iladelphia: Not shocked. Thought they’d trade up for him or Latimer. Although maybe it wasn’t such a great move. Depends on how many WRs come off the board in the interim
spoc21: It’s no secret that I’m no Jordan Matthews fan, but I know I’ll get over it and end up loving the kid. He has great size, speed, and toughness My only qualm at this point is trading up for him. IMO we’d have gotten a similarly graded receiver by staying put. I’m BLOWN we traded up for this man.
Randy Marsh: love this guy
Fenton_Hardy: YES! Finally have our big WR…and a Mike Quick appearance. Loving this!
Alon: This dude is freaking awesome
Discoduck: You gotta hand it to Howie. Chip clearly thought (as I did and have said multiple times) that Smith was the best 3-4 OLB after Barr and Matthews was the best WR after Cooks. Those two positions were clearly our top priorities and Howie found a way to get both of them while STILL moving up from a low 4th round pick to a high 3rd round pick. It is beyond me how people can’t get the reasoning behind this.
JasonB: You've got to say. The Eagles are going after guys that fit what they want to do to a "t." Smith is a prototypical athlete for a 3-4 edge rusher. Matthews has basically all the tools you’d want. We have to see if these guys can play… But they certainly fit the mold.
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Jordan Matthews will make me root for the Eagles again. But only when he's on the field.— Kami Mattioli (@kmattio) May 10, 2014
Have to like Jordan Matthews to the Eagles. Super productive player at Vandy in SEC on a team with few weapons. Will come in and produce— Chris B. Brown (@smartfootball) May 10, 2014
Jordan Matthews it is. Welcome to the Eagles!— carlosroddy (@carlosroddy) May 9, 2014
Jordan Matthews is Roddy White. Fantastic pick here for the #Eagles.— Chris Trapasso (@ChrisTrapasso) May 9, 2014
Eagles picked Jordan Matthews with pick 42=Jordan Matthews is the meaning of life.— Chris Schutter (@ChrisSchutter) May 9, 2014
Jordan Matthews is a solid pick for the #Eagles. Big, tough WR with good RAC ability.— Tommy Lawlor (@lawlornfl) May 9, 2014
Jordan Matthews to Eagles, safe pick— Luke Beebe (@l_beebs) May 9, 2014
Matthews might not have the explosion but is a big zone target.Good blocker which Kelly likes. Brings versatility to play inside and outside— Jeff Warner (@Jeff1470TheFox) May 10, 2014
Matthew is a very good player. Huge hands and great on screens. This kid is a go-to wide receiver. Not my favorite WR but I had a 2nd grade.— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) May 10, 2014
See what the Eagles did there, Cowboys? They gave up a 4 to move up. It doesn't have to cost a 3.— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) May 9, 2014
Happy for Jordan Matthews, surprised he was around at #42. Good pick up for the eagles. #Vandy— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) May 10, 2014
There is palpable excitement in Eagles facility. Ran into a staff member in the hallway bubbling with joy. Staff is thrilled with Matthews.— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) May 10, 2014