Before the 2017 NFL Draft starts, I wanted to get a feel for how Philadelphia Eagles feel about two of the team’s biggest decision makers: Howie Roseman and Joe Douglas.
There’s a lot riding on these two guys as the team prepares for a big draft ahead of them. It’s imperative that the Eagles have a strong draft in order to build around potential young franchise quarterback Carson Wentz.
The Eagles have seemingly had a good offseason to this point. The team addressed the wide receiver position by adding one of the best players in free agency in Alshon Jeffery. Torrey Smith was a low-risk gamble that could pay off if he’s able to recapture his Ravens form. Philadelphia also invested in offensive line depth which is never a bad thing.
Philadelphia lost some defensive starters in free agency. They replaced one of them in Bennie Logan by trading for Timmy Jernigan. Jernigan is only on a one-year deal, but he has the potential to be a really nice pass rusher in Jim Schwartz’s defense.
The Jernigan trade, by the way, seemed to be a nice example of Roseman and Douglas working together to make a good move for the Eagles. Roseman can handle the value aspect of personnel moves while Douglas identifies the talent. Jeffrey Lurie said the two executives have been “unbelievably collaborative” and maybe he wasn’t exaggerating. Douglas’ influence has been apparent in moves that can be traced back to his past connections (Smith and Jernigan in Baltimore, Jeffery in Chicago).
The collaboration between the two men will ultimately be put to the test in the draft, however. The plan is for Douglas to set the draft board while Roseman ultimately has the final say. Hopefully this pairing allows the Eagles to have a strong draft. While there is reason for optimism due to the background Douglas comes from, this duo has a lot to prove. We’ll hold another approval rating some time after this year’s draft in order to see what the feeling is in about a month or so.
Do you approve of the job Howie Roseman is doing as executive vice president of football operations of the Philadelphia Eagles? Vote now in the poll below and leave your thoughts in the comments.
Roseman Approval Polls:
- January 2017: 40% approval
- December 2016: 49% approval
- November 2016: 79% approval
- September 2016: 97% approval
- May 2016: 74% approval
- February 2015: 28% approval
- January 2015: 39% approval
- December 2014: 86% approval
- November 2014: 89% approval
- October 2014: 87% approval
- July 2014: 89% approval
- May 2014 (post-draft): 91% approval
- May 2014 (pre-draft): 85% approval
- April 2014: 79% approval
- March 2014: 97% approval
- January 2014: 87% approval
Do you approve of the job Howie Roseman is doing?
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Do you approve of the job Joe Douglas is doing as vice president of player personnel of the Philadelphia Eagles? Vote now in the poll below and leave your thoughts in the comments.
Do you approve of the job Joe Douglas is doing?
This poll is closed