Day 3 Update

Posted: April 28th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Nexium 2.5 mg granulado pediatrico dosis | 181 Comments »

1 – DT Fletcher Cox – 6-4, 298 – Mississippi State
2 – LB Mychal Kendricks – 5-11, 240 – Cal
2 – DE Vinny Curry – 6-3, 266 – Marshall
3 – QB Nick Foles – 6-5, 243 – Arizona
4 – CB/RS Brandon Boykin – 5-9, 183
5 – OT Dennis Kelly – 6-8, 321 – Purdue

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Here is the scouting report on Boykin.

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Didn’t have time to write a report on Dennis Kelly, nor did I watch enough tape to know him super thoroughly.  Here is some info:

Kelly played LT in the game I watched.  Surprisingly athletic.  Purdue had him pull to the inside on a run play and he made a good block on an ILB.  Moves well laterally, which is critical for Mudd’s system.  Pretty good knee bender for someone as tall as he is.  Good effort on run blocks.

Good showing at his Pro Day.  From Gil Brandt:  Kelly ran the 40 in 5.33 and 5.41 seconds (he had a 1.82-second 10-yard split). He had a 27-inch vertical, 8-foot-8 broad jump, 4.91-second short shuttle and 7.73 three-cone, and performed 30 strength lifts. Kelly also has 33 1/2-inch arms. Two-time All-Big Ten honorable mention player.

I think Kelly is the kind of bit OT and athletic guy that Howard Mudd will enjoy working with.  I don’t know if he can play LT in the NFL, but in our system he’s got a chance.  Could be a good RT.

I trust Howard Mudd when it comes to finding OL.

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Potential areas of need.  

TE – if the Eagles truly want to do a lot more 2-TE sets, they will need to add another TE

SS – someone who can fight for a job

RB – I don’t know that the team is focused on adding a rookie, but if the right guy is available, they could go for him

Who is left? 

TE:  Ladarius Green, Orson Charles, Taylor Thompson, Derek Carrier

S:  Antonio Allen, George Iloka, Janzen Jackson, Markelle Martin, Duke Iheancho, Justin Bethel, Winston Guy, Jordan Bernstine

RB:  Chris Polk, Chris Rainey, Vick Ballard, Cyrus Gray, Lennon Creer

Some very interesting guys are slipping that could fit other areas for us.  Will be interesting to see if we double up with a CB or LB or something like that.  Could still add a OG prospect.


181 Comments on “Day 3 Update”

  1. 1 Mr_electric10 said at 3:12 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Green, Charles and Rainey all gone I think

  2. 2 nickross23 said at 3:16 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    You got to believe that a RB will be taken at some point unless they think Haveli can be that big change of pace back. Don’t think he could be counted on to replace shady god forbid he goes down. WR then looks like the next viable position next

  3. 3 Jim Reynolds said at 4:27 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Justin Forsett still out there as a FA. Wouldn’t be surprised at all if Eagles sign him.

  4. 4 Baloophi said at 3:17 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Vick Ballard is sneaky quick and powerful… watched him rip through Auburn this last season…

  5. 5 Jim Reynolds said at 3:18 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Tommy,

    You forgot Eagles need a WR if we ever want to be rid of Chad Hall.

  6. 6 TommyLawlor said at 3:53 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Sloppy. I did leave off WR. My fault.

  7. 7 Baloophi said at 3:20 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I’d like one of the safeties…

    Antonio Allen
    George Iloka

  8. 8 JRO91 said at 3:20 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    If they don’t take a WR or Safety in 6 I gotta think Plax and Yerimiah Bell are in play.

  9. 9 wee2424 said at 3:33 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Agree

  10. 10 Chris Tomlinson said at 3:23 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    There’s still a chance for a Pats trade… they got 3 picks when the Packers moved up.

  11. 11 pjxii said at 3:58 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    AR and BB still have to make the obligatory trade.

  12. 12 ceteris_paribus1776 said at 3:28 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I’m curious why do we think we need more competition at SS when Jarrett was a 2nd rounder and Coleman has shown that he’s at least serviceable as a starter for now. Coleman’s lack of elite athleticism makes him a more natural fit at SS than FS where he struggled to open the year last year. Allen is the one who played more poorly and is coming off the injury. Don’t we think we should look at a guy who could push him, like Martin?

  13. 13 JRO91 said at 3:53 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Because people are impatient and they want an all star at every position. Nate Allen is good and Jarret was a reach. That’s not his fault. Give him a full offseason and a good coach to work with. I think he will turn heads this year. I don’t see how adding a 5th or 6th round pick will improve the safety position. These are special teams players. We need a vet safety,yes. Not another 20 y/o.

  14. 14 T_S_O_P said at 3:28 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I’m off to the pub to celebrate.

  15. 15 Baloophi said at 3:30 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Bottoms up, T_S_O_P!

  16. 16 LeicesterEaglesAce73 said at 3:31 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    You still in Leicester? Which public house do you frequent?

  17. 17 T_S_O_P said at 3:36 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    The Baker’s in Blaby. Where are you?

  18. 18 LeicesterEaglesAce73 said at 4:30 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Usually The Western off Narborough Road, it’s a Steamin Billy Brewery, not an Everards, but some decent brews!

  19. 19 T_S_O_P said at 6:50 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    know it and have frequented it, used to live 10 minutes walk from it

  20. 20 TommyLawlor said at 3:53 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Have fun my friend.

  21. 21 T_S_O_P said at 7:15 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I was late. Some guy named Lawlor on Eagles Live. I don’t know what all the fuss is.

  22. 22 NoDecaf said at 3:29 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Did we pick someone from a AA or A college program yet?

  23. 23 Razz_A_Matazz said at 3:43 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I don’t think so, but Dennard is still on the board and he will most like be in AA at least a couple of times.

  24. 24 NoDecaf said at 3:45 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Nice! lol

  25. 25 TommyLawlor said at 3:54 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Well played, Razz.

  26. 26 iskar36 said at 3:33 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I know you still need to look at him a bit more, but what are the concerns with Dennis Kelly. I trust Mudd to get the most out of his players that he can, but here is a reason he was not a highly rated player.

  27. 27 wee2424 said at 3:35 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Loving this draft. Happy Boykins fell to us in 4th. Really need a RB though, of shady goes down we are in trouble.

  28. 28 R G said at 3:36 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Janzen Jackson, please. Then its a perfect draft except for some QB.

  29. 29 ACViking said at 3:36 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    RE: The Red Zone

    T-LAW:

    The Eagles have added what seems to be a lot of quality young players to the defensive side.

    But I’m disappointed the Eagles haven’t take a stab at a tall receiver like UA’s Juron Criner [Rd 5 – Raiders] or UM’s Tommy Streeter — especially when the choice was someone whom his coaches benched because of personal conflicts (apparently) and seems like he’d be there later.

    Maybe Junior Hemingway — not a tall guy but, as you’ve written, solid and very quick — is the man.

    Or your guy, MSU’s BJ Cunningham.

  30. 30 TommyLawlor said at 3:56 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    You and I are both hoping for a WR with size. Height good, but at least give me a big frame (220 lbs).

  31. 31 K.Y. said at 4:53 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    They took McNutt, 6’3″, 216 lb WR. Good size, big frame and all. Your cup of tea?

  32. 32 deg0ey said at 3:37 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    So who do people want with our last 3 picks? I’d like some of these guys…

    WR: Rishard Matthews or Dwight Jones
    S: Antonio Allen or Duke Ihenacho
    LB: Travis Lewis or Danny Trevathan

  33. 33 Baloophi said at 3:43 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Didn’t Dwight Jones not respond well to coaching at the Senior Bowl (aka… stupid)?

    WR: Rishard Matthews (or how about Tommy Streeter as a size option?)
    S: Antonio Allen
    LB: Trevathan

  34. 34 TommyLawlor said at 3:56 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Dwight had issues in Mobile. And Chapel Hill.

  35. 35 pjxii said at 4:05 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I’d like to see them use one of these late picks on Tommy Streeter if he’s still there. Fast, tall and long arms, with NFL coaching he could be our RZ jump ball specialist.

  36. 36 Gary said at 3:42 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Tommy dropping knowledge on PE.com

  37. 37 the guy said at 3:46 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Went to philadelphiaeagles.com to check the roster for CBs, and who’s on Eagles Live? You! You should give us warnings about this stuff.

    Question:
    Assuming Boykin wins the slot CB spot, who is his backup? He’s got injury concerns, so do you keep Hanson? Try to put Hughes or Marsh at the spot in case of emergency?

  38. 38 JRO91 said at 3:55 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I think they hold onto Hanson as insurance.

  39. 39 TommyLawlor said at 4:26 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I think Hughes would be the backup slot to Boykin. Will keep Hanson through TC just in case.

  40. 40 ceteris_paribus1776 said at 3:57 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    someone may get a nice pick with CB, Leonard Johnson from Iowa St.. He was Mayocks #5 CB before the combine. Scott Wright also had him at #8. He turned in a poor work out. He’s a tough, physical corner who is an excellent tackler and excels in press-coverage. He just doesn’t have any top-end speed.

  41. 41 NoDecaf said at 4:14 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I guess we won’t see honest-to-goodness competition for Jason Avant via the draft.

  42. 42 LiamGarrett said at 4:18 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I’m disappointed by that, too. Instead of selecting a project QB, it would be nice to address our RZ problems at some point.

    (Nevertheless, great draft, of course.)

  43. 43 TommyLawlor said at 4:26 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Still good WRs on the board.

  44. 44 Baloophi said at 4:14 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I wonder if we still get Potter with one of the 6ths…

  45. 45 TommyLawlor said at 4:25 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    He reportedly had some shoulder/back issues that could have taken him off the Eagles board. If clean, would be great value in here.

  46. 46 Jack Bauer said at 4:17 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Hard not to like Kellen Moore, watching him on Gruden QB Camp…good smart kid

  47. 47 Baloophi said at 4:19 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Yeah. I like him too. I wasn’t sure we had room for him before Foles so I can’t envision a scenario in which we take him… unless there’s a Kafka trade or something.

  48. 48 ACViking said at 4:19 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    T-LAW:

    Here’s two names:

    Polk – RB
    Streeter – WR

    You had Polk the #5 rated RB. He’s fallen like a rock.

    Streeter you had as the 20th WR, close enough to Criner.
    ______________

    QUESTION: Is it fair at this point — especially for Polk — wonder if there are *character* issues for these guys?

  49. 49 TommyLawlor said at 4:25 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Polk was a Junior this year at UW, but suddenly became a Senior due to some odd situation. Wonder if he had academic issues and didn’t get an extra year. Could also have some medical concern I don’t know of.

    Streeter was a 1-year wonder who made a terrible decision to come out. That always raises red flags for me.

    Love Polk. Genuinely disappointed for him.
    Streeter isn’t a guy I’m all that into.

  50. 50 ian_no_2 said at 4:43 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    declaring for the draft was dumb for Streeter, but if you pick him, then you’re using his bad decision to get him cheap. Anyway, I don’t worship measurables so I’m not stuck on him, but it’s the sixth round

  51. 51 Baloophi said at 4:26 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    With Polk there might be a mileage issue… I think he had about a million carries at UW. Good pass catcher, though, I think…

  52. 52 47_Ronin said at 4:21 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Does anyone have a clue as to why Antonio Allen is dropping? Everything I’ve read about him had at worst as a 4th round pick.

  53. 53 Jack Bauer said at 4:23 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Agreed…I was looking at him for our pick at 153….should compete at SS at worse immediate contributor to ST

  54. 54 47_Ronin said at 4:41 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    4 Safeties have been drafted in round 6 ahead of Allen. I know his combine performance was nothing spectacular, but his game tape is good. I’m wondering if he tested positive for something…

  55. 55 aub32 said at 4:22 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Tommy,
    Any clue why Tommy Streeter is falling so far? I saw he dropped a few passes at the combine, but really good measurables

  56. 56 Jack Bauer said at 4:25 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Already hate Osweiler….”I was talking to John”……you call him Mr. Elway son

  57. 57 ACViking said at 4:26 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    RE: Ryan Lindley to the Cardinals (Rd 6)

    T-LAW:

    I think, if given the chance to throw to Fitz and Floyd, Ryan Lindley’s going to look a whole let better than a 6th rd pick.

    Potentially its a great fit for Lindley.

  58. 58 Jim Reynolds said at 4:30 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Not gonna lie – I liked Lindley’s development potential a lot more than Foles’.

  59. 59 ceteris_paribus1776 said at 4:31 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    and there goes Danny…

  60. 60 TommyLawlor said at 4:42 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Happy for him. Love Trevathan. Want him to succeed.

  61. 61 LeicesterEaglesAce73 said at 4:32 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Can we give the Patriots their 6th round pick back for a 5th next year? Just want to keep the streak alive!

  62. 62 47_Ronin said at 4:32 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Arrrhh! Broncos didn’t waste anytime drafting Danny Trevathan. Had my fingers crossed he might slide to one of the Eagles picks.

  63. 63 Baloophi said at 4:32 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    My targets

    Rishard Matthews – WR
    Nate Potter – OT
    Taylor Thompson – TE
    Antonio Allen – SS
    Junior Hemingway – WR
    Emmanuel Acho – LB (Wildcard)

  64. 64 Baloophi said at 4:35 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Adding Polk to the list as well

  65. 65 deg0ey said at 4:35 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Good list. I still like Travis Lewis, too.

  66. 66 TommyLawlor said at 4:42 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Thompson already got picked. Should have knocked him off the list above. TEN took him as DE, oddly enough.

  67. 67 Baloophi said at 4:46 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I say we take him anyway and battle it out in court

  68. 68 TommyLawlor said at 4:41 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Pick is coming up.

    WR Junior Hemingway or Rishard Matthews would be my preference.

    SS Antonio Allen is a favorite of mine.

    TE? OL?

  69. 69 Baloophi said at 4:45 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Remember when we tried to get both TE OL by drafting Te’O?

  70. 70 Baloophi said at 4:42 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    What’s going on with Cam Johnson?

  71. 71 ceteris_paribus1776 said at 4:45 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I could see Allen going to the Skins since they need DB help

  72. 72 ian_no_2 said at 4:45 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Markelle me

  73. 73 ceteris_paribus1776 said at 4:46 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    picked two picks ago by Tenn.

  74. 74 Baloophi said at 4:47 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    OH NO! WE TOOK THE LAST GUY ON TOMMY’S “AVOID” LIST!!!

  75. 75 DamonL86 said at 4:47 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Uh oh i think we got a player tommy didn’t want

  76. 76 ceteris_paribus1776 said at 4:47 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Compton is a good pick by the Skins.

  77. 77 ceteris_paribus1776 said at 4:47 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    wasting no time…

  78. 78 Baloophi said at 4:48 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Bring on your Cox and McNutt jokes…

  79. 79 ICDogg said at 5:51 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    They needed some hard talent to replace Peters

  80. 80 NoDecaf said at 4:48 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Love is in the air Tommy, there’s your McNutt.

  81. 81 ceteris_paribus1776 said at 4:48 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    They really like McNutt, huh?!

  82. 82 ACViking said at 4:48 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    RE: Pass Rush

    T-LAW:

    Is Curry a guy who can line up inside — say, right next to FC — with TCole and Babin on the outside? Some of the Senior Bowl tape showed him on the inside, and he looked great.

    (You may have already covered this in your scouting report, so sorry in advance.)

  83. 83 TommyLawlor said at 4:55 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Played some DT in Mobile and killed the OGs who tried to block him. Could be real good fit in there.

  84. 84 Chris Tomlinson said at 4:49 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I think they drafted him because they wanted the sexual innuendos to come back…

  85. 85 TommyLawlor said at 4:50 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    WR Marvin McNutt – 6-3, 216

    Real good value. Big WR who excels on slants and crossing routes. Times faster than he plays. Good RZ player. Big issue for me is that he struggled vs top CBs. That kept me from liking him as a 3rd/4th, but he is good value here in the 6th. Has NFL size and ability.

  86. 86 dislikedisqus said at 7:41 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    It looks like they addressed all the needs left over from day 2, except possibly no slot WR. They got: backup RB prospect, 2 OL prospects, slot corner and possible red zone guy. Very nicely done. SOOO much better than last year!

  87. 87 ian_no_2 said at 4:52 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Andy picked off Tommy’s no go list to show Philly he’s still running the joint.

    I didn’t read Tommy’s writeup but he looks like a good choice. Has been receiver three years after playing QB but has good speed, size, catching instincts and intelligence. Needs to develop things like route running and after the catch. A value at this point. Don’t know about him in the slot.

  88. 88 deg0ey said at 4:57 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    He used to play QB? Let’s use him in the wildcat!

  89. 89 Steve H said at 4:53 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    It would have been weird to have Cox without some Mcnutt’s.

  90. 90 Baloophi said at 4:53 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    VIDEO PROFILE

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-draft/09000d5d8285417f/2012-Draft-profile-WR-Marvin-McNutt-Iowa

  91. 91 NoDecaf said at 4:54 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    If I see this correctly, he is competition for Cooper, yes?

  92. 92 Baloophi said at 4:56 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    And insurance against Plaxico

  93. 93 TrentColeHamels said at 4:55 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Great draft… Cox will be Boykin til he McNutts. (Yes, I am 12 years old)

  94. 94 NoDecaf said at 4:56 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    HA!

  95. 95 TommyLawlor said at 4:56 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    RE: not wanting McNutt

    I had no interest in him because I assumed he was going to be a 3rd/early 4th. Didn’t like him in that area at all.

    Late in the 6th is whole different story. OK by me.

  96. 96 deg0ey said at 4:58 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    In fairness, it’s hard to dislike any pick in the 6th; it’s not like you’re expecting greatness from anybody you get around here anyway

  97. 97 LiamGarrett said at 5:05 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I’d be mad if Vontaze Burfict was taken anywhere.

  98. 98 LiamGarrett said at 5:06 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    (This thread needed a gratuitous Burfict-slam.)

  99. 99 ceteris_paribus1776 said at 4:57 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    another safety taken ahead of Allen. Weird…

  100. 100 Baloophi said at 4:57 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Well, I guess we could still take Rishard Matthews…

  101. 101 Baloophi said at 5:00 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Okay, we’re on the clock. If they really want to mess with our heads they’ll take Kellen Moore.

  102. 102 Baloophi said at 5:01 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Brandon Washington – OT – Miami

  103. 103 Steve H said at 5:02 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    hope he’s another jason kelce 6th round wunderkid.

  104. 104 Baloophi said at 5:03 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    If the Giants take Matthews here it’ll be a swift kick in McNutts

  105. 105 deg0ey said at 5:06 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Would you like fries with that?

  106. 106 TommyLawlor said at 5:04 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Shocked by OG Brandon Washington from Miami. Played OT for the Canes. 6-3, 320. Will play OG for us. Limited athlete who is a tough, physical blocker. I don’t see him as a Mudd type of blocker at all. Must have felt he was good value and worth the risk. Real interesting.

  107. 107 NoDecaf said at 5:06 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I’m going to go out on a limb (short limb with one round left) and say as much as Reid loves competition, he isn’t looking for some for Avant.

  108. 108 Baloophi said at 5:07 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    BRANDON WASHINGTON VIDEO (COMBINE)

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-combine/09000d5d827d36dc/2012-combine-workout-Brandon-Washington

  109. 109 ian_no_2 said at 5:07 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I like this pick ok, especially with Mudd’s blessing, but I’m confused where you hide this guy at Miami. If he’s a top prep who played on Miami why didn’t he go higher and have more press coverage? For one thing he hasn’t played much.. went from guard to tackle. I guess he’s brought in to compete with Vandervelde.

  110. 110 TommyLawlor said at 5:13 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Never found a home at Miami. Also, there was coaching change. Kid has serious talent. I think he’s an odd fit, but getting with a guy like Mudd who knows exactly what he wants could be a very good thing.

  111. 111 ian_no_2 said at 5:10 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    If McNutt plays well, we can credit Tommy for getting the other 31 teams to take him off their draft board.

  112. 112 TommyLawlor said at 5:16 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I do my part.

  113. 113 Baloophi said at 5:12 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    We might step Brandon Washington up to an XXXL jersey…

  114. 114 ian_no_2 said at 5:13 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    26 pix away now

    Does the success of this draft mean we can blame the others on Ryan Grigson?

  115. 115 TommyLawlor said at 5:23 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Now that’s funny.

  116. 116 Eric Weaver said at 7:01 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I thought that earlier as well

  117. 117 Jack Bauer said at 5:15 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Seriously did Allen kill somebody that no one outside the NFL knows about?

  118. 118 Baloophi said at 5:20 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    And Cam Johnson… thought he looked solid at the Senior Bowl.

  119. 119 TommyLawlor said at 5:24 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Cam has Sickle Cell Trait, which is a serious condition that affects his ability to play. Doesn’t process oxygen well and needs rest after just a few snaps. I’m sure teams are concerned.

  120. 120 Baloophi said at 5:29 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    RIGHT! Ryan Clark has that and had to sit out the playoff game in Denver because of the altitude…

    I think I was also confusing Cam Johnson for the DE from last year who had had a heart attack? Remember that guy?

  121. 121 Patrick Clausen said at 5:34 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I assume we would be one of the teams interested, with our rotation style, but his hope of being an Eagle ended with Curry. If we trade Tapp, he might be a UDFA target.

  122. 122 TommyLawlor said at 5:25 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    RE: Allen

    I don’t know what his deal is. Maybe he’s dumb. Criminal? Druggie? Iggles Blitz reader? Those are the kind of red flags that scare people.

  123. 123 ACViking said at 5:20 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    T-LAW:

    We’re getting close so . . . who are your premium rookie free agents?

  124. 124 TommyLawlor said at 5:24 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Great question. Gotta get going on that list.

  125. 125 Baloophi said at 5:22 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    The Steelers have 4 7ths????

  126. 126 JC2K said at 5:26 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    That’s hilarious – we drafted Cox and McNutt 😉

  127. 127 Arby1 said at 6:55 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Ballsy move.

  128. 128 Cvd52 said at 7:16 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Haha. Fletcher Cox and Marvin McNutt sounds like two porn stars

  129. 129 Baloophi said at 5:31 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Vikings take Audie Cole. That’s one of those picks that just feels right.

  130. 130 TommyLawlor said at 5:33 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    They like taking big MLBs. He’s 6-4, 240. Good fit.

  131. 131 bebin abraham said at 5:32 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    tommy is chris osuwu a possible UDFA?..I know he has major medical issues but he has amazing skills…I just don’t want to see chad hall….. Does that make me unamerican?

  132. 132 NoDecaf said at 5:39 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Place your bets on last player///position picked by Birds

  133. 133 Jack Bauer said at 6:05 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I’d like Antonio Allen, but I’m going with Polk

  134. 134 Baloophi said at 5:45 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Colts take DE Tim Fugger… great last name.

  135. 135 Nu_B said at 5:53 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Any reason Alfonzo Dennard hasn’t been picked yet? Not a fan of him for us, but 7th round seems late for him.

  136. 136 bebin abraham said at 5:58 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    assaulted a po-po…with his type of play he could be called for a penalty he’s out on the field

  137. 137 iskar36 said at 6:00 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    One of the last two NE picks coming up. Potential Eagles trade?

  138. 138 TommyLawlor said at 6:08 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    No trade this year.

  139. 139 Baloophi said at 6:02 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Arizona takes Nate Potter. That’s one of those picks that just feels wrong.

  140. 140 TommyLawlor said at 6:08 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Shoulder/back issues must have really hurt his value.

  141. 141 Baloophi said at 6:08 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Eagles flew Janzen Jackson in for a visit… wonder if he’s the pick here…

  142. 142 Baloophi said at 6:13 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Whenever they cut to the Cowboys “war” room it looks more like a takeout counter at a barbecue place than the nerve center of a 1.2 billion dollar enterprise…

  143. 143 TommyLawlor said at 6:27 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    That’s awesome.

  144. 144 Baloophi said at 6:13 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Stomach punch courtesy of the Dolphins…. Rishard Matthews

  145. 145 ian_no_2 said at 6:14 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    here’s where chris polk can be tied up

  146. 146 ian_no_2 said at 6:15 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    or draft a CB to replace Asante

  147. 147 Baloophi said at 6:18 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Bryce Brown. Like we all predicted.

  148. 148 Baloophi said at 6:19 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Mayock on Bryce Brown: “I don’t know.”

  149. 149 TommyLawlor said at 6:23 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Eagles did meet with him. This is a guy they’re willing to roll the dice on. Big time talent. Brown was an elite HS recruit. He can be a special runner. Problem is that he’s bounced around from college to college. Never found a home and some of that is on him.

    Can he handle job angle of pro football? Has the on-field ability.

  150. 150 NoDecaf said at 6:20 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Well, at least they got (sort of) competition for Dion Lewis.
    Thanks for everything Tommy.

    Cheers.

  151. 151 TommyLawlor said at 6:21 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    My pleasure, sir.

  152. 152 Nu_B said at 6:21 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Well Bryce can’t be worse than Ronnie Brown was last year right? This guy was a stud coming out of HS.

  153. 153 ian_no_2 said at 6:21 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I like the Bryce Brown pick… the insanely early declare for the draft discount.. he’s not being picked for CFO, he just needs to be taught to run the ball. High upside 7th round pick, and if it doesn’t work out it’s no biggy.

  154. 154 Baloophi said at 6:23 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    From CBS:

    The college career of once-heralded running back Bryce Brown was a monumental disappointment. But his considerable talent means that there’s a chance – albeit, a small one – for redemption in the NFL. It certainly won’t be easy considering the holes in Brown’s resume. The No. 1 recruit in the nation from Wichita, KS, in 2009, Brown rushed for a ridiculous 7,209 yards at the prep level and was so highly regarded that he was compared to Barry Sanders. He was also ranked five spots ahead of Trent Richardson, who is now expected to be selected fourth overall next week by the Cleveland Browns. There was even talk Brown would skip college for the
    CFL. Brown headed to Knoxville but then transferred from Tennessee, where he struggled after being stuck behind Montario Hardesty, a 1,600-yard rusher and future NFL second-round draft pick. He sat out a season after transferring to Kansas State, where his brother, Arthur, is now a star linebacker. But it didn’t work out in 2011 for Bryce, who had just three carries for 16 yards for the Wildcats. He left the school in the middle of the season and eventually declared for the NFL draft in January.

  155. 155 JonH said at 7:58 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    story reminiscent of “Fast Willie” Parker formerly of the Steelers.

  156. 156 Patrick Clausen said at 6:25 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Thanks for the insight Tommy. I’ll enjoy reading through all of your last 10 post at work tomorrow. Goodnight from Denmark.

  157. 157 TommyLawlor said at 6:29 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Good night, sir.

  158. 158 bdbd20 said at 6:28 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Bryce Brown has IR written all over him

  159. 159 Baloophi said at 6:32 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Good call… I’m gonna go with “stinger.”

  160. 160 Jeff Rendell said at 6:29 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Tommy, thanks much for everything! Great job and much enjoyed lurking here during the draft.

  161. 161 TommyLawlor said at 6:58 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Glad you enjoyed it. Helps when the Eagles make good picks.

  162. 162 Baloophi said at 6:31 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    A belated “good job” to you, Tommy, on your Eagles Live performance. I know it’s not easy opening for Rob Rang but you did a heckuva job.

  163. 163 TommyLawlor said at 6:58 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Thank you sir. Would have hyped it in here, but kind of a last minute thing.

  164. 164 bebin abraham said at 6:32 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Great read on Bryce Brown

    http://www.ganggreennation.com/2012/3/31/2916700/the-curious-case-of-bryce-brown

    Low Risk Huge Reward

  165. 165 Toby_yboT said at 7:32 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Wow

  166. 166 Davesbeard said at 7:56 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Too right wow! That story is crazy. His highlights are crazier! He knocks defenders back on the goal line like children near the start of the video.

  167. 167 ian_no_2 said at 6:32 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    A man left Radio City Music Hall in critical condition. Witnesses say as he was leaving, he mistook Vontaze Burfict for a fan and said “just the dregs left.”

  168. 168 iskar36 said at 6:36 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Absolutely love this draft. Filled several needs with quality players. For the most part, targeted BPA. Were patient throughout the draft and got guys much later than predicted, thus maximized value.

    The draft did leave a few holes remaining though (not saying this was a mistake of the draft, just the right players were not available or they targeted something else). We still could use competition at safety (Bell could fill this need), competition at backup RB (still several vet FA options out there), and competition for Avant (Plax?). I imagine most would disagree with me, but I would still welcome competition for Kafka beyond Foles. If Kafka looses to the competition, we cut him and move forward with the guy we bring in and Foles as the future backup. If Kafka wins, you cut the guy you brought in. Lastly, I would love to see us bring in competition at FB, although, I guess it is not clear they will even keep a FB.

  169. 169 iskar36 said at 6:37 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Also, competition for Chas Henry at punter would also be welcomed.

  170. 170 TommyLawlor said at 6:57 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Eagles did make an offer to a FA punter last month. They must also feel Chas needs competition.

  171. 171 iskar36 said at 7:09 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Frankly, if Bryan Anger had been available in the 5th or later, I would have been interested. Of course, he was selected in the 3rd… no thank you.

  172. 172 Cvd52 said at 6:39 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    This draft seems way different than howie’s usual draft.

    I’m curious about the second round pick that we traded. Bears jumped in front of us and grabbed a WR then we traded back. Did we want curry and thought he would still b there? Did we want that WR the bears took and decided to move back?

  173. 173 Eagles4life said at 6:47 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I wonder if bears told Eagles who they are picking!

  174. 174 DF said at 6:47 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Tommy, are there any slot receiver’s left that might make it to UDFA? Quick guys with RAC ability?

  175. 175 Arby1 said at 6:53 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I was away all day. Did I miss anything?

  176. 176 TommyLawlor said at 6:57 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Andy Reid called a press conference to show off a colorful shirt and talk about some college boys that he is “into”.

    Quiet other than that.

  177. 177 ian_no_2 said at 7:07 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Eagles don’t deserve 7th round compensatories after last year’s poor performance. Lloyd and Havili. I’m all Morton on that. Now is the time to think about better compensatories next year.

  178. 178 LiamGarrett said at 7:42 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    This article makes me feel a little better about Mychal Kendricks’s ability to handle SAM.

    http://www.csnphilly.com/football-philadelphia-eagles/eagles-talk/Eagles-hope-Kendricks-cures-tight-end-tr?blockID=698337&feedID=692

    Here’s hoping.

  179. 179 Cliff said at 8:38 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    This year’s Nate Ilaoa Award goes to… Bryce Brown.

    How many comments will we see talking about how great Brown was in HS before he’s cut?

  180. 180 Cliff said at 8:41 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    I’m a firm believer in the “don’t judge a draft class until 3 seasons” rule, but without over-hyping these rookies I think we drafted 2 starters and 2 or 3 solid contributors. That’s not bad at all.

    If Cox, Kendricks, Curry, and Boykins are all contributing this season, HR and AR are winning.

  181. 181 DamonL86 said at 8:48 PM on April 28th, 2012:

    Chris Polk, Chris Harris and Philip Thomas have been signed so far.