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Mjohnston

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In Topic: Teal Julius

08 March 2015 - 09:22 PM

24 TDs is great, but Manning isn't going to be under center in the red zone for us this season.


You'd prefer we went after players who haven't been successful when surrounded by other good players?

I just hope they keep adding more like him.

In Topic: Chip Kelly already plotting to trade up for Mariota?

02 March 2015 - 11:11 AM

Why would the Eagles make any trade without knowing that Mariota is available. Obviously the trade would be made while the team is on the clock and not before hand.

 

They wouldn't.  But the point is that they cannot sit back and make plans to trade to #4 or #5 without taking the chance that someone who wants him moves up to #3.  If they really want to secure it, they need to not leave those gaps.


In Topic: Chip Kelly already plotting to trade up for Mariota?

01 March 2015 - 08:58 AM

One thing I'm wondering, which I haven't seen someone address yet, is why would the Eagles want to trade with us? We obviously aren't going to draft a QB, neither are the two teams drafting after us. It seems it would be more valuable for the Eagles to trade with the Raiders or the Redskins. At 20, it's very likely the Raiders could still land a top WR or CB, maybe even a pass rusher depending on how the dominoes fall. Same with the Redskins who can still draft a top need player at 20. Best case scenario for me if Winston and Williams go 1 and 2 would be to trade out. We need the extra picks and can still get some very good need players later on in the draft. Fowler is going to be a bust and all the other pass rushers are a huge reach at 3.

 

The thing is though, if you bank on making a deal for say #4 or #5, there is absolutely no guarantee that another QB needy team doesn't jump to #3 ahead of you.  In fact, if the Eagles desire to move up has any merit, I'd think other QB needy teams would definitely be talking to us.  And really, when talking about capital expended to move from 20, I don't see the difference being large regardless of where you move between 3-5.  If I'm the Eagles and I'm willing to spend that much on a guy, I'd rather toss in an extra 4th rounder and be sure I'm getting him.


In Topic: Chip Kelly already plotting to trade up for Mariota?

01 March 2015 - 08:50 AM

Absolutely. I want your 20th overall pick, your 52nd overall pick, your 110th pick in this year's draft along with your 1st round and 3rd round pick in 2016's draft for the 3rd overall pick though.

 

Mariota to the Eagles makes sense because he's already familiar with Kelly's offense and he may not be an elite QB in the NFL on any other team simply for the fact that he won't be playing on a no-huddle fast paced offense anywhere but Philadelphia. He's a system QB. And he fits Kelly's system like a glove.

 

I would be so happy if they wanted to trade us that many picks.  I really hope this rumor has legs.  It never seems to happen for us, but I'd like just once for it to swing our way.


In Topic: ESPN Reporter Mike Sando says this about Jags Trading Down

20 February 2015 - 09:38 AM

IMO, moving from pick 3 to pick 20 in the first round is just not desirable for a team needing an impact player on this roster.  The mass of picks is nice, but losing a difference maker more likely found towards the top half of the round, is tough.  If the Jags trade down, I don't see them going for a deal taking them outside of the tope 10-12 picks.    

 

Although I don't see an RG3 type of deal, to move down 17 spots with Philly, I think you'd see at least one future 1st round selection in a deal. 

 

I'd be happy with moving down that far, so long as the compensation is right.  There are always good players found throughout the draft.  It really comes down to whether you trust Caldwell to make solid picks, but so far he's done a nice job of finding talent even with later picks.