Personnel Men Weigh In On Eagles Draft

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A pair of NFL talent evaluators weighed in on the Eagles draft selections recently, and I thought their takes were worth passing along.

Paul Domowitch spoke with an NFC personnel man who offered his thoughts on the Eagles’ draft. He didn’t sound totally enamored with the Marcus Smith pick.

“I watched him and couldn’t fall in love with him, especially not in the first round. He’s out of the Trent Cole, Jason Babin mold, which isn’t a bad thing. But he’s a wide rusher. You don’t want him lining up over the tackle and have to have him hold the point [of attack]. You don’t want him doing that.

“The best way to use him is to keep him on the move. Put him over a tight end or move him in a gap. Move him upfield. That’s his game. His game is movement. It’s not power. The Eagles obviously see him as a better fit for their scheme than we did for ours. We just couldn’t figure out a position for him.”

He liked the Jordan Matthews selection, and is very high on Oregon receiver Josh Huff.

“They took him exactly where we had him – in the third round. The kid has outstanding hands. Not good, not excellent. Outstanding. He’s a quick-twitch receiver. He explodes off the line of scrimmage. He’s versatile. He can play inside or outside. You can line him up in the backfield. Oregon did that a lot with him and got him matched up on linebackers. That was, like, forget it.

“You can motion him and throw it to him in the flat. He shows great ability to adjust to off-target throws. He has good body control. He’s effective on bubble screens. He’s a difficult guy to cover because of his suddenness. He’s elusive in space. Has good balance. He can elude tacklers and run by defenders. He can play in the slot or on the outside.”

The entire article is worth a read.

Phil Savage, meanwhile, joined the “Journey to the Draft” podcast on PhiladelphiaEagles.com and brought some good insight. The former Eagles player personnel executive is now the executive director of the Senior Bowl and got up close and personal with a number of the draft picks, including Smith.




"Back in the fall when we were vetting Marcus Smith for the Senior Bowl game, a number of scouts told me they felt like he had a chance to be a first-rounder...and that's exactly the way it played out," he said. "I think he's an ideal fit for Chip Kelly. He's smart, he's got excellent intangibles. He's versatile. He can play on his feet, he can put his hand in the ground and rush off the edge.

"He was just OK [at the Senior Bowl] but I think that was really his first exposure to playing as a 3-4 outside 'backer. He improved tremendously at the combine and at the individual pro days obviously to the point where the Eagles felt good enough about him to take him at 26. I think he'll definitely be a good player for Philly. I think he's a solid choice, one of those under-the-radar first-rounders that may not have gotten much attention nationally but he'll be a solid player in Philly."

Savage offered some good color on Matthews. Howie Roseman, when speaking about Matthews' work ethic over the weekend, mentioned that the Vanderbilt wideout requested tape on the defensive backs that he would be going against at the Senior Bowl. Savage was one who received, and granted, that request.

"That just showed the kind of preparation and the interest that he had in terms of really putting his best foot forward. During the week on Tuesday or Wednesday morning  I get a call from him at 5:55 a.m. and I look over and see my phone, obviously I'm not awake yet, and said, 'Oh no, My A-plus student is getting ready to bail out on the game.' That's what crosses my mind. And he says, 'Mr. Savage, a group of us are down here trying to watch extra tape, can you get someone down here to let us in? The doors are locked.' For him to take the initiative to get an extra two hours worth of film in from 6 to 8 really shows what kind of approach he is going to bring to the table.

"I think when the offensive coaches say that we want you to run this route at eleven and three-quarters yards -- not that that's a realistic request -- he's going to be at eleven and three-quarters yards. He's going to do exactly what he's told to do."

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  • peteike

    The pick I didnt like at the time was Huff but man, not anymore. The more I see the more I like, interesting size, speed and toughness. Next was Reynolds but mostly based on what others scouted, hes still a bit of a project. Cant have too many of those at safety though as we all know. The big man in the middle, not sure hes athletic enough at the next level but what do I know. How does he compare to that Nix guy, who everyone seems to think was lazy in 2nd half of games but was the BPA?

    • jabostick

      Yeah the more I read about Huff, the more excited I am as well. I hope he is the next Avant (in the “tough blocker, great hands, good teammate” mold, I mean).

      • James Hathaway

        He is an absolute stud in the run game. I’ve never seen Avant pancake people before. Avant was a very good blocker, but Huff is laying wood like Trott on Feagles. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=CN0kuG8eEGY#t=82

        • James Hathaway

          ^ My immediate reaction was “THAT’S A DEAD BODY”. Later in life, when I was of age, the axe man celebration became a douchey staple of mine on the pong tables. Can I say douchey if I’m using it against myself without being banned?

          • PaoliBulldog

            Apparently you can.

        • Bdawkbdawk

          That’s not really fair to Avant. He destroyed plenty of people during his time on the Eagles. Remember his block on Desean’s miracle return?

          • James Hathaway

            Actually I forgot. He almost knocked himself out and knocked a lineman over. Good catch. I guess I just never saw it on regular run plays.

        • DAWK215

          Dude, why RIP in the video?????

          • James Hathaway

            Probably posted after he was cut in’07. SK would’ve made a very somber post had the axe man passed away. I’m pretty sure Philadelphia would shut down for a day of mourning.

      • PaoliBulldog

        Avant 2013: 2.4 YAC on 38 receptions. He had less that 100 YAC the entire freaking season. Huff will get 100 YAC in two or three games. Seems like a good guy too — let’s just keep him away from Kenny Chesney concerts.

    • Honest_T

      Huff is a guy that appeared much faster in the clips SK posted yesterday, than I expected him to be. He was getting past DBs when lined-up on the outside, not just beating LBs out of the backfield or the slot. Also, look at the other WRs left after Huff, other than Bryant and Herron, there wasn’t much left.

      Also, if Smith projects as Trent Cole Jr. with cover skills, sign me up for more “reaches” like that. Trent has been one of the more consistent producers for this team over his career and if you look at the other 3-4 ends in the draft I can see why the Birds didn’t want to risk missing out on Smith. Ryan Riddle, who played the position, was really impressed with Smith, specifically the way he used his hands and set up his defender. He is a little small, but has the skill.

    • Amar

      Hopefully Huff makes me get over my bitterness about losing Cooks to *spits* New Orleans

      • oreofestar

        they stole Byrd that alone makes them vile pieces of garbage

    • lib4

      Watch the Huff 2013 Highlight tape here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgl2wk1kxX8

      The guy catches everything and shows toughness after the catch putting his head down for extra yards …every Single Time.

      He is Very workmanlike almost a Rich Man’s Avant

      He is not going to be flashy like Desean but on a 3rd and 4 or 3rd and 5 he is going to make the catch and get the extra yards everytime

      Plus if Maclin doesnt work in 2014 out he can slide right into the #3 no problem
      Smart and underrated pick by Eagles

      • Richard Colton

        couldn’t stop watching Mariotta. Damn he’s good.

        • Jerry Pomroy

          Don’t start. You’ll get MediaMike in a frenzy because Marcus can run.

          • oreofestar

            Oh I dream about Marcus he gets me riled up

      • Hanibal Luis

        I just loves how he doesn’t go down. You have knock out his legs to make sure he’s down. I Hope he can continue that in the next level. How many WR in the game right can consistently break tackles like that? A handful?

        • James Hathaway

          Basically Anquan Boldin and that’s about it. Anyone remember when he had HIS FREAKING FACE BROKEN by the jets and then got a metal plate and came back a few weeks later? the dude is tougher than nails.

  • PaoliBulldog

    Marcus Smith = Babin/Cole?

    Huh?

    And can somebody *please* say something bad about Jordan Matthews before the Boy Scouts recruit him as their head honcho?

    • JosephR2225

      I once saw Jordan Matthews change lanes without signaling.

      • B-West

        I once saw Jordan Matthews hold the door too long for someone, forcing them to do that awkward jog toward the door.

        • Anebriated

          Jordan Matthews once saw a post get down voted for no reason and felt bad so he gave it a thumbs up.

          • Tikkit

            I heard he said excuse me so much that someone told him to stop making excuses. For shame.

          • Philly0312

            At this point, this should be a running threat and have it’s own website. Hilarious.

          • http://themoranimal.wordpress.com WilmingtonDan

            Jordan Matthews does not like cheesesteaks.

          • daveH

            Jordan Matthews always skis under control.

          • daveH

            Jordan Matthews rode the elevator with Solange and nothing happened

          • mtn_green

            Jordan Matthews spots TO lifting in his driveway.

          • Corey Dawson

            But only because they don’t have the correct ratios of macronutrients that The Eagles’ sports guys are directing him to eat.

          • Anebriated

            Jordan Matthews once borrowed a friends car and returned it with a full tank of gas and he changed the oil.

          • James Hathaway

            He also increased the gas mileage by reading the user manual and realizing that his friend’s tire pressure was off, limiting efficiency.

          • Jerry Pomroy

            That made me laugh. He can borrow my car anytime… Lol.

          • myeaglescantwin

            Jordan Matthews brakes for yellow lights.

          • PaoliBulldog

            Jordan Matthews could become the Second Most Interesting Man in the World!

          • http://themoranimal.wordpress.com WilmingtonDan

            Jordan Matthews told the fox what to say

          • daveH

            and then he apologized for saying ‘excuse me’

          • Maggie

            Is he Canadian? ;~)

          • daveH

            C-eh?-N-eh?-D-eh?

      • daveH

        Jordan Matthews invented the internet then saved a town from manbearpig.

        • Michael

          He’s going to be super duper cereal about football…

      • Chris

        I saw Jordan Matthews only take one piece of candy on Halloween when the sign at the house said “Please Take One”

        • daveH

          joe nickles banner called the team to suggested the eagles could save some money if Jordan Matthews wears #50.

        • James Hathaway

          Jordan Matthews was scouting out the most efficient candy procurement routes in Philadelphia last year… not to get candy, but to refill the baskets during peak ‘treating hours.

        • Anebriated

          Jordan Matthews was eating pizza with friends and noticed there were only two slices left. He took the smaller one.

      • MattE

        Jordan Matthews once “insulted” a stranger about his pessimistic demeanor, that man started preaching hope and became Barack Obama.

        Jordan Matthews then apologized to all of USA.

        • Aussie Eagle

          Jordan Matthews can divide by zero

      • James Hathaway

        Jordan Matthews reports run time errors to Microsoft during unexpected crashes.

        • Anebriated

          Jordan Matthews was standing in line at the supermarket with a shopping cart full of food and noticed you only had a few items so he let you cut in line.

          • daveH

            he was in front of us on the Walt Whitman bridge and paid our toll !!

          • daveH

            he is kind and always re-winds

          • Chris

            I can only hope Matthews somehow reads these…tweeted him out the link haha. These are gold

          • Jerry Pomroy

            There’s a term from the past. VHS or Beta?

          • MattE

            Other way around, he noticed you had a cart full of items and he only has a candy bar, but Jordan Matthews doesn’t eat candy bars, it’s for your kid sitting in the seat of the shopping cart.

      • miketd1

        Jordan Matthews wastes water with his courtesy flushes

    • James Hathaway

      Nope. Can’t do it. I literally went from “I wanted Latimer! Ughhhh!!! Now he goes to Denver?!?” to “Screw Latimer, we got an absolute steal”, and now I’ve ended up semi-expecting him to be my favorite player on the team.

      • JAMIN67

        LOL I was high on Latimer too, but ecstatic the more I hear about Matthews.

    • Guest

      Jordan Matthews doesn’t like cheesesteaks.

      • Andy124

        Too far man. Too far.

    • Amar

      Jordan Matthews believes the Next Big thing is already here.

    • Jernst

      Babin and Cole are diametrically different players. I have a tough time with anyone saying that a player is just like Babin or Cole. It just logically doesn’t make sense. Plus, the teams personnel man obviously is from a 4-3 team. No team would have drafted him to be an DE, which is to be expected and exactly what the guy said. He’s a 3-4 OLB that can cover (not like Babin or Cole at all), he moves all around the formation and uses explosive athletic ability to exploit pass rushing match-ups (again not like Babin or Cole) and while it’s true that he doesn’t set the edge well at this point that would make him the antithesis of Trent Cole.

    • http://www.idonthaveawebsite.com theedevilsadvocate

      I heard he once told a 5 year old child santa is not real nor is the tooth fairy or the easter bunny. then called the little girl a chump and told her to grow the EF up.

    • BuddyBall

      Jordan Matthews once took Dorothy Mantooth out for a nice seafood dinner and then never called her again.

      • Guest

        I believe this would’ve been more “Jordan Matthews” if he actually DID call her again

      • Jerry Pomroy

        I love lamp

      • daveH

        funny when I didnt get the joke — funnier when I figured it out !!

      • daveH

        im still laffing about this!!!! sofa king funny and great knowledge. thank you twice.

    • myeaglescantwin

      Jordan Matthew has been secretly addicted to the NZT-48 for years. that’s why he is so serious about the film room.

    • myeaglescantwin

      Jordan Matthews says “god blush you” instead of “god bless you”

    • myeaglescantwin

      Jordan Matthews once ate the last doughnut at a charity golf event for the blind.

    • myeaglescantwin

      Jordan Matthews never turns on red…. NEVER

  • Armchairgm3

    Read something the other day that said if the Eagles drafted Matthews in the first and Smith in the second, we would all be happy. I agree. Even though I thought the Smith pick was a reach, Matthews mitigates that. He is going to be a stud.

    • Richard Colton

      That’s an interesting narrative I keep hearing. Reminds me of the last time we reached for a 1st round pick, then took a value pick (who some had mocked to us in round 1) with our second. I forget who it was – but the same suggestion was made – just flip-flop them in your mind.

      The year? 1996. The reach? Texas A&M Kingsville guard Jermaine Mayberry (isn’t he blind in one eye?) The value pick? Jason Dunn – T.E.
      Ohh by the way – the other 2nd round pick no one was talking about? Brian Dawkins.

      Pressure’s on you Watkins.

      • Rahkem

        Mayberry played for us a long time , not the worst pick weve ever made by any means 10x better pick than danny watkins

        • Richard Colton

          That’s what I’m hoping. Out of the three – Dunn had the worst pro career.

      • Armchairgm3

        Hey, if Smith turns out to be the stud instead of Matthews, I will be ok with that. Can I be greedy and ask for both to turn out great? And Huff while we are at it?

        • Andy124

          I don’t see why not.

        • Maggie

          Did they take a gamble with Huff?

          • Arby1

            Now there’s a Philly gal from my generation!

      • Formidable

        Colton are you still complaining about who we should have picked and how bad a job Howie and Chip did this weekend? Might be time to get over it Eyeeore….. So the last time we reached in the 1st with a balancing pick in the next round was 1996? How about any of the following reaches that the next pick could have balanced but did not:
        2011 – Danny Watkins / Jaiquawn Jarrett
        2010 – Brandon Graham / Nate Allen
        2006 – Brodrick Bunkley / Winston Justice
        2005 – Mike Patterson / Reggie Brown
        2003 – Jerome McDougle / LJ Smith
        2001 – Freddie Mitchell / Quinton Caver
        Any of these would have sufficed

        • mtn_green

          “The horror”

        • Andy124

          You’re seriously misrepresenting Rich’s view on this.
          It’s not, “Oh, this is awful, I hate it.”
          It’s not, “Howie and Chip screwed up. We are teh sux.”

          It’s “There were better players at positions of lesser need and I thought they would take one of them. They emphasized need more than they did in the draft last year. Let’s be honest about that.”

          • cliff henny

            think what needs to be added though is ‘need at a historically overdrafted position’. they didnt reach for a guard or corner, who fall every round every year.

          • Richard Colton

            thats true. think we may have to think about adding Safety to the list of positions getting overdrafted every year.

          • Richard Colton

            that’s my point exactly. typically takes me two paragraphs – you did it in three sentences.

        • Richard Colton

          I haven’t said once that they did a bad job. Just pointing out that for a team who’s done a great job of picking value and not reaching in two straight drafts, they’ve done something new. I’m not Token. I’m generally happy with moves this franchise makes. And if you read what I said before the draft – you know that Smith and Matthews were two guy I liked.

          None of the drafts you list fit. None of those 1st round guys were considered reaches. None of them. Amazing that you didn’t hit on a single guy. ’96 really fits here – and if we get a Mayberry type career out of Smith, and one of the other guys becomes Dawkins, I’m happy.

          • Formidable

            Danny Watkins in the first wasn’t a reach???? Noone had him listed as 1st round talent because of his age and inexperience. You know what, nevermind dude. Sometimes you just have to turn away from a debate, walk away and say nothing more.

          • Richard Colton

            he wasn’t. looks like you weren’t following the team in 2011. Watkins was considered a safe, if unspectacular, high-floor, low ceiling pick. He was the 2011 Marquis Lee pick.

            http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/peter_king/04/20/2011-nfl-mock-draft/
            the #1 read mock in the country picked him as the Eagles pick. So no, you’re incorrect. Are you confusing him with the second round pick? Because no one thought the Temple safety would go in the second, and the Eagles later admitted that pick was a reach. They came out and said it man. reached in the 2nd.
            So again, you gave me 6 examples. all of them were wrong. I’d walk away too.

          • Formidable
        • JofreyRice

          Have you ever considered trying PE.Com to discuss the Eagles? I think the posters there are a lot more pollyanna about everything Eagles related. Perhaps you won’t be so uncomfortable, having to read an opinion that’s different than yours.

          • Formidable

            Have no problem whatsoever. My opinion is just that, an opinion. I just don’t see the point in over analyzing something on which we have zero data, i.e. how the draft picks will perform. When the pads go on, the evaluation should begin. These are the same comments cats had about Andy’s picks.

            Giving Chip the benefit of the doubt doesn’t make you a homer, doubting everything the FO does on the other hand makes you a typical Negadelphian. I’m not unbiased or impartial but I like to stay somewhere in between.

      • myeaglescantwin

        you know who the pressure isn’t on???

        Reynolds
        I think this guy is going to be the unsung pick of our lot.

  • Anebriated

    Hearing things like Matthews requested tape on Senior Bowl DBs makes me giddy. Cant wait to see this kid on the field.

    Interesting to see that we didnt reach as much as we thought on Huff either. I knew this kids hands were special, you could see it easily in his game tape.

    Also makes me happy to know that NFL personnel other than Daniel Jerimiah(former scout) had Smith as a possible late first pick. Gives credence to the fact that he would have easily been taken early second. It took me a little bit to understand the pick but knowing what I know today it seems the Eagles didnt reach as much as everyone wants to say they did. Glad that is finally getting out there. Ive said it a few times and Ill repeat it again. By taking him late in the first we now hold his fifth year option. Seems that the biggest issue with his draft position is because he isnt a fit for every team. Billy Davis likes to be creative and move people around so I think he will fit in perfectly.

    • JAMIN67

      “Seems that the biggest issue with his draft position is because he isnt a fit for every team”. BINGO. Analysts and experts can all chime in and say he was taken too high or was a reach…but the reality is our front office thought he was the best fit for THIS team and THIS scheme. And that’s what matters.

    • aub32

      Seeing Dallas give up a 3rd just to move up in the 2nd showed me that there was no way Smith would have been available in the 2nd.

    • bill

      I definitely think that Howie valued that 5th year option. How much is debatable, but I’m sure it factored into the decision.

  • NickS1

    Was it a Cowboys personnel man that Domowitch spoke to? If so, it would make sense.

    • IG:blkboyflyy

      It would have to be seeing as the giants don’t need him and are too professional to jump out and say anything. The “R-word” team is trying to stay under the radar for obvious reasons.

    • cliff henny

      doubtful, not sure Domo can get Stephen or Jerry on the phone. cant wait to see the trainwreck that is Lawrence. guy has bust written all over him

      • heemy224

        The guys name is demarcus…of course they took him lol

      • NickS1

        I know it is. Just trying to make the point that such an eval sounds like them.

        • cliff henny

          be great if it was a Dallas rep, cause Lawrence is same type player, but much more lost in space/covering than Smith, plus not nearly as strong. Jones’ went off the reservation on that pick. DL is going to get steamrolled, guy is terrible setting edge. Dallas is going to put hishand in thedirt, lol, Peters is going to ragdoll that loser. and they think guy that been tossed of teams,suspended coutless times is going to have great work ethic. seriously doubt it.

    • Scott J

      Domo’s a tool of this NFC personnel man.

  • Honest_T

    BTW, since the personnel man in Domo’s article mentions Smith’s weakness in 1-on-1’s at the Senior Bowl, I would call your attention to Ryan Riddle’s comments about that in the following video. He starts talking about Smith at the 3:29 mark when the Eagles make the pick and then talks about the problem with using 1-on-1s to evaluate rush ability at 3:31.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QidePlgxinc

    • Jerry Pomroy

      I actually agree 110% with Riddle’s rant about evaluating pass rushers. He saw exactly what I saw in Dee Ford flying up field and then tricking the untrained eyes that he’s an elite pass rusher. That’s Babin all the way. While Smith shows his intelligence and knack for pass rushing by keeping an eye on the QB, then will use his hands and counter inside as the QB steps up or cut the corner, but rarely takes himself out of the play. He’ll also chase down from the backside of the play goes away from him, even though the sack opportunity is gone.

      • Anebriated

        this. well said. Charlie Strong put him in good positions to make those plays but already he does the little things that make a difference at the next level. The rest can be taught.

        • Jerry Pomroy

          That’s why Reid loves his little speedballs. He wants his DEs shooting up field to contain the pocket, force the QB to step up into his DTs. That’s Dee Ford all day long. I debated against Dee Ford for months while clamoring over Smith since February.

          There is no doubt that Smith could still benefit from some coaching. But he isn’t a project or a conversion. It’s coaching him up to perfect upon a solid foundation already in place.

          • Anebriated

            Agreed, although I would say that Smith is a project in the same sense that Lane Johnson was a project.

  • Kelz

    JM once saved a cheese steak from a burning building.

    • Kelz

      <idiot, lol

    • peteike

      When JM crosses the street, the cars have to look both ways

  • Burberry Manning

    Outside linebackers with the versatility to play in our defensive scheme are rare and the position was thin so they picked him a bit early and still got a very good wr …not sure he would have been available late 2nd round …cant wait for training camp just wish it was still at Lehigh….

  • EuropeanEagle

    Trent Cole came out of a mold… Jason Babin came out of a pile of manure.

    • Amar

      “Manure! I HATE Manure!”

      • Joe from Easton

        Up vote for the BIff reference.

        • Amar

          Upvote for recognizing.

      • WorldPh_ingChamps

        McFLYYYYY!!!

        • TDUBZZZ

          Make like a tree…..and get out of here!!!!

  • botto

    i heard Jordan matthews has never seen rocky

  • heemy224

    I heard Jordan Matthews takes all cable customer call back surveys so others won’t have to..

    • DoctorRick

      I just spent the last few minutes trying to come up with something as witty as the other comments about Jordan Matthews but I draw a blank. I think he is a great pick and can hardly wait for the season to start,

  • lib4

    I absolutely LOVE Jordan Matthews…what a great story

    • daveH

      Jordan Matthews never dropped a routine fly ball to center field to lose the game – Jordan Matthews never let in a last second slap shot from the blue line to lose the game
      .. .. ..
      Jordan Matthews shops at Krass Borthers

  • 76mustang

    Another brilliant analysis by an SI writer (Andy Benoit) that obviously doesn’t get it:

    It’s hard to see where Marcus Smith fits up front. Yes, soon-to-be 32-year-old Trent Cole might play fewer snaps going forward, but that’s where former first-rounder Brandon Graham comes in. And, though he’s more of a down lineman, 2012 second-rounder Vinny Curry has the explosive first step to be a part-time standup rusher. Smith’s role this fall could be to back up Connor Barwin, which means the Eagles would be getting less than 10 meaningful snaps per game from their first-rounder.The Eagles at least traded down before taking Smith.

    It’s like they spend no time studying and understanding the team..

    • Jerry Pomroy

      That’s about as misinformed as you can possibly get. So he wants our former first rounder that’s shown he’s had trouble adapting to be our ROLB of the future, to be be our ROLB of the future. Our sub package pass rush specialist that hasn’t even had a snap standing up, to do just that and our current first rounder drafted to be a perfect scheme fit and be our ROLB of the future, to be our backup at LOLB. Genius! This guy just made Tesla, Edison & Einstein all look like idiots with his knowledge. SMH!!

  • Jerry Pomroy

    I don’t know who this personnel guy is, but I do not see Cole or Babin at all in Smith. Not even in his pass rush. He’s much better with utilizing his hands and transfers speed to power quite well.

    • cliff henny

      makes no sense. guy was obviously from a 4-3 team, who’s looking at Smith, Lawrence or Barr and how they could become D-ends, when all 3 have serious isues projecting to D-end, SAM or WILL. only comparison would be weight and using speed to beat LTs,though Cole’s plenty strong. it’s a loaded interview.

      • Jerry Pomroy

        Jealousy possibly as well.

    • jesse

      I also think Cole sets the Edge pretty good at least over the last 4 plus years

  • JoeyJoeJoeJuniorShabadoo

    My client, Jordan Matthews, conquered the Undertakers Undefeated Streak at Wrestlemania

    • B-West

      That’s the worst name I ever heard…

      Haha. All time great episode there.

  • NCBiRDMann22

    Paul Dumowitch is a Hack plain and simple. Must be easy to just through out senseless comments and hide behind sources…what a joke.

    • Maggie

      Throw

      • NCBiRDMann22

        Yes that was the improper spelling of throw. Thank you for your kind correction. Maybe bring some substance to the table after you correct the classrooms errors.

  • Jerry Pomroy

    Kyle Fuller crosses the line first of the 1stc rounders in signing his deal with Bears.

    • DoctorRick

      I’m just about to sign my contract as kicker. Chip told me he was going to sign me since we both used to live in Eugene. I haven’t missed a field goal in 4 years!

      • Warhound

        I’ve never missed a FG!

        • Weapon X

          I’ve never even kicked a field goal and I’m starting kicker this year for the detroit redwings!

        • daveH

          Jordan Matthews has never missed a FG. Jordan Matthews can skate and plays goalie and no one has ever scored on him

  • jesse

    Thought this kid played OLB that’s why ther was no speculation about his ability to translate.now this guy is saying the senior bowl was first time playing OLB?

    • southy

      I think he played OLB in 2012 and was moved officially to DE in 2013. That said, on the film I watched he moved around a lot, sometimes in the 3 point, sometimes in 2, sometimes in coverage, all in 2013 btw.

      Seeing that quote does not gel at ALL with what I’ve been watching. The guy I watched could get around the outside, could come inside, was constantly holding up and redirecting blockers at the point of attack – seriously solid against the run. Smart player, knows where he needs to be. It’s like he’s talking about a different guy. (Also I’m wondering what Babin and TCole have in common in terms of playing style).

      I’m not a scout, far from it, but I doubt if my eyes have deceived me that much.

      • Will

        I think they ran a hybrid scheme… he played standing up, in coverage and with his hand in the dirt.

  • Brian

    Funniest blog comments Ever! Thank you.

  • John E. Zang

    Anyone else feel like the Cowboys waroom was filled with Jerry’s buddies and not anyone with a real clue? When they panned to that feed it looked like a bunch of red-faced country club cocktail sippers hanging out.

  • Chris Jones

    Smith was a reach but he will be solid in my opinion. I got over it after we picked up Matthews, guy has more potential then desean ever did and a better attitude. Love the Watkins and huff picks too both should start right away.

  • Will

    If the Mathews and Smith picks were switched, no one would care one bit…

  • Weapon X

    I think Paul D has an imaginary personnel friend…

  • Cmeans66

    I’m no scout or anything, but I watched plenty of tape of Marcus smith on the inside, pass rushing and run stopping. That first quoted guy was probably Jerry Jones.