USC WR Nelson Agholor. Jake Roth / USA Today
We’ve gone over a bunch of wide receivers individually, but with the draft just six days away, it’s time to take a look at the class as a whole.
Below are 10 wide receivers whom I believe could receive a phone call from Chip Kelly next week, along with some thoughts and background on each. Read more »
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Eagles vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz spent 36 minutes with the media Thursday morning. Here are three takeaways that we haven’t gotten to yet.
1. Marynowitz spoke at length about the Birds’ three-pronged approach to player evaluation. Keeping that in mind, I think there are several players who have little or no chance to be taken by the Eagles in the first round: Alabama safety Landon Collins; Washington CB Marcus Peters; Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham; Nebraska’s Randy Gregory; and Florida State’s P.J. Williams. Read more »
It’s been nearly three months since Chip Kelly announced he was promoting Ed Marynowitz to vice president of player personnel.
On Thursday morning at the NovaCare Complex, the 31 year old met the media for the first time to discuss his new role, the Eagles’ scouting approach and next week’s draft. Marynowitz obviously was in no mood to offer up detailed evaluations on the prospects, but he did speak at length about what the organization is looking for under Kelly.
Specifically, Marynowitz laid out the three-part evaluation plan the Eagles use under Kelly. Read more »
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Between now and the draft, we’ll have daily threads with the latest mocks, buzz and relevant links. Check back throughout the day for updates. Read more »
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One of the more difficult aspects involved with projecting the Eagles’ 20th pick is determining who might still be on the board at that point in the first round.
The draft can obviously unfold in a number of different ways. There will be surprises, unexpected trades, etc.
But let’s assume for a moment that the Eagles do stand pat. Who are some of the realistic options that might still be there?
Earlier this week, I participated in a mock draft for ESPN Radio in the Lehigh Valley. They had reporters in each NFL market make picks for the teams they cover. Here’s what the first 19 picks looked like. Read more »
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We went game-by-game last night, but here are five overall thoughts on the Eagles schedule.
1. It seems like the Birds caught some breaks this year. For example, in Week 9 they travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys. The Eagles have a bye the previous week, while Dallas faces the Seahawks. They go to Foxboro in Week 13 to take on the Patriots. The Eagles play on Thanksgiving the previous week and get some extra rest, while New England plays at Denver on Sunday night.
Is there anywhere that the Eagles got jobbed? Not really. They face the Cowboys at home in Week 2 on a short week, but that’s the second game of the season. Washington gets extra rest before the Week 4 matchup (it plays on Thursday night the previous week). And the same goes for the Cardinals in Week 15.
But overall, those seem like minor issues. The Eagles don’t take on a single opponent that is coming off of a bye. Read more »
The Eagles’ 2015 schedule is out. Here’s a game-by-game look at what it looks like. Read more »
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Some schedule stuff is starting to leak. Here’s what we’ve got so far: Read more »
Miami WR Phillip Dorsett. (Brian Spurlock/USA Today)
Between now and the draft, we’ll zero in on one prospect a day with an Eagles slant. If you have a player you want covered, let us know on the Birds 24/7 Facebook page.
THE BACK STORY
In Chip Kelly’s first season as an NFL head coach, the Eagles led the league with 80 pass plays of 20+ yards. In Year 2, that number went down, but the offense still produced 63 big pass plays, good enough for third.
A couple big-play threats in DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin are playing for other teams, so Kelly will now count on guys like Jordan Matthews, Josh Huff and Zach Ertz to make plays downfield. He very well could look for a vertical threat in the draft also.
And one of the guys who fits that description is Miami’s Phillip Dorsett. Read more »
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It was almost as if the Eagles had been quiet for a little bit too long.
Last night, Chip Kelly’s squad stole some more national headlines when news broke from Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer that the team is planning on signing Tim Tebow today.
I already offered some thoughts. Maybe he wins the No. 3 job from Matt Barkley. Maybe he’ll be used as a runner in specific packages. Maybe he’ll be off the team in September. Who knows? But the idea that he’s going to somehow resurrect his career here as a quarterback seems awfully far-fetched.
At any rate, here’s a sampling of Tebow reaction, with some notes mixed in. Read more »