Eagles Move Up for WR Jordan Matthews

Posted: May 9th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 402 Comments »

The Eagles went and got the WR they wanted…Jordan Matthews from Vanderbilt. He has size, speed, skill and toughness. What’s not to like? The big knock with him is that he doesn’t have ideal hands. He will drop some passes. Some receivers were born to catch the ball. Jason Avant is one such guy. Others have to work at it much more. Terrell Owens is such a guy. He didn’t have soft, natural hands, but worked hard to become a good pass catcher.

Matthews fits the Eagles offense well. He can catch WR screens and make plays after the catch. He is fast enough to stretch the field and go deep. Matthews is a tough, physical player. He will catch the ball in traffic. He will block. I also think he has a competitive spirit that drives him. Matthews had to settle for going to Vandy, but left the school as the all-time leading receiver in SEC history. He had a chip on his shoulder and that helped him to succeed.

Chip Kelly went to Vandy’s Pro Day. The Eagles brought him to Philly for a visit. This is a player they checked out thoroughly and they liked a lot.

The Eagles had to give up their 4th round pick, but they obviously felt that was worth it to get a player they really wanted. I do think Matthews is a great fit for the culture that Chip Kelly is developing in Philly.

2 picks in and the Eagles have added 2 big, fast athletes that were really productive. Good start to the draft.

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402 Comments on “Eagles Move Up for WR Jordan Matthews”

  1. 1 Steag209 said at 8:10 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Did you like Latimer or Matthews more?

  2. 2 Sconces said at 12:49 AM on May 10th, 2014:

    He said on Twitter he liked Latimer more

  3. 3 ceedubya9 said at 8:13 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Good pick. No complaints here. Let’s keep it up!

  4. 4 Matt Hoover said at 8:14 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I much prefer Matthews to Latimer, better production on the film, Latimer more of a work out guy and rised because of that. Bring on r3!

  5. 5 Sean Stott said at 8:14 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Really thought it was going to be Latimer. Wondering if they really had to move up for Matthews.

  6. 6 Matt Hoover said at 8:15 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Oh I think so for sure

  7. 7 Dominik said at 8:15 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Tough to swallow the trade up if there will be like 3 WR from your list, TLaw, at 54. But on the other side, if Chip thinks he’s that special so be it – he knows offense.

  8. 8 Insomniac said at 8:15 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Latimer was better in the same aspects of the game imo.

  9. 9 shah8 said at 8:15 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    New!
    Improved!
    Riley Cooper!

  10. 10 SteveH said at 8:16 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Jordan Mathews actually Riley Cooper with cybernetic leg enhancements. Why we sent him to Vanderbilt and have him re-enter the draft, I can’t explain.

  11. 11 Jamie Parker said at 8:32 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    And we had to rewire his brain to get him through Vandy too.

  12. 12 mksp said at 8:16 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    He’s gonna start from the slot. Makes it more interesting.

  13. 13 shah8 said at 8:21 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Sproles will do the slot work.

    Seriously, from the scouting reports I’ve read, it’s pretty much really is Riley Cooper that’s more technically sound at what WR is supposed to do, but with a lot of what makes Cooper so marginal as a WR as well. He’s not really someone who qualifies as one of the big bodied slot guys.

    At least, judging from scouting reports. I’ve never seen the dude, and never watched any videos.

  14. 14 mksp said at 8:21 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Try some cut ups. More explosive, better burst. Better measurables (arm length).

    And the slot comment is straight from Chip’s mouth.

  15. 15 shah8 said at 8:22 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Those issues are not what I was concerned about. We’ll see.

  16. 16 holeplug said at 9:00 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Chip said they drafted Mathews to play the slot next year

  17. 17 Joe Minx said at 8:15 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Love this pick. Not liking the trade-up so much though.

  18. 18 mksp said at 8:15 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Said it in the last thread, but man. Really hard not to like the kid.

    Chip said he’ll play out of the slot. This actually makes me like the pick more.

    If Jordan Matthews become a 6’3″ version of Wes Welker………WHOA.

  19. 19 Insomniac said at 8:17 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I guess Chip wants to get more WR screens going and doesn’t trust self-tacklin Maclin for that role.

  20. 20 Crus57 said at 8:18 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Except now Maclin will be blocking on those WR screens..

  21. 21 SteveH said at 8:18 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    He just needs to throw himself at a DB’s feet, get in the way a little bit…

  22. 22 Crus57 said at 8:20 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    The ole speedbump technique

  23. 23 Insomniac said at 8:19 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Oh boy I didn’t even think about that…

  24. 24 McNabbulousness said at 8:16 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    seattle selected paul richardson, just described as a poor mans desean jackson…

  25. 25 Insomniac said at 8:16 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Much better hands and toughness though.

  26. 26 McNabbulousness said at 8:17 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    well the better hands wasn’t really hard to do

  27. 27 Insomniac said at 8:17 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    or toughness…

  28. 28 Insomniac said at 8:16 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Seahawks taking speed. I guess they realized the 49ers are old and getting speedy guys too.

  29. 29 GEAGLE said at 8:17 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Tom…no reason we needed to trade ahead of giants bills who weren’t going to take a WR… I don’t mind the player,but could he be that much higher rated than the hand ful still on the board? We should have relaxed, when two more come off the board, than you panic and trade up.,
    .,,
    We added a quality player, I’m happy about that…but let’s not pretend it wasn’t a poorly played hand.

  30. 30 SteveH said at 8:17 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Well the Seahawks took a wideout 3 picks later. Could have influenced the decision, it takes 2 to tango after all. Gotta have someone who’s willing to trade with you.

  31. 31 Insomniac said at 8:18 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I doubt Richardson was on our board though especially in the second.

  32. 32 GEAGLE said at 8:19 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Great point

  33. 33 SteveH said at 8:19 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    What matters is whether Mathews was on the Seahawks board though.

  34. 34 Insomniac said at 8:20 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    That’s fine with me. Latimer, Robinson, and Adams are still there.

  35. 35 47_Ronin said at 8:24 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I don’t think the Seahawks were targeting Mathews the WR they drafted is a different athlete.

  36. 36 bill said at 8:19 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Perhaps he wasn’t Seattle’s first choice?

  37. 37 McNabbulousness said at 8:18 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    well said, the flap of a butterfly’s wing

  38. 38 GEAGLE said at 8:18 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Happy with the kid we added…but no one I think we should have lost a 4th with 5 quality WR prospects left

  39. 39 scratcherk said at 8:18 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Why? They got great value. The pick they traded should have only let them move up 5 spots. Instead they moved up 12 spots.

  40. 40 FrenchEagles said at 8:18 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    As I said in the last thread: maybe they moved that much because it was not expensive (only a 4th) and could have moved less… For the same price

  41. 41 GEAGLE said at 8:23 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Hope so….I don’t like feeling played

  42. 42 mksp said at 8:20 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Probably figured they had to get ahead of PIT/NYJ.

  43. 43 ACViking said at 8:20 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Anyone . . .

    What’s the effect of “playing Matthews out of the slot” on the kind of routes he runs?

    Also, as an aside, Kelly’s basically saying that Matthews is a nasty-ass blocker

  44. 44 GEAGLE said at 8:22 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Really nice, polished, NFL ready pro, blocks,never experienced with bubble screens…only thing bad people can say about him is hands, but nothing that a jug machine aimed at your toilet can’t cure

  45. 45 Arby1 said at 8:20 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Eagles always talk about the level of competition as being a key decider. Matthews played in the SEC, Latimer…somewhere in Indiana

  46. 46 ACViking said at 8:20 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    TRENT MURPHY . . . available in Rd 5

  47. 47 Cheesesteak said at 8:48 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    we don’t have a 5th, traded in Sproles deal

  48. 48 mksp said at 8:20 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    LOLskins.

  49. 49 Insomniac said at 8:21 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Sweet more slow guys that we can burn on the Redskins.

  50. 50 GEAGLE said at 8:21 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Hahaha Lane Johnson is gonna make Murphy his Bitch for the next decade!!

  51. 51 Insomniac said at 8:21 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Peters is going to bury him.

  52. 52 GEAGLE said at 8:26 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Who you think will get embarrassed worst? Cwboys Demarcus Lawrence? giants Damontre Moore? Or Skins Trent Murphy?
    ..
    I can’t even express how much better Marcus will be than all the young edge rushers drafted high in our division…look at those muts, ALL drafted In round 2….and fools have the audacity to call Marcus a reach?

  53. 53 Insomniac said at 8:27 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    That’s kinda hard..but if I had to choose

    1a. Moore
    1b. Muprhy
    1c. Lawrence

  54. 54 GEAGLE said at 8:30 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    We just outclassed the NFC east taking Marcus at 26…3 years from now we will look Brilliant for picking him

  55. 55 FrenchEagles said at 8:22 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Have fun guys, 2:20 AM is too much for me!

  56. 56 McNabbulousness said at 8:22 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    good night sweet prince

  57. 57 HipDaDip said at 8:25 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    i wish i could upvote more than once

  58. 58 ACViking said at 8:23 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    bonsoir, mon ami.

  59. 59 McNabbulousness said at 8:25 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    no habla espanol

  60. 60 Insomniac said at 8:23 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Prepare for the content you’ll be reading tomorrow. There’s going to be tons of it.

  61. 61 FrenchEagles said at 8:24 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I know, I think I’ll open an eye at 6am, won’t resist to open my smartphone and won’t sleep anymore because of that…

  62. 62 Insomniac said at 8:25 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Haha I did the same this morning. Sleep well man.

  63. 63 ICDogg said at 8:25 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    ‘night!

  64. 64 ACViking said at 8:22 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    One thing about Matthews . . . biggest heart in the WR class.

  65. 65 McNabbulousness said at 8:23 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    as in heart defect or high character?

  66. 66 ICDogg said at 8:24 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Heh. I would hope we weren’t talking about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy here.

  67. 67 ACViking said at 8:26 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    One hopes not.

    No one has more character than Matthews in this draft.

    Self-made. Driven. Smart. Physical. Mean on the field.

    Will sell-out for Kelly.

    I like the pick a lot because of the intangibles.

  68. 68 ACViking said at 8:27 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    And the big heart . . .

  69. 69 mksp said at 8:27 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Requested tape of opposing CBs at Senior Bowl.

  70. 70 Arby1 said at 8:27 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    How do you measure that?

  71. 71 ACViking said at 8:28 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    The guy is incredibly driven.

    Self-made.

    Asks for Cut-ups of the CBs at the Senior Bowl?

    Preparation. Motivation.

    And BIG chip on shoulder

  72. 72 Arby1 said at 8:29 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Oh yeah, I remember that Senior Bowl detail.

  73. 73 Patrick said at 8:28 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    You give him the Andy Reid menu. If he can beat Andys cheesesteak record, boy got heart.

  74. 74 McNabbulousness said at 8:28 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    the love you take is equal to the love you make-beatles abbey road
    take the derivative of that and multiply by pi and you can somewhat quantify it

  75. 75 sprawl said at 12:32 AM on May 10th, 2014:

    We’re going to need more information on the rate of change for either the love you make or the love you take.

    Given Lt(❤)=Lm(❤) the furthest I can take this is Lt'(❤)*π

    Now if you want to ask about some high motor guys I think we can calculate that a little easier…

  76. 76 ACViking said at 8:28 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I surrender . . . you guys are killin’ me

  77. 77 ACViking said at 8:24 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Think about Matthews v. DJax.

    They’re opposites in every single way that Kelly cares about.

    And that’s that.

  78. 78 SteveH said at 8:24 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Hah, well put.

  79. 79 bridgecoach said at 8:25 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Great comment. Rec!

  80. 80 McNabbulousness said at 8:26 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    so in essence a statement pick and a half

  81. 81 mksp said at 8:27 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Exactly.

    Zach Berman ‏@ZBerm 42s
    There is a palpable excitement in the Eagles facility. Ran into a staff member in hallway bubbling with joe. Eagles thrilled with Matthews

  82. 82 tag1555 said at 8:46 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    “…bubbling with joe” made me think the Eagles were planning for a long night with lots of coffee…

  83. 83 Jernst said at 8:47 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    football decision…

  84. 84 phillychuck said at 8:27 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Just FYI, I just drove home listening to the 97.5 draft show. You’d think Marcus Smith played at the end of the bench for his middle school team the way the hosts and the callers are talking about him. We need to have at least one or two of the smart posters here call them and let them know the guy can actually play. I agree with those who think we should have traded down one more time and that Smith would probably have been there, but the guy isn’t a bum, and has an absolutely huge upside.

  85. 85 Tom said at 8:30 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I’m not sure of Smith would have been there. Cowboys traded up for a pass rusher, and they had to settle on DeMarcus Lawrence. I think they would have snagged Smith there, Smith is clearly the better player.

  86. 86 GEAGLE said at 8:31 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Dude, I was SOOO nervous yesterday thinking they would take Marcus at 16..such a good pick for us

  87. 87 Tom said at 8:34 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I’m not going to pretend like I knew much about Smith, but after looking at his film…holy crap. His first step is unreal, so quick.

  88. 88 GEAGLE said at 8:40 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    He improves drastically for month to month…he will be the best OLB out of all the pass rushers currently in the NFC east…he will be ATleast an Orakpo type in 3 years(probably higher ceiling than that)..
    ..
    Don’t underestimate his QB brain..

  89. 89 phillychuck said at 8:32 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Not according to the guys on 97.5–they’d have much rather taken Lawrence. Idiots.

    Attaochu just went off the board–I expect that’s where MSmith might have been picked.

    Could we have traded back in front of Dallas? I guess we’ll never know.

  90. 90 47_Ronin said at 8:36 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I’m glad this is coming up, maybe you can provide some reasons as to why Lawrence is not as good a player and/or athlete as Smith. IMO I thought Lawrence was the better athlete. Both players had almost the same measurables but dallas got one in round 2.

  91. 91 Tom said at 8:40 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Smith was second in sacks last year, but that is a weak conference. Smith can play anywhere. He is also amazingly quick off the snap (look at his first step in film, always first person off the snap). He also recognizes play action like a beast (look at Miami film).

  92. 92 47_Ronin said at 8:57 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I looked at the Miami video, he’s quick but I saw him run past the RB on running plays, also saw some him come free unblocked on several plays (is that a product of scheme?). I’m not knocking Smith, his sack/game was impressive, but I see Lawrence who is very similar to Smith (who may be as good, better or worse in pros). When you have 2 players so similar I’m thinking what is the boundary that separates one to 1st rd and the other to the 2nd, is it just level of competition? Other sources had Lawrence rated higher than Smith as well (e.g. Mayock) so I don’t think this is a case of negative Philadelphian sports fans griping just to complain about the pick.

  93. 93 Tom said at 9:11 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    One thing about his position is that he has to set the Edge, which he does. It’s the ILB job at that point to take on the run. I played his position in high school in a 3-4 defense, I was always told i needed to set the Edge, force a runner inside. That’s why it looks like RB’s are running past him.

    Him coming free unblocked maybe just luck, but one of the benefits of a 3-4 scheme is creating those mismatches in blocking.

    My biggest gripe with Smith is that he tries to eschew the blockers instead of engaging. I like how he get is inside arm past the blockers though, that is the general first goal when rushing.

  94. 94 GEAGLE said at 8:28 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    This needs it’s own repost for the dumb media.
    ..
    Giants Damontre Moore rd2
    Skins Trent mUrphy rd 2
    Cowboys Lawrence top 35

    And people think Marcus smith is a reach at 26?’he will be so much better than the young edge rushers drafted in the NFC East.,,just another way we continue to rape the NFC east!!

  95. 95 SteveH said at 8:28 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Are they falling even farther behind with the picks? My god they’re just butchering this.

  96. 96 SteveH said at 8:29 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Ok, now that the shock of Mathews is wearing off, who are we looking at in the 3rd?

  97. 97 mksp said at 8:29 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Pierre Desir is the dream

  98. 98 Insomniac said at 8:31 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Jones, Desir, Latimer, Landry

  99. 99 Ark87 said at 8:33 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    we are going to get 2, no?

  100. 100 mksp said at 8:29 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Read this guys.

    http://www.anchorofgold.com/2014/5/7/5690820/2014-nfl-draft-scouting-report-jordan-matthews-wr-keeper-of-the-offense

    And watch this video from it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPjcrHfkn14

  101. 101 Insomniac said at 8:29 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    The trio of WRs still left still looks like they would have fallen to us at 54.

  102. 102 ACViking said at 8:30 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Blind Chow, if you’re out there . . . you’ve been missed here.

    Hope all’s well.

  103. 103 ACViking said at 8:31 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    We need more commercials.

  104. 104 mksp said at 8:31 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I’m talking myself into this pick really easily.

    Still on fence between Matthews & Latimer. But was never a fan of Robinson/Bryant/Moncrief/Etc., so……not sad we moved up.

  105. 105 GEAGLE said at 8:31 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Atuancho is the last pass rusher…all gone by 50

  106. 106 livingonapear said at 8:33 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    It’s…it’s like they know something we don’t

  107. 107 A_T_G said at 8:35 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Whoda thunk it?

  108. 108 phillychuck said at 8:40 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Crichton is still there.

  109. 109 McNabbulousness said at 8:31 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    attaochu to the bolts

  110. 110 ICDogg said at 8:32 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    We always here the complaint that Chip is “arrogant, thinks he’s smarter than everyone else”… that’s a really stupid complaint … being smarter than “everyone else” is kind of in his job description.

  111. 111 Crus57 said at 8:34 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    To be honest, he really only has to be smarter than the fans since that is who is judging him.

  112. 112 GermanEagle said at 8:32 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I don’t mind Matthews, as long as he catches 83 balls for 1333 yards and 10 TD’s.

  113. 113 Insomniac said at 8:33 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    It’d be more like 114 catches 1200 yards 9 TDs.

  114. 114 GEAGLE said at 8:33 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    He is an upgrade. In the redzone.l.but this is Ertz team!

  115. 115 McNabbulousness said at 8:34 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    he would have to catch 200 balls for 3000yds and 30tds to make up for my mock outrage

  116. 116 Mitchell said at 8:33 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    With Lawrence going to the Cowboys early in the second, it makes me feel much better at picking Smith at 26. Not to mention Atta getting drafted before 54

  117. 117 mksp said at 8:33 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Marcus Smith ‏@MoneyMarcc91 3m
    Congrats @jmattjmattjmatt my dawg! We prayed to be on same team now we are !!! God is good

  118. 118 SteveH said at 8:34 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Interesting synergy. What’s the story behind that?

  119. 119 McNabbulousness said at 8:34 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    dude bffs, nuff said

  120. 120 Ark87 said at 8:36 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Wonder if it was like Curry and Boykin (same agency), anybody else remember watching that happen on pe.com live?

  121. 121 GEAGLE said at 8:34 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    That’s awesome!

  122. 122 HipDaDip said at 8:39 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    carter-williams and noel?

  123. 123 deg0ey said at 8:33 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    A 1st, a 2nd and a 4th for Smith, Matthews and a 3rd? Howie’s a wizard!

  124. 124 GEAGLE said at 8:35 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Bears took ego ferguson…heard we liked him

  125. 125 SteveH said at 8:35 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    We don’t like Ego.

  126. 126 phillychuck said at 8:35 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Big reach. ND guy and PSU guy are both way better.

  127. 127 GEAGLE said at 8:37 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Agree. Didn’t say we liked him in round 2 🙂

  128. 128 scratcherk said at 8:35 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Not dogging the choice but whats better: Mathews or Latimer + 4th?

  129. 129 Insomniac said at 8:36 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Latimer + 4th

  130. 130 phillychuck said at 8:36 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Latimer may still be there in the 3rd.

  131. 131 Insomniac said at 8:37 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I hope so. I didn’t want to give up anymore picks this year too.

  132. 132 GEAGLE said at 8:38 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Some thought Arob would fall to 3rd, I’d be so hype..even Moncreif or Jarvis Landry I would probabky rather have than the RB Chip will draft grrr

  133. 133 ACViking said at 8:35 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Where’s the run on WRs the media insisted was going to happen?

    Was the WR class over-hyped?

    Or are the teams picking every good defensive player before they disappear?

  134. 134 Insomniac said at 8:36 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    The dropoff for defense is huge.

  135. 135 A_T_G said at 8:37 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I think that might be it. Teams are thinking they can get the other spots and wait for the run to start.

  136. 136 GEAGLE said at 8:36 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I despise pig face Arians..really don’t want to lose to those wimps this year

  137. 137 Jamie Parker said at 9:07 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Other than the “college offense” remark, I like Arians. He’s a classic football coach. And a good one.

  138. 138 A_T_G said at 8:36 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    That is a big Ego there.

  139. 139 ICDogg said at 8:37 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I knew his brother Id.

  140. 140 A_T_G said at 8:39 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    If Id enters the draft, we will probably take him, missing out on Ego and Superego.

  141. 141 Insomniac said at 8:39 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    What about his dad superego?

  142. 142 bridgecoach said at 8:39 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Other teams may well value Moncrief, Adams, Robinson ahead of Latimer

  143. 143 Mitchell said at 8:40 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    So we may end up drafting another wideout in the 3rd? Wow that would be wild.

  144. 144 GermanEagle said at 8:42 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    That would be cool!!!!

  145. 145 ICDogg said at 8:42 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Why not?

  146. 146 GermanEagle said at 8:40 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Ok guys, this thread seems to work better in terms of not tipping picks. Wiht Lamarcus Joyner already gone do you think the Eagles will go O or D in the third round?!

  147. 147 bridgecoach said at 8:42 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I think we will take bpa who falls…

  148. 148 GermanEagle said at 8:44 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Wtf is BPA?

  149. 149 McNabbulousness said at 8:46 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    best pick available

  150. 150 McNabbulousness said at 8:46 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    rather player available

  151. 151 GermanEagle said at 8:50 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I know. Was just playing. 🙂

  152. 152 McNabbulousness said at 8:51 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    haha can only read your words, not your emotion

  153. 153 sprawl said at 12:44 AM on May 10th, 2014:

    He is German so good luck with reading those emotions in any venue!

  154. 154 GEAGLE said at 8:42 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Kirksey and another weapon..either WR or RB Tre mason

  155. 155 GermanEagle said at 8:44 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I would love Tre.

  156. 156 Arby1 said at 8:42 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Guard and CB

  157. 157 scratcherk said at 8:46 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    How about Gaines or McGill? Is Marcus Martin still on the board?

  158. 158 Arby1 said at 8:48 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    all there

  159. 159 Jamie Parker said at 9:09 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    OL and DL.

  160. 160 Jamie Parker said at 9:10 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    or ILB

  161. 161 mksp said at 8:43 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Gonna be awkward when TEN takes Latimer w/ our pick.

  162. 162 xlGmanlx said at 8:49 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Why? Guy had consistent college production in the SEC as the primary option and was a leader in their building?

  163. 163 Insomniac said at 8:43 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Oh lord. Now I’m just mad.

  164. 164 phillychuck said at 8:43 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Eagles’ former pick on the clock.

    Davante Adams is a bit of a reach, isn’t he?

  165. 165 Insomniac said at 8:44 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    He was considered a second rounder by everyone though.

  166. 166 McNabbulousness said at 8:44 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    got a hot gf though

  167. 167 xlGmanlx said at 8:48 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    ex gf…..

  168. 168 ICDogg said at 8:44 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    OK, so there goes Davante Adams…

  169. 169 mksp said at 8:44 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Packers took Adams at 52. *HAVE* to think think they had Matthews ahead of him.

  170. 170 Ark87 said at 8:45 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Agreed, i presume you saw A rod’s tweet about him?

  171. 171 McNabbulousness said at 8:45 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    no what’d he say

  172. 172 Ark87 said at 8:47 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Something along the lines “Great pick, surprised he lasted(or he shouldn’t have lasted or something) that long”

  173. 173 McNabbulousness said at 8:47 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    noted

  174. 174 ICDogg said at 8:47 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Finally a running back.

  175. 175 Insomniac said at 8:47 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    HOWIE. YOU SCREWED UP.

  176. 176 A_T_G said at 8:47 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Why?

  177. 177 BG said at 8:47 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    he lost

  178. 178 ACViking said at 8:47 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Eagles must have had Matthews way ahead of ARob, CLats, Adams.

    I hope so, at least.

  179. 179 A_T_G said at 8:48 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Me too, since they had their choice of them.

  180. 180 ACViking said at 8:49 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Great point.

  181. 181 Ark87 said at 8:48 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I think they had him bunched with Lee

  182. 182 ACViking said at 8:49 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Thanks.

  183. 183 mksp said at 8:48 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Chip said they were targeting Lee & Matthews, so they must have.

  184. 184 ACViking said at 8:49 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Thanks

  185. 185 BG said at 8:49 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Im sure they did. If they had 6 players they’d take at 22 but none made it and moved back i think if their target was WR in round two they would have stayed and picked one of the WRs they had targeted, Only reason to move up is if one was clearly superior and was unikely to make it to their pick

  186. 186 scratcherk said at 8:50 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    FWIW: Kiper had Mathews as Eagles pick at #22. But yes, he’s stupid.

  187. 187 tj said at 8:48 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Bet they move up in the 3rd.

  188. 188 Ark87 said at 8:49 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I’m thinking we might see a running back with one of our 3’s

  189. 189 ACViking said at 8:50 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    “Is this, uh, necessary?”

  190. 190 Ark87 said at 8:51 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Probably a complete waste, but figuring we’re almost into the 3rd with only 1 off the board, someone is going to be too good to pass up in the 3rd I think

  191. 191 ICDogg said at 8:52 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I’m not ruling it out. Don’t expect so, though.

  192. 192 Ark87 said at 8:55 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Not good odds on any 1 position, looks like all of a sudden running backs are ok to be drafted, might be cleared out of the premium rb talent by the time we pick, which would relieve me greatly.

  193. 193 anon said at 8:50 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    If Carlos Hyde is there and Jarvis Landry would be my two favorite picks in the third.

  194. 194 scratcherk said at 8:51 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I wouldn’t mind Hyde at all with our 3rd pick

  195. 195 sonofdman said at 8:51 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I love the Matthews pick! This kid is going to be good.

  196. 196 A_T_G said at 8:51 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    When does Aaron Colvin become a smart choice? Third is too soon, right?

  197. 197 GermanEagle said at 8:52 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    4th…wait…lol

  198. 198 A_T_G said at 8:53 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Yeah, that was what made me ask.

  199. 199 Jernst said at 8:55 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Yea…if boykin falls to the 4th due to a broken fibula, which rarely if ever causes a decrease in athletic ability, Colvin will fall hard in a deep draft with a torn acl

  200. 200 ICDogg said at 8:53 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    2nd RB

  201. 201 McNabbulousness said at 8:55 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    noooooooooooooooooooooooo

  202. 202 anon said at 8:55 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Denver takes Latimer

  203. 203 mksp said at 8:55 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I want Pierre Desir & Billy Turner in the 3rd.

  204. 204 Insomniac said at 8:56 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Sigh…

  205. 205 ICDogg said at 8:56 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Latimer gone, Robinson still on the board

  206. 206 Patrick said at 8:56 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck you Broncos. How many freaking WRs do you need?

  207. 207 GEAGLE said at 8:56 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Hopefully Arob/monceif falls to us…if not it will def be tre mason, or martevis bryant

  208. 208 Ark87 said at 8:56 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    thinking we’d take another WR?

  209. 209 GEAGLE said at 8:59 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    We will…just dont know if it will be this early or jeff janis L’damien washington, shaq evans later…

  210. 210 scratcherk said at 8:56 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Not fair if Latimer is better than Mathews now, Peyton effect.

  211. 211 McNabbulousness said at 8:57 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    i know it’s not the right way to look at it, but as a penn state fan i’d really pumped if we got arob

  212. 212 ICDogg said at 8:57 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I’m going to guess that our next pick will be an inside linebacker

  213. 213 A_T_G said at 8:58 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I thinking that, or bigger. We haven’t addressed the trenches depth and development yet.

  214. 214 Ark87 said at 8:59 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I could see O-line more than D-line….then again maybe that’s tomorrow, 3rd does sound like D-line

  215. 215 GEAGLE said at 9:00 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Maybe the young backup linemen none of us have seen play are legit

  216. 216 Ark87 said at 9:01 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Birds know better than me if Toddfather’s heir apparent is already on the roster. Still I figure with 3 players north of 30, can never have enough young talent being cultivated behind them.

  217. 217 GEAGLE said at 9:03 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Maybe..i havent seen our bavkups either…just cant say what we need if i dont know what we have

  218. 218 ACViking said at 9:00 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Eagles’ first two picks have been extremely high character guys.

    Likely, “eat, sleep, breath” football-types.

    Who’s on the highest character guy on the board at ILB?

    If Shayne Skov could walk, he’d be the one.

    Anyone else?

  219. 219 Arby1 said at 9:01 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I don’t know but Christian Jones is the best “inhale, hold, exhale” type.

  220. 220 Patrick said at 9:02 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Well played

  221. 221 ACViking said at 9:04 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    He’s still holding

    nicely done

  222. 222 mksp said at 9:03 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    DESIR

  223. 223 D3FB said at 11:42 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Skov had a DUI and has had some issues early in his career.

  224. 224 ACViking said at 8:58 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    On NFL Network . . .

    I love how all the players refer to Melissa Starks as “man.”

    Hellooooo!

  225. 225 McNabbulousness said at 8:58 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    they must know something we don’t

  226. 226 A_T_G said at 9:00 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I think video evidence is required.

    (But only if they are wrong.)

  227. 227 Arby1 said at 8:59 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    mentioned that earlier but a refresher is welcome!

  228. 228 ACViking said at 9:01 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Oops. Apologies.

  229. 229 Arby1 said at 9:08 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Not at all. It’s funny – can’t not mention it.

  230. 230 Joe Minx said at 9:01 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    That woman is gorgeous.

  231. 231 Arby1 said at 9:07 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Correction: that ‘man’ is gorgeous

  232. 232 BG said at 8:59 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    im thinking latimore didnt impress chip, shurmur et al when running the Eagles routes after his pro day

  233. 233 mksp said at 8:59 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Wasn’t there something weird w/ his Pro Day only lasting 16 minutes?

  234. 234 bridgecoach said at 9:01 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I’m sure Latimer impressed, just needs a lot of work to expand the route tree. Matthews is more nfl ready, already has pro habits.

  235. 235 Charlie Kelly said at 9:02 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    peyton will have fun with him

  236. 236 Jarock said at 9:03 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    gotta agree w/you on that.

  237. 237 Ark87 said at 9:04 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    hope Clat likes Osweiler…

  238. 238 Charlie Kelly said at 9:06 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    clat? oh… C-Lat.. ? lol

  239. 239 Charlie Kelly said at 9:03 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    but to me IMO.. just guessing… codys 1st love was never football… compare that to jordan and its night and day…

  240. 240 phillychuck said at 9:01 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I really like Latimer better, but Matthews did his stuff in the best conference in the nation, with by far the best defensive backs. Will be interesting to watch how they develop (along with A-Rob) this year.

  241. 241 Jarock said at 9:02 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I’d have taken A-Rob in a heartbeat . . . if he didn’t treat blocking like a disease. I just can’t see that appealing to Chip.

  242. 242 Charlie Kelly said at 9:02 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    i like it. He has the production, the size, the speed and all the intangibles (work ethic, drive to succeed, IQ). PLUS the bloodline!! (cuz to jerry rice)

  243. 243 A_T_G said at 9:04 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Better than Lee?

  244. 244 Charlie Kelly said at 9:05 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Well… jordan is bigger… faster… and has top notch work ethic… so yes i guess. i mean its really nit picking with a lot of these WRs.. plus Lee has the knee problem

  245. 245 A_T_G said at 9:06 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Agreed. Feel any better about Smith now?

  246. 246 Charlie Kelly said at 9:07 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I feel the same.

  247. 247 Ark87 said at 9:03 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    masterstroke by 9ers, not just the pick, but the board movement.

  248. 248 anon said at 9:03 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Maybe Gamble wasn’t the only smart guy over there.

  249. 249 Bob Brewer said at 9:04 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    When you have few holes you can afford to do stuff like that.

  250. 250 scratcherk said at 9:03 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    How many RBs do they need…

  251. 251 Jarock said at 9:05 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Have they traded Chip’s ex RB yet?

  252. 252 ICDogg said at 9:06 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    nope

  253. 253 Jarock said at 9:08 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    anyone else think that James might be a nice pickup for the Iggles if he comes cheap? Can’t see the 9ers getting much for him @ this pt.

  254. 254 Insomniac said at 9:06 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Till they finally hit on one

  255. 255 Patrick said at 9:06 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Gore is gonna fall of a cliff anyway now and Marcus Lattimore may never be a NFL player. Do the hard-nosed 49ers rely on the fast rather than tough LaMichael James and Kendall Hunter(who isn’t that good)? Good pick.

  256. 256 Charlie Kelly said at 9:04 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Allen Robinoson dropping is crazy. if NE or seahawks grab him.. man.. watch out!!!

  257. 257 A Roy said at 9:06 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Is now a good time to say I told you so?

  258. 258 Charlie Kelly said at 9:06 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    who are you?

  259. 259 A Roy said at 9:16 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Charlie Kelly:
    not fast enough? the dude gets YAC. Very good after the catch. But yes he doesnt have perfect hands, a few drops, tends to double catch. But thats small things that most WRs go thru… plus those perfect soft passes from foles will be easy to snag… and we are talking at 22. not top 10.

    A Roy Charlie Kelly • 2 months ago

    Robinson was 38th out of 44 WR at the combine with a 4.6. That’s not first round speed.

  260. 260 McNabbulousness said at 9:05 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    morton andersen looks like a fat pat sajack

  261. 261 Patrick said at 9:06 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Shut your damn mouth ya dirty bastard, a piece of danish pride right there baby!

  262. 262 McNabbulousness said at 9:07 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    his new nickname is the danish, as in the pastry

  263. 263 Patrick said at 9:09 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    He is also the guy who scored more than anyone else in the NFL. He was the consummate professional, which is why he played so many damn years. Clutch as fuck too.

  264. 264 McNabbulousness said at 9:11 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    for sure, and was wondering about the accent while he was up there, realized he’s been in my life for years but i’ve never heard him speak

  265. 265 A_T_G said at 9:11 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Yep, even with his success, he remained hungry.

  266. 266 McNabbulousness said at 9:11 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    nice, wrong country though

  267. 267 Patrick said at 9:12 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Hey hey hey, don’t make me come find you!

  268. 268 A_T_G said at 9:13 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I’ll Czech on that.

  269. 269 McNabbulousness said at 9:14 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    this has really gotten out of hand, lets finnish this

  270. 270 Arby1 said at 9:09 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    cheese danish

  271. 271 mksp said at 9:06 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    SJB off the board. Good, don’t like him. Reactionary move to SEA.

  272. 272 Mike Marchlik said at 9:07 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Sounds the same as Billy McMullen

  273. 273 Charlie Kelly said at 9:08 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    man that was so long ago… the game so different now.. cant even compare

  274. 274 Mike Marchlik said at 9:10 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Tall and bad hands… How can’t you compare them?

  275. 275 Jernst said at 9:12 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    McMullen ran a 4.61 at the combine…how can you compare them at all?

  276. 276 Charlie Kelly said at 9:14 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    oh so.. that all you think you know about matthews.. well convo over

  277. 277 Jernst said at 9:08 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    All these commercials are killing me. The Eagles are going to make their 3rd round picks while nfl network is still in the 2nd round

  278. 278 SteveH said at 9:08 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    How far back are they now?

  279. 279 Jernst said at 9:09 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I don’t even know, but it’s gotta be like 10-15 picks

  280. 280 Crus57 said at 9:11 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Seek immediate medical help for a draft broadcast lasting longer than 4 hours.

  281. 281 scratcherk said at 9:11 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    9ers have 4 picks in round 3

  282. 282 GermanEagle said at 9:12 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    the rich are getting richer…

  283. 283 SteveH said at 9:12 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I’m falling asleep here man… this draft broadcast is boring as fuck.

  284. 284 Joe Minx said at 9:13 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Bout to be another WR taken….

  285. 285 Ark87 said at 9:13 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    they need it, badly, but possibly not as bad as tackle

  286. 286 Joe Minx said at 9:15 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    OK guess not.

  287. 287 Mitchell said at 9:14 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Nix is on a plummet. I didn’t think he would last this long

  288. 288 Patrick said at 9:14 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Those injuries man, must be bad

  289. 289 Charlie Kelly said at 9:15 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    plus he is a special type of person lol..

  290. 290 Jarock said at 9:14 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Was just wondering if he’d be worth trading up for. I like Logan but I’d like a more traditional NT.

  291. 291 Mitchell said at 9:15 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Nix is so damn slow though. IDK if he works for us. Logan is MUCH more athletic, but I guess it depends on how far he falls.

  292. 292 GermanEagle said at 9:14 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    This was Tommy’s WR ranking in his day 2 preview:

    WR Marqise Lee
    WR Cody Latimer
    WR Allen Robinson
    WR Jordan Matthews

    mmmh….

  293. 293 Jarock said at 9:15 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Clearly Tommy’s opinion does not reflect NFL front office’s reality. 😀

  294. 294 A Roy said at 9:17 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    He listed them alphabetically…..after a few PBRs.

  295. 295 GermanEagle said at 9:18 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    ha ha.

  296. 296 phillychuck said at 9:15 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Rosenman turned picks 22, 54 and 122 into 26, 42 and 83. That’s pretty impressive.

  297. 297 Jarock said at 9:17 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Not bad at all.

  298. 298 Patrick said at 9:17 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Roseman has always been good at working the board, working the other teams and building a roster. If he starts hitting on draft picks regularly, we’re gonna see him shoot up those GM rankings in the off-season.

  299. 299 Jernst said at 9:18 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    wow…really impressive when you look at it like that

  300. 300 Jernst said at 9:16 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Cossell just said that he’s heard that Redskins planned on taking Marcus Smith with their pick at the top of the 2nd round. So at most we took him 7-8 picks ahead of when he would have gone. He might not end up being a good pick, but let’s not act like it was a ridiculous reach anymore.

  301. 301 Mitchell said at 9:16 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Would really like to trade back with one of our thirds to recoup the 4th we lost.

  302. 302 HipDaDip said at 9:16 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Am I crazy, or is “turn speed into power” the new phrase of the draft? Has anyone used this before?

  303. 303 SteveH said at 9:17 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    A few years ago it was all heavy legged knee bender… there’s a catch phrase every year.

  304. 304 Insomniac said at 9:17 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Another way to say momentum I guess?

  305. 305 Arby1 said at 9:18 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Phrase was just made official back in January.

  306. 306 Ark87 said at 9:18 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    yeah, Mayock has been using it for years, used it to describe Vinny Curry primary move

  307. 307 phillychuck said at 9:18 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    That and “conflict catcher”.

  308. 308 Arby1 said at 9:19 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    That describes a few of my ex’s.

  309. 309 McNabbulousness said at 9:17 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo arob

  310. 310 Joe Minx said at 9:17 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Robinson GONE

  311. 311 Mitchell said at 9:18 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    FUCK!!!!!!! ALLEN IS GONE!!!!!!!!!

  312. 312 Crus57 said at 9:18 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    First game is looking like more of a shootout with the way Jax is drafting.

  313. 313 George said at 9:19 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    49-28 us

  314. 314 Jernst said at 9:20 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    unless these WRs can throw it to themselves I’m not too worried

  315. 315 Ark87 said at 9:20 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Not if Smith has anything to say about it 😀 (they have no O-line)

  316. 316 Insomniac said at 9:18 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Sooo Landry in the 3rd with Desir..make it happen Howie

  317. 317 scratcherk said at 9:19 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Not a big fan of Landry

  318. 318 Insomniac said at 9:23 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I respect your opinion but I think you’re crazy and would like to know why you don’t.

  319. 319 Charlie Kelly said at 9:28 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    i can roll with landry!! I keep hearing him compared to boldin but to me he is more jason avant.. EDIT – just picked by dolphins.. smh

  320. 320 phillychuck said at 9:32 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Way faster than Avant, and taller, too.

  321. 321 Charlie Kelly said at 9:45 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    same height. same speed. lol…

  322. 322 Charlie Kelly said at 9:46 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    actually avant may have been faster

  323. 323 McNabbulousness said at 9:18 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    so the jags have arob AND lee, wow

  324. 324 anon said at 9:19 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    and Cecil Shorts, and Blackmon next year (maybe). Don’t they need an RB though?

  325. 325 McNabbulousness said at 9:20 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    they still mjd pounding out those 2yds per carry

  326. 326 Jarock said at 9:22 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    MJD isn’t even w/them anymore.

  327. 327 McNabbulousness said at 9:23 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    oh, i didn’t know that

  328. 328 McNabbulousness said at 9:20 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    and i wouldn’t count on blackmon for shit

  329. 329 Charlie Kelly said at 9:23 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    tru, but if/when he ever comes back DAMN they have a nasty WR corp

  330. 330 Jarock said at 9:20 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Jax did kinda desperately need an upgrade at WR. As bad as their QB’s have been, their skill position players with the notable exception of MJD did them few favors.

  331. 331 Bob Brewer said at 9:19 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    DB or OL in round 3

  332. 332 scratcherk said at 9:23 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    agreed.

  333. 333 Charlie Kelly said at 9:29 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    BOOOO!!! lol

  334. 334 A_T_G said at 9:21 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Patriots are just going to use their own pick again? They are just phoning it in this year.

  335. 335 McNabbulousness said at 9:22 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    well played

  336. 336 SteveH said at 9:22 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Seriously, they haven’t traded back 2 spots for an extra 7th ONCE this year.

  337. 337 Charlie Kelly said at 9:22 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    mad allen robinson is gone.. lol… damn..

  338. 338 McNabbulousness said at 9:23 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    same here, at least he’s in the afc

  339. 339 Jernst said at 9:23 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    yea there was no way he was gonna drop to us in the 3rd

  340. 340 A_T_G said at 9:23 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Well, you will get to see if he is NFL-ready week 1…

  341. 341 Charlie Kelly said at 9:24 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    tru wasnt even thinking about that… get to see bortles Lee and Allen.. lol

  342. 342 Ark87 said at 9:23 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    So are the patriots I think

  343. 343 Jarock said at 9:24 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    L M * A O . . . Willie McGinnest. Best guest announcer of the night.

  344. 344 Insomniac said at 9:24 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Lets trade Casey Matthews for Blackmon

  345. 345 SteveH said at 9:24 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Interesting. Patriots are always interesting.

  346. 346 scratcherk said at 9:24 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    wow, garoppolo to NE

  347. 347 McNabbulousness said at 9:24 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    love how willie mcginniest fucked with the giants fans sooo bad!

  348. 348 scratcherk said at 9:25 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I think he was talking to the Jets fans

  349. 349 McNabbulousness said at 9:26 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    well i was thinking the giants/pats superbowl connection, but yeah jets fans too

  350. 350 Ark87 said at 9:27 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Hate to say it, but I think the Giants get the last laugh in that connection….

  351. 351 Jarock said at 9:27 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    unfortunately

  352. 352 McNabbulousness said at 9:28 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    true, i got that backwards

  353. 353 A_T_G said at 9:25 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I thought it was the Jets fans.

  354. 354 McNabbulousness said at 9:27 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    i think there’s also a huge rivalry with the giants as well because of the giants stealing two super bowls from them

  355. 355 mksp said at 9:27 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Ugh, SEA is going to take Desir. I know it.

  356. 356 mksp said at 9:27 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    We should trade Matt Barkley to Houston for a 2014 5th and 2015 2nd.

  357. 357 Charlie Kelly said at 9:32 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    nah.. hold on to him, let him have a great preseason and get as much as we can for that slacked jaw’d yokel

  358. 358 SteveH said at 9:28 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    So are the Patriots thinking they’re going to stash this guy for the next 5 years until Brady retires or… is it worth a 2nd for a backup?

  359. 359 A_T_G said at 9:28 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Maybe they want to pull a Kolb.

  360. 360 Jarock said at 9:28 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Yes . . . Matt Millen giving his opinion on a WR. We should take that to the bank.

  361. 361 A_T_G said at 9:29 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Don’t take it to a bank in Detroit. I don’t think there are any in Detroit any more.

  362. 362 Mike Marchlik said at 9:29 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Jordan Matthews 6’3″ 215 bad hands Billy McMullen 6’4″ 215 bad hands…fukciing deja vu…

  363. 363 Jernst said at 9:30 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Jordan Matthews 4.4 forty, Billy McMullen 4.6 forty

  364. 364 Jarock said at 9:32 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Also, I loved McNabb, but just like Vick he refused to throw to a closely covered WR. Foles doesn’t share that flaw. McMullen might have been ok with a Foles type QB.

  365. 365 Charlie Kelly said at 9:35 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    to be fair he didnt have many guys that can compete for those closely covered catches.. best was TO.. and we seen what happened.. next best? jason avant/ lol… maybe kevin curtis.. lol

  366. 366 Mike Marchlik said at 9:36 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    It would be moronic to claim 4.46 is fast for a WR. Add both slow.

  367. 367 Jernst said at 9:40 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    4.46 puts him faster than 72% of the WRs drafted in the past 10 yrs…which is really fast considering he’s also 6’4” … http://mockdraftable.com/player/4349/

  368. 368 Jernst said at 9:45 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    By comparison ODB ran a 4.43, Mike Evans ran a 4.53, Cody Lattimore ran a 4.44, Marqise Lee ran a 4.52 and Sammy Watkins ran a 4.43 … so I guess every WR in this draft is “slow”

  369. 369 Charlie Kelly said at 9:31 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    your comparison is so limited and flawed… And he doesnt even have bad hands, just had a couple drops..

  370. 370 Jernst said at 9:31 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Charlie, don’t you know that all WR that are 6’4″ are just like Billy McMullen? It’s science…

  371. 371 Charlie Kelly said at 9:33 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    … oh shit.. i just noticed that… mike marchil must be a scout for the raiders

  372. 372 Jernst said at 9:36 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    It’s ok…sometimes I too don’t realize how easy it is to completely disregard a players entire skill set and college production based on over simplified comparison of similar height to a distant draft bust.

  373. 373 bridgecoach said at 9:33 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Matthews has good hands. Sure he had some drops and can work on his game, but watch his tape over the last four years. Big catch radius. Tall, long, strong, can jump and has Big hands 10.3/8

  374. 374 Insomniac said at 9:29 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Someone hold me. I’m hating day 2 so much now.

  375. 375 Tom said at 9:32 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Why?

  376. 376 mksp said at 9:33 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Dude. Its all good. Matthews isn’t my favorite either, but he’s an easy player to root for and I trust Chip to utilize his skill set well.

  377. 377 A_T_G said at 9:34 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I’m going to fast forward 15 picks. I promise I’ll go back and read the conversation tomorrow. The broadcast is bad. Just shut up and catch up on the picks.

  378. 378 scratcherk said at 9:34 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    So impressed with Roseman. Jimmy summarized it well:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/red_zone/Howie-Roseman-Negotiating-Wizard-of-the-Universe.html

  379. 379 Jarock said at 9:35 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    niiiiice

  380. 380 A Roy said at 9:37 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Gotta love Jimmy’s artwork.

  381. 381 Arby1 said at 9:36 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Troy Vincent with a tough name for his first announcement. Shake it off, Troy!

  382. 382 Ark87 said at 9:36 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    TROY, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  383. 383 A_T_G said at 9:36 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    If that guy was a WR his name would wrap around to the front of his jersey.

  384. 384 scratcherk said at 9:36 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Wow, didnt notice that Nix is still on the board. Crazy.

  385. 385 Ark87 said at 9:39 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Someone has to eventually grab him. Just funny how nfl network was so upset that Manziel slipped “all the way” to 22, but Nix sliding into the 3rd has been pretty quiet.

  386. 386 TommyLawlor said at 9:37 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    New post is up.

    http://igglesblitz.com/2014/05/round-3/

  387. 387 scratcherk said at 9:38 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Who’s left in the green room?

  388. 388 Mike Marchlik said at 9:38 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Jordan Matthews == 2nd coming of Billy McMullen

  389. 389 A_T_G said at 9:39 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    I think someone has made that comparison already.

  390. 390 A Roy said at 9:39 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Yeah. He did.

  391. 391 A Roy said at 9:39 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Deja Vu. Kinda like your earlier post.

  392. 392 Charlie Kelly said at 9:49 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    i heard his cousin is billy mcmullin… oh wait.. that was another tall slow WR.. jerry rice. never mind.

  393. 393 Arby1 said at 9:38 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    This guy just swallowed Attaochu in their matchup this year. Can’t believe how far he fell.

  394. 394 Mike Marchlik said at 9:40 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Wait Chip Kelley cut the fastest player in the league in order to use a second and fourth round on a slow WR???? BRILLIANT!

  395. 395 Arby1 said at 9:42 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Yes, but blood for him, is something that runs in your veins…

  396. 396 oreofestar said at 9:44 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    4.45 speed is slow? Not blazing but def. not slow

  397. 397 Stevo said at 9:44 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    4.46 is not slow for 6-3, 210+. He’s not Calvin Johnson, but who is.

  398. 398 Jernst said at 9:50 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    4.46 isn’t slow period. ODB and Watkins both ran 4.43’s. Over 40 yards that means they’d be about 1 inch further than Matthews

  399. 399 Mike Marchlik said at 9:52 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Slow is slow. 4.46 in today’s day and age is equivalent to Billy McMullen’s 4.59 in 2004

  400. 400 Stevo said at 9:55 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Like Jernst said, 4.46 is not slow for any size. ODB was 4.43, and I don’t think you’d describe him as slow.

  401. 401 Mike Marchlik said at 10:00 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Ole Dirty Bastard was that fast?

  402. 402 Stevo said at 10:09 PM on May 9th, 2014:

    Yep, shimmy shimmy ya.