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2016 NFL Draft: Grading Each Eagles Draft Pick

May 2nd, 2016 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on 2016 NFL Draft: Grading Each Eagles Draft Pick | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL, Sports, TalkSportsPhilly
Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com

Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com

Three days of the NFL Draft has come and gone. Our Philadelphia Eagles held seven selections over the three-day event, with their first pick being second overall. They made shockwaves by moving from 13th overall to eighth in a trade with Miami. Then, last week they made a blockbuster with Cleveland to jump up to second overall. As always with the NFL Draft, some picks are no-brainers, others are decent picks, and there are picks that leave you questioning the selection. In this post, I am going to analyze the Eagles draft picks, and will grade them based on my thoughts.

First Round (2nd Overall): Carson Wentz/QB- North Dakota State

I love this pick, absolutely love it. The Eagles believe Wentz is their franchise quarterback, and so do I. He’s got all the skills, and his intangibles are fantastic. He’s drawn many comparisons to Andrew Luck, and I for one feel comfortable with that comparison. With this selection, the Eagles found themselves their quarterback for the next 10-12 years. Hopefully, a Super Bowl will find itself into that time frame, as well.

GRADE: A+

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Eagles draft running back Wendell Smallwood in the 5th round

May 1st, 2016 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Eagles draft running back Wendell Smallwood in the 5th round | Filed in Eagles, NFL

The Philadelphia Eagles had a need at running back coming into draft weekend, and they hope that their first of two selections in the fifth round will add some depth.

The Eagles selected Wendell Smallwood out of West Virginia with the 153rd pick in the NFL Draft. Smallwood, 5’10”, 208 lbs, is known as a physical “ground and pound” running back. Last season at West Virgina Smallwood was the leading rusher in the Big 12, as he rushed for 1,519 yards and nine touchdowns in 13 games, while also catching 26 passes out of the backfield for 160 yards.

Here is NFL.com‘s scouting report on Smallwood:

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