In the second round of the 2020 NFL draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts. The Eagles love developing quarterbacks and Hurts has all the intangibles to be a solid quarterback in the NFL. Hurts has excellent arm strength and does a good job making plays on the run. Hurts is far from a finished product however. His deep accuracy needs some work and so does his throwing motion. Should the Eagles fix his motion, his deep ball and intermediate accuracy should improve as a result.
The Eagles passed up on some good prospects in the second round to select Hurts. In a conference call after the pick, Howie Roseman talked about the importance in having a strong QB room. Hurts is regarded as a high character player and a leader, that under the watch of Pederson and Wentz could grow into an excellent backup.
In the third round, they selected Davion Taylor. Taylor is an OLB from Colorado. His lack of experience hurt him at the college level. He has the physical attributes and skills to be an excellent linebacker. He has speed to cover sideline to sideline and the tackling ability to set the edge and attack the Quarterback.
The Smartest GM in the Room !!
Here’s the Reality of this 2020 Draft for the Eagles and In Terms “Value” of their Picks thus Far as taking the “BPA”
#21 – WR Jalen Reagor – Ranked at #53
#53 – QB Jalen Hurts – Ranked at #94
#103 – LB Davion Taylor – Ranked at #165
Why do they continue to Reach for Prospects ?
I understand that Rankings can vary based on preference and position and of course, Team Needs but the Eagles historically Select Players 1-2 Rounds before most Draft Analysts
Grades have them slotted which could be a big reason why they miss on so many …
Just Brutal Job by Roseman and Company in my opinion so far
They have 3 Picks in the 4th Round today and they better hit on these 3 Selections or they will have fallen backwards in the NFC East let alone the NFC Conference in terms of Talent
Obviously they don’t spend one minute reading CBS sports rankings, like one GM said a few years back, “who the hell is Mel Kiper.” Reports are they had Reagor as one of the tippy top WR same with hurts at QB.
But I will say this IF they get zero performance from Dillard, JJAW, Reagor and Hurts this year Mr. Roseman will be unemployed
Hac. Pman. Head scratchers are the “now new normal.” When you consider that the so called talking heads struggling to substantiate the picks; perhaps the problem lies in your ownership of these picks. Here’s my 2 cents. We all knew in FA the needs at safety, wide receiver, O line were immediately apparent. We can’t afford the luxury with more holes than Swiss cheese to be a developer of assumed talent. Ever since Big Red we’ve been using the “system” exception, as a panacea. Meanwhile the QB always diminishes with each hit and throw awaiting talent to be surrounding him??? Curious??
There is only one football. You need to get it into hands of playmakers. If you go back to last summer all birds fans lauded the talent Wagon had around him… loaded with weapons was the refrain…well thru injury and poor performance the opposite was true.
It’s a copycat league and teams are loaded on offense with game changers coming from different angles. At this point I think that Pederson is a mad scientist and plans on getting the ball to these two guys in space… Jackson, Reagor, hurts, sanders and Ertz on the field at the same time… what defense do you call? They are mimicking the 3 best offenses in the league last year. Saints, ravens and KC….
Hac I get that. But talent trumps schemes. There was no way you can concede that. Draft the bpa. Were these guys that? No. Lamb could’ve been had for a back up qb hybrid and Reagor. Are you telling me that wouldnt have made more sense? The only explanation imo is we took the qb to be traded to somebody?? If not it’s enough of a deflationary day 2 tactic to get a regime change and get in the 500 club at 8-8
In the scenario I presented the eagles feel they have lots of talent out there.
Also I would not call it gimmicky… it’s the evolution of the game. Getting mismatches out there with lots of skilled people…”gotta make plays” it’s their mantra
Howies enamored with speed no doubt about it. He’s in the fast lane mindset and speed is not teachable, this seems to be his first rule of attack. That said bob Hayes types aren’t in the hall for a reason. I follow the $$ and we’re vested in getting after the qb in schwartz schemes. On O morninwigh and Doug like have fun with creative mismatches. All I’m saying steadfast that winners will win one on one battles without gadgetry. I’ll take hall of fame caliber guys over gizmo Williams types. As pman “good grief” would declare.
Bob Hayes is in the HOF BTW
Oops on bob hayes my bad. Points well taken on schemes. I’ll take my time for this to play out but I do like hearing that howie was aggressive in trying to move up to get lamb , he just chose the falcons who never move up historically.
Today is critical as Eagles need to nail these 3 Selections in the 4th Round as there is still some talented Players at WR,DB,OL & RB where the Eagles need to address
Player I would like to see added today
WR – Antonio Gandy-Golden – Liberty
WR – Collin Johnson – Texas
WR – Donovan People’s-Jones – Michigan
WR – Gabriel Davis – UCF
WR – Tyler Johnson – Minnesota
WR – John Hightower – Boise State
WR – Juan Jennings – Tennessee
CB – Bryce Hall – Virginia
CB – Tony Pride Jr – Notre Dame
CB – Harrison Hand – Temple
CB – Lamar Jackson – Nebraska
Slot CB – Amik Robertson – UL—Louisiana
Slot CB – Essang Bassey – Wake Forest
Center – Tyler Biadasz – Wisconsin
Center – Nick Harris – Washington
Center – Darryl Williams – Miss State
Guard – Ben Bartch – St John’s (Mn)
Guard – Netanyahu Muti – Fresno St
Guard – Logan Stenberg – Kentucky
Guard – Ben Bredeson – Michigan
OT – Prince Tega Wanogho – Auburn
OT – Charlie Heck – UNC
OT – Alex Taylor – SC State
OT – Jon Runyon Jr – Michigan
OT – Danny Pinter – Ball State
OT – Charlie Throckmorton – Oregon
RB – Lemical Perine – Florida
RB – Joshua Kelley – UCLA
RB – Levante Bellamy – Western Mich
RB – JaMycal Hasty – Baylor
A Good, Solid Pick at #127 with Safety
K’Von Wallace of Clemson (5-10”, 207lbs) and a versatile Player on that back end of a Defense .. This is the Eagles best Selection thus far of the Draft as I expect Wallace to be a Starter by the 2021 Season and will be a Special Teamer, Play in some Sub-Packages
With the 3 Safety look that Schwartz likes to use..
I can definitely see Jalen Mills end up playing more Outside CB than Safety as the Season goes along as Wallace pickups Schwartz’s System
Kudos to Joe Douglas at the NY Jets for doing a great job with his first Draft of calling the shots as he adds Talent to the NY Jets Roster
Other Teams having good Drafts
Vikings, 49ers, Indy Colts, Buffalo Bills,
Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins & Baltimore Ravens
add the Cowboys to the List as having a very strong Draft thus far
You can not judge a draft in April … it’s impossible
Of course you can as a Fan…
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