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Eagles notes: Birds interested in OLB prospect - JimmyK,
According to a source, Ronald Powell is getting very serious looks by the Eagles. Powell is an intriguing prospect. His college career hit a bump when he tore his ACL during the spring of 2012. Powell missed the entire 2012 season, but returned in 2013, when he had 4 sacks. Unless you're Adrian Peterson, there's a belief that it takes 2 years or longer to fully recover from a torn ACL.

Riley Goes Deep - ChipWagon
So for #20 on the Chip Wagon Top 25, we look back at one of the plays Nick and Riley connected on and we'll also dive deeper in to some of the other big connections to understand why and how they happened. Special attention will be paid to the "Desean Jackson effect". Obviously the Eagles offense had huge success getting the ball down the field in 2013. Desean Jackson was a big part of that in both direct and indirect ways.

The OLB Situation - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
For now, the Eagles are looking for a pass rusher. The ROLB is going to face LTs most of the time. Occasionally he’ll get blocked by a TE or RB, but mostly it will be the LT. That guy is the top pass blocker on the offense. The ROLB must be able to win enough battles against a LT to be disruptive to the offense. You cannot just stick any player at ROLB and expect to have success. The player must be a natural pass rusher. He must be a good athlete. Being an effort guy or a power guy will only get you so far. The player needs some explosive traits. So when we talk about fits for ROLB, look for pass rushers with some athletic and explosive potential.

Draft Daily: Why USC WR Lee Makes Sense At No. 22 - Sheil Kapadia, Birds 24/7
When the QB is in trouble, Lee consistently does a great job of adjusting his routes and coming back to the football. Here, he catches the ball in a tight space and gets his foot in-bounds. Lee's footwork near the sidelines is outstanding. One thing that stood out from watching Lee is how polished he is. There is nothing raw at all about his game. Lee is a player that should be able to step in right away and have an impact. Here’s an example of him getting open in the red zone against Stanford. He makes an excellent adjustment on the football and once again gets his feet down in bounds for the score.

2012 Draft Shapes Eagles Today - Dave Spadaro,
It was a turning point for the franchise. A re-organization internally led to a new way of business on draft weekend, and the results from 2012 shape the Eagles in 2014 ...

LeSean McCoy says his toddler is better than Tim Tebow - ESP,
McCoy was recently asked by TMZ at the LAX airport which players that were currently out of the NFL should have a job. When prompted with former New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow, McCoy hit the reporter with this line. "Tim Tebow?," McCoy said. "My son is two ... I'd take my son over Tim Tebow."

NFL GMs take every player off their big boards - Eric Sollenberger, SB Nation NFL
According to numerous reports citing multiple red flags and off the field concerns, NFL General Managers have taken every eligible player off their draft boards. "I don't think anyone is going to get drafted this year," said one high profile executive. "The value's just not there to waste a high pick on any amateur football players, and you don't get ahead in the NFL by reaching. I don't like anyone and I think they are all divas and overrated."

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