Back for the second straight year is the Eagles’ first-round cheat sheet (with some slight tweaks).
I’ve put together a list of 40 potential first-round prospects. Yes, I know, there are only 32 picks in the first round, but we don’t know exactly who those 32 are going to be. Since the Eagles also hold the 35th pick, I thought rounding up 40 prospects would make sense.
The idea is simple: How would each guy fit with the Eagles, and what is the likelihood of each guy landing in Philadelphia?
We’ll start with the offense (17 prospects) and move on to the defense (23 prospects) in the next post.
Chip Kelly’s response drew laughter, but there was actually probably some truth behind his words.
“Yeah, and I get bored,” Kelly said last week, when asked about the process of working through different draft scenarios with Howie Roseman and the Eagles’ personnel team.
“To be honest with you, when they give you a million different scenarios, I think the same thing in the back of my mind. What if one team will trade 17 picks for us? You would say that would never happen. But the New Orleans Saints did it for Ricky Williams, so you have to talk about it. So we talk about it.”
Kelly is only three months into his tenure, but the sense here is that he’s at his happiest when he’s on the field coaching, or in the meeting room with his staff working on offensive concepts and X’s and O’s.
For months Luke Joeckel has been widely considered the top tackle in April’s draft, with Eric Fisher a beat behind.
That order is being questioned by Dan Pompei of the National Football Post, who says that according to NFL scouts and front office men that he has spoken to, Fisher is passing Joeckel on some draft boards.