Eagles Draft Buzz Thread: 4/20
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.
3:25 p.m.: This one’s from last week, but I don’t think we’ve covered it. Mike Mayock of NFL Network says he has first-round grades on eight wide receivers and thinks six will end up going off the board on Day 1. He’s got Amari Cooper, Kevin White, Breshad Perriman and Dorial Green-Beckham going in the top 20.
3:23 p.m.: The Eagles got a visit from UCLA S/LB Shaq Thompson (6-0, 228) today, per Jeff McLane. Thompson is a bit of a tweener who doesn’t have a natural position. Billy Davis would have to get creative to find a role for Thompson in the Eagles’ defense.
2:00 p.m.: Even some G.J. Kinne news today!
Interesting note to help clarify Eagles logjam at QB: G.J. Kinne expected to get work at WR, KR, special teams. Athletic jack of all trades.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 20, 2015
1:00 p.m.: Dianna Marie Russini with some more details on the Matt Barkley/Tim Tebow front. Sounds like Miami was flirting with idea of trading for Barkley.
Dolphins Mike Tannenbaum chose Josh Freeman over Matt Barkley. That was the delay in the Tebow signing. #eagles
— Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna) April 20, 2015
What does one have to do with the other? Hard to figure. Perhaps the Eagles thought it would hurt whatever leverage they had left in Barkley trade talks if they were to sign another quarterback first, but ultimately gave up on that idea so they could have Tebow on board for the start of spring workouts. Expect them to continue in their efforts to move the former fourth-round pick.
9:17 a.m.: The Eagles will get a visit today from Miami WR Phillip Dorsett, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post. Dorsett (5-10, 185) is a burner. He ran a 4.33 at the combine and is expected to be a Day 2 pick.
9:03 a.m: When Chip Kelly mentioned that he’d been offered a first-round pick for Sam Bradford, many assumed the team he was talking about was the Cleveland Browns. But according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan, Cleveland offered the Rams, not the Eagles, the No. 19 overall pick.
This leads to a couple different questions. Was Kelly telling the truth? And if he was, is there another team interested in Bradford?
8:57 a.m.: USC WR Nelson Agholor is a player who will intrigue Kelly and the Eagles. But how early is too early to take him? Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network thinks Agholor will be a top 25 pick.
8:43 a.m.: Per Caplan, teams are looking at UConn DB Byron Jones as a press corner, not a free safety. He has experience playing both spots in college. I think Jones is on the short list of possibilities at No. 20.