Ranking the most overpaid and underpaid players on Eagles

For various reasons, it’s quite difficult to accurately pay a player based on his performance and future expectations. Things such as leverage (which can go both ways), agent, past performance/experience, age, etc. have an effect on how much a player is going to be paid. Sometimes, players are overpaid basically because the team doesn’t have the money to spend on anyone else (see Nate Allen in Oakland). With just under a month before Eagles training … Continue reading

An early prediction of the Philadelphia Eagles 53-man roster

Obviously it’s way too early to know exactly who’s going to make the Eagles 53-man roster, but it’s fun to predict and debate, so I’m making my own prediction as to who I think is going to make it. I will break it down by position and list each guy who makes it and who is left out, as well as explanations for each position group. Here’s what I came up with: Quarterback Keep: Sam … Continue reading

Philadelphia Eagles minicamp recap: What we learned

Now that the Eagles have finished their three-day minicamp, they get six weeks off before training camp starts on August 2. It wasn’t exactly a grueling trio of practices, but it was enough to get a good look at what some of the players can bring to the table. Since the practices were without pads, it’s obviously still limited what can be seen, but many players received positive endorsements from both Chip Kelly and teammates, … Continue reading

Marcus Smith, Andrew Gardner, Jerome Couplin getting first team reps in Eagles minicamp

Today was the first day of Eagles mandatory minicamp, and the biggest news is that Evan Mathis is not there since he’s been released. But moving past that, as expected, some new faces were seen with the first team in various drills, suggesting that Chip Kelly is willing to mix it up to allow people to compete. The three names that stood out among those getting snaps with the first team with Marcus Smith, Andrew … Continue reading

Looking back at Eagles drafts: Ranking the Andy Reid era draft classes

After ranking each Eagles draft between 1999 and 2012, it only makes sense to put them all together and rank them. Some of them received the same grade, but I’ll do my best to give an accurate ranking. First, here are some notes: Important notes Drafts receiving A+, A or A- grade: 0 Drafts receiving B+, B or B- grade: 4 Drafts receiving C+, C or C- grade: 3 Drafts receiving D+, D or D- grade: … Continue reading

Looking back at Eagles drafts: Ranking the best value picks of Andy Reid era

In the past few days, I ranked the first, second and third round picks of the Andy Reid era. In this piece, I’ll be taking a look at the best value picks of this time period. I only took players who were selected between the fourth and seventh round, and I’m only looking at the top 10 guys since it would make little sense to highlight some of the picks that didn’t work out considering … Continue reading

Looking back at Eagles drafts: Ranking the third round picks of Andy Reid era

After looking back and analyzing the first and second round picks during all the Eagles drafts between 1999-2012, I now move on to the third round picks. I won’t be looking at any other individual round, as there are too many picks between rounds 4-7. In review, the first round picks during this time period were actually better than I had remembered, but the second round picks were pretty bad overall. Here are some notes … Continue reading

Looking back at Eagles drafts: Ranking the second round picks of Andy Reid era

Yesterday I ranked the Eagles’ first round draft picks from the Andy Reid era, which was actually a better group than I had always thought. Now I’ll look at the second round picks, which is where Reid really struggled the most and held back their growth as a franchise. Here are some quick stats: Important Notes -Total second round picks: 19 (8 offense, 11 defense) -Years without a second round pick: 2004 -Years with multiple second round picks: 6 … Continue reading

Looking back at Eagles drafts: Ranking the first round picks of Andy Reid era

Now that I’ve analyzed each of the Andy Reid era drafts individually, I’m going to look at them more holistically and see how he did in specific areas. Today, I’ll be looking at his successes and failures with his first round picks. Surprisingly, he was pretty good with top picks, although expectedly, there were some clunkers. Here are some quick stats on his first round selections when he was a coach, from 1999-2012: Important Notes … Continue reading

Looking back at Eagles draft classes: 1999 draft

This will be the final draft I’ll analyze as a part of this series. The 1999 draft was Andy Reid‘s first, at at the time, a very controversial one. The Eagles had a great pick in the draft, but selected Donovan McNabb instead of Ricky Williams, which was criticized heavily by fans at the time. Of course, that opinion changed over time, but it was quite a way to start a career as a head … Continue reading