Welcome to Day 2 of Bleeding Green Nation’s 2018 NFL Draft live blog! Round two begins at 7:00 PM ET. Click here for info on how to watch the broadcast.
This post will host constant updates regarding draft rumors, trade updates, hot takes, and more, while also serving as an open thread for discussion in the comments. The Philadelphia Eagles are set to make their first pick in this year’s draft at No. 52. It’ll be interesting to see who they take. Also, don’t rule more trades tonight. Wink.
Stay tuned to Bleeding Green Nation for the latest updates regarding Eagles moves and others made around the league. Make sure to listen to BGN Radio LIVE on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BleedingGreenNation. The stream should be more reliable today!
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[UPDATE: 11:07 PM ET] This has been Jim Keane (@JeromesFriend) filling in for the great BLG. Sleep good. In case you forgot,
THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES ARE SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS!!!!!
[UPDATE: 11:03 PM ET] One last thought on Dallas Goedert:
I don’t dislike Dallas Goedert as a player. I do wonder how the Eagles will utilize him though. Wrote this back on March 28: https://t.co/r0P70u2fdj pic.twitter.com/uM4eHqJm8W— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) April 28, 2018
[UPDATE: 11:00 PM ET] The Eagles did not trade up in the third round. The Kansas City Chiefs selected LB Dorian O’Daniel with the last pick of the third round.
[UPDATE: 10:57 PM ET] Just one more pick left for the Eagles to trade up.....
[UPDATE: 10:55 PM ET] Just two more pick left for the Eagles to trade up into the third round............
[UPDATE: 10:52 PM ET] The Buffalo Bills had a really classy move with their draft pick announcement, bringing “Pancho Billa” to the stage. Pancho’s real name is Ezra Castro and he’s president of the Dallas-Fort Worth Bills Backer chapter. Castro is an iconic Bills fan who is currently battling cancer. Andre Reed introduced him to the NFL Draft crowd.
[UPDATE: 10:39 PM ET] The Jacksonville Jaguars select S Ronnie Harrison from Alabama, who would have looked great in an Eagles uniform. The Eagles, by the way, have not yet traded up into the third round. :(
[UPDATE: 10:35 PM ET] Tune in!
Dallas Goedert’s first press conference as a member of the Eagles will take place around 4:30 PM tomorrow.— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) April 28, 2018
[UPDATE: 10:16 PM ET] It’s only been a few minutes, but let’s relive how the Eagles crushed the Dallas Cowboys in their own stadium tonight.
[UPDATE: 10:09 PM ET] The Baltimore Ravens select OT Orlando Brown (Oklahoma), who the Eagles were rumored to be in love with.
[UPDATE: 10:06 PM ET] Former Eagles great Stephen Tulloch announced the Detroit Lions’ 82nd pick, Tracy Walker. And the Eagles still have not traded up into the third round.
[UPDATE: 10:01 PM ET] With the 81st pick of the draft, the Dallas Cowboys (who have not won a Super Bowl in a really long time) select Michael Gallup, WR from Colorado State. Gallup looks to replace Dez Bryant, a WR the Cowboys released but will still pay salary for.
[UPDATE: 9:50 PM ET] Seattle trades the 76th pick (good number!) to the Pittsburgh Steelers, who select QB Mason Rudolph from Oklahoma State.
For some reason, CBS Sports had Rudolph ranked as the top QB in the draft, 11th overall.
[UPDATE: 9:40 PM ET] The New York Jets just drafted Nathan Shepherd from Fort Hays State, a guy you can’t help but be happy for. His draft reaction is great.
[UPDATE: 9:37 PM ET] The Denver Bronco’s selected Royce Freeman, RB from Oregon, because #OregonBias. And the Philadelphia Eagles still have not traded up into the third round.
[UPDATE: 9:25 PM ET] The New York Giants selected another player with ten fingers.
[UPDATE: 9:23 PM ET] Just to reinforce how much we screwed over the Cowboys:
Dallas Goedert ranked as @PFF’s No. 1 tight end. They called him “the best offensive mismatch weapon in the draft” https://t.co/Za8ssQ4GCP pic.twitter.com/b9iGuRWxRQ— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) April 28, 2018
[UPDATE: 9:17 PM ET] The Eagles did not jump in front of the Giants to select a giant.
[UPDATE: 9:11 PM ET] Hmm...
From a league source on Guice: "He got into an altercation at a meeting with the Eagles. He had several meetings where he came across lazy only wants to play video games. We caught a direct dishonesty from him in our meeting."— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) April 28, 2018
[UPDATE: 7:46 PM ET] Titans trade up with the Raiders for Harold Landry. He’s finally off the board.
[UPDATE: 7:40 PM ET] Ronald Jones goes off the board to the Buccaneers. Derrius Guice is still falling. Courtland Sutton also off the board to the Broncos. Sorry, Cowboys.
[UPDATE: 7:20 PM ET] It’s a crime we didn’t get to see this.
“By the way, there was word that [Jason] Kelce, in full Mummers gear, might have been the choice [to announce the Eagles’ pick at No. 32] had they not [traded down].” — @richeisen— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) April 27, 2018
[UPDATE: 7:19 PM ET] Austin Corbett and Nick Chubb to the Browns. The Giants take Willy Hernandez, who was the Eagles’ pick in the BGN Community Mock Draft. They’ve done well for themselves with Hernandez and Saquon Barkley. Too bad they don’t have a quarterback.
[UPDATE: 7:10 PM ET] The second round has begun. The BGN Radio draft show feed is also up, by the way.
[UPDATE: 6:38 PM ET] Based on the rumblings I’ve heard, I’d be surprised if Derrius Guice ends up on the Eagles. Sorry to crush your dreams.
[UPDATE: 6:25 PM ET] Thread’s up! BLG here. I’ll be providing updates here for a bit until James Keane takes over later in the evening. Follow me for updates on Twitter: @BrandonGowton. Here’s to a fun night where the Eagles actually draft a player or two. Some references: NFL Mock Draft 2018: Day 2 options for the Eagles | NFL Draft 2018: Top 10 best players still available for the Eagles | The Eagles have options for Draft Day Two trades.