Archive for 'NFL Draft'
Posted on 08. Apr, 2012 by Mike Burke.
Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd had a very productive career in college. He is drawing a lot of interest from teams in the top half of the first round, and the Eagles decided to check him out for themselves last week. At 6-3, 220 pounds, one of Floyd’s biggest assets is his size. He [...]
Posted on 02. Apr, 2012 by Mike Burke.
With the addition of DeMeco Ryans, the Eagles may likely hold off drafting a linebacker in the first round. If they do, one option that may be available to them is North Carolina linebacker Zach Brown. Brown stands at 6-1, 244 pounds and has outstanding speed. At the NFL Combine this year, Brown recorded a [...]
Posted on 01. Apr, 2012 by Mike Burke.
As of late, Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox has been a common pairing with the Eagles in mock drafts. The defensive tackle position seems to be an area of serious consideration for the Eagles first round pick, and Cox is one of a number of defensive tackles who projects to be taken in the [...]
Posted on 31. Mar, 2012 by Mike Burke.
When the 2011 season concluded and the 2012 mock drafts started popping up, Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly and the Philadelphia Eagles were a very common match. With the Eagles acquiring DeMeco Ryans, Kuechly is less frequently matched with the Eagles. However, I think he is still very much on their radar and is a [...]
Posted on 22. Mar, 2012 by Mike Burke.
The Eagles have really struggled at the safety position ever since Brian Dawkins left town. They have used second round draft picks on Nate Allen and Jaiquawn Jarrett the last two years, and neither player has panned out as they hoped. Allen has been good at times but has struggled with injury early on. I [...]
Posted on 21. Mar, 2012 by Mike Burke.
There’s no denying how talented the LSU defense was last year. One of the big contributors to that unit was defensive tackle Michael Brockers. Brockers is a large prospect at 6-5, 322 pounds but possesses great athleticism for a player of his size. He’s built from the ground up with very strong legs that allow [...]
Posted on 20. Mar, 2012 by Mike Burke.
After we seemed to wait and wait for the Eagles to sign a free agent linebacker, the team decided to go another direction, acquiring DeMeco Ryans via trade. The Eagles gave up their fourth-round selection and swapped third-round selections with the Texans in order to pick up Ryans. Unlike last season, the draft would be [...]
Posted on 28. Feb, 2012 by Mike Burke.
Last offseason, the Eagles announced that they had a “win now” mentality and were going to be aggressive in free agency. They proved to be aggressive in pursuing the top free agents that were available. However, the end result wasn’t what they hoped for. When Jeffery Lurie announced that the team would retain Andy Reid, [...]
Posted on 08. Oct, 2011 by Brennen Dickerson.
College has a funny way of violently consuming all of my time. It’s really convenient. As such, I am down to pretty much only having time to give you wonderful people a league preview article each week. I apologize for the inconvenience. I don’t think I need to tell you but last weekend I once [...]
Posted on 23. Aug, 2011 by Mike Burke.
As the Eagles entered Training Camp this year, there were questions about the status of Nate Allen who suffered a torn patellar tendon in late December last year. When Allen came in, he said that he felt close to being back to full strength, but he wasn’t quite there yet. He was still able to [...]
Posted on 17. May, 2011 by Mike Burke.
Last week, I took a look at how the offensive rookies should contribute in 2011. Today, it’s time to take a closer look at how the defensive players could make an impact next season. Coming into the draft, we knew the Eagles needed more help on defense than they did on offense. The offense had [...]
Posted on 09. May, 2011 by Mike Burke.
In every draft, you have expectations for your picks. Clearly, players that are taken in the earlier rounds are expected to make immediate impacts or be groomed so they’ll make a strong impact for many years to come. For players drafted in the later rounds, the expectations for immediate results aren’t typically that high. However, [...]
Posted on 05. May, 2011 by Mike Burke.
In the past, the Eagles haven’t always made the roster moves that we’d expect them to. With the NFL Lockout currently in place, free agency has yet to begin, so we don’t know for sure who the Eagles will bring back and who they will let go. With the play of Jamar Chaney last season, [...]