Eagles Reportedly Close To Signing First-Round Pick OLB Marcus Smith

  Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports is “hearing” that the Eagles are close to signing first-round pick OLB Marcus Smith to a contract. Getlin adds that a deal could be completed later in the day. Smith happens to be the only draft pick from the Eagles’ 2014 class who has yet to sign his rookie contract. According to, Smith’s four-year deal is worth an estimated...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Marcus Smith Was Not A Reach for the Eagles At Pick 26

Some Philadelphia fans were shocked to see the Eagles pick Marcus Smith in the first round, while some people remain optimistic in thinking that it could work out well for the team when its all said and done. Marcus Smith has very good size, coming in at 6’3 and 251 pounds. He has great athleticism, and ran very well at the combine, with a 40 time clocking in at 4.68. He’s also...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Clarification: Marcus Smith was not a reach by the Philadelphia Eagles

The most popular adjective associated with Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Marcus Smith after he was selected 26th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft was “reach.” Smith was, in many publications, listed as a second or even third round talent. Many fans (and even a lot of media members) do not understand that there is a dichotomy between the scouting the media does and the scouting...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Smith: The Future of the Franchise?

At the conclusion of the 2013 season, the Philadelphia Eagles were in possession of the 22nd pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. Johnny Manziel ended up going 22nd overall… to the Browns. Instead the Eagles traded back to 26 and scooped up an extra third-round pick from Cleveland in doing so. They used that No. 26 overall pick to select Louisville DE/OLB Marcus Smith...
Via Total Sports Live
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Here’s Marcus Smith’s highlight tape

Some may believe drafting Louisville DE Marcus Smith at No. 26 is a bit of a reach, and those people may not be wrong. Nevertheless, the Eagles needed to upgrade the pass rush, and Smith was certainly on the board. Throwing draft position out the window, Smith fits in Philadelphia and was a player the team was very interested in. Here’s a quick highlight video of the Philadelphia...
Via cover32 - Eagles
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Day 1 Review: Smith fills need for Eagles

Marcus Smith may have been the last guy expected to be drafted at pick 26 by the Eagles, not among a group that featured Marqise Lee, Darqueze Dennard, Bradley Roby and Jimmie Ward. But at pick 26, commissioner Roger Goddell announced that Marcus Smith was the newest Eagle. On the surface, this is a questionable move. Smith was a defensive end at Louisville, not a position of need...
Via Eagledelphia
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles Draft Marcus Smith: First Round Reaction and Second/Third Round Preview

The Philadelphia Eagles had Johnny Manziel and Marqise Lee on the board with their first round pick, but instead traded down four spots and gained a third round pick in the process. Marqise Lee was still on the board, but the Eagles choose Marcus Smith, a 3-4 outside linebacker out of Louisville instead.  The instant […] The post Philadelphia Eagles Draft Marcus Smith: First Round...
Via Sons of the Spectrum
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting Report: Marcus Smart, OLB/DE

Who is Marcus Smith? That was the burning question following the Eagles selection at pick 26.  The Eagles had several defensive voids to fill, including pass rusher. By the Eagles initial pick at 22, both potential saftey selections were off the board. So was the best corner. So was Anthony Barr and C.J. Mosely.  So the Eagles selected Smith as a pass rusher from the edge.  In...
Via Eagledelphia
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Draft Marcus Smith With First Round Pick

With the 26th overall pick in the NFL Draft, the Eagles selected Louisville DE/OLB Marcus Smith. I’m not sure a lot of people saw this one coming. We all knew how big of a need a pass rusher was for the Eagles, but we also knew that there were not a lot of talented pass rushers available in the first round. After Anthony Barr came off the board early, it didn’t look all that...

NFL Teams In Need Of A Pass Rusher Are Focusing On Marcus Smith

Pete Cautilli | The Cardinal Connect As the 2014 NFL Draft approaches, hundreds of NFL hopefuls are traveling across the country for private visits and workouts with teams. As we get closer to draft day, it appears that teams are mostly bringing in only the guys who play the position that they need. When it comes to former Louisville defensive end Marcus Smith, he’s attracting...
Via The Cardinal Connect
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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