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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 4/7/17.

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ESPN's Clayton Offers Wentz Comparison - PE.com
Clayton made the comparison between Wentz and Flacco a few times in his conversation with Spadaro. Flacco, a former FCS-level quarterback at Delaware, led the Baltimore Ravens to a Super Bowl victory and as Clayton mentions, seems to be at his best in big moments, a trait that Wentz may possess as well. “You put (Flacco in a big game), he can do some good things,” Clayton said. “I see Carson Wentz evolving in a similar way. You can see the way his style is, and it’s somewhere between Ben Roethlisberger and Joe Flacco, and that was there from the very beginning when the scouting reports were there.”

Upon Further Review Episode 1: The 1st NFL Draft Was A Disaster For The Eagles - BGNRadio.com
In Vince Quinn's debut episode he goes deep into the very first NFL Draft in 1936 in Philadelphia. The Eagles had the first overall pick and they selected the very first Heisman Trophy winner. He would never play a snap in the NFL.

Timmy Jernigan could be a double-digit sack player for the Eagles - BGN
Inside insight on the newest Eagles player from a Ravens writer.

Eagles are overdue for a late-round hit in the draft - PhillyVoice
The Eagles have not been able to find enough firepower in the late rounds. If you go back an additional 10 years, you can add Trent Cole (2 Pro Bowls) and Ike Reese (1) to the Eagles' list, bringing their meager total to five.

Eric Rowe's playing time in '17 will determine pick Pats ship to Eagles - ESPN
Ryan has since departed as a free agent for Tennessee, and if the Patriots ultimately trade Butler this offseason, Rowe would be the leading in-house candidate to play opposite Gilmore as the team's starting 1-2 combination. That would be a scenario that the Eagles favor, increasing the odds they would receive a better pick from New England. Meanwhile, as the 2017 draft approaches and the Patriots consider various scenarios, this is another one to keep in mind: Knowing they will have a mid-round gap in 2018 by giving up either their third- or fourth-round pick for Rowe, they can explore trade possibilities to replenish that pick, similar to what they did last year in a deal with Seattle.

NFL Trade Rumors: Pros and cons of Eagles trading for Richard Sherman? - NJ.com
According to the NFLPA the Eagles have $1.6 million in remaining salary cap space, the second lowest total in the NFL. That is going to be an issue if they try to acquire Sherman. Sherman has a cap hit of $13.6 million for the upcoming season. Of that $13.6 million, the Eagles would be on the hook for $11.4 million of it, meaning they would need to clear around $10 million in salary cap space to acquire Sherman.

Greg Cosell's NFL Draft Preview: Corey Davis is my top wide receiver prospect in this draft - Yahoo
Western Michigan’s Corey Davis, in my opinion, is the best receiving prospect in this year’s draft. I think he has a chance to be a big-time NFL receiver. When I see Corey Davis’ size and movement, I see similarities to Dez Bryant. Davis has a similar body build to Bryant, and while he’s not quite as explosive as an athlete, he’s a tall (6-foot-3, 209 pounds) long-strider and is very deceptive with his long speed. Also, his run-after-catch ability is sudden and explosive. I’m not saying Davis is Julio Jones at this point, but he’s closer to that type of receiver than a big possession receiver, like Keenan Allen of the San Diego Chargers.

Eagles draft targets at No. 14: Michigan State DT Malik McDowell - CSN Philly
Still, the Eagles aren’t necessarily in a position to remove McDowell their board. While Jernigan joins two-time Pro Bowl selection Fletcher Cox and competent-reserve-with-upside Beau Allen along the interior, the club’s gain might be short-term. Both Jernigan and Allen have only one year remaining on their respective contracts, so it’s not as if the need to improve no longer exists. Whether McDowell will have enough of an impact to justify No. 14 is really what’s at the heart of the conversation, and there are some concerns.

2008 NFL Draft do-over: Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco rise to the top - NFL.com
DeSean Jackson goes No. 6 overall. Current Eagle Chris Long is the No. 19 pick.

Overlooked recruit Cooper Kupp broke NCAA records. Next up: the NFL - SB Nation
Facing doubters is nothing new for the most statistically prolific receiver in Division I history.

Tim Tebow homers in first minor league at-bat - PFT
Tim Tebow stood at second base, seemingly unaware what he’d just done. Go ahead, he was told. Round the bases. What a start. The former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback made his minor-league debut Thursday evening. And on his first plate appearance, he went yard, Tebow taking a pitch from Domenic Mazza — forever an answer to a trivia question — into opposite left-center field.

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