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25 potential draft targets for the Eagles' fifth-round picks - PhillyVoice
Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA: Perkins has a lot of LeSean McCoy in his game, as he is a very shifty runner who often makes defenders completely whiff on tackle attempts. Perkins is also effective as a receiver, as he had 80 receptions over his three-year college career, although those mainly came on simple short passes. The reason he has lasted until the fourth round is because he is probably not a three-down back, as he is not a runner who is going to consistently fall forward after contact. That is likely going to force him off the field in short yardage and goal line situations at the pro level. There will also be concerns about his ability to pass protect because of his small size, although he was a willing blocker at UCLA.
More on Seumalo - Iggles Blitz
Chip Kelly was very picky about his players. The Eagles have loosened up on that a bit, but character is still critical. Seumalo rated highly in this area. He was a good student. He was a team captain. Seumalo was selfless with his willingness to move all over and not just stay at one spot. He is the son of a college assistant. That may not sound like a big deal, but kids of football coaches often learn to truly love the sport. Anyone can love playing for 3 hours on Saturday or Sunday, but it takes someone truly dedicated to love practice, working out and film study. That stuff isn’t fun to the average person. The son of a coach appreciates the work that goes into being ready for games and is more likely to understand the value of that preparation.
Carson Wentz finally gives the Eagles some hope - NJ.com
By taking North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz with the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Eagles now some real, legitimate potential at the most important position in all of sports. At 6-foot-5, 237 pounds with a cannon for an arm and the ability to make plays with his legs, Wentz has all of the tools to be an elite quarterback. This isn't hoping that third-round pick Nick Foles, or an end-of-his-career Michael Vick could produce a miracle. This isn't second-round pick Kevin Kolb. This isn't praying that Bradford can somehow turn things around.
Bradford, Wentz drama just beginning for Eagles, Roseman - CSN Philly
No matter how often Roseman attempted to steer the conversation toward the new guy, the questions kept boomeranging back to the disgruntled incumbent quarterback. There was no escaping it. Not long after the Eagles selected Carson Wentz with the second overall pick on Thursday evening, Roseman and Doug Pederson strode into the NovaCare Complex auditorium. They looked pleased. They were decidedly less enthusiastic about the way the press conference unfolded. While they tried to pump up Wentz, Roseman seemed deflated by countless questions about Sam Bradford and the Eagles’ quickly deteriorating relationship with him.
Wingenbach: How the Eagles Scouted Carson Wentz - Birds 24/7
What did the Eagles ask about, and who appeared to be the driving force behind the selection?
Brady Quinn sums up Sam Bradford’s mindset: He’s never had to compete - PFT
"He came into the league being a guy who got paid $60 million to be a starting quarterback and to play and really didn’t have to deal with any sort of competition throughout his career because economically he was paid so much," Quinn said. "I think he finds himself now in a situation where that’s what he comes to expect and that’s all he knows. He’s never had to necessarily grind it out and compete against someone else on the roster.
Are the Second Quarterbacks Selected in the NFL Draft Statistically Inferior? - numberFire
It is inevitable that quarterbacks drafted near each other in the same draft class will be compared throughout their careers. Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota went first and second overall in the 2015 NFL Draft, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III were back-to-back in 2012, and -- of course -- Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf were the top two selections in 1998. Narratives abound at this point in the draft season, and one is that of the conflict between the top quarterbacks available on draft day. Seemingly, the first passer selected has traditionally flourished, while the second quarterback has often languished. Is there perhaps a curse?
Offensive Line Gets Another Boost - PE.com
It's about options, says offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland. And the fact is, as you look back on 2013 through 2015, the Eagles just didn't have many of them. That's changed in this offseason in a very significant way ...
What we learned in the first round of the NFL draft - Sports on Earth
Being a QB takes precedent over being a good prospect. The idea of Jaylen Ramsey having an unproductive career seems absurd, while Goff and Wentz, like most first round QBs, are pretty much boom-or-bust. The reason they went over better prospects is because when you get that "boom" with a QB, you get Super Bowls.
Breaking Down the 31 First-Round Picks of the NFL Draft | The MMQB with Peter King
If you think Sam Bradford is peeved now, wait for when the end of training camp rolls around and new head coach Doug Pederson names Wentz his starter. If you talk to Wentz and study him closely, you’ll have a very difficult time envisioning him learning from the bench as a rookie. There’d be no point in sitting the 23-year-old. As Jon Gruden, Mike Mayock, Greg Cosell and countless others inside the NFL have said: This is the most pro-ready QB to enter the league since Andrew Luck. Keep in mind, Bradford has been a middling NFL quarterback and will be learning a mostly new system just like Wentz will. This will begin as an inherently equal QB competition. And all ties would go to the youngster.
My Son, Carson Wentz, Is Going Pro - I Love To Watch You Play
Carson Wentz wasn’t always the easiest kid. She calls him her rambunctious, determined child. "He has been a challenge since day one," recalls Cathy. "He always had to be busy doing something. He had lots of energy. I learned early on to simply embrace his personality and love him unconditionally." She also found him outlets where he could channel that energy. Sports and school. He played everything from football, baseball, basketball and hockey to whiffle ball. "If he wasn’t the best, he wasn’t good enough", says Cathy of the son she says has always known how to push her buttons.
Cowboys, Jaguars roll dice on risky linebackers - SB Nation
Jaylon Smith and Myles Jack didn't have to wait long to hear their names called on Friday.
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