if you take Jalen hurts out of the equation.
Did you like the Eagles NFL draft? If you replace Jalen Hurts with somebody else in the second round, would you have liked the Eagles NFL draft? Because, obviously that that selection yesterday met with a lot of controversy.
I'm not asking you if Jalen Hurts was taken in the fourth round and they would have taken somebody else in the second round if you would elect this draft because, no, that doesn't work like that.
Because there are guys in the second round that were really, really good and you could have taken.
But if you flip, Jalen hurts out, put somebody else in.
Do you like the draft? Because, honestly, philosophically, Howie Roseman nailed on everything that he needed to nail.
What's the one thing this team has been talking about? Addressing all off sees.
They needed burners.
They needed more burners than Bryan Colangelo when they got.
So it's think about the philosophy.
Okay, All right.
So here's what I saw out of Howie Roseman.
With the 1st 3 rounds of the draft, he took guys with Major Major upside All guys, hi sealers no high floors, high ceilings, guys who are trying to break through the glass ceiling but with risk can become bust with risk him.
Beep us, I should say so.
If you have a risk of bust, well, how do you make up for it? Howie Roseman did the best he could today.
So here's what happened.
You took Jalen Hurts in the second round.
You didn't have another pick until 103 And between the time that the Eagles pick Jalen Hurts and the time that they picked again, a lot of the wide receivers went.
This was considered the best wide receiver class in the last.
I don't know, 10 20 years.
That's what they're saying.
And they all went.
There was, you know, ah, bulk of them that just went in the in the second in the third round, and by the time the Eagles picked again, they were all gone.
At least the big names that they wanted.
So what? They did Waas.
They traded back like in the 5th 6 rounds, and they were basically taken a bunch of guys who felt so what they did at wide receiver, for example, they took quest Watkins at a Southern Mississippi and John Hightower out of Boise State.
These air two guys with a lot of speed and the hope is that one of the two pans out.
I mean, the hope is that both of them paying out for you know, you know what I'm saying.
They tripled up at receiver late in the draft.
They swap six around picks to acquire Marqise Goodwin.
He's been battling injuries his last two years.
We'll see if he can stay healthy, but he's a speed guy.
We had a great I think it was 2017 and like over 900 yards receiving.
So the philosophy waas too triple up on the receiver because, well, you couldn't get him in the second and third round because it took Jalen hurts.
So that's how you made up for that.
They took some some line and this was something they needed to address is, well, Hala provocative.
He left signed a big contract with Lions, so you had to address the offense of line.
You had to address the depth and they take Jack Driscoll in the fourth round.
Both guys they took were out.
Offer Jack Driscoll at Auburn.
Don't call him Jake Driscoll.
So you have him.
And then you got Prince Tyga one ago.
So you have 1/4 and a six you spent on the offensive line.
And you sure up some things there.
They took three linebackers in this draft.
Ah, one of them, though, is is gonna be, I believe, a defense event and that of Stanford.
Casey to ill, Uh, played 34 outside linebacker there, so that that's what I read.
So, um, he's gonna be d and it was said he was a linebacker when he was drafted, But he's gonna be DEA.
So they technically drafted three linebackers.
I talked about him a little bit yesterday.
I I see him being a kind of a hybrid linebacker slash safety.
We'll see how they utilize him as position position.
Lis football is becoming more and more relevant in today's h, so we'll see how to use him.
Shawn Bradley for the inside.
You got him eso out of temple.
By the way, Shawn Bradley not to be confused with 77 behemoth out of BYU um, another shop a shot. Bread.
Well, we got, uh I talked about all of them.
Cavon Wallace safety out of Clemson.
He was somebody, uh, that could of went in second or third round.
You got him and forth.
So you saw what day three was about? Day three was about plucking the players who kind of felt and, you know, guys who fit the eagle scheme.
They wanted speed.
They dressed it with high Tower of Watkins.
They get line linemen in here to address the depth.
Uh, linebacker is a position that isn't really regarded highly within the organization, so they're not gonna want to spend a lot of money on it.
Which means they're gonna use draft capital on it so they won't guys on rookie deals.
Um, so there you go.
That's day three of the draft, you know, Look, this is the point where not a lot of us really know who these players are.
And, you know, I know we're on social media.
We may try to pretend like we know who they are, but we don't.
And I just wanted to say this, you know as well.
Um, it's fun playing scout, you know? It's fun trying to figure out who's gonna be the star out of the draft.
Who's gonna be the guy who, you know, excels in 3 to 4 years.
But at the end of the day, it's not really about whether we're right or wrong, because we aren't in the minds of these athletes.
We don't know how motivated they all are.
I mean, motivation is ultimately what leads to success.
Hard work, you know, putting the effort, putting the time in.
That's what leads to success and just not settling for anything settling for everything.
So, for example, the guy that we might like on tape may not be somebody who wants to work that hard at his profession, for example, and you know, that's I know this is another ran for another day, but, um, you know, there's that.
I also think draft grades are stupid.
I'm not a big draft grades guy because again, we don't know how good these players are gonna be if if you want, if you want a great a draft in terms of how a team went about their weaknesses, okay.
But if we're judging players based on what our opinions are, we don't know how those players they're gonna pan out.
So, you know, like draft grades are just It's based on perception and how you proceed.
Players and some somebody may not like a player, whereas somebody else no, really likes him.
Like, for example, I I I'm a big fan of Jalen Reagor.
So the people who don't like Jalen Rigor and the people who don't like Jalen hurts his pick probably don't like this equals draft. But I money.
I'm a regular guy.
And, you know, that's as part of the reason why draft grades are kind of stupid.
Um, way really don't know how these players are gonna pan out, So I just want to say that a T end here.
So there you go.
I ran down all the names.
I guess I'll just run him down again, going from the first round all the way to the 7th 21st Overall, the Eagles take Jalen Regular in the first round at a TCU wide receiver.
Second round pick. 21.
They take Jalen Hurts quarterback out of Oklahoma third round pick 39.
Cape Davion Taylor, Colorado Outside linebacker.
Uh Cavon Wallace, Clemson Safety in the fourth round pick number 21.
Jack Driscoll, Auburn Guard.
Fourth round pick Number 39 pick.
Number 23 In the fifth round was John High Tower at Boise State.
Wide receiver Shawn Bradley goes in the sixth round.
Pick number 17 at a temple.
The inside linebacker.
We got Quest Watkins out of Southern Miss wide receiver taken in the sixth round, 21st Overall.
We got prints, take a wanna go all burned tackle, six around 31st overall and, lastly, Casey to help in the seventh round 19 pick overall in that round defensive end out of Stanford.
So that's your 2020 Eagles NFL draft class.
There you have, Um, so I I like what they did on Day three.
I was not crazy about the Hurts pick, but I'm also going to be somebody who is going to allow it to play itself out.
And that's another reason why draft grades are stupid in a way, because look, the entire city of Philadelphia jumped off the bridge after that pick, and I not gonna lie to you and say I wasn't happy about it, but we don't know how they're going to utilize dealing hurts.
They didn't take a running back in this draft.
They need a bruising running back in between the tackles, right? We didn't take anybody.
So how are they going to utilize Jalen hurts? We've talked about Taysom Hill, you know, obviously that whole thing in New Orleans, but is this might be taking a step for you.
Don't waste a second round pick on a backup quarterback.
You use a second round pick when somebody that you're going to implement into your offense or your ski.
You may take a backup quarterback if you don't have a good quarterback in the second round.
But you're not taking a back up quarterback Carson Wentz.
So there's more to this now.
Yes, I know they value the quarterback position more than anybody, but there is more to they could be implementing some sort of two quarterback system.
Who knows where Jalen hurts? His threat to throw is what helps manipulate the defense's because ultimately he's really gonna be used as a running back.
And he might be taken some carries, you know, running back half back, tight end slash slash guy.
That's what you could be looking at with Jalen hurts.
Might even be catching some swing passes.
Who knows? But here's somebody who I know doesn't have.
If a fractured ego and because he doesn't have a fracture ego.
He is somebody who is going to be open to all of this somebody else.
Maybe not so much.
But Jalen hurts.
Being the ultimate professional Eddie is who knows so trying to figure out the logic.
Still, because I didn't I wasn't on board yesterday, but we'll see how it pans out in a couple years because that is when you can judge a draft pick.
In fact, you amount.
This is Day three of the Eagles NFL draft class.
Those are my thoughts.