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Eagles Sign Nebraska Quarterback Taylor Martinez

Taylor Martinez, the former Nebraska quarterback who went undrafted over the weekend, will be joining the Philadelphia Eagles in training camp. However, he will not be competing with Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley for a backup quarterback job. Martinez, who was ranked as the 5th highest-rated undrafted player, also worked out as a safety and wide receiver during his pro day at Nebraska...

What To Expect From The New Eagles Draft Picks

With the 2014 NFL Draft in the books, football fans are undoubtedly excited about the impact their new draft picks, especially the early rounders, will have on the field. Some will undoubtedly start right away and provide a huge upgrade immediately, while others will have to wait on the bench for a season, or maybe several, before they finally get their shot at stardom. The Eagles...

Eagles Sign 15 Undrafted Free Agents

After adding seven players through the draft, the Eagles added 15 more players to the roster as undrafted free agents. There were a number of positions that they still needed to address and I think they brought in a good number of options to come in to try to make the roster. Although undrafted free agents likely get thought of as Training Camp bodies, there were 47 undrafted free...

Draft Grades For Each of the Eagles Draft Picks

The 2014 NFL Draft is in the books. Coming into it, we knew the Eagles needed to make some solid additions to help sustain their position atop the NFC East. There were a number of needs that they had to address. Coming in, they needed a pass rusher, help in the secondary, some depth along the front seven, and depth on the offensive line. As can be expected, the Eagles were movers...

Evaluating Eagles Day Three Picks

The Eagles entered the day with many remaining needs. After finding a pass rusher in the first round and addressing the wide receiver position in the second in third round, the day three focus was on the defensive side of the ball. The Eagles still needed help at linebacker and in the secondary and it was also believed they may look to add some depth along the offensive line. Outside...

Eagles Draft Wisconsin Defensive Tackle Beau Allen in the Seventh Round

With their final pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Eagles drafted Wisconsin defensive tackle Beau Allen with the 224th overall selection. Allen is your traditional anchoring nose tackle at 6-2 and 333 pounds. At Wisconsin, he played in all 54 games, making 26 starts over his final two seasons. As a senior, he was an All-Big Ten honorable mention. He is built low to the ground is known...

Eagles Add Stanford Safety Ed Reynolds in the Fifth Round

With the 162nd overall selection in the draft, the Eagles selected Stanford safety Ed Reynolds. Reynolds stands at 6-1 and 207 pounds and recorded a 4.57 40-yard dash at this year’s NFL Combine. He is more of your box type safety and doesn’t have the range and speed to play the center field type safety position. After adding Malcolm Jenkins through free agency, the thought was...

Eagles Draft Oregon DE Taylor Hart in the Fifth Round

With the 141st overall selection, the Eagles drafted Oregon defensive end Taylor Hart in the fourth round. Hart is a big boy who measured in at 6-6 and 281 pounds at the NFL Combine. At Oregon, he was a second-team All-Pac-12 pick in 2013 and an honorable mention in both 2012 and 2011. Again, the Eagles made a defensive selection on a player who has a lot of versatility. Hart lined...

Eagles Draft Jaylen Watkins in the Fourth Round

With the 101st overall selection, the Eagles drafted Florida cornerback Jaylen Watkins. Watkins, the cousin of Bills wide receiver Sammy, measures in at 5-11 and 194 pounds and recorded a 4.41 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. We knew that the Eagles would likely add a corner to the roster at some point in the draft and Watkins is the guy. They drafted him over Bashaud Breeland out...

Potential Day Three Targets For The Eagles

Three rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft are in the books. Four rounds remain. Although the final day of the draft isn’t the most exciting, there is still a lot of work to be done. On the final day of the draft, the Eagles currently have four picks remaining. At this time, this is how the picks look: 4th Round (101st overall – first pick in 4th round) 5th Round (141st overall) 5th...

Evaluating Eagles Second and Third Round Picks

The Eagles entered Friday’s with a second round pick and two picks in the third round. However, they traded one of their picks in the third round and ended up with one pick in the second round and one in the third. Many people expected the Eagles to take a wide receiver in the first round. When Marqise Lee was on the board in the first round at 22nd overall, many thought he’d...

Eagles Add Josh Huff in the Third Round

After trading the 83rd overall pick, which was acquired when they traded back in the first round, the Eagles drafted Oregon wide receiver Josh Huff 86th overall. By trading the 83rd pick, the Eagles received Houston’s 101st overall pick (4th round) and 141st overall (5th round). This means that the Eagles own the first pick on day three, just like last year. However, last year...

Eagles Draft Jordan Matthews in the Second Round

The Eagles traded up to the 42nd overall pick and drafted Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews. They gave up the 54th overall selection (2nd round) and the 122nd overall selection (4th round to get there). After not taking a receiver in the first round, the Eagles moved up in the second round to take a very talented receiver in Matthews. Out of the SEC, Matthews is the all-time...

Eagles Day Two Targets in Second and Third Round

Day one is in the books. The Eagles went out and got a pass rusher in Marcus Smith in the first round. Some will argue that this was a bit of the reach for the Eagles while some will say the Eagles had him ranked high on their board and it made sense. Regardless, Smith is in an Eagle and their are six picks left to be made. Whether or not you think their first pick was a good move...

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...

Pre-Draft Inventory Check: Part 8 of 8 – Special Teams

Every well-run company does a yearly inventory check. In this eight-part series, I will break down, position-by-position, where the Eagles stand, how long-term their current situation is and the likelihood of a draft pick being spent on that position. Finally: The Special Teams, followed by a Roundup The Kickers: Alex Henery is the starting Kicker. Is it safe to say spending a 4th...

Pre-Draft Inventory Check: Part 7 of 8 – Secondary

Every well-run company does a yearly inventory check. In this eight-part series, I will break down, position-by-position, where the Eagles stand, how long-term their current situation is and the likelihood of a draft pick being spent on that position. Next up: The Defensive Backs. The Starters: While still not really a strength, the secondary will head into 2014 in better shape than...

Pre-Draft Inventory Check: Part 6 of 8 – Linebackers

Every well-run company does a yearly inventory check. In this eight-part series, I will break down, position-by-position, where the Eagles stand, how long-term their current situation is and the likelihood of a draft pick being spent on that position. Next up: The Linebackers. The Starters: And we arrive at perhaps the single most interesting position on the team. With only one starter...

Pre-Draft Inventory Check: Part 5 of 8 – Defensive Line

Every well-run company does a yearly inventory check. In this eight-part series, I will break down, position-by-position, where the Eagles stand, how long-term their current situation is and the likelihood of a draft pick being spent on that position. Next up: The D-Line. The Starters: The Eagles are decent along the D-Line, albeit unspectacular. However, the group is so young that...

Pre-Draft Inventory Check: Part 4 of 8 – Offensive Line

Every well-run company does a yearly inventory check. In this eight-part series, I will break down, position-by-position, where the Eagles stand, how long-term their current situation is and the likelihood of a draft pick being spent on that position. Next up: The O-Line. The Starters: Jason Peters bounced back from a major injury to once again be one of the best LTs in football...

Pre-Draft Inventory Check: Part 3 of 8 – Receivers

Every well-run company does a yearly inventory check. In this eight-part series, I will break down, position-by-position, where the Eagles stand, how long-term their current situation is and the likelihood of a draft pick being spent on that position. Next up: The Receivers. The Starters: After cutting DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin becomes the team’s de-facto #1 wide receiver....

Eagles 2014 Schedule Breakdown and Prediction

As we wait an unnecessarily long time for the NFL Draft to begin, I’ll at least attempt to ease your anticipation with this complete breakdown of the Eagles’ 2014 regular-season schedule. The Birds have a few tough matchups against the NFC West, but they also face teams like the Redskins twice, Jaguars, and Texans. If the Eagles live up to the expectations of winning at least...

Pre-Draft Inventory Check: Part 2 of 8 – Running Backs

Every well-run company does a yearly inventory check. In this eight-part series, I will break down, position-by-position, where the Eagles stand, how long-term their current situation is and the likelihood of a draft pick being spent on that position. Next up: The running backs. The Starter: Shady McCoy is a total stud. 1,607 rushing yards, 52 catches, 11 total TDs, 2,100+ total...

Eagles 2014 Seven-Round Mock Draft

The Eagles are in a peculiar position for the 2014 NFL draft. Defensive back is their biggest need, but many people have been mocking a wide receiver to the Eagles in the wake of the DeSean Jackson release. This is a very deep draft for both wide receivers and defensive backs, so they can go either way in the first two rounds. I personally had the Eagles choosing Calvin Pryor out...

Pre-Draft Inventory Check: Part 1 of 8

Every well-run company does a yearly inventory check. In this eight-part series, I will break down, position-by-position, where the Eagles stand, how long-term their current situation is and the likelihood of a draft pick being spent on that position. We start with the quarterbacks. The Starter: Nicky Numbers lit it up to the tune of 27 TDs to just 2 INTs and a rating of 119.2 in...
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