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Inside insight on what it's like to be in a scouting department leading up to the NFL Draft

The newest edition of BGN Radio is here! (Episode #233). In this episode, we talk about the 2017 NFL Draft, Dalvin Cook, Leonard Fournette, and much more.

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Episode #233 crew: John Barchard, Turron Davenport

PRE-DRAFT PARTY NEWS: We will be at Delilah's on Wednesday, April 26th for a BGN Radio PRE-DRAFT Party and broadcast. Stay tuned for more updates on the actual draft party on the night of the draft!

DRAFT PARTY NEWS: We’re heading to the NFL Draft and you can come too! Click here for more details.

Guests: From the Scouting Academy - Dan Hatman @Dan_Hatman | UTEP RB, Aaron Jones (@Showtyme_29)

Dalvin Cook jumped on the Carlin and Reese Show on SportsRadio 94WIP to tell us that the Eagles are showing heavy interest in him

We are having some NFL Draft fatigue and we just want it to be here already

John is tired of hearing "you can’t draft a running back in the first round"

Turron and John debate how much Doug Pederson wants to throw the ball and how that would impact selecting a certain type/style of running back.

What is actually happening right now at this stage of the NFL Draft for NFL front offices? Dan Hatman give us some insight on what is happening in the final draft meetings.

"Some of your top executives are finally getting a chance to sit down to with some these players and talk with them. Those guys whose jobs are on the line to pick these players… the more time they spend with the spend with these players, the more they either fall in love or out of love with them. I think that, to me in my experience was what impacted the board the most."

Even scheduling visits can get complicated and the 30 visits aren't necessarily the top 30 guys that are on the board

How would an NFL Scout put together a grade for a guy like Teez Tabor? Dalvin Cook?

How bad do the fights get when all scouts are in the room debating about a certain prospect?

Dan thinks there is going to be a lot of movement in Round 1. Prepare for fireworks.

We go over the latest draft visits/workouts:

CB Adoree Jackson
Friend of the show CB Ahkello Witherspoon
RB Alvin Kamara
The Human Joystick: RB Tarik Cohen (Private workout)

UTEP RB Aaron Jones joins us!

"My mindset is always don’t let anyone stop me and always try to make a play on every play. I feel like to anybody, no one can stop me. [If you] keep that mentality it will take you a long way"

We take your questions!

Double dip Witherspoon and Corn Elder round two and three and maybe get a Jamaal Williams or James Conner in round 4?

Who do you have more trust in: Howie Roseman's drafting skills or the Sixers medical staff? (Yikes)

Which one player who has visited the Eagles would you hate to see them draft?

If both fall to 14, Marshon Lattimore or Leonard Fournette?

Factoring in scheme how much does not being "the guy" in college concern you for corners? EX: Gareon Conley played with Lattimore and Kevin King with Sidney Jones.

How many slices of pizza does it take to eat more than BLG?

Any diamonds in the rough already on the team? Aaron Grymes? Paul Turner? If Jordan Matthews is traded could Turner be the new slot guy?

What would you feel comfortable giving up to move in the draft (any pick) ... What player would you move up to get?

Thoughts on Browns fans saying they would rather have Cody Kessler over Carson Wentz? ... Yes, they really said this

If the Browns select ‘Don’t Call Me’ Mitch Trubisky at 1, John would like all of Philadelphia to get a "You F***** Up" chant going at the draft.

Final thoughts and more!

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Vince Quinn is back in Episode 2 of Upon Further Review to go over the career of Bill Bergery. What made him an Eagles icon? How did he wind up in Philly? Why was he so important for the Eagles in the 70s & the 1980 Super Bowl run? Vince answers all of these questions and more!


Eagles safety Rodney McLeod joined us on SportsRadio 94WIP last week to talk about Philadelphia's secondary and more.


Saturday April 15th: BGN Radio on SportsRadio 94WIP -- 8:00 - 10:00 PM ET

Wednesday April 26th: Pre-Draft Party @ Delilah's Gentleman's Club -- 9p-10p ET and a meet up afterwards at a location TBD

Thursday April 27th: BGN Radio Draft Party


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