Open Thread: NFL Draft, Day 2
Day One was so fun, we figured we’d do this again.
Here are the Eagles’ picks tonight:
Round 2 (54)
Round 3 (83)
Round 3 (86)
We’ll drop in with comments all night long. The fun begins at 7 p.m.
10:36: And with the 86th pick in the NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select…Oregon wide receiver Josh Huff.
10:31: Eagles wheeling and dealing. They shipped the No. 83 pick, which they originally received from the Browns, to Houston for a four (101 overall) and a five (141 overall). The Texans used that pick on DT Louis Nix.
10:02 – Here is an updated list of Eagles targets.
9:06 – Sorry for the absence. We heard from Chip Kelly and Jordan Matthews. Kelly said Matthews is going to play the slot for the Eagles – to start out with, at least. He was impressed with Matthews’ ability to beat man coverage and make contested catches. That’s what separated him from the other receivers on the board.
Matthews was a fantastic interview. He said he watched film of four Eagles games before taking his official visit to Philadelphia. We’re at pick No. 57. Still a ways to go before the Eagles are on the clock again (picks 83 and 86 in the third round).
8:00 – The Eagles have traded their fourth-round pick (No. 122) to move up from No. 54 to 42 and take Vanderbilt WR Jordan Matthews. Here is our profile/video breakdown of Matthews.
7:46 – Marqise Lee is finally off the board to the Jaguars at No. 39. The Lions, meanwhile, moved up to No. 40 and took BYU LB Kyle Van Noy. I thought he could be an Eagles target. Wide receivers to watch for the Eagles: Indiana’s Cody Latimer, Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews and Penn State’s Allen Robinson.
7:29 – Wondering why Marqise Lee hasn’t gone yet? According to multiple reports, there are red flags on his injured knee.
7:26 – Good news? No wide receivers off the board yet in the second round. Bad news? A couple offensive linemen – UCLA’s Xavier Su’a-Filo and Nevada’s Joel Bitonio have gone off the board.