The 2019 NFL Draft is complete, and the Philadelphia Eagles' draft haul includes just five players, like it did a year ago. Here we'll grade each move they made during draft weekend.Round 1 (22nd overall): Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State (6'5, 315)Dillard is a classic pass-protecting offensive tackle, who will be the heir to Jason Peters at left tackle. To get him, the Eagles traded up with the Baltimore Ravens from pick No. 25 to pick No. 22. The cost to move up was a fourth-round pick (127th overall) and and sixth-round pick (197th overall). That cost fell in line with what the draft value chart would suggest:Eagles get Ravens get No. 22 overall (780 points)No. 25 overall (720 points) No. 127 overall (45 points) No 197 overall (12.2 points) TOTAL: 780 pointsTOTAL: 777.2 points Dillard was excellent value at pick No. 22I remember 10 years ago when the Eagles traded up from 21 to 19, and NFL Network's analysts all thought the pick … [Read more...] about Philadelphia Eagles 2019 draft grades
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Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 7:34 PM EDT Apr 24, 2019 Dave Birkett peers into his crystal ball for a final time to predict who the Detroit Lions — and every other team — will select in Thursday's first round of the 2019 NFL draft in Nashville, Tennessee. Previously, Mock Draft 4.0 had a few big trades. 1. Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray, Oklahoma – I’m not sold Murray is a franchise quarterback, but if Kliff Kingsbury is, the Cardinals should get their new coach his guy. 2. San Francisco 49ers DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State – The 49ers talked up Quinnen Williams this week for two reasons: One, because he’s a really good player, and two, in case the Cardinals take Bosa No. 1. 3. New York Jets OLB Josh Allen, Kentucky – The buzz for Ed Oliver here is growing, but I’m sticking with Allen, the second-best pass rusher in the draft, if the Jets can't trade down. 4. Oakland Raiders DT Quinnen Williams, Alabama … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions NFL mock draft 5.0: It’s a familiar face
Colin Kaepernick’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, describes his client in a manner that may sound familiar to Patriots fans: in peak condition, on a strict diet, and only getting smarter at the quarterback position with age. Kaepernick settled his collusion grievance with the NFL this week, and Geragos believes the former San Francisco 49er may soon join Tom Brady on the New England depth chart. The lawyer said Kaepernick is “the most fit vegan I’ve ever seen in my life” and noted that, to Geragos’s eye, he looks ready to play. “He absolutely wants to play,” Geragos said in an interview with CNN. “He wants to compete at the highest level.” Kaepernick is 31 years old, a decade younger than the Patriots’ current six-time Super Bowl champion QB. “This is not somebody who’s over the hill,” Geragos said. “This is someone who’s in his prime. You get smarter at that position and he’s wise beyond … [Read more...] about Colin Kaepernick’s lawyer says he wants to play and ‘it would not surprise me if Bob Kraft makes a move’
Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 3:50 p.m. UTC Aug 28, 2018 Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia doesn’t tell stories quite like his predecessor Jim Caldwell. When a reporter asked Patricia for an example Monday of a player he’d seen win a roster spot with a strong performance in the fourth preseason game, Patricia cited one such case with nowhere near as much detail as Caldwell’s favorite Blair White story (he caught 18 passes in the final preseason game!). “You had mentioned that and I think Dan Klecko’s name popped into my head real quick there, way back when,” Patricia said. “But I think these are great opportunities. Every single day of practice is a great opportunity and every opportunity to get in a game and show us that you can do it when the lights come on is obviously critically important. So, there’s probably been numerous examples through the course of the years. That was the first thing that popped into my … [Read more...] about Predicting Detroit Lions’ 53-man roster: Ameer Abdullah in or out?