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Eagles News: ESPN's Ron Jaworski compares Dak Prescott to Donovan McNabb

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Next Donovan McNabb? Ron Jaworski thinks it could be Dak Prescott -
"Dak Prescott is a guy that I really, really like," Jaworski said, during a conference call with NFL reporters Tuesday. "He reminds me to a certain degree of Donovan McNabb, coming out of Syracuse. He had that mobility, played in that unique style of offense. Had a lot of play-action and I'm telling you, Prescott has been very impressive with his ability to throw the football."

Eagles only mock draft, version 5.0 - PhillyVoice
In the last 20 years, the Eagles have drafted in the top 10 three times, and only once (Lane Johnson at pick No. 4 in 2013) since they took Corey Simon sixth overall in 2000. I note that to emphasize how rare it can be for teams to be in a position to draft a quarterback that highly. In my opinion, both Carson Wentz of North Dakota State and Goff are worthy of a top 10 pick.

Moving On Up? - Iggles Blitz
If Roseman and Pederson truly believe Wentz is a guy they can build the franchise around, go get him. I prefer Goff, but do think Wentz is really talented and has a bright future. I recently wrote about the Eagles and Wentz. It would initially kill me to see the Eagles pool a bunch of resources to move up for Wentz, a player who isn’t likely to contribute for a year or two. But that’s the beauty of the draft. This is all about the long game. How smart were the Packers to draft Aaron Rodgers in 2005? How smart were the Eagles to draft Lito Sheppard and Sheldon Brown when they already had the best secondary in football? The draft is a mixture of the present and the future.

Draft Daily: Joey Bosa, the Elite End Who May Fall - Birds 24/7
In the games I watched, it wasn’t hard to see why Bosa was considered by many to be an All-American despite a decrease in his numbers. He often faced double- — and even triple- — teams, and his film is flat-out impressive. One of the first things that stood out to me with Bosa was how he uses his hands. Todd McShay recently broke down Bosa’s strip-sack against Michigan. "The rip-to-club move — terrific job there getting around the edge while engaged," McShay said. "Some torso flexibility to get around that edge, bend it, and then drive through Jake Rudolph, the Michigan quarterback."

New Eagle Wisniewski will be free agent again soon - Inquirer
"I've always been a starter," Wisniewski said. "I certainly don't intend to be a backup at this point." Wisniewski added that it "certainly seems like there's an opening" at guard. He would need to compete with Allen Barbre, Andrew Gardner, Matt Tobin, Malcolm Bunche, and whatever rookies the Eagles add at the position. Wisniewski, who is 6-foot-3 and 305 pounds, also brings value as a backup center to Jason Kelce. He added that he would even play tackle if needed. He does not know the Eagles' intentions, but he sounds intent on getting familiar again with the guard position.

Eagles draft targets at 8: Jack Conklin the best OL available? - CSN Philly
While Stanley is high on many wishlists, the reality is he may not be available by the time the Eagles are on the clock. But fret not, because the Notre Dame product isn't viewed as a significantly better prospect than Jack Conklin out of Michigan State. Both ESPN's Scouts Inc. and's rankings grade Stanley only one point higher on their respective scales, so the difference might be negligible. In fact, depending on exactly what you're looking for up front, Conklin might even be preferable. Like Stanley, Conklin's natural position is tackle, so the decision will be based in part about how the Eagles feel about Jason Peters' longevity. Then again, if the feeling around the NovaCare Complex is they could plug in a newcomer into another spot, say at guard, that could increase their value even further.

In Studio: Stefen Wisniewski -
Stefen Wisniewski joins Dave Spadaro and talks about what it is like to be a Philadelphia Eagle and how important it was to sign before the offseason workout program began ...

Donovan McNabb is Eagles' best top-10 draft pick of all time - ESPN
The Philadelphia Eagles have the No. 8 pick in the 2016 NFL draft. This will be the 16th time in the past 50 years that the Eagles have had a top-10 draft choice. How did they do over that time? For the most part, not well. For a while there, the Eagles had a knack for drafting a player who would go on to a less-than-memorable career exactly one spot before the next team drafted a future Hall of Famer. The Eagles did that five times in two decades. That's tough to accomplish.

The NFL finally embraces character limits - SB Nation
Twitter reportedly won the bid to stream the NFL's Thursday Night Football games. Twitter Inc., making a strategic push into online programming, won a deal to show Thursday night National Football League games online, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. Twitter got a steal on it, paying less than $10 million for the package of 10 games. According to Re/Code, other outlets bid more than $15 million for the package, and Yahoo! spent an estimated $20 million to stream the league's three London games last season.

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