Weekend Reading: Draft Edition

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Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

The draft is just over a month away. We’ll be kicking our coverage into high gear beginning this week. Let’s start with a look at who the draftniks are linking to the Eagles:

Chris Steuber looks at Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks as a potential fit for Chip Kelly. 

Nicknamed “Sonic Boom” for his explosive speed and game-breaking ability, Cooks showcased his dynamic skill set at the combine in February and made quite the impression on the scouting community. He was timed at a 4.33 in the 40-yard dash, put up 16 reps on the bench, and generated a 36-inch vertical and 10-foot broad jump…




The abundance of talent available in this year’s draft, not just at the wide receiver position, but at multiple positions, could be great news for a team like the Eagles. With the recent release of DeSean Jackson, Cooks could be the explosive deep threat the team needs if he slides a bit in the draft and falls into their lap at 22nd overall.

Tommy Lawlor put together a seven-round mock. He has the Eagles taking the following with their six picks:

1st Round - No. 22 Overall - CB Kyle Fuller
2nd Round - No. 54 Overall - WR Jordan Matthews
3rd Round - No. 86 Overall - OLB Marcus Smith
4th Round - No. 122 Overall - DE Brent Urban 
5th Round - No. 162 Overall - SS Isaiah Lewis
7th Round - No. 237 Overall - OL Trey Hopkins

On Fuller:

Fuller was a full time starter for the past three seasons and even started most of his freshman year. He is a physical player who will hit and tackle. He even played the "Whip Linebacker" position for one season, so he's not shy about contact. Bill Davis likes big corners who can disrupt receivers as they release from the line of scrimmage.

Sam Farmer sees Cooks landing with the Eagles at No. 22.

The Eagles said goodbye to DeSean Jackson and could be saying hello to the speedy Cooks, who set Pac-12 records last season with 128 receptions for 1,730 yards.

Doug Farrar of SI.com makes a case for UCLA guard Xavier Su’a-Filo.

Chip Kelly’s Eagles have already let DeSean Jackson walk, and guard Evan Mathis, one of the NFL’s best at his position, might be next — according to several rumors — because he wants a new contract. If Mathis is indeed on his way out, there’s no better option in the draft than Su’a-Filo, one of the most physically imposing and nasty guards I’ve seen in the last decade. An outstanding technician, Su’a-Filo gets under the pads of defenders and rocks them back on a regular basis, frequently adding hits at the whistle to emphasize his point. He has the movement skills to play in any system, and the intelligence to pull it off at the NFL level. If he lasts until the 22nd pick (and I’m of the opinion that he shouldn’t), the Eagles would have their Mathis replacement right here.

 

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  • Sum

    Finally!

    I think we will be moving up. It seems that teams are trying to move back because of the “deepest class in 30 years”. I think the proper adjustment is moving up if that’s the case. I tend to think the Evans infatuation is a smokescreen, but it’s possible they’re really targeting him. Personally I think he is gone before pick 10 hits the board.

    I’d consider moving up for a guy like Barr…. And as crazy as it sounds I wouldn’t be surprised if we move on Eric Ebron. Imagine the absolute nightmare that would be for teams. Most likely we have a list of 5 guys that we want and whichever one drops to a spot that’s within our reach is the guy we get.

    I’ve heard a lot of ODB… I think Chip wants some size at WR with DeSean gone. DeSean’s inability to beat the press on the outside caused us to abandon the bubble screen game against some of the more physical secondaries… Something Chip would like to get back to.

    • Uncle Wonder

      Doesnt seem like DJax was cut cuz of size…we just traded for Sproles, who is a midget…not every WR on the team has to be a carbon copy of each other…we have Coop and TEs with size, but who will take the top off the D? What huge WRs did Chip have at Oregon?

      • birdsfan34

        I think we traded for Sproles because of his versatility. Don’t get me wrong…I would love to get a speedster to take the top of the D. I’m trying to get in the coach’s head based on the hints he likes to drop. Since he has yet to comment on why he cut DJax I am assuming his limitations made him a bit expendable, Along with being a PIA and making lots of $.

        • Uncle Wonder

          I think more PIA and money than limitations…he at least was a known Pro Bowl quantity…every player at every position has limitations, so if youre expecting an unproven college player to come in and eventually be better than what was already there, you had best know what youre doing.

          • birdsfan34

            Not saying DJax is replaceable, in fact I don’t think he is. He’s one of a kind. Point being I don’t think they will try to replace DJax in the draft. I think they want to go in a different direction with the WR position. Granted it’s major risk and if the offense takes a step back Chip will will feel the wrath. But my gut tells me he know what he’s doing.

          • Maggie

            Whose wrath will Chip feel?

          • birdsfan34

            Poor choice of words. I actually don’t think he feels pressure from criticism or operates out of fear of it. But the criticism will come fast and furious from those giving him the benefit of the doubt right now.

          • Yes_General

            He is replaceable

          • Yes_General

            He was a pro bowl talent during the beginning of ‘regular’ season, not late in the season when you needed him the most. His 175lbs body was not strong enough to fight double coverages and i almost never saw ‘ANY’ philly QB throw him a back shoulder pass. Even Steve Smith who also is a small WR can receive a back shoulder pass. Why? Because some guys just like to get more physical while others rather run around and be a decoy. I’m glad Howie and Chip realized its okay to take a step back for one season and re-access the WR position with players that ‘Andy Reid’ left behind. His philosophy of WR’s clearly didnt win any Superbowls so i rather try something new. Like Oh i dunno maybe BIGGER WR’s that can catch for a change. Have a strange feeling if we trade back we might strike Gold in the 2nd RD. OLB VAN NOY, WR Allen Robinson and Safety Bucannon, All within the 2nd RD.

          • Uncle Wonder

            Fight double coverages? What sport do you think he plays, there isnt much fighting involved on throws downfield especially in this era of football…if you dont think he is tall enough thats one thing, but we saw him catch his fair share of deep balls while in tight coverage…he was an obvious liability in the RZ but if all you want is a big WR who can catch there are a million, but most of them suck generally. Ppl refuse to acknowledge that stud WR dont grow on trees and history shows that. I am all for trying new things but the law of averages says that whoever we draft will likely end up as a middling player…cuz…thats the way things go. Again, we have pass catchers with size on this roster already…but who can take the top off the D?

    • Colonel Hashtag

      ODB doesn’t have great size. As much as I would love to see him, It’s hard to see Howie moving up to take him, and I don’t think he makes it past the Jets. The key to getting a WR in this draft is Tampa Bay – if they go D instead of WR – a really good one could fall.

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

        5’11 200 is just fine size. He’s also stocky and physical

        • Javi Echie

          Yea I’m good with his size to plus the kid plays much bigger then his size says I’ve seen him pluck some passes out of the air like he was 6´3

    • birdsfan34

      Seems like people automatically assume Chip wants a speedy Desean replacement- maybe he does but I would agree w/ you. I think Cooks would be great based on what I have seen of him but I see the birds going bigger at WR. We know Chip wants good blockers at WR and his “big people” theory. Let’s face it, if Desean were Chip’s type of receiver he would probably still be on the roster right? As good as DJax was he had his limitations and Chip seems to want versatility.

  • Joe L

    I’d be pretty bummed with picking a guard at 22.

    • anon

      Yeah but honestly I think we need better guard play — it was dissapointing at key moments last year considering we’re spending like $20m a year on the line.

    • GEAGLE

      That would Be dumb….now if we want to trade back from 22 and take a guard in the 30-40 range, that makes a little more sense

    • birdsfan34

      Mathis isn’t going anywhere. As a fan taking an O lineman in the first round would be really disappointing. Thank god the Andy Reid era is over.

      • Warhound

        Reid only took two OL in the first rounds of the drafts when he was here.

        He also traded a first fro Jason Peters; how’s that working out?

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

          watch out, facts in the house

        • birdsfan34

          Yeah but one of those was Danny Watkins. I’m still bitter.

    • Will

      Find OG’s in RD 7 or UDFA….can’t waste a pick on an OG with so few picks…

  • Will

    My Picks…
    Round 1 Pick 28 (CAR): Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt (C+)
    Round 1 Pick 29 (N.E.): Kyle Van Noy, OLB, Brigham Young (B-)
    Round 1 Pick 30 (S.F.): Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss (C-)
    Round 2 Pick 26 (N.O.): Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (A)
    Round 3 Pick 1 (HOU): Daniel McCullers, DT, Tennessee (C+)
    Round 3 Pick 22: Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 28 (CAR): Keith McGill, CB, Utah (A-)
    Round 4 Pick 1 (HOU): Louchiez Purifoy, CB, Florida (B+)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Christian Jones, ILB, Florida State (A-)
    Round 5 Pick 22: Justin Ellis, DT, Louisiana Tech (B)
    Round 7 Pick 22: Cairo Santos, K, Tulane (B)

    • Colonel Hashtag

      Damn Will – you went off the reservation with trades. Great haul. How much of 2015 did you mortgage?

      • Will

        traded back 1st #22, traded in 1st with 2015 1st straight up for 1st #29, then 2016 #1 straight up for #30 in the 1st rd, then traded back 2nd rd #22, and traded back with one of those picks…lol…

    • Alistair Middlemiss

      Can you give the link to the website you did that mock on – is always a good laugh to see what you can get

      • Will

        First-pick.com….

  • greenblood0118

    Seems to me like some of these guys try to be too clever, and their mock drafts reek of “I’m not going to pick what every one else is picking”, rather than “this is what I really think the Eagles will do…”

  • NickS1

    I love that the “several rumors” is just a link to a 8-9 day old report.

  • JofreyRice

    IMO, ODB is a much better receiver than Cooks. I think Cooks will definitely be there at 22. He’s very fast, that’s clear, but he’s a little indecisive with the ball in his hands, at times, and I’m not sure he’s very refined in terms of field awareness. Can also let the ball get into his body, which if you watch the way ODB just snatches it out of the air, really stands out. Stylistically, Cooks is a lot like Desean. Will fall down or step out of bounds to avoid taking punishment; which isn’t necessarily a horrible thing. ODB is just way more polished, tough and versatile. You’d think they had a 30 pound difference in size, not 10. If they are looking to have someone that can play that role, I think he’ll be ripe for the picking.

    If anyone is interested in checking out a sleeper CB prospect, Jimmy Jean from UAB is a really intriguing guy. I had seen him against Jordan Matthews and liked him, but I’ve been watching the WR’s and he happened to show up against ODB, as well. Huge guy, former b-ball player, at 6’3. #7, with dreads. Moves pretty well, and is a very good tackler. He was manned up 1v1 on Matthews and LSU had Landry and ODB swap sides at times. Played off coverage and press. He made some mistakes, but for the most part was very physical and seemed to have a feel for where plays were going. Needs some help with his ball skills, is still pretty raw, coming from the basketball background, especially on tracking the deeper throws. If I was taking any of these really big CBs later in the draft, he’d be the guy I would grab.

    • Will

      4.35 40 …

      • JofreyRice

        wow, didn’t realize he ran that fast. I’m not sure he plays quite that fast. He’s much more violent than guys transitioning from less physical sports usually are.

    • ztom6

      Agree, ODB plays bigger than he is whereas Cooks plays smaller.

  • GEAGLE

    Chip basically said there are 3 types of WR:
    1) small, but blazing fast who can become the Deseam!Maclin, Steve smiths types
    2) Big Physical WRs, like the Riley coopers..

    Choip then said “the rare guys with the Size AND speed element are the Elite NFL WR’s

    In a draft with soooo many BIg, Physical Blazers with ELITE potential, why in the world would Chip settle for Brandin cooks type who can be really good, but will always have limitations…by Chips definition, Cooks and Desean types can be really really Good…but they aren’t those RARE GREAT ELITE types…

    This draft is going to help our Chip Kelly roster really start to take shape. We will add guys who are:
    1) VERSATILE
    2)’ELITE ATHLETES
    3) Above average in size and length for their positions..
    4) Intelligent,Commited soldiers willing to make whatever Sacrafice..

    The players we add will be BIG for their position…Cooks is a lazy pick, it’s not happening, and I actually really like the kid. I would be pretty hype if we drafted him, but I’d bet they don’t add him…Chip doesn’t care who you are as a WR…he cares about WHAT HE CAN TURN YOU INTO WITH HIS BRILLIANT COACHING. There are some serious physical freaks who he knows won’t be drafted in the top 20 and he probably thinks he can develop into an Elite NFL WR. ID bet one of these names is an eagle:
    1) Kelvin Benjamin 6’5 240lbs his arms almost measured at 35 which is amazing. His catch radius is just insane. raw, a lot of work to do developing him, but I’d bet cHip can develop him into a special player…we NEED to. Keep in mind that we aren’t purchasing 40millipm dollar free agents..iF you want those game breaking superstars, you will have to draft and develop them for yourself…you can’t get that if you draft the safe NFL ready players…YOU ARE going to have to swing for the fences and draft kids with the highest upside who have the Charecter that will allow you to mold them into an elite players…we ain’t wasting pics on Brandin Cooks…we will draft players with such rare special potential, that it would cost like 50million to add a similar player in fee agents…..Kelvin is raw. Has a lot of work to do, but has shown a knack to come down with big time catches at crucial positions…

    2) Donte Moncreif 6’2, 220lbs, 4.4 flat. Top performer in long jump, vertical, and 3rd best 40 time….KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS kid will be 21years old as a rookie..he is a baby monster..so much potential..if this kid is committed and coachable, then sooner or later you will have a Josh Gordon type on your hands…

    3) Jordan Matnews 6’3 213lbs 4.46, jerry Rice’s cousin,,,he already carries himself like a pro

    A-Rob 6’2 220lb…about as good as it gets at going up and coming down with a jump ball…on of the best at beating Press man which is crucial for Chip..
    ….
    None of these guys will be drafted in the top 20, but if they get good coaching, and have a great work ethic, they have the raw ability to become special. Elite WRs…and Chip today. Knows for a fact he can have one of them if he wants…these guys project anywhere from 28-50….wouldn’t be surprised at all if we see one called with the 22nd pick…it will be called a bad pick. Because consensus says it’s not good value…but in reality. Those guys all have the talent to be top 10 picks..people will bitch about needing to work on route running, needing to work on their hands, when in reality they should be thrilled about those flaws, because without a flaw or two, we would have NO SHOT at drafting such special talent with insane upside….

    Everyone of these guys have a flaw or two at the moment, but they don’t have any LIMITATIONS WHATSOEVER..,They can all become as great as they want to be..we know we have the coaches to develop the young talent..now find the kid with the work ethic, who will allow himself to be coached, and by 2015-2016, we will have Alshon Jeffries type on our hands

    • anon

      Right on this is why I was never enamored when people mock Cooks to the Eagles. Frankly most of the mocks are really lazy. Frankly instead of cooks i’d just trade out and get Jarvis Landry, have I mentioned him?

      • NickS1

        Frankly, I don’t think you have :)

    • NickS1

      I like Cooks, but I tend to agree in that I think Chip wants to go a little bigger at WR. I kind of hope we trade down a few spots just to get an extra 3rd, and come away with A-Rob/KB, preferably KB.

      • GEAGLE

        See my above post lol

        Think we are tryng to add above average size at every position

        • NickS1

          Yeah I saw it after typing. Love KB. We know this, though.

    • Will

      Brandon Coleman at 6’6″ out of Rutgers could be a late round surprise…

      • GEAGLE

        No idea what to make of him…as in no idea what round to draft him in…dude was on his way to being a TD machine at Rutgers and then he started to stumble…Should develop into a nice redzone weapon..I hate players like him where I can’t even try and guess what round they get drafted in…..I usually view him as a 5th or 6th, but with a body like that, can I really be surprised if someone calls his name late round 3 or 4?…something has to happen..I play that draft game without doing any trades and only picking 6 times is torture…
        ..
        Really hoping Howie can find a way to pick 5 times in the first 3 rounds(this would mean we won’t have a first round pick),….worst case scenario trade back a spot or two a few times and add like three 6th round pics…we need to come away from this draft with 8 or 9 players…

      • Javi Echie

        As a person that lives 5 mins from Rutgers and watched them a ton, Coleman is legit if it wasn’t for terrible qb play and really bad oline Coleman never developed into the consistent beast he should have been. Due to that I don’t see him lasting past the 4th or 5th latest and that would be a steal for a kid with great ability

      • Amar (India)

        Mel Kiper has him in the 3rd. Before we pile on Kiper’s past projections, let me remind all he had Foles as the 2nd best QB prospect only after Andrew Luck.

    • Will

      I see a jugs machine in Kevin Benjamin’s future…

      • GEAGLE

        Stick one in every room in his house…I want a jug machine aimed at his toilet!

    • Will

      Analysis- Kevin benjamin 6’5″ 240 lbs. 4.61-40

      Strengths Rare size — is a physical mismatch vs.
      defensive backs and linebackers. Eats cushion and separates with long
      strides. Strong approach to the ball — is not easily knocked off course
      and will enter the middle on crossers. Outstanding jumpball catcher —
      climbs the ladder, plucks the ball at its highest point and regularly
      snatches it out of the air with superb body control and the grace of a
      ballerina. Very good separation speed. Adjusts surprisingly well for the
      low ball and tracks it well over his shoulder. Energetic football
      demeanor. Confident and competitive. Strong-handed. Uses his body well
      to shield the defender from the ball and can beat double coverage. Good
      run strength after the catch (see three tackles broken on TD run vs.
      Florida) and does not go down easy. Strong enough to handle defensive
      ends when motioned inside to chip and delivered some head-snapping,
      crackback blocks (see North Carolina St.). Emerged as a clutch, go-to,
      big-play receiver — caught the game-winning TD in the national
      championship game vs. Auburn and consistently was targeted in critical
      situations and in the red zone. Scorched Florida CB Loucheiz Purifoy and
      created mismatch problems from the slot.

      Weaknesses Lacks elite, top-end speed and many catches
      are contested. Hand use could improve releasing vs. tight, press
      coverage. Overly grabby. Is not yet a nuanced route runner and does not
      sink his hips and pop in and out of his breaks. Does not shake many
      defenders after the catch. Will make the easy concentration drop and
      focus could stand to improve at the break point (three drops vs.
      Florida). Seeks to run before securing the ball and double-catches more
      than he should. Blocking effort/sustainability has room to improve on
      the move.

      Bottom Line A monster-sized, intimidating, big-play
      receiver, Benjamin has the overall strength, length and wide catching
      radius that will demand extra coverage be rolled his way. Showed
      continual improvement, is still growing into the position, and possesses
      the traits to become a legitimate No. 1 receiver. A very intriguing
      mismatch weapon with ascending talent.

      -Nolan Nawrocki

      • Bullwinkle

        Seems to be more like a tight end than a wide receiver. We have enough TEs already. We have “the need for speed!”

    • ztom6

      Totally agree except I do tend to believe the reports that say Kelly really likes Cooks. The flipside of him having some limitations is that he will come in ready to go out on an NFL field and produce.

    • dollamakeuholla

      well thought out! I want KB Baddddddd!!!!!!!!!

      • GEAGLE

        I’m actually not crazy about him…but the pic wouldn’t be about who he is, it would be about what Chip can turn him into,,,

        Just like Moncreif…I don’t rant and rave about him because of what he was this year…I go nuts over what he will be in 3 years,..problem with him is their is a huge difference between how NFL scouts and GMs view him, and how armchair GMs view him…the arm chair GMs see flaws that don’t make him worthy of a first round pick…but GMs will see a baby,who will be 21years old as a rookie, with talent and ability that can be cultivated into a top 10 talent 3 years from now……
        ..
        Thank god he isn’t polished or he wouldn’t make it out of the top 15..a 21 year old kid, who is 6’2 220lb of muscle ran a 4.4 flat, had the best broad jump time, 3 best vertical and out of all the small speedy WRs, his big ass ran the 3rd fastest time….the mock community will debate if he is even worth a 3rd round pick smh lol…but pro personel people, or going to see a young kid, with limitless potential, who a good coach can turn into a star by the age of 24….I wish the mock community was right, but NFL people agent as foolish…he will end up drafted in the top 50

    • mtn_green

      Nice post.
      It is funny how DE and OLB projects are drafted high based on body type and physical athleticism, but WRs are not.

      Dion Jordan was not in top twenty of sacks. His high draft was because of potential.

    • Tom w

      Sorry geags I felt the same way about Benjamin then I started to watch his tape and other than the Florida game wasn’t all that impressive. Looks a d end playing wr. Very unnatural looking break and stride. Telegraphs his routes. Horrible hands. Little quickness after catch. Most importantly he is 23 that is why he came out. Little growth potential

      Moncrief isn’t anywhere near a first rd talent. More like a third … Combine warrior. Body catcher. Doesn’t use his size well.

      Matthews is even more uninteresting. Half his catches were screens and his rac was still well below average. Guy doesn’t separate which chip said he wants More like an avant w no bad hands

      Arob I could get into because he is so young and shows good all around talent and size. He can grow into a probowl wr.

      Also reason I like odb and cooks so much. Young great route runners rac good hands separates and runs all the routes. Odb especially bc he has some size and can get off coverage.

      You forget Cory latimer … Very similar size and numbers to moncrief. Young. But more raw but shows sick potential. May be there in the third but he is creeping up

      I’d also keep all long look at josh huff from Oregon if he slips to the fifth rd.

      • Bullwinkle

        Cory Latimer is 6′-2″ and ran below 4.4 at his Pro Day. His highlights show that he is a very good athlete with good hands and great leaping ability. We don’t need another big body with average speed, which a number of the more highly rated receivers have. We already have that between Cooper and the tight ends. We need a burner who can stretch the field, whether he be short or tall.

        • Tom W

          That’s why I listed latimer.

      • mksp

        I agree with all of this.

      • Neanderthal

        i agree on Huff and Latimer. I think huff could be a welker type. Still think Lee could be best in draft. would love to get two to add to the mix

      • Brandon Boykin, LOL

        I love Josh Huff.

    • ACViking

      GE wrote:

      “In a draft with soooo many BIg, Physical Blazers with ELITE potential,
      why in the world would Chip settle for Brandin cooks type who can be
      really good, but will always have limitations…by Chips definition”

      Because the people with a platform who pontificate about who teams will draft spend about a tenth of a second thinking, “What position does {fill in the blank} need to fill?”

      No different than listening to weekly in-season breakdowns of how the Eagles offense was doing last year.

      Ill-informed people make ill-informed statements.

    • Amar (India)

      Our biggest need is at KICKER !! Who’s available ??

  • GEAGLE

    Be shocked if the WR we draft isn’t ATleast 6’2… I’d be really SHOCKED!!!
    ..
    #28 Kelvin Benjamin WR
    ..
    #54 Attachuo ROLB

    Rd3 #7 Tre Mason RB

    RD3 #22 Moncrief WR
    ..
    Rd4 #22 cHristian Kirksey LOLB/ILB
    l…
    Rd5 #22 Antone Exum CB

    Rd6 #3 Deandre Coleman NT
    ..
    Rd7. #22 Jonathon Dowling S

    Our draft picks will be BIG and have serious Length for their positions,,,

    Within the next two years we will have transitioned to a team with a ton of athleticism and imposing size and Length across the board

    • cliff henny

      getting closer, 3 out of top 4picks on offense. tre means brown movedfor 7th, they can use on DAT? lyeria udfa?

      • GEAGLE

        Saw him on the board at the top of round 3..too perfect of a spread offense running back to pass on

        • cliff henny

          i’m for it, lighten shady’s load, get 4 or 5 more great yrs out of him, and move on from the fumbling stumbling brown, get a 6th maybe. more likely cut trade like havili for gaethers, Howie special #3.

          • GEAGLE

            If we can get more pics(I don’t even see how it’s possible that we only pick 6 times), think Chip will want to draft 3 WRs…or atleast 2 and a TE…..just think there are going to be some really talented WRs on the board in round 6 that even if we already drafted two, I’m not sure we will be able to pass on a 3rd….

            heck. Scouts think you are going to get quality NFL WRs as priority Undrafted FAs this year, stating that because of the crazy number of talented Underclassmen, some quality senior WRs will go Undrafted…praying that DAT,Lokombo and Lyerla go Undrafted …hoping the safety from Oregon gets drafted cuz I hate him

  • Will

    Your Picks:

    Round 1 Pick 22: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State (B-)
    Round 1 Pick 25 (S.D.): C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama (B+)
    Round 1 Pick 28 (CAR): Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech (C+)
    Round 2 Pick 22: Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 25 (S.D.): Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss (B-)
    Round 3 Pick 22: Keith McGill, CB, Utah (B+)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Daniel McCullers, DT, Tennessee (A)
    Round 5 Pick 25 (S.D.): Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers (A)
    Round 6 Pick 25 (S.D.): Chris Boswell, K, Rice (A)
    Round 7 Pick 22: De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon (B+)

    • GEAGLE

      Howie would NEVER want to pay 3 1st round picks

      • Will

        Not so sure Gamble and Chip might go for it they said gonna build thru the draft…wouldn’t shock me…especially one to one trades if they can get’em…

  • Gil

    1st round………Brandin Cooks….even faster than DeSean to spread he field.

    2nd round……..Trent Murphy….#1 sack leader wit 15 sacks this season.

    3rd round……Donte Buccanon safety

    4th round…..Martavis Bryant big 6’4″ fast receiver

  • GEAGLE

    Wondering if we all have been over thinking this #22 pick….Can Chip Kelly coach? Can he develop young Talent? If he is really a good coach, then he will get kids to realize their potential…who the hell as more potential than Kelvin Benjamin? Kid might be Raw, but he doesn’t really have limitations…Needs to work on his hands, and route running. But so many great WRs came into the league needing to work on the same things…

    Evans is a higher pick only because he is more NFL ready…can anyone really say that 3 years from now Evans will be drastically better than KB? For a raw kid who needs to work on hands and routes, he sure has a knack for coming down with clutch catches…guy has potential as a deep threat, Alshon jeffriesing fools! potential as a possession WR…potential as a Blocker for our run game…Can you imagine having Ertz,KB,Coop in the redzone with Sproles motioning around commanding attention?

    I’m not the biggest KB fan, but I’m starting to wonder we got board with too much time on our hands til the draft me that KB is the obvious 22nd pick in the draft

    • Will

      If we can’t nab Evans I want KB…more realistic he falls to us..and that’s trading back out of the #22 spot…

    • cliff henny

      really love KB if he comes at 26th and an extra 4th….to get another weapon

    • Gil

      Benjamin is good……but check out big 6’4″ Bryant from Clemson…..he may develop into a better receiver than both Evans and Benjamin.

      • GEAGLE

        I know Martevis..

        • antigeagle

          You’re kinda an arrogant prick aren’t you?

          • GEAGLE

            You could say that,,,but please tell me what you saw while watching Martavis that impressed u?

          • antigeagle

            Not saying he impressed me. Just think you have a bit of a penchant for dismissing anyone’s thoughts that contradict your own.

          • George

            The name says it all

          • Will

            Yup saw that..lol…troll…#7 in incognito mode…lol…

          • GEAGLE

            Anti GEAGLE? Wouldn’t that be Dutch?

          • GEAGLE

            Nvmd

          • Richard Colton

            as groupies go, this one is weak.

          • oreofestar

          • GEAGLE

            I know…I don’t get the Cool wine glass groupies like you…mine are pretty lame…

          • Maggie

            You are right, but it is pointless to state your opinion here. There are a couple of folks on here who will just revert to 12-year-old supposed insults, instead of an adult exchange of ideas.

          • Will

            Analysis- Martevis Bryant

            Strengths- Excellent body length with a long, rangy
            frame. Very good straight-line, separation speed. Can drop his hips
            surprisingly well for as tall as he is and is fairly shifty after the
            catch. Good red-zone target — effective making back-shoulder catches.
            Flashes the ability to climb the ladder and highpoint the ball. Has
            return experience.

            Weaknesses- Inconsistent hands — tends to
            double-clutch the ball and makes too many easy drops. Is not a polished
            route runner — is stiff in and out of his breaks. Lacks toughness
            desired to work the middle of the field. Must prove that he is willing
            to work to assimilate a playbook and learn the finer points of the game.

            Bottom Line- A lean, long-limbed, rangy,
            outside-the-numbers, big-play receiver, Bryant declared for the draft
            early with underclassmen nipping at his playing time late in the season.
            Will require additional seasoning to make a mark in the pro game. A
            better tester than football player at this stage of his development.

            -Nolan Nawrocki

          • GEAGLE

            When I try and watch his tape. I can’t stop thinking about Momah

    • anon

      Hands AND Route running? For me that means not first round pick. If Watckins, Evans, ODB aren’t available at 22 — someone good will be (OL, one of the DL/LB prospects, etc.).

      I think CK is really going to look for route runners. That (plus size) is how you beat press man. Djax / Cooks can beat it with straight line speed but can’t use that always.

      • mksp

        Cooks is a good route runner. He has the short area quickness to get open.

        And don’t fool yourself, Djax was also a good router runner. Both those guys use their straight line speed to their advantage -> get the CB to open up their hips too early anticipating a go route and then cut it off for an out or hitch.

      • JofreyRice

        If you believe what you read, all of these guys are going to have to work on route running the minute they hit the league; it’s just much more simplified in college.

        The hands really concern me, and so does the fact that he didn’t really body people up the way you’d like a guy that big to. His size is more impressive on paper than it is when the ball is in the air.

  • Will

    34 days to the draft and counting down…lol..

  • Will

    Jeremiah Attaochu, OLB, Georgia Tech coming to Philly for a private work out….

  • Chris Jones

    I don’t see the problem with cooks. Is he undersized? Yes but he is essentially a bigger desean Jackson and If he falls to us at 22 I’m not complaining. I’ve always had a thing for Kelvin Benjamin though if he can be refined and brushed up he would be an absolute nightmare for opposing defenses to contain.

    • anon

      Big enough not to get bwasted by a 6ft plus corner? Think that’s my biggest issue. But he’s talented they all are so I won’t complain too much either way. Think Matthews drops too much but otherwise I like him. Odb can return which makes him more valuable imo.

    • ztom6

      As I said above, I disagree he’s a “bigger” Jackson. Jackson may have a slighter build, but he’s also longer in his limbs. Cooks just looks tiny to me on tape.

  • GEAGLE

    Just did a mock, and the game was taunting me….Evans went 20 and Barr went 21 smh

  • OregonDucker

    Like ODB but Cooks could be a Chris Carter type. Cooks is smart, tough WR who makes difficult catches seem easy. A little worried how he can handle Seattle like jamming but he’s cagey. Chip knows him well.

    • ztom6

      I like Cooks athletic ability but he is nothing like Chris Carter. My biggest knock on him is that he seems to play “small”… not just his size, but that fact that he has short arms and seems to have a small catch radius. Whereas by comparison ODB looks like he could catch anything in the same zip code he’s in.

  • Will

    Round 1 Pick 25 (S.D.): Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State (B)
    Round 1 Pick 26 (CLE): Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri (A-)
    Round 1 Pick 30 (S.F.): Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss (D)
    Round 2 Pick 22: Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 22: Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State (C+)
    Round 3 Pick 31 (DEN): Daniel McCullers, DT, Tennessee (B+)
    Round 4 Pick 23 (CINN): Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech (A-)
    Round 5 Pick 11 (TENN): Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers (B-)
    Round 5 Pick 22: Chris Boswell, K, Rice (B)
    Round 7 Pick 22: Jonathan Dowling, FS, Western Kentucky (C)
    Round 7 Pick 23 (DAL): Trey Hopkins, OG, Texas (F)

    The game hated the OG pick in the 7th…lol…

    • James Skip Carl

      Where could you possibly get all those picks

      • Will

        1st RD 2014 #22 overall traded back..traded in with 2015 1st rd for 26th overall and 2016 1st straight up for 30th overall…did a few trade backs along the way…basically had 8 picks ..included 2 1st RDS 2015 & 2016 so turned 8 into 11 picks…

  • oreofestar

    Hello people…I have been wondering everyone here is thirsty for picks and Brown and Graham can get us little to nothing but what about Celek, he is 29 so he still has good football left, his salary is not horrible for a starter and he could stlll be a 40 or 50 catch guy could he get us IDK a 4th or 5th or 6th

    • Maggie

      An original idea. I like it. And why not Celek?

      • oreofestar

        what do you mean why not Celek?

        • Maggie

          I mean there are very few players who are exempt from trade.

          • oreofestar

            indeed and Celek in my opinion is good trade bait but would not have much of a market, with Ertz development and Casey deserving more playing time and the fact that us drafting a TE is very very possible I think they will at least see what he is worth

          • cliff henny

            I thought he was bait last year. this point, my guess is they are deciding if celek has 1 or 2 yrs left in ability vs cost, 5m next yr-he’s getting expensive for a backup. see if chip/Howie draft a TE, couple mid round guys that would be nice fits after yr of seasoning.

          • oreofestar

            I just think now on draft lets say we get Nikolas or ASJ or something then what is the point of paying Celek that much money on draft day I would see his value

          • cliff henny

            i’d move/cut case,darn near same money after offset language. yeah, using 2nd, have to find new guy some PT. I doubt they go that high, 5th or 6th (from Graham) marinate for year as 4th guy.

          • oreofestar

            I think Casey is safe kinda for now…I originally was thinking Lyerla later but that won’t happen and then I thought about Ebron or ASJ in this offense and then how they picked up Ertx last year even thought it was not a huge need and because of that I can not put it past them to draft a TE in the first 2-3 rounds

          • cliff henny

            hey, i’ll take either, more weapons! weapons and linebackers

          • Maggie

            Yup, and you never know. Around the league there seems to be an increase in using multiple tight end sets, along with a lot less emphasis on running backs. We could see some teams keeping several TEs for backup or PS.

  • Neanderthal

    My picks for today
    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 31 (DEN): Marqise Lee, WR, Southern California (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 22: Kyle Van Noy, OLB, Brigham Young (A)
    Round 3 Pick 22: DaQuan Jones, DT, Penn State (A)
    Round 3 Pick 31 (DEN): Joel Bitonio, OT, Nevada (B)
    Round 5 Pick 2 (WASH): Ahmad Dixon, SS, Baylor (A)
    Round 5 Pick 22: Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana (C+)
    Round 6 Pick 16 (PITT): Brett Smith, QB, Wyoming (B-)
    Round 7 Pick 22: De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon

    • oreofestar

      not bad…

    • Rick H

      That would be a very good draft! If that happened I would be pumped.

  • Will

    Round 1 Pick 22: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M (A)
    Round 1 Pick 25 (S.D.): Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri (A-)
    Round 1 Pick 26 (CLE): Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State (C-)
    Round 3 Pick 3 (OAK): Craig Loston, SS, LSU (C)
    Round 3 Pick 23 (K.C.): Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State (C+)
    Round 4 Pick 7 (OAK): Keith McGill, CB, Utah (A)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Daniel McCullers, DT, Tennessee (A)
    Round 5 Pick 22: Russell Bodine, OG, North Carolina (C-)
    Round 6 Pick 24 (K.C.): Cairo Santos, K, Tulane (D+)
    Round 7 Pick 22: Max Bullough, ILB, Michigan State (A)

    • oreofestar

      Do not tellme what you gave up…I do not want to know I just know this is beautiful Mike Evans and Kelvin my my….

    • Will

      could of got Buccanonn if I didn’t trade back with Oakland…SF snagged him with next pick..lol..

  • Maggie

    A year ago everybody was declaring, “I know that Chip wants a mobile quarterback”. This year apparently the chant is, ‘I know that Chip wants a huge wide receiver.” The notion that Chip means every single position MUST be “big people beat up on little people” is ridiculous. Every position requires a different skill set and big talent probably beats out little talent . And, of course, not one of us knows exactly what Chip wants.

    • oreofestar

      I think Chip just wanted a smart QB who can understand his system, and does Chip NEED a big wr, no but he would definitely prefer a big wr with speed to Desean 2.0 but I am sure they are at least looking into Cooks

      • Maggie

        No doubt they are looking at Cooks. I just remember Howie saying a couple of months ago that the personnel department starts with scouting reports on roughly 600 possibles. They then “narrow” that list down to a more manageable 300 or so. If they still have, let’s say 200 players on their board, that means they are looking at more than the couple dozen whose names keep getting bandied about here, over and over and over again.

        • Maggie

          And over and over and over again…..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    • cliff henny

      except chip never said he needed mobile qb, he said his perfect qb is steve nash, if he can run a little, fantastic. on WR, he has said tall, athletic beat 1v1 and RAC ability, basically, calvin Johnson. Kelly tells us what he wants, nobody in national media listens, just make up own narratives.

      • Maggie

        If you’ll notice, I did not write that Chip said anything. I was commenting on the focus of so many other people’s writing, including on this board. :~)

        • cliff henny

          my point is on your last line..’not one of us knows what chip wants’…well, that’s really not true. he tells everyone who’ll listen, he has full classes online about his offense and beliefs, volumes online directly from the guy, the guy tells us exactly what he wants, media/fans ignore it.

          • Maggie

            I will temper my last comment. Chip and others apparently want big, fast, super, perfect, etc. players. EVERYBODY wants these almost non-existent Supermen. Reality is that there are only so many to go around. Chip strikes me as a practical guy who will “want” supermen, yet trades for Sproles. who wants supermen, but will choose the BPA players, within the position needs, drafting position and within the best information from the Personnel Department. And, again, not one of really KNOWS what the Front Office and coaching staff really have up their sleeves, regardless of what they say. Btw, my argument is not with you specifically, rather the endless reams of the same old, same old that has made this site almost boring over the last while.

  • James Skip Carl

    Well I just did my Draft since everyone else is and I couldn’t help myself trading back alot and this is my haul
    Rd 2 pick 22 D. BUCHANAN S.S.
    pick 23 D. Moncrief W.R.
    Rd 3 pick 4 J. Attaochu O.L.B.
    Pick 26 J. Zumalt I.L.B.
    Rd 4 pick 16 A. Exum C.B.
    Pick 22 C. Latimer W.R.
    Rd 5 pick 15 D. Coleman D.T.
    Pick 22 C. Lyerla T.E.
    Rd 6 pick 8 D. Archer W.R.
    Pick 14 J. Janis W.R.
    Rd 7 pick 7 L Thomas Q.B.
    Pick 8 T Hopkins O.G.
    Pick 17 A. Colvin C.B.
    Pick 22 D. Thomas R.B.
    Wouldn’t that be a haul, to bad this game isn’t realistic.

  • oreofestar

    Round 2 Pick 5 (ATL): Marqise Lee, WR, Southern California (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 30 (N.E.): Dee Ford, DE, Auburn (A)
    Round 3 Pick 7 (CLE): Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State (A)
    Round 3 Pick 22: Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State (C+)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech (A-)
    Round 4 Pick 30 (N.E.): Christian Jones, ILB, Florida State (A)
    Round 5 Pick 22: Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers (A)
    Round 7 Pick 3 (CLE): De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon (D-)
    Round 7 Pick 22: Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma (B-)

    • oreofestar

      I looked at the trades and nothing seemed crazy I got a 3 to move down from 22 to 37, got a 7 to move down 3 spots in the 3rd and a very low 4 to move down 8 spots in the second while that last one was a bit generous definitely not as crazy as some other trades on first pick

    • GEAGLE

      You think Chip is going to make an exception on his size requirements for his first two picks? Chip is always talking about the importance of OLBs setting the edge, and we need to draft an OLB who can become a 3down player by the beginning of his second year so we can get Coles 10mil per year off the books….so I don’t see what people think we would draft Dee Ford…

      Doesn’t fit size and length requirement Chip likes in that position
      Horrible at playing the run, may not be ready to be a 3down player til year 3
      Spent a lot of his college career rushing against RTs, we just assume he can beat NFL LTs consistently enough to overlook his limitations? I don’t see it

      • oreofestar

        I am not a Ford fan either but he was there at the 3rd to last pick in the second so I took him I mean I got him at 62 I would not have taken him at 22

        • oreofestar

          I admittedly was looking for value I still ended up ranking 25th because I suck…

          • oreofestar

            I remember last year I wanted Fisher, Dion, Star, Kenny or Lane anyone else would have been a no :P lol I rememeber all the dumbasses saying Geno and Tavon and Dee lol now Ford I am not really interested in but I love Ealy but he was gone he went like 14th, personally I thought I got a haul but yeah Benjamin, Attaochu, Murphy, Smith, Adams, Moncrief are more Chip players I was tempted to take ASJ where I took Lee but I didn’t

          • GEAGLE

            I go crazy over Kony….some days I’m convinced he will be high on our board, other days I don’t think he appeals to us. Drives me crazy…he is a better athlete than Cole…he won’t be Barwin dropping into coverage but he can drop into zone coverages better than Cole can….Kony doesn’t play the run as well as you would think from a DE, but I think he could grow to do it by year two, where as suspect Dee won’t be ready til year 3…so if we draft Kony he would be fine as a rookie, being our Nickle pass rusher while Cole plays the run in our base packages,like I said, I suspect he will be ready to set the edge and play 3 downs by year two. So he would enable us to get Coles contract off the books…..we would just have to Be willing to overlook his lack of cover skills and stick to basic zone coverages which is what we do with Cole anyway….I think Kony will be a better pass rusher as a rookie than Ford…and I don’t see Ford as this weapon in coverage that would make us consider taking him instead of Kony…..

            I will say that if we are going to draft a ROLB who isn’t good in coverage like Kony,Attachou,Demarcus, I think it’s important to add a LOLB/ILB hybrid like KVN,Kirksey,C Jones….those players can replace Meco in certain subpackages! they can also backup Barwin, at times they can be,the pass rusher across from Barwin so QBs have no idea which is rushing and which is dropping into coverage…The LOLB/ILB hybrid is basically what we pretended Casey Mathews was last year???so I think it’s important to add one guy in each of these two categories:
            ..
            1. ROLB
            Kony Ealy
            Marcus Smith
            Attachou
            Demarcus Lawrence
            Trent Murphy

            LOLB/ILB hybrid:
            Kyle Van Noy
            Christian Jones
            Telvin smith
            Christian Kirksey
            ….

          • oreofestar

            Telvin is a safety to me everything else I agree with I love Kony but we will see he is really the only OLB we can draft round 1

        • GEAGLE

          Post wasnt really mean to single you out…I hear so many people talk about Ford, and I just don’t get it….he would have to be some disruptive can’t miss force for Chip to overlook so many shortcoming of what he likes in an OLB….even smart, well respected people like Ray Didinger talk this Dee Ford ish, and I just don’t get it. last year all the uneducated fans were running around talking about Dee Milner with the 4th pick lol…this year half talk about Ford, the other half talk about Pryor…and I just don’t see it

  • oreofestar

    Geagle when should we start the second round?

    • GEAGLE

      I’m in for the night…anytime today except for when game of thrones is on, works for me

      • oreofestar

        oooh you watch Game of Thrones….good man I am recording it anyway

      • oreofestar

        I guess when George comes we will do it

      • NickS1

        Marathon of season 3 has been on all day, with the last episode 3 ending when 4 starts. God I can’t wait.

        • GEAGLE

          I went back and watched the first 3 season this past month…before a new season starts I always go back and watch all the previous episodes…the show is THAT good…
          .,,
          What’s crazy is, I have every season on DVD, I have every season on Demand…yet whenever HBO airs an old episode, I watch it! Lol wtf is wrong with me?

          • oreofestar

            well I am not that intense about it :P I read the books and usually watch the season before over before the new one but not all of that :P

          • NickS1

            It makes it too convenient not too. I do the same for the Sopranos and Godfather I & II.

  • Will

    Round 1 Pick 22: Calvin Pryor, FS, Louisville (A)
    Round 1 Pick 25 (S.D.): Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State (B)
    Round 1 Pick 27 (N.O.): Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 22: Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss (C)
    Round 4 Pick 2 (WASH): Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech (B-)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Deandre Coleman, DT, California (D)
    Round 5 Pick 2 (WASH): Ed Stinson, DE, Alabama (C-)
    Round 5 Pick 22: Chris Boswell, K, Rice (B)
    Round 6 Pick 2 (WASH): Dri Archer, WR, Kent State (D+)
    Round 7 Pick 22: Antwan Lowery, OG, Rutgers (F)

    • oreofestar

      gorgeous…

  • cliff henny

    love it…RG3 silence is over. guy was awful last year, but has cool new logo-and it is pretty cool. keep up the good work, focus on the wrong things, jax will help. this rookie coach is going to get swallowed whole.
    .
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bkj0TzmCAAEQfPy.png

    • oreofestar

      ??

    • Honest_T

      That looks like a Hebrew symbol, did he come up with that while playing dradel?

  • Will

    Your Picks:

    Round 1 Pick 22: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri (A-)
    Round 1 Pick 25 (S.D.): Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State (B)
    Round 1 Pick 26 (CLE): Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State (C)
    Round 2 Pick 22: Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 22: Keith McGill, CB, Utah (B+)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Daniel McCullers, DT, Tennessee (A)
    Round 5 Pick 22: Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers (B+)
    Round 7 Pick 22: Cairo Santos, K, Tulane (B-)

    • cliff henny

      3 wrs, now we’re talking. johnny g, O-star, take notes…weapons!

      • oreofestar

        did you see my mock below, Brandon Coleman, De’Anthony Thomas, Marquis Lee and CARLOS Hyde I went in

        • cliff henny

          yeah, you’re getting better, though not huge on BC or Hyde, and am prepping myself for Lee, though I cant stand USC

          • oreofestar

            I am sorry I am not used to this…

  • Will

    Round 1 Pick 22: Gabe Jackson, OG, Mississippi State (C+)
    Round 1 Pick 23 (K.C.): Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State (B)
    Round 1 Pick 24 (CINN): David Yankey, OG, Stanford (D+)
    Round 3 Pick 7 (CLE): Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (A)
    Round 3 Pick 22: Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State (A-)
    Round 4 Pick 6 (CLE): Daniel McCullers, DT, Tennessee (A)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Devonta Freeman, RB, Florida State (A)
    Round 5 Pick 22: Chris Boswell, K, Rice (B)
    Round 7 Pick 22: Max Bullough, ILB, Michigan State (A)

    • Richard Colton

      two first round guards? bold. It’s not the strategy I disagree with, its the players. don’t think Gabe Jackson fits the system. And 22 is way too high for him Will.

      • oreofestar

        Su’a-filo :)

        • Will

          gone…

        • Richard Colton

          he’s been shooting up boards. he’s a B/B+ pick for me at 22. Love him with a trade back in round one.

          • GEAGLE

            Yeah I’d take him at 30

          • oreofestar

            oh I like him but no guard please no guard round 1

      • Will

        Gothcha…just playing around no one fell so went outside the box…

  • Rick H

    I do not see the Eagles moving up (6 picks as it is right now & they need more picks not less). Trading back is much more likely. However if the guy they want at # 22 is there they will take him without a doubt.
    My gut tells me it is a wide receiver but how do I know? I don’t! What do you do if ODB,Cooks, Barr,Nix, HA HA, Dennard & Poyer are all sitting there at #22???

    • Joe L

      I think either safety or Dennard would have to be the call.

    • oreofestar

      I trade back because so many are on the board

      • oreofestar

        never mind I take Barr but all of those player there would take like 8 QBs taken lol

      • Rick H

        Good point!!!

    • cliff henny

      if Kelly thinks he can work with Barr, then it’s definitely him. who knows if he think Barr is too raw with too many issues. I see athletic freak, good enough for me. this point, not sure I care much about who and where, just get Kelly and crew the freakiest of versatile freaks and get out of his way

    • Will

      What if Evans falls…?

    • GEAGLE

      Honestly think that’s not even a question..they would unanimously want Barr. Dude plays a position so valued that career backups like Everson Griffin got 20mil in Guarentees…positionally Barr is much more valued than all those other players you listed, then you factor in it’s a major need for us and this class is not deep at the position and I think if would be a total no BRAINER for our decision makers

      • Rick H

        I can’t agree on that one. I would take Mack because he is the better high level ready NFL plug and play linebacker right now. Barr is raw and may take time to develop but yes he could be insanely good in NFL year 3 and long after.

        • oreofestar

          Mack was not on his lists I like Mack more than Barr I don’t think Chip does though, hell if he can get me either I am doing cartwheels but why even waste our time thinking about top 10 players

          • GEAGLE

            Yeah I think Barr would be higher on chips list than Mack…I prefer Mack…been ranting and raving about him forever

          • oreofestar

            personally I think Mack is the best payer in this draft when we look back in 5 years but who knows just a bunch of opinions, I like Barr though I think he is a top 10 player in this draft

          • GEAGLE

            Depends how much of of their potential Barr and Clowney realize….think Mack, you can count on him being a quality player, he is already NFL ready…but Barr and Clowny have potential to be better than Mack, but it’s not a guarentee that they realize all that potential..Mack is less risky….

          • Rick H

            What information… did you read or hear that Mack is not on Chip’s list? Just curious!

          • oreofestar

            I meant YOUR list of of players when you were doing your hypothetical

  • Will

    Your Picks:

    Round 1 Pick 22: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M (A)
    Round 1 Pick 25 (S.D.): Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State (C-)
    Round 1 Pick 26 (CLE): Kyle Van Noy, OLB, Brigham Young (B-)
    Round 2 Pick 22: Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 22: Daniel McCullers, DT, Tennessee (B)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Charles Sims, RB, West Virginia (A)
    Round 5 Pick 26 (IND): Justin Ellis, DT, Louisiana Tech (B-)
    Round 6 Pick 29 (JAX): Chris Boswell, K, Rice (A)
    Round 7 Pick 22: Brandon Linder, OG, Miami (Fla.) (D-)

  • Sauce

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 32 (SEA): C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama (A)
    Round 2 Pick 22: Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 32 (SEA): Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 7 (CLE): Marcus Smith, DE, Louisville (A)
    Round 3 Pick 22: Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska (A)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Daniel McCullers, DT, Tennessee (A)
    Round 5 Pick 22: Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers (A)
    Round 7 Pick 22: De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon (B)

    Would be nice.

  • Rick H

    Through the years leading up to the draft it seems the players rise and fall for whatever reason but in the end they “almost” all end up where they were targeted. That is in at least round 1. Yes again there are some exceptions. Now this year is no different with all the draft gurus..
    But I personally do not like Benjamin is a good pick in ROUND 1!
    Plus I expect him to fall into round 2. That is my bold prediction and I am sticking by it. There are three reasons.
    1. Inconsistent hands (too many drops)
    2. Very raw!
    3. Poor route runner!
    I also think Evans could be there at #22 but I am not as confident on that prediction.

    Now I would like to flip around from my original post today just for fun. Again just for fun!!! Kahil Mack is sitting on the board at # 12 (10 spots) do you trade up to get what many people legitimately believe is the best defensive player in the draft???

    • GEAGLE

      No…..no one is worth giving up multiple picks for when you only have 6 of them. If you want a player so bad to trade up, might as well trade next years first round pick and IMO, only two players deserve that type of investment: Greg Robinson, and Clowney

      • Will

        I would love to have Evans hope he falls…or the Eagles go up for him…

        • GEAGLE

          Think there is a better chance of Barr falling than Evans

          • oreofestar

            I agree according to Daniel Jeremiah lots of scouts are down on him and after Dion less teams will take a risk on a high upside low floor project without much experience which is good because if he falls to 22 there is no way he gets to 23

          • GEAGLE

            Worried about Lions and Titans

          • oreofestar

            of course that is the range I think he goes but he could fall

          • GEAGLE

            Think titans surprise people and take Evans.. ,

            Had a dream that when Lurie talked about “how we have a plan” he was talking about us AQUIRING Larry Fitzgerald

          • oreofestar

            damn I have a lot of Eagles dream, had one with us drafting Lyerla and him becoming a BEAST have had a few Evans dreams as well lol but yeah Titans could take Evans which is fine with me because I do not want the Giants getting Calvin Johnson III

          • travis papa

            I think Evans doesn’t get past pit & if he’s taken they reach on Benjamin. Pit is ganna take a big burress style wr early. Bank on it

      • oreofestar

        you see Barr and Evans are the only ones the FO would sit down and think about going up for because they are perfect for the team but you are right a trade up will not happen no matter how much I want it, but if Evans were to say fail a drug test he could fall to 22 now how do I get him to…

      • Rick H

        Hold on I was only suggesting Mack as being available first of all.

        However if you want to bring others into the discussion I would include Sammy Watkins, Mathews& Robinson but I am not as high on Clowney as most other people.
        No need to explain “the why” to me about Clowney. I get it. I just do not see the greatness in Clowney that most others do. Will he be really good at some point? Yes most likely. But not for long… Just my opinion.

        • GEAGLE

          It’s not about the players for me…I’d love to have any of those guys….I just don’t want any of them if it means we are only gonna come out of the draft with 3 or 4 players

          • Rick H

            We 100% agree on that!!! I think this year in particularly will be a year where the best prepared teams will be signing undrafted players and quite a few of them.
            In past years a lot these guys would have been drafted in rounds 5 through 7. The undrafted free agent guys have me really interested this year. It is sort of a “show me how much better you have gotten Howie & staff” test to me.

          • oreofestar

            yeah I hope they pick up Lyerla, Washington, Hopkins and a ton of other UDFA

          • Rick H

            If we got three guys like that plus a strong draft it would be awesome watching pre season… and expectations would rise.

          • oreofestar

            yeah in this draft like you said some UDFA would have been 5th round picks last year so there will be competition to sign them

  • oreofestar

    Round 1 Pick 32 (SEA): Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri (A)
    Round 2 Pick 22: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 32 (SEA): Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt (A)
    Round 4 Pick 1 (HOU): Christian Kirksey, OLB, Iowa (A)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech (A-)
    Round 5 Pick 1 (HOU): Dontae Johnson, FS, North Carolina State (B-)
    Round 5 Pick 22: Justin Ellis, DT, Louisiana Tech (A-)
    Round 6 Pick 1 (HOU): Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana (B)
    Round 6 Pick 5 (HOU): Deandre Coleman, DT, California (D+)
    Round 7 Pick 22: Cody Hoffman, WR, Brigham Young (C)

    • GEAGLE

      Love this…do one with no trades

      • oreofestar

        why thank you I ranked 27th though and my grade was a mere B

  • oreofestar

    where the hell is George lol…. I am so ready to trade up for the Cowboys from round 3 and give up 6 1st rounders so I can select Garapollo…all bout them Eastern Illinois QBs

    • George

      you guys here, sorry had a bunch of sh!t to do today

      • oreofestar

        :P I did too then I didn’t will you accept the Cowboys trade lol

        • George

          which one??

          • oreofestar

            the one above

          • George

            lol long live jerrah

          • oreofestar

            I was on blogging with the boys out of curiousity and they were talking about taking Bridgewater or Manziel if he slides

          • George

            love that site…their fans are morons, and its nice for some comic relief

          • oreofestar

            yeah and they were not joking they were serious

          • GEAGLE

            Haha

          • GEAGLE

            We can do round two, unless there are a bunch of new people that want to play in which case we can start over,,,Colton tweeted me about it earlier

          • Will

            Gonna watch this time…after 1st round not very knowledgeable…

          • oreofestar

            aaaaah

          • oreofestar

            start over?!?!? NOOOOOO lol well IDK whatever you guys want Will said this is where his knowledge stops so maybe we can replace him with Rich unless you guys wanna start from scratch

          • George

            idc either is good for me

          • oreofestar

            F*** All of you for being such reasonable people one of you take f***ing charge

          • George

            its national canadian day, havent you heard?

          • oreofestar

            It seems as if you are great people so since I am the least humane of us all I say we continue this draft with a Will replacement and go 3 rounds and for the next week (or 2) we start planning a big 7 round mock with 10-20 people

          • George

            ok

          • oreofestar

            damn…that was just too easy

          • GEAGLE

            I don’t care what we do…you guys decide, count me in

  • oreofestar

    1. Texans – Jadeveon Clowney
    2. Bucs – Sammy Watkins
    3. Jaguars- Khalil Mack
    4. Browns – Greg Robinson
    5. Raiders – Johnny Manziel
    6. Falcons – Jake Matthews
    7. Rams – Mike Evans
    8. Vikings – Blake Bortles

    9. Bills- Eric Ebron
    10. Lions – Justin Gilbert
    11. Titans Anthony Barr
    12. Giants – Aaron Donald
    13. Rams – C.J.Mosley
    14. Bears – Taylor Lewan
    15.Steelers – Odell Beckham JR.
    16. Cowgirls – Timmy Jernigan

    17. Ravens – HAHA Clinton-Dix
    18. Jets – Brandin Cooks
    19. Dolphins – Zack Martin
    20. Cardinals – Dee Ford
    21. Packers – Calvin Pryor
    22. Eagles – Kony Ealy
    23. 49ERS – Darqueze Dennard
    24. Bengals – Ra’Shede Hageman

    25. Chargers – Louis Nix
    26. Browns – Teddy Bridgewater
    27. Saints – Marquis Lee
    28. Panthers – Kelvin Benjamin
    29. Patriots – Kyle Fuller
    30. Chiefs – Cyrus Kouandijo
    31. Broncos – Kyle Van Noy
    32. Seahawks – Daniel McCullens

    • oreofestar

      this is the first round from yesterday

      • EaglesFanInPhx

        I dont see bridgewater falling that far

        • oreofestar

          most people did not think Geno would be a second round pick….you never know

        • A_T_G

          And if he does, we better be trying to auction off that 22nd pick to the teams that want him.

  • oreofestar

    would you trade 22,86 for 30, 56

    • GEAGLE

      Hell yeah…y wouldn’t i

      • oreofestar

        just curious

        • oreofestar

          thinking about a good trade back with Niners won’t happen..but just thinking

  • oreofestar

    Wiggins says he wants to play for Sixers and it would be a dream come true

  • ODBorBustAllDay

    Round 2 Pick 22: Dee Ford, DE, Auburn (A)
    Round 2 Pick 31 (DEN): Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 3 (OAK): DaQuan Jones, DT, Penn State (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 22: Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (A)
    Round 4 Pick 4 (NYJ): Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech (B)
    Round 4 Pick 19 (DAL): Adrian Hubbard, OLB, Alabama (A-)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Daniel McCullers, DT, Tennessee (A-)
    Round 5 Pick 15 (MIA): Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers (B+)
    Round 5 Pick 22: De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon (E)
    Round 6 Pick 15 (CHI): Dri Archer, WR, Kent State (C+)
    Round 6 Pick 16 (PITT): Deandre Coleman, DT, California (D+)
    Round 6 Pick 21 (G.B.): Bene Benwikere, CB, San Jose State (D+)
    Round 7 Pick 19 (MIA): Howard Jones, OLB, Shepherd (B-)
    Round 7 Pick 22: Garrett Gilbert, QB, Southern Methodist (D-)For all my Draftniks out there. …..A Draft for the ages. …… How you ask? Just keep trading back and stacking picks. In the end, 14 new Eagles. Enjoy.

    • oreofestar

      damn I actually did not know some of those guys at the bottom, thats never happened to me before lol

      • ODBorBustAllDay

        That’s what happens when you got 14 picks. If I learned anything, it’s that the talent at the linebacker spots will dry up well before the wide receivers. They consistently list kelvin going in the mid early 2nd. If that’s the casei think the move might be to trade back at 22 Hey a late 1 or early 2 and maybe a3rd or 4th. Whatever they can get. Going from 3 to 4 picks in the first 96 is HUGE and should be a goal. F#CK 22.

  • oreofestar

    Back from walking my dog you guys ready to go…or…..

    • GEAGLE

      I’m waiting…game of thrones start in an hour,,,speak now of forever hold your peace

      • oreofestar

        I am ready whenever besides well 9

  • GEAGLE

    1) #22 Ebron!! 6’4 250lbs. Pairing Ertz and Ebron down the seams is SCARY

    2) #28 Marcus Smith ROLB Freak Long arms 6’4 250lbs. Will be ready to be a 3down OLB by year two so we can cut Cole

    3) #30 Christian Kirksey LOLB/ILB hybrid 6’2 235…he is a subpackage coverage weapon. Kirksey,Kendrick,Barwin make us really strong in coverage
    .,,
    4) #17 Brandon Coleman WR 6’6 225lbs 4.56.. Was on his way to looking like a quality player but he had a bad junior season(they say he was playing thru a bad knee for whatever that’s worth)…Kid is really strong and likes to block, could develop into a redzone weapon

    4) #22 Christian Jones LOLB/ILB 6’3 240lb.. Added some serious athleticm and depth to our LB goon platoon

    5) #22 Deandre Coleman NT 6’5 315 Freak long arms made for two gapping. If I had to bet money on the Eagles drafting one player, I would have to go with this kid..we will want him!!

    5) #29 Jeff Janis WR Saginow valley 6’3 220lbs 4.42 Burner!! This whiteboy CAN jump!! Chips going to love this kid
    ..
    6 #15 Taylor Hart 6’6 280lbs 5Tec…

    6) #26 Jonathon Dowlimg FS 6’3 190(frame to add weight) 4.52 speed..Rangy and Long..,9INTs 8 forced Fumbles the past two years,,..he just reminds me of what we look for in a safety

    7) #22 L’Damien Washington WR 6’4 195lbs 4.46..Big Play Deep threat, likes to block, extremely hard and dedicated worker. Raw as hell, but the type of work ethic you may not want to bet against…
    ….

    • oreofestar

      This is absolutely gorgeous

    • GEAGLE

      So basically the Legion of Zoom offense added:
      TE Ebron 6’4 250
      WR Brandon Coleman 6’6 225lb 4.56
      WR Jeff Janis 6’3 220 4.42 dude can jump!
      WR L’Damien Washington 6’4 195lbs 4.46

      • oreofestar

        Maclin, Ertz, Ebron, Sproles, Cooper on the field at the same time lol have fun Deangelo

        • GEAGLE

          Wasn’t crazy about adding Brandon Coleman but the WRs all got scooped up fast…think Janis is the best out of the 3 and Chip will really like him…..figured he can make our roster…and I’d add two BIG high risk, high reward guys in Coleman and L’damian, and hopefully one makes the roster and pays off

          • oreofestar

            there is only like 7 guys I would take over Ebron for us….and did George and Rich and everyone else die or did I not get the memo on something :P

    • GEAGLE

      And defensively, I made sure that Casey Mathews isn’t Athletic enough to hold our water bottles. Both Kirksey and Jones can lineup at OLB every once on a while….Crazy coverage subpackage with Barwin!Mykal,Kirksey and Jones..

    • A_T_G

      If we add four pass catchers and no OL, I will be disappointed.

    • Rahkem

      if ebron was there we’d have to take him but he wont be , hes too good and only a handful of teams can say theyre set at the Tight End position and i mean a handful . I cant see him getting past green bay who is yet to resign Finley and theres many teams before that who could use him including the Giants who patched some holes through free agency which frees them up to make a pick like Ebron.

      • GEAGLE

        Agreed

  • Andy124

    late to the party. Bob has a logo now? All posts must be dedicated to ridicule of that for at least the next week… or 5 years. Whatever comes first. ‘cc’ just got old. logo-gate shall dominate.

  • oreofestar

    hour and a half to Game of Thrones :)

  • oreofestar

    What a haul would this be

    Round 1 Pick 31 (DEN): Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State (B+)
    Round 2 Pick 26 (N.O.): Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 4 (ATL): Marcus Smith, DE, Louisville (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 22: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt (A)
    Round 3 Pick 29 (N.E.): Christian Jones, ILB, Florida State (B-)
    Round 4 Pick 10 (STL): Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech (B)
    Round 4 Pick 13 (NYG): Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor (B)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Ahmad Dixon, SS, Baylor (A-)
    Round 5 Pick 13 (STL): Justin Ellis, DT, Louisiana Tech (B)
    Round 5 Pick 28 (CAR): Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana (C)
    Round 6 Pick 11 (NYG): Terrance Mitchell, CB, Oregon (A)
    Round 6 Pick 17 (K.C.): Deandre Coleman, DT, California (C)
    Round 7 Pick 2 (WASH): Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma (D-)
    Round 7 Pick 22: De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon (C)

    • Javi Echie

      If that was a realistic haul for us I’d be doing backflips up and down my street after the draft is over lol

      • oreofestar

        I know right….lol only on first pick

  • oreofestar

    Jordan Tripp visiting Eagles

  • greenflyer

    The mock drafts are all over the place. The key for the Eagles is the Jets pick. The Jets want a receiver and may pick Cooks. If the Eagles want him they will have to do a deal with the Ravens to get ahead of the Jets. Pryor and Cooks could be gone by 22. Hageman or Ford would be best value here and help the defense. But I think the Eagles really want Cooks and will work a deal to get ahead of the JETS.