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How do the Eagles' first three draft picks fit in on the depth chart? - PhillyVoice
Rowe played three seasons at safety for Utah before moving to corner for his senior season. Within the Eagles scheme defensively, the Eagles will most likely look to utilize Rowe's impressive size at a corner spot opposite Byron Maxwell. At 6'1, 205, Rowe is a physical, violent corner who is very good at press coverage, and excellent in run support on the edge. If he proves ineffective on the outside, the Eagles could also look to move him to safety. While it has become more difficult to find good safeties, cornerback is still the more important position.

Cowboys DE Greg Hardy makes a joke out of September 11 - PFT
At least Jameis Winston could say he was making a joke, and half the people would think it was funny. Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy decided it was a good time to get on social media and have some laughs, and revisit one of the biggest tragedies in our country’s history. A Panthers fan tweeted out a photo of tall second-round wide receiver Devin Funchess next to tall second-year wideout Kelvin Benjamin, referring to them as the twin towers. Hardy responded by saying “didn’t the twin towers get blowN up lol.”

Day 2 Review - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles don’t hate Kendricks. They don’t think he’s a bad player. The problem is that they don’t seem committed to him long term. Chip Kelly prefers bigger players. I don’t know if Kelly has questions about Kendricks’ personality or leadership skills or anything else. I just know that Kelly isn’t as enamored with Kendricks as most of us are. If you don’t believe in a guy long term, why not deal him now and move on?You can also think of Hicks as an investment in the future. Kendricks could leave as a free agent after this year. Ryans is getting older. Hicks could sit for a year and then take over a starting role.

Draft Daily: Utah DB Rowe Will Intrigue Eagles - Birds 24/7
One aspect of Rowe's game that really stands out is his physicality. He may be the best tackler among the cornerbacks in this year's draft class. Per Pro Football Focus, he only missed two tackles all season. Rowe doesn't hesitate at all when playing the run and is willing to embrace contact. Here, he lines up outside and comes on a blitz, stopping the ball-carrier and bringing him to the ground.

Rowe the new prototype for an NFL cornerback - Inquirer
Football has always been a big man's sport, but the league has gotten even bigger at skill positions where size wasn't always a must. Every team wants a Calvin Johnson-size wide receiver. They may not have anywhere near his talents, but coaches figure the longer the receiver, the more they can take advantage of the squatty cornerbacks that were typically the norm.

Chip Kelly: Mychal Kendricks isn't getting traded … or is he? - CSN Philly
Even after acquiring yet another promising inside linebacker, Chip Kelly is adamant that Mychal Kendricks isn’t getting traded. Kelly also continued to deny that he’s shopping cornerback Brandon Boykin and several other Eagles who have been mentioned in trade reports recently, many of which popped up in the days before Thursday’s first round of the NFL draft.

A Strong Two Draft Days For Eagles -
The targets were clearly marked: USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor in the first round. Utah defensive back Eric Rowe in Round 2, and Texas linebacker Jordan Hicks one round later.

The NFL Draft is a real 'boom or bust' affair - SB Nation
The NFL Draft is a real "boom or bust" affair. A lot of websites rank the draft day winners and losers, but with some much more at stake than just games, we're raising the tone of the entire discourse and awarding Chris Kyles and Bin Ladens.

The Receiver Ripple Effect | Grantland
Chris Brown of Smart Football had Nelson Aglholor ranked at #4 among WRs in this class, right where he was drafted, and calls the USC man an instant impact slot WR with potential to develop as an outside WR.

Frank Olivo, 66, substitute Santa hit with snowballs at Eagles game -
Frank Olivo, the Santa Claus who got pelted with snowballs at the Eagles game that winter day in 1968, died Thursday, April 30, at Kindred Hospital Philadelphia-Havertown. Mr. Olivo, 66, of Glenolden, had battled heart disease, diabetes, and other ailments for 25 years, and had been seriously ill since mid-January.

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