The Eagles Get a Big NT

Posted: May 10th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 247 Comments »

The Eagles spent their 7th round pick on NT Beau Allen from Wisconsin. Terrific pick.

Jerry Azzinaro went to various Pro Days working out players who could add late round depth for the DL. As of this morning, the backup NT was Damion Square. The coaches love Square for his intelligence and good technique, but he’s not big and he’s not athletic. That puts a major limit on him.

Allen is 6-2, 333. He can eat up blocks in the middle. He’s also able to make some plays here and there. He won’t be winning any beauty contests, though.

Yikes.

Not all of you are happy with Bennie Logan, but the Eagles like him as their NT. Allen is coming to Philly to challenge for a backup spot. The coaches will give him a chance to show what he can do, but don’t fall into the trap of thinking that Allen is going to replace Logan just because he is bigger.

The first challenge Allen has is to beat out Square. That’s far from a done deal. As I mentioned, the Eagles coaches love Square and his intangibles. Allen has to come in here and play his butt off. Allen is the kind of blue collar tough guy that I would expect to do that. If he does play well, Allen could be a big help. The Eagles need to rotate linemen more in 2014. Having a player who can get on the field and hold his own is important.

Chip Kelly mentioned that they tried to recruit Allen to Oregon so this is a guy that Jerry Azzinaro has some interest in. He is a good fit for the 2-gap style that Coach Azz likes to use.

Sometimes 7th round picks feel like dumb gambles. This feels like a very good value pick.

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247 Comments on “The Eagles Get a Big NT”

  1. 1 GermanEagle said at 6:09 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Since the Eagles Draft is officially in the books I wanted to remind you that I need 3 more upvotes. Sincerely ze beau German

  2. 2 ACViking said at 6:17 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    GE . . .

    why do you need the upvotes, exactly?

    i’m happy to give you as many as you want, but why?

  3. 3 GermanEagle said at 6:20 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    My gf promised me that I can go to 6 Eagles home games this year when hitting the 1,000.

  4. 4 ACViking said at 6:21 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    DONE.

    I’ll get to work.

  5. 5 GermanEagle said at 6:22 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Cheers, mate. You guys can continue with the downvotes again. I won’t show her. Lol

  6. 6 Dominik said at 6:18 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    So, 3 downvotes you say.

  7. 7 GermanEagle said at 6:18 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Thanks fans. With the help of your trust I just hit the 1,000 upvotes milestone. I feel truly blessed to be a part of this community, though I went undrafted for the 35th time in a row.

  8. 8 laeagle said at 6:39 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Does this help? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji6r7J6L2bk

  9. 9 GermanEagle said at 6:42 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Lol. This is hilarious.

  10. 10 GermanEagle said at 11:17 AM on May 11th, 2014:

    Blimey, 50 (!!!) up votes?!!! You guys are amazing!!!

  11. 11 Nailed it! said at 6:13 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Chip just said he would like too add 3-4 OL UDFA prospects. Is that allot or more the norm heading into camp Tommy?

  12. 12 TommyLawlor said at 6:15 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    You need 15 OL in camp. That gives you 3 different O-lines. Adding 3 to 4 guys is pretty normal.

  13. 13 Nailed it! said at 6:15 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Thank you good sir!

  14. 14 ztom6 said at 6:17 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Maybe they can make Brandon Bair an OT again

  15. 15 Baloophi said at 6:14 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Link to Tommy’s phone interview on the mothership:

    http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/videos/videos/On-The-Phone-Tommy-Lawlor/b9376687-27bd-4734-bf7d-9c81b00682e0

    (you can tell he’s not on a helmet phone, but nobody’s perfect…)

  16. 16 TommyLawlor said at 6:15 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Some day I will get to use the helmet phone.

    Some day…

  17. 17 Baloophi said at 6:22 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    There’s no doubt in my mind the helmet phone would cut out or start beeping or something.

    laeagle is convinced it’s the actual phone used to draft Jon Harris…

  18. 18 laeagle said at 9:49 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Something about the faded plastic on the headpiece, or the bad varnish job on the wood baseplate. I felt the magic of reaching for the second coming of “Too Tall Jones” with every second that phone cupped my ear…

  19. 19 ztom6 said at 6:17 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    He certainly looks the part, but his tape against OSU won’t win him many admirers.

  20. 20 Baloophi said at 6:18 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    I don’t have kids, and therefore no daughter, but if I had to sketch out the guy I’d least like her to introduce as her first boyfriend, it would look like Beau Allen. Ironic his name is “Beau.”

    Well, I guess technically it’d be a tie with this guy:

  21. 21 ACViking said at 6:19 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Do you have a shot-gun?

    Here in the South, it’s required for all fathers who have daughters.

    I bought a used one. I didn’t ask on what, though.

  22. 22 ACViking said at 6:20 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    By the way . . . my daughter wouldn’t be allowed out of the house if that was the guy.

  23. 23 Baloophi said at 6:28 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    I don’t have a shotgun… but as my wife is from the South, I was very nervous meeting her father.

  24. 24 ACViking said at 6:30 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    As a native of “South” Jersey, it was an easy transition.

  25. 25 BlindChow said at 6:43 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Ha! I actually just finished watching this series yesterday…

  26. 26 Baloophi said at 6:44 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    I was wondering where you were!

  27. 27 BlindChow said at 6:45 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    I’ve been reading the posts, but avoiding the speculation in the comments until something official actually started happening…

  28. 28 Baloophi said at 6:48 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    That is a considered, mature, and reasonable approach. What are you doing on this site?

  29. 29 ACViking said at 6:18 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    During Kelly’s last presser, did he say the Eagles would bring in another QB — as long as he fits certain criteria (whatever those may be)?

    Wyoming’s Brett Smith has 10″ hands. So that’s a start for him.

  30. 30 TommyLawlor said at 6:28 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Smith would be a good addition. Will he go undrafted?

  31. 31 ACViking said at 6:31 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    T-Law:

    I like Barkley. Want to see him succeed.

    But I’d love to see a young kid like Smith in the mix.

  32. 32 ACViking said at 6:32 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    If he gets past through the last 14 picks (as of this writing).

  33. 33 GermanEagle said at 6:24 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    I don’t mind Allen. As long as he catches 83 beaus for 1,333 yards and 10 TDs this year. Oh wait…

  34. 34 ACViking said at 6:24 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    You must have hit your target by now.

    Let us know.

  35. 35 GermanEagle said at 6:25 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Yes. I don’t mind the up votes though. Feels good. πŸ™‚

  36. 36 Charlie Kelly said at 6:39 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Allen..?

  37. 37 IAteLunchToday said at 6:25 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Hi Tommy, I think you said you were going to watch the draft from home. Are you sure you weren’t at Chip Kelly’s press conference? I figured I would watch his press conferences and in the background someone is saying Kelvin Benjamin was a bad pick and didn’t like him. Made me think of your comments about how you didn’t want him (I agreed). 1:40 mark of the 1st round press conference if you’re interested, but I’m sure you already heard it.

    Anyways, thanks for your coverage. I enjoy your site.

  38. 38 TommyLawlor said at 6:29 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    That wasn’t me. Those are certainly my thoughts, though.

  39. 39 Baloophi said at 6:27 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Beau instantly becomes my favorite “Allen” on our defense…

  40. 40 ACViking said at 6:29 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    That may be short-lived, now that Mr. Ed’s on the team.

  41. 41 GEAGLE said at 6:40 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Very true…Ed was quiet this past year, but the year before he was a playmaking force…didn’t expect him to get out of round 3-4.. Getting him in the 5th is nice value

  42. 42 ACViking said at 6:43 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Wrote earlier I think ER’s a player.

    In two years, Birds could have two 5th Rd picks playing safety. And both have some talent. Just need polish.

  43. 43 GEAGLE said at 6:48 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    I really view him similar to Nate when he was coming out. Nate was a promising prospect pre knee surgery

  44. 44 ACViking said at 6:28 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Packers’ Ted Thompson takes home . . .

    late-pick WRs Jared Abbredaris and Jeff Janis.

    Along with 2nd Rd pick Devante Adams.

    Thompson has a knack for finding WRs.

    With the QBs Thompson’s had, maybe it’s hard to miss.

  45. 45 Charlie Kelly said at 6:37 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    yeah… and janis went to the same school tood herremens went to.. lol..

    but yeah they are good at finding WRs..

    but i like what the steelers did more. adding Dri and Bryant. thats good for them. They have proven to be able to develope some WRs.. antonio brown and emanual sanders (even mike wallace).. never expected anything out of them

  46. 46 ACViking said at 6:43 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Point well taken.

  47. 47 Nailed it! said at 6:34 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Question, if Chip nails another draft like last years. How long till players start getting labeled as ‘Chip guys’ much like ‘Belicheck guys’ all the media loves talking about pre draft?

  48. 48 Nailed it! said at 6:35 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Is it weird to feel like a ‘Chip guy’ yourself… Asking for a friend

  49. 49 LiamGarrett said at 6:34 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    I hope the Eags sign Michael Sam as an UDFA. We still need depth at OLB< and despite his horrible workouts, I'd be more than happy to have a kid with his kind of game-tap hang out on the practice squad for a year, and see what the team trainers can do to his athleticism.

  50. 50 GEAGLE said at 6:39 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    He isn’t good

  51. 51 LiamGarrett said at 6:48 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Yeah, it seems like a lot of people are coming to that terse conclusion very quickly, despite the fact that he was a consensus All-American and the SEC Defensive Player of the Year. We all know he isn’t as good as those accolades suggest, I totally get that, but all I’m talking about here is having him be a potential UDFA addition to the practice squad. That’s it. It seems irrational for people to reflexively dismiss that, after many of them just creamed over drafting Beau Allen.

  52. 52 Brazilnut said at 6:58 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    He doesn’t fit in the 3-4 except as a situational pass rusher, he wouldn’t even make the team.

  53. 53 LiamGarrett said at 7:05 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    He’s not a good fit, you’re right. Tommy wrote about that a while ago, I think. Considering his success on the field, though, and what a high-character kid he is, had no one taken a chance on him, I would have liked seeing if he could’ve defy the odds with us. (But, oh well. Good luck to him and the Rams.)

  54. 54 Brazilnut said at 7:18 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    I just don’t see any position he would have a shot at making the team on. At best he could take Curry’s role but Curry is much better.

  55. 55 LiamGarrett said at 7:23 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Good point.

  56. 56 BreakinAnklez said at 7:46 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Success on the field is also a little overblown. 9 sacks against Arkansas St, Vandy and Florida…three bad teams.

    Probably ended up in great situation in STL where he can be that situational rusher behind Long and Quinn.

  57. 57 ACViking said at 6:35 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Bills GM Dough Whaley said he’s committed the Bills to winning now.

    (Why else try to trade the same pick twice, a la George Allen . . . and the late oil baron, H.L. Hunt who sold about 495 percent of the stock in his first East Texas oil well to raise capital).

    So why does Whaley draft UMiami OT Sentrel Henderson?

    Talented, yes. But, it seems, absent a personality transplant, he’s a negative addition.

  58. 58 GEAGLE said at 6:45 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Wish the first gay athlete would have been a top 10 process….with a fringe prospect like Sam, I feel like anyway it goes, people will say it’s because of his sexuality…it would have been much easier if the first openly gay player was a top prospect…now if you invite sam to camp, and he doesn’t make the team, idiots will scream bloody inequality..,

  59. 59 ACViking said at 6:48 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    I think, at this point, the Sam-is-gay-etc. story is an excuse for lazy writers — whether political or sports — to submit 400 words.

    The kid gets props for being comfortable in his own skin. Which takes some people a lifetime.

  60. 60 GEAGLE said at 6:50 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Extremely impressive young man

  61. 61 Charlie Kelly said at 6:38 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Beau spells his name wrong. its Bo. B-o.

    het is certinly far from a beaut tho.. lol

  62. 62 GEAGLE said at 6:38 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Friggin love this young Warthog…I thought we would have looked to Coleman first and sign baeu as a UDFA, but I have no problem drafting this kid. Boreland success came because this warthog ate up blocks, kept Borland clean so he can run around and torpedo fools…Logan is better than fans realize, and we haven’t seen the best of Bennie yet..but bye bye square, Beau just brought the beef to philly and I love it…
    ..
    We really fortified our front 7 like I expected..a Added a warthog NT, a big, long 5tec in Hart and our 10sack plus ROLB….what an awesome draft..

  63. 63 ACViking said at 6:40 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    DE Michael Sam . . . .

    Wherever he lands, I hope the talk-radio people — the political people, no less than the sports people — just leave the whole, tired issue of “oh my god, what if he’s cut . . . the ACLU will try to shut down the NFL”- talking point alone.

    Let the kid rise or fall on the field. Period.

  64. 64 SteveH said at 6:43 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    It’s painful to listen to sports radio people talk about social issues. They need to stick to sports.

  65. 65 ACViking said at 6:44 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Generally, yes.

    And, with this whole story stale as a month-old baguette, this is one of those times.

  66. 66 GEAGLE said at 6:46 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    It’s better hearing them talk about political issues, because they are pathetically clueless about the eagles..
    ..l
    All day I have to hear them shit on Marcus because we passed on Dennard? That midget corner wasn’t even on our damn board…uneducated dopes shouldn’t be allowed to talk eagles..

  67. 67 Charlie Kelly said at 6:41 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    What is up with rutgers WR brandon coleman?

  68. 68 ACViking said at 6:41 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Knee injury from a year or so back.

    Apparently, some folks advised him not to play this year for health reasons.

    Still a problem, apparently.

  69. 69 Charlie Kelly said at 6:42 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Wow!

  70. 70 Charlie Kelly said at 10:26 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    it think the saints signed coleman

  71. 71 A Roy said at 6:41 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    At this point, I bet Herremans is feeling pretty good about things.

  72. 72 LiamGarrett said at 6:50 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    So is Alex Henery, I imagine.

  73. 73 Baloophi said at 6:51 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Yes, but that’s just the weed talking.

  74. 74 ACViking said at 6:54 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Then Christian Jones would have fit right in here

  75. 75 Baloophi said at 7:01 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Oh I think Christian Jones would be living in Herremans’s van…

  76. 76 Baloophi said at 7:02 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    If for some crazy reason we had kept Nnamdi, lunch-time in the parking lot could be Nnamdi eating in his car and nodding awkwardly as half the team climbed into Todd’s van.

  77. 77 ACViking said at 7:03 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Who’s to say he’s not already?

  78. 78 Baloophi said at 7:04 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    He’s got plans to lay down some new carpet on the ceiling.

  79. 79 ACViking said at 7:05 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    ribs hurting

  80. 80 bridgecoach said at 6:42 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Isn’t that Vincent, from Beauty and the Beast?

  81. 81 Charlie Kelly said at 6:42 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    beau and the beast.

  82. 82 Charlie Kelly said at 6:43 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    seriously tho.. Why is Beau pronouced as Bo? tommy write a post about that.

  83. 83 Jernst said at 6:45 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Biggest questions still left unanswered…who’s our Backup RB? And, who’s gonna challenge Herremans?

  84. 84 ACViking said at 6:46 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    GEAGLE . . .

    Your guy, S Jonathon Dowling to the Raiders.

    The spirit of Al Davis lives on in Oakland.

  85. 85 GEAGLE said at 6:51 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Those pricks took my late round safety last year dexter McCoil…wtf..tired of losing safety prospects to them lol

  86. 86 Baloophi said at 6:50 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Ahmad Dixon just went… there’s another early mock star. I remember seeing him in the second round.

    I’m sure I took him myself in one of my 15,000 Fanspeak trials.

  87. 87 ACViking said at 6:52 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Rams draft Michael Sam . . . to compete for a job where St. Louis has two of their best players.

    Hope the kid kicks ass.

  88. 88 Baloophi said at 6:52 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    They should’ve taken him at 250… 249 was a reach.

  89. 89 ACViking said at 6:54 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    but they risked drafting a center in front of him. less value.

  90. 90 47_Ronin said at 6:54 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    I had a feeling that Jeff Fisher would end up taking Sam

  91. 91 ACViking said at 6:56 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Exactly.

    Talk about a solid coach. Won’t give a damn about what people say.

    And he won’t let a circus come to town.

  92. 92 GEAGLE said at 6:55 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Good for him. I’m happy he got drafted

  93. 93 GEAGLE said at 6:52 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Did Lyerla, Lokombo or Avery Patterson get drafted? Or will those ducks migrate to our practice squad? What about Christian jones?

  94. 94 ACViking said at 6:53 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    none of them drafted.

    character a problem for two.

    size maybe for the other two.

  95. 95 GEAGLE said at 6:53 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Wow…practice squad? Yes please!!

  96. 96 ACViking said at 6:55 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    I’m on board.

    Lyerla and Jones for sure.

    likely won’t happen if the 6 guys selected are any barometer

  97. 97 GEAGLE said at 6:56 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Lokombo is a good kid..can really run..I’d bring him into camp and see if he can be a subpackage cover LB

  98. 98 ACViking said at 6:57 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    forgot about BL.

    but he seems like the former UO linebacker picked up after the ‘phins cut him. (Not Jordan)

  99. 99 GEAGLE said at 6:58 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Kadu

  100. 100 ACViking said at 6:53 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    6 picks still left

  101. 101 47_Ronin said at 6:56 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    If Jones doesn’t get drafted should he be a UDFA priority for the Eagles?

  102. 102 GEAGLE said at 6:57 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Hope so

  103. 103 47_Ronin said at 7:07 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Agree, the one team I would fear going after Jones would be the Bengals–Marvin Lewis appears to get the most out of players with serious off field concerns–but they already have a monster at ILB/MLB in Burfict (another reclamation project).

  104. 104 GEAGLE said at 7:09 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    That’s a pretty good call.. Lovie too

  105. 105 OregonDucker said at 6:55 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Just saw the Ed Reynolds interview on PE. His favorites were Jack Tatum and Ronnie Lott. He loved Dawk too. This guy likes to HIT!!

  106. 106 Baloophi said at 6:57 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Hopefully he’s never sitting to my left at a blackjack table…

  107. 107 OregonDucker said at 6:58 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Hit me again baby!

  108. 108 GEAGLE said at 7:07 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    “Hit me baby one more time”-scholarly poet known as Brittany spears

  109. 109 47_Ronin said at 6:59 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Looking up to Jack Tatum sheds a lot of light of light on the ejection Reynolds received for targeting

  110. 110 ACViking said at 7:00 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    47-R:

    Tatum? That’s when football was really football.

  111. 111 ACViking said at 7:00 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Tatum was from Passaic, NJ.

    Known as the “Assassin”

  112. 112 OregonDucker said at 7:01 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    I really miss those days but I understand the human tragedy that comes from such hits.

  113. 113 ACViking said at 7:02 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    The tragic story of Daryl Stingley.

    True enough.

  114. 114 OregonDucker said at 7:00 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Yeah, on film he lowers his head on a QB sack. Then flagged for targeting. This will cost him big dollars and suspension in the NFL.

  115. 115 Charlie Kelly said at 6:57 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    “Hey, tommy! i think you’re a terrific pick too!”

  116. 116 ACViking said at 6:58 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    West Texas A&M DE Ethan Westbrooks . . . showed some edge speed in the Shrine game. Like to see him here.

  117. 117 ACViking said at 6:58 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Built like a ROLB.

    The kind the Steelers built their defense on in the late ’90s/early ’00s

  118. 118 Nailed it! said at 7:03 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    When do UDFA news start coming in on when they sign them? Monday? Today? Sunday? So many questions

  119. 119 ACViking said at 7:05 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    up to the teams, i think.

    but only after the contracts have been approved by the league office.

    so tomorrow morning?

    but rumors will be flying tonight.

  120. 120 GEAGLE said at 7:05 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Today I think

  121. 121 ACViking said at 7:04 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Low-life Cowboys draft Oregon CB Terrence Mitchell.

    Looking for tips on how to play against Kelly’s offense, no doubt.

  122. 122 GEAGLE said at 7:05 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Ugh…I wanted him as UDFA figured he came off the board a while ago

  123. 123 OregonDucker said at 7:05 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Rotten sobs. I hope we crush them this year – just keep scoring again, and again, and again.

  124. 124 GEAGLE said at 7:06 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    We will Embarress them

  125. 125 Baloophi said at 7:06 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Well said.

  126. 126 ACViking said at 7:07 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    have you been imbibing today?

    or riding the wave from friday night?

  127. 127 Baloophi said at 7:10 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    As usual, I’ve been fueled by Newman’s Own Special Blend Medium Roast Coffee – Extra Bold. (As ROD RODDY) Offering a bold yet refined flavor thanks to a blend of medium and dark roasts. That’s Newman’s Own, Special Blend Medium Roast Coffee.

  128. 128 Insomniac said at 7:06 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Smallwood is gone. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s this years Burfict.

  129. 129 ACViking said at 7:07 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Falcons get S.Dakota Rush OLB Tyler Starr.

    Thought the Birds might have liked him as a RFA. Short arms, though. But some good film.

  130. 130 GEAGLE said at 7:08 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Liked him

  131. 131 ACViking said at 7:10 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    UTexas Guard Trey Hopkins . . . expect a phone call from Stoutland — NOW

  132. 132 Baloophi said at 7:11 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    It’s probably for the best that Michael Sam wasn’t drafted as Mr. Irrelevant. That would’ve been an awkward thing for those outside the NFL sphere to grasp.

    PLUS, he’d get a parade later…

  133. 133 Baloophi said at 7:12 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Congrats, everyone! We made it!

  134. 134 ACViking said at 7:13 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Looks like we made it.

    yes, indeed

  135. 135 GermanEagle said at 7:17 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Big props everyone!

  136. 136 GEAGLE said at 7:16 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    I missed the last two rounds..let me know if any of these nAmes were drafted:
    Kevin Pamphile OT
    Biseko Lokombo LB
    Avery Patterson S
    Josh Mauro DE
    Christian Jones LB
    Colt Lyerla
    Trey Hopkins
    Urshel PSU
    Deandre coleman

  137. 137 ACViking said at 7:17 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Pamphile, 5th Rd by Bucs (on trade up w/ Bills)

    Urshel, Ravens in 6th w/ one of the 47 compensatory picks

  138. 138 GEAGLE said at 7:18 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    L’Damien Washington?
    Jackson Jeffcoat?

  139. 139 ACViking said at 7:18 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    both available.

  140. 140 GEAGLE said at 7:19 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Nice!!

  141. 141 Baloophi said at 7:24 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Mauro available… forgot to put him on my list above.

  142. 142 GEAGLE said at 7:26 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Wow…get him now!! Then again kind of redundant with Kruger/hart

  143. 143 Baloophi said at 7:27 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Competition!

  144. 144 Baloophi said at 7:27 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    May the best giant slow guy win!

  145. 145 GEAGLE said at 7:27 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    I want them all!!!!!!!

  146. 146 ACViking said at 7:16 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Re: NT position

    Some complaints for passing on DNG (aka NT) Louis Nix.

    Birds acquired Watkins and Hart by passing on Nix.

    And still got Beau Allen late.

    All in all . . . “it was the smart move.”

  147. 147 GermanEagle said at 7:17 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    So did the Eagles trade Brandon Graham for three future 1st rounders in 2027 then?!

  148. 148 Insomniac said at 7:19 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    My UDFA list

    Christian Jones
    James Gayle
    Brett Smith
    Stephen Morris
    L’Damian Washington
    Brandon Coleman
    Damien Williams
    George Atkinson
    Colt Lyeria
    AC Leonard
    Xavier Grimble
    Antonio Richardson
    James Stone
    Austin Wentworth

  149. 149 Baloophi said at 7:19 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Some interesting names still available:

    DeAndre Coleman (DT, Cal)
    Antonio Richardson (OT, Tennessee)
    Adrian Hubbard (OLB, Alabama)
    Christian Jones (LB, FSU)
    Marcus Roberson (CB, Florida)
    James Gayle (DE, Virginia)
    Lucihiishshd Purifoy (CB, Florida)
    Shayne Skov (LB, Stanford)
    Craig Loston (S, LSU… like him)
    Brandon Coleman (WR, UNJ)
    Max Bullough (LB, Michigan State)
    Gabe Ikard (C, Oklahoma)
    Mike Davis (WR, Texas)
    Jackson Jeffcoat (OLB, Texas)
    Matt Patchan (OT, BC)
    Dion Bailey (S, USC)

  150. 150 Baloophi said at 7:20 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Kenny Ladler (S, Vandy)

  151. 151 ACViking said at 7:21 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    ready for a call

  152. 152 Baloophi said at 7:21 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Sigh… I’ll connect the helmet phone…

  153. 153 47_Ronin said at 7:20 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    How about Craig Loston (S, LSU) and Kenny Ladler (S, Vandy)?

  154. 154 ACViking said at 7:21 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    available.

    both

  155. 155 47_Ronin said at 7:21 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    LOL, I didn’t see Loston in your list and you typed Ladler faster than a speeding bullet.

  156. 156 Baloophi said at 7:22 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Maybe we should sign you!

  157. 157 Brian Pillion said at 7:19 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    damn, Seattle already got Dion Bailey.

  158. 158 ACViking said at 7:20 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Bailey’s no Ed Reynolds.

    Only 1 season at safety. More a box-safety type.

  159. 159 GEAGLE said at 7:20 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    How WTF? Why would a safety be so excited to go there? Dude will never see the field

  160. 160 Baloophi said at 7:22 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Wonder if there’s some Pete Carroll USC nonsense going on…

  161. 161 ACViking said at 7:23 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    You mean, like offering money to him?

  162. 162 47_Ronin said at 7:36 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Like the same can’t be said about Kelly and the Oregon feeder system to the Eagles…

  163. 163 Baloophi said at 7:42 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    well sure… I really should’ve replied to GEAGLE’s “why?” response below.

  164. 164 ACViking said at 7:21 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Christian Jones . . . called the Bengals himself.

  165. 165 ACViking said at 7:22 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    I kid

  166. 166 Insomniac said at 7:22 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    There’s a ton of guys left. I’m surprised some of them weren’t drafted.

  167. 167 ACViking said at 7:23 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    1. Loaded draft

    2. Injury problems we don’t know about

    3. Character issues we never heard about

  168. 168 GEAGLE said at 7:24 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Mayock said there is an extra round and a half of kids that didn’t get drafted who woulda been 6th round picks last year

  169. 169 ACViking said at 7:27 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    I believe it.

    Marcus Smith in the ’13 draft? Top 15.

    Matthews in ’13? Top 25. Easily

    Smith would have gone off not long after Ezy Ansah

  170. 170 oreofestar said at 7:27 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Matthews is better than Hopkins last year and he went in the first

  171. 171 ACViking said at 7:27 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Flip side . . . Lane Johnson in 2014?

    Top 10.

    Top 5?

  172. 172 Baloophi said at 7:28 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Good call. Probably not.

  173. 173 oreofestar said at 7:28 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Lane would have been fighting with Matthews for ATL pick

  174. 174 oreofestar said at 7:28 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    probably before Lewan

  175. 175 47_Ronin said at 7:31 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    There are a ton guys still available. Any thoughts on undrafted CBs – Deion Belue, Sammy Seamster, Carington Byndum, or Loucheiz Purifoy?

  176. 176 ACViking said at 7:33 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Start with character.

    Purifoy — no chance.

    Don’t know what’s in the manilla folder of the others.
    _____________

    GEagle’s pointed out that he’d never take an Alabama-Saban CB. EVER.

    Experience seems to bear that out.

    So nix on Belue

  177. 177 GEAGLE said at 7:35 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Yeah NO CB who haven’t backpeddled since highschool.. Sounds like a good rule to me.
    ..
    I’d like Pourifoy before it was reported that he is a police informant..probably not the best locker room guy….isn’t Carrington Tiny slot guy from Texas?

  178. 178 47_Ronin said at 7:39 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Carington is the UT slot guy he’s 5112 and 177lbs. Seamster is intriguing (6’1″, 200lbs) out of Mid-Ten St.

  179. 179 GEAGLE said at 7:22 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Rakim Cox villanova

  180. 180 ACViking said at 7:23 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    there for the taking

  181. 181 GEAGLE said at 7:23 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Tough kid..5tec

  182. 182 GermanEagle said at 7:26 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    What if Christian Jones goes unsigned after going undrafted? Will he go back to school and re-enter the draft next year again? Is that actually possible?

  183. 183 Baloophi said at 7:26 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    No way FSU would allow a criminal to play for them.

    Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  184. 184 Insomniac said at 7:28 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    He goes to the CFL and comes to Philly.

  185. 185 ACViking said at 7:30 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    He may be in Arena League-2.

    What a nightmare for that kid.

    And smoking dope must have been the last straw for the NFL. There have to be many, many other problems.

    Telvin Smith did the same thing before the Combine and was drafted.

  186. 186 ACViking said at 7:29 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    No. NFL not like NBA

  187. 187 ICDogg said at 7:31 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Toledo RB David Fluellen and Florida WR Trey Burton have agreed with the Eagles.

  188. 188 GEAGLE said at 7:33 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Thank you…figured we hear about a RB soon

  189. 189 Baloophi said at 7:33 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Trey Burton is Mr. Versatility…

    A slightly smaller James Casey?

  190. 190 Bob Brewer said at 7:33 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Trey Burton isn’t good.

  191. 191 Baloophi said at 7:34 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Well, he is an UDFA, so yeah…

  192. 192 BlindChow said at 7:38 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Wow Fluellen is sloooooow. Lane Johnson could outrun him.

  193. 193 ACViking said at 7:42 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Fluellen ran a 6.9 3-cone on his pro-day . . . 6th best among RBs.

    Otherwise, slow.

  194. 194 Anders said at 8:08 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    6.9 at his weight is very impressive.

  195. 195 Baloophi said at 7:31 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    D3FB and I were talking about this earlier, but the influx of underclassmen and resultant “extra” undrafted talent means we could see some fringe, role-type vets lose jobs in the pre-season as teams look to stow more guys on the roster / practice squad.

    Also, for those that go to the CFL, next year’s FA market, supplemental draft, and waiver-wire pick-up action could be interesting…

  196. 196 ACViking said at 7:36 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    B —

    This draft creates some grist for the NFLPA.

    The union’s job is to protect the jobs of *current* NFL players.

    Not make it easier for college kids to take their jobs.

    The NCAA — or whatever organization follows it — would love for the NFL and NFLPA to raise the age limit.

    I think Goodell would be in favor . . . just another delay.

    The CBA’s not up for several more years. But a side letter could accomplish the same thing.

    Just saying.

  197. 197 Baloophi said at 7:39 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Oh for sure.

    I think there might be some self-correction as UDFA horror stories trickle down (trickle down!) to college… but that could take just as long as the new CBA.

    The risk calculus for underclassmen fearful of a career-ending injury should change when guys who were stars at their school left early and wind up on the practice squad of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats…

  198. 198 oreofestar said at 7:35 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    did Marcus Roberson get drafted I am sure he did but I don’t remember

  199. 199 Baloophi said at 7:35 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    He did not.

  200. 200 oreofestar said at 7:35 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    yes because I am way more interested in him than Purifoy

  201. 201 Baloophi said at 7:36 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Why don’t we take the whole Florida secondary and continue the competition at the professional level?

  202. 202 Insomniac said at 7:37 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Purifoy and Roberson stink though.

  203. 203 GEAGLE said at 7:40 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    I hate that Micheal Sam is this big story I have heard about 15 times in the last ten min

  204. 204 Baloophi said at 7:40 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    It could be worse. He could have been on that Malaysian flight…

  205. 205 Eagles_Fan_in_San_Fran said at 7:41 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    “He won’t be winning any beauty contests, though.”
    So I take it that you’re just not into redheads, eh, Tommy?
    More of a big blonde type?

  206. 206 GEAGLE said at 7:43 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    330lbs of angry warthog beef sounds beautiful to me πŸ™‚

  207. 207 ACViking said at 7:44 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Trey Burton . . .

    Besides being from UFlorida, why exactly did the Eagles sign him?

  208. 208 Anders said at 7:49 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    He is a move TE/WR like James Casey

  209. 209 ACViking said at 7:54 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Only weight 224lbs at the Combine.

    seems awfully undersized.

  210. 210 Anders said at 7:55 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Actually he is also in the same mold as former Gators Reed and Hernandez

  211. 211 Baloophi said at 7:56 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    AND he was a high school QB (and occasional one at Florida). He fits the “athlete” mold… potentially “football IQ” rubric.

    Are he and Jordan Reed the same person?

  212. 212 Anders said at 7:59 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Both Reed and Burton are that undersized F TE type who can move all over the field.

    Reed had a great rookie season last year before his concussion. Not sure why Burton never produced last year

  213. 213 Baloophi said at 8:06 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Methinks Muschamp is struggling to find an offensive coordinator he meshes with. Florida will always have access to fantastic athletes, what you do with them is a different matter.

  214. 214 Mitchell said at 7:44 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    So, now can we just start getting after UDFA’s or do we have to wait? Also, so pissed Jeff Janis got drafted by those packers.

  215. 215 Baloophi said at 7:45 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    We can start immediately. The problem (for us) is that we won’t hear officially who signed where for a while, so we have to stomach a lot of incorrect rumors.

  216. 216 Mitchell said at 7:45 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    thank you.

  217. 217 Bob Brewer said at 7:45 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Mosher just said the Vandy kicker (Cary Spear) tweeted he signed with the Eagles.

  218. 218 Baloophi said at 7:45 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Great name!

  219. 219 ACViking said at 7:48 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    link to Spear’s stats.

    he’s built like the Cowboys former KO specialist Dan Bailey (a bit shorter). 5’10” and almost 200lbs.

    Lots of touchbacks. (lots of practice).

    Not a very compelling FG % at all.

    http://www.vucommodores.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/carey_spear_711883.html

  220. 220 OregonDucker said at 7:46 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Great sharing this DRAFT with all of you. I’ve been an ass at times and you let live through it and mature. I even learned a few things (when I was sober, of course.)

    Now I can learn about UDFA. Looks like there may be diamonds in the rough just lying around.

  221. 221 GEAGLE said at 7:47 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Cheers duck focker πŸ™‚

  222. 222 Baloophi said at 7:47 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    You’re the best!

    The “interesting” thing about UDFA is juggling your practice needs with simply trying to acquire as much talent as possible. Some guys you want simply because you like them, but some of the signings are more of the campy body / “we need a 1,000 receivers to run practice” type.

  223. 223 Baloophi said at 7:48 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    We could use some OL depth…

  224. 224 OregonDucker said at 7:48 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Yeah more OL and Chip says he wants more Safeties.

  225. 225 Baloophi said at 7:49 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    You know the old saying, “Safety last!”

  226. 226 Mitchell said at 7:50 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Did Loston or Ladler get drafted? There’s more depth right there. They both should have gone in the 4-5th.

  227. 227 Baloophi said at 7:50 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Both available. And Bailey, though the word is he’s signed with Seattle.

  228. 228 Mitchell said at 7:51 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    There you go then. Hell, get’em both.

  229. 229 Mitchell said at 7:49 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    NEED MOAR OL AND SAFETIEZZZZZZZZZZZ

  230. 230 Mitchell said at 7:47 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    So, initially, what is everyone giving this draft for a grade. I’ll go ahead and give it a solid B-B+. We got more depth at several positions without reaching.

  231. 231 Bob Brewer said at 7:48 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Don’t know about a grade, but to me it all depends on Smith. Can he provide what the Eagles really need?

  232. 232 GEAGLE said at 7:52 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Solid draft…B+…a-

  233. 233 Mitchell said at 7:52 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Give me some Kenny Ladler and Loston action as UDFA and I’ll give a solid A- for sure.

  234. 234 GEAGLE said at 8:00 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Look at this mornings archive.. I wrote:
    We have to get one player from each group:
    ..
    1) Jalen Watkins! Exum, Dontae Jphnson

    2) Urban, Hart, Josh Mauro
    ..
    3) Deandre Coleman, Shemar, Beau Allen

    4) C jones, Telvin, Tripp, pierre Louis

    They got 3 players I wanted, and Ed Reynolds who I thought shouldn’t have gotten out of round 4….how can I not love this draft?

  235. 235 Mitchell said at 8:06 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    you are right, its was a good one.

  236. 236 Eagles_Fan_in_San_Fran said at 7:52 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Beau is waiting for you (courtesy of BGN)
    http://cdn.stationcaster.com/stations/wtlx/media/jpeg/04_29_14_Beau_Allen-1398817912.jpg

  237. 237 Anders said at 7:52 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    I cant sleep now

  238. 238 Baloophi said at 7:54 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    I feel for that dock…

  239. 239 ACViking said at 7:55 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    This is pornography.

    Worse. It’s an obscenity . . . no matter what community you live in.

  240. 240 ACViking said at 7:52 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Safeties?

    Purdue’s Rob Henry . . . converted QB.
    http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=89897&draftyear=2014&genpos=SS

  241. 241 ACViking said at 7:52 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    just a suggestion

  242. 242 ACViking said at 7:53 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    would be converted from QB

  243. 243 Anders said at 8:08 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    List of Eagles UDFA’s so far

    http://igglescoverage.weebly.com/1/post/2014/05/eagles-undrafted-free-agent-signings.html

  244. 244 Anders said at 8:13 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbVdaj-h70Q

  245. 245 ICDogg said at 8:22 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    WR Quron Pratt

  246. 246 Baloophi said at 8:25 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    LOVE the name “Quron.”

  247. 247 Tumtum said at 8:47 PM on May 10th, 2014:

    Welcome to Philly day walker.