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Levitan: NFL Draft Fantasy Winners – Establish The Run
3. Jalen Hurts, QB, Eagles – Underdog is number 101. overall. Since last season, the Eagles have traded away Carson Wentz, used zero draft QBs and traded up to DeVonta Smith. On the offensive line, studs RT Lane Johnson and RG Brandon Brooks are expected to return from season-ending injuries. These are the wheels up for Jalen Hurts, who on average had a striking 29.5 DraftKings points per game. Match in its three full last season. The rushing ability will keep the weekly floor soaring, and the addition of Smith adds upward to Hurts̵
5 winners and 5 losers from Eagles’ 2021 Draft – BGN
WINNERS: Jalen hurts. The Eagles could have grabbed Justin Fields at No. 12. They could have stayed, held their extra third-round and taken the former Ohio State star if they did not feel the Hurts should develop into a solid QB in 2021 ., they have also spent a good deal of time loading draft capital next year to go for a QB either in free agency or in next year’s draft, but this year Roseman and the coaching staff assured him he would be their starter. The selection of Smith also brings one of the best wide receiver talents to come to Philadelphia since DeSean Jackson was drafted, and being former teammates with Smith in Alabama can only be a good thing for their report. In the second round, the Eagles selected another former teammate of Hurts, often injured center / guard Landon Dickerson, a mountain of a man who, if healthy (and that’s a big if) could take over for Jason Kelce as soon as 2022, provides real protection for Hurts. Finally, backfield in round 5 received a potential boost with Memphis running back Kenneth Gainwell, a sleeping choice that most draft experts thought was a steal for the Birds at No. 150 overall. All in all, the draft really could not have gone better for Jalen Hurts.
Biggest fantasy football winners and losers of the 2021 NFL Draft – DraftKings Nation
TABERE: RB Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles. With the 150th overall pick, Eagles Memphis RB selected Kenny Gainwell. This alone does not seem to be that harmful, especially given the draft of the fifth round, but Gainwell emerges from this class as without a doubt the second-best receiver left behind Clemson’s Travis Etienne. This comes not long after they signed RB Jordan Howard to a one-year deal. Again, not a big hit for Sanders ‘value alone, but each of these rumors further shoots the ongoing backroom that in Philly, and Gainwell specifically, could bring a hit to Sanders’ rise as a receiver that fantasy executives hoped for after drafting him as a top-12 dynasty that ran back last year.
Grading Eagles’ 2021 NFL Draft Class – BGN Radio
Brandon Lee Gowton and Jimmy Kempski analyze all nine Eagles drafts and hand out some grades. Plus: The guys talk about Tom Donahoe, Philly’s UDFA signings, Zach Ertz’s future and more!
Eagles’ remaining gaps to fill, post-draft, and who can fill them – PhillyVoice
Casey Hayward (turns 32 in September): Hayward is a former Pro Bowl performer whose career is in decline. For the Eagles’ purpose, he would be a good Band-Aid candidate because he is at least durable as he has only missed two games over the last seven seasons. He also has versatility from the outside and outside, which would be of some value if the Eagles intend to get Darius Slay to follow number 1 receivers again as he did in 2020.
Roster / Draft Talk – Iggles Blitz
I always leave Rodney McLeod off my depth cards because he got hurt so late and feels unlikely to play anytime soon. That group is not convincing by any means, but Wallace, Maddox and McPhearson are young players with talent. They could be important parts of the secondary movement forward. Harris could be signed and play a few more years. Epps could develop into a good role player. We’ll have to see what the new coaches can get out of him. There are some free agents that can be targets. Stevie Nelson is the primary guy there. His costs must fall. There may be some central banks available through trade. We’ll have to wait and see what we hear in the next few months. Next March, the Eagles will have a lot of cap space. They can be aggressive in going for secondary help. The draft should be much deeper so they might also have better options there. Howie and the front office know that the secondary is not good enough. It is functional for now, but needs long-term help.
The Eagles’ draft signals further support for Jalen Hurts in 2021 – ESPN
Soon, calmer vibes will give way to the intensity of the NFL season, and reality will begin around what 2021 is: a test drive for the Hurts. There have already been reports linking the Eagles with Seattle’s Russell Wilson and Houston’s Deshaun Watson. After being 1-3 as a starter and completing 52% of his passing of his rookie season, there are still questions internally about Hurts being the long-term answer to the quarterback. Philadelphia has as many as three first-round picks next season – capital reserved for a quarterback if it hurts underperformance in 2021.
En-mod-en: Landon Dickerson | May 3, 2021 – PE.com
Get to know second-rounder Landon Dickerson in this exclusive interview with Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro.
As a 40-year-old, ex-Eagles QB Michael Vick proves he still has it – NJ.com
During his time in the NFL, former Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was known not only for his strong arm but for his speed, making several highlights of his 13 seasons in the league. Even at 40, Vick is still fast at his age, and he recently showed his speed while helping a charity. Vick posted a 4.72 40-yard dash time that surprised many people with the submitted time.
Fighting willing to “explore” Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson trades – Big Blue View
If the Green Bay Packers really want to trade Aaron Rodgers or the Seattle Seahawks are really willing to part ways with Russell Wilson, and there really is no real indication that these things will happen, GM Dave Gettleman said Monday that the New York Giants will ” explore these paths.
Does Washington now have the most dangerous offense in NFC East? – Hogs Haven
The Eagles bring up the back of NFC East. It’s not that they do not have talent, but outside of tight end and backlash, the talent has not yet produced. The Eagles are entering 2021 with a new starter under center, two small but fast wide receivers on the outside and an offensive line that is shocking at best. This will probably be a completely different conversation in a few years, but at the moment the danger level is not too high.
Report: Dallas Cowboys Will Not Pick Leighton Vander Esch’s Fifth Year Opportunity for 2022 – Blogging The Boys
You never want to end up in a situation where you do not pick up a first-time fifth-year opportunity in today’s time and age, and that is certainly unknown territory for the Cowboys. The only players who had not switched to them since CBA in 2011 were Morris Claiborne (who again signed with the team on a one-year deal in the 2016 season, which by the way would have been his election season) and Taco Charlton (who was cut during his third season with the team). Vander Esch played incredibly well during his rookie season and looked like a lock for the path that the Cowboys first-rounders before him had followed themselves as far as election year went. Unfortunately, his biggest problem has been staying on the field, as he has only played in 35 out of 48 possible games during his first three seasons.
4 winners and 2 losers from the 2021 NFL Draft – SB Nation
MISTAKES: Conventional wisdom says a writer should always rate a Cowboys draft high, because that’s how you get the sweet shares – but I really did not care what Dallas did throughout the draft. The team did not do enough to help Dak Prescott on the offensive and waited until the fourth round to get one of two offensive linemen in this class. Yes, the Cowboys also needed a lot of help with the defense, but each of their choices after Parsons felt like a range based on the board. The whole strategy felt a bit static. As if the war room had a handful of names they wanted to get, and did not care how the draft fell around it. It was also far too generous for a divisional competitor to let the Eagles trade for extremely fair value so they could take DeVonta Smith.
Monday Football Monday # 35: AFC Draft Winners & Losers – SB Nation NFL Show
Rob “Stats” Guerrera (Niners Nation), RJ Ochoa (Blogging the Boys) and Brandon Lee Gowton (Bleeding Green Nation) give you what they liked and disliked from draft weekend in the AFC. Andy McNamera from Dawgs by Nature on why the Browns had the best move in the division. Did the Bengals make the wrong choice by going WR over LT? Statistics fry the Denver Broncos to a sharp. How chargers could have secured AFC West. Why did Indy not do Carson Wentz favors and more!
America’s Covid-19 playoffs could be a lot closer than you think – Vox
When America’s Covid-19 vaccine development began last December, White House medical adviser Anthony Fauci said the coronavirus herd immunity threshold could be 80 to 90 percent. The implication was demoralizing: America needed to get as many as 90 percent of its people vaccinated to really stop the virus from spreading freely. With approx. 20 percent of the population still resistant to getting a vaccine, almost universal vaccination seems very unlikely – leading to a recent New York Times article suggesting that herd immunity may be impossible. But recent data from Israel paints a more hopeful picture: With about 60 percent of the population vaccinated, Israel has managed to almost completely reopen its economy and crush the number of coronavirus cases and deaths to almost zero. The country still has some requirements in place – especially indoor masking and vaccine passport requirements – but it is much closer to normal than it could afford to be, with no guarantee of safety, just months ago.
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