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In an era where a record number of undergraduates are declaring for the draft, the Eagles are trending in the opposite direction. And it’s no coincidence. Read more »
If you’re trying to get a feel for what Jaylen Watkins is like as a player, talking with Jordan Matthews is a pretty good place to start. Watkins and Matthews both began playing college ball in 2010, and as conference foes in the SEC, went up against one another quite a bit.
“The thing that I remember is that I could never get away from him,” said Matthews. “I would go outside and he’s standing there staring me in the face. And then I would go to the ‘Y’ in the three-by-one in any type of ’10’ personnel and he’s coming over and playing ‘one’ coverage over top of me, too. Jaylen is so versatile,” said Matthews. Read more »
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 »