Don't overthink the Draft (Linebackers & Depth)



DT MATHIS if deal can be reached if not bring back King Dunlap


Are the only 2 Resigns for the Eagles, DT Dixon will receive a low tender around a 3rd Round Pick and someone will claim him. All other Free Agents Released


CB Asante Samuel and RT Winston Justice to the Vikings for a 2nd round Pick

Center Jamaal Jackson to Panthers 5th Round pick

CB Joselio Hanson draft day trade to the Browns 6th Round Pick

DE Darryl Tapp traded & DT Mike Patterson to the Jets 3rd Round Pick

Free Agent Signings

Linebacker Manny Lawson Bengals

Punter Dave Zastudil, Cardinals. Age: 33.

Tullock seems like he is going to be locked down in Detroit unless Washburn gets into his ear like he did we Jason Babin,

Draft Picks

1st Round

Own Pick No. 15 Overall

2nd Round Own Pick
2nd Round Acquired From Arizona
3rd Round Own Pick
4th Round Acquired From Tampa Bay
4th Round Own Pick
5th Round Own Pick
6th Round Own Pick
6th Round Acquired From Denver
6th Round

Acquired From New England

2012 Draft

1st Round 15th Pick: Luke Kuechly*, ILB, Boston College
Height: 6-3. Weight: 242.
40 Time: 4.50.
Bench: 27.
Vertical: 38. Broad: 10-3.
Arm: 31.
Projected Round (2012): Top-20.

2/29/12: In 2011, Kuechly was all over the field, giving a weekly illustration of how effective a linebacker can be when he has elite instincts and top-notch intelligence. Kuechly has enough speed to get in position to go along with excellent tackling technique. Against Miami, he set ACC and school records for career tackle totals, along with providing the game-winning score on a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown. The junior had nine tackles and his interception, plus a pass breakup that came deep downfield in tight coverage on speedster wide receiver Tommy Streeter. Kuechly was all over the field against Florida State, recording 20 tackles (plus helped force a fumble, but was not officially credited with it). All game, he made big plays and was always around the football.

2nd Round 35th Pick Stephen Hill*, WR, Georgia Tech Samuel/Justice trade to Vikings
Height: 6-4. Weight: 215.
40 Time: 4.36. 10-Yd Split: 1.20.
Vertical: 39.5
Broad: 11-1.
Hand: 9 3/8.
Projected Round (2012): 2-3.

2/28/12: After Calvin Johnson and Demaryius Thomas, Hill is the latest in a line of Yellow Jackets receivers who are big, fast playmakers and underutilized at Georgia Tech. Hill is a raw receiver with big upside and a high ceiling. He has big size but also is very fast. At the pro level, Hill will need some development, but he could turn into a steal. He made big catches downfield, and averaged 29.3 yards per catch this season. The Yellow Jackets' offense didn't throw the ball often, but when it did, Hill was typically wide open as defenses were so focused on stopping the option running attack. He caught 28 passes for 820 yards and five touchdowns this season. In 2010, as a sophomore, Hill had 15 receptions for 291 yards with three scores.

(Trade Pick to Seahawks to move up to the 43rd slot to jump over the Chiefs to select:

2nd Round 43rdPickBrandon Boykin, CB/KR/PR, Georgia

Height: 5-9. Weight: 182.
Projected 40 Time: 4.42.
Arm: 31 1/2. Hand: 9 1/8.
Trade:Seahawks receive 2nd Round 46th and 5th Round Pick
2/29/12: Boykin had a productive senior season with 55 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, nine passes broken up, three interceptions, two forced fumbles, and three touchdowns on offense (two receiving, one rushing). He averaged 22 yards per kick return and 13 yards per punt return. Georgia got him involved in the offense with five receptions for 71 yards and seven carries for 107 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown run against Boise State.

2nd Round 51st Pick Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson
Height: 6-2. Weight: 314.
Projected 40 Time: 5.15.
Bench: 35.
Vertical: 31. Broad: 8-4.
Arm: 33 1/2. Hand: 9 5/8.
Projected Round (2012): 2.

3/1/12: One of the standouts for Clemson this season was Thompson. All year, he was a load at the line of scrimmage who caused disruption by knocking linemen into the backfield. Thompson is an excellent run stuffer and does the dirty work in eating up double teams. He had 46 tackles with 7.5 tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble in 2011.

3rd Round 77th Pick Sean Spence, OLB, Miami
Height: 5-11. Weight: 228.
Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
Arm: 30 5/8. Hand: 9 3/8.
Projected Round (2012): 3-4.

2/19/12: This season, Spence was all over the field, yet constantly around the football, for Miami. He is a good tackler who rarely gets caught out of position. For 2011, Spence had 106 tackles with 14 tackles for a loss, three sacks and a forced fumble. He played very well against Georgia Tech, Miami and many other opponents. The only thing that holds Spence back from being ranked higher is a lack of size. Getting off blocks could be an issue for him at the next level.

3rd Round 78th Pick Ladarius Green, TE, Louisiana-Lafayette
Height: 6-6. Weight: 237.
40 Time: 4.53. 10-Yd Split: 1.58.
Bench: 16. Vertical: 34.5.
Arm: 34 1/2. Hand: 10 1/8.
Tapp/Patterson trade to the Jets
Projected Round (2012): 3-4.

2/28/11: In the first three games of the season, Green had one catch for a loss of one yard. After that, he became much more productive, finishing 2011 with 51 receptions for 606 yards and eight touchdowns. He had an excellent end to the year with five receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown against San Diego State. His other 100-yard receiving game came against Louisiana Monroe with 13 catches for 136 yards and two touchdowns. Green is undersized and needs to gain some bulk in order to block at the next level.

4th Round 99th Pick Cam Johnson, DE, Virginia
Height: 6-3. Weight: 267.
Projected 40 Time: 4.64.
Arm: 32 1/2. Hand: 8 7/8.
Projected Round (2012): 2-3.

2/17/12: This year, Johnson had 30 tackles with 11 tackles for a loss, four sacks and two forced fumbles. He dealt with a few injuries, but played through them. Johnson has a nice mix of size and speed, with a quality get-off when the ball is snapped. He is strong at the point of attack and has a good burst to close on quarterbacks in the pocket. Johnson is a better player than his stat line indicates.

4th Round 114th Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin
Height: 5-11. Weight: 204.
40 Time: 4.55.
Arm: 31 3/4. Hand: 10 1/4.
Projected Round (2011): 4-6.

2/28/12: Wilson is a fantastic college quarterback. He has a good arm, makes big plays with his feet and comes through in the clutch. Plus, Wilson is difficult for defenses to defend, and he can put up points on the scoreboard. The reason why his draft ranking is this low is his height. Wilson could easily be shorter than his listed height and that really makes it tough to project him as a starting quarterback in the NFL. In that regard, he is similar to former Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith who was a late-round pick in 2007.

5th Round 145th Pick (Trade) Chris Rainey, WR/RB/KR/PR, Florida
Height: 5-8. Weight: 180.
40 Time: 4.37.
Bench: 16.
Vertical: 36.5. Broad: 10-0.
Arm: 30 3/4. Hand: 9 1/2.
Eagles Trade: 5th Round 145th and a 6th Round Pick to move up the 131st spot with Browns

2/28/12: Rainey started out the season with a bang but tailed off in conference play. He was banged up and was unable to maintain his productivity while playing injured. Rainey totaled 861 yards rushing with three touchdowns this year. He also caught 31 passes for 381 yards and two touchdowns. Helping Rainey's draft stock is his punt-blocking prowess. He has six blocked kicks in his collegiate career. Rainey has off-the-field concerns stemming from aggravated-stalking charges from 2010

5th Round 135th Pick Traded to the Seahawks

6th Round traded to the Browns

6th Round 176th Pick Joe Long, OT, Wayne State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 308.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Arm: 34. Hand: 10.
Projected Round (2012): 6th

6th Round 183rd Pick Markus Zusevics, OT, Iowa
Height: 6-5. Weight: 303.
Projected 40 Time: 5.10.
Arm: 33. Hand: 9 3/4.
Projected Round (2012): 4-5.

2/28/12: Zusevics was overshadowed by teammate Riley Reiff during the past two seasons, but Zusevics turned in some quality play for Iowa. He was a tough run blocker for Marcus Coker. Zusevics was one of the more impressive linemen at the East-West Shrine practices. He fared well in one-one-ones and was a quality run blocker. Zusevics could use more power for the NFL.

6th Round 189th Pick Jamie Blatnick, DE, Oklahoma State
Height: 6-3. Weight: 265.
Projected 40 Time: 4.69.
Projected Round (2012): 5-6.

2/17/12: Blatnick had a strong senior season. He was the Cowboys' best pass rusher, and came up with some clutch pass rushes at critical times. Blatnick had 50 tackles with 13.5 tackles for a loss, eight sacks, seven passes batted, one forced fumble and one interception this year. He had a big game against Texas with four tackles for a loss and two sacks. Blatnick was held in check by Texas A&M and its good young tackles. He has some developmental potential.

Updated Depth Chart: Starters from Left to right

Quarterback: Mike Vick, Mike Kafka, Russell Wilson (4th Round)

Running Back: LeSean MCcoy, Dion Lewis, Stanley Havili

Full Back: No fullbacks Eagles are going with a 3 tight end formation in sub packages/2 tight ends and extra blocker during running plays.

Tight End: Brent Celek, Clay Harbor, Ladarius Green, TE, Louisiana-Lafayette(3rd Round)

Competition for Clay Harbor is Drake Dunsmore, TE, Northwestern(6th Round)

Wide Receivers: Desean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Stephen Hill*, WR, Georgia Tech (2nd Round)

Jason Avant, Riley Cooper

Left Tackle: Jason Peters, DJ. Jones

Right Tackle: Markus Zusevics, OT, Iowa (6th Round) King Dunlap comes back if Mathis isn't resigned

Left Guard: Todd Herremans, Joe Long, OT, Wayne State{(6th Round)

( T.H. slides back to Left Guard if Mathis isn't signed)

Right Guard: Danny Watkins, Julian Vandervelde

Center: Jason Kelce, Joe Long, OT, Wayne State will backup C/G positions

Defensive End: (Left) Jason Babin, Brandon Graham, Jamie Blatnick, DE, Oklahoma State(6th Round)

(Right) Trent Cole, Phillip Hunt, Cam Johnson, DE, Virginia(4th Round)

Defensive Tackle: Starters:Cullin Jenkins, Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson(2nd Round)

Backups: Cedric Thornton, Derek Landri

Middle Linebacker: Luke Kuechly*, ILB, Boston College(1st Round) Casey Matthews(sub packages)

Outside Linebackers: WeakSide: Brian Rolle, Sean Spence, OLB, Miami

Strong Side:Manny Lawson, Jamar Chaney

Corner back: (Starters) Nnamdi Asomugha, DRC, Brandon Boykin, (Slot) Georgia(2nd Round)

(backups) Brandon Hughes, Curtis Marsh, Trevard Lindley

Safety: Nate Allen, Kurt Coleman, Jaiquawn Jarrett, Keenan Clayton( switched back to safety from LB

Kicker /Long Snapper/Punter Alex Henery, Jos Dorenbos, Chas Henry will compete with FA Dave Zastudil

Kick & Punt Return Specialist: Chris Rainey, WR/RB/KR/PR, Florida(5th Round Pick)

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