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April 29, 2017

Eagles select North Carolina WR Mack Hollins with their fourth-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft

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With their fourth round pick (118th overall), the Philadelphia Eagles selected North Carolina WR Mack Hollins.

Hollins' receiving numbers at North Carolina are impressive:

 YearRec  YardsYPC TD 
 201435 613 17.5 
 201530 745 24.8 
 201616 309 19.3 
 TOTAL81 1667 20.6 20 

The one area when Hollins was impressive as a receiver, however, was his ability to make plays down the field. As you can see above, Hollins averaged 20.6 yards per catch, and scored on one out of roughly every four receptions. He also has great size, at 6'4, 221.

A highlight reel:

Hollins is known as an outstanding special teams player, known for his kick and punt coverage skills. In recent years, the Eagles have placed a high priority on their special teams units, a strategy that has served them well. 

His scouting report, via Lance Zierlein of

Hollins has four things that teams will look for on Day 3 of the draft -- height, weight, speed and special teams ability. Taller receivers usually need a longer runway for their build-up speed, but Hollins appears to be able to access his top gear relatively early which makes him such a dangerous deep threat considering his above average height. Hollins' ability to cover both punts and kicks should give him early work as he continues to learn the receiver position. Hollins has WR3 potential.

Hollins should contribute on special teams on Day 1, and the Eagles will try to develop his receiving skills. This could be bad news for Dorial Green-Beckham.

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