I have written a lot about Seniors so far, but haven’t covered the underclassmen as much. With that in mind, I wrote about some key underclassmen for PE.com.
Some of the underclassmen I know well. Others I’m still working on. We had a record number of kids come out. There is no way to know all of theses guys in depth unless you are completely focused on the draft 24/7. With all the Eagles writing I do, I just haven’t had the time to study them all.
The draft isn’t until May. I’ll be watching tape and doing research right up until a couple of days before the draft.
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Rather than going for typical big names, Bama went with a situational rusher, PK and RS. All 3 would fit the Eagles needs and offer some help. You have to think the price would be right and that they would fit in with the kind of players that the Eagles added in 2013.
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A few of you have asked whether the Eagles could have some interest in OT Jonathan Martin if he is cut or traded. I doubt he’s on the Eagles radar. Martin will want to start or battle for playing time right away. The Eagles are set with OTs. They need depth and players for the future.
In terms of how the situation went down, I have no idea what Chip Kelly thinks. I think Kelly would be open to having Martin on the team, but you never know how a coach would feel about such an extreme situation. I imagine Kelly empathizes with Martin for having to deal with such an unhealthy locker room, but Kelly may not be comfortable with how Martin handled things in such a public, dramatic fashion. Coaches hate when locker room details go public.