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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 4/7/16.

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Sal Pal, Brunell impressed with Lynch's pro day - ESPN View
Mark Brunell says he was "very impressed" with QB Paxton Lynch's pro day; proved he belongs in 1st round.

Jaworski talks QBs, thinks Paxton Lynch has 'awesome future' - CSN Philly
On a conference call, former Eagles QB Ron Jaworski gushed about the NFL potential of Paxton Lynch and discussed some QB draft sleepers.

What would it cost to move from pick No. 8 to pick No. 1? - PhillyVoice
The Titans find themselves with the No. 1 overall pick in a year in which it's not very valuable. While Carson Wentz and Jared Goff are absolutely top 10 worthy picks and potential franchise quarterbacks, there is no "Andrew Luck" in this class. Therefore, while there may be teams that may really like Wentz or Goff, nobody is going to give up an RG3-like package to the Titans to move up. Meanwhile, there likely isn't that big a gap in the grade teams will have on the top positional player in this draft, and who the Titans might land at pick No. 8, for example. If Tennessee wants to acquire more picks to move back and get a similarly rated player, then it might make sense for them to do so. But in the 2016 draft, they're holding a bronze ticket, not a golden one.

LB Shuffle? - Iggles Blitz
I think Hicks at MLB is a no-brainer…mostly because of his brains. He is very bright, allowing him to learn the scheme quickly. He also plays smart, diagnosing plays correctly and getting to the right spot on the field. That is critical at MLB. You need to run the defense and get everyone into position. You also must be in position yourself. Part of this is instinct, which is different from IQ. MLBs who have a feel for what is going to happen can become special players. Jeremiah Trotter was 260 pounds of downhill terror, for OL and RBs, but he never showed great instincts. He tended to attack. That left him vulnerable to counter plays. Jim Johnson took advantage of what Trot did well and used him accordingly.

The Intrigue Of Draft's First Round - PE.com
Perhaps my biggest question at this moment regarding the defense is this: Will Jordan Hicks get the call to play middle linebacker, and if so, is he big enough to be a thumper? Is Hicks sturdy enough at 236 pounds to play the middle and how much weight and bulk can he add after tearing his pectoral muscle last season? The young man showed signs last year of being a terrific player, and his performance was encouraging. He's good enough to start somewhere at linebacker. Is he destined to play in the middle?

Draft Daily: Ronnie Stanley Would Address A Need - Birds 24/7
Similar to Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves, Stanley could both be the best player available and fit a need. In our consensus prospect rankings, Stanley is slotted at No. 7, with all five draft boards including him in the top-10. Although Stanley most recently played left tackle in South Bend, he played right tackle for a season and said at the NFL Combine that he’s equally comfortable on both sides. He was also a consensus All-American in 2015, but it’s unclear how well he’d fit at guard if he needed to play the position as a rookie.

Stefen Wisniewski hoping to snap up spot on Eagles' o-line - Daily News
ONCE AGAIN, NFL free agency did not live up to what Stefen Wisniewski had in mind. Once again, he settled for a one-year deal with a team that needed a starting offensive lineman, hoping this might be the chance that could lead to long-term security, somewhere. Wisniewski, 27, is the leading contender to start at left guard for the Eagles after signing a contract that a source close to the situation said is worth slightly more than the $2.5 million he made on a similar deal last year in Jacksonville. He has played center the past four seasons after entering the league as a second-round guard with the Raiders in 2011, from Penn State, where his father, Leo, and his uncle, Steve, also played and became second-round NFL draft picks.

WR Rueben Randle comes on the cheap for the Eagles - NJ.com
Despite some concerns about his work ethic and desire, it was a calculated risk by the Eagles' front office. Randle was guaranteed just $500K. That is less than half of what the Giants guaranteed linebacker Jasper Brinkley in his new one-year deal. Brinkley could be a reserve linebacker for the Giants this season. Randle comes so cheap, his price was significantly less than wide receiver Brandon LaFell, who was signed by the Bengals earlier this offseason. LaFell, 29, received a one-year deal worth $2.5 million with potential to earn another $500K if he hits a receptions incentive. The veteran has topped 700 yards receiving just once in his career. Randle has done it each of the past two season.

Jon Gruden's ESPN QB Camp a can't-miss stop for NFL draft's best | The MMQB with Peter King
A top agent says there are three can’t-miss events for the draft’s best QBs: the combine, pro days and Jon Gruden’s QB Camp. The MMQB goes behind the scenes as the ex-coach-turned-analyst puts Carson Wentz through the made-for-TV wringer both in the classroom and on the field.

Jack Conklin will cockroach a man, and that’s why he should be an NFL Draft 1st-rounder - SB Nation
The Michigan State left tackle will probably have to move inside to guard or over to right tackle in the NFL, says retired NFL defensive end Stephen White. But Conklin's salty demeanor is part of what makes him a perfect fit on the offensive line.

Sam Hinkie Steps Down, Bryan Colangelo Hired as New Sixers' GM - Liberty Ballers
The Sixers are weak.

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