We may already have a front-runner for this year’s Na Brown award winner.
Apparently, anonymous sources are already “raving” about Philadelphia Eagles fourth round pick Mack Hollins. North Carolina football offensive assistant coach Taylor Vippolis said he heard the following review from a source at Eagles rookie minicamp this weekend.
UPDATE: So Vippolis isn’t the one citing a source. Instead, he took a screenshot of an article from Jon-Michael Salter of Philly Sports Network. Salter says he was the one who heard the following review about Hollins from a source. Vippolis was just passing information along.
The minute the kid jogged on the field, I couldn’t stop watching him. He caught smoothly, he ran very well, and his cut ability was off the chart, and he ran routes like a speedier, smaller wideout. The more I watched him, the more I liked him, the more I wanted to keep watching him. He is coachable and so the thing he is flawed at, he seems to listen on. I liked his approach, and if you didn’t know where and when he was drafted, you would think he was one of these top-10 first round picks. I know it’s only day one, but the Eagles might have a steal in him, they might have found a play-maker who can be a star.
A few thoughts here:
- Lol, I love this kind of hype coming out of rookie minicamp. Rookie minicamp! It’s just a bunch of young guys running around in shells and shorts.
- I also love the idea of having a “source” at a rookie minicamp. I mean, the only people who are there are the coaches and media people. So an Eagles coach (or some team personnel person) probably told Vippolis that Hollins looked good. Shocking that the team who drafted him would think that way!
- Vippolis is obviously very biased about Hollins. Not only was he on UNC’s coaching staff last year. He also played for the Tar Heels along with Hollins from 2013-2015. When the Eagles drafted Hollins, Vippolis said Philadelphia “won the draft.” He also called his former teammate “the best deep threat wide receiver in the draft.” I like Hollins as a prospect and everything, but it feels like there might be some hyperbole there. But it’s friend so I get it.
- Again, I’m not trying to rain on anyone’s parade. I like Hollins and I’m excited to watch him in practice. But let’s keep the hype in check!
- Actually, disregard everything I just said. This is the offseason, after all, and it’s OK to daydream and have some fun. Mack Hollins = Hall of Famer confirmed.
Check out our rookie minicamp video of Mack Hollins via the Bleeding Green Nation Facebook page.
WR Mack Hollins talking about his offseason workout with Carson WentzPosted by Bleeding Green Nation: For Philadelphia Eagles Fans on Friday, May 12, 2017