Posted: April 6th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | Comments Off on Hints?

Dave Spadaro can be a good source of hints during the offseason. He had a couple of interesting things to say in a piece he wrote for Bleeding Green Nation.

  • Running back? Loved LeGarrette Blount, but Corey Clement and Jay Ajayi deserve more reps. And this is a strong running back class. It would not surprise if the Eagles dive into the running back draft class. Maybe even high.

High? That usually means a 1st or 2nd round pick. Maybe an early pick in the 3rd round. The Eagles only “high” pick is #32. Could the Eagles go for a RB there?

That wouldn’t shock me. The team has shown interest in LSU star Derrius Guice. Sony Michel from Georgia would be really interesting. Ronald Jones is a RB that some people love. Many of you will groan at the idea of a RB in the 1st round, but what if they took the runner at 33 or 35? Those are 2nd round picks, but not far away from 32 at all. If the team has a RB they love and wants to pair with Carson Wentz for the next several years, then I can live with taking one at 32.

It would have to be a player the team loves. With Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement already in place, just drafting a RB at 32 means this is a player you feel is just too good to pass up. This has to be a difference-maker.

I would prefer the Eagles go in a different direction at 32, but I can live with that pick if it is a player they feel that strongly about.

The other nugget of interest.

  • Are the Eagles done at linebacker? I say no. Corey Nelson and Paul Worrilow will be given chances to challenge for playing time with incumbents Mychal Kendricks and Jordan Hicks, respectively. But the draft has some players at linebacker. Could be somewhere in that second day, perhaps.

The Eagles drafting a LB wouldn’t be a surprise at all.

The mention of a second day pick is interesting, though. That is the 2nd and 3rd rounds…where the Eagles currently have no picks. Maybe Dave is just being casual with his draft talk and really means a mid-round pick. Or maybe Dave has heard talk in the building that the team intends on moving back from 32 into the 2nd round. Or possibly that the team is trying to move up from one of their 4th round picks into the 3rd.

Nothing concrete here, but interesting.

As for wanting a LB, Jordan Hicks is in the final year of his deal and has injury issues. The team could look for a player to put behind him. Nigel Bradham just signed a big deal, but the team can get out of it. If they can find and develop a cheap replacement for him, maybe they do that. There isn’t a need at LB in 2018, but there could be in 2019.


Jimmy Bama shared his thoughts on Richard Rodgers.

He put together a video that shows all of Rodgers targets from 2016. Last year was a waste with Aaron Rodgers being hurt and the Packers passing game completely falling apart.

You can see that Richard Rodgers has some issues. There is a reason he signed a cheap, one-year deal. Thankfully, the Eagles don’t need him to be a key player. They need him to be an effective role player.

The Eagles will be adding a rookie to the mix so Rodgers isn’t guaranteed the #2 spot. There will be competition.


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