at Virginia and has turned his sights to the next level. The Eagles have a need at cornerback: “I’ve met with a lot of teams. I’ve met with the Lions, the Jags, the Browns. I met with the Eagles. I met with the Texans. I’ve met with a bunch of teams. … They were informal.”K.J. Hamler, WR, Penn StateHamler didn’t run at the combine because of a hamstring injury, which deprived him of the opportunity to show off his blazing speed, which is a need for the Eagles: “I actually meet with them tomorrow. Just waiting on that patiently and we’ll see from there.” [read more]Nick Harris, OL, WashingtonInterior offensive line seems to be a bit of a theme for the Eagles, with Harris as another potential center target. He was asked about meeting with the Eagles in Indianapolis and at the Senior Bowl earlier this year: “Jason Kelce was a main topic both times.”K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio StateHill occupies a less prominent tier of wide receiver who was at the combine last week. He caught 201 passes for 2,332 yards (11.6 yards per catch) and 20 touchdowns in his career at Ohio State, and he ran the 40 in 4.6 seconds. He met with the Eagles: “Yeah, I talked to the Eagles. I had a good impression of them. It was a good meeting. Like I said, we dove right into football. They wanted to pick my brain and see what I know. So I think I had a great meeting with them. They made me, they wrote down a play, I had to remember. They talked to me about where I’m from, other things and then they told me to spit back that play and I did it right for them.”Read more: How did former Philadelphia Eagles fare in Week 4 of the XFL?Jerry Jeudy, WR, AlabamaJeudy, meanwhile, is regarded as a top-two wide receiver in the draft, and he was asked about playing for the Eagles: “If they trusted me to be a part of their organization I would love to be a part of it. Not really my choice to make.”CeeDee Lamb, WR, OklahomaLamb occupies the top of the top with Jeudy, and the Eagles are certainly looking to boost their wide receiver group this offseason: “I haven’t talked to the Eagles yet, but I plan on doing so soon.”Denzel Mims, WR, BaylorMims as productive during his career at Baylor with 186 catches for 2,925 yards (15.7 yards per catch) and 28 touchdowns, but he was still a little under the radar entering Indy. But he tested well — 4.38 seconds in the 40, 38.5 inches in the vertical jump, 131 inches in the broad jump — and he should pick up some more attention in a deep class entering the draft: “Yes, I talked to them a few times. I talked to them a few times when I was down here and I talked to them a few times in Mobile as well.”Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, MichiganPeoples-Jones seemed like a candidate to be a riser based on his testing numbers, and he did just that with a 4.48-second 40, 44.5-inch vertical jump and 139-inch broad jump. The production at Michigan and the tape didn’t necessarily match up, but the Eagles could be interested as a potential double-dip at wide receiver: “Informally, yes sir.”Read more: NFL Combine 2020: What performances by cornerbacks, safeties mean for Philadelphia EaglesJalen Reagor, WR, TCUReagor is another potential option for the Eagles in an early round: “I haven’t met the Cowboys yet. The Eagles, yes.”Henry Ruggs III, WR, AlabamaRuggs had the fastest 40 time of any wide receiver at 4.27 seconds, which could price him out of the Eagles’ range at No. 21, though he’s still falling to that spot in a couple exercises: “I can’t tell you every team that I’ve met with over the past few days. From all of them, you get different perspectives.”He was also asked if he would be a fit in Philadelphia: “As a player, I feel like I can fit in anywhere. Wherever I’m placed, I’ll make myself fit in and be trusted by whoever it is.”Tristan Wirfs, OL, IowaWirfs had an impressive combine and should go in the top 10 (or even the top five), and the Eagles don’t necessarily have a pressing need at offensive tackle, but he was still asked about meeting with the Birds: “I don’t think so.”Antoine Winfield Jr., S, MinnesotaWinfield tested well after an incredibly productive final season at Minnesota, and he would fill an immediate need for the Eagles at safety. He was asked about meeting with Philadelphia: “Yes I have.”Daniel Gallen covers the Philadelphia Eagles for PennLive. He can be reached at dgallen@pennlive.com. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Follow PennLive’s Philadelphia Eagles coverage on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.Thanks for visiting PennLive. Quality local journalism has never been more important. We need your support. Not a subscriber yet? Please consider supporting our work.



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