DE Derek Barnett is Your Newest Eagle

Posted: April 27th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 400 Comments »

The pick is in and Derek Barnett is your newest Eagle.

Barnett is 6-3, 259 and a high productive pass rusher. If not already, you’ll soon be sick of hearing the stat that Barnett broke Reggie White’s sack record at Tennessee. Barnett had a great college career and is absolutely worthy of a mid-1st round pick. This isn’t a reach or crazy pick in any sense.

Why add a DE here?

If you want to build a title team, you need a QB and guys who can get to the QB. The Eagles added Carson Wentz last year and wanted to add a pass rusher this year. Yes, the Eagles do have Brandon Graham, Vinny Curry and Chris Long, but none of them are young. Barnett won’t turn 21 until June so the Eagles just got better and much younger up front.

The team did pass on some big names. Jonathan Allen is a Top 5 talent. He has arthritic shoulders and that has caused teams to pass on him to this point. The Eagles obviously felt it wasn’t smart to take a chance n him. That was purely a medical decision.

Malik Hooker has issues as a tackler and that makes him an awkward fit for the Wide-9. That look puts a lot of pressure on DBs to be good run defenders. That’s an area where Hooker can struggle.

Reuben Foster has shoulder and character issues. We’ve discussed Dalvin Cook to death.

Why not move back? It takes 2 to tango. My guess is that teams weren’t looking to move up so the Eagles stayed put and added a player they were very high on.

The Eagles are a better team than they were this morning.

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400 Comments on “DE Derek Barnett is Your Newest Eagle”

  1. 1 scratcherk said at 10:17 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Crap Allen to WAS

  2. 2 Fufina said at 10:18 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    They have been really good at just sticking to their boards and taking best player. However they do seem more willing to take risks on injured players so the pick makes sense.

  3. 3 FairOaks said at 10:21 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Ugh we have to root against him now…

  4. 4 Mitchell said at 10:18 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    The notion that Barnett has no rush moves is silly. I’m watching the Florida game now and in just over 3 minutes I have seen the speed rush to the outside, a bull rush and and outside/in move. Does he need more technique and polish? Sure but he’s only 20.

  5. 5 kajomo said at 10:22 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I don’t think people are worried about his technique and moves. It’s his limited athletic ability. The top rushers in this league are just more athletic than Barnett is. That isn’t likely to be improved

  6. 6 Insomniac said at 10:22 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Literally 0 explosion.

  7. 7 Mitchell said at 10:23 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Watch the clip and timestamp that I posted above. I bet Lattimore will have 0 explosion when his hammies snap.

  8. 8 Insomniac said at 10:25 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Lol.

  9. 9 Insomniac said at 10:18 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I don’t like this “lets stay safe” mentality. Hooker’s tackling issue isn’t that bad. Watkins had tackling issues too but he got better.

  10. 10 Tumtum said at 11:36 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    He did? Our Watkins? I must be confused.

  11. 11 D3FB said at 11:37 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    He went from Asante to regular DB bad this year

  12. 12 Insomniac said at 11:40 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    He went from a mile marker to a turnstile. That’s progress right?

  13. 13 miked718 said at 10:18 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Shout out to Fred Barnett

  14. 14 Mitchell said at 10:20 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    https://draftbreakdown.com/video/derek-barnett-vs-florida-2016/ Go to 4:21 and get a look at what this guy can do in a wide 9 These are SEC tackles we are talking about.

  15. 15 GENETiC-FREAK said at 10:24 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    That bend

  16. 16 scratcherk said at 10:28 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    i think you mean “dat bend doe”

  17. 17 Anders said at 4:22 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Its crazy how lov he can go sometimes.

  18. 18 meteorologist said at 10:32 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    So sexy. Said it weeks ago. Lemme see if I can find my comment

  19. 19 meteorologist said at 10:33 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    meteorologist cloisterwater 25 days ago
    I love Barnett as well. He has a stiffness/ sometimes-awkwardness to him, but you see teams constantly running away from him and the only time they run at him is a reverse or play action to keep him honest. Fantastic hand use and strength. Can time the snap well sometimes. It almost feels like he is saving energy for crucial 3rd downs because he knows teams are running away from him and rolling the QB away etc: he does flash a surprising burst in big situations.
    I don’t see these things going away at the next level.

  20. 20 Dragon_Eagle said at 10:20 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Night gentlemen. Go Eagles!

  21. 21 A_T_G said at 10:21 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    But what if we trade back into the first?!

  22. 22 Dragon_Eagle said at 10:21 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Wake me.

  23. 23 A_T_G said at 10:23 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I knew you weren’t really gone.

  24. 24 Corry said at 10:20 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    One thing that really sticks out to me: 28 of 32 career sacks came against SEC competition.

  25. 25 Insomniac said at 10:27 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/sec/leaders/sacks-player-career.html

    Doesn’t mean much to be honest.

  26. 26 meteorologist said at 10:29 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    That’s not what we are saying. We are praising his production against SEC schools, not comparing him to other SEC players

  27. 27 Insomniac said at 10:31 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Nope. This is exactly the Jordan Matthews is the all time SEC receiving leader BS all over again.

  28. 28 Corry said at 10:32 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    …so….you’re saying you aren’t a fan of the pick?

  29. 29 Insomniac said at 10:33 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Yes.

  30. 30 Mitchell said at 10:35 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Amari Cooper is second all time receiving in the SEC by 300 yards so he shouldn’t be good either then?

  31. 31 Insomniac said at 10:36 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    One of them wasn’t fed screen passes his entire college career. So your argument is as terrible as Sammie Coates’s hands.

  32. 32 Mitchell said at 10:42 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Barnett wasn’t getting fed screen passes though, so not sure the argument is that terrible.

  33. 33 ProbablyDrunk said at 4:49 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Jordan Matthews wasn’t a bad pick

  34. 34 Insomniac said at 10:21 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    And another CB is off the board. Kinda glad that he’s gone though.

  35. 35 CrackSammich said at 10:22 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    adoree jackson gone. A lot of good CBs left.

  36. 36 Anders said at 4:20 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Surprised he went so high.

  37. 37 Dave said at 10:22 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    FWIW, Howie just said Barnett had the flu at the combine and a hamstring injury at his pro day.

    Joe Douglas going to bat for the pick, trust the tape.

  38. 38 Steve Smegal said at 10:23 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Amazing that he had two very distinct ailments and ran essentially an identical time /sarcasm/

  39. 39 Jernst said at 10:24 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    My thought exactly…sounds like he just ran shitty times and made excuses

  40. 40 Mitchell said at 10:25 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Or he was telling the truth?

  41. 41 Dave said at 10:25 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Its very well known he had the flu at the combine.

  42. 42 Mitchell said at 10:26 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I mean if the dude isn’t know to be a pathological liar or something, I’m just going to go ahead and believe him.

  43. 43 Dave said at 10:27 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    + it’s the reason Joe Douglas was hired.

  44. 44 Steve Smegal said at 10:25 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Yes, because a cold and an injury to your legs would typically result in identical times

  45. 45 Mitchell said at 10:26 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Cold and flu are 2 very different things.

  46. 46 Steve Smegal said at 10:27 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Not as different as the flu and a hamstring injury when it comes to measure someone’s speed

  47. 47 Jernst said at 10:31 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    It’s weird…he looks slow on tape too…I dunno…maybe he’s just slow

  48. 48 Steve Smegal said at 10:34 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    No he had a hang nail that day

  49. 49 Dave said at 10:34 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    He’s no Mike Mamula

  50. 50 ReagansReanimatedCorpse said at 10:26 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Personally, I care more about film and production than I do combine. So I’m sold.

  51. 51 Ark87 said at 10:30 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    but hey, he’s Philly tough and has a clean medical….wait a minute

  52. 52 xmbk said at 11:15 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Yeah, I’m sure the team barely looked into it before drafting him. They know it’s a bad pick, just want to sandbag the fans. /sarcasm/

  53. 53 scratcherk said at 10:24 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Switching to whiskey. Carry on.

  54. 54 laeagle said at 10:42 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I support this

  55. 55 ReagansReanimatedCorpse said at 10:25 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I think the guy’s a beast and I’m thrilled with it.

  56. 56 Iskar36 said at 10:26 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Tommy killing me with the last paragraph here. Makes it sound like we settled.

    Not sure that’s actually the case, just the phrasing in that paragraph made it seem Tommy isn’t super high on this pick.

  57. 57 Iskar36 said at 10:29 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I should point out, Tommy had Barnett mocked to the Eagles at scoutsnotebook, so I’m guessing he actually likes the pick enough, just the phrasing there didn’t reflect that well.

  58. 58 meteorologist said at 10:27 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Graham, Cox, Jernigan, Barnett gonna be so sexy destroying offensive lines in the run AND pass games next year

  59. 59 HawaiianEagle said at 10:27 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Nice forecast.

  60. 60 meteorologist said at 10:30 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I said it weeks ago. (wavered a few times between then and now but who’s counting)

  61. 61 Dave said at 10:29 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    WR has been upgraded in free agency, DL upgraded via trade and draft.

    The team is already better today then when they ended the season.

  62. 62 Will Ft. Daft Punk said at 10:31 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I cant get excited until we address the CBs

  63. 63 Dave said at 10:32 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I was excited the moment McKelvin was released. I almost creamed my pants when Carroll signed with the Cowboys.

  64. 64 BobSmith77 said at 10:38 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Until you see Mills outside Week 1 and you realize ‘oh shit’

  65. 65 Dave said at 10:41 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Oh, I know Mills is slow. But McKelvin and Carroll were plain turruble.

  66. 66 FairOaks said at 10:42 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Right, and right now we pretty much only have guys on the roster who sat on the bench in favor of McKelvin and Carroll.

  67. 67 FairOaks said at 10:32 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Worse at CB so far. Couple of draft picks could change that though

  68. 68 Jarock said at 10:30 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    If the corners can cover for at least 2 seconds πŸ™‚

  69. 69 xeynon said at 10:30 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Watching that highlight tape I’m struck by how low he gets and how he bends to prevent blockers from getting their hands on him. That’s an elite skill for a pass rusher to have.

    Still not blown away by the pick but not upset by it either. He looks like a 1st round player to me.

  70. 70 Jernst said at 10:34 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    His ability to bend is truly top notch…I”ll give him that. I just don’t see the explosion to beat NFL LTs in his first 3 steps. Being lined up out in the wide 9 is only a benefit if the DE has the speed to take advantage. If you’re plodding around the LT from 3 yards outside his shoulder you’re just giving the LT and thus the QB more time to keep you away from getting a sack.

    Add in his midget T-Rex arms and I don’t see him translating to the NFL. Hope I’m wrong.

  71. 71 kajomo said at 10:35 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Tyron Smith is going to toy with him

  72. 72 Jarock said at 10:36 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    BG is one of the few guys who seems to give Smith fits. Barnett reminds me of BG a lot.

  73. 73 Jernst said at 10:37 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Brandon Graham is significantly faster and quicker than Barnett. Significantly.

  74. 74 Insomniac said at 10:41 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Throw in stronger too.

  75. 75 Jernst said at 10:42 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    True. Problem is Graham is stronger than a lot of guys. He’s not faster and quicker than many DEs.

  76. 76 Sb2bowl said at 10:43 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/61e9613618897ea9e729aa6d5f2192e4a319589a1d79bcef9ca790bc85d4dbd0.png

  77. 77 Sb2bowl said at 10:45 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/389cb215bda5824d09eb40c9fe2f4f107fd817e106c6b3b5814f3e005fb859c7.png

  78. 78 kajomo said at 10:42 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    BG has a much better 1st step than Barnett. Both his 40 and 10 yard split were .10 seconds faster. That is a big deal.

  79. 79 D3FB said at 10:43 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Grahams had microfracture surgery since then. He definitely slowed down after that and it took him a couple years of having to learn to be a technician to overcome it.

  80. 80 kajomo said at 10:48 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Agreed. So they are comparable atheltes. I would also say that BG gets the most of his ability. Barnett should have a similar ceiling, which isn’t worth the 14th pick. He won’t be a total bust, but he isn’t what we needed. We needed impact at this pick.

    I’m going to root for the guy. I hope he proves me wrong. I just don’t see it with this guy. We needed a twitchy or explosive edge rusher. Kind of how you didn’t want Mike Williams because of Alshon, Barnett is very similar to what we already have at DE

  81. 81 Mitchell said at 10:51 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Having the most pressures in the league isn’t impact?

  82. 82 kajomo said at 10:55 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    He’s good. I love BG, but he’s not a top edge rusher in this league. A good player. I’m really disappointed because I wanted a guy with an elite ceiling. Barnett does not have that. I’m a firm believer that elite players win games. We needed to land one

  83. 83 Jarock said at 10:58 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Who did you like more at the spot? The only guy I felt definitely has elite upside still hasn’t been drafted, and that’s Foster. He’s got more red flags than you can shake a stick at though.

  84. 84 kajomo said at 11:07 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Harris, Foster, Hooker, Conley. I would have been ok with Humphrey even though so have some concerns with him

  85. 85 Jarock said at 11:15 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Hate Harris at 14. I think Miami jumped the gun a bit taking him at 22. Hooker I would have been ok with. Conley . . no way. Not with both his aversion to tackling and the rape accusation. Even if it’s false, it’s too big a risk. Humphrey looks like Nolan Carroll take two to me at this pt. Maybe he figures out how to play the ball . . . he’s young . . . .

    I’m hoping the Eagles somehow manage to grab Chidobe Awuzie at this point.

  86. 86 D3FB said at 10:58 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    We picked 14 not 5. Expecting an all-pro is weird.

  87. 87 Mitchell said at 10:59 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Exactly, the guys with production and elite measurements don’t last to pick 14.

  88. 88 kajomo said at 11:05 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Harris had that ceiling. Hooker and Howard have the ceiling. Humphrey has that ceiling.

  89. 89 Jarock said at 11:00 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Remember when they jokingly started calling pressure’s ‘Mamulas’ πŸ˜›

  90. 90 D3FB said at 10:52 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    He comps athletically to Bosa. He’s not Von Miller but you don’t have to be all planet athlete to be a very good DE.

    Look I said two weeks ago he wouldn’t be my top choice but would be a guy I’d be totally fine with taking and would be easy to get on board with.

  91. 91 Insomniac said at 10:54 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    So we have to hope that he turns into Ryan Kerrigan?

  92. 92 D3FB said at 11:10 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I’ve said Orakpo but yea Kerrigan works too. He’s going to have to be a guy who wins with a good first step, technique and dogged relentlessness.

    Better 3 cone and shuttle than 12.5 sack Markus Golden
    And Shane Ray
    And Nick Perry
    And Dee Ford

  93. 93 Insomniac said at 11:13 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Do you think his first step could get better? I don’t think it’s very good right now.

  94. 94 D3FB said at 11:19 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Yes. It’s too short right now. He doesn’t gain enough ground.

    Go to 1:19 and put it at .25 speed

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=79&v=1zwKJuOpQ4Q

  95. 95 Jernst said at 10:36 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Yea, he won’t get a finger on Dak. Watch his highlights he’s running around overmatched tackles that look like they’ve got their feet in cement. He don’t have the speed to do that to Tyron Smith.

  96. 96 Insomniac said at 10:38 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Well he’s not going to go against the LT..hopefully.

  97. 97 Jernst said at 10:39 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Graham played almost exclusively LDE last year.

  98. 98 Insomniac said at 10:42 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    You’re not making this better.

  99. 99 kajomo said at 10:39 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    So we spent the 14th pick for a guy who we don’t feel can complete against NFL LTs?

    He will play RDE.

  100. 100 D3FB said at 10:40 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    https://twitter.com/EagleSessions/status/793122585370394628

  101. 101 kajomo said at 10:44 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    So your saying barnett is going to be worse than Marcus Smith?

  102. 102 CrackSammich said at 10:46 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Broken clock that’s right twice a day?

  103. 103 xmbk said at 10:42 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Smith is good, he dominates a lot of people. Let’s see in a year or two. And Barnett will set the edge better than anyone else we had last year, if Dak is throwing I’m ok with that. Barnett is 20 and strong, he will get stronger.

  104. 104 kajomo said at 10:43 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I want to yell this from the roof tops. I don’t give a shit about setting the edge right now. We have 3 guys already that can play the run. We don’t have a guy that can consistently get to the QB. That hasn’t changed.

  105. 105 xmbk said at 10:48 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Go ahead and yell, no one in Philly will notice right now. πŸ˜‰

    I think you’re wrong. And against the Cowboys, you should care about stopping the run. Barnett will pressure the hell out of the QB. It’s easy to overanalyze and write off college production. The guy is going to impact the D.

  106. 106 xeynon said at 10:39 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I watched the highlights and saw him beating guys from Alabama and Texas A&M regularly. Those are not schools with cement-footed fat guys playing tackle, they’re both places that churn out 1st round NFL linemen. Watching that tape I don’t see a guy who looks overmatched or plodding. Love the relentlessness and ferocity I see too – didn’t see him getting blocked out of the play or dogging it on run plays at all.

  107. 107 Jernst said at 10:41 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Sorry I wasn’t looking at the LTs jerseys I was looking at their still feet as he went around them. I just didn’t see him do anything in those videos that he’ll be able to do to Tyron Smith or Jason Peters.

  108. 108 xeynon said at 10:52 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Good pass rushers have a way of making blockers look plodding and overmatched.

  109. 109 xmbk said at 10:39 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    He wins hand fights consistently, don’t get too caught up in measurables.

  110. 110 ChoTime said at 10:42 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Once he gets past the LT he looks like he’s running in quicksand going after the QB. I wonder if half the QBs in the league will be able to run away from him with ease.

  111. 111 xmbk said at 10:53 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    If half the quarterbacks in the league are running away from him, it’s a high five pick.

  112. 112 ChoTime said at 11:06 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    What I mean is, can he finish plays?

  113. 113 Jarock said at 11:11 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I realize people tend to look at the combine numbers and question, but look at the sack numbers he put up . . . in the SEC . . .

    Clearly he can finish. No, he’s not the athlete that Myles Garrett or Solomon Thomas is, but he was more productive against tough competition. I’ll take that every day.

  114. 114 xmbk said at 11:19 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    If anything, that was his strength in college. I’m a big fan of football players. This guy fits the bill. Some guys just know how to play the game.

  115. 115 ChoTime said at 11:24 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I know he was great in college, but people are faster in the pros.

    I think he’ll be a good player for us. We really needed to take care of CB before the draft tbh.

  116. 116 xeynon said at 10:58 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Mamula tested as an elite athlete and was a mediocre (at best) NFL player.

    Elite testing scores do not mean a guy will excel in the NFL, and mediocre ones don’t mean he won’t (the aforementioned Suggs).

  117. 117 greenblood0118 said at 6:51 PM on April 28th, 2017:

    That’s what they said about Graham.

  118. 118 Ark87 said at 10:31 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I love the Buc’s offense, on paper anyway

  119. 119 scratcherk said at 10:31 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Was hoping for one of the Qbs to be on the board when we were on the clock.

  120. 120 ChoTime said at 10:31 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    The problem with the pass rush wasn’t that the DL wasn’t good enough, it was that the DBs couldn’t cover long enough to let give our excellent DL time enough to get to the QB. I don’t see this pick moving the dial. Maybe it will turn out to have been a great choice in a few years, but we just made a strength a little stronger, while our huge glaring weakness has yet to be addressed.

  121. 121 Jarock said at 10:34 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Agreed, but I didn’t think there was a corner worth the spot. Shame that Lattimore went a couple picks earlier.

  122. 122 Ark87 said at 10:35 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I’m ok with it, those Hammy’s scare me. Frankly I think we would have picked Barnett anyway

  123. 123 xmbk said at 10:36 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    There are still corners available. And the DL had room to get better. Really strong rotation. OL and DL are both deep now, which is solid team building strategy.

  124. 124 meteorologist said at 10:37 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    “The problem with the pass rush wasn’t that the DL wasn’t good enough”

    Yeah it was.. Did you see Connor Barwin (and his useless spin move) and Vinny Curry (useless, period) out there? Cox went through a slump for a while. Bennie Logan wasn’t great at all

  125. 125 Iskar36 said at 10:38 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Yea, CB is certainly a larger need than DE was, but there wasn’t a CB worth taking, and DE while less of a need, was still absolutely a need on the team.

  126. 126 Jarock said at 10:39 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    It’s called BPA . . . not biggest need . . . cough cough Marcus Smith :S

  127. 127 Iskar36 said at 10:42 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Fully agree. That was absolutely my point.

  128. 128 meteorologist said at 10:42 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    They definitely factored in need

  129. 129 Jarock said at 10:47 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    You have to a some. Otherwise I think that OJ Howard was probably the true BPA, but unless they are going to devote themselves to running a two TE set the majority of the time, it’s an absolute waste of a pick.

    There wasn’t an offensive player worth the pick and Barnett was right at the top of the players there. Especially if you factor in medical concerns with the Alabama guys.

  130. 130 Dan said at 11:03 AM on April 29th, 2017:

    Also, improved line that gets to the QB quicker means improved secondary since in theory the QB has less time to go through progressions.

  131. 131 xmbk said at 10:51 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    No dissing Barwin, true or not.

  132. 132 xeynon said at 10:48 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    It’s a really deep draft at CB, much less so at DE. If they want to address both this is the order to do it in.

  133. 133 ChoTime said at 10:48 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    That’s…. very zen.

  134. 134 xeynon said at 10:50 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Meant “much less so at DE”, corrected.

  135. 135 ProbablyDrunk said at 4:48 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Graham was pretty much our only pass rush. We had good coverage LBs and safeties, Mills has a chance to develop along with our other young CBs

  136. 136 xmbk said at 10:31 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Teams that traded down did well.

  137. 137 scratcherk said at 10:32 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Bolles with the Simba move

  138. 138 D3FB said at 10:34 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Hell of a backstory too I’m pulling for the kid

    http://www.sltrib.com/home/4228956-155/utah-football-garett-bolles-picked-himself

  139. 139 CrackSammich said at 10:35 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I assume you’re referring to the baby.

  140. 140 Jarock said at 10:32 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Looking at who was available, felt they took the right guy. I liked both Allen and Foster from Alabama too, but both have questions thanks to medical and off field issues. Took the best player. What you’re supposed to do πŸ™‚

  141. 141 kajomo said at 10:34 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Man looking at it now, I would have done what it took to trade up for Lattimore.

  142. 142 kid said at 10:35 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Probably would have given up a decent amount of picks

  143. 143 scratcherk said at 10:35 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Going to be some good CBs later, esp his teammate.

  144. 144 meteorologist said at 10:36 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I want Conley so bad..

  145. 145 Steve Smegal said at 10:36 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    We’re not taking him.

  146. 146 Iskar36 said at 10:36 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    The asking prices for trading up has been steep so far in this draft. I would have loved Lattimore, but trading up didn’t seem worth the prices we were seeing.

  147. 147 scratcherk said at 10:35 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Not sure he’s going to remember that buddy

  148. 148 meteorologist said at 10:36 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Derek Barnett for Players Tribune
    https://www.theplayerstribune.com/derek-barnett-nfl-draft-cover-letter/

  149. 149 scratcherk said at 10:39 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    nice

  150. 150 ICDogg said at 10:40 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Check out @Espngreeny’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/Espngreeny/status/857775085230403585?s=09

  151. 151 RC5000 said at 10:42 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    We beat the Browns again! Garrett’s lazy at times. Barnett has a motor. He’s gonna give effort. Someone comped him to Shaq Lawson.

  152. 152 xmbk said at 10:45 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Yes, but will he be better than Allen?

  153. 153 CrackSammich said at 10:42 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Now we can look forward to the real main event: who will take Corn Elder?

  154. 154 SteveH said at 10:43 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Welp just got back from the rehearsal dinner… Was Derek Barnett on anyone’s radar?? Seems like a good pick too, and makes sense considering how little impact Curry was able to make last year. Infusion of youth and talent at an important position.

    Sounds like it was a pretty wild and unexpected first 10 picks, multiple quarterbacks and receivers? Seems like a draft that has defied expectations. John Ross and Corey Davis going so high is crazy!!

  155. 155 meteorologist said at 10:44 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Think he was Kempski’s pick in his first mock draft, so he has been on the radar for a while. Lot of people were hoping he was towards that back of that radar

  156. 156 ChoTime said at 10:44 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I only just fell in love with Corey Davis and then I lost him. Unrequited…

  157. 157 SteveH said at 10:44 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Tis better to love and lose, than to never have loved at all.

  158. 158 ChoTime said at 10:45 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    True, my heart’s aching, but at least I wasn’t one of those willing to settle for someone like Barnett.

  159. 159 Jarock said at 10:48 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Was shocked that all three WR I would’ve liked w/the pick went before the top 10 :S

  160. 160 meteorologist said at 10:49 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Now that Ross went to the Bengals he’s obviously gonna be a bust πŸ˜‰

  161. 161 Dan said at 11:00 AM on April 29th, 2017:

    You might be joking but I don’t get it unless they are looking to drop Dalton. Doesn’t seem to have the arm to take advantage of Ross.

  162. 162 meteorologist said at 4:45 PM on April 29th, 2017:

    Moreso just joking about how my mindset shifts depending on if we get players I like of if other get them

  163. 163 scratcherk said at 10:44 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    would have been fine with barnett. just got hopes up for lattimore, allen, hooker with the drops

  164. 164 SteveH said at 10:44 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I’m gonna take a guess, most people were thinking we would take Lattimore right before the pick?

  165. 165 D3FB said at 10:45 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    He went 11.

  166. 166 SteveH said at 10:45 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    ahh my mistake, still trying to get this all sorted out.

  167. 167 scratcherk said at 10:46 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    was just hoping he’d go a few more spots, out of the available options, was thinking allen

  168. 168 meteorologist said at 10:44 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Definitely a wild and fun draft

  169. 169 FairOaks said at 10:47 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Tommy mocked him to us. So yes, he was definitely on the radar. Just a couple of bigger names were on the board — so we will see how careers play out.

  170. 170 truehaynes said at 10:45 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Idk I’m just feeling really underwhelmed. I also really wanted rivers from y state and this basically means we won’t draft him. Has elite athletic ability which is so important for pass rushers nowadays

  171. 171 RobNE said at 10:46 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    the draft worked out well with QB’s etc for us, a few good options and yet the Eagles came thru and picked someone that what seems like 75% of the folks here think is a horrible pick.

    So we’ve done well today. See you tomorrow night.

  172. 172 Fufina said at 10:48 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I think if the right corner is there they might try and get up into the late 1st.

  173. 173 RobNE said at 10:50 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    just take Conley with our 2nd rounder. I can’t stay up just on the chance they trade up.

  174. 174 Sb2bowl said at 10:54 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Gotta get Mixon with our 2nd

  175. 175 xeynon said at 11:02 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    While I love my fellow IggleBlitzers almost none of us know anything about scouting football players. And two of the few who do (Tommy and Tyler) like the pick fine.

    Not going to lose sleep over the reaction of fans.

  176. 176 Ark87 said at 10:48 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Come on Giants, pick someone with some bust potential, medical concerns maybe? Criminal Allegations? Do it

  177. 177 Insomniac said at 10:49 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Evan Engram to the Giants. We don’t really have anyone that can line up with him (yet).

  178. 178 FairOaks said at 10:50 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    We don’t have anyone that can line up with Beckham or Marshall either.

    Interesting that OJ Howard not the first TE chosen.

  179. 179 GENETiC-FREAK said at 10:51 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Howard is with the Bucs

  180. 180 oreofestar said at 10:51 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    he was went 19

  181. 181 FairOaks said at 10:51 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Whoops sorry must have stopped paying attention for a bit

  182. 182 Insomniac said at 10:52 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    He was taken by the Bucs.

  183. 183 D3FB said at 10:55 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Malcolm Jenkins

  184. 184 Insomniac said at 10:55 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Too slow.

  185. 185 D3FB said at 11:29 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Malcolms not an LB. For it to be significant separation Engram will be in McLeods zone already. Malcolms biggest issues in coverage are the jitterbug slots.

  186. 186 Insomniac said at 11:42 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I do recall him getting beat in a foot race by some guys in the slot. Don’t remember exactly who though.

  187. 187 Jarock said at 11:45 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Beasly gives him fits. He was solid to very good against just about everyone else.

  188. 188 Mitchell said at 10:56 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Lattimore could have done it!

  189. 189 Insomniac said at 11:00 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I’m sure Barnett could too.

  190. 190 Mitchell said at 11:05 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    He can catch a hell of a screen pass as well.

  191. 191 Insomniac said at 11:10 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Nah he’ll just drop them like your WR crushes.

  192. 192 Mitchell said at 11:18 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Zay Jones drops a lot of passes?

  193. 193 Insomniac said at 11:33 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    You better hope he does if he goes to a division rival.

  194. 194 Mitchell said at 11:46 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    You’re damn right I will. I will despise him if he is a Cowboy, Giant, or Skin.

  195. 195 RC5000 said at 10:50 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    At least annoying Josh Norris had the wrong guy Charles Harris. Crossing broad guy was right about them going DL a long time ago.

  196. 196 meteorologist said at 10:51 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Told you DE— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) April 28, 2017

  197. 197 kajomo said at 10:52 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    At least he’s more reliable than Sean Scott

  198. 198 RC5000 said at 11:01 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    That dude is such a phony liar. He had Harris going to us and has Barnett 33rd.

  199. 199 Ark87 said at 10:52 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I was too but….this draft has been wild, Thought Harris would be our guy (not my favorite), then saw all these people I didn’t expect to be there. Then was surprised again. Kind of a crazy night

  200. 200 Insomniac said at 10:52 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Smokescreens man.

  201. 201 Donald Kalinowski said at 10:50 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I thought OJ Howard was going to be an elite player. It didn’t matter tom me that we had Ertz and Celek. I don’t blame them for not taking Foster.

  202. 202 Steve Smegal said at 10:50 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Eli’s going to throw for 400 against us this year

  203. 203 kajomo said at 10:51 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Nope, Barnett wont let that happen

  204. 204 ChoTime said at 11:09 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    LOL

  205. 205 Fufina said at 10:53 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    With what OL? Good luck fixing their tackle issues in this draft class.

  206. 206 D3FB said at 10:54 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    All for 4 yards. That line is still a mess

  207. 207 Media Mike said at 12:10 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    For a 5-11 team

  208. 208 ICDogg said at 10:53 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Conley. Hmm.

  209. 209 scratcherk said at 10:53 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Spuds says there was effort to move up and move down during draft

  210. 210 Jarock said at 10:55 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    It’s Howie . . . of COURSE he tried to move around πŸ™‚

  211. 211 kid said at 10:55 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    thank god the cowboys cant get him now

  212. 212 GENETiC-FREAK said at 10:56 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Obi could go there still. UCONN team mates patrolling that back field could be scary.

  213. 213 Anders said at 2:26 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Obi is not good

  214. 214 Insomniac said at 10:55 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Raiders took Gareon Conley so there goes that idea.

  215. 215 Sokhar20 said at 10:55 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Fuuuuuuuuuuck

  216. 216 SteveH said at 10:55 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    wooooaaaaa……… there goes Conley.

  217. 217 A_T_G said at 10:55 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Stupid Raiders

  218. 218 Sb2bowl said at 10:56 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Damn.

  219. 219 SteveH said at 10:57 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Risky pick for sure, but someone was going to pick him up sooner or later.

  220. 220 ACViking said at 10:57 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Conley on the box … Took 2 weeks too long

    Lousy representation by his agent

  221. 221 SteveH said at 10:58 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Aren’t polygraphs inadmissible as evidence anyhow? Lots of ways to cheat them from what I understand.

    Only thing it might sway is the court of public opinion.

  222. 222 Dude said at 10:59 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Even the inventor of the polygraph has denounced them as total garbage.

  223. 223 A_T_G said at 11:00 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I hear there is suspicion he was lying about that.

  224. 224 Dude said at 11:02 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    If only there was some way to tell…

  225. 225 FairOaks said at 11:01 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    If NFL front offices believe in them — even some — that may be enough.

  226. 226 ACViking said at 11:01 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Admissible in very limited circumstances.

    Law enforcement and corporations rely on them.

    As does CIA

  227. 227 Ark87 said at 10:57 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    will be interesting to see which player gets to be a bust at 25

  228. 228 CrackSammich said at 10:59 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I guess now that he’s not an Eagle, some of you can get around the cognitive dissonance with Conley.

  229. 229 Dude said at 11:00 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Innocent until proven guilty.

  230. 230 Jarock said at 11:03 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I agree in principal. Can’t follow that though when you’re risking a pick that could end up netting you nothing.

  231. 231 CrackSammich said at 11:05 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Aaron Hernandez is technically innocent under that standard, too. His first conviction was vacated when he died.

  232. 232 Dude said at 11:07 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Hernandez was definitely proven guilty.

  233. 233 FairOaks said at 11:08 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    … I don’t believe it was automatically vacated. His lawyers can apply for that, but not sure it has to be granted. Although the appeal can still go forward.

  234. 234 D3FB said at 11:13 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Couple lawyers I know said it was because it was under appeal

  235. 235 FairOaks said at 11:18 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Right. Per Wikipedia though, it isn’t automatic — the lawyers can ask the court for it to be vacated, but it can also be contested (and I think the DA has already said they would contest), so it is up to the court if the request would be granted. If not… his lawyers could still go through with the regular appeal I guess, which would then determine guilt.

  236. 236 meteorologist said at 11:02 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Happily, no dissonance with Barnett except if you have a fetish for combine stats for Dlinemen.

  237. 237 CrackSammich said at 11:03 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Yeah, actually. I do. :/

  238. 238 meteorologist said at 11:05 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Wait till you see this defensive line this year. Bring on the Cowboys

  239. 239 CrackSammich said at 11:06 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Yeah, but the underwear olympics are specifically designed for us. We’ve put a lot of money into keeping it that way.

  240. 240 xeynon said at 11:04 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Which lots of people apparently do. Who knew that Mike Mamula would have such a prominent place in the spank banks of the Delaware Valley?

  241. 241 Insomniac said at 11:09 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I heard that Fletcher Cox guy had a good combine too and that Lane Johnson guy.

  242. 242 It Ain't Easy Being Green said at 11:02 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I think this was the safest value BPA pick at 14. The other comparable DE, Allen has obvious medical concerns along with Foster (and Mayock’s declaration that he’d talked to a few teams today that told him of an updated negative on Foster’s shoulder). There are several CBs that are similar to each other that we’ll probably have access to several by pick 45. Our defensive line is gonna be BEASTLY.

    I think Barnett is a solid pick at 14 considering how much younger he is than our other good DEs. Fly, Eagles, Fly!

  243. 243 RC5000 said at 11:03 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I do like he’s clean in this dirty draft.

  244. 244 meteorologist said at 11:06 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    My first love this draft season was the thought of Graham, Cox, Jernigan, Barnett wrecking shop against the run AND the pass. Bring on the Cowboys

  245. 245 Ark87 said at 11:03 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    So the best part about looking back at past drafts is seeing all the names I completely forgot about. Jabril Peppers, I hardly knew yee

  246. 246 ICDogg said at 11:03 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Peppers gone

  247. 247 Mitchell said at 11:05 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Thank god I’m not a Browns fan…

  248. 248 scratcherk said at 11:08 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Hooker dropping hard.

  249. 249 Insomniac said at 11:09 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    He went to the Colts.

  250. 250 kajomo said at 11:09 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    He went to the colts at 15

  251. 251 Ark87 said at 11:12 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    they sure needed him too.

  252. 252 meteorologist said at 11:10 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    No quicker way to be informed than to post something false, ha

  253. 253 scratcherk said at 11:17 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I wasnt talking about malik…

    jk, i just missed it.

  254. 254 Sokhar20 said at 11:12 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Live f-bomb on NFL Network!

  255. 255 Ark87 said at 11:15 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    this dude is crazy, scary guy that snaps pet mice in half

  256. 256 meteorologist said at 8:38 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Who?

  257. 257 myartz04 said at 11:15 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    And a mini emotional melt down

  258. 258 Ark87 said at 11:17 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Comes off as a guy that can go full water-boy on you. I’m not going to underestimate him.

  259. 259 myartz04 said at 11:18 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    The first time a smug reporter asks him why he hasn’t had a sack in awhile is going to get it.

  260. 260 Crus57 said at 11:20 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    How’s he going to react when an opponent trash talks his grandma, I wonder.

  261. 261 myartz04 said at 11:21 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    “Never go full retard”

  262. 262 truehaynes said at 11:35 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Seriously

  263. 263 D3FB said at 11:27 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    And he played with a torn rotater cuff and didn’t know it until the combine

  264. 264 Cheesesteak said at 11:31 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/87690a50111a60813a28ef6ae23b24300af850616b2d044c310993e63186de0b.jpg

  265. 265 Sb2bowl said at 11:13 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    He’s a twit

  266. 266 Steve Smegal said at 11:16 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    We’re not taking a CB in Round 2 either. Will either take Cook or Kamara. Get ready for your new number one CB Kazee

  267. 267 kajomo said at 11:17 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Cook is my top target in round 2

  268. 268 meteorologist said at 11:18 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Meet the newest Eagle, Derek Barnett.Read More: https://t.co/e6Q6Di2xZ3 pic.twitter.com/e2HPkoh7u6— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) April 28, 2017

  269. 269 truehaynes said at 11:18 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    No way we get king now. Which cbs are even left?

  270. 270 Insomniac said at 11:19 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Awuzie
    Moreau
    Tankersly

  271. 271 meteorologist said at 11:19 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Sidney

  272. 272 Insomniac said at 11:20 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I’ll be shocked if he gets taken in round 2.

  273. 273 Dan said at 10:53 AM on April 29th, 2017:

    Shocked?

  274. 274 Mitchell said at 11:20 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    My vote would be Tankersly or Moreau

  275. 275 Jarock said at 11:20 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Awuzie please.

  276. 276 D3FB said at 11:26 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    For me
    Awuzie
    Desmond King
    Kevin King
    Tankersley

  277. 277 Mitchell said at 11:27 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    D. King as a corner? In the second?

  278. 278 Jarock said at 11:27 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Desmond that early? After he got toasted at the senior bowl?? I think he’s a safety ala Malcolm Jenkins honestly.

  279. 279 D3FB said at 11:31 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I think he can play outside in this scheme. And worst casae he plays outside CB for us for a year or two and then gets kicked to safety who can play slot

  280. 280 Jarock said at 11:20 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Yeah, still a lot of quality corners this draft. There aren’t any sure things, but there are guys with upside.

  281. 281 meteorologist said at 11:20 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Quincy Wilson
    Akhello
    Teez
    Jourdan Lewis

  282. 282 Insomniac said at 11:21 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I don’t think Teez is on our board and if he is, it’s most likely not in round 2.

  283. 283 meteorologist said at 11:22 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Guess it all depends on what intel they were able to gather. Or do you think he’s just plain too slow regardless?

  284. 284 Insomniac said at 11:27 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I think he’s too slow and if he wasn’t then he’s too lazy to care. Douglas did say that you have to be athletic to play CB.

  285. 285 Insomniac said at 11:19 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Tre’Davious White to the Bills.

  286. 286 Dave said at 11:19 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    This brings a smile to my face…

    “The Cowboys’ dream scenario is for Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett, a possible top-10 pick, to slip a little in the draft, allowing them to move up and get the war daddy pass rusher they covet so much, according to a source.”

    http://www.chatsports.com/dallas-cowboys/a/cowboys-draft-rumors-dallas-hoping-trade-derek-barnett-33198

  287. 287 meteorologist said at 11:19 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    war daddy

  288. 288 Ark87 said at 11:20 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Come on bust, lets reach

  289. 289 Insomniac said at 11:22 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Easily the most disgusting thing shown on the NFL draft coverage so far.

  290. 290 meteorologist said at 11:23 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    What happened?

  291. 291 Insomniac said at 11:23 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Some Cowgirls fan were interviewed and there was a kid in an Eagles jersey standing with them.

  292. 292 Ark87 said at 11:23 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    cowboys fans, implied native to Philly

  293. 293 meteorologist said at 11:24 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Ugh, nausea inducing

  294. 294 Mitchell said at 11:23 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    DALLAS SUCKS

  295. 295 daveH said at 11:32 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Posted eatlier in case you missed it. .. its made me laff out loud

  296. 296 daveH said at 11:33 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b3f74815b8ca0f68d4d2b237ee0336949b8b7068e1424b7dd7c3662d9bd01393.jpg

  297. 297 Insomniac said at 11:23 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    The Taco goes down south.

  298. 298 scratcherk said at 11:23 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    a little strange that the browns trade for a pick before they know who the cowboys pick

  299. 299 scratcherk said at 11:24 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    unless its a qb and they know boys not picking a qb

  300. 300 Sb2bowl said at 11:24 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Glad they took taco and not watt

  301. 301 meteorologist said at 11:25 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Taco has to put it all together. Wishing and Hoping, as Joe Douglas might say

  302. 302 A_T_G said at 11:28 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    He hated the nickname Taco given to him as a kid and he didn’t like tacos…why in the hell would they call him that then?

  303. 303 Mitchell said at 11:28 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    You must not like teasing children.

  304. 304 A_T_G said at 11:30 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I have a two children and a long line of students who would vehemently disagree. But that is just lame.

  305. 305 Mitchell said at 11:31 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Lol, I bet. It’s so lame and corny, its funny. Right down my alley.

  306. 306 A_T_G said at 11:32 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Speaking of corny, we still getting him in the 5th?

  307. 307 Mitchell said at 11:34 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    No we’re getting Bean Younger.

  308. 308 daveH said at 11:34 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Jenna Jameson’s Net Worth Doesn’t Make Any Sense
    KiwiReport

  309. 309 ChoTime said at 11:56 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Do you ever follow those links? I have to admit I went to one of two of the “She had no idea why the crowd was cheering” babes.

  310. 310 daveH said at 9:11 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    One cant ignore them always but they always disappoint. . Its a25 page click bait, pages take forever to load,the clock bait hottie that you just can’t ignore is always last.
    Better off just cut&paste to Google images

  311. 311 kid said at 11:35 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    jerome bettis always has a sharp hairline lol

  312. 312 Sb2bowl said at 11:38 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    That’s a good pick by Pitt.

    Who do we target for round 2?

  313. 313 kajomo said at 11:38 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Cook, King, Q Wilson, Awuzie

  314. 314 Sb2bowl said at 7:44 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    On board minus Cook

  315. 315 D3FB said at 11:42 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    CB
    CB
    CB
    CB
    CB

  316. 316 Sb2bowl said at 11:42 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    No Mixon?

    :-/

  317. 317 D3FB said at 11:43 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    https://twitter.com/Astonia67/status/857621723298115585

    You ready for that as the answers at CB?

  318. 318 Insomniac said at 11:44 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I actually like Douglas as a #2 CB.

  319. 319 D3FB said at 11:46 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    They’re both fine if it’s one of the better CBs AND them. If it’s just them, ugh. I don’t think either is a day 1 starter and both could be off the team in 2 years.

  320. 320 Insomniac said at 11:48 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I have the exact same thoughts. We need a CB in the second.

  321. 321 Jarock said at 11:51 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Ideally, one of them drops to them. If Teez is the best available . . . I’d vote for Kamara, Cook, or even, ugh . . . Mixon.

  322. 322 RC5000 said at 11:44 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Compared to whom? If King, Awuzie , Wilson go do you like Tankersley?

  323. 323 D3FB said at 12:12 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    I like Tankersley more than Wilson. I think he’s a day 1 starter who could be a low level CB1 in a couple years. A little older than you would prefer and didn’t jump out of the gym athletically but pretty safe guy at a position of major need with good upside is a nice pick at 43.

  324. 324 Sb2bowl said at 11:44 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I was hoping for something different. But I believe in your assessment

  325. 325 Jarock said at 11:43 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    NO . . . NO NO NO!!!!

  326. 326 SteveH said at 11:42 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    “Reuben Froster”. I love commish pronunciations.

  327. 327 Mitchell said at 11:47 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    You could say that his draft stock….. chilled, a bit.

  328. 328 SteveH said at 11:46 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I am absolutely tickled that the Cowboy’s newest addition is named Taco.

  329. 329 D3FB said at 11:48 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Not even the best DE name available

    http://247sports.com/Player/Gimel-President-1743

  330. 330 SteveH said at 11:52 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    There are too many great names in this years draft. Corn Elder is a legit name of the year entrant, though maybe only as a low seed.

  331. 331 Mitchell said at 11:49 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Too bad he wasn’t an OL. The jokes would go something like, “Look at Cox plowing into that Taco.” Well, maybe,” That Taco is no match for the Eagle’s Johnson. He’s just not flexible enough around the edge.”

  332. 332 D3FB said at 11:50 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    You won’t like your Taco so much after we put our Johnson on it

  333. 333 Mitchell said at 11:50 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    LOL, we are having too much fun…. or not enough.

  334. 334 SteveH said at 11:51 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    And Johnson just destroyed Taco on that run play …

  335. 335 Jarock said at 11:52 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Just hammered Taco into the ground . . .

  336. 336 SteveH said at 11:57 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    I think we’re all secretly 12.

  337. 337 D3FB said at 11:54 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Just wait until round 6 when we’re pulling out the switch blades about whether to draft a LB nobody has ever heard of or Charles Manson but who runs a 4.5

  338. 338 Mitchell said at 11:51 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    “Jeez, Taco is folding under Johnson’s pressure.”

  339. 339 xmbk said at 11:49 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Mariota to Davis is going to be a lethal combo. Mariota may be the best at leading the receiver on short passes, hitting them in stride for yac. Davis is set up for success.

  340. 340 ICDogg said at 11:58 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    Round 1, pick No. 14: Derek Barnett, Edge, Tennessee

    Eagles draft best-remaining edge player
    We love the value of this pick, as although Barnett lacks the elite measurables of players like Myles Garrett and Haason Reddick before him, he’s been the most productive edge player in college football over the past three seasons. He’s posted double-digit sack seasons each year, and totaled 187 QB pressures. His 91.9 PFF overall grade in 2016 was second-best among all edge players in the country (to Garrett’s 92.1). He gives the Eagles a formidable long-term edge player opposite long-time PFF favorite Brandon Graham. β€” Josh Liskiewitz, @PFF_Josh

  341. 341 ICDogg said at 12:01 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Sounds like the new Evan Mathis as far as PFF love is concerned

  342. 342 Ray888 said at 1:12 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    “Most productive” maybe key to understanding new draft philosophy. That plus fits Eagles’ scheme. Not a projection into what a player could become, but rather what has he done. Not a projection of how a player could adapt to fit the scheme but how did he produce in such a scheme. Less projection probably produces fewer whiffs; unfortunately maybe fewer Ballantine blasts.

  343. 343 Mitchell said at 11:58 PM on April 27th, 2017:

    When do we see some current Eagles traded? Tomorrow?

  344. 344 Media Mike said at 12:05 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    I’d think overnight from round 3 into round 4.

  345. 345 D3FB said at 12:05 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Day 3 or most likely in the summer

  346. 346 Media Mike said at 12:07 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    I’m really underwhelmed with the Barnett pick. I’m having trouble seeing him be much better than a guy who rolls to 6 to 8 sacks a season average for the meat of his career. I don’t see any bust potential in the guy; he seems like plays hard enough. I just don’t get the vibe of a star / superstar I wanted to pull from this draft.

    Corey Davis going at 5 ruined my night.

  347. 347 D3FB said at 12:10 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Aggregate 14th overall player.

    You don’t get to whine about bad value

    πŸ˜›

    http://igglesblitz.com/2017/04/checking-the-rankings/

  348. 348 Media Mike said at 12:11 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    But not the highest value guy left at 14………

    I was saying I didn’t really care for Barnett at 14 before the draft, and I’m sticking with it.

  349. 349 unhinged said at 12:15 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    I agree with you, though I didn’t have my sights on any one player in particular. It’s hard to buy the BPA pitch with Hooker still on the board, and though we may not be bleeding for a safety, he has a much greater star potential than Barnett, imo.

  350. 350 Media Mike said at 12:16 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Hooker wasn’t necessarily a guy I was targeting, so I wasn’t too focused on him as he was dropping.

  351. 351 Jernst said at 12:43 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    This is exactly how I felt. I was all aboard the Corey Davis train. Barnett is a decent pick with a high chance of being good and a really low chance of being special. I wanted us to swing for the fences and get a difference maker.

    That being said, while I’m like warm on the Barnett pick I can kind of see how he was the best option given who was left. Would have loved for Davis, Ross or Mccaffrey to fall or for us to go with Howard, but obviously Allen has shoulder issues and Foster a bunch of issues and I didn’t like any of the remaining CBs there. So let’s hope he’s more Trent Cole in his prime than ND Kalu.

  352. 352 Insomniac said at 12:56 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    As the lone conductor of the OJ Howard or trade down train, I hate the pick. I’ll still root for Barnett though.

  353. 353 jaws80 said at 12:58 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    i think this is my issue as well. I love the production, just seems like a solid athlete who has an insane motor, and real violent hands (just waves them around in the face of the tackle, looks like a crazed man pass rushing – at least my cartoonish impression of him). Solid. Just solid. Went where he should have went, so not a reach but not an upside guy that fell that gives you a good feeling the night of the draft. Hard to see him lead the league in sacks, or be called the best pass rusher one day. Could see Howard pretty soon be called the best TE.

    But this is also what we were told to expect from Joe. The Ravens are not known for making splashes in the draft, or picking hyped up players (like some combine warrior). The Ravens just wait for their turn and pick solid, hard hitting, productive players, and then move on to the next round.

    Now that he is an Eagle, i am a huge Barnett fan. The better he is the better the team will be. And the real good part of it is that we have lots and lots of highlights of him to watch until preseason. Seems like a good guy too.

  354. 354 laeagle said at 1:48 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    This is way too calm for you. I want more.

  355. 355 laeagle said at 1:48 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Oh, and I agree on Barnett.

  356. 356 truehaynes said at 12:11 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    I swear to God of Conley is innocent

  357. 357 kajomo said at 12:11 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    It’s cool. We got Barnett instead

  358. 358 D3FB said at 12:15 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    If in two years they’re both legit pro-bowlers and we’ve got solid corner play who cares.

  359. 359 truehaynes said at 12:16 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Considering we don’t have a single cb who would start on another team I care

  360. 360 BlindChow said at 12:21 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    It would be far worse if he was in the NFC East.

  361. 361 truehaynes said at 12:14 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Would we have taken Reddick if still there?

  362. 362 Media Mike said at 12:15 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    I think you need a creative DC to take advantage of Reddick; Schwartz doesn’t do creative. I’m sure they had Barnett ranked higher than Reddick.

    But I think Reddick will put up some crazy production for AZ.

  363. 363 D3FB said at 12:16 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    No. DE > Off Ball LB

  364. 364 Insomniac said at 12:56 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    No.

  365. 365 Anders said at 2:17 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Why would you draft a SAM lb when we have a cheap good option in Bradham?

  366. 366 kajomo said at 12:21 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Any interest in trading up for Forrest Lamp if he makes it past the first 5 picks or so? Plug him next to Seumalo and we have have our interior OL set for years.

  367. 367 D3FB said at 12:25 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    CBs about to hit a cliff. Lamp is really good and I’m the resident OL whore but if they want a G they’ve got better options later in the draft relative to the roster.

  368. 368 Insomniac said at 1:01 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    I would have to say no even though I also really like Forrest Lamp. We need two CBs back to back.

  369. 369 Mitchell said at 12:36 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Really hoping there isn’t a run on CB before the Eagles pick again. I’m only counting 5 worth the second round pick in King, Awuzie, Moreau, Tankersly and Wilson. Maybe trade a player to move up a couple spots in he second?

  370. 370 Will Ft. Daft Punk said at 1:03 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Akhello

  371. 371 Mitchell said at 1:57 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Not sure hes worth THAT high in the second

  372. 372 Insomniac said at 1:07 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    I don’t know if we have someone of that much value on our trade block to move up that far.

    Jordan Matthews? There’s not many WR needy teams right now.
    Jason Kelce? Very scheme specific and aging center.
    Mychal Kendricks? Bad contract and probably is who he is now.
    Vinny Curry? Bad contract and old.

  373. 373 RC5000 said at 1:47 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Moreau probably isn’t gonna be ready to contribute too.

  374. 374 Insomniac said at 1:52 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Moreau is supposedly going to be ready by training camp.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000794788/article/fabian-moreau-undergoes-surgery-for-torn-pectoral-muscle

  375. 375 RC5000 said at 2:16 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Recovery time will require 4-6 months, according to Garafolo.

    That’s late July to late September. His torn pec happened a few weeks before Beau Allen’s and he’s a rookie. Highly likely he’s going to be too far behind.

  376. 376 Anders said at 2:16 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Honestly give me Teez Tabor.

  377. 377 Mitchell said at 11:31 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Im a Q. Wilson guy

  378. 378 AddictedToPhilly said at 1:02 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    We got our first DB in the draft without even realizing it!

    D for Derek, B for Barnett, of course

  379. 379 Meh said at 1:03 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    I like this! I’m not thrilled with the pick, but I hope he can translate his skill over to the NFL. If he can be better than what BG now then I’d be happy.

  380. 380 AddictedToPhilly said at 1:07 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Same. The impressions I got of him from others were that he was a one trick pony, only has the “bend” move that pro tackles can easily deal with.

    Of course, like many others, I base my opinions based on what other fans say rather than watching any real tape. Here’s hoping he can replicate his college sack totals in the pros

  381. 381 Dude said at 1:11 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t the bend something most of the best pass rushers excel at?

  382. 382 Insomniac said at 1:18 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Most of them do but they combine that with good athleticism as well.

  383. 383 Dude said at 1:21 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Not trying to be pedantic here, but isn’t the bend indicative of good athleticism? Strength, body control, flexibility, balance.

  384. 384 Will Ft. Daft Punk said at 1:23 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Yes. Its literally “bending the edge ” around the that OT enroute to the QB

  385. 385 Insomniac said at 1:25 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    It’s part of it. Before you can bend, pass rushers do their first step. Most of those elite guys like Von Miller, Khalil Mack, and Justin Houston are very explosive and strong.

    Demarcus Ware was one of the best to bend the edge before Von Miller came into the league.

  386. 386 Meh said at 1:35 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    I watched some highlights and he looks slow… I honestly liked Charles Harris better, he looks way quicker especially his first step.

  387. 387 Meh said at 1:02 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Hmm. Kevin King or Awuzie in the second then Sidney Jones or Alvin Kamara or Samaje Perine in the third plzzzz.

  388. 388 Jernst said at 1:13 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    I doubt Kamara lasts till the third. And, I think people are being a little too hopeful with Jones’ Achilles tear. Achilles ruptures are devastating injuries to explosive athletes.

  389. 389 Meh said at 1:38 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Yeah they aren’t pretty injuries. Maybe it’ll be worth it to spend at least a 4th on him? He was the 1-2 best CB in this draft class. I’d take a flier.. to potentially get an elite corner prospect. Either way we need at least 2 CBs I wouldn’t mind Tabor even though he ran slow as cheese.

  390. 390 Jernst said at 7:07 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    4th would be the highest I’d go and really I’d rather wait till the 5th, honestly. Think about it for a second and name one skill position player that you can recall coming back from a ruptured Achilles.

    DeMeco came back but he came back much slower and his game was never built on explosion and speed like an elite CBs is.

    Peters came back, but he falls in the same category as DeMeco, slower and plays a position where speed and explosion aren’t the make or break qualities.

    I can’t think of many others period that have come back from Achilles tears and I can think of exactly zero skill position players that have.

    If it was his ACL, sure I’d draft him in the second maybe even. But, an achilles rupture…There’s a greater than 50% chance he never fully recovers.

  391. 391 meteorologist said at 10:36 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Not anymore. He’s expected to make a full recovery. Now he is at higher risk for injuring the other one..

  392. 392 meteorologist said at 8:19 PM on April 28th, 2017:

    πŸ˜‰

  393. 393 Insomniac said at 1:46 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Division round up

    Eagles – Derek Barnett DE
    Redskins – Jonathan Allen DE/DT
    Giants – Evan Engram TE
    Cowgirls – Taco Charlton DE

    A lot of DL drafted by the NFC East. Some people might call this stupid but I think Cam Robinson should be in discussion as our 2nd round pick if he’s there. He can start out at LG and then slide to RT after Peters retires.

  394. 394 laeagle said at 1:46 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Giants gonna Eli Apple…

  395. 395 Insomniac said at 1:50 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Not sure if they reached since Engram was rising up to be a late 1st round pick.

  396. 396 Anders said at 2:16 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    Im so happy the Cowboys picked Taco. Not a fan of him at all

  397. 397 CrackSammich said at 1:53 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    I get the distinct feeling we’re not drafting a corner tomorrow. anyone else?

  398. 398 Insomniac said at 1:56 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    I will find you and hurt your feelings if you’re right about tomorrow.

  399. 399 truehaynes said at 2:46 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    We better trade for one then

  400. 400 Rellihcs said at 7:58 AM on April 28th, 2017:

    I get the opposite feeling. I put the highest odds of pick 43 being a CB. If not RB. Then CB round 3.