Eagles News: Don’t discount Rashawn Slater or Alijah Vera-Tucker at No. 12

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Mailbag: Ought to Eli Manning and Julian Edelman Be Corridor of Famers? – Sports activities Illustrated
My perception is that a part of the equation for the Eagles in shifting out of the sixth choose was a perception in Philly that Ja’Marr Chase would doubtless be gone someplace within the high 5 (and possibly at No. 5, to the Bengals). So take that, and perhaps you’d come to the conclusion that Jaylen Waddle or DeVonta Smith can be in play at No. 12. I perceive the logic, and I’m not going to struggle you on the likelihood that may occur. However right here’s what’s bugged me about that concept: GM Howie Roseman wants a robust couple of drafts the following couple of years, and in case you have a look at his team-building philosophy, you’ll discover a constant, deep funding within the traces of scrimmage. Now, have a look at what the Eagles have up entrance. On offense, Jason Kelce is 33, Brandon Brooks is 31, Lane Johnson is 30 and Andre Dillard nonetheless must show himself because the designated left sort out of the longer term. On protection, Brandon Graham is 33 and Fletcher Cox is 30. If Roseman is utilizing this draft and the following (he’ll have 4 picks within the first two rounds and possibly three first-rounders in 2022) to show the web page and get youthful, his historical past tells me the traces of scrimmage will get a tough look someplace on draft day. I believe the dream for the Eagles can be to have Kyle Pitts slip to No. 12 (not occurring). Absent that, I don’t assume it is best to ignore the potential for them drafting guys like Rashawn Slater and Alijah Vera-Tucker.

Above the Nest with Raichele #3: Dysfunction with the Birds and the way Jalen Hurts spent his first $1M – BGN Radio
On episode three of Above the Nest with Raichele, Raichele Privette will get passionate when speaking about The Athletic’s report on inner dysfunction throughout the group and discusses what Jalen Hurts determined to do together with his first million within the NFL.

A have a look at the Eagles’ preliminary win-loss over-unders, and different NFL odds – PhillyVoice
It feels unlikely that the Eagles can have the third-worst document within the NFL. Sure, they’ll very doubtless be unhealthy, however as we famous final week, in addition they have the best schedule within the NFL, primarily based on 2020 data. Their 2021 opponents had a mixed document of 117-155 (0.430), with a mixed level differential of -554. They solely have three video games in opposition to groups that had profitable data in 2020, none of that are on the street. The Dolphins, in the meantime, really feel a bit overvalued at 9 wins. Tua Tagovailoa seemed shaky as a rookie, and whereas the Dolphins have a good sufficient roster in any other case they usually managed to win 10 video games a 12 months in the past, they did so primarily on the power of a defensive scheme that confused opposing offenses. There’s maybe some logic within the notion that the Dolphins’ protection gained’t shock offenses fairly as successfully in 2021. The Colts’ win complete over-under sits at 10 video games, one fewer than they gained a season in the past, once they went 11-5. That feels about proper.

NFC Roster Reset: Convention hierarchy heading into 2021 NFL Draft – NFL.com
Nick Sirianni takes over a rebuilding Eagles group that waved farewell to Carson Wentz. Will tight finish Zach Ertz be the following to go? Pray that Jalen Hurts can preserve this cap-hugging membership afloat. If not, we might be looking at lengthy Sundays with Joe Flacco doing Joe Flacco issues in Philly.

Are Eagles in play for late-rising WR in first spherical? – NBCSP
However right here’s an excellent fascinating nugget that mainly nobody has seen coming: “Kadarius Toney, I believe that man may go High 15. I believe he may even go earlier than [Devonta] Smith. I imply, the stuff you’re listening to about him out of Florida, he’s so powerful after the sort out, and you should use him in that Deebo Samuel approach.” Nicely then! High 15 is formally Eagles vary, so we have to concentrate right here. Toney has lengthy been thought-about a late first spherical choose, as a result of his school manufacturing isn’t loopy and his measurement (5-11, 194) is a bit little bit of a query mark. He caught 70 passes for 984 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2020, far and away his most efficient season in school. If the Eagles don’t like the way in which the draft falls within the High 10 and think about buying and selling again once more, would they give thought to dropping a number of spots and selecting a man like Toney? Say, perhaps down to fifteen with the Patriots if Trey Lance remains to be on the board? Toney can be such an enchanting – and sure polarizing – choose: the upside is big, however there are particular unknowns about his translation within the NFL

Eagles Further Q&A: Commerce again for extra 2022 NFL Draft picks? Will new protection change method at cornerback? – NJ.com
I’ve mentioned because the commerce again final month that I imagine the Eagles expect to take a defender at No. 12. Whereas issues may change in the event that they commerce up, or Jaylen Waddle or DeVonta Smith drop, I believe proper now, the expectation is {that a} high defensive prospect will fall to the Eagles. With the way in which the category is constructed, I’d say it’s truthful to wish to goal a nook at 12 and a large receiver at 37. The Eagles can have extra interesting selections at large receiver within the second spherical than cornerbacks. So, if the Eagles view their want at cornerback as dire as most of us do, they’ll prioritize that place if their board tells them to.

Who’ll be the primary receiver taken? – PFT
Miami, as some imagine it, can be inclined to take Waddle over Chase and Smith. Chase’s case might be impacted (regardless that it shouldn’t be) by the truth that he opted out of the 2020 season over COVID considerations. The query then turns into whether or not Chase would go earlier than Smith, or Smith earlier than Chase. There is probably not a lot of a spot between the primary and second receivers taken, both. The Lions at No. 7 may go wideout after seeing Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones go away in free company, and the Panthers at No. 8 are down a starter after the defection of Curtis Samuel.

Why large receivers are taking up the NFL draft – ESPN+
We’ll begin with the obvious one. Complete dropbacks have elevated in 9 of the previous 12 years, and complete completion yardage has elevated by 6% prior to now three seasons alone. Any influence felt as extra groups construct analytics departments goes to pattern towards extra passing, as it’s the extra environment friendly and explosive approach of shifting the soccer and has been for some time. Finally, cross charges may improve to the purpose of diminishing returns, however that hasn’t occurred but — final 12 months’s leaguewide 45% success charge (calculated on this occasion by the frequency of performs with an Anticipated Factors Added determine, or EPA, of larger than zero) was simply the very best of the previous decade.

Breaking Information: Colts re-signing cornerback T.J. Carrie to 1-year, $2 million deal – Stampede Blue
The Colts are re-signing veteran cornerback T.J. Carrie to a 1-year deal, per Joel A. Erickson. Jason Spears of ForTheColture was the primary to report the re-signing, and ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler later added that the deal was price greater than $2 million. [BLG Note: The Eagles reportedly had some interest in Carrie.]

Translating Joe Banner’s offseason knowledge to the WFT – Hogs Haven
Joe Banner is the previous President of the Philadelphia Eagles and CEO of the Cleveland Browns. After leaving the Browns in 2013, he did a brief stint consulting for the Falcons. Since then, he’s been a daily visitor doing the former-GM circuit on radio and tv exhibits, significantly within the lead up interval to the draft. Just lately, he went on the Ross Tucker Podcast, discussing a number of the Dolphins’ offseason strikes, together with their draft trades (Banner liked the commerce again from #3 to #12 with the 49ers, however didn’t like the following commerce up with the Eagles from #12 to #6).

Large Blue View mailbag: Jaylen Waddle, offensive line, extra draft questions – Large Blue View
The lack of Saquon Barkley took away a big-play component the offense actually wanted. Darius Slayton is a house run risk, however defenses handled him like a No. 1 large receiver and he isn’t, which suggests he was typically at a drawback. Evan Engram had a nasty season, even when he was voted into the Professional Bowl. So far as the criticism of the offensive line, it was completely deserved. That group completely must be higher. It’s why the Giants are pouring so many teaching assets into it, with new offensive line coach Rob Sale, together with assistant coaches Freddie Kitchens and Pat Flaherty all centered on it. It’s why the Giants will virtually definitely add to the offensive line combine within the draft, whether or not they do it within the first spherical or someplace in Rounds 2-4. That’s a younger group that ought to enhance, and the Giants are closely centered on ensuring it does enhance.

Feed Zeke: Why 2021 has the potential to be an enormous 12 months for Ezekiel Elliott – Running a blog The Boys
Many indicators level within the favor of Zeke returning to his outdated type. For starters, the offensive line was in shambles final 12 months and in lots of situations it felt as if a number of the younger, substitute linemen have been thrown to the wolves. That doesn’t appear to be the case this 12 months as all studies with regard to Tyron Smith and La’el Collins are of constructive nature and it’s believed that they are going to be able to go as soon as the season kicks off. You might also look to the truth that all of those backup linemen who got invaluable enjoying expertise and at the moment are extra seasoned, and higher geared up, to deal with one other potential alternative if one have been to come up once more. The draft is one other avenue the place the Cowboys will certainly look so as to add a participant or two that will add high quality depth, and even probably an elite degree prospect similar to Rashawn Slater from Northwestern, who by many accounts is believed to be a plug-and-play sort of prospect. Having continuity on the offensive line and the flexibility to maintain your star gamers wholesome can solely enhance the working recreation and provides Zeke higher alternatives to interrupt off massive performs.

T.J. McConnell is a particularly self-aware, trash-talking dork – SB Nation
[BLG Note: Anyone else miss having T.J. on the Sixers?]

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