NFL draft

Army linebacker Andrew King to work out for Giants

Upgrading depth at linebacker appears to be a priority for the New York Giants and at least one local linebacker is drawing interest from a team that many have pegged to be Super Bowl contenders.   Per a source, Andrew King, formerly of the Army Black Knights, will work out for the Giants...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:44pm

Eagles 2018 full mock draft: three scenarios

It’s been a long time coming, but the NFL Draft is here. Waiting through this off-season has been more bearable than usual for Eagles fans, mostly thanks to the good vibes that come with being Super Bowl Champions. It’s good news too, because they’ll have to wait through the...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:19am

Why undrafted free agents will be key, again, for Eagles in 2018

Most of the buzz leading up to next week's 2018 NFL Draft will be about what order the quarterbacks go in the top five, where Saquan Barkley will land and — more locally — what the Eagles will do with the 32nd overall pick. Lacking any picks on Day 2 (in the second or third rounds...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 4:34pm

NFL Draft preview: Eagles don't have many options at offensive line

The NFL Draft is just over a week away, and fans are still eagerly anticipating what path the Eagles will take with the final pick on the first day...and no picks on the second. Stay where they are and take whichever surprising draft day fall we’re witnessing at the time? Draft for “...

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 3:01pm

NFL rumors: Eagles plan to draft a running back

The NFL draft is less than three weeks away, which means there is not a lot of time left to pontificate about the Eagles draft strategies. As is known, the Eagles want to get more picks — preferably on the second day. The Birds have a first rounder (32 overall), and then nothing until the...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 3:55pm

NFL rumors: Why Browns will take Saquan Barkley at No. 1

The Browns are in the top four of the NFL draft two times, with the Jets and Giants picking second and third. All three teams need a quarterback. All three teams will likely draft one. The Giants, with Eli Manning aging and declining rapidly, are in desperate need of an heir apparent to the two-...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 2:38pm

Temple's Ventell Bryant one good season away from playing on Sundays

Ventell Bryant looks like an NFL wide reciever. He's 6-foot-3, has a muscular 200 pound frame, has elite leaping ability and — in Temple's spring practices — often looks like a man among boys grabbing passes, using his size and speed, with ease. With the 2019 NFL draft more...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:51pm

3 Targets for the Eagles with the 32nd pick (Connor Williams, Justin Reid, Derrius Guice)

The Eagles 2018 draft can at the moment be split into two very distinct parts: their first-round choice, the final selection on the first day of the draft, and everything else, which includes five picks on the third and final day, from rounds four through seven. That might not be anything like...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 1:40pm

Eagles preparing for the inevitable 'Wentz bomb'

The Eagles' trade for Michael Bennett Wednesday is a headscratcher for those worried about the team's growing salary cap woes. But Howie Roseman will figure it out. The more interesting discussion started with the Seahawks decision to ship a player with seven or more sacks in five of the...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 2:48pm

NFL Combine: Players Eagles saw, should draft (Mike Gesicki, Shaquem Griffin)

This weekend saw the NFL combine, the biggest landmark before the draft, come and go. With only one pick through the first two days in their pocket, the Eagles are fortunate not to need a ton of help. Their openness to taking the best player available might be best evidenced by their interview of...

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 1:55pm

When can NFL teams sign free agents? 2018 offseason schedule

The NFL rumor mill is buzzing as the NFL Combine winds down, and the madness that has happened in March over the last few seasons is set to return very very soon. So when can NFL teams start to re-sign free agents? Sign other free agents? Trade players? Here's a look at the schedule for the...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 3:42pm

3 things for Eagles fans to watch for at NFL Combine

The NFL Combine kicked off Tuesday, and the workouts that will draw most of the attention begin Friday. Dreaming about athletic prospects might come naturally, but the 2018 NFL Draft is unfamiliar territory for Eagles fans. The 32nd pick has never come Philadelphia’s way by virtue of winning...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 2:15pm

Jets 2018 NFL mock draft 3.0

There’s a lot that just might shake out during free agency that could make the NFL Draft a bit of an afterthought for the New York Jets. The rebuild for this team is going to come with a handful of pricey flashes and maybe an impact rookie or two.   But long-term, this draft and the...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 11:28am

Latest 2018 NFL draft order, first round draft picks

With 13 weeks in the books the potential draft landscape is starting to take shape amongst NFL teams. Where would your favorite team be picking if the season ended today? 1. Cleveland Browns (0-12) 2. NY Giants (2-10) 3. San Francisco 49ers (2-10) 4. Denver Broncos (3-9...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 1:53pm

Eagles may have struck gold with Nate Gerry

The Eagles took the second best safety in college football in the fifth round of April's NFL Draft and have been playing him at linebacker this spring. In one of the final reps of mandatory minicamp Thursday Nate Gerry, a rookie from Nebraska (the only Cornhusker taken in the draft), made a...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 4:42pm

Eagles WR Mack Hollins in perfect situation for success

When the Eagles selected North Carolina's Mack Hollins in the fourth round of April's NFL draft, the big 6-foot-4 wide receiver couldn't have imagined a better scenario to kick off his pro football career. With veterans Torrey Smith, Alshon Jeffery and Jordan Matthews ahead of him on...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 3:45pm

Eagles' Brandon Graham eager to play role of mentor for rookie Derek Barnett

Last year, the Eagles relied heavily on their first round draft pick, quarterback Carson Wentz. It appeared as though Wentz relished the opportunity and grew, with pains at times, as a rookie starter in 2016. This year's first round pick for the Birds, Tennessee's Derek Barnett, will have...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 3:56pm

Can Nelson Agholor turn things around, earn roster spot in Eagles camp?

Last year at this time, Nelson Agholor was a former first round pick entering his sophomore NFL season with high expectations.  He was expected to go out and be the Eagles' second wide receiver on the depth chart — opposite Jordan Matthews — and post numbers to justify former...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 3:19pm

Winning NBA draft's No. 1 overall pick is not as great as you think

Why do they play the games? To win an NBA title. Why do they lose games? Well, in the current NBA landscape it's to tank your way to the No. 1 overall pick. Teams in the NBA draft lottery are at the mercy of a pingpong ball which will determine the order of draft picks in the 2017 NBA draft,...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:14pm

Which position group is strongest, weakest for 2017 Eagles?

The Eagles have clear strengths and weaknesses as the team begins to assemble and work out during informal, nonmandatory OTAs and minicamps. Here's a quick look at some big changes made that have effected the heiarchy of the Eagles' areas of supposed success and failure. 1. Defensive line...

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 4:15pm