When the Eagles selected Louisville defensive end Marcus Smith, the general reaction from people that follow the Eagles was, “Who?”
Marcus Smith who dat?— Fern™ (@EaglesNationTX) May 9, 2014
Marcus smith.... That's the best you could do eagles— Pat Bailey (@bobbybails) May 9, 2014
#Eagles have drafted OLB Marcus Smith. Surprise.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) May 9, 2014
Here are the things I know about Marcus Smith:— Zoo With Roy (@zoowithroy) May 9, 2014
The answer to that question was a third-team All-American that recorded 15 sacks during his final season at Louisville.
Despite his great senior season, Smith was not projected to be a first-round draft pick. Actually, he was projected to be taken during the second round at the earliest and as late as the fourth. This left Eagles followers scratching their collective heads.
Could have traded down and still got Marcus Smith. meh— Kevin Kinkead (@KevinKCBS3) May 9, 2014
Marcus Smith, a second or third round guy— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) May 9, 2014
Hard to imagine Marcus Smith being the BPA at #26. Let's see what the extra 3rd rounder gets them. Again, I like the player, but not at 26.— Ike Reese (@Ike58Reese) May 9, 2014
Upon further investigation, some Eagles fans began to warm to the idea of Smith coming off the egde in green and white while bringing youth to a position that could definitely use it.
Loving Marcus Smith now that I'm reading about him.— dirty dan (@pdublegit7) May 9, 2014
Starting to embrace the Marcus Smith pick, could become a hell of a pass rusher in our system working with Trent Cole.— Zach Glenn (@Zach_Glenn_12) May 9, 2014
More and more I watch Marcus smith I love him— The 5th Josephsahn (@Matt_Josephson7) May 9, 2014
So i watched some more tape on Marcus Smith and he's actually not that bad— Hermes (@SuperPrinceBro) May 9, 2014