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Archive: April, 2012

What the Eagles won't do in the draft

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 11:09 AM
Back by popular demand (OK, one reader asked for it) it’s the Fourth Annual Not-so Fearless Forecast of what the Eagles may do in the draft. Here’s the hook: rather than try and predict what they might do over the next three days, I’ll give you the top ten things I think the Eagles... Read more

Washburn: Cox is "biggest 296 pounder"

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 11:04 PM
Jim Washburn LOVES Fletcher Cox. "He's such a good athlete," Washburn said not long after the Eagles selected the Mississippi State defensive tackle Thursday night in the NFL draft. "I told Andy [Reid] when I came back from working him out in Starkville, [Miss.] he's the biggest 296 pounder I've ever... Read more

Cowboys get aggressive, Claiborne

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 6:34 PM
NEW YORK —The Eagles rivals are getting aggressive early. Dallas traded up from the 14th pick overall to grab the best cornerback in the draft tonight, landing LSU's Morris Claiborne with the sixth pick in the draft. The Cowboys sent their first round pick and second (45th overall) to the Rams... Read more

Bottom line: Eagles should swing big

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 4:45 PM
I’ve probably written more words this week about things that might or might not happen than at any other time in my reporting career. Buried somewhere in that analysis was a point a tried to come back to, one probably obscured by an avalanche of my own speculation. So, hours before the draft... Read more

After Asante, the case for drafting a CB

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 11:48 AM
With the trade of Asante Samuel, the Eagles will complete a purge of recent starting cornerbacks, moving away from the smaller group that once manned the defensive backfield and toward a roster of cover men with the rare and increasingly important blend of speed and height. It’s a trend that... Read more

Video: Asante move embarrassing for Birds?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 7:03 PM
Video: The Eagles sent Asante Samuel to the Falcons. Jeff McLane of the Inquirer discusses the move with CineSport's Noah Coslov and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter. Read more

Word on the Birds: Eagles' defensive targets in the 2012 NFL Draft

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 12:12 AM
In the latest episode of "Word on the Birds,"'s Sheil Kapadia joins the Inquirer's Jeff McLane and Jonathan Tamari to talk about defensive players the Eagles might target in the draft. Get complete coverage of the Eagles' preparations for the 2012 NFL Draft in Sports' special... Read more

Trade up? Move down? Stay Put? Eagles draft scenarios

Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 9:53 AM
In the final days before the NFL Draft, you can never be sure if a GM is sharing his real thoughts or spinning misdirection. But there was one thing Howie Roseman told reporters last week that rings inarguably true: no matter how much planning goes in beforehand, no one knows exactly what to expect... Read more

Vick on pressure, expectations of going No. 1

Monday, April 23, 2012, 8:13 PM
Andrew Luck will be the number one pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, making him the 31st quarterback to go first overall, and the 10th in the last 12 years. It’s a unique fraternity that comes with prestige, money and huge expectations. Mike Vick knows this, having gone number one overall... Read more

Could the Eagles bet on a QB?

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 5:24 PM
A few weeks back I argued that the Eagles should pass on picking a quarterback this year, in large part because they’re not going to get one of the top first round prospects (unless they pay a fortune for the much-debated Ryan Tannehill) and the history of quarterbacks picked in the second round... Read more
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