Report: Receiver Nelson Agholor Has Workout Scheduled With Patriots


The New England Patriots continue to show interest in wide receivers projected to be taken high in the 2015 NFL draft.

The Patriots are scheduled to work out USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor, a source told NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Agholor was one of the nation’s most consistent wide receivers last season, catching 76.3 percent of his targets, according to Pro Football Focus.

Agholor, who was born in Nigeria and moved to the U.S. when he was five years old, caught 104 passes for 1,313 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014. He caught 178 passes for 2,572 yards and 20 scores during his three-year career at USC. He also returned 37 punts for 540 yards and four touchdowns and 24 kicks for 443 yards.

Agholor ranked 10th among draft-eligible receivers with 2.92 yards per route run, according to Pro Football Focus. He averaged 3.02 yards per route run against Power 5 teams.

Agholor currently is projected as a first- or second-round draft pick. He ran a 4.42-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine. The 6 foot, 198-pound receiver ran a 6.83-second 3-cone and 4.34-second short shuttle at his pro day with a 36.5-inch vertical leap and 10-foot, 5-inch broad jump.

Agholor found success in the slot and outside with the Trojans. The Patriots also reportedly will meet with Louisville receiver DeVante Parker, who could be a top 10 pick.

Thumbnail photo via Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports Images

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