The Linc - Calvin Pryor is a Big Fan of Brian Dawkins

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Instant Impact - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
Someone asked an interesting question the other day. They wanted to know what player or position would be most likely to come in and win a starting job by opening day. Sounds simple enough, but that is actually a tough question to answer. Let’s start by taking a look at the projected lineup on defense.

Kempski's Corner: Can the Eagles get Dion Jordan? - Philly.com
In this episode of Kempski's Corner, Philly.com's Pat Gallen & Jimmy Kempski discuss why the Eagles failed to complete a deal with the Dolphins for Dion Jordan & if they can still get one done.

Draft Daily: One-On-One With Pryor - Tim McManus, Birds 24/7
Watch the way he sacrifices his body in the name of a big hit, the fear factor that he brings to the middle of the field, and it almost reminds you of... "Brian Dawkins," said Pryor, when asked what safeties he looked up to when he was young and impressionable. (Dawkins was the only name he mentioned.) Pryor's uncle, Perez Davis, played offensive line for Clemson when Dawkins was there and would always talk the safety up. Pryor followed Dawkins' career with the Eagles, and his approach hit home. "I was a big fan of Brian Dawkins," he said. "He's very intelligent as well. I've had people say that plenty of times. He's very smart. And when you're very intelligent like that, you're able to play fast."

There's still work to be done before the NFL Draft. | SportsonEarth.com, Mike Tanier
There is a fine line between tantric and tedious, an ex-girlfriend once told me. There are some things that are great when extended a little but tiring when extended too far, like guitar solos, Hobbit movies and bouts of medium-competency lovemaking. Add the NFL's Hot Stove League to the list. What was meant to be expansive is about to become exhausting.

Draft Day the movie is a mixed bag when it comes to NFL realities | The MMQB with Peter King
The Kevin Costner movie had unprecedented access to capture the inner workings of the NFL draft and how front office executives go about their business. I lived that life for a decade—here’s what Hollywood got right and wrong

The MMQB staff's favorite football movies | The MMQB with Peter King
Football movies may not always get the action right, but the best offer a realistic glimpse into a fascinating world—or let us live out a fantasy. These are The MMQB staff’s favorites.

Roster Reset: Philadelphia Eagles - PE.com
The NFL Total Access crew breaks down the Philadelphia Eagles' offseason movement as safety Malcolm Jenkins elucidates how the team's play will morph in 2014 ...

Jumps Off the Tape: Austin Seferian-Jenkins is so smooth - Danny Kelly, SB Nation NFL
The Washington tight end might not turn heads with his 40 time, but he has something else that NFL coaches like to see in a pass catcher. SB Nation's Danny Kelly kicks off a new series examining one key aspect of some under-the-radar NFL Draft prospects.

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