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Eagles News: Randall Cunningham believes Carson Wentz will lead Philadelphia to the Super Bowl

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 4/27/17.

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Cunningham Raves About Carson Wentz - PE.com
"I'm sitting there wondering if he's going to set all of the records in his first year. I'm like, 'Carson, calm down,'" Cunningham said. "The kid's very talented. I think that we've got a very successful quarterback in here. I just think we have to continue to support him and be on his side and watch him have success, go to the Pro Bowl, and eventually he'll take our team to the Super Bowl."

Eagles 2017 NFL Draft Prediction Game Contest - BGN
Make sure to get your predictions in!

Upon Further Review: Episode 4 - How Did Mel Kiper Become Mel Kiper? - BGN Radio
This week Vince Quinn looks at the World's most popular draft expert--Mel Kiper Jr.--and his incredible journey to the top.

Contrary to Popular Belief, Running Backs are Worth a First Round Pick - Inside The Pylon
Lastly, consider all of the great running backs currently in the league and the value that they brought to their teams. Think about Le’Veon Bell, Ezekiel Elliott, LeSean McCoy, and David Johnson or great runners from years past: Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles, Brian Westbrook, Marshall Faulk. Think of the impact that each player had on their respective team. Does Pittsburgh or Dallas have the same success without Bell or Elliott? Probably not. Does Philadelphia or Los Angeles have the same success without Westbrook or Faulk? Again, probably not. These running backs were extremely valuable to the success of their offenses and teams. If any of these players magically went back to the ripe age of 22 and re-entered the draft, they would, without a doubt be worth the value of a first-round pick. The point here is that the overall value that an elite running back provides to a team is absolutely worth a first-round draft pick.

Mailbag: So the Eagles are definitely drafting Dalvin Cook, right? - PhillyVoice
So are the Eagles drafting Dalvin Cook? He's one of many options, but certainly, the Eagles have players on their board that they favor over him.

Morning Sesh: Who The Eagles Should And Will Take With The 14th Pick In The NFL Draft - Philly Football Talk
Here’s what I think the Eagles will do on Thursday night: Take Charles Harris. #Sadface. Man. It’s gonna be a bummer if I’m right, but I’m mentally steeling myself already for inevitable disappointment. I don’t know why I’m veering towards pessimism here, but it’s just the feeling I get. I hope I’m wrong, obviously, but Harris seems like the name that sticks out the most to me for a number of reasons – most of which I won’t bore you by chronicling. However, I will say that until Howie Roseman surprises me at the draft (in a positive way), I won’t believe that he can. Maybe Joe Douglas is the magic elixir Howie needs to make me believe, and maybe I should already believe (WENTZ), but I just can’t get myself there. Hopefully, I can Thursday night, which would mean the Eagles didn’t draft Charles Harris.

Draft Eve - Iggles Blitz
I have no idea how the Eagles view this situation. It is good that they have been on top of things for a few days and are doing whatever investigating they can. If Conley has done something terrible, you want to know it so you can take him off your board and move on. If he is innocent, you want to know that too so you can decide if you are comfortable with taking him and at what point you would do that. Stay tuned on this one.

Kevin King said he had a great visit with Eagles DB coach - EaglesWire
Teams try to get to know prospects as much as they can in a short time period. That’s exactly what Philadelphia tried to do when they met with King. “We went out to dinner,” King said with a smile. “He brought his Surface laptop trying to pick my brain on football but he didn’t even take it out. We talked about life, he talked about his kids. I talked about my family.”

John Ross says Philadelphia Eagles mentioned DeSean Jackson in his meeting - PennLive
And when Ross, projected as a potential first-round pick when the draft starts Thursday, met with Eagles earlier this year, he said the team's coaches name-dropped Jackson. The Birds, Ross said, told the 5-foot-11 speedster they could envision him filling the same deep-threat role his friend did in Philly from 2008 to '13. "They did [mention him]," Ross said, "basically just using me how DeSean is used, which I like."

Derek Barnett says Eagles compared him to ... - NJ.com
"It went well," Barnett said of his visit, Wednesday at the Shriners Children's Hospital during a Play 60 event. "I met everyone on the defensive coaching staff. They think I'll be a good fit. They compared me to Terrell Suggs. They said I was a 'young-version of T-Sizzle. I feel like I fit good with them, too."

Two Eagles favorites to announce draft picks on Day 2 - CSN Philly
The Eagles will have two fan favorites announcing a couple of their picks Friday at the draft from the Ben Franklin Parkway. Former quarterback Ron Jaworski will announce the Eagles' second-round pick. And long snapper Jon Dorenbos will announce the team's third-round pick. Dorenbos was selected because he was the Eagles' nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award.

As draft nears, Reuben Foster fighting to change perceptions - ESPN
It was telling that, when asked about his visit to the Philadelphia Eagles, Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster highlighted his time with the vice president of team security, Dom DiSandro, unprompted. “He’s cool, man. I like him a lot,” Foster said. “He’s very, very good at his job. And I commend him for it. “He was just looking for my past history. Do I have a background check? Do I need to worry about [anything]? I don’t have nothing, so he was cool with it.”

Eagles expect fans will like their draft pick no matter who they choose - Inquirer
Davis, who accidently retweeted an Eagles fan calling him a future Eagle, said he already has an idea of what Philadelphia is like after new wide receivers coach Mike Groh gave him a tour of the city. "I love the city. I love the fans," Davis said. The only running back attending the draft is Leonard Fournette, who is unlikely to last to the Eagles' pick. Christian McCaffrey is also expected to be gone by No. 14, but Cook might be the first first-round running back for the Eagles in three decades.

OJ Howard Deserves More Hype, Trubisky, Watson and Mahomes All in The Top 15? - The MMQB
Two cornerbacks I think the NFL likes more than the public knows: Alabama’s Marlon Humphrey, USC’s Adoree Jackson.

Vince Young back on the field for CFL team minicamp in Florida - PFT
Former No. 3 overall pick and Texas hero Vince Young was back on a football field yesterday. In Florida. For a Canadian team. According to the Canadian Press (via the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix and we say that just because it sounds so awesome), Young took part in his first workout with the Saskatchewan Roughriders Tuesday, as he attempts some degree of a comeback.

Re-grading the 2016 NFL Draft, one year later - SB Nation
The North Dakota State product made good on his potential, standing out as a potential franchise quarterback and raising the profile of his prairie-based alma mater. Wentz hit the turf running and opened his NFL career with a bang, but he struggled once opponents got more usable game footage of him. An extra season to correct those mistakes should help him settle into his role as the team’s quarterback of the future. The Eagles paid a ransom to get Wentz, but like Goff, he’s a better prospect for the coming year than any member of this season’s draft class.

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