The Linc - Mock Drafts And Winning Now

March 28, 2012; Palm Beach, FL, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid (right) answers a reporters question. Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Philadelphia Eagles Select Mark Barron, S, Alabama - SB Nation Philly
In SB Nation's latest 2012 NFL Mock Draft, Ryan Van Bibber projects that the Philadelphia Eagles will use the 15th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft to select Mark Barron, a safety from Alabama.

ESPN NFL Blog Network mock draft - #15 - Eagles - Fletcher Cox
Analysis: Michael Brockers was tempting, but the pick here is Cox because he provides a pass rush from the interior of the defensive line right away and could be more NFL-ready than Brockers at this point. The Eagles are a win-now team that relies on its defensive line to pressure the passer, and Cox fits nicely into their interior line rotation.

Is all the Tannehill talk a smokescreen? | Iggles Blitz
That is possible. The reason I think it is real is because Andy Reid has looked into QBs each of the last 7 or 8 drafts. He took Kolb and Kafka, but has done his research on a lot of guys. The team was prepared to take players who fell in a few different drafts. And I do think that meeting with Tannehill is important for just that reason…what if he does fall? You must be prepared for that scenario.

Five coaches who need to win now - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Reid has won a lot of games during his tenure in South Philly, but he’s come up short where it matters most by failing to deliver a Vince Lombardi trophy. Last year’s 4-8 start was nothing short of a disaster after the front office’s August spending spree elevated expectations to an all-time high, so the pressure entering the 2012 season will be greater than anything he’s ever faced. A trip back to the postseason will likely keep Reid safe, but the Philly fans are tired of rooting for a good football team. It’s time to be great.

Peters' loss large on left side for Eagles - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN
Since 2010, the Eagles are second in the league in rushing yards (1,052), yards per rush (6.9) and rushing first downs on carries over left tackle. In 2008, the year before Peters joined Philadelphia, the Eagles averaged just 4.3 yards per carry on rushes off left tackle, the 25th-best rate in the league.

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