LeSean McCoy blew through ESPN’s Bristol, Connecticut campus Monday. By the time his media tour was done, he had predicted an Eagles Super Bowl, talked up Johnny Manziel and declared himself the best back in the game. The NFL world can thank him for a few drops of rain in a relatively dry week. Read more »
Like how he broke down Eagles film prior to his visit to Philly (Matthews said he tried to do that for every team he had a meeting with during the pre-draft process); or how he asked for tape of the defensive backs he’d be facing at the Senior Bowl, then woke up before dawn to dissect it.
Big on precision, Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage said of the Vanderbilt wideout: “I think when the offensive coaches say that we want you to run this route at eleven and three-quarters yards…he’s going to be at eleven and three-quarters yards. He’s going to do exactly what he’s told to do.”
Does the SEC’s all-time leading receiver consider himself a perfectionist? Read more »
Those were the words of Howie Roseman when, moments after the 2014 NFL Draft concluded, a reporter brought up the fact that the Eagles came away with no offensive linemen.
“I firmly believe in building on the line of scrimmage. That’s kind of how I was raised in the National Football League,” the general manager said. “I thought we’d have some opportunities to get some o‑linemen, but there was a run in the third round that was like nothing I’ve ever seen in my life. It was like ‑‑ I don’t know, if someone gave me the numbers, it was like player after player after player, and it was like ‑‑ all of a sudden we looked back up and our board was depleted, and we weren’t going to reach. That hurt because we went in thinking that we’d get some guys.” Read more »
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.
After hearing from the head coach and general manager, you’re left with the feeling that the Eagles had a plan for the first round of the draft and that plan went awry on multiple levels. Read more »
Tim and Sheil will drop in throughout the night with updates from the NovaCare Complex. As always, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. Note that the most recent updates will be at the top of this post. Read more »
As we count down to Thursday, Tim and Sheil give their takes on how the Eagles will approach the 2014 draft.
In case you missed yesterday’s installment, they each gave their three most likely targets for the Birds at No. 22.
Today’s question: Will the Eagles spend one of their draft picks on a quarterback?
@Tim_McManus this draft so deep. Y not trade outta 1st to late 1st thrn trade into early 2nd. So much more value. Will have like 4 4ths.
— Satwinder (@Satwinder09) April 24, 2014
For the purposes of this exercise, let’s assume the early portion of the draft goes exactly the way Don Banks of Sports Illustrated sees it. Mike Evans, Ha-Ha Clinton Dix, Calvin Pryor, Darqueze Dennard, Bradley Roby, Anthony Barr and C.J. Mosley are all off the table. However, Brandin Cooks, Odell Beckham, Jr., Marqise Lee, Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier,Virginia Tech corner Kyle Fuller and Missouri pass rusher Kony Ealy are among the names still available. What do you do? Read more »
The LSU wideout told Sirius XM that he is meeting with the Eagles this upcoming week. The team has already reportedly entertained Texas A&M’s Mike Evans, Indiana’s Cody Latimer, Kelvin Benjamin out of Florida State and Marqise Lee from USC. Latimer is projected as a Day 2 pick; the rest of the group have first-round grades. Read more »