Eagles Add a RB

Posted: April 30th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 143 Comments »

Finally, a pick. A RB.

Wendell Smallwood of West Virginia was the choice. Here is something I wrote about him last month:

One mid-round prospect I like is running back Wendell Smallwood from West Virginia. I’m not sure if he can be a starter in the NFL, but he could be a very good role player. Smallwood was the Big 12’s leading rusher in 2015 and caught 68 career passes. He has kickoff return experience as well. Smallwood is 208 pounds and has a good combination of speed and quickness.

I wrote this about him after the Combine.

RB Wendell Smallwood – Good showing. 5-10, 208. Ran 4.47 and posted great 3-cone time of 6.83. Only jumped 33.5 inches. I was impressed by him in the drills. Also looked good catching the ball.

I thought the Eagles might go for a RB with a bit more size, but Smallwood is definitely a player I like. He was a volume runner in college and is tough for his size. With Ryan Mathews not being the most durable RB in the world, the team needed someone that could be a volume runner if called upon.

Lots more to come on this pick.

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143 Comments on “Eagles Add a RB”

  1. 1 Media Mike said at 2:51 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    I like the pick. The team needs to make sure they keep him away from his low-life buddies from Wilmington, but he should be fine other than that.

  2. 2 Joe Minx said at 2:53 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Yeah. Arrested in 2014 in connection with a murder investigation. Charged with intimidation of witnesses.

    Chip Kelly is definitely not here anymore.

  3. 3 Media Mike said at 2:54 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    He just needs to avoid that peer group and he’ll be fine. I’d make sure he’s living on a farm in Bucks County.

  4. 4 A_T_G said at 2:55 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    A scat back that can intimidate people? Well, at least we know he isn’t another Moats. That guy would have been intimidated BY the witness.

  5. 5 Media Mike said at 2:55 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Is Moats the insubordinate bum who attacked the cops outside the hospital in Houston?

  6. 6 Joe Minx said at 2:57 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Yes, although I thought it was the other way around. Don’t remember the exact details.

  7. 7 Media Mike said at 2:58 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    It would only be the other way around if he was on our team when it happened. Duh.

  8. 8 A_T_G said at 2:58 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    I don’t know. All I remember is him getting rag dolled when he didn’t completely wif on the block.

  9. 9 BC1968 said at 11:03 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    What? Moats’ was rushing to the hospital when he found out his mother-in-law was dying and a cop stopped he and his wife for running a light. In front of the hospital the cop found out about the situation, even a nurse came out to plead with the cop to let Moats see his dying mother-in-law. The cop even pulled his gun, threatened Moats, totally fuck him over. He was really close to his mother-in-law and she ended up dying without Moats getting to say goodbye because of that cocksucker who by the way, lost his job, ‘resigned” over that incident. Moats wasn’t much as a player, for the Eagles or the Texans, but he was definitely wronged in this situation. Actually, fucked over big time.

  10. 10 Dan in Philly said at 2:53 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Special teams contributor got him drafted. If he becomes anything more than a role player on offense it’s a bonus.

  11. 11 Media Mike said at 2:54 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    He’s already our RB3.

  12. 12 Media Mike said at 2:56 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    I’d like Travis Feeney or Harlan Miller here.

  13. 13 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:56 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Can I get a trade back first? Rather not have only one 6th round pick

  14. 14 A_T_G said at 2:56 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Was Shell on our OT list?

  15. 15 Media Mike said at 2:56 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Maybe. I know we discussed him, but not sure if the team was ever on him.

  16. 16 Joe Minx said at 2:56 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Yeah so I don’t like this

    Wendell Smallwood ‏@WeetWithThe_WAM
    75% philly ****s gay.

    That was from a few years ago.

  17. 17 Media Mike said at 2:57 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Depends what 4 people you’re hanging out with. 3 of them might have their own way of doing things.

  18. 18 Call Me Carlos the Dwarf said at 3:04 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    He tweeted something vaguely offensive when he was 17?!

    SOUND THE ALARMS!

  19. 19 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:05 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    I wanna know what media dork bothered digging that up..

  20. 20 anon said at 2:57 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    NFL network shitting all over demarco

  21. 21 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:58 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Quietly The bengals having a nice draft

  22. 22 Bob Brewer said at 3:00 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    They still may have the most talented roster in the league, but they still have Dalton.

  23. 23 Media Mike said at 3:01 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    And now don’t have Hue.

    But they are drafting well.

  24. 24 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:01 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Won’t be surprised if McCarron steals his job in a year or two
    .
    William Jackson
    Boyd
    Billings
    The LB
    .
    Shit Wasterman now too? Quality drafting!

  25. 25 Greg Richards said at 2:59 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    My guess is Listenbee or Jalen Mills at 164. Scooby Wright also a possibility. We’ve shown pre-draft interest in BC LB Steven Daniels and Tommy mocked him in Rd 5. Would seem like stretch to me.

  26. 26 Nick C said at 3:00 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Who has a 6-7 grade? Will most likely be our pick.

  27. 27 Bob Brewer said at 3:00 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    I think you’re overestimating. #UDFA

  28. 28 BlindChow said at 3:03 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Exactly what I was thinking. We don’t need to worry about a guy not falling to us, we’re always one step (round) ahead.

  29. 29 Patrick said at 3:01 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Give me MLB or DL depth, preferably someone raw both athletically a monster with potential. Dont really like a lot of the safeties yet, but would be OK with one.

  30. 30 A_T_G said at 3:00 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Listenbee sounds good to me, OL always welcome.

  31. 31 kajomo said at 3:00 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Listenbee, Big V from TCU, or maybe a guy like Kalan Reed

  32. 32 Greg Richards said at 3:01 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Reed wouldn’t shock as much as they emphasize analytics.

  33. 33 Charlie Kelly said at 3:02 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    listenbee would be nice

  34. 34 Charlie Kelly said at 3:01 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Ok, i guess. Im not mad at it…

  35. 35 Media Mike said at 3:01 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    I like him. I think he was more of a 6th rounder, but I like him.

  36. 36 A_T_G said at 3:01 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    I am waiting to hear if the Vikings had to use two picks on Kentrell Brothers.

  37. 37 Charlie Kelly said at 3:01 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    get me a WR now!! Mike Thomas, please!!

  38. 38 Nick C said at 3:02 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Really want Thomas.

  39. 39 Joe Minx said at 3:01 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Westerman gone

  40. 40 Media Mike said at 3:02 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Good for him going to Cincy. We were out of the guard business for this draft, so I’m not mad at this one.

  41. 41 kajomo said at 3:03 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Is Kyle Murphy still available?

  42. 42 Media Mike said at 3:03 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Not sure. Not a big fan however.

  43. 43 Insomniac said at 3:03 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    yes

  44. 44 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:03 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Wow this run of picks before us is rough.. Wasterman, Brothers

  45. 45 SteveH said at 3:04 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    http://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2016/4/30/11544100/carson-wentz-studies-nfl-quarterbacks-sam-bradford-quote-shade-boom-nfl-draft

    This might be the best thing I read all day.

  46. 46 Media Mike said at 3:04 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    That’s funny.

  47. 47 Joe Minx said at 3:05 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    WHHHAAAAAT?

    Oh no he di’int!

  48. 48 anon said at 3:05 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Sam is going to smash this kid. Sam, I hope you read this blog and know i believe in you.

  49. 49 Media Mike said at 3:05 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/villains/images/0/04/Hollywood_Hogan.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120424115247

    Chiefs get their guy

  50. 50 Charlie Kelly said at 3:06 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    mike thomas or listenbee with next pick…. or jakeem grant.. or…. that german WR later on

  51. 51 Media Mike said at 3:07 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    I wouldn’t be mad at any of those guys, but I’d like Feeny for SAM or Miller at CB more right now.

  52. 52 Bob Brewer said at 3:07 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Time for a punter.

  53. 53 Insomniac said at 3:07 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Take an OL. I don’t even care who at this point.

  54. 54 anon said at 3:07 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    any thoughts?

  55. 55 Greg Richards said at 3:07 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    ESPN needs to stop going to fricking commerical right at the Eagles’ pick.

  56. 56 FairOaks said at 3:08 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    NFLN did the same…

  57. 57 Media Mike said at 3:09 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Fuck them too.

  58. 58 Aaron said at 3:09 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    dude, you have a potty mouth

  59. 59 anon said at 3:09 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    well when you haven’t won a playoff game in 7 years…

  60. 60 Media Mike said at 3:10 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Still, this lack of respect is what gets people attacked.

  61. 61 Media Mike said at 3:08 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Been that way for decades. Fuck them.

  62. 62 lonfident said at 3:14 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    They should just have a 7 hour infomercial and scroll picks at the bottom

  63. 63 Charlie Kelly said at 3:10 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    surprise pick from them would be.. gronks lil brother

  64. 64 Media Mike said at 3:11 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    That would be fun.

  65. 65 mksp said at 3:11 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Tyrone Holmes would be my pick.

  66. 66 Media Mike said at 3:12 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    I’d be good with that.

  67. 67 Greg Richards said at 3:12 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Another offensive lineman. Good value here.

  68. 68 Cafone said at 3:12 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Andy goes with Hogan… not surprising.

  69. 69 Joe Minx said at 3:12 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Vaitai it is

  70. 70 Media Mike said at 3:12 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    No disrespect to our German Eagle buddy on here, but they need to end this BS with this German dude on NFL network, shut up,and announce our pick.

  71. 71 kajomo said at 3:13 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Good pick.

  72. 72 Fufina said at 3:13 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    I like him… but i would have preferred him in the 6th/7th… gone with a WR or another player here.

  73. 73 Media Mike said at 3:13 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Hip hop a vatalie?

  74. 74 kajomo said at 3:13 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Yep

  75. 75 Charlie Kelly said at 3:13 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    ok another OL… doubt mike thomas or listenbee make it to their 6th pick(shouldnt al least)… so im rooting for jakeem grant and that german WR

  76. 76 kajomo said at 3:14 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    If someone will take a 7th to make it happen I’d trade up in the 6th if one of those guys are still there

  77. 77 Greg Richards said at 3:15 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Don’t think Listenbee does. Mike Thomas easily could. Have to take a defensive player at some point. Schwartz is probably giving Howie the evil eye.

  78. 78 Charlie Kelly said at 3:31 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    idk, they signed some D payers for schwartz before draft

  79. 79 GermanEagle said at 3:19 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Yes, that German WR me wants!!

  80. 80 Greg Richards said at 3:13 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Okay, we have enough linemen. Does any team out there want to throw us a 7th rounder for Barbre, Gardner, or Tobin?

  81. 81 Iskar36 said at 3:15 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Not sure I really want an extra 7th in this draft. I’d rather see some added competition and for us to keep the best linemen.

  82. 82 Nick C said at 3:18 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Might give them a hoagie to take Tobin… want him gone so bad.

  83. 83 Greg Richards said at 3:14 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Zach Berman
    ‏@ZBerm

    45s46 seconds ago

    Vaitai, who is 6-foot-6 and 320 pounds, was mentioned by Mayock last week as a possible 3rd-rounder for Eagles. Get him in the 5th.

  84. 84 Fufina said at 3:14 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    https://twitter.com/lawlornfl/status/726489517226602496

  85. 85 Insomniac said at 3:15 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Maybe a low end RT but the guy should be a guard.

  86. 86 ACViking said at 3:15 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    A 5th rounder w/ potential to be a starting OLT?!

  87. 87 Cafone said at 3:18 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    I think that means he’s got the physical tools but he’s not good enough.

  88. 88 GermanEagle said at 3:18 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Was thinking the same.

  89. 89 Media Mike said at 3:15 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Seriously, somebody at NFL Network needs to fucking kill themselves. Why the fuck are they interviewing this sideshow act instead of showing our pick? Fucking assholes.

  90. 90 Cafone said at 3:17 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    try ESPN and you can watch commercials.

  91. 91 Media Mike said at 3:17 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    These people are the fucking worst.

  92. 92 Joe Minx said at 3:19 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    It’s VERY annoying.

  93. 93 Media Mike said at 3:20 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    It is extremely disrespectful. There are 31 other fan bases they should do that to.

  94. 94 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:15 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Desperately needed OT talent!… Now let’s get to the defense!

  95. 95 Patrick said at 3:16 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Agreed!

  96. 96 mksp said at 3:36 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Still waiting for that DT pick.

    ::::rolling eyes::::

  97. 97 Cafone said at 3:16 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Still need a long snapper.

  98. 98 Allen3000 said at 3:18 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    I’m guessing NOT to pair with Smallwood.

  99. 99 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:18 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Reader another great pick by Texans…. Colts better step their game up because the Jags and Texans are coming!

  100. 100 Media Mike said at 3:18 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    No way I’m learning to spell this dude’s name.

    H-Vat is my proposal.

  101. 101 BlindChow said at 3:19 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    HPV is mine.

  102. 102 Mitchell said at 3:20 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Ahhh, the virus responsible for many of the world’s epithelial based cancers!

  103. 103 BlindChow said at 3:21 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    So you see, it’s perfect!

  104. 104 Media Mike said at 3:20 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    That is too easy to vaccinate against………………………….unless you’re an idiot.

  105. 105 BlindChow said at 3:22 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Luckily the NFL is full of idiots!

  106. 106 Media Mike said at 3:22 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Especially the kind who don’t believe in science.

  107. 107 Mitchell said at 3:22 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Its a big culprit in head and neck cancers too though.

  108. 108 Media Mike said at 3:23 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Does the vaccine protect against those varieties as well?

  109. 109 Mitchell said at 3:24 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    I think there is some evidence it does but not to the effect of genital cancers/warts.

  110. 110 Media Mike said at 3:24 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Good info. Thank you. Wish it was a mandatory vax.

  111. 111 Nick C said at 3:21 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Too many Cox, johnsons, and woods to be mixing with.

  112. 112 GermanEagle said at 3:20 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    His nickname is Big V

  113. 113 Media Mike said at 3:21 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    He needs a new one.

  114. 114 lonfident said at 3:22 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    LOL

  115. 115 Tdoteaglefan said at 3:18 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    is zeek bigger still on the board?

  116. 116 anon said at 3:19 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    I’m surprised we took this guy instead of Haeg — figured having Wentz with his tackle not a bad mix. Even though Wentz won’t start in this decade.

  117. 117 Mitchell said at 3:19 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    This draft was supposed to be deep with OL and DL. Im happy Howie and Co. Are taking advantage of at least one side of the coin.

  118. 118 anon said at 3:20 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    yeah DL got crushed early and often. Can understand why they took so many WRs in FA, no really good ones in this draft even though we were spoiled the last few years.

  119. 119 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:20 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    They gotta add DT talent, and a LB… Can’t be completely ignored

  120. 120 GermanEagle said at 3:20 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Really hoping that someone will draft Moritz Boehringer. Time to make history!!

  121. 121 Joe Minx said at 3:20 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    I think someone will. I’m betting next round.

  122. 122 GermanEagle said at 3:22 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    I wouldn’t mind taking a flyer on him in the 7th round. That dude is a physical beast!!

  123. 123 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:21 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Cleveland

  124. 124 Media Mike said at 3:22 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    He’s off my board due to being a screen hogging clown who made me miss the announcement of the Eagles pick.

  125. 125 Mitchell said at 3:21 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    I wouldnt compare Smallwood to big Cox.

  126. 126 Greg Richards said at 3:23 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Are people really getting their panties in a bunch that Smallwood used some salty language to trash Philly? It was probably aimed at specific people and this is the way people actually talk. Just have to sit down and make sure he realizes that it’s not smart to put it out there for public consumption.

  127. 127 Media Mike said at 3:25 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    I’m more worried about his peer group. That’ll need to be watched.

  128. 128 Fufina said at 3:25 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    17 year old kids rage tweet shit more to come on news at 10.

    If i was a young kid about to enter the NFL i would delete my account and start fresh, because stuff you say when you are in high school really will not represent you as an adult.

  129. 129 Media Mike said at 3:27 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Or just use a fake name as your screen name.

  130. 130 Joe Minx said at 3:26 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    He also tweeted that he wanted his bunghole to get eaten out by a girl.

  131. 131 Cafone said at 3:27 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    don’t hetero-shame

  132. 132 Julescat said at 3:28 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    ewwww

  133. 133 truehaynes said at 3:26 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Who would you rather have in the 6th, Thomas listenbee or Peake?

  134. 134 Media Mike said at 3:26 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Travis Feeney

  135. 135 Joe Minx said at 3:27 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Thomas

  136. 136 truehaynes said at 3:28 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    What about vitaili versus haeg? We could have taken haeg then gotten a RB at the next pick

  137. 137 Media Mike said at 3:31 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    There was talk of Haeg being a fit at G as well. Maybe the team more saw him as all guard and thought V was all tackle.

    We’re kind of good at guard right now.

  138. 138 D3FB said at 3:32 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    I’d have rather had Haeg. If I had to make comps Haeg reminds me of Herremeans and Vatai reminds me of King Dunlap.

  139. 139 Media Mike said at 3:32 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    I hope he’s not as weak as Dunlap.

  140. 140 D3FB said at 3:33 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    I like Vaitai though. To me he’s a swing tackle, but there is still some developmental upside.

  141. 141 anon said at 3:33 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    king dunlap is still starting

  142. 142 Greg Richards said at 3:32 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    New thread.

  143. 143 Lee Bruce said at 7:57 PM on April 30th, 2016:

    Reminds me of Charlie Garner 2.0