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Eagles News: LeSean McCoy in the Hall of Fame?

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 3/15/21.

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Is LeSean McCoy a Hall of Famer? - NBCSP
THE HALL OF FAME MONITOR: Pro Football Reference’s Hall of Fame monitor is considers players at every position and measures their Hall of Fame chances based on numerous metrics compared to Hall of Famers and then assigns them a score that makes it easy to compare them to Hall of Famers at their position. Shady’s Hall of Fame metric score is 83.14, and every eligible running back in history with a score that high is already in the Hall of Fame. Peterson and Frank Gore are higher but obviously not yet eligible. Not that the monitor does not consider receiving stats.

NFL Mock Draft Roundup: There’s a new popular pick at No. 6 overall - BGN
One of the Waddle scenarios has the Eagles getting him at No. 12 in a trade down. I really don’t like the idea of moving down from No. 6 since the Eagles desperately need blue-chip talent and can’t afford to get cute. With that said, a trade down where the Eagles pick up a 2022 first-round pick (especially from a team that has reasonable potential to be bad) is where I’m willing to start listening. The Eagles could potentially have three first-round picks next year with such a trade.

Eagles podcast: Draft talk, free agency, and meddlesome Jeffrey Lurie - PhillyVoice
In the latest episode of BGN Radio, Brandon Gowton and I discussed Jeffrey Lurie’s reported mandate that the Philadelphia Eagles throw their full support behind Jalen Hurts, as well as some other draft and free agency talk.

Bang For The Buck - Iggles Blitz
Michael Davis would be a smart target for the Eagles. He has started 35 games over the past three years and is solid. Chidobe Awuzie never stood out in Dallas, but he’s been a reliable starter. If the Eagles want big corners, they could target Ahkello Witherspoon or Kevin King. We really aren’t sure what the new DC will want. We can make some guesses based on what he had in Indy and Minnesota. The Eagles have so little at CB that this feels like a position they must address. Darius Slay will start outside and Avonte Maddox could be in the slot. There isn’t much outside of that.

2021 NFL free agency guide: Which teams will be spenders? Which players could be traded? - NFL.com
NFL Network’s Michael Silver reported that multiple teams have inquired about Ertz, which is a surprise unless he’s willing to accept a pay cut. He’s due $8.25 million, a figure he would be unlikely to reach in free agency if he’s released. A straight release still seems possible.

2022 Compensatory Picks Potential - Over The Cap
Philadelphia Eagles: Never count out Howie Roseman in the quest for comp picks, but this looks like a weak year for him to pursue them for Philadelphia. Jalen Mills is the only Eagle that looks to sign a comp pick worthy contract on a low list of 12 pending UFAs. However, with the Eagles holding a high payroll and low cap space, that might end up naturally creating a comp pick or two for them. Potential: Low

Now that Dak Prescott has signed a long-term contract, the expectations will surely change - Blogging The Boys
So calling him overrated now that he signed a big-money contract is fine, it had no real impact on whether the Cowboys should have actually done the deal. They should have. Prescott has shown he can play among the elites. But until he wins big in the post-season, he won’t be living up to expectations with his new monster contract.

Washington Free Agency: Who is re-signing and who is hitting the market? - Hogs Haven
Ronald Darby signed a cheap prove it deal(1-year, $3 million) last offseason, and had a solid season while also staying healthy. He is expected to be rewarded in free agency, but we are entering a strange year due to COVID-19 and a much lower than expected salary cap. John Keim said Washington was trying to get a deal done to bring Darby back to his hometown team, but nothing has been finalized. Several teams are reportedly interested in Darby, and he probably wants to hit free agency to maximize his value.

Ed’s mock draft 5.0: Kyle Pitts somehow falls to Giants - Big Blue View
I rejected a pair of trade-down offers here. The Las Vegas Raiders offered picks 17 and 48 and the Washington Football Team put 19 and 51 on the table. Considering how this played out, I decided to keep the 11th pick. Why? Pitts was still on the board. Now, let’s be serious for a second. In the real draft, this would be a complete stunner. Remember what NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah said. “I think you can make a strong case he’s the best player in the draft.” If I’m Gettleman, I might break a hip I’d move so fast to get this pick in. Whether you think he’s a Darren Waller-esque tight end or a Plaxico Burress-esque wide receiver, I think he might be a perfect play maker for Jason Garrett and Daniel Jones. If Pitts is available at No. 11, he’s not getting past me. Unless, miraculously, Chase is also still there.

Drew Brees Leaves A Legend. Plus What To Expect In Free Agency - FMIA
Money spent on the top end of free agency is usually wasteful. [...] Nick Foles, Jacksonville ($88 million). Made $38 million in two Jacksonville/Chicago years while going 2-9.

NFL Daily Kickoff, Monday - Drew Brees Retires | Welcome to Tampering SZ‪N‬ - The SB Nation NFL Show
It finally happened. On Sunday the NFL saw one of its greatest players ever call it a career as New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees officially retired. The Saints have a plan though, and we have plenty of other things to discuss. Trades! Extensions! Re-signings! Restructures! Salary Cap space! Welcome to legal tampering season, baby.

NCAA Men’s 2021 Tournament Bracket - SB Nation
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