Specifically, the rivalry between the Cowboys and Eagles on Draft weekend is boiling over, and we can’t get enough of it. “He can separate at the top of routes and he’s a guy who is going to be a friend to the quarterback”. “Those become big bodies on smaller bodies”.
PFF weighed in on what went on during Day 3 as well:Josh Sweat is an edge rusher a lot of people had higher on their boards but had some injury concerns.
“He was a big part of putting this together for me”, head coach Doug Pederson said of Sproles. “I think that’s the first takeaway”. “Using his leverage, finding soft spots in zones”.
While there was a little football discussed, most of the conversation at the NFL event was about more pressing topics such as off-field leadership. He finished the season with 61 rushing yards on 15 carries along with 73 receiving yards on seven receptions, which were each career-low marks in the last decade.
But when he faced the 13th-ranked TCU as a junior, he caught 5 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown.
“Look at what we did with Justin [Tuck] in the Super Bowl and what Brandon Graham did for the Eagles this past Super Bowl”. He also has impressed for someone that large, clocking a 5.12-second 40-yard dash at his pro day. You can nearly see Akers just revel in all those boos.
It will be awhile before the Eagles thoroughly evaluate their draft, although the immediate lesson for Roseman is not to hype a new draft room and draft party for fans with so few picks. He tweeted out congratulations to his fellow Dakotan and sent him several text messages. “The last three or four months have not been easy at all”, he said.
The Eagles are taking a flier on a player who they can’t know much about in terms of how he’ll pan out in American football.
“Just being able to talk to these guys when we were backstage and stuff like that was an honor”, Crawford said. “The quarterbacks are excited”. Unlike Ertz though, Goedert is a pretty good blocker. That led to a tight end room with just Zach Ertz having National Football League experience.
“It’s going to depth and competition to the position”, coach Doug Pederson said. But Andrews will need to be more willing to block and be a factor in the run game, especially for a team like the Cowboys who value a tight end’s blocking ability. I can learn from them, take advantage of that, do everything that’s asked of me. They were booing and I was wondering why.
Despite entering the offseason once again strained by the salary cap, general manager Howie Roseman has navigated the Eagles back under the cap while re-signing Nigel Bradham and adding pieces like Michael Bennett, Mike Wallace, Richard Rodgers and Haloti Ngata.
“Dallas is a blue collar kid that works extremely hard”, said vice president for player personnel Joe Douglas.
It could be only a matter of time before he contributes.
Fast-forward just five months and Mailata is a contracted rookie with the best side in the world and on a wage of approximately $A600,000, despite having never played a competitive match.
The first of two massive linemen selections to close the draft by the Eagles, and by far the more pro-ready.