Happy Memorial Day! I hope you’re all enjoying your holiday weekend.
We’re in that looonng stretch of the offseason, the desert between the draft and training camp, when, at least the draw of summer distracts us slightly from how long it’s been since football season. We’ll make it. OTAs begin on May 26, so that’s something.
Because we need football news, here is a rundown of Eagles stories making headlines: Continue reading ‘Morning Muse: On Tim Tebow and NFL rule changes’
The 2015 draft has come and gone, and the dust is beginning to settle for the Eagles and teams around the NFL. How did Chip Kelly do in this draft, the first where he had full control of the process? Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles draft 2015 recap: The grades are in’
The Eagles signed 15 undrafted free agents on Saturday. The biggest group taken was offensive linemen (four). This will not be enough to address the Eagles needs at the line–especially if the perpetually injured Sam Bradford is indeed the team’s starting quarterback this fall–but we’ll see what happens. There are usually at least a few diamonds in the rough among the UDFAs.
I’ll highlight the offensive linemen first:
G Brett Boyko (6-7, 301) UNLV: From Lance Zierlein, NFL.com:
Lacks the athleticism teams want from tackles and the strength they are looking for at guard, but his savvy should get him into a camp. His best position may end up at center.
G Malcom Bunche (6-6, 320), UCLA: Bunche played at the University of Miami for four years, then transferred to UCLA for graduate work. A Newark, DE native, this what the LA Times had to say about him: Continue reading ‘Eagles sign 15 UDFAs, including 4 offensive linemen’
CB JaCorey Shepherd
The 2015 draft is now in the books and the Eagles continued to load up on help in the defensive backfield, an area of need the past several drafts. While other pressing needs went unaddressed, namely on the offensive line, attention to the troubled secondary was long overdue.
Much more will be said about what the Eagles got and what they didn’t this draft in the coming days. For now, here’s a look at the three players the Eagles took in the final day of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Round 6, Pick 15 (191): CB JaCorey Shepherd (5’11″, 199), Kansas
Kelly said that he didn’t think that Shepherd would still be there and was obviously excited that he was. Continue reading ‘NFL Draft Day 3: Eagles load up at corner with picks of JaCorey Shepherd, Randall Evans’
The Eagles traded up to make Eric Rowe their first selection in the 2nd round.
Day 2 of the 2015 NFL draft saw the Eagles move up to get a versatile defensive back in Utah’s Eric Rowe with their second-round selection, and more depth at linebacker with Texas’ Jordan Hicks in the third round.
Philadelphia moved up from 52 to the 47th pick overall, trading with the Dolphins, to get Rowe (6’1, 205). He has played both safety and corner, and what do you know–the Eagles need help at both. Continue reading ‘NFL Draft Day 2: Eagles pick DB Eric Rowe and LB Jordan Hicks’