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As Nelson Agholor fielded questions in the NovaCare Complex auditorium, Chip Kelly stood off to the side and observed his newest pupil.
Perhaps Kelly wanted to show support for the Eagles’ first-round pick, or maybe he was just killing time before the start of the second round. But with each response, it became clearer why Agholor was a player Kelly targeted.
The USC product moved with his family to America from Nigeria when he was 5. They started out in New York before moving down to Tampa. Read more »
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The first round is in the books. The Eagles are scheduled to have two picks tonight: Nos. 52 (second round) and 84 (third round).
Below are potential targets to keep an eye on.
UPDATED FOR THIRD ROUND ONLY:
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As Ken Whisenhunt and the Tennessee Titans were deciding what to do with the No. 2 overall pick, he had a conversation with a coach who was once in a similar situation: Andy Reid.
In a story by Peter King of The MMQB, Whisenhunt described his chat with Reid on the first day of the draft. Read more »
The godfather offer for Marcus Mariota?
It never happened, according to Chip Kelly.
“We didn’t offer any players to anybody,” he said Thursday night. “We didn’t get into any discussions. It was just a really steep price.” Read more »
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This article was originally published on April 2.
Between now and the draft, we’ll zero in on one prospect a day with an Eagles slant. If you have a player you want covered, let us know on the Birds 24/7 Facebook page.
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Chip Kelly continued his draft prep today, reportedly working out USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor in Tampa.
Kelly has not hidden the fact that he believes this is once again a deep and talented group of wide receivers. And Agholor has a lot of the attributes that Kelly finds attractive. In 2012, Kelly’s final season at Oregon, Agholor lit up the Ducks for six catches, 162 yards and a touchdown as a freshman. Read more »
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The NFL draft officially begins Thursday night at 8 p.m. with Round 1.
We’ll provide as many updates as we can here, and you all can obviously converse in the comments section below.
If you need a primer, here’s a cheat sheet with an Eagles slant to the top 50 prospects.
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Between now and the draft, we’ll have daily threads with the latest mocks, buzz and relevant links. Check back throughout the day for updates. Read more »
Here’s my seven-round mock draft for the Eagles:
Round 1, Pick 20 (20) – Trade for Marcus Mariota.
Originally, I wasn’t going to include trades, but it only makes sense at this point. I think the Mariota deal happens. Let’s take a stab at compensation.
I think the Eagles flip Sam Bradford (and likely a later round pick) to the Browns for No. 19. They then send the No. 19 pick, the No. 20 pick and their 2016 first rounder, along with two players (Fletcher Cox, Mychal Kendricks, Brandon Boykin, Vinny Curry) to the Titans for No. 2. Read more »
Adrian Amos. Photo courtesy of USA Today.
In the first installment, we gave our takes on what ultimately will happen with Marcus Mariota. Yesterday, we looked at first-round targets if the Eagles don’t move up for the Oregon QB. And today, we each name two players most likely to end up in Philadelphia one way or another. Read more »
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Every year, we try to get you ready for the first round with a cheat sheet.
This time around, we’re using Daniel Jeremiah’s top 50 list on NFL.com.
The idea here is simple. We divided his list into five different categories:
* The targets at No. 20 – Players in the mix if the Eagles stay put.
* Trade-up candidates – Guys they might be willing to move up for.
* Trade-down candidates – Guys who could be in play if they trade down.
* Wild cards – Prospects who are tough to categorize.
* Don’t count on it – Guys I don’t see them ending up with.
If you haven’t been keeping up with all the draft noise or need a primer for Thursday night, hopefully this piece serves that purpose. Read more »