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This time next week, the NFL draft will be over. We will know who will make up the 2012 draft class for the Philadelphia Eagles. But until then, speculation reaches a frenzy as experts, casual fans, and everyone in between tries to predict the Eagles moves.
The Inquirer’s Bob Ford wonders if there is credence to the rumors about the Eagles seeking to move up in the draft, specifically to try their luck at landing a franchise quarterback in Texas A&M’s Ryan Tannehill. Ford wonders,
If the Eagles do that, which would be risky on several levels, and certainly costly, it would imply that an organizational referendum on Michael Vick has already been completed. Vick has been alternately great and ordinary in his two seasons as a starter and his most consistent attribute has been his ability to get hurt. How long do the Eagles think this can continue?
Did the acquisition of DeMeco Ryans eliminate the need for the Birds to draft a quality linebacker this year? Not at all, says Jonathan...
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The Eagles are reportedly desperate to unload Asante Samuel, and it is believed they would take as little as a third-round pick at this point just to get rid of him.
You can never have enough guys on your offense who have the ability to make big plays. I think the Eagles were have the opportunity to add a few more of these guys through the draft. One possibility is Arkansas wide receiver Joe Adams.
At 5-11 and 180 pounds, he’s a little bit bigger than DeSean Jackson but basically has the same frame. He has the same kind of speed as Jackson...
The Philadelphia Eagles and Andy Reid love to draft defense and while the line may not need to be addressed he loves to have talent and won’t be able to pass. North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples may have benefited from defensive tackle Marvin Austin being suspended for the entire 2011 season, but it gave him the shot
When does baggage outweigh athletic ability? That will be the question with the troubled Janzen Jackson. If you’re not familiar with his story, he started his collegiate career at the University of Tennessee and came there as a highly touted recruit. However, he was released from the university and joined McNeese State where his father was the head coach.
At 5-11 and 188 pounds...
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Ever since participating in the Bleacher Report Community draft a few weeks ago I’ve come to respect the art of drafting more. It’s easy to target players you like. It’s even easier to assume certain players will be drafted within certain ranges.
What is rarely thought of with a mock draft is that each talent evaluator is likely to view players...
According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles have been looking for a third and possibly a fourth round pick for cornerback Asante Samuel. Now they’re willing to accept less than that.
The Broncos reportedly offered the Eagles a fifth or sixth round pick for Samuel. The reason nothing has happened yet is because he has agreed to restructure his contract,...
“Can you feel that? Can you feel this that dog-gone beating in your chest? Can you feel what is about to happen out here on this field man?”
That Brian Dawkins pre-game speech given in the huddle to his then Eagles team mates has been recited by my kid to his teammates before just about every game he has played since 2008.
Brian Dawkins inspired him like so many others to...
Wanting to avoid overkill on Draft coverage but still open to new angles... that's the main message here as we near the MACH 10 finish line...An old Simon and Garfunkel album cover? Nope, it's Howie Roseman and Andy Reid in a recent presser shot...but just like every songwriting duo in the biz, Howie and Andy are looking for hits this week.First thought is--- the Draft format...