Eagles Wake-Up Call: Cornerback At No. 22?

NCAA Football: Youngstown State at Michigan State

Going into the combine, some mock drafts had the Eagles taking a cornerback with the No. 22 pick in the first round.

The two most popular names attached to the Birds were Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert and Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard. But after the defensive backs went through on-field testing Tuesday, it’s possible neither guy will be around when the Eagles pick.




Gilbert, specifically, put forth an impressive performance. The 6-foot, 202-pound corner ran a 4.37, the fastest time for any defensive player at the combine. Gilbert is the favorite to be the first cornerback off the board and will more than likely be gone by the time the Eagles pick.

Meanwhile, NFL Network's Mike Mayock thought the 40 was big for Dennard (5-11, 199). The Michigan State standout ended up running a 4.51. From NFL.com:

Mayock said the 2014 cornerback class "is one of the deepest [at the position] I've seen in years." His top corner -- for now, at least -- is Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard, who won the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's top college defensive back. Tuesday's 40-yard dash was important for Dennard because "the only question is long speed," according to Mayock. Dennard clocked a 4.51 40. Mayock said Dennard "needed something with a 4.4 attached to it." When he heard Dennard ran a 4.51, Mayock said, "Close enough." Mayock called Dennard "a press corner with toughness" and said he believes he is a potential top-15 pick.

Both Mayock and NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah raved about the depth at cornerback this year. Here are some other times worth noting:

* Rice's Phillip Gaines (6-0, 193) ran a blazing 4.38. NFL.com had him as a practice squad candidate, but given the way he tested, Gaines seems like a potential Day 3 pick. He's got the size/speed combo teams covet.

* TCU's Jason Verrett has shown up at No. 22 in some mocks. He too ran a great 40 time (4.38). But Verrett measured in at 5-9. If the Eagles aren't giving Brandon Boykin a chance to play outside, are they really going to give a rookie that opportunity? Doubtful. In other words, I don't see Verrett as a likely option for them.

* Nebraska's Stanley Jean-Baptiste has generated some buzz because of his length (6-3, 32 3/8-inch arms). But he ran just a 4.61, tied for sixth-slowest among the 31 cornerbacks who ran at the combine.

WHAT YOU MISSED

Jaws has watched five Johnny Manziel games and said he wouldn't take the Texas A&M QB in the first three rounds.

An All-22 look at potential free agent safety target Malcolm Jenkins.

The Manziel meeting, where Jeremy Maclin ranks and an interesting note on the 2011 draft.

Notes on UCLA's Anthony Barr and other OLB prospects, courtesy of T-Mac.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

Jeff McLane of The Inquirer on what he's hearing about DeMeco Ryans:

DeMeco Ryans isn’t going anywhere. That may not seem like much of a surprise considering how well the inside linebacker played for most of last season. But Ryans, who played 96 percent of the snaps on defense, struggled down the stretch, particularly in pass coverage, and isn’t getting any younger. He turns 30 in July. Ryans is also slated to earn $6.8 million in 2014 – quite a sum if he isn’t going to play on passing downs as some have wondered. Eagles general manager Howie Roseman may go to Ryans’ agent, Ben Dogra – who also represents wide receiver Jeremy Maclin – and ask for a pay cut, but that is unlikely to happen. As much as they need Ryans lining the defense up and making stops against the run, they need his leadership perhaps even more. Ryans commands the most respect in the Eagles locker room and “forcing” him to take a pay cut would not go over well with the other players.

Tommy Lawlor of Iggles Blitz thinks Penn State's Allen Robinson could be an option for the Eagles:

In terms of big receivers, I still think Robinson from PSU would be a great fit. He is 6-3, 220, almost Cooper’s identical size. We know Kelly likes big receivers. Robinson has better RAC skills and could be a good starting receiver. Robinson ran a 4.60, but I expected that. He isn’t a burner on tape. Robinson is a workhorse receiver. He caught 97 passes this year. To put that in perspective, Cooper caught 81 passes in his entire career. I think Robinson is the kind of guy who you could feed the ball to.

COMING UP

We'll look at how the safeties performed and put a bow on the 2014 combine.

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  • TNA

    Is it possible to set up a crowdsourced draft board based entirely on BPA? The crowd in this case would be the 24/7 crowd. Not sure how it would work logistically, but I’d be curious to see how well the wisdom of this particular crowd would match up with NFL front offices given more limited information.

    • Tom w

      If not someone has a great website idea.

    • Tom w

      Any tech guys or web guys capable of doing this??

    • SVPhilly

      Old colleague of mine started a company to create prediction markets. This might work for what you want: http://home.inklingmarkets.com

  • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

    Good, hopefully both are gone by 22. Let more good players drop. This team does NOT need a CB 1st rd. Let the Cowgirls take Gilbert and pair him with Claiborne, for Foles and our new WR to abuse the next decade.

    • Richard Colton

      The more I look at it, the more Jean-Baptiste just makes sense for Jerry in the first round.

      • cliff henny

        Aaron Donald should be their guy. hopefully he’s gone or they’re forced to trade up and burn assets. if they cant resign Hatcher and cut Ware, be like pee’g into te ocean.

        • GEAGLE

          Hoping they are dumb enough to take Jernigan lol

        • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

          http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2014/2/13/5407348/could-the-cowboys-have-their-cake-and-eat-it-too-Aaron-Donald-Calvin-Pryor

          crazy scenario they came up with. Insane to think the best DT (and he does look good) in the draft may drop to the 2nd, at least by their logic. Hope he doesn’t make it to them; I’m thinking they go OL or WR in the 1st, because Jerrah is Jerrah

          • NickS1

            I hope they go CB.

          • GEAGLE

            It will be OL, DL or one of the over rated safeties

          • dmancine9

            do you like Deone Bucannon to the Eagles? If so, which round?

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            me too. no one going in the 1st is stopping Foles :)

          • cliff henny

            hope they take another TE, then sit him for 4 more years behind Witten. prior and Donald would be nice starters, in 2 yrs. these guys are rookies. Dallas fans act like they’ll walk in and be all-pro’s day 1, with garbage around them. hope dallas burns assets, they need so much help, plus, cap is so banged up, regardless of how crappy those 4th thru udfa picks are, almost guarenteed roster spots. how howie and kelly talk about competitive roster, dallas is exact opposite. if you or i got drafted as safety in 5th, we’d be on roster. gawd i love jerry!

          • Richard Colton

            Wishful thinking doesn’t even begin to describe this. Only 14 teams run a 4-3…so only 14 teams would have this guy on the draft board? I don’t know about you Rob, but with the kind of athleticism Donald has, he’d look real good as a 3-4 DE. Hell, Illadelph tried to move him to OLB yesterday.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            He’s a stud for sure.
            And yes, clearly Jerrah isn’t the only delusional one in DAL. I love it

          • Richard Colton

            I’m almost as interested in seeing who they pick as seeing what we do in round one.

            Jerry still thinks he’s the smartest football guy in the room and doesn’t apologize to anyone. He’s the new Al Davis.

        • RIP illa

          Blasphemy!!!!

    • JofreyRice

      I’m taking them at their word when predicting the direction they go.

      The more I think about it, the more I’m really intrigued by Odell Beckham Jr. We know they’ve expressed a desire to become dominant on one side of the ball. Some of us are wanting to see that ultra-fast utility weapon that can boost special teams and provide extra headaches for D-Coordinators. Why can’t Beckham do that as a #2 WR? He definitely has the speed and open field running ability to play a Percy Harvin role, if they chose to use him that way. He is a legit receiver with–arguably–the best hands in the draft. He boosts the return game immediately. Keep Riley Cooper in house to maintain some size in the receiver corps.

      With defense, I could see them continuing to use the Mickey Morandini batting average approach in free agency, and adding versatile athletes in the draft.

      Right now, I’m going.

      1) OBJ

      2) Joel Bitonio – can play either guard spot or T. Maybe even center. The line is a need, IMO. There are some warning signs that Herremans isn’t long for this roster, and we don’t know about Evan.

      3) Telvin Smith – OLB/S versatile can use him right away for nickel 3-3-5 “rover” role–how they wanted to use Chung. Can blitz and roam that intermediate area a la Kam Chancellor. If they played him on ST’s, they might have the two best gunners in the league, with him and Boykin covering punts.

      4) Christian Jones – ILB/OLB – athletic backup inside for Demeco.

      5) Antone Exum – CB/S Nice size/speed cornerback guy with some press coverage experience. He’s not Kyle Fuller, but he could be a nice pickup in the 5th. Reminds me a little of Sanders Commings from last year’s class.

      5) David Fales, QB – Need a developmental guy/possible backup. Fales is what Mike Berkley was supposed to be, IMO. I know he’s got a stringbean arm, but I think he’s got a great feel for the game. I think he could get you through a stretch of games.

      7) Tyler Starr OLB – 3 cone warrior from a small school. Worth a shot to bring along as a passrush linebacker.

      I’d look for UDFA guys to try out in that slot/waterbug role, like Dri Archer, D’AT, Kain Colter–the best of whoever is available. I’d also keep an eye out for any RBs that fall out of the draft for competition for Brown and Polk. A tall CB like Jimmy Jean from UAB to push Marsh.

      • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

        Love all this. Think Bitonio could be had later, I’d rather Morgan Moses at that spot, or Hunter (OT) from I-AA.
        Keep an eye on Justin Ellis and DL Larry Webster late as well, or Pierre Desir and McGill at DB

        • JofreyRice

          Your boy Zach Kerr had a nice combine, too.

          Like the idea of bringing any of those guys in and having the coaches develop them. Nice canvases. If they could get Bitonio later, I’d do it, obviously. I just think he offers a lot to teams looking for OL help.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            Yessir. Krazy for Kerr

      • Jarrod

        What happened to Christian Jones that people now think he will last until the 4th? Last I had heard he was possibly a 2nd round guy.

        • JofreyRice

          Maybe it’s wishful thinking. If he’s gone, maybe they take Barrow or go in another direction, like Josh Huff or something. I think they need to start looking for a replacement at ILB, though.

          • Richard Colton

            Flip/flop Telvin Smith with Christian Jones and it lines up with conventional draft thinking, for whatever that’s worth. I’m with Rob on Moses, except I don’t see him making it out of the top 40.

      • Token

        Im fine with a WR in the first if his name is Mike Evans. Thats the type of guy I envision across from DeSean. A mismatch in a different way. A guy you can feed the ball too in a tough spot. Is OBJ that kid of player? Ive always wanted size at the other outside spot.

        Id feel better about that scenario if they were able to trade down picking up another 3rd rounder or something.

    • mtn_green

      Let teams grab db in top twenty lets the good players drop. I see BPA as a true OLB (KVM, attachou, Mack, smith, Barr) or a WR.

      The wr field this year is insane could see a wr in round 1 and 2.

      • Richard Colton

        Don’t hate that either. They resign Maclin & Cooper, then draft WR in round 1 & 2. Going to get crowded back there. One of those guys better be able to return kicks.

    • morgan c

      No, they don’t need a CB 1st round. But they don’t exactly not need a good young franchise CB, either. I think we have drafted best when we have just gone with the “best player available” position vs. drafting for need. Drafting a CB may not be in line with drafting the guy you need the most, positionally, but it may work out best long-term.
      If it’s really so hard to draft a stud safety, maybe we at least draft a stud CB, thereby helping the defensive backfield overall. It says here that Boykin, Dennard, with Williams / Fletch as depth, and Wolff plus hopefully a top 3 round safety may be pretty solid.

      • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

        If it’s BPA, than definitely not CB

      • Richard Colton

        Not sure any of these guys would be rated higher than Dee Milliner last year. I’m not excited for CB, per se, but if they think a star CB is sitting there at #22, I’m ok with the pick.

  • Bullwinkle

    I think a corner who is under 6-1 needs a 40 time under 4.5. A tall, lengthy corner can get away with being a step slower than the man they are covering.

    • George

      false. see:Asomugha, Nnamdi

      • Bullwinkle

        Nnamdi was more than a step slower when the Eagles got him. I was thinking of Sherman of the Seahawks who ran a 4.6 at the combine.

  • oreofestar

    I would take either at 22 but I really like Dennard and Pryor and depending on how the rest of the board ends up I would love either at 22

    • Tom w

      I’m passing on both. Neither even have first round grades for me especially Pryor

      • Token

        Dennard kind of reminds me of Sheldon Brown.

        • Tom w

          Don’t get me all hot … I loved Sheldon like a brother. What round did we get him in 2 or 3

  • cliff henny

    sounds like ’13 safety class, and waited till 3rd day to get a bad college tape, freak athlete and coach him up. in the word of Paul Crew ‘worked once, let’s try it again…right?!’

    • Joe L

      Who is the college tape freak?

      • cliff henny

        bad college tape, athletic freak, let me edit that…wolff is crazy athletic

        • Joe L

          Haha, alright, that’s who I thought it was just didn’t quite understand the wording.

          • cliff henny

            damn comma’s…too much texting. my grammar was at High school level before technology

          • EaglesFanInPhx

            gotta love those incorrectly used apostrophes too!

          • cliff henny

            middle school, maybe…giving myself couple years

          • theedevilsadvocate

            lol this comment is sooo tru 4 me…

      • NickS1

        Bad college tape/freak athlete is how that reads, I believe. And he means Wolff

  • GEAGLE

    Is everyone going to tear Sheil a new one for stating Verrett won’t be an Eaglles target, or does that just happen when I say it? Lol

    • Joe L

      Just you.

      • GEAGLE

        Word

      • cliff henny

        upvote for honesty, with a hint a hostility and early morning combativeness

  • GEAGLE

    It’s almost march 1st, we are about to find out if we are cutting Avant

    • cliff henny

      seen about 15 sources say he’s gone. targeting Mac and not Coop, think Kelly is getting 2 WRs in this draft. least i hope so.

      • GEAGLE

        I can’t believe we will let Coop walk and keep Mac. I have to see it to believe it, but yeah it starting to sound like Avant is ghost

        • cliff henny

          3.2m, guess could even june 1st him and get that to 3.5m. great guy, but father time is undefeated

          • GEAGLE

            3.5 is ridiculous for Avant….that’s Malcom Jenkins dollars :)

  • NickS1

    I’m still more than happy to wait until the 2nd/3rd for a safety (Buchannon, preferably) and 4th/5th for a corner. I’m still set on 2 LB and WR or 2 WR and LB in the first four rounds.

    • Tom w

      I’m w you …Buchanan may cost us a second after his performance yesterday unfortunately. On the other hand I think cjones and barrow are available in the third along w a maravius Bryant or Landry in the 4th. Really like Matthews or moncreif at 54

      • cliff henny

        think moncreif jumped that much? he had to leap about 10 guys to get from 4th/5th to 54. i’ve been on moncrief since Sept, but as 5th, really dont like how he catches. only guy i saw drop is Landry-hopefully our gain. matthews would look great with kelly, as would about 15 others guys.

        • Tom w

          I would rank them Watkins Evans Benjamin cooks odb Matthews lee moncrief Adams Robinson Bryant Robinson Landry off top of my head but probably forgot down one

          • GEAGLE

            I’d be pissed if we took Lee with Moncrief and Devante on the board.

          • Tom w

            I dunno the kid has absurd talent and destroyed the NCAA as a baby when he had a real qb …. Sucks for him his qb left. Not best combine but the kid is a plug and play wr2 very refined very talented. Could’ve been top 10 pick if he came out last year. Moncrief was up and down in college and Adams played against that WAC competition. I wouldn’t want lee over those two but I could see the great majority of teams ranking him ahead based on elite production

          • GEAGLE

            If we keep Maclin, I view Lee as redundant…and yeah Lee probably comes off the board first, just hoping we aren’t the team that pulls the trigger

          • cliff henny

            that’s fine, Maclin is 1 yr rental. why i want to draft 2 WRs, 1 big 1 smaller.

          • GEAGLE

            Hate USC guys…bad enough I have to consider their safety. I didn’t like Lee when I thought he was much faster, don’t see why I would like him now…

            I prefer the smaller ODB/Cooks types, and I’d rather have Jordan or Devante before I’d want to see us draft Lee…

            Dunno, maybe it’s the USC thing, but I never liked him, even when he had his big season…
            ..
            Lee and Roby are in the same position, monster years followed by a dissapointment

          • GEAGLE

            See, I don’t understand this thinking,,,if Mac is a one year rental then Tell him to F off!!! I’m trying to win a Super Bowl in 2015, which means I need them to have most of the 2015 roster in place, growing together this year…If Mac doesnt give us the option for year two, then he can F off as Far as I’m concerned

          • cliff henny

            gives to uber-talented rookies a year. kelly can start off limited, get them to do what they do best, and expand roles as year goes on. cooper should be looked at as 4th WR on superbowl team. i like that eagles realize that.

          • NickS1

            Yeah, of Mac/Coop, Coop is the guy you let test the market. If you have any intention of bringing Mac back, he shouldn’t see FA.

          • cliff henny

            maybe with all this cap, eagles can work a both sides friendly contract-work in roster bonuses and incentives, get 3 yrs out of Mac, and not beat this 1st yr down to bs money so Mac has some good will. 3rd and 4th guys will be on rookie contracts, d-jax will be more in-line, he’s not getting 12m. dont trust anything howies says, but do trust him to get a good contract.

          • Tom w

            That’s a very valid point and another reason hopefully chip doesn’t draft him.

          • cliff henny

            personally, i hate all USC players, until Eagles draft them. would want other’s in 1st, doubt he makes it to 2nd, but if he does, and took olb in 1st, i’m on-board…but he wont last and not in favor of trading up.

          • cliff henny

            that list is like the opening at Delilah’s Den, as they announce the stripper’s one by one…I WANT THEM ALL!!!

      • NickS1

        Yeah, the question I ask myself is: Is there any corner in this draft that is coming in and unseating Cary or Fletch as Week 1 starter? And I just don’t see it…. Love Bryant in the 4th, wouldn’t mind Cooks in 1st, but prefer a bigger bodied guy. I’m good with Buchannon at 54 and C-Jones in 3rd. Any shot Barrow falls? Liked what I saw in his drills, but don’t want to spend a 3rd on him.

    • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

      although also great prospects to be had late at OL (as well as LB and WR), I wouldn’t mind an OT in 2 or 3. Those guys looked great, a starter is bound to drop. Even moreso if they can play G too.

      • NickS1

        They did look good. I’m not going to argue. I guess it would depend on who we took ahead of OL that would determine if I’m buying a new TV because my remote is lodged in the screen, or if I just need a new IKEA table because I Bruce Lee’d the sh*t out of it. If it happens, I’d prefer the latter. I’m not going to be happy either way. The former would require something like Manziel and a CB ahead of OL, the latter would require a CB and a DT ahead. Now that I think about it, any draft with Manziel is going to mean I need a new living room setup, entirely.

        • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

          Same. Although at this point in life, an upgrade from an ikea table to real wood is not a bad thing. Gotta grow up sometime

          • NickS1

            Yeah, but if I’m going to try to find a way to break it anyway, doesn’t make sense. $30 goes a long way in IKEA.

  • Tom w

    I don’t think Dennard fits chip measurables ….. However I could really see them interested in three corners …. Pierre desir backed up a great ew shrine game and good senior bowl week with an outstanding combine .. Big long athletic and div 1 recruited but stayed near home bc of family. I really like him in the fourth. I also really like McGill from Utah although he is not as game ready and dontae Johnson from nc state in 5th … Both real tall and big and potential safety prospects if they don’t work at corner. Certainly guys who could cover tes …..all three of their combines were quite comparable to Sherman’s Nmadi and other good big corners. Mitchell really disappointed and baptiste didn’t wow me in the drills. Still too stiff. Need to go back at look at Gaines tape. Wow workout could make him a late prospect

    • NickS1

      Liked McGill, too. You’re not throwing over top of the kid. He’d be perfect to let sit behind Cary/Fletch for a year.

    • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

      I like all 3 names you mentioned, plus the Duke kid Cockrell, as mid-round guys

  • GEAGLE

    Aaron Hernandez beat the crap out of someone in jail lol

    Bucs are fielding trade offers for Revis…no thanks

    • Tom w

      Sounded like people were calling bucs. Entire story seemed dumb. Shitload of dead money to eat

      • NickS1

        Is there? I didn’t think his contract had any guarantees? Haven’t looked at it, though.

        • cliff henny

          nope, no guarentees, but 16m cap hits. guess they’re hoping someone else fixes their cap mistake.

          • NickS1

            But no dead money, right? And I have a hard time believing that any team that trades for him is trying to do so w/o reworking that contract. I’ve been wrong before, though.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            wouldn’t be surprised if a team like OAK went for him

          • cliff henny

            none. guess new team could play hard ball, but revis has shown he’ll play right along.

  • GEAGLE

    I can’t do this…I can’t be talking about this depressing safety shit every day from now til May….someone breaks some interesting news please!!!

  • Tom w

    Don’t get Robinson love at all … Is it just the silly psu favoritism I always see this time of yr like Norte dame players ….maybe in the fourth rd. I’d really prefer moncreif or Matthews in the second rd

    • NickS1

      It’s his tape. Dude goes and gets the ball. I like the kid.

    • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

      I’d take Matthews, Cooks, and both LSU wideouts before Robinson, although that’s not to say he’s not good. But not in my top 5

      • GEAGLE

        Taking Landry over Robinson would be absurd. Like Landry but not til the 5th

        • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

          boy, could I say the same about a few of your opinions.
          to each their own. I know it upsets some homers here, but I’m not a big fan of Robinson or Coleman

          • GEAGLE

            When you ever see me talk good about Penn state? Doubt I talk about drafting 5th rounders over second rounders too often..lbut whatever…and let’s not pretend my opinions aren’t as accurate as you can find :).. ARCHIVES BABY, it’s a beautiful thing!!! ,,the truth shall set me freeeee

            In July you will understand why I did this these past two years. There was a method to my madness, Yous are just my spring board :)

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            For the record, I don’t care if you, or Kim-jong nutjob predicts the Eagles to have a big year based on the position of venus. I can see with my own eyes that a good FO + great coach + young talent + Jerrah and Snyder = chance to be great and make noise in the playoffs. Don’t recall saying Robinson or Landry are 2nd or 5th rounders, just that I’d take Landry over him any day and twice on Sundays

          • Andy124

            This homer is upset. Robinson for president!

            Good thing about me is I know when I’m being a homer. :)

        • cliff henny

          i had the right dream, of a stud rec’r walking the 40, flipping the double middle salute and dropping so eagles could get him cheap, just wrong guy, my second man-crush decided to do it instead of evans. Landry is not 4.7 slow, just put on tapes.

          • GEAGLE

            Lol you sure nailed…he might have had a faster time if he walked backwards with that blunt in his mouth! Yeah much faster on tape…I’d be happy to take advantage of his slow time dropping him into the later rounds…tough lil Hines Ward type focker!

    • GEAGLE

      Think Obrien takes him with the first pick of round two

  • Token

    Falcons are gonna cut DeCoud. The market for bum safeties continues to grow. Howie must be in his glory.

    • GEAGLE

      Lol see my post a few spots down…angry depressed minds think alike

    • oreofestar

      I sense a lot of resentment

    • Ark87

      Shame on Howie for letting the Browns and Bills keep the only solid safeties on the market.

      • oreofestar

        That is what I have been saying i understand people are upset that we have been going for solid players and not probowlers but in this case there might of been interest in Ward and Byrd but we will not know because they were not on the market and Roseman can not control that

        • anon

          But you gotta have a viable backup plan as a GM.

      • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

        the refrain is too common at this point to allow for reason.
        booooo, Howie!! you should have signed that bum Clemons 1 year earlier! boooo

        • RIP illa

          Yes he should have, but that’s neither here nor there. Can I at least boo him for signing Chung? I was against it from the onset if that helps :-)

  • GEAGLE

    The San Diego RB I wrote about who left the combine because GOD told him to, because he only wants to play for the Seahawks has gone missing since the combine. His family is worried….crazy story, hope it doesn’t have a terrible ending

    • knighn

      Keeping it light:
      He is now touring with the Blues Brothers.

  • Khalid Washington

    I don’t know who I like at 22 for us this year. Someone mentioned trading out if that spot that’s not a bad idea. I do like Deone Bucannon a lot. That’s the only guy I feel really good about after watching the combine. And if the Eagles let Cooper go they’re nuts.

    • cliff henny

      on Cooper, why? he should be looked at as a 4th WR on a superbowl type roster. he’s good, but if he wants #2 money, that’s bad utalization of resources.

      • Khalid Washington

        I say look for a another big guy in the draft and keep Cooper as a 3. I hear Benjamin a lot but he looks sloppyand that contributes to what some analysts have said about his lack of crispness in his route running. I like Cooper due to what looks like developing chemistry with Foles.

    • Andy

      Yeah, given all the talk I’m hearing about how deep this draft is I wonder if trading back might be a good idea.

  • BlacktopBully

    What about Thomas Mccoud from ATL? Do you think he’s a fit at safety for us?

    • Joe L

      DeCoud. No. We already have bad safeties.

    • Michael Deen

      His stats mirror Nate Allen’s pretty closely, with the exception he has more INT’s. I would assume the money would be pretty comparable. Hence, If those are the choices, I think I would just take who you know over who you don’t.

  • Joe Thomas

    As a Penn State fan, i would not be angry if we selected Robinson at 22, though i feel we can get better value, probably prefer Benjamin . I dont think Robinson is fast enough for Chip. Now that the combines over, I’m interested to see all the new mocks.
    Maybe it would be best to trade the 22 pick and Graham, or Brown, or both for Bryd. Graham and Williams on the ends would have to be enticing to Buffalo.

  • mtn_green

    Hope three db go top ten, don’t see them as BPA. I see BPA as a true OLB (KVM, attachou, Mack, smith, Barr) or a WR.

    The wr field this year is insane could see a wr in round 1 and 2.

  • CSpangler

    Good news is that with all the talk of 50 guys moving up. Only 21 can get drafted ahead of us so only so many can keep “moving up”

  • George

    Had nothing to do just now, so…

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 30 (S.F.): Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
    Round 2 Pick 10 (TENN): Kyle Van Noy, OLB, Brigham Young
    Round 3 Pick 22: Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State
    Round 4 Pick 26 (N.O.): Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers
    Round 5 Pick 22: Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech
    Round 5 Pick 29: Andrew Jackson, ILB, Western Kentucky
    Round 6 Pick 14 (MIA): Colt Lyerla, TE, Oregon
    Round 7 Pick 22: Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma

    What do you guys think?
    I traded down to 30 in the first for a 1st and a 2nd, grabbed Donald (BPA), then traded back up in the 2nd for kvn, buchannon fell to me in the 3rd. Then traded down in the 4th, got brandon coleman, somebody who we could develop &big target. Picked up a groomable corner and a depth ‘backer in the 5th, and with the 6th I got in the 4t rd. trade down, I got lyerla, and got colvin in the 7th to redshirt for a year.

    • JofreyRice

      not bad! I like Exum, too.

      • Richard Colton

        JR – weren’t you going to unveil your first-pick.com results?

        • JofreyRice

          i went through the whole thing, but didn’t “finish” the draft, so it gave me an incomplete! I haven’t had time to do it again. Do they update the projections?

          • Richard Colton

            they do. But haven’t since the start of the combine – hence the reason George stole Donald at pick 30. Try to govern yourself.

          • George

            yeah, i was wondering why he was there

          • Richard Colton

            Dude, I had Mack fall to me at #22 once. I won’t act like I’m not guilty too.

  • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

    Loving the new Peters contract. Get ‘em Howie!

    • cliff henny

      link, please.

      • RIP illa

        Bleacher report, Espn, PFT. It’s all over.

      • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

        @TomPelissero: Jason Peters’ new deal with #Eagles is 4 years, $41.3 million, $19.55M guaranteed. It maxes out at 5 years, $51.3M. Nice coin.

        • aub32

          JP got paid. Nice.

        • cliff henny

          thnx. wow, more than i thought he’d get. so, 10m a yr, 2 more guarenteed. had the years right, was about 3m off on money.

    • George

      wait… what?

    • RIP illa

      Glad he’s going to most likely retire as an Eagle, but I really just want to know how does this effect our cap?

      • cliff henny

        doesnt. no difference this year. with all bloated contracts now, eagles will be under going into ’15, figure eagles will rollover 10m and cutting c-will, Herremanns, Cole and Graham clears another 18m, june 1st them and get closer to 23m. then have casey and celek at 4m each, no dead. ’16 on it’s flush with cash. may not be best cap situation in league, bet top3. howie may not know the difference between tootless hooker and quality safety, but the man can manage a cap

        • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

          To clarify, all those cuts going into ’15 not ’14, right?

          • cliff henny

            yes. get really aggressive, barwin can clear 5m more, and ryans is 7m.

          • http://www.corcommunity.com/ theycallmerob

            I see Ryans after ’14.

          • cliff henny

            i think both him and celek should goto to howie and extend/restructure. give a little back, ryans to 4.5m- 5m celek to2.5m-3m, get thru ’15, maybe ’16, with more guarenteed. a, wouldnt want to be 30 looking for a job, and b, stay on team that’s obviously on rise, c, might be less in ’14 but get more than having to hustle services on open market cause eagles will value lockerroom. or dont, but then better play lights out in ’14, cause i wont be shocked if replacements are drafted this year.

  • Bird of Prey

    You know it’s funny how Iggle’s blitz thinks a receiver in college w/97 catches compares with a pro that catches less in the NFL Then the guy runs a 4.6 and thinks that’s going to be a RAC plus. Anyhow, while all of the articles are talking skill positions, how about the fact that this is one of the deepest drafts for Guards in the past 10 years? Considering the way Herrimans played last year, you may want to look in that direction as well.