Why does Chip Kelly attend so many pro days of players the Eagles probably won't draft?

Why does Chip Kelly attend so many pro days of players the Eagles probably won't draft?
April 3, 2014, 12:19 pm
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This video segment about Johnny Manziel's pro day is obviously a couple of days old but I just saw it for the first time this morning and found part of it interesting. In it, Johnny Football talks a little bit about his relationship with Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly from the time years ago when Kelly attempted to recruit Manziel to play at Oregon.

All pretty standard stuff, but then the focus turns to Kelly a bit and why he attends so many pro days even when the likelihood of some of the guys like Manziel being around when the Eagles draft is so low.

"I think when you can get [the players] back on their campus and in their environment you can get a better understanding of what they're like as a player and a better feel for who they are," Kelly said.

"So when you're making your decisions, you're making educated decisions. Not just going 'what about this guy?' I don't know, I've never met him. Tough for me to weigh in and say 'we've got to jump in and draft this guy.' Based on what? I watched six games and somebody in a report said he was a good kid? I'd rather be more hands on."

Gather as much information as possible. Sounds a little Hinkie.

Also, Mike Evans... drool.

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