cool, thanks. Any of the other guys stick out to you ?
Yes. Calvin Pryor of course. I did truly believe that safety was more of a priority than Corner and Im glad that Idzik seen and understood that.
Generally speaking I think our top 5 picks will not only make the team but see significant time on the field. Of course Pryor and Amaro will be starters, but I have to believe that Dakota has a shot at Guard and Shaq Evans has an opportunity to make the #2 spot. Jalen Saunders is a damn good depth pick imo and could certainly play the slot giving Kerley rest and he seemed to be successful playing the outside in some highlight films that I seen. I havent been able to watch any play-by-play game tape yet.
If you're asking if this was a solid draft I'd have to say yes. If you're asking did this draft go as suspected I'd say partly (Jace Amaro). I didnt see that pryor pick coming especially with the WR's who were still on the board. Nonetheless, it was a need. I didnt see passing on Phillip Gaines either....especially for another Corner at that point. I also didnt see us waiting til the 4th round to start drafting WR's. I guess thats how the board fell, but still. I do think that Shaq Evans has potential and its hard to say that we should have picked a WR over Jace Amaro in the 2nd round. Im just glad that the Jets didnt have to choose between Matthews and Amaro and they picked Amaro. I believe that the Jets should have moved up to secure Matthews but thats just my bias talking. I really respect his game and his approach to it. His speech on stage and afterwards just confirmed to me that the Eagles is going to get everything he has, which is all you can ask from a football player.
So to sum up, the draft was solid. It addressed every position it needed to and more importantly many of the players provide dual roles (their position as well as special teams play) which indicated that the scouting department was really doing homework in regards to getting the most bang for your buck. Because of that fact all 9 players picked has a legit chance to make this football team which also shows the value in the picks. We've drafted day one starters, depth players, special teamers and developmental players. John Idzik did his thing, didnt move up or down and used all 9 picks to the best of his ability though the 1 reach imo was Dexter McDougle. I believe he would have been their in the 4th or 5th rounds and I feel that we passed on a possible day 1 starter in Phillip Gaines.