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Daniel Jeremiah explains why he mocked top corner to Eagles - NBCSP
“I think they can go in a couple different directions,” Jeremiah said. “Where they moved out of 6 and positioned themselves at 12, I think they’ve in a pretty good spot for the top corner potentially or you’re looking at maybe the top edge rusher. There’s a couple different ways they could go. But I would think if Patrick Surtain II is there, you just turn in the card. To me, he’s a high floor, high ceiling guy and you put him opposite of Darius Slay and off you go. He’s just clean. Last year, we’ll see how it works out with Reagor. I think it was a little bit of a risk and so far the returns haven’t been huge. To me, I think maybe putting this one right in the middle of the fairway with somebody like Patrick Surtain II would be a good move.”

Corner Questions - Iggles Blitz
1st Round. Jaycee Horn – The most talented corner prospect. Horn is a very good player and an elite athlete. He’s big as well. He’s got a few things to work on, but his potential is through the roof. [...] Greg Newsome – My favorite corner in the draft. Smooth. Plays the deep ball better than anyone else. Newsome has had some minor injuries in multiple seasons and that has to be factored in. He’s not worth pick 12. [...] Patrick Surtain – The consensus top corner, but I’ve got concerns. Had a great Pro Day, but that athleticism doesn’t always show up in games. Gave up long TDs vs Florida and Tennessee. Watch him vs Ohio State and Chris Olave runs by him multiple times. That’s a concern for me. Maybe I’m focusing too much on some negative plays, but the more I watch Surtain, the more nervous he makes me.

Report: Eagles would pursue Deshaun Watson trade, if the window opens for doing so - BGN
The Philadelphia Eagles continue to be linked to a potential Deshaun Watson trade. This much despite the fact the Houston Texans quarterback is facing 22 lawsuits alleging sexual assault and/or inappropriate conduct. The latest tidbit comes from Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, who wrote the following in an articled titled “Could the Eagles be lurking for Deshaun Watson?” on Friday.

Eye On The Enemy #49: NFC East Free Agency & Draft Analysis w/ numberFire’s Jim Sanne‪s‬ - BGN Radio
On Episode 49 of Eye on the Enemy, host John Stolnis is joined by numberFire.com’s Jim Sannes to take a look at what the Cowboys, Giants and Football Team have done in free agency thus far and preview the entire division’s plans for the NFL Draft. Also, Jim gives his outlook for the Birds in 2021 and whether Washington or New York have one of the 10 best rosters in the NFL. Also, John analyzes the two new free agency additions the Birds made this week, Eric Wilson and Jordan Howard, and why this off-season has had no juice whatsoever.

Where are they now? LB Byron Evans - PE.com
Shortly after arriving at Eagles Training Camp in 1987, Byron Evans was given uniform No. 56. But if the rookie linebacker hoped to make the team and then get some playing time once the regular season rolled around, he’d have to learn coach Buddy Ryan’s 46 Defense. Easier said than done. “It was very complicated,” says Evans, a fourth-round draft pick out of Arizona. “Probably one of the most complex defenses of all time. But it wasn’t intimidating. I think, more than anything, I was surrounded by a good bunch of guys who were willing to go the extra mile and help me out and give me the confidence boost that I needed.

Daniel Jones, Ezekiel Elliott, Odell Beckham Jr. among NFL’s make-or-break players in 2021 - NFL.com
Yes, I feel that Carson Wentz had legit reasons for failure last season, but there’s no need to recap the excuses. Not after Wentz’s offseason relocation to a plum position in Indy, where he’s reunited with Frank Reich, who was his offensive coordinator in that stellar ‘17 campaign. The Colts provide the 28-year-old signal-caller with a fine, Quenton Nelson-led O-line. Wentz will be handing the ball off to Jonathan Taylor, who just rushed for 1,169 yards and 11 touchdowns as a rookie. Another 2020 rookie, Michael Pittman, flashed promising potential out wide, and T.Y. Hilton’s staying put on a one-year deal. Not to mention, Matt Eberflus’ defense finished top 10 in points and yards allowed. Indy’s the type of team that could take the division, and then win a playoff game or two. This is that kind of roster. The pressure’s on for Wentz to deliver the goods. I think he will. (And he better.)

Jerry Jones’ reported “infatuation” with Kyle Pitts means it would be hard for the Cowboys to pass on him - Blogging The Boys
The benefits of Kyle Pitts exceed just having another tight end for the passing game (where the Cowboys already made serious commitment this offseason by paying Dak Prescott). Pitts’ presence allows them flexibility in two very different and important ways. For starters, when Dallas drafted CeeDee Lamb last year the idea shared by many was that the team should never abandon 11 personnel so as to properly take advantage of their trio of Lamb, Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup. Pitts would make 12 personnel all the more exciting as the Cowboys could utilize him with either Blake Jarwin or Dalton Schultz, making them less predictable when one of the receivers runs off of the field.

More unnamed plaintiffs suing Deshaun Watson must reveal their identities - PFT
Barring a settlement, more of the unnamed plaintiffs who are suing Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson will be required to attach their names to their cases. Following a Friday morning ruling that one of the 22 plaintiffs must attach her name to her civil complaint, another ruling has been issued requiring three more of the Jane Doe plaintiffs to re-file their cases with their names identified. Nine others have agreed to attach their names to their complaints.

2021 NFL Draft Special #8: The Great QB Debate + “My Guys” w/The Draft Networ‪k‬ - The SB Nation NFL Show
Michael Kist is joined by Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network to discuss the how the quarterbacks could come off the board in the 2021 NFL Draft PLUS Crabbs makes his case for his favorite, pound the table prospects in the draft!

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