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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 4/24/16.

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The 2016 All-Trades Mock Draft - ESPN
I wrote on Thursday about why the Eagles should deal Bradford. He has played his part, with reports suggesting that he'll ask the Eagles to be traded in lieu of serving as a lame-duck starter this season. Philly could badly use the extra pick that would come with a Bradford trade and could install Chase Daniel as the starter until Carson Wentz is ready to take over. The Jets would have to pay only Bradford's $7 million base salary this season, crucial for a team that is $1.4 million over the cap after you account for the money needed to sign their draft picks. (They would likely have to cut Breno Giacomini and/or do something with Muhammad Wilkerson's $15.7 million cap hold to clear out space.) Bradford would likely be an upgrade on the Ryan Fitzpatricks and Brian Hoyers of the world, even if they played better than the former first overall pick last year; Bradford also would be a solid fit in Chan Gailey's spread attack.

Jared Goff to Eagles, Carson Wentz to Rams? Boomer Esiason thinks so -
Speaking on WHIP Radio in Philadelphia, Esiason said he believes that the Los Angeles Rams will be taking Wentz with the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, and that will leave Cal quarterback Jared Goff to fall to the Eagles. "The only reason I think they (did) it is because they (knew) Jared Goff would be there," Esiason said. "That's what I believe." Esiason is certainly in the minority thinking Wentz will go No. 1, as nearly every NFL reporter and analyst has either reported or said they think Goff will be going to the Rams.  One interesting tie Esiason has to the Eagles' organization, however, is that he was college roommates with the team's new offensive coordinator, Frank Reich.

Eagles 2016 NFL Draft preview: Defensive end - PhillyVoice
Nicolas often could not hold the point of attack at Virginia Tech in the run game as a 235-pound defensive lineman, and probably shouldn't have been asked to. In the NFL, he'll have no chance as he'll often be battling offensive tackles outweighing him by around 100 pounds. However, he is a very good pass rusher with 35 1/2" arms who gave OTs competing at the Senior Bowl fits all week with his speed off the edge. In Jim Schwartz's wide nine looks, Nicolas could be very difficult for opposing tackles to deal with when given a lot of space to work. He could be an interesting fit as a situational pass rusher.

Mayock’s Take - Iggles Blitz
Man, Mayock really loves Wentz. Part of the fun of talking about the draft is the different opinions on guys. I prefer Jared Goff over Wentz, but respect the heck out of Mayock and like the fact he sees this differently than me. Mayock does make a compelling case for Wentz. The description above reminds me a lot of Andrew Luck. Good QB. Good leader. Good student. Good person. Good athlete. That sounds like a guy you would want to build your franchise around.

Wentz with Eagles could be the next big thing in Philly - Inquirer
Wentz will be in Chicago for the draft. Unless the Rams pass on Goff, Wentz will walk across the stage 20 minutes into the event, shake Roger Goodell's hand, and don an Eagles cap. In Bismarck and Fargo and throughout his home state, there will be applause like that inside the restaurant on March 30. "He kind of epitomizes the working class here in North Dakota," Wingenbach said. "He's a very humble, hardworking young man. I would hope the rest of the United States kind of sees North Dakota as that type of state. And so consequently, you see the whole state rally behind him."

Getting to know Carson Wentz - CSN Philly
Can we all please admit that none of us know anything about anything? I’m not even talking about sports. I’m talking about life. We’re all just a bunch of big, dumb bozos trying to get through the day without our pants falling down around our anks. As far as this latest Eagles move -- trading up in the draft to get the #2 pick to apparently take Carson Wentz, a quarterback from North Dakota State who no one has ever seen play football -- I’m cool with it. If you see something you want in this world, go get it. I wanted a meatball hoagie for lunch. I got it. And then I got level-16 mega diarrhea. That’s just the way life goes. Sometimes you eat a delicious sandwich. And sometimes you need to duck into the nearest Days Inn lobby to have your rectum explode.

An Eye On Draft-Weekend Scenarios -
We know where the Eagles are going at No. 2: They’re taking the best quarterback on the board, either Jared Goff from Cal or Carson Wentz from North Dakota State. Once Los Angeles makes its pick at No. 1 and takes a quarterback, the Eagles are taking one immediately after. That’s etched in pencil. What about after the first round? ...

Journey to the draft: Carson Wentz - ESPN
Britt McHenry details the journey of Carson Wentz to the NFL Draft.

It’s never too soon to take a pass rusher in the NFL Draft - SB Nation
Think your team can play it safe and find a pass rusher in the middle and later rounds of the NFL Draft? Think again.

You're invited to the BGN draft party - BGN
BGN Radio and are joining together on April 28th, 7:00 PM ET at Nick's Roast Beef in Philly for a big time Eagles draft party! (Address: 2210 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA). The whole BGN Radio crew along with Sean Brace will be broadcasting LIVE the entire night and everyone that comes will be a part of the show. Along with the great beer and food that Nick's Roast Beef will serve us, we'll be giving away fun stuff all night from our sponsors.... Including 2 tickets to the Eagles home opener! *** RSVP HERE ***

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