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Ranking the 50 Biggest NFL Draft Steals of the Past Decade – ESPN+
10. Jalen Hurts, QB. Despite success at both Alabama and Oklahoma, Hurts’ pro outlook was questioned in 2020 — specifically his ball placement and ability to take the next step as a passer. He was originally drafted to back up Carson Wentz — who had signed a lucrative four-year extension just a year earlier — but quickly became the Eagles’ QB of the future. Hurts’ development reached unforeseen levels in Philly, and he led the Eagles to Super Bowl in a breakout third season. […] 18. Jordan Mailata, OT. One of the most unique development stories in NFL history, Mailata was strictly a rugby player before the Eagles took him in the seventh round of the 2018 draft. Many wondered how he would adjust to playing football, and many teams had him classified as a priority free agent. Mailata then dealt with major injuries during his first two seasons, and it wasn’t until the 2020 season that he began to show that he could potentially be Philly’s left tackle of the future. The franchise signed him to a four-year, $64 million extension, and the 6-foot-8, 365-pound player has proven to be worth every penny. [BLG Note: A.J. Brown, Darius Slay, and Javon Hargrave also notably made this list.]

Where will Eagles fans place their green loyalties in 2023? – BGN
“When you play futures in the sports betting market, it’s about the price and about the teams you feel can go deep into the playoffs,” Maltepes said. “It can give you an opportunity to secure your money and get some free money if the ball bounces your way. Since the Cowboys are 16-to-1, you’re risking $100 dollars to win $1,600, so that’s a great price. Here’s why: No team in the NFC East has repeated that since the Eagles did it in 2004. Over the last 10 years, between the Eagles and Cowboys, they won the division four times each and eight times overall. As we all know in the NFL, injuries play a big role. The Eagles were the third healthiest team in the NFL, with Pittsburgh Steelers is the least injured team and they didn’t even make the playoffs.

NFC East Mixtape Vol.117: Most Overrated Players in the Division – BGN Radio
Last week the guys focused on underrated players, but this week Brandon Lee Gowton and RJ Ochoa are back to discuss the most overrated offensive and defensive players from each team in the division.

Eagles WR Devon Allen Still Insanely Fast – SB Nation
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Devon Allen may have a tough decision to make in August. The Eagles open training camp on July 25, and Allen hopes to remain on the roster this year after spending the 2023 season on the practice squad. However, Allen may be in Budapest until August. For the 2023 World Championships in Athletics. Allen is an elite hurdler, and this past weekend he competed in the USA Track and Field NYC Grand Prix. He finished second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 13.04 seconds, the fourth-fastest time in the world this year. You can watch that race here, with Allen in lane 5.

Which 2021 NFL Draft first rounders will have their fifth-year options picked up? – Athletics
DeVonta Smith, WR, Eagles (No. 10). Of the top three receivers in this class, Smith is in the least productive passing offense. However, what it costs in volume hasn’t affected his effectiveness or explosiveness. Although he ranks outside the top 10 in field goal rate, explosive gains and catches resulting in first downs or TDs, he is in the top 10 for EPA per. goals – he is third when defense plays man. When Philadelphia has to get him the ball, it often results in good offense. The questions about Smith’s size were unfounded as he has been impossible to pressure or bully in close coverage. Smith could be this age’s Marvin Harrison. He is well on his way to becoming a legitimate top option and should receive his fifth-year option.

One trade, free agent signing or extension for all 32 NFL teams before 2023 training camp – PFF
Philadelphia Eagles: Sign S Duron Harmon. The Eagles don’t have any pressing business, whether it’s a key extension to lock in or a glaring need to address, but adding depth and experience at safety would make sense. Harmon has logged more than 1,000 snaps in three consecutive seasons and provides a reliable presence on the back end at free safety. Philadelphia’s current position group consists largely of younger, inexperienced players. Harmon posted a 77.6 coverage grade in 2022 with multiple interceptions for the sixth straight year to go along with a career-high 67 tackles and 11 defensive stops. After a very strong draft that also addressed positional needs, there are actually no holes on this Eagles roster. Depth at tight end or wide receiver were areas to consider here earlier in the offseason, but Philadelphia went ahead and added free agents Olamide Zaccheaus and Dan Arnold.

Roob’s Top 10: Ranking the best wide receivers in Eagles history – NBCSP
1. Mike Quick: He doesn’t have the most catches, yards or TDs in franchise history. His time as an elite receiver was relatively short. He only played 10 games five times. He caught just 44 passes after his 29th birthday. He is not a Hall of Famer like TO, Pihos, McDonald and Carmichael. But from 1983 to 1987, before the brutal Veterans Stadium concrete turf tore up his knees, Quick was the best receiver in the world. During that five-year span, Quick made five straight Pro Bowls, averaging 1,087 yards and 10 ½ TDs per game. season, led the NFL in touchdowns and was second to James Lofton (with 11 inches per game) in yards per game. match. Quick combined speed, power, grace, body control and remarkable hands, and from 1983 to 1985 he averaged 68 catches, 1,236 yards and 11 TDs and was an all-pro twice. To this day, he is one of only three players in history with three consecutive seasons of 60 catches, 1,000 yards, nine or more TDs and 17 yards per carry. catch. The others are Lance Alworth and Randy Moss. The only receiver in Eagles history named 1st team all-pro more than once. The best in Eagles history. And if he played on a grass field? He would have been among the best to ever play.

Janarius Robinson on his development into Year 3, what he’s learned from Eagles defensive veterans – NFL.com
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Janarius Robinson wakes up with “GMFB” and shares his development going into Year 3, what he’s learned from Eagles defensive veterans.

Troy Aikman Points Out Obvious Cowboys Flaws, But There’s No Obvious Solution – Blogging The Boys
Cowboys legend Troy Aikman recently shared his thoughts on what has held the team back from championship success since his era. What did Aikman attribute to the mistakes and what can Dallas do about it? In recent comments provided to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Mac Engel, Aikman was brutally honest about his former team’s performance in big games: “The problem for them, and they don’t need me to tell them this, they just haven’t played. their best football when the matches have mattered most.” You don’t have to be a former player or a so-called expert to have reached that conclusion. Aikman’s observation is what Cowboys fans have had nightmares about for over 20 years now.

Daniel Jones: “We can compete with anyone” – Big Blue View
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is all but certain going into year two with Brian Daboll and Mike Kafka. “We’re confident and we know we can compete with anybody,” Jones told Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post . Of course, Jones has plenty of reasons to be confident. Brian Daboll was named AP Coach of the Year in his very first year as head coach (he was named Assistant Coach of the Year in 2020). Mike Kafka, meanwhile, did well enough in his first season as offensive coordinator to Indianapolis Colts, Carolina Panthers, Houston Texasand Arizona Cardinals all requested interviews with him for their open head coaching positions.

The 5 O’Clock Club: Commanders defensive line unit ranked 3rd in NFL ahead of ’23 season – Hogs Haven
As you might expect, the Eagles got a lot of love on both sides of the ball from the rankings, but the Commanders weren’t completely ignored. In particular, PFF appears to believe in Washington’s all-first-round defensive line, which is ranked third behind the Eagles and 49ers. I was initially confused by the PFF comment that Chase Young might not be on the roster until I realized they weren’t referring to the health of his knee, but to the constant unsubstantiated rumors about the possibility of Young being traded.

10 reasons the Commanders will be a dumpster fire this season – PhillyVoice
7) They will likely have two starting rookie corners. With their first two picks in the 2023 Draft, the Commanders selected cornerbacks, both of whom are expected to start. They selected Emmanuel Forbes with the 16th overall pick because of his ability to push the ball (14 INTs and six pick-sixes the last three seasons at MSU). BUT… at 6’1, 166, he is extremely thin, so there will be concerns about his durability and physicality at the next level. It will be interesting to see how he stacks up against a guy like, oh, soaayyy, 226 pound AJ Brown, who will literally outweigh Forbes by 60 pounds. In the second round, they selected Quan Martin, a versatile defensive back who will likely spend most of his time at slot corner as a rookie. These guys may very well make it in time, but it’s pretty fair to expect some pass defense growing pains if the Commanders start two rookie corners.

Miles Sanders: I know Duce Staley will get the best of me – PFT
Sanders was back in the Philadelphia area for a football camp this week and said he has “great memories” of his time with the Eagles. Some of those memories include Staley and helping steer him against the Panthers when he hit free throws. “He means a lot. I swear,” Sanders said, via Josh Tolentino of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “He’s probably the main reason I came back. I have that connection with him. I know how he trains. I know he wants the best out of me. The most important thing is that he knows what I’m about and he’s the one who drafted me. We’ll get back to what we’ve been doing.”

Why Canada’s wildfires will affect air quality in the coming weeks – Vox
1) How do wildfires affect US air quality? The wildfires have had a significant impact on air quality in several US states. In the last few months, they have affected different parts of the country due to the location of the fires as well as weather patterns that have carried smoke south. In May, western states including Montana and Colorado issued air quality warnings as fires in British Columbia and Alberta contributed to smoke in those areas. In early June, East Coast states and cities, including New York and Philadelphia, also issued air quality alerts due to heavy smoke and haze in the region.

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