Duke quarterback Daniel Jones took home the Most Valuable Player of the game award, but was it deserved and does it even matter? We take a look at his week, overall game, and tackle the narrative about his “big arm”.
The Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles might be looking at a field stretcher in the NFL Draft. Were there any in Mobile? Ohio State’s Terry McLaurin and Missouri’s Emanuel Hall might fit the bill.
Terry McLaurin - slight stem to the inside shoulder of CB, lightning fast rocker step to the outside makes CB speed turn, stacks/tracks and adjusts to win through contact - McLaurin is making everyone else look like they’re moving in slow motion pic.twitter.com/xAcxJZXmPO— Brad Kelly (@BradKelly17) January 28, 2019
McLaurin averaged 20 yards a catch as a senior and had a breakout week that sent many of us scrambling back to the film. Last year Hall only caught 37 balls but went for 828 for a robust 22.4 yard average.
Mississippi State’s Montez Sweat got rave reviews for his week; is he an option to select at 25th overall? He checked in at 6’6”, 252 pounds with long arms (35 5/8”), but I’m not sure he fits what the Eagles are looking for from their edge rushers. This is due to his lack of natural bend, which won’t match the rush angles Jim Schwartz prefers to deploy.
We also have a discussion about the proposed trade between the Eagles and the Jacksonville Jaguars that involved Nick Foles and possibly Leonard Fournette. If all sides were to oblige, the Jaguars would be on the hook for a massive expenditure of capital at the quarterback position. Is that a deal breaker? Well, it’s only one of the many things working against the potential trade. We discuss it in-depth and play “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” with coaches tied to Foles.
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