Originally posted on Eagles Eye  |  Last updated 3/6/13
Oh the weather outside (in the Delaware Valley) is frightful today. I stand on my front porch with arms akimbo, daring the 40mph winds bending my 80-feet-high poplar (and pounding it with a mix of snow and rain) to do some damage. Bring it. I am tired of cowering in worry about being crushed to death. After all, I'm an Iggles fan. We don't tremble anymore---we roar. I also waited to post this until Tommy Lawlor released his first Eagles mock draft today. Lawlor is perhaps the most cogent and most enjoyable writer in the Eagles blogosphere. He has a sense of history, too, and he watches almost as much game tape as our own JB-Sage-Lion. Lawlor just put up his Mock Draft 1.0 for 2013 over at PE.com's Fandemonium department. It's a good read and worth a look.               Lawlor also writes for igglesblitz.com....You can follow Tommy on Twitter @LawlorNFL                                                                                                                                                         You might be surprised to learn that Lawlor's past record of prediction in his mockers is really no better than any of our regular Bored members here who participate in the official GK-sanctioned MACH 10 derby. In fact, Lawlor rarely hits on more than one pick. Typically it takes at least 3 hits to win the MACH 10 crown. Nonetheless, here are Lawlor's picks, with the caveat that the selections and draft order may change pending Free Agent signings by the Birds: 1 - LB Dion Jordan - Oregon - 6-6, 248 2 - OT Terron Armstead - Arkansas-Pine Bluff - 6-5, 306 3 - S Phillip Thomas - Fresno State - 6-0, 208 4 - CB Tharold Simon - LSU - 6-2, 202 5 - DL William Campbell - Michigan - 6-5, 318 6 - QB Matt Scott - Arizona - 6-2, 213 7 - TE Joseph Fauria - UCLA - 6-7, 259 7 - CB Demetrius McCray - Appalachian State - 6-1, 187 Lawlor has a nice write-up and explanation for his picks. This may be the year he hits on multiple picks, based on the well-written logic he puts forth. That, and Andy Reid will not be in the equation! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Welp, they're saying around Philly right now that Nnamdi Asomugha is going to be released by the Eagles today. And by "they" I mean Howard Eskin... It's plausible, but I don't buy into it yet---unless Nnamdi and his agent have flat-out refused to restructure for 2013. Of course the Nnamdi dilemma brings the Darrelle Revis speculation to front and center stage.       Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News is reporting Darrelle Revis is as "good as gone" from New York, with a few teams already interested in acquiring him. Mehta says the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons are among those teams that appear willing to pay the price to land Revis. The free-agent cornerback class is average at best, with no real game-changers expected to be available---yet another reason I am more than willing to hold on to Nnamdi. But Revis is an exceptional cornerback---a Leon Sandcastle type. If Nnamdi leaves the Eagles and DRC bolts too, the Eagles may think long and hard about trading for Revis. There would be plenty of complications in acquiring the player many view as the best cornerback in the game. First, Revis is coming off of an ACL injury, and it is not known what level he will be able to play at when he returns. Second, Revis is looking for a new long-term, big-money deal from whatever team he lands with. The Eagles have more-than-enough cap space to give Revis want he wants and still sign other players, but Howie Roseman will have to decide if he is willing to give big money to a player who is coming off of a major injury. Finally, the price to acquire Revis will not be cheap. Many expect the Jets will ask for at least a first-round pick, if not two first-rounders. The Eagles' No. 4 pick may have to be included to get the deal done, as well as maybe their third-rounder and a pick next year. With a team that has so many holes to fill and is not expected to be a serious contender next season, giving up draft picks this year or next year is a major risk. At the very least, Roseman would likely call the Jets and see what it will take to acquire Revis. Personally, I don't see Revis in the Eagles picture. The risk is huge, as would be the reward if Revis can still play. Maybe Howie and Billy Davis would roll the dice on Revis if the asking price of the Jets was lower. But teams like the 49ers and Falcons will drive up the price. Just say No---and walk away.  
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