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Bleeding Green Nation

Mock Draft: Eagles take an offensive tackle in the first round

How do you feel about this pick? There are 93 days until the 2019 NFL Draft begins on Thursday, April 25. We’re going to kill some time until then with our weekly Mock Draft Monday series. Yes, I do realize I’m posting this on a Tuesday, but yesterday’s Carson Wentz report threw off BGN’s posting schedule. So, hush! The latest mock draft from SB Nation’s Dan Kadar has the Eagles taking an offensive tackle with the No. 25 overall pick. Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss: Jason Peters turns 37 this week, and time is running out on his outstanding career. It would be smart of the Eagles to...

Gang Green Nation

2019 Jets Free Agency Profile: Golden Tate

Should the Jets go after Golden Tate? Welcome to the start of the 2019 Jets Free Agency Profile series! Up until the start of the 2019 free agency period in March, I’ll be running through a bunch of names the Jets could potentially bring in with their hoard of cap space. Let’s begin! Name: Golden Tate Birthday/Age: August 2nd, 1988 (age 31 on September 1st) Height/Weight: 5’10, 197 FA type: Unrestricted College: Notre Dame (selected by Seattle at 60th overall in the second round of the 2010 Draft) Team(s): Eagles (2018), Lions (2014-18), Seahawks (2010-13) Position/usage: Slot...

Acme Packing Company

Packers’ second first-round draft pick in 2019 set at #30 overall after Saints’ loss to Rams

With New Orleans out, we finally have the final positions of both first-round picks. Green Bay Packers fans have been cheering against the New Orleans Saints all year long. Each Saints loss was a gain for the Packers, who acquired New Orleans’ first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on day one of the 2018 selection meeting. Those efforts did not go well, however, as the Saints finished 13-3 in the regular season, posting the best record in the entire NFL. A victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round of the playoffs sent them to the NFC Championship Game. However, on...

Bleeding Green Nation

A handful of Senior Bowl prospects to watch for the Eagles

Taking an early look at the loaded showcase game... We are less than two days away from Senior Bowl weigh-ins in Mobile, Alabama. It’s draft season folks, and there isn’t a better way to kick it off than the best showcase game in all the land. I’ll be in Mobile to cover all the happenings and there are a handful of names that I’m overeager to analyze. This list is comprised of names I’ve done at least three games of film study on, so excuse any omissions. There will be plenty of time to gush about those left out names as the week goes on. Regardless, here are the prospects that...

Bleeding Green Nation

Power ranking the Eagles’ needs in the NFL Draft

The Kist & Solak Show #71! There are a plethora of moving parts with the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles’ roster as we enter this off-season. The re-signing and free agency periods still need to take place, but as we transition into the NFL Draft work there are obvious areas that the Eagles could attack to improve their roster. Me and Benjamin Solak power ranked what we thought were the biggest areas of need for the Eagles entering the draft. Of course a few of the main positions are as folllows: OFFENSIVE TACKLE It’s unclear if Jason Peters will retire and what the Eagles will...

Bleeding Green Nation

Mel Kiper’s mock draft has the Eagles taking a defensive end

Who should the Eagles pick? You really know the 2019 NFL offseason has arrived (for all but four teams, at least) when Mel Kiper is back in your life. The ESPN analyst released his first 2019 NFL mock draft on Thursday. Here’s who he has the Philadelphia Eagles taking in the first round, via In$ider: 25. Philadelphia Eagles: Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State With free agents Brandon Graham and Chris Long potentially moving on, Philadelphia could add some pass-rush help here. At 6-foot-6, 241 pounds, Sweat is a rangy prospect who is athletically gifted. And he produced, racking up 22...

Da Windy City

Chicago Bears should bring back Robbie Gould in 2019

A familiar face is set to become a free agent, and the Chicago Bears just so happen to have a need at his position. The Chicago Bears and their fans are just now beginning to get over the heartbreaking loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, even though there will be constant reminders throughout draft season, the […] Chicago Bears should bring back Robbie Gould in 2019 - Da Windy City - Da Windy City - A Chicago Sports Site - Bears, Bulls, Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks, Fighting Illini & More

Bleeding Green Nation

The Eagles have a LOT of questions to answer this offseason

Philly’s front office has a lot of critical decisions to make. Not all NFL offseasons are created equal. If you go back to last year, the Philadelphia Eagles didn’t have to face a lot of tough decisions. It was pretty clear that some key role players (Trey Burton, Beau Allen, etc.) would be leaving in free agency. The NFL Draft was going to be relatively uneventful as the Eagles only had five picks to work with. And with the Super Bowl honeymoon in effect, I think it’s safe to say people generally cared about the offseason a little less than usual. That’s not the case this year....

Bleeding Green Nation

NFL Mock Draft 2019: Picks for all the eliminated teams

Who should the Eagles take? After an exciting end to the season that featured winning four out of five final games, a surprise playoff berth, and an upset of the Bears in the Wild Card Round ... the Eagles’ offseason is here. A month ago, it felt like the Eagles were toast and due for a major rebuilding project this offseason. However, their spark to end the season gives some hope regarding a lot of the young talent on the team. With three picks in the first two rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Eagles have a great opportunity to reload the roster through the draft. Since the playoffs are...

Bleeding Green Nation

The Linc - Doug Pederson has built a strong culture in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 1/15/19. Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ... Doug Pederson has turned Eagles into a team free agents want to join - PhillyVoice“[Doug Pederson] is one of my favorite people in the world,” last season’s Super Bowl MVP said during locker clean-out day on Monday. “Being able to play for Doug for the last couple of years has been a joy. He was my quarterback coach as a rookie. I was just talking to him not long ago, I remember when he flew down to West Lake High School and I threw with him when he was trying me out before the draft. I...

Bleeding Green Nation

Taking stock of the Eagles’ running back situation heading into the 2019 offseason

It isn’t a great year for adding depth to the super young position group. During the end-of-the-season press conference on Tuesday, Eagles EVP of football operations Howie Roseman talked about areas of interest in the upcoming NFL Draft, and he identified that it could be a historic class for defensive ends and tackle. Interestingly, he also said that it was a bit weaker in terms of top-tier quarterback and running back prospects. With injuries plaguing the running back position for the Eagles throughout the 2018 season, and the uncertainty of Darren Sproles’ retirement and Jay...

Bleeding Green Nation

Eagles have plenty of picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, including No. 25 overall

Time to replenish. The 2019 NFL Draft order is nearly finalized now that the Divisional Round of the playoffs is over and only four teams remain alive. Unfortunately for the Eagles, they are not one of those teams since they’ve been eliminated. The good news for Philadelphia is they have reason to be excited about the offseason. The Eagles own at least nine selections in the 2019 NFL Draft, including the No. 25 overall pick in the first round. For a frame of reference, here’s a look at the No. 25 overall pick in the last 10 drafts: 2018 - TE Hayden Hurst 2017 - S Jabrill Peppers...

Detroit Sports Nation

LOOK: Detroit Lions’ 3rd Round NFL Draft slot finalized

When the Detroit Lions traded Golden Tate to the Philadelphia Eagles, they did so for the Eagles third-round pick in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft. Embed from At the time of the trade, the Eagles were contending for a playoff spot but had a long way to go. As we know now, the […]

Pride Of Detroit

2019 NFL Draft order: Detroit Lions 3rd round pick set after Eagles eliminated

A look at the Lions’ first three picks. The Divisional Round of the playoffs is over, and 28 of the 32 teams have now seen their seasons come to an unfortunate end. As each team gets eliminated, the order for the 2019 NFL Draft becomes clearer. With the Eagles, Colts, Cowboys and Chargers all eliminated over the weekend, we now know the order of the first 28 picks in the draft. Here’s a look: Cardinals 49ers Jets Raiders Buccaneers Giants Jaguars Lions Bills Broncos Bengals Packers Dolphins Falcons Washington Panthers Browns Vikings Titans Steelers Seahawks Ravens Texans Raiders (from...

Lombardi Ave

Packers: Draft pick from Saints will be no higher than 30th overall

The New Orleans Saints’ victory in the divisional round is bad news for the Green Bay Packers’ draft position. With the Saints’ victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Sunday’s divisional round contest, the Green Bay Packers will now pick later in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Green Bay’s 6-9-1 record ensures it […] Packers: Draft pick from Saints will be no higher than 30th overall - Lombardi Ave - Lombardi Ave - A Green Bay Packers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Silver And Black Pride

Raiders final first round pick tumble stops at 27 as top seeds sweep Divisional round

All Raiders picks in the top three rounds are now set. The Divisional round of the playoffs is over. It had no surprises with all four of the top seeds winning their games to advance to the Conference Championships. We also finally know where the Raiders will be selecting all three of their first round picks in April’s draft. The final result had to wait until the very end of the last game, because it depended on the result between the Eagles and Saints in New Orleans. In the final two minutes of the game, the Saints were up by six point and the Eagles had the ball. Nick Foles threw over...

Niner Nation

Updated NFL draft order following divisional playoffs

28 spots are now known. The players in the Super Bowl chase have been trimmed now that wild card weekend is a wrapchase have been trimmed now that wild card weekend is a wrap chase have been trimmed to four now that the divisional games are The chase have been trimmed now that the divisional games are a wrap. The Indianapolis Colts, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Chargers, and Philadelphia Eagles been eliminated from the playoffs after losing their games and now the next four spots in the 2019 NFL Draft are set. Previously, the furthest we knew was that the Oakland Raiders sat at 24th (via...

Bucs Nation

2018 numbers vs. career averages: Offense

The guys who saw jumps in numbers this year are exactly who you would expect. As a team, the 2018 Tampa Bay Buccaneers were a major disappointment. The season started with back-to-back wins over the Saints and Eagles, but things quickly went downhill from there. By the end of week 17, the Bucs were 5-11 and in possession of the No. 5 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Head coach Dirk Koetter was fired after three seasons, giving way to a pretty quick coaching search that culminated with the hiring of two-time NFL Coach of the Year Bruce Arians. In addition to getting his staff to fix one of...

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Lions get 89th pick in NFL draft from Golden Tate trade

The Detroit Lions have acquired the 89th pick from the Philadelphia Eagles for the trade of Golden Tate. The Lions also have picks No. 8 and 43.        

Bleeding Green Nation

Golden Tate’s touchdown catch against the Bears almost didn’t happen

The Eagles receiver admitted he wasn’t sure of the play at first, but was quick to adjust his route. Late in the fourth quarter against the Bears, the third-round draft pick the Eagles traded to Detroit for wide receiver Golden Tate seemed a lot more reasonable. On fourth down, and with their playoff run hopes on the line, Tate made a big time catch to put the Eagles up by one. And while it looked clean, the wide receiver admitted afterward that he didn’t actually know Foles alerted the play until after the ball was snapped. Golden Tate: 'I didn't even see him alert it...I looked...

Windy City Gridiron

The premature pain of the double doink

Four days after the Eagles loss, one Bears fan won’t move forward. I’m not ready to talk about Vic Fangio. I’m not ready to talk about Ed Donatell or Steve Wilks or Gregg Williams or Dick LeBeau. I’m not ready to talk about Cody Parkey or Robbie Gould. I’m not ready to talk about the draft or free agency. Four days ago our beloved Bears went home way too soon. The conversation has moved on to next year. But not for me. I’m not ready. Because it’s this year still and this year still stings. It didn’t occur to me until now, but the loss to Philly was a first for me. As it...

Bleeding Green Nation

Eagles sign offensive tackle and CFL defensive back to future contracts

More offseason signings. The Philadelphia Eagles signed free agent offensive tackle Tyreek Burwell and former Canadian Football League defensive back Mercy Maston to reserve/future contracts, according to an official announcement from the team. To be clear, these players have not been signed to the active 53-man roster. These signings are being made for the 90-man offseason roster. Burwell, who turns 27 in March, measures in at 6-6, 305 pounds. He originally entered the league as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2015 NFL Draft. Burwell has appeared in nine games over three...

Chicago Tribune

Bears Q&A: Was coverage soft on Eagles' game-winning score? Offseason priorities? Draft a running back? And yes, kicker questions.

The Tribune’s Brad Biggs answers your questions weekly in his Bears mailbag. I'm curious what your thoughts are about the defense on the decisive fourth-and-goal. Golden Tate just ran a basic out pattern with little resistance. Why the soft coverage on the most important play of the season? — @scuttler22...

Bleeding Green Nation

NFL Mock Draft: Eagles trade Nick Foles to Raiders to move up to No. 4 overall

Thoughts? We interrupt the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2019 NFL Playoff run to bring you an interesting mock draft scenario I recently stumbled across. Trevor Sikkema of The Draft Network has the Eagles trading Nick Foles AND their first 2019 first-round pick to move up to No. 4 overall to select Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams. What quarterback Nick Foles is doing for the Eagles for the second season in a row is incredible, but they’re just not going to give up on Carson Wentz. He is still the guy no matter how far Foles goes — I think? Foles will turn 30 years old this month,...

Silver And Black Pride

Eagles DT Treyvon Hester did his old Raiders team a solid last night

Among the many former Raiders draft picks they let go of this offseason was 2017 7th round pick, Treyvon Hester. This despite a promising rookie season in which he far outplayed fellow rookie third round pick Eddie Vanderdoes even while not being a starter and even with Vanderdoes spending all the 2018 season on IR. Three days after his release, the Eagles scooped up Hester and he appeared in 12 games last season. His addition paid off big time last night in the NFC Wild Card game when the Eagles needed it most. After a go-ahead touchdown and failed two-point conversion, the Eagles had...

Bleeding Green Nation

Eagles rookies come up big in first NFL playoff game

The future looks bright for Philadelphia’s 2018 NFL Draft class. The Eagles scored two touchdowns in their win over the Bears during Wildcard Weekend, and while it’s no surprise that the first score came thanks to a catch by a tight end, the fact that it was rookie Dallas Goedert, and not Zach Ertz, stood out. From Goedert’s big score, to Avonte Maddox coming thiiiis close to creating a turnover — on more than one occasion — it’s safe to say that the Eagles rookies shined in their first taste of playoff football in the NFL. Many make the argument that the most helpful thing for...

Silver And Black Pride

Draft order: Bears lose to Eagles locking in another Raiders pick

We know two of three Raiders first round picks and range of the third In a game mostly dominated by each team’s defense, in the end it was the offenses that made it interesting. It was a 6-3 game in favor of the Bears in the third quarter. The Eagles scored the game’s first touchdown and the game was 10-9 early in the fourth. Midway through the fourth, the Bears took back the lead by finding the end zone for the first time on a 22-yard touchdown pass from Mitch Trubisky to Allen Robinson. But the 2-point conversion attempt failed and the score remained 15-10. With under five minutes...

Detroit Sports Nation

Detroit Lions 2018 Game-By-Game predictions [If Golden Tate was NOT traded]

During the Week following the Detroit Lions Week 8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, news broke that Golden Tate had been traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for a third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Embed from Some defended the trade (including me) noting the Lions were pretenders rather than contenders and that […]

Should Giants tank to secure a top QB in draft? I Pro Football Talk I NBC Sports

The Giants are at a pivotal point in their season and if they lose to the Eagles, Mike Florio thinks they should consider tanking the season so they can draft their quarterback of the future. #NBCSports #Giants #NFL »

Australian Rugby Player Jordan Mailata Gets Selected by Eagles | 2018 NFL Draft

The Philadelphia Eagles selected Australian rugby player, Jordan Mailata, with the 233rd pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

New Eagles RB Jay Ajayi's 2017 Highlights (Through Week 8) |

The Philadelphia Eagles sent a 2018 fourth-round draft pick to the Miami Dolphins for running back Jay Ajayi.