The Linc - Eagles Interested in Drafting a Quarterback?

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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 5/7/2014.

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Eagles notes: The awful 2009 NFL Draft, and a pair of potential Eagles targets flunked a drug test - JimmyK, Philly.com
Jeremy Maclin is one of only 13 players selected in the first round of that draft who remains with the team that originally selected him.

My Ideal Scenario - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
1 – WR Cody Latimer – 6-3, 215 – Indiana
2 – LB Jeremiah Attaochu – 6-3, 252 – Georgia Tech
3 – RB Tre Mason – 5-8, 207 – Auburn
3 – ILB Christian Jones – 6-3, 240 – Florida State
4 – DE Brent Urban – 6-7, 295 – Virginia
4 – OL Michael Schofield – 6-7, 301 – Michigan
5 – CB Dontae Johnson – 6-2 ,200 – NC State
5 – WR Josh Huff – 5-11, 206 – Oregon
7 – DL Shamar Stephen – 6-5, 309 – UConn

Eagles love 1st-round linemen; results not great - CSN Philly
It’s fun to draft quarterbacks, running backs and receivers. Cornerbacks and linebackers, too. Linemen? For fans, they’re boring. You study all the draft guides, read all the mock drafts, memorize the combine results, and sit there glued to the TV and your computer as the Eagles’ first-round pick gets closer and closer. Which receiver will they take? Which cornerback? Which linebacker? Eight of the last nine years, you’ve been disappointed. Because only once in the last nine years have the Eagles drafted something other than a lineman in the first round.

Draft Debate: Will Eagles Take A QB? - Birds 24/7
My sense is the Eagles don’t view any of the quarterbacks in this class as can’t-miss prospects. They spoke with Derek Carr of Fresno State "at length" during the Senior Bowl and did some follow-up work, we’re told, but did not schedule a visit with him. They had shown "no interest" in LSU’s Zach Mettenberger the last time we checked in. Local product Tom Savage hasn’t received much love from the Eagles. And the Tajh Boyd camp wasn’t looking at Philly as a likely landing spot when we spoke with them a couple weeks back. There has not been any overt interest in any of the quarterbacks leading up to the draft, though it’s possible they are high on one or two behind the scenes.

Audio Podcast: Journey To The Draft's Mock Draft - PE.com
In a special draft preview edition of 'Journey To The Draft' presented by AAA, Chris McPherson, Bo Wulf and Fran Duffy go around the NFL compiling picks for a mock draft in preparation for the start of the NFL Draft on Thursday ...

It’s Not Them, It’s You - Grantland
Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, and Johnny Manziel are all first-round talents with fifth-round flaws. So, who’s going to be drafted first? And who’s going to be the best pro? Your answer probably says more about you than it does about the kid you pick.

The NFL Draft: What's Your Team's Strategy? - WSJ.com
Philadelphia Eagles: No team has acquired more picks via trades in the past decade, but last year's draft, under coach Chip Kelly, was positively boring. His plan is clear: Create the ultrafast offense he wants with players on the roster while drafting foundations on the offensive line and defense.

Trey Wolfe is ready - Louis Bien, SB Nation
If you see Trey Wolfe's name at all during the NFL Draft, it will pass in a blink — one name among many crawling along a chyron on the draft's last day. Berman, Gruden, Kiper and Co. will almost certainly miss it. Like everyone else paying attention to the draft, they'll be tired.

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