Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Herremans' toughness; another mock draft

Todd Herremans played 1,094 snaps last season, tied for most on the Eagles with Jason Kelce, according to Pro Football Focus.

Herremans' toughness; another mock draft

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No Eagle played more snaps than Todd Herremans in 2011. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
No Eagle played more snaps than Todd Herremans in 2011. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

Todd Herremans played 1,094 snaps last season, tied for most on the Eagles with Jason Kelce, according to Pro Football Focus.

Today, he was named to USA Today's All-Joe Team, which rewards "first-rate players who receive second-rate recognition." Only players who have never been named to the Pro Bowl are eligible. Here's their writeup on Herremans:

A starting guard his first six NFL seasons, he shifted to right tackle in 2011, a move that made him Michael Vick's blind-side bodyguard. Philadelphia's 6,386 yards were a team record.

After the Eagles failed with a few different options at right tackle during training camp, Herremans stepped in and played well. With him and Jason Peters, the Eagles have a couple of good tackles going into 2012.

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Brent Celek was also named to the All-Joe team:

Tough yards are his forte. According to STATS Inc., his 8.1 yards after the catch (and he had 62 receptions) was the best among all tight ends in 2011. Celek is also an effective blocker, a trait not all modern tight ends are known for.

MOCKING THE EAGLES

One more mock draft released today. This one from Don Banks of SI.com. Like many others, he's got the Eagles taking Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly at No. 15:

When you say the words "linebacker" and "Boston College" in the same sentence, Eagles fans still instantly think of Mike Mamula, the team's over-hyped first-rounder in 1995. But Kuechly is this year's finest inside linebacker prospect, and that's where the crying need lies on Philly's defense.

I rounded up some other mock drafts and links yesterday.


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