Morning Muse: Mychal Kendricks trade talk and a roundup of Eagles draft day rumors

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The day has finally arrived. The NFL draft starts tonight and finally, we will have answers. Eagles fans will find out how much more–or less–they understand the enigma that is Chip Kelly.

In the lead-up to the main event, there is an intense scramble of rumors and goings-on behind the scenes, as is always the case. Here’s a roundup of the latest rumors as they relate to Philadelphia:

The Mariota Madness will not end until he is drafted by one of the many teams in the league speculated to be after him. Chief among them are the Eagles, who reportedly are doing “all they can” to get him. –ProFootballTalk 

In Mike Mayock’s lone mock draft, he has safety Damarious Randall headed to the Eagles, saying, “Randall is probably the fastest-rising prospect in this draft class. He has coverage skills and great range on the back end. This kid is today’s NFL safety; he has great range but you give up some physicality.” – NFL.com

Part of the draft mix is trade talk, and the Birds reportedly have Brandon Boykin and Mychal Kendricks on the trading block. – Inquirer

Oh yeah, those Kendricks rumors? The Eagles reportedly want a second-round pick for him. And teams aren’t the league aren’t having it, apparently. – CSNPhilly

Wondering what kind of wideouts Philadelphia plans to target? In this case size is much of what matters. – Daily News

An overview of the Eagles’ needs this draft. Shocker: there are many. – Inquirer

Wondering what the draft process is like for the families of soon-to-be NFL rookies? Some NFL moms, including Mama McNabb, talk about the big day. –NFL Player Engagement

Who will go first, Mariota or Jameis Winston? And who will be the better pro-quarterback? Fivethirtyeight answers the question by building a model, as they do. – fivethirtyeight

You excited yet? Get in the mood until the official start tonight with this clip from the movie Draft Day. Pretty sure that with this draft, real life will be even better than the movies.


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2 Responses to “Morning Muse: Mychal Kendricks trade talk and a roundup of Eagles draft day rumors”


  • Chip ought to go back to college. Little Caesar is playing FANTASY FOOTBALL & all you need to play on his team is to have been injured the last year or two. I really get PO’d listening to Pholly sports writers claim he deserves a chance. Nonsense!!! He has had 2 years and last year by his bad
    Play calling the Eagles lost 4 games (ie attempting a field goal on the 1 yard line) not giving Barkley a chance to play in the last game of the year where winning was a disadvantage for the team in drafting this year proves the point the LittleCaesar is not thinking ahead as a GOOD coach should be doing “Give him a chance” BS. I say open the door and say goodbye after his recent purging of quality players the Eagles’ nest has been fouled!!!

    • I’m glad that last night was pretty straightforward. None of the crazy trade offers that were being reported came to pass and the Eagles stayed put and got a player who fits a dire need. Still a lot of questions remain, but let’s see what happens in the rest of the draft.

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