Tim Couch was not as bad as everyone thought – I heard Charles Davis say the other night had he not gotten hurt that he would have been one of the good ones. That’s the truth. This is an excellent graphic though on the pantheon of how good guys were really.
On the eve of the draft, the Eagles are “doing all they can do” to get Marcus Mariota. This certainly feels like it’s going to happen, or it’s not going to happen and at least Chip gave the impression to the public that he did all he could do.
It’s an interesting scenario because Mariota in Philly would be one of the more fun things to watch in the NFL in the coming years, but also because it’s showing that Sam Bradford really is lame-duck pawn right now in the City of Brotherly love.
The report comes per a league source.
Bradford, the 20th overall pick in the 2015 draft, Philly’s first-round pick in 2016, and maybe another second- or third-round pick could possibly get it done as a three-team deal, if the Eagles can get the No. 12 pick from Cleveland and deliver the 12th pick, the 20th pick, and a 2016 first-round pick to Tennessee. Perhaps the Browns would need Bradford and another second-round pick to give up the No. 12 pick. Maybe the Titans would want another third-round pick in addition to three first-round selections.
Regardless, the availability of Bradford and Cleveland’s well-established interest in him makes it easier for the Eagles to put together a package that doesn’t seem all that unreasonable.
I envision Chip Kelly and his cronies are up right now in their war room, working the phones, crunching numbers, and they’ll be up all night with the caffeine going trying to get this done. Maybe we hear something progressive by lunch time tomorrow. I still think at the end of the day if I had to bet it; Mariota goes to boring old Tennessee.
Man we are getting close. We’re down to 22 hours, 46 minutes and some seconds….
Jameis Winston (our guy) is over 90% odds to be the first pick tomorrow. Of course he’s not 100%. We’ve been writing a lot of Bucs material over at Buccaneers Bay. But this will always be our main NFL hub.
We started off the night by watching NFL Total Access. Twice. Then Mike Mayock’s Mock Draft. Now Caught in the Draft: 2005. The Aaron Rodgers draft. I can’t believe it’s been ten years!