Eagles have their choice among lead pipe lock superstars at positions of need, such as Chase/Smith/Waddle/Horn/Surtain/oh wait…we traded back. All of these guys will be gone by 12. Never mind.
Howie passes up the chance to fill a position of need and instead goes with a slow CB shown here getting burned by Rashod Bateman.
What better way to prepare for getting toasted by Amari Cooper and Darius Slayton than having already been done so in college, right? The last time the Eagles nailed a draft pick in the secondary was before the forward pass was allowed.
6’5” athletic freak with a ridiculous wingspan, immediately improves the team’s defensive speed and intensity. This will require careful negotiation on Howie’s part to pry her away from the WNBA, but perhaps the Dallas Wings will jump at a straight up JJ Arcega-Whiteside swap? Nah, probably not.
Howie’s commitment to the trenches is admirable. While only a sophomore, Motowski can be seen here letting Miami’s Rousseau level the QB. Hurts will have plenty of opportunities to practice scrambling.
Howie secretly believes Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence might slide to the 12th pick.
When you give up as many sacks as the Eagles do, you can never have too many guys there to help pick up your QB. Paillant’s teamwork is off the charts and will be there to pick up Hurts for years to come.
Here’s Reese demonstrating his refusal to come back to the ball, allowing first round prospect Trevon Moehrig to prance his way into a deflection. This lazy technique should account for at least 3 INT’s a year on long sideline throws.
After picking up a first round pick in exchange for moving back 6 slots, Howie trades 3 first round picks, moves up 2 spots, and takes Mac Jones – because what is an offseason without QB controversy!? This would be even more classic Howie if Justin Fields is available, but he rolls with the Mac Attack instead. Unfortunately, the desired effect of bringing in competition to push Hurts backfires because Mac is accustomed to playing with far more talent. Here’s Mac pointing to all the other players he thinks the Eagles should draft instead of him.