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A look at the Eagles' 1st round trade-ups and trade-downs over the last 10 years - JimmyK,
To trade up or trade back... That is a question many Eagles fans have wondered about over the last month or so leading up to the NFL draft. On the one hand, the Eagles only have six draft picks. If they stayed put and just made their six picks, it would be the smallest draft haul in terms of quantity since the disastrous 2003 draft, which netted Jerome McDougle, LJ Smith, Billy McMullen, Jamaal Green, Jeremy Bridges, and Norman LeJeune. On the other hand, if the right player began to fall, Howie Roseman noted that the Eagles would not be afraid to make a power move to go get their guy.

Fan-Demonium: A Logical Mock Draft - Tommy Lawlor,
First Round: WR Marqise Lee, USC (6-feet, 199 pounds)
Second Round: LB Scott Crichton,  Oregon State (6-foot-3, 273 pounds)
Third Round: G Dakota Dozier, Furman (6-foot-4, 313 pounds)
Fourth Round: RB Lache Seastrunk, Baylor (5-feet-10 , 205 pounds)
Fifth Round: CB Dontae Johnson, N.C. State (6-foot-2, 200 pounds)
Seventh Round: DL Shamar Stephen, UConn (6-foot-5, 309 pounds)

Draft Q&A - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
What do you think of ILB Christian Jones?
He’s become my favorite ILB from outside the 1st round. I went back and forth with him and Kyle Van Noy, but there is something about Van Noy that bugs me. He doesn’t use his hands well on a consistent basis. You have to watch Jones from 2012 to really appreciate him.

Eagles 2014 Draft Preview: Potential QB, TE and RB targets for all 6 picks - Andrew Kulp, The700Level
Let me begin by saying I believe the Eagles are 100 percent behind Nick Foles and honestly can’t see them taking one during the draft. For the record, I also wouldn’t consider myself very high on Johnny Manziel as a potential franchise quarterback. That being said, Chip Kelly loves the kid—literally, as it turns out. As in those are his words. Kelly said he was heartbroken when Manziel spurned Oregon for Texas A&M, which the writing was on the wall. The Birds head coach has taken to stalking Johnny Football at the combine, then again at the young man’s pro day.

Weekend Reading: Eagles With 8th-Best Roster? - Sheil Kapada, Birds 24/7
I agree with much of Silva’s assessment. The good with the Eagles’ defense is that it got significantly better from Week 1 to Week 17. The players showed great effort, the tackling got better, and I can’t really think of a player that underachieved. Having said that, they are still in need of a talent upgrade. The only new starter added through free agency was safety Malcolm Jenkins. It's reasonable to think that the Eagles should be able to do more with less on offense because of Chip Kelly. While I don't expect them to force picks on defense, it will be interesting to see if the draft slants towards that side of the ball.

Ertz likely to benefit from DeSean's absence - Jeff McLane, Inquirer
If the Eagles are looking for DeSean Jackson's "replacement," they need to look no further than to their own roster and tight end Zach Ertz. The Eagles, of course, have added two pieces - Jeremy Maclin and Darren Sproles - to supplement the 2013 production that left with Jackson. But of their current players, Ertz has perhaps the best chance to dramatically increase his numbers now that Jackson is in Washington, especially if the second-year tight end delivers upon Eagles expectations.

2013 Broken Tackles: Offense - Football Outsiders
On offense, LeSean McCoy had the 2nd most broken tackles (51/13.9%) and the Eagles had the 4th most broken tackles (85/7.1%).

Johnny Manziel's draft day: Choose your own adventure - Eric Sollenberger, SB Nation NFL
Started from the bottom ... now, it's draft day. You're Johnny Manziel, aka Johnny F**king Football. How are you going to play this one?

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