Infam Posted April 22, 2020 Share Posted April 22, 2020 So, the Eagles looked at the roster and came to the conclusion: We were just unlucky. We had all we needed but if we can add some key pieces now this will take off. And that is where I see them: Going all in on 2020. So what we are looking for is young star difference makers. Even writing this I see how this is a challenge. So I went and robbed the Jags of not one, but two of their best players. Combined with a trade up, this leaves us without a pick in the first two rounds next year! Rioooooot!!!! As for the draft: This is a great class with top talent at WR, means to me the top three will be gone super early. That's what I expect. Means the trade ideas you see circulating now are realistic if you want to trade up… for Ruggs. And I am fine with it. He is just what we need, and he will be worth it! TRADE: Eagles #21, Eagles #146, 2021 second rounder (#64), Rasul Douglas ---->>> Jets #11 TRADE: Eagles #53, Eagles #168, Eagles 2021 first rounder (#32), Eagles 2022 second (#64) ----->>> Jaguars #42, Ngakoue, Fournette CONTRACT: Ngakoue (25) - 5 years, 110 M$ (55M guaranteed), Fournette (25) - extended 3 years, 42 M$ (30M guaranteed), Trey Burton (28) for 3 years, 18M$ (6M guaranteed) DRAFT: #11 Henry Ruggs III So there we go. He has the speed we need, he can run routes, super safe hands! If we want a top WR out of this draft, you have to give something to get there. Pairing him with Wentz will be worth it. In this trade we managed to give a second next year because Joe Douglas likes Rasul Douglas enough to make it happen. I see them having had big arguments where Douglas wanted to stay or trade down and Roseman up, so this is an easy sell between these two. Quote Ruggs' speed alone helps both the running and passing games because it forces safeties into more passive positioning. He can work all three levels and his ability to turn slants and crossing routes into big gainers could make him the favorite gift under the tree for a quarterback and offense in need of an explosive weapon. He has quick, sure hands to handle off-target throws, but learning to release, separate and catch against physical NFL cornerbacks could require an adjustment period. He won't rack up the targets, but has explosive speed and talent to imprint on games with regularity. https://www.nfl.com/prospects/henry-ruggsiii?id=32195255-4731-8217-5970-b4a47789eeaf #42 Cesar Ruiz If there is a weak spot on the Offense apart from WR, it has to be LG. Ruiz could be a really good LG right away, plus he can play C if need be. I like Seumalo, but I like him better as a flexible player on the bench behind elite players. And to get the best interior lineman we probably have to do better than 53. Because he is: The best interior lineman in the draft. Followed by Kindley if you ask me. Anyways, drafting him could really take our line to another level and comes with the added benefit that we might be jumping Dallas to get the guy they wanted… Sounds familiar? Quote Athletic and tenacious with the combination of skills and technique to fit into a variety of blocking schemes on the next level. Ruiz wins early with initial quickness and fast hands into first contact. He works to convert early advantages into wins. He's consistent in securing down-blocks and has the athletic traits to become a second-level factor. He'll give some ground to power rushers and needs help against wide-bodies, but the tape checks out. Ruiz has early starting potential and should develop into a good pro with guard/center flexibility. https://www.nfl.com/prospects/cesar-ruiz?id=32195255-4941-5291-5447-fa1de6f9c62b #103 Jalen Hurts Nobody truly knows where he will end up, might be early second - who knows. From what I have seen many seem to think he may be third to fourth. And I promise: At that point he may be the steal of the century. I am serious, I think this guy can be somebody. And to have him as the backup on a cheap deal? It's perfect. Maybe he never plays, but he might. And to then see what he can do - so worth this third round comp pick. Hurts actually reminds a bit of Lamar Jackson. And don't you tell me that's too much pressure for Wentz, he has to deal with having a good backup. Quote Like Tim Tebow, Hurts is a winning dual-threat quarterback known for his strength, toughness and character. Hurts is a more accurate passer and better runner than Tebow but is inconsistent as a decision-maker and tends to break the pocket when throws are there to be made. His deep-ball touch and intermediate accuracy improved this year so teams may see him as a developmental talent who will keep getting better in the right scheme. He'll struggle to beat NFL defenses from the pocket, but his ability to grind out yards on the ground and make off-schedule plays should make him a solid backup with upward mobility. https://www.nfl.com/prospects/jalen-hurts?id=32194855-5276-7022-85cf-a74490936f42 #127 K.J. Hill Well, he probably is not the most exciting WR. Ran a 4.6 in the 40.. But still, he is a good route runner and can catch it. I can see him to share snaps with Ward in the slot. And in the screen game he has proven to be very effective. For fourth round he offers safe value, which is what I want for this upcoming season. Has been the teams punt returner before, too! Quote Words like "dependable," "reliable," and "consistent" work well to describe Ohio State's all-time catch leader. He's a slot worker who is most effective in space, where his route savvy and sticky hands can make their mark. He's not sudden or special with the ball in his hands underneath and won't stretch defenses vertically, so the routes may need to go from good to great for him to become more than a solid backup. https://www.nfl.com/prospects/k.j.-hill?id=32194849-4c47-7511-2479-7d5ec248bc17 #145 Darrynton Evans Ok, I just like a good rushing offense. Guilty! Given the concussion situation, I applaud the approach of the Eagles. Even more, it can keep everybody fresh, gives us options. Now with Sanders and Fournette to be perfect lightning and thunder, you add Scott and Evans as change of pace committee backs that are viable if not good options as pass catchers. And Evans is just a very dynamic, explosive back. He would complete a RB group for the ages. Does return kicks. Quote Slashing outside-zone runner with glide in his stride and ability to run with elusiveness and creativity. Evans is a little undersized and might be viewed as a change-of-pace option, but he appears to have the three-down skill set to handle committee carries. He can run with patience, but has the loose hips and agile feet to plant-and-go in a hurry. He sees the field and does a nice job of setting up and eluding tacklers with lateral cuts or stacked moves. While he's confident in space, Evans lacks the commitment and finishing force to make a living inside the tackles. His third-down and kick-return versatility increases the likelihood that Evans will hear his name called in the middle rounds with a chance to become a solid RB2. https://www.nfl.com/prospects/darrynton-evans?id=32194556-4111-6537-4adc-98552053123e #190 Harrison Hand The Eagles decided to see how Jones and Maddox will look when Slay is on the field, yet adding another CB late is just based on experience, given how many injuries happen at that position. His 4.52 at 5'11" combined with 7.15 3-cone have him here in the sixth, but 41 vert and 125 broad already suggest he has got some juice.. Quote Outside cornerback with good size, but a player who needs to find the proper coverage fit to help him do his job. Hand has played press, off-man and a variety of zones. His recognition and response from zone is adequate, but he doesn't have the necessary transition quickness and burst to stay close enough with NFL-caliber targets. Hand is fairly competitive and disciplined in coverage, but the skill level appears to be average. He might have a future as a backup for a zone-heavy cover team, but he needs to improve his run support and prove he can handle some special teams duties. https://www.nfl.com/prospects/harrison-hand?id=32194841-4e08-7670-8c75-613df27ebdb4 So, in the end I am adding Ruggs and Fournette to our offense and Slay and Ngakoue to our defense. I really like the day two and three picks here too. Now obviously we lose a first and second next year. And another second in 2022. Plus we would pay Fournette and Ngakoue, which means we once again won't have much wiggle room under the cap. Yes, that is a whole damn lot. But please, we did accomplish our goal to add young stars to make a run THIS season. And that has to be the goal after how well we did with an unreal amount of injuries last year. OFFENSE: Jeffery, JJaw, DJax, Ruggs, Ward, Hill Sanders, Fournette, Scott, Evans Ertz, Goedert, Burton Dillard, Ruiz, Kelce, Brooks, Johnson, Seumalo, Pryor, Mailata Wentz, Hurts, Sudfeld DEFENSE: Ngakoue, Barnett, Graham, Sweat, Miller Cox, Hargrave, Jackson, Ridgeway, Rush Edwards, Gerry, Brown, Singleton Slay, Maddox, Jones, Hand, NRC, LeBlanc McLeod, Parks, Mills, Ford Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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