• September 30, 2022

Eagles Sign Three Draft Picks: Vinny Curry, Dennis Kelly And Marvin McNutt

The Eagles signed their second round pick Mychal Kendricks yesterday and today they’ve reached agreements with the second of their two second round picks as well as two other draft picks.

Marshall defensive end Vinny Curry , who was the Eagles second-pick in the second round signed a four-year deal today.  Curry will be battling the Eagles defensive end backups, such as former first round pick Brandon Graham for playing time.

Fifth-round pick offensive tackle Dennis Kelly from Purdue signed a four-year deal as well.  Kelly will be competing with backup offensive tackle King Dunlap for a roster spot.

Plus sixth round pick, Iowa wide receiver Marvin McNutt also signed a four-year deal.  McNutt will likely be battling backup wide receiver Riley Cooper for playing time and a roster spot.

 

 

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paulman
paulman
May 9, 2012 3:32 pm

Great news indeed, get these young players in and acclimated to the Eagles System as quickly as possible.. I was reading up on OT Kelley and have found that many NFL Prospect gurus think he is a perfect fit for Mudds system and could really develop into a NFL Starter Type in 2-3 Years time and could be the surprise player from the this Draft.. I also believe that WR M McNutt is a highly motivated person who is looking to come in and contribute and play right away and is a highly confident player who is in great physical shpae also.. Think of a 3 WR Set with D-Jax and MCNutt split out wide with Maclin as a Slot WR… This could be an awesome line-up which could creat mis-matches for opposing defenses.. A Safety or LB on MAclin in the slot should be easy picking’s for him.. Teams use on of their Top CB’s on Macling on the inside leaves D-Jax/McNutt 1 on 1 with possibly a lesser talented CB.. Lot’s of options with MCNutt who I see surpassing Rile Cooper and becomes the 4th WR Depth wise and eventually pushes Avant as the #3 WR by 2013..

pdiddy
pdiddy
May 9, 2012 5:40 pm

P-man good stuff I agree, I would keep cooper just for his size having two guys 6’4″ can’t hurt.

paulman
paulman
May 9, 2012 6:07 pm

What about Chad Hall then Pdiddy…. only kidding .. ha

dman
dman
May 9, 2012 6:33 pm

Id much rather have someone like Plaxico who is more experienced. Not saying I don’t like Mcnutt, but this team needs to win NOW! D-jax, Maclin and Plaxico sound much more enticing to me. Mcnutt will get his chance to show what he’s got. But for now we need to win now. Period.

JoeFriday
JoeFriday
May 9, 2012 8:33 pm

I think Plax is spent. He wasn’t healthy all of last season playing part-time. A year older and still running on the Pinkston-style legs? I’ll roll with the young guy. Trust your scouts, pick the kid in the draft and send him out to play.

Iggles
Iggles
May 9, 2012 10:49 pm

Kelly will beat out Dunlap, who can’t move his feet very well, plus Kelly has a nasty streak that Dunlap never had.

Iggles
Iggles
May 9, 2012 10:54 pm

Does anyone else see strong possibility of Curry nudging out T. Cole within couple years at top of depth chart on that side?

DCar
DCar
May 10, 2012 4:29 am

As I stated last night, per legit source, all will be signed within the next 7-10 days. Good move, get them in with the playbooks & workouts. Keeping my fingers crossed for a good season this year. Let’s hope.

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
May 10, 2012 6:15 am

So. it’s official.
Riley Cooper is a damn bum that the organization sold to the fans as the red zone threat.

A cheap alternative to better talent that was available through free agency.

Riley ‘Bum Ass” Cooper

paulman
paulman
May 10, 2012 8:39 am

T Cole has about 2 more years as a full-time Starter and playing 40-50 snaps a game, his reps will start to decliine by the 2013 Season as well as C Jenkins
Eagles have lots of Depth across the DL and I envision about 6-7 players getting 25-30 snaps a game each to keep everyone fresh and hungry

Rasheed1
Rasheed1
May 10, 2012 10:03 am

I dont know if Curry will edge out Cole, but I am excited to see Curry play in the wide 9 system. The way he comes off the ball and rushes the passer, he should benefit and have some real good production in this system.

eagles0superbowls
eagles0superbowls
May 10, 2012 3:02 pm

I wasn’t interested in the Eagles selecting a DE in the draft but I’m glad the birds selected Vinny Curry. He looks like a carbon copy of Juqua Parker with the potential to be much much better. He appears to have the versatility to play both sides of Line( right and left ) immediately.

Keith
Keith
May 10, 2012 3:57 pm

Vinny Curry is that “Dude”. I’m excited to see what he brings to the table! He reminds me of a young Hugh Douglas.

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
May 10, 2012 5:01 pm

Iggles – I had not heard that Dunlap had bad footwork/slow footwork – I thought the wrap was at his height (and he only wieghed 310 or so when drafted) that he tended to play too high with not enough strength..

last year – during the time he played, he played well.. he is up to about 330-335 now and has filled out a bit. I do not think he is the ‘prototype’ Mudd OL, but will be interesting to see what happens with him – I think it was smart to keep him one more year..

larrwd
larrwd
May 11, 2012 4:07 pm

Eagles sign Free agent rookie QB out of miami Jacory Harris to compete with nick foles…. 6’4 200 lbs

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
May 11, 2012 6:38 pm

larrwd – I picked this up somewhere – but a lot of these undrafted free agent type pickups they are making – is becuase of how the CBA defines who can practice at what times – so this guy may just be signed to come to the OTA to have an extra arm – the long snapper – so they can have a guy to snap in some fo the OTAs –

anyone who knows more about the new CBA help out with that?

lionsden
lionsden
May 11, 2012 7:36 pm

@Navy… your spot on.

This is actually Harris’ second mini camp (1st was with the Dolphins) so he’s likely only there to split reps with Foles because no one with more than a years worth of accrued NFL time can participate. I mean in theory he could compete because he does have a three year deal (with contingencies), but it’s more likely that he’s just there to help out.

Just looked at the video of all the rookies getting ready for mini camp on the Eagles website and I’m amped!!!

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
May 11, 2012 9:58 pm

it ain’t much – but after last year – anything to get it going! I think the Eagles will keep a QB on the practice squad – so maybe this kid can hang out and get some reps – I think Edwards is the odd man out right now –

nev856
nev856
May 11, 2012 10:02 pm

navy , is there any compensation given to these camp bodies ?

navyeaglefan
navyeaglefan
May 11, 2012 10:55 pm

I have no idea when or how these guys get paid.. remember when they overpaid Westbrook and spent a whole season trying to get it back..

larrwd
larrwd
May 11, 2012 10:57 pm

Yeah he looks like he needs development.. we actually signed him as opposed to a” try out” so i guess hes on the team?.. for the dolphins he was a “try out “and he left them to sign with us..

pdiddy
pdiddy
May 12, 2012 3:07 am

Yo I was on philadelphiaeagle.com right and I watched the Mychal kendricks interview. The reporters asked some pretty good questions especially him playing the Sam in our defense. His response was interesting at least to me. You guys go look at and see what you think. I think he was saying I will play where they want me to play it’s all linebacking. But I am not use to playing the way they want me too now. Almost like he was saying I will do it but it would put him out of position.

pdiddy
pdiddy
May 12, 2012 3:09 am

Maybe I heard him wrong but once again Eagles great pick but don’t screw this kid up just put him at the weakside please.

larrwd
larrwd
May 12, 2012 4:08 pm

Theyre not gonna put him on the weakside with brian rolle there… it also matters who else is on the left side cox will probably be there ,, but babin is no help grahm and hunt both play on left vinny curry pays on right… drc is no help.. becuase they all are weak run players.. it also depends what saftey is back there coleman would be better than allen .. id like to see jarrett play strong and coleman play free possibly

Rocko
Rocko
May 12, 2012 4:51 pm

What’s the reason for us having about 3 to 5 short 5’8-5’9 receivers practicing? I mean, isn’t that a waste of space for real guys looking to make an impact here? just sayin…

Rocko
Rocko
May 12, 2012 4:57 pm

pdiddy – yeah I just saw that kendricks interview also and I believe that though this is a 4-3 defense, they should switch it up every now and again to throw the opponents offense off while at the same time allowing guys like kendricks to run their old lb position to keep their playing style ferocious. He said that he played a 3-4 defense in college where he was closer to the line. AR better get it right this time and stop wasting defensive talent like he did with Gocong who was a DE in college until AR tried to convert him to a lb when he came here.

schiller
schiller
May 12, 2012 5:23 pm

Rocko – the 3-4 defense isn’t just something you mix it up with. It requires totally different personnel. Just saying, we can’t do that.

I saw that Kendricks interview too. The thing is, the wide 9 needs the SAM to play off the ball. We’re in it with Washburn so there really isn’t any changing that. Let’s see how Kendricks plays there next to Ryans before we say it’s the wrong position.

pdiddy
pdiddy
May 12, 2012 5:30 pm

and Schill, you know what fellas I think schill is right let’s see how he play’s through mini camp, training camp etc before we past judgement. However if they can pick a veteran that is use to playing sam and have him on standby just in case. I would not be against that at all.

pdiddy
pdiddy
May 12, 2012 5:33 pm

I mean at this point I know there is nobody great out there, but just an able body that is comfortable being there. Would be great just in case Kendricks isn’t comfortable. , Yo no disrespect to Rolle but he is not that good that he can’t be bumped by kendricks. I mean I would give Kendricks his spot today, not that what I say means a dam thing. But let’s be real Rolle is an okay player, Kendricks has beast like talent. And I would let him play today over Rolle straight up.

lionsden
lionsden
May 12, 2012 6:10 pm

While I respect everyone’s concern about Kendricks’ height… I think you guys are dismissing just how athletic this dude is. With the exception of Vernon Davis… I don’t see many TE’s that will be lining up and running go routes where height could be a factor, but having said that even if they did Kendricks is as fast or faster and as agile or more agile than most TE’s in the league. With a 39.5 in. vertical leap and 10’6 in broad jump teams are not going to just be able to throw jump balls in the red zone at this dude and be successful (think Brent Grimes). Did you guys see him at mini camp? Look at the explosion and sharpness he has coming out of transition. I think he’ll be just fine at SAM no matter how they play him.

BTW… I think Hanson is going to get some serious comp for slot corner. Boykins looks good.

daggolden
daggolden
May 12, 2012 6:24 pm

@ lionsden I will explain this again. Charles Barkely vertical is 10 inches higher than Shaqs. But guess what. He cant cover Shaq hes to damn SMALL. Every damn LB in the NFL is faster than Jason Whitten. Every LB is faster than T Gonzalez but guess what they cant be covered. It doesnt matter the LBs are to damn small to cover them. I dont care how high they jump or fast they are. I am 6 foot tall and nobody 5′ 5 and 60lbs lighter can cover me. I dont care how athletic they are. lol

pdiddy
pdiddy
May 12, 2012 6:43 pm

, I think the word daggolden is trying to say is he will be engulfed by the bigger TE. Also what teams will do if they know a smaller guy is there, they will run to his side because they know the tight end is bigger, stronger and has longer arms to block Kendricks easier. Oh know I think Kendricks and Babin will be on the same side. PLEASE CORRECT IF I AM WRONG, but if thats the case that would be fucked up. He will be engulfed by the tight end.

lionsden
lionsden
May 12, 2012 7:42 pm

@daggolden… LOL! when TE’s start posting up LB’s then I’ll concede your point but until then we’ll have to agree to disagree about Kendricks’ ability to cover TE’s in the NFL. This kid’s mean streak alone will make him top tier in this league. Kendricks straight ling speed is not why I predict he will have not problems at WILL… It’s his agility. Witten and Gonzalez don’t get catches because they are bigger it’s because they run such crisp routes for men their size. Not many LB’s in this league have Kendricks’ agility and this will make a difference. His athleticism is going to make him a game changer.

@pdiddy… I definately don’t see him being engulfed by TE’s in this league so I can’t agree with what you’re saying. Using your analogy Elvis Dumervil shouldn’t be one of the top pass rushers in this league.

Check this out from the team’s website under Kendricks’ Flashes:

Kendricks didn’t waste any time trying to alleviate any concerns about his height. In Saturday morning’s practice, the first of the rookie camp, Kendricks beat out 6-5 Brett Brackett to intercept a pass from Nick Foles. Brackett ran a wheel route and Kendricks stayed with him through the flat before going stride for stride down the field.

This kid is going to have a bright future with the Eagles.

paulman
paulman
May 12, 2012 7:42 pm

I think both CB’s Boykin and Lindley will be the Slot CB’s and Hanson doesn’t even make the final Roster. Lindley is primed for his break-out season and has put on 6-8lbs and gotten stronger and is finally 100% heatlhy from that lingering knee issues that he had when he was drafted 2 years ago..
I believe once Camp comes and go, that the CB Corp will look like this
Asmo,DRC,Boykin,Marsh, Lindley & Surpise Player Undrafted Cliff Harris

paulman
paulman
May 12, 2012 7:59 pm

When talking about most the Top TE’s Threats in the NFL these days, you have to remember this, most of the are not very good blockers, so Kendricks getting “engulfed” by the the Big TE’s in the rushing game is just not an accurate statement.. Do you guys really think that the big TE’s like Gonzales,Whitten,Graham,Finley,Gronkowski, Gresham, Pettigre, etc,etc are in there for their blocking.. They are in there for their Pass-Catching Ability and Route Running. Kendricks should be fine wherever he lines up for he’s a Football Player and a darn good promising one.. You don’t win the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year without making plays.. Look at the wide-open,strong Offenses that he played against like Stanford,Oregon & USC over the last couple of Seasons.. Line him up and let him Play…

pdiddy
pdiddy
May 13, 2012 8:11 am

What I am saying most teams have blocking tight ends and if Kendricks is playing that side with babin then they will put in their blocking tight end and run to that side it’s a scheme that will cost us.

pdiddy
pdiddy
May 13, 2012 8:17 am

, I totally disagree but we will see Elvis Dumervil is a very fast DE who uses his quicks for sacks. But your not asking this guy to drop back and cover these monsters on top of engaging them at the line. Kendricks will wear down and be exposed. I was all on board with Kendricks playing Sam until I heard his response for doing it. Right now he didn’t really sound confident about it but we will see man. Plus Dumervil is about 260-265 in weight.

pdiddy
pdiddy
May 13, 2012 8:19 am

ENGULFED DAMMIT ENGULFED THIS YOUNG LAD WILL BE. LOL Actually I hope you guys are right because we don’t have anyone else to play that spot really.

paulman
paulman
May 13, 2012 9:00 am

DE Babin,LB Kendricks and CB DRC on that left side of the Eagles Defense could be a problem from a tackling,size point of view and expect teams like the Giants,Cowboys try to expose that..
I would look to have a DT’s Jenkins and maybe even Fletcher Cox play LDE against Running Teams on 1st Downs over BAbin to have more size and strength at the DE position.. I thjnk Kenkdricks will hold his own , but like I stated right after the Draft, he’s would be much more effective at the Will Spot in my opinion where he had more open space to roam and utilize his speed and playmaking abilitiy as opposed on the Strong/Sam Position where he will get caought in traffic more and will be blocked by bigger OL/TE which will b emore difficult to dis-engage from.. Let’s see how he looks..

schiller
schiller
May 13, 2012 2:10 pm

Well guys. You are correct. If there’s a running play to the left side of our defense – we are screwed. SCREWED I tell you.

Because if Kendrick’s gets effectively blocked by a blocking TE – you know because blocking TE’s are able to deal with his speed and quickness. Kendrick’s is incapable of keeping his body low, turning his hips, he has no arms or muscles and he certainly can’t move laterally or spin. But, let’s say that happens. We are SCREWED – because our MLB will be sitting indian style in the same spot he was standing at in the beginning of the play, picking his nose and humming nursery rhymes. Because that’s what DeMeco Ryans does. He can’t run. He can’t recognize plays. He can’t beat blocks. He DEFINITELY can’t tackle. And he can only make plays directly up the middle of the defense. Period. That’s what he does when a RB runs right. He stays put. The LAST thing he’ll do is purse the RB and make or assist with a tackle. SCREWED!

Also, we’re screwed because we don’t have any DTs that can make plays in the backfield. Jenkins can’t. Cox? He NEVER tackled a guy in the backfield in college, so why would we assume he can in the pros? Landri? NEVER disrupts running plays in the backfield!

Also, Babin – yeah, he sucks against the run because playing run defense is what Washburn asked him to do all the time (right?). And anyway, he doesn’t set up out wide in the wide 9 – nope. The LDE in the wide 9 attacks the inside, or stright on of the RT. So that blocking TE you speak of will have an unencumbered path to Kendricks who is playing right on the line of scrimmage in the wide 9 – (because that’s where the SAM lines up in the wide 9/Castillo defense right?).

Yep. All of that is true. So we are SCREWED.

nev856
nev856
May 13, 2012 2:36 pm

damn ! i wish i woulda never renewed my tickets for the 21st year !

bsmvideos
May 13, 2012 3:26 pm

“It was pretty easy,” he said of the interception. “That’s just doing my job. That’s not anything out of the norm for me or anything special, that’s what I’m supposed to and that’s what I’m going to do, that’s what I’m going to try to do.”

Asked about his height (5-11) as he tries to cover bigger tight ends he said simply, “doesn’t matter.” End of quote.

Kendricks further explained himself later on.

“It doesn’t matter because at at the end of the day I’m going to have to go out there and do it, and if I do it I do it, if I don’t then I’ll probably get cut,” he said. “Everything’s going to handle itself, that’s why I say it doesn’t matter because I’m going to try my hardest. I’m going to do what I can do and hopefully everything will take care of itself. So I don’t really stress about it and I don’t think you guys should either.”

….second round pick Mychal Kendricks

I like this guy. A football player.

bsmvideos
May 13, 2012 3:26 pm

confident, simplistic…

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
May 13, 2012 3:30 pm

Heard Juan Castillo was cussing out Cox on his first day ….Fire Juan already!!!!

We will never win with this idiot as defensive coordinator.

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
May 13, 2012 3:33 pm

Square peg, round hole andy is at it again.

“Let’s put the short linebackers on tall tight ends”

“That’ll work”

SONGSRME2
SONGSRME2
May 13, 2012 3:34 pm

I wish we had the Giants coaching staff.

pdiddy
pdiddy
May 13, 2012 4:01 pm

@schill let me ask you this how come cole was still pretty good against the run but babin wasn’t. Don’t washburn tell them both the same thing? Or does he only tell babin not to worry about the run?

pdiddy
pdiddy
May 13, 2012 4:09 pm

Back to kendricks, it was a great pick I wish him well if he does well great that only helps the Eagles. And I honestly hope that everybody who thinks he will be great at Sam is right. I don’t want him to fail just to prove a point, I actually hope I am wrong on this one.(Won’t be the first time) LOL

schiller
schiller
May 13, 2012 5:40 pm

pdidds – Good question. I can’t say I KNOW the answer to that question, but I do have a (what I consider to be strong) guess. Babin was a journeyman so-so at best player for many years. Then he came to Philly (first time – no washburn) and was a situational pass rusher. Then he went to Tennessee under Washburn and was told to only focus on rushing upfield toward the passers as quick as possible. He was a big time success all of the sudden with a boatload of sacks – so that reinforced that what he was doing was right.

Cole on the other hand – I don’t need to tell you this but – awesome top notch all around DE for his whole NFL career – and trained under the opposite of Washburn – no wide 9, DE rushes the QB, plays contain on the edge, is supposed to be an all around run defender, and even drops back in coverage. Cole excelled at that and it became part of him as a player – second nature.

Fast forward to last year, Washburn comes to Philly and brings Babin. Tells Babin to keep up the good work. Tells Cole to focus on getting up the field as quickly as possible and rush the passer.

But what happens then when a running play happens and Cole is within (his freakish) range to make a play. Well hell, the man is well conditioned to make a play and he does so.

That’s my theory right there. I think with improved LBs – which is an assumption I’ll admit, and another year of Washburn’s system here in Philly, Babin’s run defense won’t be such an issue. And that’s just my guess.

pdiddy
pdiddy
May 13, 2012 6:14 pm

@schill I hate to admit but that was actually pretty dam good response on your part kudos to you. Wow you guys are getting good on here diddy got step up his game a little. But this the offseason so I am in offseason mode right now. But good shit Schill.