INDIANOPOLIS – There was so much fun in the situation when the Eagles headed to a free agency to start next week and a draft of the NFL in late April.
All of this was reinforced at the NFL Scout Factory, which ended on Sunday. And this went far beyond the results of testing potential elections.
Remember that the Eagles have three elections in the first round under numbers 15, 16 and 19 and 10 elections in total in the seven-round draft.
It is possible that the Eagles’ assessments may affect what they do in their free time, especially in positions such as wide receiver and defender.
Here are eight ways the Eagles have helped can benefit from a five-day extravaganza
1. The influence of Omar Cooper
Already considered elite receivers of a free agent. Then last week came the news that The Cowboys are likely to release Omar Cooper before he was guaranteed $ 20 million this season.
Cooper will join a group that may include Delaware native Chris GodwinAllen Robinson, Mike Williams, Davante Adams and J. J. Smith-Schuster, among others.
Eagles can get much more valuable by avoiding Cooper. But other teams will be interested and this will lead this team out of the fight for other better receivers.
Some of these recipients may not even get into a free agency. Packers could place a franchise tag on Adams, especially if Aaron Rogers stays. It is reported that the Bucs for the second year in a row mark Godwin, who is rehabilitated from a torn PKS.
It is possible that Williams may also receive a tag.
Tuesday is the last day when teams can place a franchise tag on free agents. With a wide receiver, this would guarantee an annual contract in the range of $ 20 million.
“It’s hard to imagine the Buccaneers crime without Chris Godwin,” said Buccaneers CEO Jason Licht. “We will continue to try and work on this.”
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2. The Eagles must draft the WR in the 1st round …
But only under the following circumstances:
They exchange one of their choices in the first round to return to the last part of the first round or even at the beginning of the second round (more on that later).
Such a deal should provide the Eagles with a choice at the start of the 2023 draft round.
In this situation the Eagles have to take Alabama WR Jameson Williams sometime in the 20s. Williams would have been the best host in the draft had it not been for the torn PKS he received in the national championship match.
Williams held 79 receptions for 1,572 yards for the Crimson Tide. Williams is well acquainted with DeVont Smith, although they have never played together (Williams moved from Ohio).
“I’ve watched a lot of movies about him to study plays,” Williams said. “The way he ran certain routes is what I added to my game, playing the same type of attack he played.
“Yes, yes, he taught me a lot.”
3. Ideal situation at WR
It is likely that Williams will not be ready until the start of the season until he recovers from a ruptured anterior cell.
But the Eagles can still pick him up for the draft, give him time to recover and develop by signing a free agent on a one-year deal that proves it, for a managed salary. It could be Smith Schusterwho played in just five games last season for the Steelers before suffering a shoulder injury.
Smith-Schuster is the best slot receiver, with 111 receptions in 2018 and another 97 in 2020.
So even if Williams isn’t ready by mid-season or later, the Eagles will still improve their WR case with Smith-Schuster or someone else.
4. Eagles Round 1 LB Drought over?
That should be when Devin Lloyd of Utah will be available anywhere after choosing № 10. That means the Eagles may have to consider swapping a few places to get it.
It will be worth it. The refrain is that the Eagles devalue the position, but this is not necessarily the case. They appreciate a linebacker who falls down, who strongly embraces the pass, stopping running and throwing the pass.
Lloyd, like Mika Parsons of Dallas last year, suits all three. Also, at a weight of 6 feet 3,237 pounds he is much bigger than Nakobe Dean of Georgia who has a 5-11 229.
“I’m the hunter,” Lloyd said. “I get to the ball. But also I am very prudent in my movements. (I) one who is just an instinctive player who plays with physical strength and plays with instincts, and one who is really smart and ugly ”.
5. Effect of QB on Eagles
Someone chooses a quarterback in the first round, but it is possible that this may not happen before the middle of the round.
This is, of course, where the eagles gather. And there are teams that need defenders who can try to move on to someone like Kenny Pickett of Pete or Malik Willis of Liberty.
This could include Steelers at number 20, who may want to get ahead of Saints at number 18 to get Pickett or Willis. This may also include Brady-less Buccaneers at № 27.
6. Bonance defensive line
In the first round, the Eagles will choose the linemen of defense. And they probably won’t have to trade to make a choice in Purdue’s favor George Carlaftis, David Ojaba of Michigan and Jermaine Johnson of Florida.
Ojaba ran 4.55 at 40, Johnson ran 4.58, while Carlaftis did not run, deciding to wait until his professional day. Carlaftis did 21 reps with 225 in bench press, while the other two did not participate.
7. Recruits love Kelce, Lane
At least some of the offensive linemen in the NFL draft admit that they are equal to two loyal Eagles fans at the center of Jason Kells and right-handed Lane Johnson.
Trevor Penning of Northern Iowa, a possible choice in the first round, described himself as “physical, disgusting, (stupid).” When asked what he likes about Johnson, he replied, “How technically healthy he is, his athleticism. Just a combination of everything. Everything he does, he checks all the boxes.”
As for Kelsey, Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum said: “It’s pretty cool to have similar comparisons, but I need a lot of work to reach his level … Some of the things he’s capable of doing are what I I would like to recall my game after ».
8. The dilemma of the defensive back
Yes, the Eagles could lose three of their four starting points in defense, returning to freedom at Rodney McLeod, Anthony Harris and Steve Nelson. They could spend a lot of money on security like Marcus Williams of New Orleans, but is it worth $ 20 million a season?
Expect the Eagles to spend more on margins, as they did with Nelson and Harris, both of whom have signed one-year contracts confirming this, while relying more on young players such as Marcus Epps, K’Von Wallace and Zack McPherson.
At the same time they could wait until the 2nd and 3rd rounds to add a corner-back or security.
Here they could look at the safety of Michigan, Dexton Hill or Roger McCreery.
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