What They’re Saying About the Eagles

NCAA Football: Stanford at Southern California

Here’s a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles this week.

ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. plays GM for every team. If he were Howie Roseman, he’d be happy with a haul of USC WR Marquise Lee, Georgia Tech OLB Jeremiah Attaochu and Oklahoma CB Aaron Colvin in the first three rounds:

If Lee seems like an obvious pick for Kelly, a talented player he’s faced before at a need position, just remember I’m doing the picking here. But I still like the fit. Lee dealt with a knee injury that slowed him down and concentration issues that caused some drops in an underwhelming junior year, but he’s got piles of great tape, is a good route-runner and moves easily and swiftly in and out of his breaks. With the top two safeties off the board, I feel like Lee is a sensible pick in this slot and a player my coach will know how to utilize. Attaochu can be a help at outside linebacker, and I need added depth and talent in the pass rush. Colvin is a value grab in Round 3. He tore his ACL during Senior Bowl practice, but had Colvin been healthy right now, we’d be talking about him as a possible late first-round pick, a good corner with experience at safety, which is a need here. He could help late in the season and be a starter next year.

Doug Farrar of SI.com has the Eagles taking UCLA guard Xavier Su’a-Filo at No. 22:

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.

Bucky Brooks of NFL.com says Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks would be a perfect fit for the Eagles:

Chip Kelly surprised the football world when he released a Pro Bowl receiver coming off a career year, but I have a sneaky suspicion that the wily play caller believes he can replace him in the draft. Cooks is the ideal candidate to fill DeSean Jackson’s role as the explosive playmaker in the passing game. The Biletnikoff Award winner is a polished receiver with exceptional route-running skills and strong hands. He can thrive in the slot or the perimeter in the Eagles’ scheme, while giving Kelly another weapon to target in the screen game. Now, I don’t know if Cooks will be able to replicate Jackson’s production in Year 1, but his overall game is more polished than the veteran at this stage of his career. Thus, I can see Kelly making a strong play to add Cooks as his designated playmaker on draft day.

Rob Rang of CBSSports.com has the Eagles taking Ohio State CB Bradley Roby:

Chip Kelly is, of course, most known for offense but during his tenure at Oregon, his Ducks featured terrific cornerback play, as well. The Eagles took a significant step in improving upon their 30th ranked pass defense by landing former New Orleans Saints’ safety Malcolm Jenkins but more help is needed. Roby struggles a bit with consistency but the tools are there to warrant top 20 consideration.

Dane Brugler of CBSSports.com also likes Roby to the Birds:

Chip Kelly, who watched Roby in person at Ohio State’s pro day last week, wants to get faster and tougher on defense and the former Buckeyes’ cornerback will help accomplish that with his natural speed and aggressive mentality.

Lance Zierlein of The Sideline View has the Eagles going with Auburn edge rusher Dee Ford.


Jonathan Tamari has a good DeSean Jackson column up on Sports On Earth:

In Washington, Jackson recently told Redskins writers, "People will understand and see the real DeSean Jackson and not see the painted picture that was put out of me before."

After six years in a spotlight, though, the only thing that's clear is that the real Jackson is as unpredictable as a harmless swing pass turned into a score, or an incompletion blown into a tantrum. Either way, it's almost always spectacular. At any moment, Jackson may do something you'd never seen before, something you'll always remember. It's what makes him a rare athlete even among the elite: He's impossible not to watch.

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  • peteike

    also heard Roby has the potential bust factor so hope not. The guard is an interesting option

  • Token

    Apparently Robinson is putting on a show at the pro day. sub 4.5 40. Maybe he wont last until our second pick.

    • Sconces

      I think you focused on the wrong Pro Day stat for Robinson. sub 4.5 isn’t too impressive (especially since he plays faster than that). His 42 inch vertical is the special trait

      • Adam G

        Right, but his improvement in the 40 is what is impressive.

      • Token

        I dont think anyone expected a sub 4.5 40.

    • Tom W

      THat vertical is insane and broad jump wow ……….being so young but still very productive in college the sky is the limit w this kid if he gets the right coaching at the next level

    • HowieGambleChipsAllDay

      If he goes to a final 4 team at the end of round one he’s gonna be a star. I could also see Obrien snagging him when the Texans come back around in the 2nd. None of those youngins they’ve drafted recently have done squat. Hopkins was ok I guess. But Dre’s getting up there. Robinson would be a nice protégé for Andre.

    • JofreyRice

      Yep. The kid is good. I’d take him over a bunch of these guys, but not in the first. Would be totally happy with Dee Ford at #22 and Robinson in the 2nd.

      And he’s a big dude. Not ridiculously large like Benjamomah, but a very good functional size for a wideout. Can actually use his size much better.

      • Token

        Maybe looking less likely he lasts that long. I do think one of Ebron, Ford or Barr will still be there at 22. But if they arent I hope we can trade back. Im not likely much else in that range. Trade back to a late first and pick up a additional 3rd or whatever it would be.

        Im starting to get a sick feeling of a scenario where a OL is their BPA and they go OL again in round 1. Other than picking Johnny Football thats my biggest nightmare scenario.

        • JofreyRice

          I’d be good with any of the three of those guys.

          I know I joked about them adding Johnny Manziel, but I just can’t see it. Chip has only acquired pocket QBs. I really think he wants continuity if Foles goes down; he doesn’t want to have to change the whole offense.

          • GEAGLE

            I’d draft him and I hate that lil shit…if I’m Chip, I put together a simple easy to execute game plan for the lil prick during the preseason that makes him look like Kapernick. Bench him, never play him again and just hold him til the jets are ready to give up on Geno and Vick and we can fleece them RG3 style

        • anon

          Someone will be there.

  • eaglefansocal

    I very much doubt Su’a-Filo will be there at 22, but if he is it should be an easy pick. He would be the equivalent of Lane Johnson, just at guard. Very good right away and awesome down the road!

    • Javi Echie

      I might be one of the few that completely agree with you on this. As unsexy and unspectacular as this pic would be I would def be all about it if it did happen.

      • GEAGLE

        Feel much better about swapping picks with the Niners. Getting an extra pick and then taking X,man…

    • JofreyRice

      I’d really hate taking a guard in the first round. I think the pool of guys that can play guard in the NFL is so much greater, because beyond just the guys that did that at the NCAA level, you have a bunch of T’s that maybe don’t fit as pro tackles, because of less than ideal height or arm-length; guys that might have the requisite athletic talent, but not the measurables. I think having top quality positional coaches, like Stoutland, and a good scouting department gives you that flexibility.

      I’d much rather use that pick on a passrusher, a really dynamic receiver, or as ammo to trade back. I guess you’d have to hope Su’a-Filo was going to be the next Mike Iupati. He’s about the only first round guard that’s had a ton of success in the NFL I can think of, recently; although to be fair, guys like Dave DeCastro and Jonathan Cooper are tough to judge because they lost seasons to injury.

      • Richard Colton

        That’s fair. I don’t think you’ll find someone who’d admit to being excited about a first round interior lineman. Su’a Filo looks like really good value at the back end of round one. If you can’t find a dance partner to move back, I’d prefer him to a reach pick.

        • JofreyRice

          gotcha. See for me, I’m not sure that my boy Joel Bitonio wouldn’t make a better pick. Almost exactly the same physical dimensions, and Bitonio actually tested out better, athletically (although you’d really never know it. For some reason, he doesn’t qualify for the title “athletic”.). And he’s played T, as opposed to being a career guard.

          • Neanderthal

            Love bitonio in 3-4

          • JofreyRice

            Me too, but I don’t know if he’s gonna be around that long. If he’s around when the Eagles pick in the third round, I’d fire the pick to the podium in one of those t-shirt guns.

    • Neanderthal

      Yea, but can he fight a fire?

  • Maggie

    Cooks won the Biletnikoff Award. Sound impressive. Maybe he is a great receiver in the making. And as much as I can’t stand the Raiders, Biletnikoff could catch the long ball. However, he did so while wearing so much stickum on his hands, legs and clothing that other players used to stick to him if they got too close! Maybe they were just afraid to tackle him!

    • Sconces

      Cooks led the nation in receiving by a lot, which is why he got the reward. Not cause he plays like Biletnikoff. And college awards don’t always transfer to NFL, it just means they were great in college.

      I like Cooks though, just thought you should know

      • Maggie

        Well, I did say “maybe”. and few played like Biletnikoff. Of course, some players who won awards disappear in the NFL. I’ve never followed the university game too closely, so I’m certainly not going to argue individual player’s merits. If Cooks would work for Chip, then I’m glad you like him! :~} Also enjoy your screen name. Even if Williams was much maligned.

        • Sconces

          lol thank you, I like your dog

          • Maggie

            Thanks. Daughter’s dog. Was just running around at the beach, so soaking wet. I used the pic because there are those who seem to think they are original when they call me a female dog. Lol.

      • Chris

        I agree with the idea that college awards don’t always translate, but a look at the last few Biletnikoff winners is pretty impressive. Better track record than the Heisman i’d say…

        http://biletnikoffaward.com/ba-winners

        A few studs in there, mixed in with some good #2 receivers. If you go further into the “finalists”, it’s pretty impressive as well. Didn’t realize Maclin was a finalist at one point.

        • Sconces

          Maclin was a straight beast at Missouri

    • guest

      Marquise Lee won the Biletnikoff award too (2012). Someone wins it every year. Doesn’t meant they’re going to pan out in the NFL (although i do like cooks)

  • ochospantalones

    I believe they are saying something like:

    I saw Sarah Good with the Devil! I saw Goody Osborn with the Devil! I saw DeSean Jackson with the Devil!

    • Maggie

      Are “they” going to strap him into a chair and hold him underwater until he drowns, too?

  • ACViking

    GEAGLE (et al.):

    Roby is periodically linked to the Eagles (usually because the forecaster says the Eagles “need” to upgrade at CB).

    Thoughts on Wisc WR Jared Abbrederis, reputed to have taken Roby’s lunch and bus money this past season?

    • Malcolm Jones

      Roby’s inner Nnamdi arose that day lol..esp because of the lunch

    • Javi Echie

      Abbrederis is good but I don’t really see him as an outside wideout in the nfl, more of a slot guy with really good hands and yac.

      • ACViking

        I agree with you.

        Seems like a Patriots kind of guy.

        • Javi Echie

          Very Edelman like but I’m sure the chippah would love to add a guy like him to play the slot

          • anon

            We’re paying 2.5mm for that now. Think he’d be a little redundant, but i guess we gotta groom a replacement for sproles.

      • mgrisez

        and that’s why he ate on Roby, he is thought of as an outside CB and they matched him up on Abbrederis all game and moved him all over the field.

    • mksp

      Here is a good read on that game. Abbrederis is a really talented player. I think D3FB mentioned he may have a concussion history though.

      http://www.footballoutsiders.com/futures/2013/futures-jared-abbrederis-vs-bradley-roby

    • GEAGLE

      Think we have to draft ROLB and LOLB/ILB hybrid, in the first 4 rounds…
      …if we can’t get KVN as our LOLB/ILB hybrid, we need to land Kirksey,C Jones, Tripp. Or Telvin smith to improve our coverage in subpackages…

      Square can’t backup Logan, we can get his replacement is rounds 4-6

      I could see us liking Brent Urban as,Thorton’s backup In round 4, but we probably have to get more picks to draft a 5tec….hoping we can get Exum to fall to 4-5 at CB…and we can probably get safety Jonathon Dowling in the 7th or even Undrafted….

      And we still need weapons on offense..man we need more picks!!!

    • GEAGLE

      Like Abbrenderis..but I think Chip will use this draft to start molding us in I his image which means Versatile,High Charecter, Top athlete! and Above average size and length at every position….

  • GEAGLE

    365 days ago I was high on Roby,..but I just can get the taste out of my mouth of Abbrederis ABUSING him, it was really bad!!! .there is no reason to be drafting any of these DBs in 22-30 range, unless Gilbert were to inexplicably nose,dive down to 22. Silly national fools

  • Brent E. Sulecki

    im liking what Kiper is talking about. the more I hear folks talk about Lee. I think that at WR #22 that if Lee is there and the safeties are gone like some suggest. Lee is there pick. something about him as a player. almost seems like a cant miss WR. been on radar for the last 3 years. reminds of maclin minus macs speed. and hoping consistency of a Reggie Wayne based on his route running. what a great addition. and Kiper does it right with the OLB in the 2nd and and 1st round talent guy in the 3rd. def. not a bad haul. although I wouldn’t mind going with Lee.Buchanon. then an OLB in the 3rd. although I still prefer Calvin or Dee in the First. but I would be okay either way.

    • anon

      Bricks for hands dropped over 10% of passes last year.

      • Brent E. Sulecki

        bet his career is better than any of the other WRs. even with his drops

        • anon

          Yeah maybe you can fix drops — I just can’t see it in Rd. 1. Maybe he could be TO who I loved despite the occasional drops — he could run routes. What flaw would you rather have in your Rd. 1 WR, hands, route running, YAC, size?

          There’s so much depth that outside of Evans / Watkins / ODB, i’d just trade back or take a LB/DE and save projects for later rounds.

          • Brent E. Sulecki

            if not for bad QB play at USC this past year and that teams struggles. he is the 1st WR on anyones board given what hes done. no knock on the freak Watkins. but Lee has been primed and put the numbers up to be the Top wideout. still he sits 3rd on scouts rankings

          • anon

            If he could make MB look good i’m sold…

    • Chris

      history w/our backup QB as well

      • Brent E. Sulecki

        Lee sophomore year with MB there was huge
        118 1721 15TDs. plus rushed one 13 att. for 100 yards. more athletic than his combine and numbers suggest. game tape is big on Lee.

      • GEAGLE

        If they draft Lee, FOles will be traded,…..I’ll start the philly media BS now

  • JofreyRice

    I think Mel’s onto something. I’m feeling that Lee will be the pick. There are guys I’d rather see, but I think Lee is a solid player. He’s probably a half-step up from Maclin.

    using a 3rd rounder on a guy with a recently blown ACL seems risky. Generally, I don’t hate the idea of taking a flier on a talent that would have otherwise been drafted higher, but I’m really trying to remember the last “value ACL” signing that’s worked out somewhere in the NFL. Honestly, I can’t recall. I’d prefer to take a flier on a small school guy late, and use that pick on one of the deeper positions.

    • Adam G

      I would guess the misses are more plentiful than the hits, but McGahee comes to mind. Eagles missed a couple of times with Ingram and Ikegwounu

      • JofreyRice

        yeah, I’m familiar with the misses from the Eagles…I was casting the net a bit wider, though. IIRC, Ingram’s initial surgery might have been botched, and the ligament was still “loose” when he began trying to cut on it during the next training camp. Basically, just led to another surgery on the same knee and curtains on his career.

        Two guys that pop into mind are Tank Carradine and Marcus Lattimore for the 9ers. Both those guys were pretty damn good before the injury. Lattimore’s got multiple blowouts, though. SF has so much talent and depth they could afford to take lottery tickets on those guys. I’m really curious to see how it plays out. On it’s face, it seems that you’re usually not getting the guy you “thought” you were getting.

        Does Mark Berkley’s bum arm count? Was it supposed to still be injured, or were they aware it was always a noodle?

        • anon

          Im up voting for the Bark. comment. Lattimore is a great story but that scares me, especially for a RB in that offense — he must have seen what happened to that LB against SEA.

          You can do a lot when you have 8-10 picks a year on a stacked team.

          • JofreyRice

            Yeah. Navorro Bowman holding onto that football while his ACL shredded like grated cheese was awe-inspiring. Like, that guy is a f!cking warrior of warriors. I haven’t seen a display of toughness like that since Steve Smith caught that TD and held on through his forearm being broken a couple years ago. I think you might actually have to be a little crazy to be that tough.

          • HowieGambleChipsAllDay

            Who’d you say? Tony Hunt in round 3? When desparately needed a middle linebacker? Thanks Andy.

        • HowieGambleChipsAllDay

          Michael Bush. Straight Beast at Louisville. Consensus#1 pick, back when teams still took RBs high. Broke his leg senior year, bout to be out of the league after what? 5 ok years. Could’ve been special.

    • Token

      Ugh, yea……he prolly is right. Then Chip can tell a story about how Lee had 20 receptions for 344 and 3 TDs against him and it sold him on the guy. If hes picking guys that did good against that Oregon D hes gonna have quite a pool to pick from.

      Lee doesnt excite me as a 1st round pick. Im not even sure why. You look at 2012 and 2011 and theres a lot of workhorse games in there. Unlike someone like Benjamin who often caught 2 passes a game. Ive seen a lot of good blocking from Lee tho. If they really like the fit I could live with it, just not a move that makes me go “wow”.

      Howie has said multiple times WR is the best position in the draft. Maybe they are buttering us up for a 5th round WR being the answer.

      • JofreyRice

        Lee is super versatile. They had him running all kinds of routes in that offense. Inside, outside, deep, middle. Supposedly, he was hurt for most of the year, and really suffered from the dropoff from Barkley (can’t believe I typed that). Like I said, other guys I’d want, but I could live with it. I’d rather have him than Benjamomah.

        • Token

          Benjamomah sums it up perfectly.

          Im on a Robinson kick, so if I could trade back a bit, pick up picks and get him Id probably do that if those were my two choices.

          I do like Lee more than Beckham tho. Dont have a opinion on Cooks at this point.

          I think it really could work out were Barr falls to that 16-20 area. Really think they would be interested in making a move up. If they loved Jordan I dont know how they couldnt love Barr. Hes a better prospect.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            “If they loved Jordan I dont know how they couldnt love Barr. Hes a better prospect.”

            In the right scheme and under the tutorage of the right coaching staff, Barr could far surpass DJs ceiling. Hell he could make Clowney look like a clown if he pans out. IDGAF what the experts say. I think Barr’s ceiling is higher than Clowney.

    • Neanderthal

      All in on Lee

  • Tom w

    Looks as if chip utilized and recruited two types of wrs while at Oregon … Taller athletic wrs who stay outside are physical and can block (6 2 – 6 5 215-230) and quicker elusive slot wrs (5 10-6 0 ft 180-205). DAT type guys were something considerably else like a sproles.

    Could see chip drafting one outside and one inside wr ….. Odb is probably perfect for the slot role w elite quickness and rac and toughness. If not him, cooks or Adams. someone like josh huff from Oregon could be had much later in the draft and grow into a reliable number 2-3 w athletic skill.

    • Jerry Pomroy

      I’m not so sure that Chip goes 1st rd for a slot receiver that’ll most likely come off in favor of Ertz in 12 personnel. I see that as something that’ll be addressed much later (Huff?) or even possibly through UDFA. I see the guy they draft for the outside as either a 1st or 2nd rd pick.

  • JosephR2225

    Could just be me, but I just don’t see the value in a first round WR. Marqise Lee is a nice player, but is he so much better than Jordan Matthews or Davante Adams to warrant a first round pick? Or Moncrief or Martavis Bryant? There are quality WRs to be had in every round. The same can’t be said for CBs or Safeties or OLBs or DL.

    • Adam G

      Yes that is what happens when a position has that much depth. It makes more sense to wait until at least round 2. It’s value based drafting.

    • peteike

      was just thinking same thing, post Desean and everyone is super hyped on WR which I get. I think Im still hoping they go D or trade back.

      • JosephR2225

        I believe them when they say they are going to let the board determine their pick. Seems like every year there is someone who takes a first-round tumble. Hopefully the Eagles will be in a good spot to catch him. (I’m looking at you, Anthony Barr).

        • Jerry Pomroy

          If you say his name three times, looking into a mirror in the dark, he may just appear.

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

            Biggie Smalls, Biggie Smalls, Biggie Sma—

        • GEAGLE

          Praying for Barr!!!problem is! even If he tumbles, Arizona and GB will be fighting over him..rather Evans fall because those two teams could actually pass on Evans

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

            Both need OL help more than defense

          • HowieGambleChipsAllDay

            The slides are gonna take what seem like very logical projections, and dookie on them. Bridgewater Barr Lee slide. Robinson, Garapalo, rise up. The scenario of trading back and getting another pick is a good play for us…. Until Barr or some other dude we thought would be long gone is sitting there…..

            *side note on Green Bay* Everyone was so hype about getting Dion Jordan, we should call GB and see if we can pry Nick Perry away from them. I think I’d give a 4th and a future late rounder up. Now you’ve got one less need and more flexibility days 1&2.

      • Jerry Pomroy

        Same here. I’d prefer latter & take an OLB say early 2nd & WR with our 54th pick. Less quality LBs & if we ended up with 4th-5th overall rated WR in draft, that would be quite alright in this crop of WRs.

        I keep thinking about Allen Robinson’s 42″ VJ today at PSU pro day today. That’s coming from a guy rated anywhere from 4th-8th from this group.

        • peteike

          ya and when you think that if they pass on OLB or a quality pass rusher and all of a sudden its the 4th or 5th round and those choices get really thin, it sort of marginalizes the draft as a whole

        • HowieGambleChipsAllDay

          You saw that 42″ vert at the end of the Michigan game when he went up for that ball near the goaline. It was incredible. He threw the team on his back the final drive and made at least 3-4 monster plays.

          Compare that to Benjamin in the title game where he had a TON of drops, but he made the big one. Robinson is definitely a better wr. I know KB’s a classic “Looks like a Tarzan…” guy. But damn! They don’t make wrs that big every year. He’s hard to pass up.

    • Will

      Lee has been injury prone…

  • GEAGLE

    Just tried a different approach to the draft game(not addressing WR early)..every game I accept a trade that pays me a 3rd round pick too much as a proxy for the 2015 2nd round pick I hope we trade to the Niners for their 3rd round pick this year:

    Rd2 #8: Kyle Van Noy. LOLB/ILB hybrid, eventually replacing Meco..this years Kiko Alonso!!

    Rd2 #22: Austin Sefarian Jenkins TE 6’5 260lbs, athletic pass catchers and bruising in,ine blocker. Celeks eventual replacement.mPacn12 boy, played on Washington states basketball team
    ….
    Rd3 #9 Marcus Smith OLB, think Chip is going to like the Charecter and FBI of him and KVN. 6’3-6’4 freakish arm length Chip loves
    ….
    Rd4 #22 Antone Exum CB. 6’0 213lbs a playmaking, great tackler, strong in press. Basically a more talented Cary Type

    Rd4 #26 Brent Urban 5tec, Chips ideal body type 6’7 295lbs long arms, 9PBUs in 8 games. Broke his foot missed draft process, hopefully it causes him to fall a bit

    Rd5 #24: Cody Latimore 6’2 215 4.4-4.5 speed, strong physical blocker

    Rd5 #27: Deandre Coleman NT 6’5 315lbs, long Benny Logan arms born for two gapping, tough durable, plays thru injury, PAC, frame can easily handle more weight. Many view him as a 5tec…remind you of anyone?
    ,,,
    Rd5 #27: Jeff Janis WR from TODDfather University 6’3 220lbs 4.42 speed 38inch vertical top score in 3cone…DWARFS Riley Cooper in Raw Talent, dying to se what Chip can do with this kid, plus I have a gut feeling that our head coach is going to love the Division 2 Chip this kid carries on his shoulder..
    ..
    Rd6 #18 Jonathon Dowling,safety,,,he is my 2014 version of Dexter McCoil..6’3 190lbs 4.52 long arms..late round pick possibly Undrafted..9INTs 8FFs last two years

    RD6 #26 Storm Johnson(fits the wang gang lol) RB only took him because I couldn’t believe he was still on the board! and they gave me an A for this pick..kid belongs in round 4…

    Rd7 #22 L’Damien “Momah” Washington…6’4 195lbs, raw as hell, but big play deep threat potential 4.46 speed. known as a really hard worker, over achiever, high Charecter guy…if we are going to take 7th round fliers, we can do worse than hard working 6’4 WRs…keep taking cheap fliers on Momah’s every year til we strike Gold!!

    • GEAGLE

      Obviously we arent getting all those guys, but those are guys, I like, who I think the eagles might like. Plenty kids I love like Calvin Pryor, but who I don’t think eagles will have interest in, so I don’t bother

      Would love adding Sefarian Jenkins,Janis and Cody to the Legion of Zoom
      ..
      And defensively, added size, athletic ability, versatility and length across the board

  • 76mustang

    Think I would be pretty happy with this, though don’t see how Ford, Bitonio, Ellis, and Aikens would all be available at those spots…

    Round 1 Pick 22: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State (A)
    Round 2 Pick 22: Dee Ford, DE, Auburn (A)
    Round 3 Pick 22: Joel Bitonio, OT, Nevada (B-)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Shayne Skov, ILB, Stanford (A)
    Round 5 Pick 22: Justin Ellis, DT, Louisiana Tech (A-)
    Round 7 Pick 22: Walt Aikens, CB, Liberty (A)

    • GEAGLE

      Ugh..i just did one with no trades, only picking 6 times is DEATH!! I simply don’t believe we will just draft 6 times:
      RD1 #22 Allen Robinson WR (B). If we draft one early I think it will either come down to him, Moncreif, and Devante(the young bucks)…Robinson is really strong at beating press man 6’2 220, great at coming down with jump balls, a more talented Cooper type..
      ..
      Rd2 #22 Austin Sefarian Jenkins TE (A) 6’5 260lbs..rd 2 TEs in back to back years? When they have Hernandez and Gronk potential HELL YES!!

      Rd3 #22 Demarcus Lawrence ROLB (A) Boise ST…not the most high Charecter kid lol but a WARRIOR! Chip will shut people up about their choir boy theory lol
      ..
      Rd4 #22 Christian Jones (A) LOLB/ILB hybrid replacing Casey mathews

      Rd5 #22 Deandre Coleman NT (C) Bennie Logan clone

      Rd7 #22 Jeff Janis WR (A) 6’3 220lbs, 38 inch vert, 4.42 speed

      • 76mustang

        Yeah, I passed on trades to see what 6 picks felt like – love ASJ in round 2 if he’s available, and agree with your love of Deandre Coleman, he’d look good in green…not sold on Robinson, Moncreif, or Adams at 22 – would not complain if Chip went Su’a-Filo round 1 (hopefully trading back slightly), and would love if they could trade 22nd for early 2nd and 3rd round selections…

        • GEAGLE

          22 is ROUGH I’ll admit for A Rob or Moncreif…problem is neither will fall to 54…I’m really hoping we don’t keep the 22 pick, because I like the round two players more than the players in the 20-30 range…..really hoping we trade down to round two, and get an extra 3rd, so that leaves us with two 2s, and two 3s, then trade a 2015 2nd round pick for an extra 3rd..so we have 3 third round picks…

      • peteike

        Dont think CJ lasts til 4th with his cover skills in the new passing NFL. I cant believe you are going offense with first 2, you were all about D just a few months ago, cmon haha .I get the gronk/hern dreams though

        • GEAGLE

          I’m not going with Anything…trying to project what the eagles end up doing..,if it were up to me I’d take Pryor, but I know the eagles won’t like him so I don’t talk about him…think we going two offense, two defense in the top 4.. 3rd round pick to me Is as valuable as a first

      • borntosuffer

        With all the “extra” underclassmen, there is basically a whole round of free agents available that would normally be drafted. With the opportunities available on the defensive side of the ball, I would think the Eagles would be a desirable spot for many of these guys. I am hoping that is an advantage and the Eagles can sign several of the “undrafted 7th rounders”.

  • TXEaglesFan

    Can I get an UDFA amen for Quincy Enunwa? Lots of athletic potential, hurt his hammy at combine.

    • GEAGLE

      100 Underclassmen is unheard of…going to be some quality seniors that go Undrafted this year..hoping we don’t draft any OL, because that would mean our youngbucks that we have no clue about are promising..If we don’t draft OL this year, sign a few Undrafted guys..we can aquire two extra picks and add 3′chip Kelly toys for offense, and 5 defenders…the best OG in next years draft plays for Oregon recruited by Chip..NO projecting involved,.he can step in next to Lane from day one,..and if you want the best OG in a draft, you can easily secure him..,,and if I already know I want to spend our top pic on a G next year, I can pass on drafting any this year

  • Neanderthal

    Why does everyone say we need to replace desean. We did not have Macklin last year. We have to replace / upgrade avant

    • JosephR2225

      I’m crossing my fingers that Ertz helps out with that.

    • Bert’s Bells

      MaCripKillerlin?

  • anon

    Wouldn’t be dissapointed if we took another pass catching TE – put em on the jugs machine.

  • JofreyRice

    That Lance Zierlein mock draft looks the most legit out of the ones I’ve seen. A lot of big dudes going in the first round, that’s usually how it happens.

  • NickS1

    I went and watched some cutups of A-Rob since he just balled out at his pro day, and I’d be good with him at #22. I’m officially off of the KB wagon and I’m starting to wonder if A-Rob gets bumped up in front of ODB and/or Cooks. If you look at his measurables and AJ Green’s, they’re almost the same person.

    • Andy124

      Welcome to the light-side my friend.

  • the g.o.a.t b dawk

    So i am in no way sayin that these 2 are the same but dont we have a poor mans djax already on our roster with damarius johnson. And with benn coming back i really dont feel the need to draft a wr in rd 1 unless its exactly what were looking for. Draft by best player not by need. Its worked out really well why change now. Ooh and ertz is goin to b a beast!

    • anon

      To put djax and dj2 in the same sentence is wrong. He doesn’t even deserve to be called dj2. Benn, we’ll see if he can make it out of camp but I don’t think he’d be anything special. Even our best wr got owned during half the games, what does that say about the guys not seeing the field?

      • the g.o.a.t b dawk

        But could it b possible that we have no idea just how good johnson is because we already had djax? Or how could he could b if given the chance in that system. Like i said i know hes not jax but kellys system can polish a turd. I truly believe that. And i have faith in benn. That man has got upside. Just tryin to b positive.

        • Andy124

          But he did more in Reid’s system as a rookie than he did in Chip’s system last year.

        • anon

          I think the fact that Sproles is on the roster is the biggest indication of what we think of DJ2.

  • Jerry Pomroy

    Wonder how long it’ll be before TO is doing sit-ups at the alter in church, now that he has found God. Was trying to get him to tell me his combine numbers.

    https://twitter.com/terrellowens/status/453659336993030144

  • HowieGambleChipsAllDay

    Goin ALL BIGS would be nasty. Might get Shady in the 2K Club. What would he do if he wasn’t challenged til he hit the second level on the majority of his runs? It’ll look like the 4thQ of the Detroit game all season long.

    Sef Jenkins will be solid, but I wouldn’t compare him to Gronk just on athletic ability alone. He doesn’t seem to get deep or stretch the field that much. But he consistently gets open on 10 yd out routes and picks up 1st downs.

    The kid I’m starting to like a lot is Troy Niklas. 6’7″ 270lbs+, and moves better than ASJ. He’s the seam killer you want when you’re running zone reads all day. If the LB starts cheating he’ll make em pay

  • Scott J

    A lot of people are going to be disappointed because there is no way the Eagles are going to draft a receiver with the first 2 picks. We need a Guard and OLB. We can get a receiver later in the draft.

    • anon

      I think this is truer than people might think — honestly if Evans falls i think we take him but if him and Watkins, maybe ODB are gone i think we look elsewhere depending on what guys fall. We’re all about value — which is why i’m saying Landry in the 4th!!

      • Andy124

        Isn’t he small for a TE?

      • Scott J

        I agree. If Evans falls, then that’s a no-brainer pick. Otherwise, we can find a talented receiver in the third or fourth round. It’s going to be really hard to gauge where receivers will fall. I really like Latimer and was hoping we could get him in the 3rd – BUT, he’s been moving up draft boards. Could be a 2nd rounder.

  • anon

    Wonder if panthers would be good trade partner. they need 2 wrs from this draft probably…