As Sheil detailed earlier, the Eagles have an 8.6 percent chance to grab the No. 1 overall pick in April’s draft, per Football Outsiders, and nearly a 50 percent chance to be in the top 5.
If the season ended today, the Eagles would have the fourth pick. What exactly would that get them? We looked at all the NFL drafts since 2000 to see if they hold any answers. Here is a look at what teams have done with that fourth pick over the last 13 seasons:
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With Sunday night’s loss to the Cowboys, the Eagles fell to 3-9 on the season.
Only two teams – the Jaguars and Chiefs – have fewer wins at 2-10. The Raiders and Panthers join the Eagles at 3-9. The tiebreaker among teams with the same record is strength of schedule. The team with the overall easier schedule gets the higher pick. Here’s a look at the top five.
Considering the way this season’s gone, there’s no harm in looking ahead.
So every week from here on out, we’ll track the Eagles’ draft position to give you an idea of where they might be picking in the first round.
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Nnamdi Asomugha had a candid session with reporters Friday, discussing the disappointing start to his time in Philadelphia and the possibility that it could be cut short.
Though things have gone different than anticipated, the much-hyped cornerback says he is not planning his exit strategy out of Philadelphia.
“I definitely feel that I have assimilated into it and acclimated into it and all of that stuff,” said Asomugha. “I have gotten the question throughout this year a couple times: did I make the right decision [coming here], should I have gone [somewhere else]? And that doesn’t cross my mind at all. It’s always, yes, this is the place I want to be.
“I absolutely believe in the decision I have made and believe in this team.”
His team in a free-fall and his fate sealed, Andy Reid was asked if there was any scenario in which he would step down as head coach of the Eagles this season.
“I’m standing in front of the team and telling them, ‘These are the things we need to do, one of which is to continue to battle. And so I think that would be a cop-out,” said Reid. “That’s not how I see things. That’s not the way I’m wired. We’re going to keep battling and do it as a team. I’m not going to tell the guys one thing and then do the other.”
Michael Vick was forced into the locker room early in the second quarter with a concussion and an eye injury. He will not return.
On 3rd-and-2 from the Philadelphia 37, Ernie Sims came loose on a blitz and hit Vick as he threw. The pass sailed high on what would have been a big gain for McCoy down the left sideline. Sims helped Vick to his feet, and the offense jogged off the field.
Moments later, Vick was heading inside with trainers by his side. Nick Foles took his place under center.
Eagles general manger Howie Roseman received a four-to-five year contract extension in June, according to a report.
Jeffrey Lurie gave Roseman the deal when Joe Banner stepped down as team president. The timing is significant because it suggests Lurie views Roseman’s performance in a different category than that of Andy Reid. As has been well-documented, Lurie said before the season that an 8-8 record would not be good enough for Reid to remain the head coach in 2013.
But based on the report, it seems likely that Roseman will be part of Lurie’s brain trust in picking a new head coach if he does in fact part ways with Reid after the season.
There was a moment against the Lions a couple weeks ago where it looked like Nick Foles might go in. Michael Vick was slow to the sidelines and the training staff had gathered around him to assess the damage. Foles circled nearby and as time ran short, he dipped into the circle to see if he was needed. He was not. Vick was going to be OK. Foles slowed his pace and resumed his normal sideline routine.
The routine itself is interesting to watch. Foles is pretty active. He’ll walk over to give the offensive line a pat; will have a quick word for an assistant or one of the players coming off the field. He’ll peek over Vick’s shoulder as he and Marty Mornhinweg look at the stills. Back and forth. Waiting, watching, waiting.
It has to be an odd existence, being the backup — and all the more being a backup for Vick. Especially this season.
DeSean Jackson hit on a number of topics during his appearance on Mike & Mike Tuesday, including getting booed at home and the state of the locker room.
But the question everyone wants to know: Will Michael Vick remain the starter at quarterback?