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Jon Ledyard joins The Kist & Solak Show #37!

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It’s the bye week so not only do the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles’ get a much needed break, but we here at BGN get to take a breather. That means we can take stock of the current landscape and also peek ahead. This includes looking forward to the 2019 NFL Draft.

To do that, The Kist & Solak Show brought on Jon Ledyard of The Draft Network and Locked On NFL Draft to discuss a range of topics. First, we talked about the TDN Midseason All-Rookie Team. Eagles’ tight end Dallas Goedert was voted First Team by the TDN staff, which should show you that they’re pretty smart dudes. You might even say.. that they’re Draft Dudes.

We also got into the QB1 discussion and assess where Justin Herbert of Oregon is as a player and what his ideal positioning is for his future success. Does that include bypassing some money to refine his game? Looking at this current class, it’s probably wise for him to “secure the bag”, but he also has some relationships with the coaching staff that may influence his decision.

There’s a good chance that the Eagles will enter the draft with a need at running back and if they’re looking for answers early, it might be tough to find a solid fit. Does it matter for a team that utilizes a committee approach? We discuss that and the top prospects at that position, including the injury-prone Rodney Anderson of Oklahoma, the polarizing David Montgomery from Iowa State, and the solid but unspectacular Damien Harris of Alabama.

Last, we delve into the many intriguing match-ups contained within the upcoming LSU vs Alabama game. It’s must-see TV for any draftnik and both teams boast a bevy of prospects. Each year Alabama has at least one defensive player that came from a rotational role and explodes when he gets full-time reps, and that’s the case with interior defensive lineman Quinnen Williams. Check out Ledyard’s report on him from late September and keep an eye on him on Saturday.

All that and more on The Kist & Solak Show #37 with Jon Ledyard; stream it on the media player below or click here if the player doesn’t load. We’ll be back Monday to discuss all the Sunday action and take a look ahead to the Eagles Week 10 tilt with the Dallas Cowboys. FLY EAGLES FLY!