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Archive: April, 2011

Evaluating 1st-round picks under Reid

Monday, April 11, 2011, 11:40 AM
Since Andy Reid has been in town, the Eagles have had 12 drafts and have made 10 first-round picks. Today, let's take a break from looking ahead to this month's draft and look back at how the Eagles have fared with their first-round picks over the years. Here's the list of selections: Year Player Position School Overall... Read more

Eagles check out pair of RBs

Sunday, April 10, 2011, 1:45 PM
As I explained in Friday's piece, running back seems like a position the Eagles are likely to address at some point in the draft. The latest names to surface are Oklahoma's DeMarco Murray and USC's Allen Bradford. Murray (6-0, 213) had a visit planned with the Eagles, according to Adam Caplan of... Read more

Mock drafts: Who will the Eagles take?

Saturday, April 9, 2011, 12:32 PM
Here's a roundup of mock drafts and who they have the Eagles taking: ESPN.com's Mel Kiper still has the Birds going with Wisconsin tackle Gabe Carimi in the first round: I have offensive tackle as the top need for a team that has to make sure they don't take the athleticism of their starting quarterback... Read more

Three thoughts on the Eagles' draft

Friday, April 8, 2011, 12:40 PM
With the draft just 20 days away, I'll provide three Eagles-focused thoughts on each of the next three Fridays, leading up to April 28. Here's the first installment: 1. The one name that's been linked to the Eagles in various mock drafts that I find most intriguing is Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith... Read more

Eagles check out 'Bama QB, Kansas State RB

Thursday, April 7, 2011, 12:02 PM
The Eagles are one of three NFC East teams to have scheduled a private workout with Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy, a source tells Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post. The other two are the Giants and Cowboys. McElroy (6-2, 220), a two-year starter, completed over 70 percent of his passes... Read more

Eagles check out pair of CBs

Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 1:23 PM
It's no secret that the Eagles need to address the cornerback position this offseason, whether it's via trade, free agency or the draft. The latest names to surface in terms of prospects are Utah State's Curtis Marsh and Southern Illinois' Korey Lindsey. The Eagles have worked out Marsh privately... Read more

Eagles draft buzz: More workouts, visits

Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 11:48 AM
With the draft 23 days away, the workouts and visits continue for the Eagles. Adam Caplan of FoxSports.com reports that the Birds will host New Mexico State cornerback Davon House and Utah guard Caleb Schlauderaff. House (6-1, 200) was a four-year starter and two-time All-WAC first-team selection... Read more

Bengals among suitors for Kolb?

Monday, April 4, 2011, 7:05 PM
As Wednesday's hearing approaches and we wait to find out what the next step is with the NFL lockout, the Kevin Kolb rumors continue to surface. ESPN's Adam Schefter Tweeted on Monday that the Cincinnati Bengals are a potential suitor: Add Bengals to list of teams interested in Kevin Kolb. Connect... Read more

Eagles work out QB Dalton

Monday, April 4, 2011, 11:51 AM
The Eagles recently worked out TCU quarterback Andy Dalton, a source tells Adam Caplan of FoxSports.com. Dalton (6-2, 215) had an impressive senior season for the Horned Frogs, completing over 66 percent of his passes for 2,857 yards, 27 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also ran for 435 yards... Read more

Kolb's contract; Reid on 4th down

Sunday, April 3, 2011, 10:32 AM
A recent Tweet by Jim Trotter of SI.com has sparked some discussion about Kevin Kolb's contract situation and the effect it could have on his future. Here's what Trotter said earlier this week: Keep hearing that teams interested in Kolb are not scared of draft choice compensation. They're scared... Read more
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