Speed is Good

Posted: April 18th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 1 Comment »

Appalachian State grad. Boyishly handsome. Loves the NFL draft.

Am I talking about me or Daniel Jeremiah, the NFL Network’s draft guru now that Mike Mayock is running the Raiders personnel department. In this case, I’m talking about DJ. He just put out a new mock draft and had an interesting choice for the Eagles.

DJ had the Eagles picking Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, the explosive WR from Oklahoma.

Would the Eagles really take a WR in the first round? Sure. Howie Roseman is on record as saying that is a position where you draft more for the future than for immediate impact. Receivers can struggle as they adjust to life in the NFL. The more time you give them, the better off they’ll be.

While Brown could offer help in 2019, you draft him with the expectation that he’ll primarily be a role player as a rookie and will offer more impact in 2020.

And Brown could be an impact player.

With his speed, defenses must pay attention to him at all times. When the ball is in his hands, Brown is a threat to deliver a big play.

The question I have is whether he will be on the board at 25. While certainly possible, it is far from a lock. He is small and coming off an injury. After the struggles of John Ross, that might make some teams nervous. But that speed is legit. And speed is good.

Nelson Agholor is in the final year of his contract so the Eagles might need WR help in 2020. Taking a receiver early, even in the first round, would definitely make sense. We’ll find out a week from now.


Seems like more and more people want the Eagles to trade back. I certainly get that. It would be great to add a third round pick.

At the same time, the real key here is adding talent. If the right guy is there, take him. Forget about adding extra picks.


There was some talk recently about Corey Clement having a torn ACL. Luckily, that’s not the case.


Clement has his limitations, but he could be an important role player this season. With him and Jordan Howard, you have the foundation of a solid backfield. Clearly the Eagles need to keep adding talent, but it helps when you have something to build on.

There was talk last spring about Clement possibly being a starter. I’ve never seen that out of him. Clement can catch the ball. He’s a good change-of-pace runner. He’s tough, smart and reliable. The coaches trust him. But at the end of the day, I still see him as a role player.


The Giants don’t want to admit they should be rebuilding. That’s bad for them…and good for us.

Dave Gettleman is the gift that keeps on giving.


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