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Archive: April, 2012

Three Eagles draft leftovers

Monday, April 30, 2012, 1:19 PM
If you didn't check in this weekend, here are MTC links that you might have missed: My take on the Fletcher Cox pick My take on the Day 2 picks Video of Nick Foles at Jon Gruden's QB Camp How CB Brandon Boykin fits in Rounding up Eagles draft grades Here are three more leftover items: PIECES IN... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Sunday, April 29, 2012, 8:47 AM
Here's a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles' draft: John Czarnecki of gives the Eagles a B: Fletcher Cox can anchor the interior of Philadelphia's wide-nine approach with its pass rushers. Cal linebacker Mychal Kendricks was the second-best middle linebacker... Read more

How Boykin fits with Eagles

Saturday, April 28, 2012, 4:14 PM
In the weeks leading up to the draft, we discussed the Eagles' need to upgrade at nickel cornerback and returner. With one pick in the fourth round, they might have addressed both areas, taking Georgia's Brandon Boykin. Boykin (5-9, 182) is almost the exact same size as the player he's trying to... Read more

Video: Boykin's 92-yard return

Saturday, April 28, 2012, 1:59 PM
In the fourth round, with the 123rd overall pick, the Eagles selected Georgia CB Brandon Boykin. Boykin can compete to be the slot cornerback right away and be the Eagles' return man. He shares the SEC record with four kickoff returns four touchdowns in his college career. Check out this video of... Read more

Making sense of the Eagles' picks

Saturday, April 28, 2012, 1:25 AM
Here's my take on the Eagles' three Day 2 selections in the NFL draft: Mychal Kendricks, LB, California The Eagles drafted six linebackers from 2009-2011, but none before the fourth round. And the position was a disaster last season, playing behind Jim Washburn's defensive line. Earlier this season... Read more

Video: Gruden's QB Camp with Foles

Friday, April 27, 2012, 11:42 PM
The Eagles selected Arizona quarterback Nick Foles in the third round (88th overall) Friday night. Here's a clip from when Foles joined Jon Gruden's QB Camp on ESPN. And as EaglesInsider Tweeted, the full show is on YouTube, for now. Get full Eagles coverage in our NFL Draft special section. You... Read more

Thoughts on Cox and Day 2

Friday, April 27, 2012, 9:29 AM
The only way the first round could have worked out better for the Eagles would have been if Fletcher Cox had dropped all the way to 15. But Howie Roseman, Andy Reid and company deserve credit for targeting their top defensive tackle and making a play for him. The Eagles gave up a fourth-round pick... Read more

Experts weigh in on Cox

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 10:33 PM
Here's what some analysts had to say about the Eagles' trade and selection of Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox. Mike Mayock, NFL Network: "This is another rare cat right here. People talk about a 300-pounder, he ran 4.76 at 300 pounds at the combine. And here's the deal with him.... Read more

Live chat: NFL Draft, Rounds 4-7

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 7:01 PM
Join's Sheil Kapadia as he provides live updates and analysis on Rounds 4-7 of the NFL Draft, scheduled to start Saturday at noon. On a mobile device? Click HERE to join the chat! Get complete coverage of the 2012 NFL Draft. Read more

Live chat: NFL Draft, Rounds 2 & 3

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 6:57 PM
Join's Sheil Kapadia as he provides live updates and analysis on Rounds 2 & 3 of the NFL Draft, scheduled to start Friday at 7 p.m. On a mobile device? Click HERE to join the chat! Get complete coverage of the 2012 NFL Draft HERE. Read more
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