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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  Continue reading ‘Morning Muse: Mychal Kendricks trade talk and a roundup of Eagles draft day rumors’

Draft Day: Mel Kiper and Mike Mayock’s Projections for the Eagles

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It’s draft day–who’s excited?! In a few hours, we will shift from trying to anticipate the Eagles’ first round draft pick to dissecting their selection.

But until then, let’s enjoy the last few moments of speculation.

Draft expert Mike Mayock of the NFL Network released his one and only mock draft yesterday, and on it he had Philadelphia selecting a player that some may find as a surprise–Carolina CB Stephon Gilmore.

Of the selection, Mayock said,

We all know that Asante Samuel is out. With Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in the final year of his contract, though, I think you have to take a corner. Gilmore is the No. 8 player on my entire board.

ESPN’s Mel Kiper has the Eagles trading up to get their man–moving up to the #7 spot to get Mississippi State DT Fletcher Cox.

In this scenario, the Eagles move up to get a defensive tackle they covet, and Jacksonville gets to move down because they can’t maximize value for a top need here. Cox has a chance to become a Pro Bowl player regardless of where you line him up inside. The Eagles simply have to become stronger against the run, and up the middle in general, and Cox provides an impact.

Cox would be a great pickup for the Birds, and everyone agrees that he will not be around at #15. But are the Eagles willing to move up for him? I’m not so sure that I see them doing that for Cox or any other player.

But we will soon find out.

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