Eagles Open Thread: NFL Draft Edition

With Josh in Bismarck and Tim at NovaCare, we'll post the tidbits we hear in this thread.

Carson Wentz. (USA Today Sports)

Carson Wentz. (USA Today Sports)

After months of speculation, we can put the mock drafts and conjecture — at least for the first round — to rest. The draft kicks off at 8 p.m. tonight on ESPN and NFL Network, and we’ll post random tidbits as they roll in into this thread.

9:07 — Reaction to Carson Wentz getting drafted in Bismarck.

8:50 — Images from Chicago:

8:30 — More sights and sounds from Bismarck, courtesy of Mr. Paunil.

8:20 — It’s official. Carson Wentz is an Eagle.

6:53 — What Josh is seeing at the Wentz watch party.

5:16 — Doug Pederson weighs in on Bradford.

4:51 — Roob on his parking lot run-in with Jeffrey Lurie.

4:00 — According to the facilities manager here at the MDU Resources Community Bowl, the Governor of North Dakota, Jack Dalrymple, will be at this draft watch party in Bismarck. Maybe I can rub some elbows with important people tonight and get a cushy political gig?

The facilities manager also pointed out that Carson Wentz would not be the first Eagle from North Dakota. Pete Retzlaff, who was born in Ellendale, per Pro Football Reference, came to Philadelphia in 1956 after Detroit waived him. The Eagles converted him from fullback to receiver/tight end, and he made the Pro Bowl five times. In 1960, he helped Philadelphia win the NFL Championship, and later, he was named to the Eagles Hall of Fame. -JP

3:35 — Herm Edwards joined 97.5 to talk Sam Bradford.

1:36 — Sal Pal on the Bradford situation.