By Ben Sullivan
Are the Eagles considering signing another Donovan?
Penn State offensive tackle Donovan Smith visited the Eagles, according to the Baltimore Sun.
The offensive line is seen as a pressing need for the Birds since All-World tackle Jason Peters is getting old and Todd Herremans was cut.
The former blue-chip recruit from Baltimore’s Owings Mills High School ran the 40-yard dash in 4.98 and 5.03 seconds at the Nittany Lions’ Pro Day workout.
Smith met with Ravens offensive line coach Juan Castillo during the NFL scouting combine. He also met with the Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
At the combine, Smith ran the 40-yard dash in 5.27 seconds, bench pressed 225 pounds 26 times and had a 32-inch vertical leap. Smith is 6-foot-6, 328 pounds with 35 5/8 arms and 10 3/8 inch hands.
Smith started 31 games at left tackle at Penn State and was named honorable-mention All-Big Ten Conference once.
Smith played in the Senor Bowl and performed well.
Smith was given a return to school recommendation by the NFL advisory committee because they didn’t project him to be picked within the first two rounds. Smith is projected anywhere from the third round to the fifth round.