Draft Daily: One-On-One With Pryor

NCAA Football: Russell Athletic Bowl-Miami vs Louisville
Calvin Pryor
was on the road en route to Cincinnati when Birds 24/7 caught up with him.

Considered the top safety in this draft class alongside Alabama’s Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, the Louisville slugger has been a man in demand during the pre-draft process. His travels have taken him to Tennessee, Pittsburgh, Chicago and New Orleans, he says. Up next, the Bengals. And next week he’s scheduled to meet with the Falcons and Jets.

Philadelphia is not on the itinerary, however, and the Eagles have not held a private workout for Pryor. Does that mean he is off the team’s radar?


Not necessarily. Pre-draft visits don't always speak to draft-day intentions. And it's not like the Eagles haven't done their homework on the 5-11, 207- pound bruiser.

Pryor said he had a 15-minute meeting with the Eagles' brass at the combine, where he was asked about his background and his family life, among other things. He talked football with one of the defensive backs coaches.

"They said they would love to have me, and if they draft me I would love to be there," said Pryor. "But that's with any team. Every team says something in that way."

Chip Kelly also attended Louisville's Pro Day and spoke with Pryor afterwards.

"It was very good talking to him. He let me know I did very well and that he was very impressed," said Pryor. "He's heading Philadelphia in the right direction."

Safe to say, Pryor's style of play resonates with this fan base.

Watch the way he sacrifices his body in the name of a big hit, the fear factor that he brings to the middle of the field, and it almost reminds you of...

"Brian Dawkins," said Pryor, when asked what safeties he looked up to when he was young and impressionable. (Dawkins was the only name he mentioned.) Pryor's uncle, Perez Davis, played offensive line for Clemson when Dawkins was there and would always talk the safety up. Pryor followed Dawkins' career with the Eagles, and his approach hit home.

"I was a big fan of Brian Dawkins," he said. "He's very intelligent as well. I've had people say that plenty of times. He's very smart. And when you're very intelligent like that, you're able to play fast."

Pryor was even hoping to attend Clemson, but the coaching staff wanted him to play running back. He opted for Louisville and the chance to punish people instead. He racked up 218 tackles (11 for a loss), seven interceptions and nine forced fumbles in his three years with the Cardinals. The Florida native, who ran a 4.58 at the combine, is projected to go in the first round, though opinions vary as to exactly how early. Pryor plans on hanging out in the green room in New York on draft day and just taking it as it comes.

There are two questions as it pertains to the Eagles: 1) Will he be there at 22, and 2) is he a fit for Billy Davis' defense? Howie Roseman noted at the combine that there are some defensive players "that may be highly rated by other teams [but] may not be factors for us because they don't fit." Kelly and Davis want versatile safeties that are interchangeable [see Malcolm Jenkins]. Pryor is sometimes labeled as more of a strong safety because of his hitting prowess and the way that he was deployed at Lousiville.

"It goes way deeper than that, man," said Pryor. "People better understand what type of defensive scheme you're playing in. Some schemes don't allow you to play as much man. Some schemes you play fire zone. It's all different depending on what type of scheme you play. I know what type of ability I have."

Pryor had 18 passes defensed while at Louisville to go with the seven picks.

"Calvin has proven that he can cover, he can run and is quick while also being a real enforcer in the back," said agent Isaac Conner. "He is a tough, hard-nosed kid and that's the city of Philadelphia. He would be a nice fit for the Eagles."

It's yet to be seen whether the Eagles feel the same way, or if they'll even have the opportunity to pull the trigger.

"They have to make that decision," said Pryor. "What I have to do is continue to focus on me, practice my craft as best I can, keep working out and whatever happens, happens."

Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.

  • Philip Soloninka

    The Louisville Slugger….

    • Richard Colton

      great name. do you know if that was his nickname in college or did Tim make it up?

      • Philip Soloninka

        I think I have seen it before this article, but I am totally down with giving Tim credit, at least among this crew.

  • TNA

    Impressive. He’s a concussion and helmet-to-helmet penalty waiting to happen. I haven’t watched a lot of film on him but does he get ole’d frequently? He seems to put his head down early when he goes in for the hit. But it looks like plays like a beast.

  • Joe L

    He definitely plays like a young Dawkins. He can get wild sometimes, but the punishment he puts on guys is impressive.

  • usmcnole

    I’ll take one those please

  • Adam G

    I would guess I’m in the minority, but I don’t put a premium on big hitting alone because of the new rules. Much more concerned with cover ability, anticipation and playmaking, assuming he is still a good tackler.

    • peteike

      Theres still something to be said for setting the tone in a game and playing with an edge. He and Sconces would get along fine together I think, get that D fired up. But yes, I cant disagree with that line of thinking but damn, how boring and lackluster is that. We grew up on big hits and thinking that was football.

      • Adam G

        Big hits are definitely exciting, and the fans really do enjoy them, minus the whole taking years off of players lives, but playing within the current rules big hits are a detriment. I feel like even when there is a huge legal hit the flags come out just because it was a big hit.

        • peteike

          totally, they throw flags so easily now. I cant disagree at all, just disappointed I think when you realize it really has been taken out of the game quite a bit. I mean Im fine with banning the helmet to helmet stuff and understand that completely. Im not one of those guys claiming its ruining the game. I just wish there was a way they could reverse the flags on replay if its a legal hit or one that isnt intentional. They dont reverse those if Im not mistaken, 15 yarders stand no?

          • Adam G

            Yeah, you can’t review those. Although Belichick is trying to get every play allowable to be reviewed. We’ll see if that happens.

          • All Things Bad@ss

            Pretty sure review of personal foul penalties got shot down at league meeting. So many unnecessary yellow hankies thrown since player safety became a big issue … don’t see how this wasn’t unanimously voted up. Bad penalties like that are so often game changers. I think we’ll see it in the future.

        • JofreyRice

          gotta admit it does set a tone if you can do it right. Kam Chancellor destroying Demaryius Thomas on that little crosser route in the SB was big. Bernard Pollard knocking Stevan Ridley clean out in the AFCCG seemed to change the complexion of that game, too. I don’t think the big hitting safety has gone completely the way of the Dodo, yet, but I agree that the penalty enforcement on hits is at an all-time high.

          That being said, I don’t care for Pryor. Smaller than expected, slower than expected, and for a safety that hangs his hat on run defense, I thought his open field tackling left something to be desired. Don’t want him at #22.

          • Corey Dawson

            Saw the same thing on his open field tackling. He’s a big hitter, but he does so by getting low and throwing his shoulder. He doesn’t wrap, and quicker receivers and running backs are going to make him pay for that.

            edit: That said, wrapping could be drilled into him, but I doubt it would be.

            edit edit: This is the one reason I don’t like comparing him to Dawk, who hit people, wrapped, and drove them.

          • James Hathaway

            And suplexed them, and superman dove at them, and altered the career of te’s that used to play with Vick…. Dawk did a lot of things. Can we stop looking for a replacement? I don’t think that the Lions are looking for the next Barry Sanders.

          • James Hathaway

            (When I mean stop looking for a replacement, I mean stop looking for the next Dawk. Sadly, they don’t grow on trees. Hopefully in labs some day, but not yet.)

      • anon

        Still think a well placed big hit makes a statement in the game. It can’t be like Goldson, but if we knocked one guy unconscious per game i wouldn’t lose sleep over it. #worldstar

    • Brandon

      Tell that Chancellor in the Super Bowl.

      • Adam G

        Going to say that Chancellor is more than just a hard hitting safety.

  • James Hathaway

    A.) This guy plays like a more athletic Donte Whitner. Expect our defensive penalties to go up if we can somehow find a way to snag him.

    B.) This dude hits like a freight train.

    C.) I am actually kind of scared for some of the players that got bludgeoned in this clip. Some were downright scary hits. NFL is trying to move away from this style…

    • peteike

      oh wow, I had not watched nay clips of this guy, freight train is right. He comes flying in like a rocket, love that speed. Also love the shoulder hit on the RB, lays him out. I think Im sold.

    • Clamdigger

      In the regular season, maybe, but it’s like the Wild West in the playoffs.

    • G_WallyHunter

      Ya a few of those were definitely penalties possible game suspensions..

  • Justin

    Yes, please.

  • anon

    “He’s very smart. And when you’re very intelligent like that, you’re able to play fast.”
    Think that’s the biggest takeaway for me.

    • UKEagle99

      A safety with a takeaway, already a big improvement.

  • Chris

    I feel like we just need more dreads in the secondary, just in general. I mean, look at Seattle.

    • Richard Colton

      dread not dreads

      • Chris

        Can’t it be both?

        • Richard Colton

          sign me up

        • Andy124

          I thought he was saying not to dread dreads.

          • Chris

            Dread not? Or dread Knot? Now i’m really confused.

          • ochospantalones

            Dreadnought

          • myeaglescantwin

            To dread, or not to dreads

          • Andy124

            does he dread jake knott growing dreads?

    • Johnny Domino

      Missing Al Harris?

  • Brandon Schlosser

    All I can say is OW! I mean wow!

  • Token

    In the 2nd round sure. But not a 1st round talent.

    • peteike

      or is he simply because the value of good safety play is so important and so hard to find quality now.

      • Richard Colton

        I heard we drafted Brandon Graham over Earl Thomas.

        • G_WallyHunter

          That’s preposterous, where’d you hear that

        • UKEagle99

          You had to go there…smh

      • Token

        Well I think thats exactly the reason he will go in the 1st round. Because safety is very important and theres a lack of quality ones. So teams will reach a bit. Doesnt mean hes a 1st round talent. Just supply and demand.

    • Richard Colton

      He’s a top 32 pick. But yeah, I agree, he’ll probably be over drafted.

  • guest

    A big college hitter, but his frame looks a little slight to me. I’d be afraid of the Michael Lewis problem. Hits guys so hard he injures himself.

  • anon

    Watching the video – reminds me of a Kerry Rhodes. The only problem is that I didn’t see one really good wrap up style tackle in that video. How many times have you seen a shoulder/launch tackle miss – hate watching them on sunday? We play SEA this year is he going to shoulder tackle beast mode, frank gore? Remember when Wolff shoulder tackled Dez? It was awesome, but then Wolff was out for the rest of the game so ultimately not that effective.

    • Average__Joseph

      I saw and thought the same thing.

  • DetmerWonAHeisman

    I’d be OK with him getting one flag per game, because the intimidation factor he would bring throughout 4 quarters would equal at LEAST one alligator-arm dropped pass for a first down every game…any more drops would turn into positive yards for the Eagles. Reminds me of a hybrid B-Dawk and Andre Waters….(Would also like to see the Flyers pick him up for the Rangers series…..)

  • peteike

    wow I just got a comment sent to be reviewed for language. Oops, never saw that before. Maybe they let em through if they arent rude/insulting etc

  • GEAGLE

    Baby,Bob sanders

    • NickS1

      “Big” Baby Bob Sanders. Sanders was just a little guy.

    • Adam G

      If he was a baby Bob Sanders he would be a midget.

    • Richard Colton

      200 comment thread on James Casey. What happened to you Geags?

      • cliff henny

        read some of that…was getting redundant. mixing of arguments. at time of signing, was fine, fair contract. it allowed for Ertz, that’s worth money right there. who knew celek was finding fountain of youth and Kelly didn’t know what offense he was running sept 1 on March 15th. 2 talents out played him, that’s a good thing. 4m in ’13 or ’14 certainly didn’t stop Eagles from signing anyone, but sure most of would prefer casey and celek cut and Jax on team, if cutting d-jax is stripped down to only a money deal.

        • Richard Colton

          you think he’s an Eagle next year?

          • NickS1

            this coming season, or in 15? this season, 100%, 15, no chance.

          • Richard Colton

            Bold to go 100% for anything with this team. OK – say they draft TE in round 1 or 2. Will you stick to that prediction?

          • NickS1

            Yup, $4m this year, $1m is guaranteed. It’s not like Chung’s addition by subtraction where you eat the $1m because the guy is bottom 5 or 10 at his position. You’re basically saying that extra $3mil is worth keeping him around as insurance. Also, your first cut shouldn’t be Casey, not when guys like DJ2 (is that now just DJ?), Maehl, and Benn are still on the roster. Can put Brad Smith in that category, too.

          • peteike

            are you guys trying to keep this Casey thing going? I can see SK working on his next piece now titled “Was the Casey Signing Worth it in Retrospect” Lets start by looking at his contract and then see what he brought to the field.

          • NickS1

            Yeah, it’s fun.

          • Richard Colton

            you’re right. dead subject. let’s talk Vick vs/ Foles.

          • Andy124

            Foles is better. Just sayin’.

          • Adam G

            Do you know how to google man? His salary is already fully guaranteed.

          • Richard Colton

            I don’t Google salary cap questions, I just ask Cliff.

          • Adam G

            Was in response to Nick, he asked me that before about googling. Casey’s salary is fully guaranteed since March 16th. Point is moot, don’t know how he wouldn’t be on team.

          • Richard Colton

            I know – Nick does the same thing. He’s lazier than I am.

          • cliff henny

            casey’s contract from my understanding has 2m being guaranteed, but Howie has offset language, so if cut, some of that can be recouped if he signs with another team. this seems very much like something Howie would write-it’s getting fairly common and he put it couple of guys signed this yr (think Jenkins has it). if you look at spotrac, they say all become guaranteed, which I doubt, eaglescap says 1m and overthecap says 2m-they often differ, but otc has stepped up game, they were all over new contracts this year. forgot where I read offset language, but know I did, that’s getting fairly common.

          • NickS1

            Roto has it as guaranteed as well. Just throwing that out there.

          • cliff henny

            don’t think those sites get into nitty gritty of it. it’s partially guaranteed, eagles are on hook for 2m. overthecap might even do better job than eaglescap, definitely last 3 or 4 months they have. wonder if that site got heavy investment, lot more articles and brought on more writers. eaglescap hasn’t even updated peters contract yet, otc had it down to penny 2 days after.

          • NickS1

            It would make sense that it would get any investment as opposed to eaglescap since one is for the entire league and the other is just for our team. Eaglescap is probably run by one or two guys.

          • NickS1

            Checked eaglescap.com when I wrote it, which said that 1m was guaranteed. Just now checked spotrac, which stated that the contract became fully guaranteed 5th day of league year. So, in reality, thanks for further bolstering my point that he’s going nowhere.

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

            kind of his shtick

          • NickS1

            Yeah, I picked up on that haha.

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

            Nick, you have to look at the $$$ as a position group, not just individual. Kelly/Howie said so themselves. Helps explain DJax, since Riley got extended and then Maclin $$ (Eagles wanted him long-term, likely they get him mid-season if he comes back healthy).

            DJ2 is gone in camp if beat out, and probably Maehl too; Benn is complete health wild-card. But those guys + Smith, all 4, have less of a cap hit than just Casey.

          • Richard Colton

            can we retire the DJ2 nickname until the guy actually does something? What a zero that guy turned out to be. At least Mohmah is a tall zero.

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

            DJ-TC? as in, for camp purposes only?

          • Richard Colton

            Good one. or DJCB – camp body

          • NickS1

            Can he just retire? At least from the Eagles. Before camp.

          • James Hathaway

            He makes me miss Greg Lewis. Remember that insane game winner he had with Favre against the 49ers? Classic G-Lew.

          • NickS1

            What is as a whole, 10-12mil? Might be a bit high, but we benefit from not paying a QB much, so it’s fine for this year.

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

            with cap increasing, I’d say $15M/yr tops for WR. about 10% of cap, not bad for highest paid skill position group. McCoy is bit of outlier for RBs, but he’s also one of if not best in league. Still in great shape even if Foles does earn big $$$

          • NickS1

            I meant TE

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

            ah sorry. I’d guess around $10M a year tops. Ertz will hopefully grow into superstar, maybe get $6-7 a year, leaves some room for 2nd and 3rd.
            the 2 groups also connected, if we have 2 monster TEs in a year or two who make closer to $12M i’d assume we’ll invest less in WR. Just my take on how Howie is shaping it.

            By ’15, with cap increasing, I’d guess RB/WR/TE account for $30M cap hit, QB (hopefully) $20M, OL maybe $20-25, say another $5 for depth and maybe underestimating, that’s about $75-80 for offense. Good shape.

          • NickS1

            Hey, just in cased you missed it: courtesy of Adam G being so smart and checking a different site than eaglescap, we can now guarantee Casey is here this year. This guy is a genius. He even knows how to use the google!

          • cliff henny

            sure. 4m is nfl chump change now. one thing about Kelly at Oregon is he never came out if same formation with same personal twice. thinking last year, between everyone learning new schemes and qb switch, Kelly limited playbook. this year, bet that bad boy is wide open. say Eages draft ASJ, could see 4 TEs and shady, or if they draft ODB see 4wrs and sproles. good luck knowing which 5 skilled players are coming out each possession
            .
            not sure. see if Celek continues drinking from fountain of Hals. doubt both are back, 9m for hopefully 3rd and 4th TEs, hoping draft guy this year to step.

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

            I think Casey more likely to stay on than Celek for ’15, dude’s been taking big hits for years, and no point cutting down to 2 TEs anyway in case 1 gets hurt, all $ aside

  • Gil

    BOOM…this Pryor kid will be the enforcer Eagles haven’t had since Brian Dawkins left.

    1st round….Calvin Pryor

    2nd round….Jordan Matthews 6’3″ wr Vanderbilt

    3rd round…..Jordan Trip blitzing OLB from Montana

    4th Round…..Shane Skov, beast ILB Stanford

    5th Round…Brandon Coleman 6’6″ wr Rutgers

    6th Round….Prince Shembo OLB Notre Dame

    7th Round….Terrance Mitchell cb Oregon

    • knighn

      Not bad! Quick Question (since you didn’t address initially): where does the 6th round pick come from?

    • Richard Colton

      I have Skov and Terrance Mitchell going in the 3rd. Why do you have them dropping so far? I’ll assume you got a 6th for BG? Like the Shembo pick. I think he’s a sleeper.

      Bonus points for starting out a post with “BOOM.” It announces your presence with authority.

      • cliff henny

        you like Skov? honestly think he looks a little slow on the field. on STs it really comes up, he gets out of position and isn’t a factor in the play. gets in game where he’s spread out in space, think he’s big liability.

        • Richard Colton

          Stanford – smart, instinctive, makes plays, productive.

          Not sure he’s a great fit for the Eagles, I just think he’ll go in the 3rd round.

          • cliff henny

            yup, no doubt. like everything about guy, wish he was step faster. in an old fashion 3 yards and cloud of dust game, would love him. not sure he can play when nfl RBs and TEs spread him out.

    • Tom W

      Really not thrilled about any of those picks except Mitchell and he is probably gone 4-5th rd.

    • Joe L

      Tripp would play inside on our defense.

  • miketd1

    Being a Rutgers fan, I’ve watched this guy closely — he’s the REAL deal. You can teach form tackling, better footwork, and discipline. You CAN’T teach instincts and this guy has them. He’s like a smaller Polamalu — which is perfect because of the rise of spread offenses in the NFL. He’s the prototypical, next-generation hybrid defender. I hope he ends up wearing midnight green. Or at least ends up in a different division.

    • Javi Echie

      I totally agree with you on Pryor and I am also a Rutgers fan. I been here advocating Brandon Coleman and explaining to everyone that doesn’t watch Rutgers how good this kid can be and how much of his troubles were due to poor qb play, poor oline play, and a knee issue that bothered him. You from cental jersey?

      • miketd1

        Yup, central.

        Personally, not sold on Coleman for days 1 or 2, but I like him as a value pick if available in the later rounds.

        • Javi Echie

          I hear ya brotha I’m from Woodbridge myself and attend Rutgers games all the time, a good friend of mine is an assistant rbs coach so I essentially get tickets on the regular. Oh I agree I wasn’t talking about Coleman as a day 1 or 2 pick. I am leaning more towards bottom of the third or 4th round and that he would be great value.

          • Richard Colton

            R!

          • miketd1

            If we go safety & OLB in the first 2 rounds, I’d be rooting for Coleman to be picked (if he wasn’t already).

    • travis papa

      He’s like a same sized polamalu. Polamalu is not big about the exact same size even

    • travis papa

      I was wrong polamalu is 1″ shorter same weight so Pryor is actually a larger polamalu. Technically speaking.

      • Chris

        Polamalu with or without the hair?

  • Amar (India)

    Chip Kelly:Big people beat little people.
    @BrandonBoykin2 : Little people take away the ball and run the other way..

    • knighn

      Like it or not: there is something to this. The Saints got it. They spread the Eagles out by going to 3 WRs and making the Eagles go to the nickle. In the nickle, the Eagles went from 3-4 base to a 4-3 base; and basically replaced Bennie Logan with Brandon Boykin. The Saints then took advantage of the reduction in size and ran the ball… again… and again… and again. There are exceptions to the rule… but a lot of the time: Big People beat up little people.

      • cliff henny

        needed more depth/options. think going nickel made sense-got ball out of best players hand in Brees. if offense plays better in 1st half, wouldn’t of been able to use running strategy in 2nd. this year could drop a Jenkins or Wolf into box if team shows they want to run while still having good coverage options in back.

        • knighn

          “needed more depth / options.” Absolutely. I’m still not sure that I understood the total abandonent of the 3-4 front just because the opposing team went to 3 WR. I would have liked to see the Eagles mix it up a little bit… but unfortunately the Eagles Safety and CB depth was just horrid last year.

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

            exactly, which hindered a 335 (we ran more 4-2)

      • Amar (India)

        The point I was trying to make was, you don’t need Big people at every position.

      • anon

        It’s the same thing we’d try to do to lots of teams which is sort of why i don’t know why Billy Davis was unprepared. We just got out coached in that game.

        • knighn

          I think there is truth in this. Granted: it’s still a big drop in size to go from a LB (DeMeco Ryans / Mychal Kendricks) to a CB (Brandon Boykin) or a S (depth we didn’t have last year) but not as big of a drop as going from a NT (Bennie Logan) to CB / S.
          Looks like TheyCallMeRob also addresses this this (4-2-5 instead of 3-3-5).

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

          i think we were more out-talented. considering the personnel AND the major shift from wide9 to 34 2gap, im amazed we did as well as we did last year. I expected more of a train wreck.

        • knighn

          As I said it, I do realize that it opens another challenge. Stick to the 3-3-5 instead of the 4-2-5 and you’ve got one NT, one LB and one nickel DB on the field instead of two ILB and one nickel DB. With Trent Cole already a liability in the passing game, I can see why the Eagle might want to move away from this… and why Chip Kelly so values versatility.

          The Eagles picked their poison… and they chose to risk the run versus risking the pass… which, going against the Saints, would usually be the correct choice. Still… would have liked to see the Eagles mix it up just a little bit.

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

            forget about the front 7 for a minute too, both of those fronts need 5 good DBs. We had 3 last year (I’ll say Boykin, Fletch, Sconces; Allen was kind of a half). With 1 more decent CB (carroll) and an upgrade at S, we immediately help both those fronts. And I’m also going to assume Wolff improves.
            both also need a big-time passrusher, either from OLB or ILB. That should be addressed as well in the draft. But already, via FA, off to a good start

          • anon

            We’ll get a pass rusher in the draft, don’t think we’ll skimp there i think it’s the biggest need.

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

            of course, i agree wholeheartedly

  • Breakerdog

    He is the one guy that might realistically be on the board at 22 that I would pick straight out and not entertain a trade down. If both him and Ha-Ha are gone as well as the top two rec’s, I would be looking to move down and accumulate picks.

  • cliff henny

    do like seeing WRs getting separated from the ball with extreme prejudice and RBs going down like a sack of potatoes. maybe he leads with shoulder to much, how many of those are 15 yd PFs, but man, do like the idea of a wrecking ball back there.

    • Andy124

      I’m anti-prejudice.

    • James Hathaway

      It’s one of those things where we will all love it until a PF costs us a game.

      • cliff henny

        yup. I’m almost to point of not caring about safety hitting. give me 2 ball hawks that any pass over 20 yards b/t numbers is 50/50 ball. still want sure tacklers, but nfl is getting rid of almost all those hits in that tape, even though most looked clean. college lets players get away with a lot more.

  • peteike

    “Breaking: NFLPA decides #Redskins WR DeSean Jackson owes Drew Rosenhaus $516,415 in unpaid loans and agent fees. Story coming.”

    “Rosenhaus had been seeking $777,793 for loans, interest, credit card charges and insurance premiums from #Redskins WR DeSean Jackson.”

    “Part of what DeSean Jackson owes to Rosenhaus came in the form of a $375,000 interest-free loan he received from the agent when he signed.”

    tweets, sorry, if anyone cares at this point, more Djacc. I think hes got that covered at this point so not sure what story is coming unless he doesnt want to pay it.

    • NickS1

      You’re assuming he still has leftover money of the $5mil check he just cashed. Literally, he cashed it.

      • cliff henny

        could always go to a tittle loan store, sure Jax has a 750k Bentley or something he could put up till 1st gamecheck

        • NickS1

          Are “tittle” loan stores in strip clubs?

          • cliff henny

            yup, sandwiched right in between liquor store and gun shops. pretty much all go hand in hand

          • NickS1

            SC sounds fun.

          • cliff henny

            not sure, don’t venture far out of MB. don’t have to get too far inland till hear dueling banjo’s while driving on unpaved roads with either junkyard or houses with abandoned cars in front yards, little tough to tell difference. SC is 2 different worlds, by ocean, ok, inland is little rough

          • peteike

            ya I noticed that years ago when I traveled down east coast for extended period. Sound like wrong turn style back woods. Charleston was very cool

          • NickS1

            Statement rescinded.

          • All Things Bad@ss

            Virginia Beach epitomizes that. Beach? Awesome. 5 minutes out? Not so much.

          • eagle fan dwn south

            Don’t let everyone know our lil secrets lol (803)

          • Maggie

            Even I had to laugh at that one.

          • A Roy

            Nah. They’re probably owned by former Giant QB Y. A. Tittle.

    • JosephR2225

      Is it weird that I was rooting for Rosenhaus?

  • Tom W

    I’d rather have Haha if at all. Expect both to be gone by 22 w at least 6 teams between 10-21 needing a safety quite bad. Didn’t impress me at combine and came it 3 inches shorter that listed. Played on a very strong defense in a weak conference. Makes plays on ball carriers but feel that trait will be more and more phased out of nfl. can’t really surmise about his coverage abilities in man because he wasn’t asked to do that. Kinda short to cover a te. Rather trade down or take Barr, Haha, Ebron, ODB Gilbert Mosley or Fuller over pryor.

  • CJ

    I’d be pretty happy with this…

    Round 2 Pick 6 (T.B.): Xavier Su’a-Filo, OG, UCLA (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 8 (MINN): Marqise Lee, WR, Southern California (A)
    Round 3 Pick 22: Deone Bucannon, SS, Washington State (A)
    Round 4 Pick 22: Jordan Tripp, OLB, Montana (A)
    Round 5 Pick 22: Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers (A)
    Round 7 Pick 22: Aaron Colvin, CB, Oklahoma (A)

    Traded out of 22 for a 2 and 3, and used my 2 and the other 3 to move back up for Lee after he first chance I got.

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

      yes please.

    • Richard Colton

      There’s a TE corps that will scare the hell out of you: three guys named Brent, CJ, and Zach. Sounds like a Yale fraternity mixer.

  • cliff henny

    CJ2K to NYJ for 2 yrs. both Johnson and Vick are going to get ground into dust by MM, but should be fun for 5 or 6 games

    • peteike

      ya it must be tough to be a Jets fan at this point picking up middle of the road players to remain middle of the road. I guess Geno could still work in the rebuild but Im guessing that gets delayed per Vick. Decker is nice and so is the CJ potential just not thinking thats taking you to the promised land, just messing up your future draft rank. Kind of like being a Washington Wizards fan now, are you really excited about the playoffs.

      • Maggie

        Geno was ground into dust last year by MM.

    • Adam G

      Shouldn’t it be CJ1K?

  • myeaglescantwin

    I’d sooner trade back for Buccanon than draft Pryor at 22.

    Kid is a good player, commits fully to run support and takes decent angles. Watching multiple sets of tape on this guy hasn’t really sparked anything for me. 90% of his hits would be flagged in the NFL. More importantly, he doesn’t wrap most of the time and just tries to deliver that blow (well too). One thing I really did like is that he keeps his head on the up field shoulder in order to stop the carrier dead in their tracks. that’s a solid fundamental that the NFL seems to be missing lately.

    I honestly don’t feel that he is range’y / versatile enough for what we are trying to implement in our safety play. His INT’s were mostly “gimmies” with one highlight catch & his 17 batted balls is nothing.

    We need a faster S that has more instinctive ball skills. I’m personally hanging my hat on Bucannon in rd-2 or 3.
    a 6’1 215 Safety with 4.5 speed and 17 ints in his career.

    honestly, unless someone slips, there is no one in rd 1.22 that gets me pumped.
    i’d be fine with sliding back and picking up another 2nd rounder and later round pick.

  • Eagles1018

    “Calvin has proven that he can cover, he can run and is quick while also being a real enforcer in the back,” said agent Isaac Conner. “He is a tough, hard-nosed kid and that’s the city of Philadelphia. He would be a nice fit for the Eagles.”

    Wouldn’t mind him at all if Barr isn’t there at 22. That tone setter is what’s missing on our defense. I mentioned it yesterday, we don’t have that impact guy. It could be him…..

  • SoCalEaglesFan

    Pryor makes a lot of sense. Doubt he will be there at 22, so the whole debate is academic.