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Eagles News: Mike Mayock doesn't think Nick Foles is a franchise QB

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 2/9/2015.

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Understanding Evaluation - Iggles Blitz
The biggest challenge for Kelly and Marynowitz will be making tough decisions. Do you have WR Dorial Green-Beckham on your board? He has elite talent, but was kicked out of Missouri due to multiple drug arrests and an incident where he was accused of pushing a woman down some stairs. How do you grade RB Todd Gurley? He is an elite talent, but missed time in 2013 due to an ankle injury and then missed time in 2014 due a torn ACL. Some risk, but potentially big reward. How do you grade Nick Marshall, the Auburn QB who will move to CB in the NFL? He played CB early on at Georgia, but moved to offense at Auburn. Major projection, but a talented prospect.

Nick Foles? If Eagles want a Super Bowl, they should get Marcus Mariota, says Mike Mayock -
"If you take the assumption that you can't win a Super Bowl without a 'franchise quarterback' and in modern football history, who has won Super Bowls without one? Maybe Baltimore with [Trent] Dilfer and maybe Tampa Bay with Brad Johnson? And you could say maybe Nick Foles is like one of those two guys," Mayock said. "But those two guys had two of the best defenses in the history of the NFL.

Seventy-nine years ago Sunday, the NFL held its first draft - PFT
With the first pick in the first NFL draft held 79 years ago Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles took the first-ever Heisman Trophy winner. Sounds like a good idea, right? Well, it didn’t quite work out for the Eagles. The first selection, University of Chicago halfback Jay Berwanger, never played a down for Philadelphia. In fact, by draft’s end, the Bears had acquired Berwanger’s negotiating rights, according to the Associated Press, which reported the Eagles were worried they couldn’t meet Berwanger’s asking price of $1,000 per game. (Berwanger, for his part, would tell the AP he never asked Philadelphia for $1,000 per contest.)

A Draftnik's Dream Comes True -
Long before the late 1980s, when Tony Pauline got his first break in the NFL draft business, he was a draftnik in every sense of the concept. He called in to radio shows. He found a way to watch film. He had an opinion. He followed every nook and cranny of the draft. He lived it. He loved it …

Former Irish Corner Todd Lyght Expected to Become Notre Dame's Defensive Backs Coach - One Foot Down
Lyght began is coaching career 7 years after his NFL retirement, first working as a defensive backs assistant at Las Vegas' Bishop Gorman High School--home to current Irish players Ronnie Stanley, Nicco Fertitta, and Aliz'e Jones. He then moved to the Oregon Ducks as a defensive intern for two seasons before joining the Philadelphia Eagles as the assistant DB coach for the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Lyght was recently hired by Vanderbilt on January 14th and apparently will be skipping out of Nashville after less than a month on the job.

One year later, has Michael Sam been frozen out of the NFL? - Outsports
A year ago today Michael Sam came out publicly to a tsunami of support. Yet comments from NFL executives foretold his next 12 months as he struggled to latch onto a team as an openly gay man. Now he's fighting harder than ever to get into the league.

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