Archive for April 11th, 2016

Philly Sports Week in Review

April 11th, 2016 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Philly Sports Week in Review | Filed in Basketball, College Sports, Eagles, Flyers, Football, General, Hockey, NBA, NFL, Sixers, TalkSportsPhilly
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For the most part, it’s been a dull year in Philadelphia sports. The Sixers have…well, sucked for a third straight year, the Eagles played very poorly and wound up missing the playoffs for the second-straight season, and the Phillies are just getting started. In the matter of a week though, sports has become the talk of Philadelphia. Dull no more, the city is buzzing with talk of all major sports teams. To get a better idea of just how much has changed in a week, let’s take a look at the week in review for Philly sports.

Source: CNN.com

Source: CNN.com

Monday

#2 Villanova Wildcats def. #1 North Carolina Tar Heels 77-74 to win the NCAA Championship

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Philadelphia Eagles Full Seven-Round Mock Draft

April 11th, 2016 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Philadelphia Eagles Full Seven-Round Mock Draft | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL, TalkSportsPhilly

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With the NFL Draft a little less than three weeks away, all eyes are quickly turning to Philadelphia. What avenue will the Eagles explore with the eighth overall pick?  I’ve done a pair of NFL Mock Drafts in the past, but this one will have a twist. Unlike my earlier mock drafts, this one will be solely focused on the Eagles. In addition to my selections, I will take an in-depth look at why those picks make sense. Without further ado, let’s get started…

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Source: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America

1st Round; 5th Overall [via trade with Jaguars]- Ronnie Stanley (OT/Notre Dame)

Ryan’s Take: The Eagles have many possible directions with this pick. They could choose to address the “supposedly” glaring need at quarterback, by taking Carson Wentz or Jared Goff. Howie Roseman and Co. could also opt to strengthen the secondary by taking Vernon Hargreaves, or landing a superstar running back in Ezekiel Elliot. This time though, I’m opting to give the Eagles one of the offensive building blocks for the next 15 years in Ronnie Stanley. Recent mock drafts have selected that the Baltimore Ravens could snag Stanley with the sixth overall pick, so I tend to believe the Birds will leapfrog the Ravens to get the man they want.

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