Would Eagles Trade Up For Evans?

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There’s one Chip Kelly quote about wide receivers that we’re probably going to keep coming back to in the next month or so.

“There’s certain guys in our league that have both and that’s why they’re elite,” Kelly said at the owners meetings. “They have the size element of it, they also have the speed element of it. There’s a lot of different ways to do it.”




Kelly was talking about wide receivers' ability to beat man coverage. His point was there are different ways to accomplish that task - size and speed. Possessing both traits makes for an ideal prospect.

Which brings us to some interesting buzz courtesy of Tony Pauline of Draft Insider. Pauline writes that Texas A&M's Mike Evans is considered a consensus top-10 pick. That means the Eagles have no chance of landing him, right?

Well, not exactly.

Pauline writes that the Eagles are "very high" on Evans and "would consider trading up to grab him."

It's important to take everything with a grain of salt this time of year, but the trade-up question is one worth exploring. We know that the Eagles only have six picks and have several holes to fill (wide receiver, safety, OLB, OL depth, LB depth, CB depth). If the WR class is as loaded as everyone seems to think, the wise move might be to stay put.

Then again, if Kelly views Evans' speed-size combination (6-5, ran a 4.53) as a significant factor in separating him from other receivers in the class, maybe the Eagles consider making a move. It's worth noting that they could also offer compensation in the form of future picks.

Pauline also writes that Oregon State's Brandin Cooks and USC's Marqise Lee are high on the Eagles' list.

We're making our way through the wide receivers in our Draft Daily series and will get to Evans, Cooks and Lee in the coming days. Here's a list of guys we've written about so far:

Indiana's Cody Latimer
Penn State's Allen Robinson
Mississippi's Donte Moncrief

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  • gutshot

    4.53 isn’t even that fast for a WR though. That is what Riley Cooper runs. Evans obviously has more talent than Cooper and is a little bit bigger, but in terms of speed they are equal. I’d much rather sit at 22 and draft someone more dynamic like Cooks or Beckham, Jr.

    • mike5832

      yup. Cooks or ODB would be great fits. I don’t want to waste the picks moving up when we need to drastically improve our D.

      • GEAGLE

        Or you can have a little patience, move back, get an EXTRA pick and draft a WR who in two years will be better than Cooks, and there will be about 3 to 5 of them we can get by trading back and getting an extra 3rd round pick….I would love to have Cooks in LAST YEARS draft..this year, it would be foolish and short sited, and IMO unrealistic..,but we will find out in a few weeks

    • Clamdigger

      DAT ran a 4.50, but we all know he plays at 4.25. I’m not saying Evans is a burner, but game speed is different than 40-speed.

    • Will

      Some guys slow 40s. Some guys with average 40s may actually faster deep Speed. Jerry Rice. Or even look at a guy like Kap, he doesn’t have a Mike Vick 40, but when he gets those long moving at top speed he’s gone. There are plenty of better than average receivers 4.5-4.6 40 times. There are more average -less than average receivers who just run fast..

      • jt521

        Plus it’s the combination of his 6’5″ frame and his 4.5 speed. 4.5 isn’t impressive if you’re 5’11” 185 but having a CB go step for step with you is irrelevant if you’ve got 4-5 inches on the guy, and can also overpower him at the line.

        • ACViking

          Thank you for making this point.
          A few years ago when Ohio State HB Beany Wells was in the draft, this point was made repeatedly . . . 4.5 speed for a 230+ lb player is not the same as for a 195 lb player.

          • jt521

            was Beanie Wells a vertical threat jumping over 6’0 CB’s 20 yards down the field? look, i hear ya to a degree, but you’re using one isolated example of a player that didn’t live up to his potential that doesn’t even play the same position. half of the players we’re all gushing over here won’t become star caliber pros. my point was that at 6’5″ you don’t need to run sub 4.4 to be a threat.

      • MediaMike

        Kaep is going to look awesome splitting time with Jameis Winston on the Mean Machine squad in the Florida penitentiary football league.

  • mike5832

    glad they are high on brandin cooks as well. I feel he will be a stud in the league. has the same hand size as evans and is incredible after the catch. College stats and film are up to par with anyone. If we can grab cooks in the 1st and buchannon in the 2nd, I’m a happy fan. #bleedgreen

  • Chris Jones

    I would love to see Evans in an eagles uniform but I fear the cost to get him outweighs what he brings to the table. Not only that but I think brandon cooks could be equally productive and we can probably get him at 22 while saving the rest of the few picks we have shoring up the defense.

    • GEAGLE

      So with all the prospects with ELITE potential..6’2 to 6’5 with 4.4-4.5 speed, Chip Kelly is going to settle for a small fast guy? Heck even brainless baldi is All over PE.com talking about how Chip wants to upgrade the size at that position from Desean…all these potential big body beasts and we will settle for Brandin Cooks? Smh doubt it…and this comes from someone who been talkng about how awesome cooks is since october

      • mike5832

        the only legitimate beast WR in this class, regardless of size is Watkins. Everyone else has there different flaws. Yea we could go for Matthews, robinson or Montcreif but if you can get the over the top speed and steady production from an ODB or cooks, I think you stop stressing so much about the size of the player. If we can have a team full of Megatrons I’ll be happy. But in the mean time, I’ll take a Steve Smith (panthers/ravens) type player all day.

        • anon

          2014 Steve smith is Landry. What flaws does Evans have? Jusy toss the ball 10 ft up and let him catch it.

          However, I think Foles is WAY better with short and intermediate passes than bombs so maybe a route runner is better.

          • GEAGLE

            If FOles first 16 games you are ready to say what he is better at, and what he won’t grow to do? The QB with the most big plays in the NFL is better off only throwing short intermediate passes? You get a mulligan, go edit your statement

        • GEAGLE

          Dude, we ware talking about kids…they all have some flaws that need,improving. Watkins isn’t coming in an owning the NFL from day one…if the commitment and work ethic are there,,flaws,will be overlooked…it’s the limitations that we want no parts of…when you are picking at 22, be thankful elite prosects have a correctable flaw or two, or they would be getting drafted top 10 and talkng about them would be a pipe dream

        • down vote then

          buddy watkins has all types of flaws. do your homework. inconsistent route runner, ball security, concentration lapses. not well against the press yet, and character concerns. all rookies, have things to correct. lets not jump all over watkins like hes the perfect wr. he just has alot of potential like most and was productive like a few others.

        • GEAGLE

          Seriously you wrote that the only legitimate beast in the most stacked WR class in decades is Watkins, and 3 fools up voted you? Sorry will, but pass that ish

        • Weapon Y

          Finally! Someone else who recognizes this WR class is overrated. Sure, Watkins is beast and Evans will likely be very good, but outside of them, everyone is a huge gamble.

      • Chris Jones

        Ok geagle so we mortage what little draft picks we have to get one big talented receiver? It doesn’t make sense this draft is very deep and we can sit at 22 and grab cooks who is just as much a playmaker while also bigger and faster then Jackson. You have to think 2nd round and beyond as well, we need defensive depth and playmakers badly and you can’t do that if you get Evans.

        • juaniflaco

          Agree 100%. Both Cooks and ODB are the real deal, complete players who happen to be a little on the short side, not just speed guys.

          • TripSquadMonopoly

            Not what Chip wants. Too many options to settle in this draft.

          • GEAGLE

            Don’t think it was an accident that Chip made that statement right after,praising Desean. Two days before we cut him…Chip is looking for a TO type beast not a Steve smith, Desean type….and I love him for it

          • Weapon Y

            He could’ve had both if he didn’t let DeSean go. I don’t understand why they’re mutually exclusive.

          • GEAGLE

            Cuz Desean makes elite money, if we have to overlook that he isn’t an elite WR he can’t be acting like a prick

          • Tk-rete

            I agree which is why I feel like they should wait till round 2 or 3 and go after the guy who has been caught in the shadows of the so – called best receiver in this draft .Sammy Watkins teammate…Martavis Bryant.
            Chip thinks size and speed elements make for an elite player. Bryant is 6’5″ 208lbs…Ran a 4.42 in the 40. That’s about the best you are gonna get. I think this guy is waaaaaaay underrated in the draft. He looks to be the next AJ Green in the NFL.

        • GEAGLE

          Excuse you? When the hell have you ever seen me pound the table for Mike Evans? Point is there are a like 10 big bodied. FAST WRs to be had who won’t be drafted in the top 21, so why would I want to spend 22 on cooks?,why wouldn’t I rather trade back 15 spots, get an extra pick and draft elite BIG TE Jenkins AND Moncreif,Robinson or Mathews? There are higher ceiling WRs to be had in round 2, cooks is just more polished..drafting for who the best rookie will be is AMATUER hour…you take the talent you can develop into the best player 3 years from now…we can trade back, get an extra pick and get a WR who will be better than cooks 3 years from now,,,yet everyone all of the sudden wants to regurgitate this cooks name when two months ago half the people didn’t even know he existed…

        • GEAGLE

          Please don’t respond to me if you are going to make things and put words in my mouth…I post 50 times a day, and literally have NEVER once talked about going to get Evans…I like the kid but I’m one of the few who doesn’t drool over him all day every day, because I don’t view giving up picks for him as realistic

          • paul from nc

            A job might be more productive, or if you have one, concentrating on it, rather than on all the inane posts

      • juaniflaco

        ODB, Cooks, or Robinson seem like the most bust-proof WRs in the draft, and they are guaranteed to get one of them at 22. They have enough other needs and this draft is so deep that it would be idiotic to walk away with only 3 picks, and I think trading future high round picks is always a mistake (see Atl with Julio Jones, or RGIII, for different reasons).

      • Andy124

        The heart wants what the heart wants. And the heart wants 6’2″ or taller at WR.

      • TripSquadMonopoly

        Thank you for this…if Chip drafts a small WR (which I know he wont) Ill be pissed.

        • peteike

          that size thing is BS, if a guy can play he can play. Didnt Chip just trade a 5th for Sproles. I like the idea as much as the next guy but I also think CK is smart enough not to discount a player because he doesnt fit exact dimensions. That being said, I think that applies for some positions more than others. Id actually say the skill positions are where he will maybe be a tad more lenient.

          • GEAGLE

            So you think this tiny WR is the only WR in a stacked draft who can play? This is your rare opportunity to get an elite BIG bodied WR talent, and you talkin Brandon Cooks? Only WR under 6’2 who is so good that it’s worth considering is ODB…and you don’t have to tell me how good Cooks is, I’m fully aware of it and have been a fan of his longer than most fans who argue for him have known his name :)

          • peteike

            never said that or any particular player. Only saying or hoping really that chip is smart enough not to discount a player because he doesnt fit his ideal dimensions. Esp think it might apply for a guy that is not a toothpick but maybe not as tall as hed want. Big bodies but smaller, I guess Sproles is actually kind of like that. More just stating that is not an all or nothing requirement. Dont think you are either but ya, the point that there are so many potentially good big bodies guys in this draft applies. I still hope they trade down like you say, Im hoping for A Rob myself with one of those 2nds or late 1st they trade down for and an OLB

          • GEAGLE

            Dude..of course he won’t discount players it they don’t meet his cookie cutter mold…for example he isn’t going to draft Adrian Hubbard because he is his ideal 6’6 OLB with long arms, and pass on Marcus smith just because he he is only 6’3-6’4 when Marcus is an infinitely better player…but in Cooks situation, he may be a better WR TODAY, but he DOES NOT have a higher Ceiling than some of the WR you can get in rounds two…and I have no interest in playing scared and drafting a safer player, when their is better potential to be had later…I wouldn’t trust Andy to swing for the fences and draft the 20yr old with elite ceiling, but I have too much respect for Chips player development and the emphasis he puts in the interview process to play scared and draft a more polished player, while passing on 20yr old babies with ELITE upside!!
            ,,,
            Now if Cooks was in last years draft, I woulda drafted his tiny self as the 2nd WR off the board after Cordarell…but I think drafting m in THIS draft is dumb, and all the fans who are pounding the table for Cooks today, will be bitching 3 years from now saying they could have had the next Josh Gordon in round two or 3…

          • peteike

            yup, in Chip we trust in terms of building guys up. I was all about that part of his resume coming in. Hes proven it on both college level and now in pros.

          • GEAGLE

            So why the hell would we settle on someone a little more polished a round earlier when we can have about 5 kids with higher upside a round later? You either trust Chip or you don’t….Cooks will be a good player, but I guarentee 80% of the people clamoring for him now, will be bitching 3 years from now when elite WRs are developed from round two

          • peteike

            is Lee considered more polished as well but not ideal dimensions? I could see him going there at 22. Im not on the cooks wagon as I mentioned above was just generalizing about the dimension talk.

          • GEAGLE

            Yeah Lee is a wildcard for sure. Me personally, I wouldn’t want to draft him in round 1, when I see what we can have a round later! but I do acknowledge that Chip might love him and pull the trigger on him at 22…I would actually prefer cooks, but I think my guess is Lee would be more realistic for Chip at 22, then cooks…my personal opinion, if you can’t get Evans,Watkins or ODB at 22, no one else is soooo much better then the WR we can get in round 2, so I would much rather just trade out of round 1 if we cant get ODB….but Lee and chips potential love for him, does worry me, where as I might be naive but I’m not at all concerned about us calling cooks name at 22…Lee is a concern of mine for sure,,
            ..,
            Which is kind of crazy because if we were having this convo a year ago, we would be talking about Lee as if he were Sammy Watkins…so if we do draft Lee, I’ll just pop in his tape from two years ago. And get over it quickly :)

          • peteike

            oh my bad, I see where Cooks is in the original comment. That or you arent seeing my screen name per refresh haha. I think I just wanted to make that point and threw that comment in that spot, not really addressing first comment in thread

          • GEAGLE

            Again, I like cooks…I just a convinced 3 years from now, there will be a better WR or two drafted a round later…I’m tired of being in the position of saying we took Graham instead of Earl Thomas…cooks is a good player we would be lucky to have, but in THIS draft, someone will get a better WR a round later, and I would prefer that someone to be us…shame I have to downplay a WR I like a lot in cooks to make the point…..my beef isnt cooks, it’s what’s available a round later

          • Eagles1018

            Don’t forget Cody Latimer. I’d love us to grab him

          • GEAGLE

            Prefer Jeff Janis and he can be had two rounds later than Cody

      • Harpy Eagle

        There is more to size than just height and weight, and regardless of how tall they are both Cooks and ODB play with size. Both go over the middle and fight for the ball unlike some of the other bigger wr’s. Hell for all his size Evans only did half the reps of Cooks on the bench press. Edit: percentile wise

        I’d be happy with either of them but I think ODB get a slight edge in RAC and return ability while Cooks gets a slight edge in speed and rout running. I would take either of them over Evans.

    • Amar (India)

      Would you do that for Julio Jones ? I don’t think the Falcons are regretting giving up all those draft picks after Julio lit up the field in 2012.

      • FluxCapacitor

        Last I saw their DL and OL sucks…so I would say yes they do.

      • MediaMike

        Julio has half of a foot and isn’t that good. He’s not playing with a HOF TE anymore and is coming off of a significant re-injury of an existing bad injury. Julio is more likely to be a flash in the pan than elite.

  • GEAGLE

    Lol this is the time of misinformation, not the Time where the eagles completely change the way they operate and start announcing their plans to the world…

    • ACViking

      No. No. No.

      This is exactly the time to be honest.

      Kelly’s using the NFL’s “Conventional Wisdom” that no one would seriously state their intentions openly against the rest of the league.

      The Eagles claim to be interested in moving up to get Evans and in drafting Cooks and Lee.

      The rest of the NFL says “smoke screen.”

      Wrong! Not a smoke screen.

      Kelly’s nothing if not iconoclastic about “Conventional Wisdom.”

      • anon

        We all said that when they were telegraphing that we weren’t paying for Byrd. I sort of take them at their word. I think if he drops to mid round then well try but won’t sell whole draft.

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    • George

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      • Jason

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  • usmcnole

    I’d rather trade back and get KB if they go big wr

  • Tautalatasi Jr.

    Maybe Howie will be able to fleece Cleveland’s GM Kevin Costner and take our 7th round pick from next year to move up to Cleveland’s spot. Cleveland’s GM is new at this he’s more likely good at being a bodyguard, a U.S Calvary Soldier, or a post-apocalyptic fish man. Not an NFL general manager

    • john

      Ty for the laugh. This shit us funny

    • Johnny Domino

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      What ??!!

      • Tautalatasi Jr.

        lol I never saw the postman, wasn’t it waterworld on land??

        • Johnny Domino

          A stranger in a strange land, then throw in some Henry V and a Tom Petty cameo.

          Next up: Red Dawn, The Musical

          • Tautalatasi Jr.

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          • Johnny Domino

            Holy carp, didn’t know that really was a thing.

  • munchie

    That’s philly fucking problem they always go for offense but what about the D…they need major help and every year these guys can’t make a fucking tackle to save their life.So they need to work on Defense that way we dont have to worry about getting scored on every drive

    • knighn

      1st picks for the last 15 drafts (starting with A. Reid):
      7 Offense
      8 Defense
      (Note: in two of the drafts the Eagles 1st pick was in the 2nd round)

    • jt521

      the D didn’t get scored on every drive last season. you’re thinking of the year before with the wide-9. last season’s defense was much improved. the rankings don’t bear it out, but they’re skewed because of the style of Eagles’ play. they have a great core of young players now, just need to add a solid pass rusher. the only reason the CB’s played so soft was because there was no rush and they had Chung helping over the top. Plus this draft isn’t stocked full of first round impact OLB’s or S. It’s not like we could get Clowney. Get the stud wideout and focus on value picks for D in later rounds.

    • Maggie

      Calm down. They are all just trying to make a living for a few years before a smashed knee forces a career change. And 99% want to win.

  • DoctorRick

    Man, sometimes I feel like there are too many holes and not enough picks. We still need help at OLB, safety, interior line, WR and still ave Henery as kicker. We’re doomed!

    OK, I’m over that. It is suspenseful though, waiting to find out what actually happens.

    • Rambler

      Its not my original idea, and not sure where I heard it first… but wouldn’t it be awesome if teams could “purchase” additional picks. Each higher round pick would have an associated higher cost with it. Maybe the cost would be a hit to that team’s salary cap. So in that case, teams like the Eagles that continually manage the cap well can buy an additional high pick or two. Just wishful thinking in such a deep draft. There are so many guys that I want to see in Eagles green…

    • Eagles1018

      Oh sh*t I forgot we need a new kicker! We gotta trade back and get more picks. The top 2 guys coming out this year are getting drafted they won’t be UDFAs. And they’re talking about moving the extra point back. Henery might miss half of those….trade back…….

      • MediaMike

        You’ll be reminded of that as soon as Henery’s first limp legged kickoff results in another long return.

  • Rick H

    Again I state that I officially have no idea who the Eagles are going to take in RD1.
    NO ONE does! I like conversing about various players but the Eagles have me in the dark.

    • cliff henny

      maybe not, mean Kelly is telling us what he wants. 6’2 200+,has a straight up hand fetish(wonder if kelly’s master of his own domain), and has to beat M2M. we just never believe him. i doubt Cooks is choice, ODB has a chance since he plays much bigger than he is. in rds 2-7 when eagles pick, there will be a 6’2 200 sub 4.55 40 on the board when Eagles pick.

      • Rick H

        I seriously will be impressed if one of us that comment on this board picks the Eagles 1st round pick. I know and agree with you that he wants a big receiver with the complete package. I like that thinking but anyone tell me they won’t take Ha Ha Dix or Barr or Mosley… if they are there at #22. They are really good prospects for the defense that must be considered.
        Maybe a complete curve ball if they take Nix the nose tackle from ND (probably not but…) How about Dennard if he falls or Fuller at #22???

        • GEAGLE

          There won’t be a first round pick…do I get points for guessing that? Round two will be Sefarian Jenkins. Van Noy, Allen Robinson! Moncreif or attaboy…we will draft Deandre Coleman, not sure if it will be in round 5 or 6, but I’ll bet anything we want I him to back up Logan

          • Rick H

            Points to be tallied after thr draft#

  • cliff henny

    horrible tats and all, I love this guy!

  • Tom W

    Trade up for Evans is basically impossible. He get no lower than 10 to the lions if not buffalo at 9 but probably bucs at 7 who just traded mike Williams.

    Say 10 he gets too for shits … That’s 1300 pts in deepest draft ever, 22 is 780. Need 520. Next years first is NOT viewed same by nfl as this years first. It’s a round cheaper. So lets say 22d pick again but worth 22 in second round. That only gets us 360. Still need 160. That’s a third this year. So it will cost at least 22, 86 this year and our first next yr to just get to 10 if he fell. Way way too much for Evans. Maybe Watkins clowney but not Evans. Lets trade back instead plz chip or trade next years first and graham for dion Jordan on June 1st.

    • JosephR2225

      Maybe we can plant drugs on him or hire a woman to say he sexually assaulted her or something to make his stock drop. Otherwise, it’s a pipe dream.

    • Dan

      Point scale is irrelevant. First off nobody has used it since the 90s and secondly in deep drafts it’s even less relevant as it overvalued early picks. Agree trading up makes no sense.

      Also I don’t think we go wr in the first. Wrs are going to fall like stones this year as everyone knows there is one just about as good to have next round.

      • Tom w

        Everyone still uses the trade chart. Cowboys trade last year Only way everyone can be on same page. It’s weighted give or take 100 pts but it’s the standard not necessarily the bible but standard. Trade chart is absolutely not ancient or not used. I understand the deep draft concern but teams could say the same in a shallow draft going the other way

      • Tom w

        And eagles don’t draft postions they draft players. Saying a wr is just a round later is completely untrue. This isn’t fantasy football. The wrs at 22 are better prospects than those at 54. Saying otherwise is lazy. We have a personnel department like every other NFL team who spends millions scouting these guys and hiring investigators to check their character and skeletons. 90 perce t of the teams are on the same page in the first 100 picks and value like that doesn’t drop a round without major character or injury concerns. Yes wr is deep this yr but first round wr is not same as a wr 32 picks later. Odb is a lot better than say a martavius Bryant etc. And eagles don’t draft via positional scarcity. Howie and chip have said as much numerous times. So they don’t care if wr is deep. They draft pkayers not positions

      • MediaMike

        The point scale is far from irrelevant. It was somewhat diminished in the era of Sam Bradford salaries for first round draft picks, but it is still an appropriate tool to use for approximate value of draft picks.

    • Will

      Next years 1st = 33rd overall or 580 points…

      • Tom w

        Next years first loses value … Like time value of money. Teams deflate the value of a pick in the future by a round so a first next year is worth a second this year… A third next year is worth a fourth this year … And so on. I thought I explained that fairly quickly once alreadyy but I guess I wasn’t clear enough. I understand how to add the points but a pick next year is worth less bc you are not getting the use of the player for a year vs a player or pick in the present draft. Next years first is not worth a first rounder in this draft. It’s worth a round less.

        • Will

          Teams do it two ways a 1st in 2015 is = to a 2nd RD 1st pick or 580 points…
          Some teams a 1st in 2015 is = to a 2nd RD middle 16th pick or 420 points…

          • Tom w

            I hear ya. Guess it depends on the team. Definitely don’t wanna trade up except maybe 3 spots to get Barr. Would much rather trade next years first and graham for Jordan on June first. Only way dolphins do it too w being able to split the dead money.

          • Will

            Eagles offered Graham and our second pick, the fins wanted Graham and our first pick fins said they eat the 10 million salary cap hit…it might still happen…I love your idea next year’s first and Graham…

          • UKEagle99

            If that is true and we want him, he is ours at some point.

          • GEAGLE

            Yup yup

      • MediaMike

        I fully expect next year’s first round pick to be #30. I will only accept being 2nd to Seattle in the NFC as the Seahawks keep a temporary hold on our Lombardi trophy!

  • Will

    Your Picks:

    Round 1 Pick 6 (ATL): Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M (A)
    Round 1 Pick 22: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 22: Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 22: Keith McGill, CB, Utah (B+)
    Round 4 Pick 24 (K.C.): Daniel McCullers, DT, Tennessee (A)
    Round 5 Pick 22: Chris Boswell, K, Rice (B)
    Round 6 Pick 26 (N.O.): Brandon Linder, OG, Miami (Fla.) (F)
    Round 7 Pick 22: De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon (B)

  • Dirt

    4.53? You know who else ran a 4.53? Riley Cooper. Is that the kind of elite speed we need to trade up for?

    • Javi Echie

      That’s a valid point but I don’t think it matters because of the careers both players had in college. Mike Evans out produced Riley Cooper in college and played two less years.

  • oreofestar

    We won’t trade up but Evans is one of the 2 players Chip would trade up for in this draft he if he were too, but he won’t so don’t try and get my hope up by riling me up Shiel

  • FluxCapacitor

    This is the draft to move back, not move up. Unless you are a SF, Denver, or NE type where you think you are “this close” and really believe a rookie can put you there…you want more of this draft class, not less.

  • Warhound

    OT but I had to share. —- “If the Eagles can somehow find a way to acquire Jordan, it would be a major upgrade at defensive end. With Trent Cole on one side and Jordan on the other, suddenly the Eagles would be a much more dangerous group in terms of rushing the quarterback.” — That appeared on ESPN. Unreal! Half the posters here could do a better job than the guy who wrote this.

    • FluxCapacitor

      Did they also say they could win an OT shootout during March Madness?

      • Warhound

        cool name

    • Will

      Dion and Barwin you mean…lol…

    • Andy124

      Who wrote that? That’s hilarious.

  • Will

    The Eagles next year’s 2015 1st and Brandon Graham for Dion Jordan! Tom W’s brain child I love it…Would you do it?

    • peteike

      no, not all in on Jordan. Prefer they trade back and take ARob and an OLB with first 2 picks. Keep that first round pick, thats too valuable, would rather not take that gamble.

      • Jernst

        Next yrs first rd pick not this yrs.

      • GEAGLE

        Gamble? drafting college kids whether you believe in them or not, is much more of a gamble than trading for a top talent who our HC and DL coach know so well, and who our GM views as an elite 3-4OLB talent….Barr is the only OLB talent that compares to Dion, but Barr is as much of a gamble if not more…unless we can get Barr, YOU GET Dion if you can!!!

  • Salwc2k

    Why trade up for a wide receiver in a draft that is pretty loaded with WR talent? Why give up a lot for not that much more in return? I think everyone forgets just how bad our “D” is even though they played well at times last year. And we only have 6 picks to boot. Bad move to give up more than what we have for something that is plentiful.

    • GEAGLE

      Ou defense isn’t bad….it’s a work in progress. Add 3 players to it, and we will be in good shape. Use this draft to get the front 7 where it needs to be, and next years draft to re-do the secondary…

      Offensive weapons and front 7 in this draft

      OL and secondary in next years draft

      And we will be set

  • HowieGambleChipsAllDay

    ILB- KHAIRI FORTE’s SPIDER IS RIDICULOUS

    http://mockdraftable.com/player/4449/

    • HowieGambleChipsAllDay

      Also WR-Jeff Jannis has a nasty Spider! Both these guys look like Khalil Mack’s, which is crazy as well.

      http://mockdraftable.com/player/4498/

      • GEAGLE

        Think Chip is going to LOVE the division two Chip on Janis’s shoulder…
        ..,
        Austin Sefarian Jenkins,
        Moncreif or A-Rob
        Janis.

        That would be an awesome draft..

  • JoeD26

    if the eagles got evans, we would have the best red zone offense in the league for years to come. Evans is a monster in the redzone. He would take a lot of pressure off maclin andhelp him flourish. Not to mention you have ertz and cooper who are gonna have the best season of their carears. If that isnt convincing enough then add sproles and mccoy in the back field and you have an offense that could easily challenge denver as best in the league. Cooks is great but we have down field threats in cooper and maclin. We could offer them RB brown or LB graham to buccs(since all mock drafs have him going there the earliest). Plus a future three along with our first this year. Dont be suprised if they male something happen. Itll be hard if they get it done but not impossible.

  • Rob Mullen

    There are just a few players that are guaranteed play makers in the NFL and Evans is one of them. Evans in my opinion the best WR in the draft. If the ball is up for grabs he comes down with it. We know Foles likes to throw the high arching ball and let the receivers go and get it. Evans would be Foles new best friend. Evans is made to win the one on one match ups that Kelly was referring to. I was watching Ha Ha Dix game footage and all I saw was Evans beating the Alabama secondary over and over. He is one of those special players you don’t see every year.

    I don’t know why Cooks is getting so much hype. He measures well at the combine but I don’t see the break away quickness on the field. You could see it when DeSean came out in the draft that break away ability that Cooks doesn’t show.

    I also have heard a lot of hype about Kelvin Benjamin from Florida State. He has the size but he doesn’t battle for the ball like Evans. There is a big difference between Evans and Kelvin Benjamin when the ball is up for grabs. Evans is special and would be hard to stop in the Red Zone.

    The only question I have is what would it take to go to Pick 10 and get him?

    • MediaMike

      I don’t know if the Eagles value wideout at all, so moving up to get Evans seems like a stretch to me………………..but your analysis of Evans vs. Benjamin is 200% correct.

    • NickS1

      Not sure where you heard about K Benjamin not going up for jump balls. That dude has made some seriously difficult and clutch catches in traffic. His problem is dropping the easy ones.

      • GEAGLE

        Stay away from KB…his agent is Eugene Parker….we don’t need that type of headache 4 years from now, when his rookie contract expires and he is 28years old

  • Will

    26 days till the draft….

  • GEAGLE

    Hate waking up to the same thread as yesterday grrrrrrrr

  • GEAGLE

    eagles sent Duce to Auburn to check out RB Tre Mason…I friggin knew Chip would like that RB…no one talks about it, but don’t sleep on Chip drafting this RB, which would probably piss me off, although I do know how good he is, since I nk how we would be interested,…

    • cliff henny

      neither brown or polk showed much, and if we want shady to be shady for another 4 yrs, someone else has to get quality touches.

      • GEAGLE

        Yeah well, I’d prefer addressing it when we don’t only have 6 picks

        • cliff henny

          run shady into ground, can have 200 picks in ’15, wont matter.

          • GEAGLE

            Shady dosnt even get hit by DL

          • cliff henny

            he does great job, but it’s not like lbs hit’s are love taps. have no issue in starting to save wear and tear on shady a year or 2 early. maybe if they do now, he wont fall off ledge at 30. though he’s so young, might have to move that number up yr or 2.
            .
            if going to be running team, makes some sense in investing in quality #2 back instead of 2 early WRs. plus, I just don’t like brown

          • GEAGLE

            I’d prefer addressing major weaknesses before worrying about contingency plans for our 25yr old all pro…he barely even,comes out of the game…it’s not like Polk none Bryce blew all these great opportunities they were given..

          • cliff henny

            BB got touches, did nothing with them, except run backwards, OB or get tripped by chalk.

          • GEAGLE

            BB played well down the stretch…then again, i don’t believe in judging players the first time playing in a new scheme, because I don’t believe it’s the best it will ever get for them…but to each his own,,.know you hate Bryce, so no point in going down this road. I don’t give a crap about Bryce, I would just rather protect ourselves from doing dumb ish like trading away guys who go on to play well for another team..so I’d rather hold on to a guy one year extra to really know what we are trading away

  • GEAGLE

    Cleveland matched jaguars insane contract for Alex mack
    .,,
    We blew an opportunity to trade for Browns edge terror Jabaal Sheard, now Brons new coach loves his violent play…smh…we should have traded BG for him the moment the Browns drafted Mingo….grrrrr

  • GEAGLE

    DE/OLB Larry Webster from Bloomsburg will visit the eagles

    • NickS1

      Ex-basketball player. Howie’s chasing his dream.

    • cliff henny

      read they worked him out more as TE

      • GEAGLE

        Yup, not just us, but even at th combine he has been working as a TE

    • MediaMike

      Bloom is trash. You need some West Chester University Golden Rams on your squad if you’re trying to get talent from D2.

  • Will

    Your Picks:

    Round 1 Pick 11 (TENN): Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M (A)
    Round 2 Pick 22: Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 22: Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State (A-)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Antone Exum, CB, Virginia Tech (A-)
    Round 5 Pick 22: Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers (A-)
    Round 7 Pick 22: John Urschel, OG, Penn State (B-)

    Waited till the 9th pick to try and trade up with next year’s 1st and this year’s 1st…this could be how it shakes out if the Eagle’s get lucky…

    • cliff henny

      almost wish eags take D Lawrence, so the national perception of Kelly being apprehensive of character flaws is shot in ass.

      • GEAGLE

        Watched him all week…I was wrong, we won’t be interested

        • Will

          who D Lawrence?

          • GEAGLE

            Yeah

  • dislikedisqus

    If it’s a deep draft it would be a bad udea to trade up.

    • Will

      and hard to trade back as well…

  • Johnny Domino

    Move up for Evans, trade #22 for Jordan, whatever picks left or you can trade programmatic non-fits like Graham for = depth. Call it a draft, see you at TC.

    • Joe L

      If you’re moving up for Evans, then #22 is part of that deal.

      • Johnny Domino

        You could be right, and it may not take #22 to get Jordan. I think that they were close to a deal for Graham, a second and another pick/player might get that done yet. If the QB Cleveland wants is gone at #4, they might deal as they have another 1st rd pick. Or somebody might take a 2015 pick for the Evans slot.

      • Johnny Domino

        But if it’s an either/or, I take Jordan.

  • Jeff Asay

    Trading down for more picks in a strong draft is the way to go. Teams that mortgage picks to move up are the foolish ones. Unless you’re 49ers with an embarrassment of riches.

  • Terrence Kemp

    I see why coach kelly has Evans high on the list Evans has the size and body control of a tight end but he plays the WR positions. He reminds me of Jimmy Graham from the saints but at the WR position. He knows how to use his body and hands to shield the ball from the defense. Evens wont give you to many exciting plays after the catch but he can possibly be a clutch playmaker for the Eagles. My only concern with evens is his after the catch ability and he seems tight and stiff when he runs route. I do like cook he’s a beast but he has to show he can get of the line in press but that was the same issue with Djax. Now if Brandin cook gets his hands on the ball watch out. The thing that makes cook different from Djax is he has more weight on him and he’s stronger. I Really like Allen Robinson from Penn State, he has great ball skills and he has crazy after the catch ability and he has size. I also like Beckham Jr from LSU his hands are crazy, he has that go get mentality you want from a WR. With all the WR and any draft pick for that matter its a gamble and no one knows what these kids will do once they make it to the NFL. Not us, not the teams and not even the players themselves. Only time will tell what they pane out to be in the NFL. I know a few people who play in the NFL and they all say the same thing about the difference from College to the pros SPEED AND STRENGTH is on a whole other level.

  • Trey Warner

    And give up a 2nd and maybe a 4th round pick in a great draft uhh no

  • SoCalEaglesFan

    Megatron runs a 4.3 40. — Evans 4.56. Most of the top 10 WR’s in the NFL run faster than Evans. Don’t see this guy becoming special. Good perhaps, but special, no.

    This might be another draft where the top two or three WR’s drafted don’t have the best career of the draft class. It might backfire trading up for them.