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Eagles-specific NFL Draft betting odds - JimmyK,
What's the point of being a draft expert if you can't cash in on your supreme knowledge of what the Eagles will do on Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall? Well, for those of you who are sure you know what will happen, you can soon be rich, thanks to the fine folks over at Betfair Casino, who provided with Eagles-specific NFL Draft betting odds.

More QB Talk - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
I think most Eagles fans have started to buy the fact that Chip Kelly doesn’t need a mobile QB for his offense. Outsiders don’t fully agree with that. There was a good discussion on Twitter on Sunday about whether Nick Foles would be the starting QB in 2016. A couple of guys felt that Kelly will continue looking for his ideal QB and will find him in one of the next 3 drafts. And these guys were smart football writers and analysts.

Draft Daily: OLB Targets For the Eagles - Sheil Kapadia, Birds 24/7
Anthony Barr, UCLA (6-5, 255) - From a measurables standpoint, Barr has everything the Eagles are looking for. He made the switch form offense to defense after his sophomore year and had 23 sacks in two seasons. Barr has a couple qualities the Eagles value: athleticism and upside. He's not great against the run and might be a sub package player in his first season, but eventually, he could turn into something special. Chances are he won't be there at 22, but if he starts to slip, Barr would make a lot of sense. Full breakdown of Barr here.

Eagles won't draft a QB, right? Don't rule it out - John Gonzalez, CSN Philly
The prevailing sentiment is that the Eagles are set under center. In 16 career starts, Nick Foles has completed 63 percent of his passes for 4,590 yards, 33 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. Those are great numbers. This number is even better: $635,000. That’s what Foles will make in 2014. If Foles plays the way he did last year, he’ll be in line for a fat new contract in the 2015 offseason. That feels like the probable scenario at the moment: Foles performs and the Eagles keep him around. But a lot can change between now and the end of the draft. What might happen if a quarterback slips and ends up within reach of the Eagles? Chip Kelly recently mentioned his unrequited love for a certain Texas A&M signal caller. What if he’s not the only person in the organization with hearts in his eyes when it comes to one of the quarterbacks on offer?

Mock Madness - Les Bowen, Daily News
Now, maybe you are the kind of fan who actually has time to scour the Internet for clips of hundreds of college prospects. Maybe you have a sound reason to prefer Cyrus Kouandijo over Joel Bitonio among the offensive tackles, even though Mayock thinks they're interchangeable. But you do not have access to the medical information teams have compiled, the character evaluations, the interview process. And you do not know what the Tennessee Titans are thinking at 11th overall, or what the Kansas City Chiefs plan to do at 23. Odds are, Mayock and Kiper don't know all that, either. So, why do you eat this stuff up? And why do you want to try your hand at it?

Five Years Later, the 2009 NFL Draft May Be the Worst Ever - Grantland
Twenty years later, we can reasonably call 1994 the birth of modern NFL drafting. That’s when the NFL went to a seven-round format, down from eight the previous season. Over that time period, and with five years of perspective, it’s safe to say that the 2009 draft is the worst of that era. It’s not really close.

Picking a Winner: The 1998 N.F.L. Draft - Video -
After the 1998 N.F.L. draft produced one of the greatest busts in history, what have we learned about the science of evaluating human talent — on and off the field?

PFT Commenter's NFL Draft strategy guide - SB Nation NFL
Do not pick any first rounder's. Your 10 times as likely to lose your job over a first round bust then anything else. Tom Brady was a six round pick, people forget that. Just draft someone in the 6th round which is where Tom Brady was drafted.

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