Southern Methodist University’s wide receiver Cortland Sutton has met with the Eagles multiple times ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft set to take place on April 26th. The 22-year old believes he would be the perfect fit in the city of Philadelphia. Sutton met privately with the Eagles before SMU’s Pro-Day last month and was selected as one of 18 players to come visit the club to hold private workouts.
After having dinner with new WRs Coach Gunter Brewer, followed by all-day meetings with Doug Pederson and the rest of the coaching staff on Wednesday, Sutton liked what the Eagles had to offer: “I think the Eagles like me a lot — I really like the coaching staff, I really like the culture there. I think they’ll only continue to rise,” Sutton said. But it’s not only the culture that has been well established that the prospect liked. He knows A LOT about the offense as well:
“The offense is high-powered. It was one of the top-scoring offenses in the NFL last year, and coming from SMU, I know what it’s like to be in a high-scoring offense. It would be great to move from one offense like that to another,” Sutton said. “They have so many weapons — they don’t depend on one guy. They need a lot of guys to make plays, and I think I can fit in there and be another piece of the puzzle.” (via NFL.com’s Chase Goodbread)
NFL Analyst Mike Mayock has Sutton ranked as the 3rd best wideout headed into the draft this year behind Alabama’s Calvin Ridley and Texas A&M’s Christian Kirk. The 6’3″- 218 lbs. SMU Mustang is a projected 1-2 round draft pick and may easily be available when the Eagles are on the clock. So far, however, not many analysts have the Eagles selecting a wide receiver with their selection after signing Mike Wallace in Free Agency.
More to come.