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Eagles Free Agency and Draft

 

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The Eagles had a solid year but they found out a lot about who they are and who they aren’t. This year was supposed to be a rebuilding year and the organization picked a good year to take a shot on Starship 7. 

With the addition of Vick, the Eagles' patchwork of their defensive secondary and offensive line pushed through the season and made a surprising push until the very end. Not to mention the ending of the Sean McDuuuuuurMit Era. 

To be a serious threat again next year, the Eagles will have to pull out their checkbooks and pay for some quality players.

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Eagles in Free Agency

 

I believe we will solve either RCB or RT during the offseason free agency. It's one or the other, but I doubt we solve both early in FA. (The other being in the draft) If we do, then thats great, but I don't see us solving both in FA.

 

My bet is we address the RCB in FA.  There is so much momentum right now with the signing of Washburn that we might go after another big name in Free Agency. That or draw top free agents cheaper with the extending of Michael Vick and a possible Superbowl run.

 

 

Who we need to sign:

 

 Jermon Bushrod, OT, New Orleans Saints

Jermon Bushrod would be a solid addition to the Eagles as long as they don’t overpay for him.

Bushrod has a lot of talent but there are other linemen available if the bidding gets too high.

The Eagles need to take a hard look at where the future is for the offensive line and who needs to go.

If they can get Jason Peters and Todd Herremans playing well and sign Bushrod and maybe Matt Light, they could have one of the best offensive lines in the league, if not the best.

 

Matt Light, OT, New England Patriots

I feel the same way about Matt Light as I do Jermon Bushrod, but my cutoff price in the free agency bidding would be a lot higher.

Light is one of the best offensive linemen in the game and his addition would give quarterback Mike Vick ample time to make completions or run the ball.

If I had to choose between Bushrod and Light, you better believe I am taking Light.

 

Nnamdi Asomugha, CB, Oakland Raiders,

or Antonio Cromartie, CB, New York Jets

The Eagles secondary was subpar at best this season.

I understand the youth of the players in the secondary, but you need a player to lead them and teach them.  Asante Samuel is not that man.

If the Eagles could make a push for Nnamdi Asomugha or Antonio Cromartie and land one, they would have on of the toughest secondaries in the league.

Imagine Asante Samuel on a team’s No. 2 receiver while Nnamdi Asomugha covers their No. 1.

Wow!

 

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Eagles in the 2011 Draft Targets

1st Round: Brandon Harris

Brandon Harris is a junior at Miami that is leaving college early to enter the NFL draft.  Harris is a very quick corner-back that would benefit the Eagles style of play.

Harris is fast and has the ability to break up passes.  He will be able to play the role as the feature corner in a teams system.  Harris broke up 10 passes in 2010 and also had one interception.

 

1st Round: DeMarcus Love

Demarcus Love is a left tackle out of Arkansas.  He spent his seasons protecting quarterback Ryan Mallet's blindside.  Offensive line-man are usually unsung heroes, and this guy is no different.

Love was selected a consensus All SEC member and was also an invitee to the Senior Bowl.  Love will be a great blindside protector and has proven he is injury free and healthy.

 

1st Round: Derek Sherrod

Derek Sherrod is an offensive tackle for Mississippi State and had a great career and a great bowl game against Michigan. Sherrod would be able to provide protection for Michael Vick.

 

1st Round: Akeem Ayers

Akeem Ayers is an outside linebacker for the UCLA Bruins.  Like many in this seasons draft, he has decided to forgo his senior season to enter the NFL Draft. 

Ayers was selected as an All American this season and just had a great season. Along with being an All American selection he was also All Pac Ten. He had four sacks this season and ten tackles for loss.

 

1st Round: Mike Pouncey

Pouncey was an outstanding offensive guard for the Florida Gators. He started 45 games as a Gator and even stepped in to play center for Florida this season. A guard\Center combo is something we really need.

 

1st Round: Gabe Carimi<---concerned about

Carimi is flying up draft boards as the class of offensive tackles has lacked a clear No. 1 prospect, but his talents may not live up to the hype he may receive during this 2010 season. For a program known for churning out quality offensive linemen, Carimi is next on Wisconsin's long list of prospects.

 

What are your thoughts???

 

 

 

 

 

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