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2014 BGN Community Mock Draft Pick Results - BLG, BGN
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Kempski's Corner: Safeties in NFL Draft - JimmyK,
In this episode of Kempski's Corner,'s Pat Gallen & Jimmy Kempski discuss the top NFL Draft prospects at safety and who might fit the Eagles system the best.

Eagles Draft Nuggets - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
Chip Kelly was a Penn State’s Pro Day and got to see WR Allen Robinson up close and personal. Robinson changed his body from the Combine, hoping to be faster and more athletic. In Indy he was 220 and ran 4.6. At the Pro Day, Robinson was down to 207 and ran in the 4.5 range. He isn’t a burner on tape. I am curious as to what size he played at this year. PSU had him listed at 210. Was he heavy at the Combine or had he bulked up intentionally? I like Robinson for the Eagles. He has good RAC skills and would fit the offense well. The one concern is that he’s a marginal blocker, and that is probably a generous description. Kelly would only draft him if Robinson promised that he’d be a better blocker in the NFL. I wouldn’t consider him at 22, but would think about him at pick 54.

Eagles looking at under-the-radar tight ends - Geoff Mosher, CSN Philly
Despite other pressing needs and good depth at tight end with Zach Ertz, Brent Celek and James Casey, the Eagles could be looking toward the future in the later rounds, or hoping to catch the wave of former basketball players who converted to football and matured into impact weapons. Jensen and Webster each have basketball backgrounds and started their football careers on the defensive side. Jensen started off at Fresno State as a defensive end before moving to tackle and then tight end. Jensen, according to the source, spent extra time with Williams, the Eagles’ longtime offensive assistant, after his pro day in film review.

Twitter Mailbag: More Eagles On the Move? - Tim McManus, Birds 24/7
I believe Brandon Graham is the most likely candidate to get dealt. The Eagles recognize that he is best suited as a 4-3 defensive end and are open to moving him if the right offer comes along. It’s questionable whether a team would give up a pick for Graham, who only has one year remaining on his rookie deal. Would anyone want to cough up a selection in a deep draft to acquire a potential one-year rental? Seems like a stretch. The only way I see it happening is if it is part of a larger deal that involves more players and/or picks, or possibly in a straight player-for-player trade.

Eagles' Chip Kelly has traveled to at least 12 pro days - Bryan Fischer,
The good news is that means things are not as compact in other years. The spread out schedule has allowed some NFL team personnel to get out and see more players than ever in the lead up to the draft. NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt tweeted Wednesday that he couldn't remember a head coach attending more pro days than the Eagles' Chip Kelly. He might be right. We went back through the archives and found that Kelly went to at least 12 pro days and traveled over 11,000 miles. Give or take a visit, here's the lengthy itinerary.

Nick Foles' contract: How big of a deal will he get from Eagles? - ESP,
The Eagles' franchise quarterback is set to make exactly $750,880 this season, an obvious steal for a player who is being expected to repeat the same Pro Bowl-caliber year he had last season. This is the last year Foles will come cheap, however. So far, the team has been unable to re-structure his deal; as per the collective bargaining agreement, no rookie can have his deal re-done until after his third season. For the Eagles, that means they will be able to re-negotiate Foles' deal starting next year.

The true NFL fan's guide to 'Draft Day' - PFT Commenter, SB Nation NFL
Creating the illusion that the Browns have a functional front office is perhaps Costeners best acting job of all time.

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