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Dalvin Cook: Eagles Have ‘Been Showing Heavy Interest In Me’ - CBS Philly
“Everything is going smooth,” Cook told the 94WIP Carlin & Reese Show on Wednesday when asked about the Eagles. “They’ve been showing heavy interest in me and I loved the city when I went there. So everything is good.”

The 2017 BGN Radio Draft Party Is Heading To The NFL Draft -
The 2017 NFL Draft is being hosted in Philadelphia this year, and our site’s podcast, BGN Radio, will be there on the scene. And you can be part of it! More details from BGN Radio host John Barchard.

NFL Mock Draft: Rotoworld suggests seven rounds of Eagles picks - BGN
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How Charles Harris turned embarrassment into an NFL lottery ticket - ESPN
The Philadelphia Eagles, under defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, run a scheme that asks their defensive linemen to do just that. Per Harris, the Eagles worked him out in Columbia a little while back. That was led by defensive line coach Chris Wilson, who briefly held a position as Missouri's defensive line coach before he left for Philadelphia last offseason. "That was just a great workout," Harris said. "I was working out with him and talking to him and him just telling me how he wish[ed] he would have been able to coach me and how he feels like he really wants to coach me at the next level and stuff like that."

Dorial Green-Beckham has an uphill climb just to make the Eagles' 2017 roster - PhillyVoice
While still far from a very good group, the Eagles' receivers were upgraded this offseason with the acquisitions of Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith. Taking a look at the Eagles' receiving corps, there are very clearly four receivers who have a better chance of being on the roster than Green-Beckham in 2017.

Name Chasing - Iggles Blitz
Richard Sherman is still a darn good CB. But he’s also 29 years old. And the fact Seattle is either shopping him or actively listening to offers tells you they are open to dealing him. Why would they do that? He’s a declining player (from great to very good at this point) and this draft class is loaded with CBs. Seattle can draft a couple and hope to find a younger, cheaper CB who can take his place. I think the Haden thing is pure speculation, but that’s another bogus idea. He will turn 28 this spring, but has only played in 18 games over the past 2 years and his play is declining.

Who Makes Jump From 2016 Draft Class? -
It will forever be known as Carson's Draft, but the 2016 draft class is set to create its own identity. When the players report to the NovaCare Complex to start the team's offseason conditioning program on Monday, all eyes will be on the second-year players ...

10 draft prospects we’re higher on than most - Pro Football Focus
This one should come as no surprise. We’ve been pumping Barnett as the closest thing to Myles Garrett in this class for the last couple of years. The athleticism numbers are certainly concerning, but they aren’t devastatingly prohibitive—especially considering that the former Volunteer was still well above average in the 3-cone (6.96 seconds). Barnett led the entire FBS by a good margin with 37 combined sacks and hits last season. In each of the past two seasons, he’s actually graded out higher overall than Myles Garrett. Barnett is a special talent, just without special athleticism.

Andrew Luck's uncertain status; Richard Sherman landing spots -
1) Philadelphia's acquisition of Ravens defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan could prove to be a coup. It's also a window into how business will be done in today's trade-happy, short-term NFL. The Eagles are getting a highly motivated player entering the final year of his contract. Jernigan is pumped to get into a scheme that showcases his pass-rushing ability, and the Eagles now have another standout to play alongside Fletcher Cox. The move looks especially prescient in the wake of Philadelphia nose tackle Beau Allen's torn pectoral muscle, suffered while weightlifting last week two days after the trade. The Jernigan deal is the equivalent to many of the one-year contracts that marked this free-agent period. Both Jernigan and the Eagles can get great value out of the short-term arrangement, and it only cost the Eagles a move down 25 picks in the third round.

2017 NFL draft positional breakdown: Running back - CSN Philly
We'll skip the argument of whether or not teams should draft running backs in the first round -- that's an argument for another day. For now, let's just look at the individual prospects, and Cook is an intriguing one. He's the type of versatile, three-down-potential back the Eagles seem to really want. He's a true dual-threat and his patience as a runner really stands out. He piled up big numbers at Florida State and would immediately help Carson Wentz and the Eagles. But there are reasons for concern. He had issues with fumbling in college, has a history of shoulder surgeries and there are also questions about his character.

How The NFL Draft Is Massively Inconveniencing Philadelphians - Deadspin
The NFL Draft will be in Philadelphia this year, and even though the event is still two weeks away, the league has already inconvenienced Philadelphians with roads being shut down, construction, the closure of at least one school, and garish branding. First annoyed were the tourists. Visitors that came to Philadelphia to run the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art last week were blocked due to the construction of the stage for the draft. “We specifically stopped here for a day to do the Rocky steps, this being the epitome of Philadelphia—the Rocky tour,” an English tourist told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Grading Howie Roseman's 2012 Eagles draft - Inquirer
Howie Roseman's third draft as general manager netted the Eagles nine picks after they totaled a whopping 24 the previous two years. For the second straight draft, he was given more control over the process. Andy Reid did retain final say over personnel, but Roseman put his stamp on the class. The draft was a notable improvement over the previous two - and looked like a blockbuster several years in - but it hasn't aged as well.

6 NFL draft predictions that will surprise you early - SB Nation
There’s a strong group of small-school players ready to make their mark in the NFL in 2017. Eastern Washington wideout Cooper Kupp, Villanova defensive lineman Tanoh Kpassagnon, and Ashland tight end Adam Shaheen are among the unheralded high school recruits ready to earn a paycheck playing on Sundays. The best of the group is Youngstown State alum Derek Rivers. Rivers, a 6’4, 250-pound pass rusher, was a third-team All-American last winter after recording 14 sacks and helping lead the Penguins to the FCS Championship Game. His legend only grew at the NFL Combine, where he ranked among the top defensive linemen in four quite different events — the 40-yard dash (4.61 seconds!), bench press, vertical leap, and three-cone drill.

Sixers WIN by losing to the Knicks, 114-113 - Liberty Ballers
My recap of the final game of the Sixers’ season. Trust The Process.


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