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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 5/4/20.

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Which players landed in the best spots for NFL fantasy in 2020 - ESPN
WR Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles. Eagles’ coach Doug Pederson is going to find ways to get Reagor the ball. We know that. The TCU product can stretch the field vertically and he will see more slot targets as a pro. Plus, he also will get touches on jet sweeps and screens. Reagor will bring much-needed explosive play juice to Philly, where the Eagles’ wide receivers averaged a league-worst 6.46 yards per target in 2019. He’s a high-ceiling WR3 who could push his way into the lower-tier WR2 mix by midseason.

How Jalen Reagor will fit with the Philadelphia Eagles - Frogs O’ War
Reagor started at the Z-receiver position for the Horned Frogs, lining up on the outside for the majority of his snaps, but he showed the ability to play out of the slot as well. Reagor will immediately become a top-3 receiving threat for the Eagles, and with Jackson nearing the end of his career, Reagor will give Philadelphia another downfield speed threat who can make plays on special teams and out of the backfield. Philadelphia needed to get younger and more athletic at the wide receiver position, and that’s exactly what the Eagles did.

Eagles boast the most athletic rookie class from the 2020 NFL Draft - BGN
The Philadelphia Eagles didn’t just add a lot of speed to their roster through the 2020 NFL Draft. They acquired some of the best all around athletes from this year’s class. According to NFL Next Gen Stats, the Eagles actually boast THE most athletic rookie crop.

2020 UDFAs - Iggles Blitz
RB Adrian Killins, Central Florida – 5-7, 162 – Tiny, but explosive RB. Killins has a track background. As a prepster, he was a two-time Florida high school state 3A champion in the 200-meter dash and also the runner-up in the 100-meters. Florida might have the best athletes in the country so that should give you an idea that Killins’ speed is special. Killins averaged seven yards a carry for Central Florida last year. He averaged 12 yards per reception for his career. He ran a kickoff back for a TD. Killins was a threat to make a big play every time he touched the ball. Perfect player to put on the practice squad. Good for practice and might develop enough to win a roster spot in the future.

Eagles mailbag: Is Avonte Maddox really CB2? - NBCSP
That certainly seems like the plan. Heck, that was the plan before the Eagles signed Nickell Robey-Coleman, who is going to be the Eagles’ starting nickel. So that spot isn’t where Avonte Maddox will land and Jim Schwartz is going to give him first shot at being CB2 despite his lack of height. We saw some flashes from Jones last year and that was encouraging. And maybe he’ll be given a shot to win that job; the Eagles obviously won’t be upset about a former second-round pick finally fulfilling his potential. But I also think not having OTAs really hurts Sidney Jones. He’s losing valuable time to prove himself on the field. The Eagles probably would have used this time to move guys around in the secondary and now I wonder if they’ll feel better about just getting Maddox those training camp reps to get ready for the season.

Film Room: Darius Slay film breakdown - PE.com
Learn about what Darius Slay brings to the Eagles secondary on Film Room, presented by Miller Lite.

Detailed CeeDee Lamb film breakdown shows why he’ll be a star in Cowboys offense - Blogging The Boys
With the 17th pick in the NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys selected CeeDee Lamb, wide receiver out of Oklahoma. With a combination of good hands, good route running, and a knack for picking up tough yards after the catch, Lamb was one of the biggest steals of the draft. I think he’ll instantly provide value for the Cowboys doing what he does best in attacking zone coverages. In my opinion, once he cleans up a few minor things in route running that I noted in my video, and once he learns to get better at beating press man coverage, he will be a star player for this team.

With So Much Unknown, NFL Can Expect Imperfect 2020 Season - FMIA
“I’m very confident of a 16-game season with a Super Bowl in February,” said sports-business consultant Marc Ganis of SportsCorp Ltd. Ganis is a confidant of several owners and top league officials. “I didn’t say I was confident in 16 games with a bye, or what week in February the Super Bowl would be, or if every team will play eight games in their home stadiums, or whether there will be fans at every game. There’s more information that’s needed before we have these answers. Teams are just going to have be flexible.” I put a lot of stock in Ganis’ words, because I know who he knows and I know how much NFL people value his advice. Asterisk to his points: I am not as confident of a 16-game season, nor are a couple of the smart people I spoke with for this column. I won’t be surprised if this is a 12 or 14-game season. But with the scheduled start of the regular season 18 weeks away, that’s a lot of time for many different alternatives to develop, and pressure points to come from all over—including the White House, which clearly wants sports to resume. So we can’t know now what shape the league will take this year, but we can have some ideas to consider.

NFL wants college football to proceed (but if not would likely move games to Saturdays) - PFT
The NFL is indeed discussing the possibility of playing games on Saturdays in the event that college football doesn’t proceed with a season from September through December. As one source with direct knowledge of the discussions tells PFT, however, the league’s strong preference is for college football to happen, as scheduled. No college football season or a delayed season (a February-May scenario has been mentioned) would dramatically complicate the NFL’s ability to scout players in advance of the 2021 draft.

Inside the heartwarming world of Hot Wheels collecting - SB Nation
In 1995, Sheri Abbey was at a swap meet in California when something small caught her eye: a classic model Radio Flyer wagon Hot Wheels car, with a spoiler, rear-mounted engine and butterfly style steering wheel. Abbey had always appreciated machines. She grew up in Michigan, where she lived in a household of car enthusiasts. Her dad owned a body shop and would occasionally race. Together, Abbey and her father built hot rods, American muscle cars with large engines modified for speed. It made sense her love of big cars might translate to an affinity for small ones. But when Abbey picked up the toy, she couldn’t have known where it would take her. “I didn’t realize how collectible they were,” Abbey says. Soon, she was sharing the hobby with her son, who was three at the time. “We would go to car shows and because of Hot Wheels, he would know the names of all the cars.” A lifetime of collecting had begun.

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