Mock Draft Monday

Posted: April 24th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 190 Comments »

Is everyone excited for draft week? Just a few more days and the Eagles will had 6 to 8 Hall of Fame level talents to the roster. Or more.

I did an Eagles only mock draft for

I would love to have a terrific DB fall to 14, but I just don’t see that happening. Don’t worry, the Eagles end up getting some good DBs. I had them add a pair of CBs and a good S. I hope the team adds a group like that. The secondary doesn’t need one player to get fixed. That area needs an injection of talent. Add 3 or even 4 guys. That has been a weakness for too long.


I also did my first overall mock draft of the year and posted that at ScoutsNotebook.

I had the same player to the Eagles in both mocks.

I think my mock is pretty realistic in terms of what could happen early on. The Eagles won’t have great choices at 14. That’s why I think they would prefer to move back just a bit. I did read this morning that the Giants (pick 23) might want to move up for an OT. I could live with moving back that far.

The speculation will end soon enough.


When we talk about Dalvin Cook not having a good Combine, here’s what we mean.

That’s not pretty.

It will be interesting to see where he goes. Really talented kid with great game tape, but those numbers are not good.


190 Comments on “Mock Draft Monday”

  1. 1 scratcherk said at 8:33 AM on April 24th, 2017:

    I would love that Eagles only draft happening. High-fives all around! (as howie would say)

  2. 2 Steve Smegal said at 8:37 AM on April 24th, 2017:

    I don’t know. It hits on all of our needs but I’m sure I see that many difference makers in the group. If we traded back first before we took Davis and got a better DE and/or a better second CB I’d like it more

  3. 3 scratcherk said at 9:33 AM on April 24th, 2017:

    Wouldnt mind Sutton over Kazee

  4. 4 Jernst said at 10:37 AM on April 24th, 2017:

    We’ll be lucky if Davis is still there at 14…chances are if we trade back we end up with someone like Tre White rather than a stud like Davis in round 1.

    I’m all for trading back just not in the first round. It’s rare to get a top 15 pick, you gotta take advantage of those opportunities when you get them. I also really like the top of the second round too. There’s a huge drop off from 14 to say 23 as well as 44 to say 56. But after that the difference between a high third and a low third rounder (same for 4th-7th) is negligible. I’d trade down all day in those rounds to get more lotto tickets. But this team can’t get cute, it needs a high first round stud badly.

  5. 5 Ark87 said at 8:45 AM on April 24th, 2017:

    Since Dalvin won’t be here, my take away is Lane having comparable numbers to an elite college running back. Dude is such a beast.

  6. 6 scratcherk said at 9:32 AM on April 24th, 2017:

    My take-away was that Lane needs more carries.

  7. 7 Bert's Bells said at 9:46 AM on April 24th, 2017:

    Run the ball, Dug!

  8. 8 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:31 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Seriously, we should at least be throwing to him when we are on the goal line every once n a while

  9. 9 Anders said at 2:48 AM on April 25th, 2017:

    the take away is that Cook has some of the worst combine numbers for a college RB ever.

  10. 10 Ark87 said at 8:31 AM on April 25th, 2017:

    Which is irrelevant to me, because My team isn’t going to spend a high draft pick on him, nor was I hoping they would. Relevance is what I was getting at.

  11. 11 xmbk said at 10:04 AM on April 24th, 2017:

    Primer for morons about to be drafted: if you have to choose dumbass moves, choose smoking pot over hitting a woman. Really mind boggling that guys continue to drop for this. Is it really that hard not to hit a woman, even without knowing it will cost you millions?

    Scratch Brantley off the mocks.

  12. 12 Rellihcs said at 10:28 AM on April 24th, 2017:

    But it’s not like they get in an angry situation with a woman, and then pause for a moment and ponder punching her v. lighting up a doobie. Nor is it like anyone takes time to think prior to doing dumb stuff either.

    The thing is, many people (and as we’ve been discussing, especially those trained to use and rewarded for violent/aggressive behavior, just don’t have restraint and common sense – especially young men. It’s terrible, but it’s really not that remarkable when you consider a lot of society.

  13. 13 Mitchell said at 10:10 AM on April 24th, 2017:

    Big fan of the mock, Tommy.

  14. 14 Tdoteaglefan said at 11:23 AM on April 24th, 2017:

    same, I would be really happy with that outcome, not sure if Corey Davis lasts until 14 though.

  15. 15 RC5000 said at 12:13 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I love Mack but I think we can wait to take a RB at that point and get a nice player at another position maybe a CB . That’s my only beef. Kazee should go a little lower because of his measurables or another slot corner will.

    He may be able to play outside but with those measurables I’m not sure he really translates. He’s kind of that Boykin type.

  16. 16 Anders said at 2:47 AM on April 25th, 2017:

    Boykin without the injuries and attitude would be a great player

  17. 17 bill said at 10:10 AM on April 24th, 2017:

    Not really my thing (never even attempted one before), but in an effort to avoid the same old debates, I decided to try a mock based on the idea of trading Jason Peters to the Broncos for their third. Not good value for him, but trying to be conservative as possible. Using Kempski’s “who’s available when” (“Eagles 101-man draft board”) post from a few days ago, I did this.

    1. Cam Robinson RT
    2. Quincy Wilson CB (“competitive” corner)
    3. (from DEN) Jourdan Lewis CB (same)
    3. Tanoh KPassagnon (project DE, perhaps ‘Bama has him too late?)
    4. Ryan Switzer WR/KS (slot receiver to allow a trade of J. Matthews, again, have seen some commentary that he’ll go higher)
    5. Kareem Hunt RB (fits in rotation, is he gone by the 5th?)
    6. Tanzel Smart DT (penetrator, might prefer a replacement for Allen instead)
    7. Sean Culkin TE (want a blocking TE project who can be stashed for a year until Celek is gone/provide insurance if Celek gets hurt/be a tall target for Wentz over the middle)

    Kendricks, Kelce, and Jordan Matthews are trade bait for moving around a little in the mid to later rounds (in other words, not gaining picks, but gaining a small move up to get a player). I think I’d be happy with this, but have no idea how realistic it is.

    Flame away.

  18. 18 D3FB said at 10:16 AM on April 24th, 2017:

    The Broncos going after Peters was predicated on a certain CBS announcer not becoming a CBS announcer.

    If they’re going to sttart Lynch or Siemian than just let Sambrallo battle a high draft pick.

  19. 19 bill said at 11:07 AM on April 24th, 2017:

    Oh well. Can you see anyone else who would be interested in trading a 3rd for Peters?

  20. 20 laeagle said at 11:49 AM on April 24th, 2017:

    Why? Why so eager to get rid of a quality player?

  21. 21 Sb2bowl said at 11:50 AM on April 24th, 2017:

    Probably because he’s near the end of his career, has a decent cap hit, and we could get assets in return.

  22. 22 laeagle said at 11:58 AM on April 24th, 2017:

    I don’t see a third as decent return on him. Look, i understand the idea of trading your star LT, who’s responsible for protecting your star QB, based on age and contract, if someone blows you away with an offer. But what I don’t understand is actively searching for such an offer. It’s one thing to say, “hey, I heard Denver wanted Peters!” It’s another to say, “oh. I guess they don’t. Hey, does anyone else? Anyone? Please?” It reeks of desperation trying to unload a guy you really shouldn’t unload unless you’re presented with an offer you can’t refuse.

  23. 23 Sb2bowl said at 12:22 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    It’s hard to say what his actual value would be- to use, he’s definitely worth more than a 3rd. If they offered their second, it would promote healthy debate and conversation.

    It comes down to this- will Wentz be better served with Peters as our LT, and Johnson as our RT? Or will the team be better by moving on from Peters, moving Lane to LT and having either Barbre or Vaitai battle for the RT spot.

  24. 24 bill said at 12:40 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Or, the scenario that prompted my hypothetical – drafting Robinson at 14 and having the bookend tackles set for the next 5 or so years of Wentz’s development.

  25. 25 Sb2bowl said at 1:44 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I’m alright with Robinson coming in to compete- but he may not start right away. D3 is high on him, and he has the potential to develop into a solid prospect

  26. 26 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:08 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I would assume that a 2nd or even 3rd for Jason Peters would be out of the question. Think we would be lucky if someone offered a 4th, more likely a 5th. I’d rather not lose our starting LT for an extra 5th round pick which we could just acquire an extra 5th with something as small as trading back 7 spots from our 3rd round pick.
    We have 8 picks already, we have a chance of trading back to acquire more, we could include Kendricks or Kelce in a trade, but to lose our LT for the 4th-5th round pick which is probably the most we could even hope to get in return DOESNT make much sense to me, especially now that we finally got our hands on a young Franchose QB

  27. 27 bill said at 12:44 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I’m not desperate (and I doubt the Eagles are). But I see very little that makes me excited right now about pick 14. Some accounts have Robinson, who’s being talked about as a poor LT/good RT prospect being available there. Just exploring the possibility of something outside the box. I asked if anyone else would be interested to see if this thinking could still be in play, or if Denver was the only possibility. Cap relief and an extra 3rd (where most people are claiming the value is in this class) might be valuable enough to make it worth doing – even though I agree that what Peters brings for next year is worth more than just a third.

  28. 28 A_T_G said at 2:29 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    On the flip side, if you trade Peters and leave Wentz exposed to a season-ending blind side hit, you get a whole extra year of building the supporting cast without putting mileage on the tires. Also, an injury history might save us a few million when we talk contract. Plus, it would be a real kick in the gut to Chase to see the opportunity to start that he walked away from.

    See? There are a ton of reasons.

  29. 29 Gian GEAGLE said at 3:01 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    IMO None of that is even close to being worth weakening the protection of our Young Golden Boy To add an extra mid round pick. the OL is the last position I want to see weakened to acquire more draft picks. For two reasons
    A) Peters is one of the Eagles we depend on the most to keep our young QB from getting hurt this year
    B) Even if Wentz can take a ton of hits and stay healthy, losing Peters would increase the risk of a young QB developing bad Habbits at such an important stage in his development if he is under crazy amounts of pressure and stops trusting his blockers.
    What good is lessening the cap hit by getting rid of Peters when most of the good free agents are off the market by now, and I doubt he is valuable enough this late in his career to get any significant compensation that would be worth weakening the OL charged with protecting Wentz
    If we trade Kelce, at least we still have Seumalo and Wisnwski at center. I trust that a lot more than trading Peters and being left with Vaitai and Barbie?

    Can we expect to be able to get anything higher than a 5th round pick for Peters at his age and price tag?, I’d hate to weaken both Our starting Line and our OL depth for any reason, łet alone an extra 5th round pick. LOL we can probably trade back a few spots in round 3 and get the same extra 5th round pick we would get for trading away Jason peters

  30. 30 Sb2bowl said at 3:07 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Wouldn’t even be a consideration for a 5th. Hell, even a 3rd would be questionable.

  31. 31 D3FB said at 9:00 AM on April 25th, 2017:


    I wouldn’t be shocked if Seattle calls but honestly Peters has more value here than someone would part with.

  32. 32 Rellihcs said at 10:26 AM on April 24th, 2017:

    I’ll give you props for Hunt and Switzer.

  33. 33 A_T_G said at 2:31 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    We are making trades in this mock? What position is Props?

  34. 34 Rellihcs said at 2:38 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    He plays tight corner but quartertackle in sub packages. But some see him more as a weak center in the NFL game. But I like to think of him as a scat receiver.

  35. 35 A_T_G said at 2:56 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I don’t know then. I like the Lattimore comp of a tight corner, But we already have Kendricks who only quarter tackles, Kelce as a weak center, and a couple receivers who play like scat. I think Props might be redundant.

  36. 36 Jernst said at 10:31 AM on April 24th, 2017:

    You really think John Ross will fall completely out of the first round, Tommy?

    I know Al Davis is no longer with us, but I assume someone is gonna be salivating over drafting a guy that will be the fastest human on the field in every game he plays in.

  37. 37 RC5000 said at 12:07 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I remember a commenter told me he was a lock top 10 pick after his 40 at the combine and he got a lot of upvotes. Now we’re hoping he goes before 14.

  38. 38 Insomniac said at 12:30 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I had a long written out reply about how speed might have diminishing returns but then disqus pooped on itself. Ross’s medical is terrible and that’s enough to spook teams.

  39. 39 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:43 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Kiper had him going to the steelers at the end of round 1. If people are mocking him that late in round 1, he is only a few more spots away from round 2

  40. 40 Mac said at 11:30 AM on April 24th, 2017:

    #14, #99, + Jordan Matthews/Michael Kendricks/Jason Kelce… get’s me how far up the draft board?

    I think this is a weird top 10 class. A lot of players with a lot of talent, but may need the right scheme fit to really work out for their team. I also think that pick 14 won’t seem as abysmal to a top 10 team looking to trade down as it looks to Eagles fans who have been staring at it for 3-4 months.

    I don’t think the Eagles would trade up for either of the top safeties, and I don’t really think it’s necessary to trade up for a corner. Where I do think we need a premium player is at DE. And as Media Mike pointed out yesterday this feels like a year where Roseman pulls a rabbit out of a hat… I’m thinking that if Solomon Thomas can drop out of the top 4 (because the Titans are almost a lock to draft some type of DB), then a trade up at 6-8 to take Thomas could happen.

    I would want to preserve the 2nd round pick, but have almost anything else in a variety of options on the table. But I’m banging the table for a higher than normal value of mid round picks because of the talent available this year in those rounds.

    Would it take 14/99/139 + players?

  41. 41 Sb2bowl said at 11:49 AM on April 24th, 2017:

    With the depth of DE in this class, I don’t see why we would want to use the ammo we have to move up that high- to me, 10 would be about the highest we would move up to, and that will take at least our 3rd plus Kendricks or Kelce. That would mean we would pick at 43 and then again at 119. Maybe we could swing a trade for Matthews and pick up something in between that range, but that’s a large gap in a draft that has a great middle but not a great top.

  42. 42 Mac said at 12:42 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    My idea here is that I think it may take a lot less ammo than normal to get that high, and that Thomas is head and shoulders above other DEs coming out to the point where I would want to bring him in as an impact player for the Eagles Dline.

  43. 43 Sb2bowl said at 3:00 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    6-8 range will cost us at least our 2nd, and an additional 4 (depending on any other trades that had happened during the draft).

    I did a post on it a few months ago- didn’t save the info but the past hasn’t been kind to teams giving up value to get into the top 10.

    With the depth of this draft, and the composition of our team- a developmental DE might be a better way to go, and save the asset allocation for a greater team need immediately.

  44. 44 Mac said at 3:02 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I do believe in Curry. I just also happen to believe that our Schwartz run defense needs at least 3 good DEs.

  45. 45 Sb2bowl said at 3:04 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Long will be an adequate fill-in for now. Curry is a question mark, Graham has one side locked down. MS3 and Means are also on the bubble. That’s why I suggest a development prospect rather than allocating a high draft pick(s) to the position right away.

    I like the guy (Thomas) as well, but 10 would be the highest I’m willing to go if he drops. Even then, it would be hard to give up draft options later.

  46. 46 Mac said at 3:05 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Nothin wrong with that.

  47. 47 xmbk said at 1:26 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Titans could easily take Allen or Thomas. The new regime there is solidly behind taking dedicated football players who are big and tough. I think Allen, Thomas, Lattimore, Adams, and Howard are all in play for them.

  48. 48 Mac said at 2:39 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    That may be the case. I have a friend who grew up in Tennessee and is a die hard Titans fan who is convinced that the back end of their defense is in desperate need of help. I think he will be crushed if they don’t come away with a top CB or S at 5.

  49. 49 xmbk said at 2:54 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I don’t know why. They now have 3 decent safeties, plus Logan Ryan at CB. They could use a CB, but DB is hardly a gaping hole for them. They need to give Mariota some receiving weapons, and that offense could be dynamic.

  50. 50 FairOaks said at 5:12 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    We need good players but we need depth as well. I don’t think the top 10 are so incredibly better than what we’d get at 14 to be worth losing 99, let alone any more. If you can get it done with players who are not part of the future, then fine. We are not one player away. I think we’d probably need 99 to pick up a starting-caliber CB, especially if drafting DE in the first round — if you trade 99 as well you’d basically be required to pick a CB in rounds 2 and 4. The draft is fairly deep in good CBs apparently, but they won’t last forever. We need *more* picks in the 2nd-4th rounds, not fewer.

  51. 51 mtn_green said at 12:17 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Was hoping one of the 2 safeties or 2 db in top ten fall to #14. Doesn’t look like it.

  52. 52 Rellihcs said at 12:30 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I think it’s hilarious that people get confident that they have a solid handle on who will go where. Year after year, people suck at this. Yet year after year, mock drafts and media speculation tricks people into being confident – and it blows my mind.

    Of course I think that Myles Garret will be a first rounder, and Corn Elder won’t be the first CB taken…etc… But I feel like I’m watching a cartoon where every episode Tom finds a way to basically kill Jerry (I don’t care if I got that wrong and it’s the opposite), and then the next episode Jerry thinks that “this time I should trust Tom”.

  53. 53 Sean Stott said at 12:47 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Couldn’t agree more. Every year, the prognosticators get it comically wrong.

  54. 54 RC5000 said at 12:55 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I think there are some who have gotten like 28 of 32 in first round but just not to right teams necessarily. . I’m pretty sure Tommy has gotten most of them. The best used to be that guy Rick (I think) at Dallas Morning News on the day of the draft. I don’t know if he’s there or does it anymore. I never see anything about it so I don’t think he does it.

  55. 55 Rellihcs said at 1:00 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Well sure. There are definitely some who get a good average some years, and some better than others etc.. But overall, the stats are in. But I’m talking about fans who are certain about specific players at specific spots, or sure about things heading in. Or even leaks in the media that get tweeted out and then everyone takes it as written in stone.

  56. 56 eagleyankfan said at 4:13 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I’m at 100%. Never been wrong. I started last year. After the trade to 2 of course.

  57. 57 Ark87 said at 4:33 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    it’s a fruitless exercise. Especially early on. The more accurate mocks tend to come from the info and rumor guys as opposed to the guys who actually know about football players. You can come up with your own informed opinion about football players and where they should go all day long. It’s impossible to replicate the collective group-think of 32 front offices and how they will behave during the draft. Info guys have a their fingers on the pulse of how teams feel about players, which is a more direct line.

    I proposed a better way, and attempted it, and failed, it’s really damn hard, I failed. Basically attempt to mock a specific team’s draft board. Emulate their system and what they value in evaluations. The way you can guess what the team’s board looks like as picks come in. That way regardless of when they pick, from trades, the work you put in isn’t completely useless. It’s a tool that has more use than say, a dice-roll March Madness Bracket and mock drafts.

  58. 58 nopain23 said at 12:35 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    The forums are alive today saying that if foster and conley are available at 14….no way you take foster over conley. Pump the brakes on that . On talent alone Foster is a top 3 pick.Conley better thank Jones’ achilles for his meteroic draft rise. But i understand the reservations given his medical and recent failed drug test. For what’s it worth eagles recently met with him again.
    I know coverage skills are paramount but i just cant see Schwartz wanting a guy allergic to tackling. I think davis and howard will be available at 14 and im hoping iggles go for howard.

  59. 59 Sb2bowl said at 12:37 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    But it’s not talent alone- Foster has too many negative characteristics and this stressful period in his life has brought out those tendencies. What happens when he has millions of $$ and things aren’t going his way? Too much of a risk, and at this point he may be available at #43.

    Conley would be the obvious choice between those two options- he’s a leader, well respected, hard worker, highly praised on and off of the football field. And he meets a massive need, adds to our depleted secondary, and could challenge for a starting job almost immediately.

  60. 60 Gian GEAGLE said at 1:28 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Reuban is also respected as a leader by his teammates. One can get in trouble in society but still have high football Charechter/leadership quality. Prisons are filled with bad people who have great natural leadership ability that is going to waste behind bars.
    My understanding is the question is more a case of him staying out of trouble so he can be available on Sunday, but his football Charechter isnt the issue

  61. 61 Sean Stott said at 12:40 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I like Foster a lot but dude is a 6’0 230lb child who is too immature to play nice and make millions.

  62. 62 nopain23 said at 1:23 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Burfict had similar concerns . Too slow and immature but turned out to be a stud LB. Dez was a head case in college but has torched us the last few years. A strong locker room and good coacingh can harness all that frenetic energy anf hone it into a pro bowler. Im of the opinion that We have the sports science and the leadership to coral foster and help him thrive . He has the talent its up to thr team to smooth out the rough edges so to speak. Heaven forbids he falls to Dallas and pairs with Lee and torments us for the next 5-7 years.

  63. 63 Rellihcs said at 1:35 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I see your burfict and raise you Rolando McClain and Aaron Curry

  64. 64 Sb2bowl said at 1:46 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Foster reminds me of McClain- I don’t want any part of him. Give me a smart football player with instincts over a human missile who is out of control.

  65. 65 A_T_G said at 2:14 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    An out of control missile…or a shark in the water?

    Wait, never mind.

  66. 66 Sb2bowl said at 2:46 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    God that was awful. For some reason, I was watching “highlights” of the Lions 0-16 season the other day. They had a LB named Sims. It was horrible.

    Shark in the water- Ultimate coach speak for hoping he loses a limb and never plays another down for us.

  67. 67 Mac said at 2:51 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I still don’t understand why they weren’t able to find any way to utilize Sims… dangerous athlete with zero brains. Kickoff returns? Lead blocker on 3rd/goal? Comon Andy.

  68. 68 ChoTime said at 11:10 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    He could run, he just didn’t know how to play football.

  69. 69 RC5000 said at 2:45 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Their similarity is they wore red and played inside linebacker. McClain is 6-4, 259. Foster is 6-0 230.

    Foster is a three down linebacker and McLain was bigger and slower and he wasn’t as sudden.

    If he was too out of control he’d have been benched by Saban. Saban isn’t going to tolerate poor play for long.

  70. 70 Sb2bowl said at 2:51 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    It’s not the physical type that I’m comparing- it’s the mental aptitude and ability to diagnose plays at an NFL level. I don’t like Foster, for a number of reasons. Maybe he turns out to be a stud, maybe he doesn’t- but he’s not my flavor, especially in a defense where gap integrity and control is paramount.

    Saban also knows how to craft his particular brand of defense to all of the mold-able parts that he works with on a college level. He’s got a helluva defensive mind. Foster doesn’t look like a Schwartz fit to me, but again- that’s what I see. I’d hate for us to spend the 14th pick on this kid.

  71. 71 RC5000 said at 12:47 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Conley isn’t expected to be there really. I won’t so no way like Tommy but it’s doubtful.

    What if they could trade down 9-10 picks and you get their 2nd and maybe a 5th , say to Houston who would move up for QB (Mahomes?) and they take Foster or Jarrad Davis if Foster is gone?

  72. 72 nopain23 said at 1:16 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    If howie pulls that off…..and gets Foster…..then he should get a yellow jacket and a bust in Canton.

  73. 73 RC5000 said at 1:36 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Rumor he might have a shoulder issue requiring another surgery according to the combine medical recheck. He has a history of stingers. He had a positive diluted drug test and a history of concussions including one last year. He’s not a candy striper according to Saban and he has trouble learning x’s and o’s by his own account.

    It wouldn’t be shocking to me if he fell in the draft.

  74. 74 A_T_G said at 2:17 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    So he could develop into a stud…or he could be a combination of Ernie Sims’ play style with Sean Lee’s health and a touch of Le’Von Bell’s diet? Yikes.

  75. 75 Rellihcs said at 1:11 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I don’t think the consensus is so sure about that talent wise. Foster has NCAA talent to run around and maul people. That’s not necessarily NFL talent in regards to not over-pursuing, not blowing up your shoulder with bad form, not leading with your helmet, etc… Being fast and violent isn’t so much talent.

    Whereas Conley’s talents in speed and coverage ability are much more rare and more elusive.

    To me, if it comes down to those two, Conley 100 times over. Don’t hesitate.

  76. 76 nopain23 said at 1:34 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    If Joe Douglas who was part of the contingent that drafted mosley signs off on foster and thats a big if….then thats good enough for me to quell any reservations we may all have.
    No way you telegraph your draft intentions. I suspect he praised conley to drive up his stock so that someone else gets pushed down…maybe allen, foster…dare i say lattimore…..

  77. 77 Rellihcs said at 1:40 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Fair enough. In my opinion, Mosely >>>>>>> oh and I’m forgetting something…. right > Foster…

  78. 78 Tdoteaglefan said at 1:40 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Exactly. I really trust his evaluations when it comes to Defensive players, although I have a feeling he may value Haason Reddick higher as a LB.

  79. 79 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:33 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    If this was last year and Joe Douglas wasnt involved, it would probably be safe to say that Roseman was going to spend the 14th pick on one of these positions:
    The Eagles really don’t ever invest first round picks (maybe a Guard once in a while) in any other positions. This was the case under Banner, Andy and it continued under Howie. There is no track record that shows the Eagles being willing to spend their 1st on positions like RB, TE, LB. Safety, Centers.
    douglas comes from a Ravens front office that has spent first round picks on positions we haven’t seen the Eagles draft in decades like
    1st round runningback Jamal Lewis
    1st round linebackers Ray Lewis, CJ Mosley
    1st round pick on Safety Ed Reed, Matt Elam

    So something has to give on a draft night. Whose philosphy will prevail? business as usual where Eagles continue to devalue RB, LB. safety, Center and TE in round 1, or will we notice an obvious Joe Douglas/Ozzie Newsome influence in our draft results?
    Unfortunately it’s also possible that the Eagles are now willing to draft RB, LB, S, C and TE’s in round 1, but that the draft plays out in a way where the BPA at #14 ends up being a position like CB, DE. DT that the Eagles have always valued in round 1 in which case we won’t be able to tell that they have changed their Philosophy.
    Ultimately, hit on your picks, get kids that go on to become quality contributirs and I won’t care what positions they draft.

  80. 80 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:41 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Or he could feel more freely to give the media something by talking up the prospects he doesn’t think we have a chance of still seeing on the board with the 14th pick.
    If you are basically giving a press Confrence where you are talking without divulging anything, it wouldn’t hurt to throw the media and fans a bone, by giving a real answer about the prospects you don’t expect to have any chance of drafting anyway

  81. 81 D3FB said at 8:32 AM on April 25th, 2017:

    Mosley and Foster are very different players.

  82. 82 Gian GEAGLE said at 1:19 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I think Elliot Shorr parks is where the Eagles have a ton of interest in Foster talk originated so even tho id be happy to see them draft that kid, take any ESP report with a grain of salt, im not even sure he ever watched Football before being Hired to cover the team. Apparently the Eagles brought Foster to philly for a visit in March, and we recently met with him again at Florida state, but Im sure we had similar interest in most of the top 20 prospects
    Elliot is also claiming that the Eagles have a lot of interest in Joe Mixon and that he is very much still in play with our draft board, directly contradicting Howard Eskin report that the Eagles want nothing to do with Mixon.
    elliot also mentions the possibility of trading back to #20 to draft Dalvin Cook in round 1

  83. 83 Sean Stott said at 4:28 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I’m sure they have tons of interest in Foster. But that will be Friday, not Thursday.

  84. 84 Anders said at 2:32 AM on April 25th, 2017:

    Lots of people are reporting the Mixon thing

  85. 85 Insomniac said at 1:37 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    We have Foster on the roster already. His name is Mychal Kendricks.

  86. 86 nopain23 said at 2:01 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Really ? Kendricks was considered a leader of the defense and a top 10 pick??…C’mon man. I realize Foster comes with a lot of risks ut to say that he and kendricks are similar rated prospects coming out of college is a bit much. Foster is considered the BEST linebacker in this draft. I know the Foster hate is strong on this forum…..but thsy shouldn’t discredit his talent. His character??? definitely!!…he failed the idiot test at the combine. Hes going to need a strong social support. But i think we habe the locker room and coaches to do that. Schwartz is a no nonsense nick saban type dude. Look at what saban was able to do with this kid.

  87. 87 A_T_G said at 2:04 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I am more worried about the medical stuff than the diluted sample, but there are enough red flags to look like a flag football game where, ironically, Conley would dominate.

  88. 88 Insomniac said at 2:24 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Who said college? If I wanted a headless dumb chicken for a WILL linebacker in the NFL then I wouldn’t pick him in the top 10.

  89. 89 Rellihcs said at 2:33 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Every single football team will say that their MLB was the leader of their defense. In college that means something – I’ll give you that. But as far as that translating to being a high draft pick, uh, no. I bet you his mother said he’s a handsome boy too.

    I’m not saying he’s a bad prospect, but that’s nothing to go off of.

  90. 90 D3FB said at 8:45 AM on April 25th, 2017:

    1. Kendricks was Pac12 DPOY. If he was 2″ taller he would have been ranked just a highly as Foster

    2. He’s Stephone Anthony not Willis/Keuchley

    3. Look at what Nick Saban was able to do with this dude is not a particularly strong argument.

  91. 91 Anders said at 2:34 AM on April 25th, 2017:

    I love Foster, but right now we have two better LBs than Foster in Bradham (Foster and Hicks cant play SAM and Bradham is a really good SAM) and Hicks.
    The fact that the WILL will only play around 20 snaps per game, makes it stupid to use a 1st round pick on him.

  92. 92 A_T_G said at 2:07 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I have watched Eagles receivers with cover skills and with tackling skills that each lacked the other trait. I’ll take Asante over Fletcher and Patterson and Sconces and…

  93. 93 RobNE said at 1:16 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    finding out which rounds are which days is harder than I thought, can someone here just tell me?

  94. 94 xmbk said at 1:19 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    1 on Thurs, then 2-3, then the rest on Sat.

  95. 95 RobNE said at 1:22 PM on April 24th, 2017:


  96. 96 eagleyankfan said at 4:12 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    quickest way to get an answer is to post the wrong answer on facebook (or here 🙂 ).

  97. 97 scratcherk said at 1:19 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    In Charlie Casserlys mock, his side note for the Eagles pick (which is John Ross btw) is “Does Trader Howie use this pick to trade for Malcolm Butler”. Goodness, I hope not

  98. 98 RobNE said at 1:21 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    trading 14 for someone at the end of their contract who you will have to pay is idiotic.

  99. 99 Nick C said at 2:25 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I would have taken a Hooker. He didn’t go until the 20’s.

  100. 100 A_T_G said at 2:34 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I don’t know much about him, but the Agholor/Hooker comments from training camp would be worth it.

    Is there any scenario where we can get Hooker and come away with Reddick?

  101. 101 Insomniac said at 2:41 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    When a Hooker has better ball skills and hands than you do.

    Nope. Reddick is likely a top 32 pick and Hooker is a top 20 pick at worst..

  102. 102 A_T_G said at 2:48 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    My army buddy says if you go with Hooker, getting Reddick is really the best case scenario. He did say it was more likely you’d wait until day three and look for Gonorrhea, though.

  103. 103 Sb2bowl said at 2:51 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Who names their kid Gonorrhea? Bet he is quite slippery in the open field.

  104. 104 A_T_G said at 2:58 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    He has burned a lot of guys.

  105. 105 Sb2bowl said at 3:23 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    If you’re clappy and you know it, wash your hands!

  106. 106 Insomniac said at 2:53 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    As long as Reddick stays away from our Cox and Johnson then we should be ok.

  107. 107 Rellihcs said at 2:54 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Dick Butkus frowns upon this type of discussion.

  108. 108 scratcherk said at 2:59 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Clap Clap

  109. 109 A_T_G said at 3:01 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Oh man, we got the Clap, too? That is going to make Gonorrhea running wild on the interior redundant.

  110. 110 Mac said at 2:37 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    The only thing Casserly loves more than making mock drafts is mocking the Eagles. He probably hates the Eagles more than Troy Aikman at this point.

  111. 111 Dan said at 5:45 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Actually, never seemed to me that Aikman hated the Eagles and I’ve heard him many times side with the Eagles. Now, Phil Simms on the other hand…

  112. 112 Tdoteaglefan said at 2:21 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    ruh oh….Jabril Peppers tested positive for diluted sample

  113. 113 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:34 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Say hi to the newest cowboy

  114. 114 A_T_G said at 2:36 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Maybe they should just start the draft with the second round, seeing how every player seems intent on knocking themselves out of the first.

  115. 115 Sb2bowl said at 2:47 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Unintended consequences to 5 year contract verses 4 year contracts. Lol

  116. 116 Gian GEAGLE said at 2:38 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Allagedly he had a history of cramping problems and he was pumped with fluids the night before his drug test, true or false? No idea, but at least it sounds like a decent excuse

  117. 117 Rellihcs said at 2:42 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I honestly don’t understand how we can send spaceships safely to the moon, do heart transplants, and HD video on cell phones – there are scientific advances abound – but we can’t tell the difference between testing positive for drugs and having a lot of fluids in your system?

    Granted, I understand that there can be situations where if there’s so much hydration, it’s hard to get a good read, but there has to be a better way to control variables and get an accurate test without having to deal with these “we’ll never know so it’s like a positive result” BS cases.

    If it’s a matter of the league/agents giving education on what not to do including “don’t shoot up the night before, no gasmaskbongs, oh and don’t overhydrate” – and these players just didn’t heed the advice, that’s one thing. But this is getting ridiculous.

  118. 118 Dave said at 4:50 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Their is a solution…hair testing. It is more accurate but costs more money. I imagine the union is against it and the NFL doesn’t want to pay the extra costs.

  119. 119 D3FB said at 8:29 AM on April 25th, 2017:

    They could.

    But the NFL doesn’t really want to know.

    I think plenty of people would be perfectly happy if the drug test could be reduced to the following:

    Are you on PEDs or Drugs?
    -All of them
    -I like Turtles

  120. 120 Rellihcs said at 8:38 AM on April 25th, 2017:

    Very well put. I think many might even want less info than that. Like the old days.

  121. 121 Insomniac said at 2:46 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I don’t get it, is this like a bladder problem? Leonard Fournette said he drank a ton of water before the combine and he had like 5 pounds of water weight on him. He takes the same tests yet he didn’t come back as diluted.

  122. 122 Rellihcs said at 2:53 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Chip Kelly’s sports science guys do a bladder circumference check to see potential to sustain adding bulk. It’s kind of invasive but worth it to have the numbers for comparison. Marcus Smith had a potential to comfortably withstand an additional 4 kegs of bladder enlargement.

  123. 123 ChoTime said at 10:46 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Geez, are you serious? I always thought bladder circumference was only important in the business world. Whoever can drink coffee all morning and sit wins the meeting.

  124. 124 Sb2bowl said at 2:57 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    In typical workplace drug test kits- a lot of it has to do with the normal creatine levels in the body. So during a urine screen, low creatine levels can be an indication of a diluted sample.

    The NFL uses much different tests so my example only gives an idea of what standard drug tests look for (as well as other precursors). In that type of setting, a diluted sample would be the best way to beat the test without testing positive for other substances.

  125. 125 PacificPurl said at 4:53 AM on April 25th, 2017:

    Over hydration? In some sports a competitor is handed a beer then has to give a sample on the spot 20 minutes later. This seems to work.

  126. 126 Sb2bowl said at 10:15 AM on April 25th, 2017:

    In this setting, they would then test positive for alcohol. I’m not able to look up the list of the NFL’s drug testing panel, but it’s going to be much more advanced when compared to the 7 or 12 panel test found in typical corporate settings.

  127. 127 RC5000 said at 3:02 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Shoulda said he didn’t know about the milk thing and had too many pep…

  128. 128 Ark87 said at 3:25 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Just seems odd that hydration is so key to performance and they collect these samples during the combine (I think?).

    Seems like a flawed concept. Any who I don’t know why they don’t draw blood. That is much more accurate and can give you a whole slew of information. And maybe don’t collect samples when the athletes’ careers are hanging on a strong handful of performances.

  129. 129 scratcherk said at 3:05 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    My edit to Tommy’s mock draft (sacrilege I know):

    1. Christian McCaffery, RB
    2. Cordrea Tankersly, CB
    3. Carlos Henderson, WR
    4. Cameron Sutton, CB
    4. Jake Butt, TE
    5. – 7. I’m too ignorant about late round picks to mock but preferably their first names start with “C”

  130. 130 RC5000 said at 3:08 PM on April 24th, 2017:


  131. 131 Bert's Bells said at 3:21 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Cake Butt

  132. 132 A_T_G said at 10:14 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    So, you are looking for Cs, Butt, Cs? I’m picturing two possibilities…

  133. 133 Rellihcs said at 3:09 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Harris, Davis, Conley. That’s who I want at 14. That’s my tier 1. Period.

  134. 134 scratcherk said at 3:10 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I would have went with Exclamation Point, for emphasis.

  135. 135 Rellihcs said at 3:18 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    And you’re probably a McCafferty guy too;

    To each their own,

    The draft can’t get here soon enough?

  136. 136 scratcherk said at 3:19 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I wasnt at first but the idea has really grown on me. Multidimensional weapon and I think his running ability has been drastically undervalued.

  137. 137 Rellihcs said at 3:21 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Yeah I mean I’d warm up to him if we picked him because it’s easy to see why he’d be a fun addition to the O. But it’s not my preference value wise and I worry about him v. NFL defense as opposed to college. I would be much happier with those 3 players I mentioned over him.

  138. 138 scratcherk said at 3:22 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Wouldnt be upset with those you mentioned.

  139. 139 xmbk said at 4:46 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Agreed, too many people are ignoring his college tape. He can do everything needed to be a successful pro runner. The Eagles aren’t looking for a ground and pound guy. He will take advantage of mismatches all day long.

  140. 140 RC5000 said at 3:17 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Hooker, Conley , Davis, Williams, Howard (I really hope he goes or we can trade down)! If they’re all gone and Howard is there which is possible call Howie on the batphone.

  141. 141 xmbk said at 4:40 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I tried some permutations today. I’m of the opinion that it will be Davis, McCaffery, or a DE. Barring trades, of course. I think the top 2 CB will be gone, and the DE remaining are likely better value than the CB remaining. So it becomes a question of offensive/defensive weighting.

  142. 142 Rellihcs said at 4:46 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Interesting. I am not sure that NFL teams really go with that offensive/defensive weighting factor. Cliche as it is, if it comes down to 2 players, I think it’s BPA between them, not what side of the ball they play. Like in your scenario, if it comes down to say Davis v. Barnett – I think it’s which of those players they think is better or more “can’t pass up on the guy”…

  143. 143 xmbk said at 4:57 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Maybe. I think teams are aware of the balance of power between their O and their D, and allocate resources with that as a factor. Not the only factor. If they were to take Davis 1 and a RB 2, the D has definitely been put on the back burner. Taking McCaffery 1 lets them focus on D 2 through 4. Taking a DE 1 means they still need a RB, but also makes things easier on the CB. I think that given the commitment to Wentz, they want a solid RB for him, and likely a guy who’s a threat out of the backfield.

  144. 144 Mac said at 5:30 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Running back who is a threat. Is that a hint about taking Mixon?

  145. 145 daveH said at 6:38 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Would anyone object to us drafting Mixon ?

  146. 146 Mac said at 4:54 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Actually, wouldn’t that be three periods in a row… which would be an ellipsis. I take that to mean you are including Marlon Humphrey as a forgone conclusion that requires no mention. Well played.

  147. 147 Rellihcs said at 5:03 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Stop peeking at my tea leaves. It’s rude.

  148. 148 Sean Stott said at 4:29 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    How good/poor of a comparison is Reuben Foster to Ryan Shazier?

  149. 149 xmbk said at 4:35 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Just had this discussion today. Not an unreasonable comparison.

  150. 150 Tdoteaglefan said at 4:56 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I’ve seen Haason Reddick compared to Ryan shazier in a few places. The rueben foster comparisons are mostly patrick willis and luke keuchly..i’ve noticed one single person compare him to stephon anthony..that was the worst case

  151. 151 xmbk said at 5:02 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I saw the Willis/Kuechly one. Don’t really agree. Alonso is closer. But the size, speed, and injuries makes Shazier a reasonable comp. Reddick is a potential 3-4 rusher, Shazier could never do that.

  152. 152 Stephen E. said at 5:04 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    This just tells me that we’re using Lane Johnson wrong. Clearly, we should be running the ball with that guy. With Dillon Gordon at FB.

  153. 153 BobSmith77 said at 5:15 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I already can’t wait for the NFL draft to leave Philly. It has made getting around town a huge inconvenience.

  154. 154 meteorologist said at 5:44 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    The last part contained an excellent point

  155. 155 meteorologist said at 5:55 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Not exactly a huge limb to go out on here but still:

  156. 156 meteorologist said at 5:57 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    No to Ross @ 14 too :/

  157. 157 Media Mike said at 8:14 PM on April 24th, 2017:


  158. 158 aron said at 7:46 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    make america great again, trump rules

  159. 159 Will Ft. Daft Punk said at 7:48 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Is that what people are calling it?

  160. 160 Sean Stott said at 7:51 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    No, he’s called President Trump now.

  161. 161 Will Ft. Daft Punk said at 7:53 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Another draft rumor out the Nova Care?

  162. 162 Sean Stott said at 7:58 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I think most of those dudes are still in denial. Philadelphia isn’t exactly a beacon of political diversity.

  163. 163 Will Ft. Daft Punk said at 8:09 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    LOL denial about what? I wasn’t being serious and in no way wish to engage in a conversation of politican fluffing

  164. 164 Rellihcs said at 6:19 AM on April 25th, 2017:

    Ah, i was expecting to get to that point where i block you… No wonder you embrace fake news… Goodbye.

  165. 165 laeagle said at 2:39 AM on April 25th, 2017:

    Is that what your sources at Novacare are telling you?

    Don’t start that “he’s the president now, respect the office” BS. He gets respect when he shows that he respects the office himself, and (FAR) more importantly, that he respects the entire electorate, not the fanboys -girls he keeps inviting to his high school pep rallies.

  166. 166 DrGeniusPhD said at 1:22 AM on April 25th, 2017:

    Trump is (unintelligible). BAD!

  167. 167 Obama's son said at 9:35 PM on August 26th, 2017:


  168. 168 Media Mike said at 8:13 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Trying to recreate Tommy’s mock on first pick. Jack off Washington took Johnson at 4-1, so we’ll see if I can get it done.

  169. 169 Media Mike said at 8:18 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    M fing Redskins again. 4th attempt.

  170. 170 Media Mike said at 8:22 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    And now Cincy won’t stop taking Davis!!!!

  171. 171 Media Mike said at 8:33 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Took 20 attempts;

    Your score is: 9772 (GRADE: C)

    Your Picks:
    Round 1 Pick 14: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan (A-)
    Round 2 Pick 11: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson (A-)
    Round 3 Pick 35 (COMP): Marlon Mack, RB, South Florida (B+)
    Round 4 Pick 12: Damontae Kazee, CB, San Diego State (C)
    Round 4 Pick 32 (COMP): John Johnson, FS, Boston College (B)
    Round 5 Pick 11: Keionta Davis, DE, Chattanooga (C-)
    Round 6 Pick 10: Jalen Reeves-Maybin, OLB, Tennessee (C+)
    Round 7 Pick 12: Patrick Ricard, DT, Maine (C+)

    First pick isn’t digging Tommy’s mock

    But I’d say I’d be good with this haul. Mack and Kazee seem reach-ish to me, but overall this would be a good result.

  172. 172 ColorSgt said at 8:34 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I’d really be surprised if they take a RB in the first two rounds. Great backs later in the draft. That concept has really been lost. Really hoping for lots of CBs but I think we’ll see a random mix going BPA.

  173. 173 eagleyankfan said at 7:02 AM on April 25th, 2017:

    Great? One of two words way over used. Great and “talented”. My definition of both seems to always be different.

  174. 174 AfroCOON said at 8:47 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    The Eagles will pick a NIGGER with the 14th pick.

  175. 175 scratcherk said at 9:30 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Surprised not more buzz about this Takk McKinley dude. Super athletic guy that was productive. Wouldnt mind if he was the target if we traded back a bit.

  176. 176 kajomo said at 10:53 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    I think his injury put the brakes on his hype

  177. 177 scratcherk said at 10:49 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Not sure if anyone heard mayock put Mikey miss in his place today but it was awesome…

  178. 178 kajomo said at 10:53 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    What did he say?

  179. 179 scratcherk said at 10:58 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    Basically, Miss was saying how it’s impossible for the eagles to screw it up because five guys would be there that are fool proof. Mayock just laughed at him and asked him if he came to the conclusion after his 7 minutes of tape study. Then later on, mayock mentioned Malik McDowell and asked Mikey to summarize his game based on all his tape study to which he obviously admitted he had no idea who the guy was. Mikey miss is paid to be an opinionated know it all who can bully his callers but glad to see a guest put him in his place. The interview is up online, worth a listen

  180. 180 Media Mike said at 4:59 AM on April 25th, 2017:

    McDowell has less motor than Fonda in her Honda. Not a very hard working player at all.

    And that’s amazing.

  181. 181 Insomniac said at 11:59 PM on April 24th, 2017:

    But Mayock is a hack. The guy that has sources at the Novacare complex said so!!

  182. 182 Anders said at 3:53 AM on April 25th, 2017:

    this is interesting, but it seems that the old way with round grades is still the most common way despite the success of the Baltimore/Patriots way.

  183. 183 xuan said at 4:34 AM on April 25th, 2017:


  184. 184 Rellihcs said at 7:01 AM on April 25th, 2017:

    There seems to be a good amount of buzz about Mixon in the 2nd. I’ve been on record saying that I love his football skills so much and am willing to be ok with – not accepting his behavior – but not caring about it because we run these guys – especially RBs, into seriously life damaging/quality of life ruing danger so much throughout a career, that I can justify it. I’ll say it – I would love if they draft him in the 2nd.

    BUT – my new theory is that the birds are blatantly asking the beat guys – Kempski for example – to hammer home the idea of Mixon in the 2nd. Textbook smokescreen. They probably really like a few players in the 2nd (duh – especially this year – double duh) and are wanting to steer people away from thinking they’ll go that direction.

    Just a thought. (this is mostly mental preparation for myself – setting up a defense mechanism whether they get Mixon in the 2nd or not)…

  185. 185 GermanEagle said at 7:07 AM on April 25th, 2017:

    Fill me in please,

    Since when could Jimmy K.’s draft predictions be taken for written in stone?!


  186. 186 Rellihcs said at 7:10 AM on April 25th, 2017:

    Since never. He just has a popular following because he’s pretty good at what he does. And he’s being pretty confident about it. I think he might indeed have a read on who they will NOT be taking – that part I do trust. But anyone taking it as “written in stone” is a fool.

  187. 187 Dave said at 7:29 AM on April 25th, 2017:

    McManus just changed employers, still covers the Eagles.

  188. 188 Rellihcs said at 8:07 AM on April 25th, 2017:

    Yep, but that’s significant. No more daily articles with robust comment boards.

  189. 189 Anders said at 7:11 AM on April 25th, 2017:

    Since when do you take anything any writer, writes about the draft as set in stone?

  190. 190 Rellihcs said at 7:19 AM on April 25th, 2017:

    Well, Media Mike does with “consensus” draft board rankings/round valuations… so that he can play armchair GM and try to hold what happens against “consensus”…