Eagles Draft Thread: Day 1

Chip Kelly. Mark J. Rebilas / USA Today

Chip Kelly. Mark J. Rebilas / USA Today

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.

11:45: Here’s what Kelly said about Mariota.

10:19: The Eagles have selected USC WR Nelson Agholor. He compares to Jeremy Maclin. We did a full breakdown with No-22 here.

9:37: Two more picks until the Eagles are up. Some options: UConn CB Byron Jones, Oregon OL Jake Fisher, Kentucky OLB Bud Dupree, UCF WR Breshad Perriman, Pittsburgh OL T.J. Clemmings and USC WR Nelson Agholor.

I think the favorites, if they remain on the board, are Jones and Fisher. I was not expecting Dupree to still be available though.

8:46: Just in case you were still holding out hope:

8:39: Rounding out the top five are Florida OLB Dante Fowler, Alabama WR Amari Cooper and Iowa OL Brandon Scherff.

8:22: What the Eagles offered the box:

8:16: Looks like the dream is over. The Eagles tried, but the Titans didn’t want to play ball, apparently. Hard to imagine that Chip Kelly could have offered anything else.

8:12: The Bucs take Jameis Winston. Here we go.

7:59: This is similar to the deal T-Mac threw out there earlier.

7:46: Buckle up.

7:30: Are the Bears in the mix?


7:25: My sense is that there’s no motivation for the Titans to give in or for the Eagles to sweeten their deal right now. My gut? When a deadline approaches, one side will blink. But we’ll find out shortly.

If you missed anything from earlier, click here. – SK