Eagles-Senior Bowl Talk

Posted: February 4th, 2022 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | Comments Off on Eagles-Senior Bowl Talk

Weather was another big issue on Thursday. After Wednesday’s deluge, the Senior Bowl moved practices into South Alabama’s indoor practice facility. That was good for the players, but bad for me. They only let NFL teams and select media in to watch the practices.

I will be able to watch the practices on video this weekend. Instead of notes, I wanted to post some thoughts on the Eagles and Senior Bowl players.


OT Daniel Faalele is huge at 6-8, 387. He was up and down in Mobile, but he’s got a lot of upside. He would be interesting for the Eagles. They could sit him for a season or two, with Lane Johnson already in place at RT. That would give Faalele time to develop and he would be able to be ready when Johnson walked away.

The downside to Faalele is that he’s pretty much RT only. I don’t think he could play LT or G/C. The Eagles tend to prefer versatile OL. Still, the thought of pairing Jordan Mailata and Faalele is pretty intriguing.


RB Brian Robinson would be an interesting target for the Eagles. He is 6-1, 226 and spent most of his career at Alabama as a backup. That means very little wear ‘n tear on his body. Robinson can run, catch and block. He had some outstanding moments in pass blocking drills at the Senior Bowl. He could go in the second round. I’m not sure if the Eagles would take a RB that high with Miles Sanders already in place.

If the front office and coaches are committed to being a running team, going for Robinson would make a lot of sense. The Eagles need a power runner to replace Jordan Howard. They also need someone who can really push Sanders. Boston Scott and Kenny Gainwell are solid backups, but not guys you want to feed the ball to.


I would love the Eagles to add a big WR like Christian Watson this year. He’s 6-4, 211. DeVonta Smith, Quez Watkins and Jalen Reagor aren’t the biggest guys. I’m guessing JJAW is gone. You can’t keep him around strictly for blocking. There is a need for size.

If the Eagles don’t add a big guy, at least add a receiver who plays big. Jalen Tolbert is 6-1, 195. He’s good on fades. He will go up and fight for the ball on other contested catches. Tolbert is tough and physical. He’s also really talented. Tolbert runs very good routes. He has deep speed. And he’s got good hands.

Both Tolbert and Watson looked good this week.


There is plenty of speculation about the Eagles drafting a LB in the first round. The last time that happened was 1979. Could that finally change? I doubt it.

There are some real interesting prospects for the team to consider. Devin Lloyd is a big time playmaker. Nakobe Dean was a critical part of Georgia’s elite defense. Quay Walker is really talented.

There are plenty of guys to target outside the first round. Chad Muma, Channing Tindall, Damone Clark and Troy Anderson looked good at Senior Bowl practices.

Leo Chanal, Brandon Smith and Christian Harris are other potential targets.

The Eagles need to add a good LB prospect. They don’t have to do it in the first round.


We all agree DE is a need. I think the team could also have interest in a DT. Fletcher Cox can’t play forever.

There were some stud DTs in Mobile this week. I’m fascinated by UConn stud Travis Jones. He is 6-4, 326 and just looked dominant at times. I don’t want a big guy to clog the middle on run plays. My interest in Jones is having someone to push the pocket. That is one big man.

The G/C Jones threw to the ground could be a first round pick. That should give you an idea how powerful Jones is. These clips remind me a lot of Akiem Hicks.

Logan Hall is 6-6, 278 and a very different player. He wins with length and athleticism. Jonathan Gannon saw DeForest Buckner win like that in Indy so he might appreciate Hall’s size/skill set.

Perrion Winfrey looked overwhelming at times. He is 6-3, 303 with 35 inch arms. That is similar size to Cox. Fletcher was a better athlete, though. Winfrey is a disruptive player and that was on full display this week. He drove the offense crazy, whether run or pass. Winfrey blew up play after play.

Phidarian Mathis had a great season and a good week of practice. He might be the best interior rusher in the draft. He’s likely go to in the middle of the first round.


Speaking of edge rushers, the one guy in Mobile the Eagles would certainly have interest in is Jermaine Johnson. He had a great season (ACC Def Player of the Year) and added to that with a dominating week of practice. I wondered if he was worth a Top 20 pick coming into the week, but he played so well that I can see him going that early.


In former Eagle news…

I’m happy for Doug. Things didn’t end well in Philly, but that wasn’t all his fault. He brought a Super Bowl to Philly and that makes him special. Let’s hope he has success.




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