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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 2/25/2015.

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Eagles only mock draft, version 2.0 - PhillyVoice
Running back is a position where we don't have a lot of evidence just yet on what Chip Kelly values, but I suspect he would love a big guy like Yeldon who is a north-south one-cut runner who doesn't waste a lot of motion. In the highlight reel below, watch how he finds running lanes on zone plays, puts his foot in the ground and bursts through them. Envision that in Chip Kelly's scheme. It might seem crazy that a player as talented as Yeldon could be had in the middle of the third round, but considering how stacked this running back class is, it's a real possibility.

Business Decisions - Iggles Blitz
Someone recently asked about Nate Allen coming back as a backup. I doubt it. I’d have no problem with Nate as a backup, but there is one flaw. Backup Safeties need to shine on STs. Nate isn’t exactly a warrior on STs and doesn’t fit that role all that well. If no one else is interested…maybe he comes back to compete for a job. I am glad he got his name cleared in the recent situation. Nate might be a frustrating player, but I’ve heard nothing but good things about him as a person.

Five Eagles Combine Takeaways - Birds 24/7
One area that doesn’t generate a lot of buzz but deserves attention is the offensive line. The Eagles did not spend a single draft pick on a lineman last year, and as we’ve discussed, the current group is getting older. The roster lacks developmental prospects, and that needs to be addressed in late April. Which brings us to one name you should be familiar with: Oregon's Jake Fisher. Fisher (6-6, 306) showed good agility, leading all offensive linemen with a time of 7.25 seconds in the three-cone drill. He has the measurables (33 3/4-inch arms) to play tackle at the NFL level and has the athleticism to succeed in the Eagles' scheme. It would not be surprising at all if the Birds had him higher on their board than other teams.

Should the Eagles go all-in on Marcus Mariota? - Daily News
My answer is resounding and unequivocal: Yes. And no. Yes. If Chip Kelly thinks Marcus Mariota really is the franchise quarterback Kelly needs, the Eagles should pull out all the stops. But no, they almost certainly aren't going to be able to get him.

Eagles Offseason Overview: Offensive line - Inquirer
Mathis wanted a new contract last year, didn’t get one, but still showed up for training camp and performed at a high level. He likely still wants more money, but it’s difficult to see the Eagles giving the soon-to-be 34-year-old more than his base salary ($5.5 million). He just doesn’t have much leverage unless he plans on holding out. Could the Eagles try and deal Mathis in an attempt to get younger and cheaper inside? It is unlikely, but they will certainly look for long-term answers.

Eagles free-agent targets: CB Antonio Cromartie - CSN Philly
Corners over 30 tend to nosedive suddenly when you never saw it coming (see: Asomugha, Nnamdi). But Cro made the Pro Bowl last year on an outstanding defense and plays the style of defense that suits him to Bill Davis’ scheme. He can play on an island. His age scares you and he might not be the "culture" fit that Chip Kelly seeks, but if the Eagles can’t land one of the market’s top young corners I’d have zero issues if they signed Cromartie to a one-year deal. He’d be the best corner on the team.

McShay's Post-Combine Revelations - PE.com
"The problem with Brett Hundley is - while I love the intangibles, I love the size, he's got adequate arm strength, he's a good athlete who can extend plays - the inconsistency with his accuracy. And the pocket presence and feeling pressure ... he doesn't have that natural feel. It hasn't developed the right way over the last few years."

8 takeaways from the 2015 NFL Combine - SB Nation
Much like the offseason all-star games, no quarterback at the Combine managed to separate himself. It could be Brett Hundley of UCLA. Well, except he has erratic pocket presence. Maybe it’s Garrett Grayson of Colorado State. No, his accuracy drops too dramatically whenever he has to move his feet. Hey, how about Bryce Petty of Baylor? No, teams seem wary of quarterbacks who come out of schools that use play card signs. And he never called a play at Baylor.

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