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The Linc - The Real Draft Was Different Than Your Mock Draft


Eagles unlikely to add at safety, running back
The Eagles seem content to give youth a chance at safety, at least for now. "We're excited about our group of safeties," Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said Monday. "I don't think we need someone with more experience. We feel very comfortable with our group."

A look at the NFC East drafts | National Football Post
The Eagles wanted to upgrade their defensive line and did an outstanding job doing it. First pick Fletcher Cox was perhaps the best defensive lineman in this draft. He has outstanding size to go along with being a very good athlete with strength and explosion. Cox improved with every game. He is a force versus both the run and pass and at 21 years old will keep getting better. He has the talent to be an eventual Pro Bowl player.

It's easy to talk about limiting LeSean McCoy's reps in April | National Football Post
The Philadelphia Eagles may work to limit the touches for running back LeSean McCoy this coming season. But saying it in April and then doing it in September to December might be two different things.

Rounding up national views of Eagles' draft
Most local viewed the Eagles' draft in a positive light but how did the national media see it? Well, most thought the Eagles did pretty darn well.

Seattle’s Bruce Irvin pick got them an earful of naughty words from the Jets | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
A great story that illustrates how the draftnik projections of where a guy "should" be drafted are not in line with what NFL teams see.

Les Bowen: Coming up Roseman in the draft
THIS TIME, when the draft was over, Howie Roseman felt energized. Not that Roseman had felt like jumping off a bridge following the 2010 and 2011 Eagles drafts, Roseman's first as general manager, but when this selection meet concluded, Roseman thought he and the Eagles had learned from their mistakes, had seen some gambles pay off, and had done everything they could do to make the 2012 offseason and the draft a success.

Ray's Replies: Polk, Brown are low-risk RBs
Seventh-round running back Bryce Brown and undrafted free agent signee Chris Polk each have significant upside for the Eagles, Ray Didinger writes.

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