Nov 2, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Florida Gators linebacker Ronald Powell (7) gets the crowd pumped up against the Georgia Bulldogs during the first quarter at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Philadelphia Eagles very interested in Ronald Powell

We saw last season that the Chip Kelly offense can work rather well with the Philadelphia Eagles, but the defense can definitely use some work. Kelly and the Eagles should address this need in next month’s NFL Draft, and according to, they are reportedly very interested in former Florida linebacker Ronald Powell.

The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly have a strong interest in Florida linebacker Ronald Powell, whose promising college career was derailed by knee injuries and ended with his decision to turn pro after the 2013 season.

Coming out of high school, Powell was the most highly touted recruit coming out in 2010, but as the report states, he was plagued throughout his career in the SEC with the Gators by injuries.

However, since he announced his decision, he has done a good job of showing teams that he’s at full health and ready to contribute, including a great performance at the NFL Scouting Combine back in February in which he turned in a 4.65 40-yard dash.

Powell has been projected as either a third or fourth-round pick, so those are the areas where you can look for the Eagles to strike.

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