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On the Mend with Arrelious Benn: Reflecting on the NFL Combine - Mike Kaye, BGN
ICYMI: Eagles wide receiver Arrelious Benn gives an inside perspective on what it's like to participate in the NFL Combine.
The 10 best NFL Combine performances by current Eagles players - JimmyK, Philly.com
With the NFL Combine in full swing, let's take a look at the current Eagles players who had the best performances at the Combine when they were coming out of college. There's a site called mockdraftable.com that prepares spider charts of every player in the NFL who competed at the Combine since 1999. Warning: Do not visit their site if you have things to do today, because it is guaranteed to suck you in and waste an hour or two of your time. Below are the Eagles' top 10 Combine performances. They do not lack athletes.
Eagles' Kelly may have eye on Oregon players - Zach Berman, Inquirer
Chip Kelly was not reluctant to add Oregon players to the Eagles last season, and that trend could continue with another talented class of former Ducks in the draft. Oregon has six players at this week's NFL combine, and they fit the Eagles' checklist.
The Eagles and the Combine - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
Xavier Su’a-Filo is a very interesting guy. He played LT and OG for UCLA. Mike Mayock relayed a really good story. Coach David Shaw of Stanford recruited Su’a-Filo a few years back. At some point Shaw watched a pickup football game where Su’a-Filo played Safety. Granted, Su’a-Filo probably wasn’t as big back then, but that’s still pretty crazy. Shaw said Su’a-Filo backpedaled and looked good in coverage. He even picked off a pass. Does that sound like the kind of OL that Chip Kelly would like or what?
Draft Risers And Sliders: RB, WR And TE - Tony Pauline, PE.com
1. RB Dri Archer, Kent State: The little man from the small school was the big winner on Sunday. Archer, who measured 5-foot-8 and 173 pounds, clocked 4.26 seconds in the 40-yard dash, the second-fastest recorded time in Combine history. Archer was flawless during drills, displaying exceptional quickness and footwork in ball carrying drills as well as terrific eye-hand coordination catching the ball. Not only was Archer's speed exceptional, but his ability to immediately change direction without loss of momentum was impressive.
Philly Brown wants to leave hometown behind - Reuben Frank, CSN Philly
Brown, a wide receiver from Upper Darby out of Cardinal O’Hara, said he’s proud to be from Philly. It’s just that he never wants to go back. "It’s not a good city," Brown said Friday. "I hope to never go back after this."
2014 NFL Combine: Anthony Barr thinks it's 'very realistic' he could go No. 1 - SBN NFL
Anthony Barr may have high expectations, but he realizes his limitations.