I forgot to post this from Monday, when MMQB first went up. A couple of Eagles nuggets:
“4. Philadelphia. Eagles have been nutty about getting players who fit the 3-4. Hear they like Star Lotulelei a lot to play all along the line, even at nose. Where they go — Geno Smith, pass rusher, best corner in the draft — I don’t know, but my guess is pass rusher.”
“And,” Mayock said, “you throw a Chip Kelly in there at No. 4. He could be so different. I’m not sure they value things in Philadelphia the way everyone else does in the league anymore. So we don’t know that. Add to that the talent in the first round and the second round is pretty equal at a lot of spots. I could see [defensive end] Bjoern Werner going six, I could see him going 28. Right now, I think it’s simply an unpredictable year. I feel very good about my player analysis as we sit here right now. I don’t feel good at all about where those players are going.”
We can’t ignore Peter King. He had the Eagles taking Danny Watkins a few years back. Interesting that he hears Star Lotulelei is of high interest. Last week we heard Geno Smith was a virtual lock.
It seems like Howie Roseman and Chip Kelly are doing a good job of keeping people confused.
I’m not sure what to make of Mayock’s comment about the Eagles valuing players differently. Could this be a hint that Tavon Austin is a possibility at #4?