Geno Smith fell to the Eagles at 35. If they wanted him, they had him. They didn’t want him.
At least not as much as Stanford tight end Zach Ertz — the 6-5, 249-pounder out of Alamo, California.
“He’s a mismatch nightmare,” said Chip Kelly. “If you get him isolated on a defensive back it’s very, very difficult to cover because of his size, but he’s also too athletic to put linebackers on.”
A couple notes and thoughts while we wait to see if Geno Smith is coming to Philly:
– Yesterday was Smith’s mother’s birthday. Obviously, it wasn’t as festive of an occasion as everyone had hoped. That was part of the reason why Smith planned on leaving New York City instead of sticking around for Day 2 of the draft, according to a source who was with the signal-caller Thursday night. He didn’t want his mom to be upset, and planned on going home with her and watching the draft there.
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How far has Geno Smith’s stock fallen? Who might the Eagles target at 35? And is Tyrann Mathieu on the team’s board? We explore in the latest Twitter Mailbag.
The Eagles landed offensive tackle Lane Johnson with the No. 4 pick.
But there’s still plenty of work to be done. Here are five options for Birds with the 35th pick, including a certain quarterback from West Virginia.
Back for the second straight year is the Eagles’ first-round cheat sheet (with some slight tweaks).
I’ve put together a list of 40 potential first-round prospects. Yes, I know, there are only 32 picks in the first round, but we don’t know exactly who those 32 are going to be. Since the Eagles also hold the 35th pick, I thought rounding up 40 prospects would make sense.
The idea is simple: How would each guy fit with the Eagles, and what is the likelihood of each guy landing in Philadelphia?
We’ll start with the offense (17 prospects) and move on to the defense (23 prospects) in the next post.
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Howie Roseman described this as a “meat and potatoes draft,” heavy on quality offensive and defensive linemen, especially early. The Eagles are picking early, of course – No. 4 to be exact — and the general manager emphasized time and again during his hour-long session with reporters Monday that the organization has learned its lessons from previous drafts-gone-awry and will stay true to the board.
While smokescreens are being deployed by all 32 teams this time of year, Roseman’s opinion on the strength of this draft is in line with what independent analysts have been saying for weeks. The best bet is to add a hearty ingredient to the Philly stew.
Quarterback is a much more complex cuisine, and has the ability to drastically enhance or completely destroy the overall product.