Carson Wentz and Jeremiah Trotter will make appearances at the NFL draft in Philly

Carson Wentz and Jeremiah Trotter will make appearances at the NFL draft in Philly

The 2017 NFL draft is just over a week away from taking over Philadelphia.

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and former Eagles linebacker Jeremiah Trotter will also make appearances at the draft. Wentz will make an appearance on Thursday, while Trotter will be there on Friday.

The Eagles hold the No. 14 overall pick and have a number of directions they can go with their selection (see story.)

The NFL draft can move slowly at times, but there will be plenty of attractions and games to keep Eagles fans occupied at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway until they're on the clock. Some of these games include running routes against NFL players or spinning the ball like Tom Brady by throwing Hail Mary's into a drop-in net.

Here's a full list of the games below:

* Zip to the Future presented by Oikos Triple Zero – Fly over NFL Draft Experience on a 100-yard zip line. Reservations will be made available to use the zip line via Fan Mobile Pass.

* Combine Corner – Fans will be able to race against NFL players and test their route running abilities at the Combine Corner.

* Vertical Jump: Fans will be able to participate in the same workout players do at the NFL Scouting Combine.

* 40-Yard Dash: Digital NFL players will line up alongside fans on a 40-yard long LED wall, as fans can compete in a realistic 40-yard dash.

* Hail Mary – Test your long-distance accuracy by throwing a deep pass over defenders into a drop-in net.

* Oikos Triple Zero Field Goal Kick – Attendees will be able to test their ability to kick a field goal through NFL uprights.

* Touch Pass – Master one of the most difficult throws for an NFL quarterback by throwing the ball on an arc over a defensive player and into a net.

* NFL Virtual Reality – Fans will be able to experience NFL games using virtual reality technology.

And here's a list of the attractions at the draft:

* NFL Draft Set – Visit the official NFL Draft set from Thursday to Saturday and see the view from behind the podium.

* ESPN Set – Check out SportsCenter LIVE from NFL Draft Experience.

* NFL Network Desk presented by Ford F-Series – Take your seat behind the NFL Network Total Access desk and break down the game.

* NFL Draft Experience Tailgate – Enjoy selections from some of Philadelphia’s best restaurants in a “taste of the town” tailgate.

* NFL Museum (Pro Football Hall of Fame display area) – This exhibit features historical Hall of Fame memorabilia, a full collection of 50 Super Bowl rings, Conference Championship trophies, and a chance to create your own digital Hall of Fame bronze bust.

* NFL Auction Prizes and Giveaways – Located in the NFL Museum, stop by for cool giveaways and chances to win unique NFL instant prizes for registered fans. View game worn and signed memorabilia available only on the NFL Auction website, and learn about the charities and foundations that the NFL and NFL Auction support.

* Vince Lombardi Trophy – Fans will be able to take a photo with the Super Bowl trophy.

* AFC & NFC Locker Rooms – Visit a replica NFL locker room as it appears on gameday. Experience the sights of an NFL pregame with sleek transparent LCDs.

* College Football Corner – Fans can view College Football Hall of Fame memorabilia from former first-round draft picks and Eagles legends and cheer on draft prospects. There will also be life-size player mannequins.

If you have ever wanted to see Zach Ertz (mostly) naked, here's your chance

If you have ever wanted to see Zach Ertz (mostly) naked, here's your chance

Have you ever wanted to see Zach Ertz naked?

Well now is your chance.

After marrying in March, Ertz and his wife, Julie, who plays on the US women's soccer team, will both appear in the 2017 ESPN The Magazine Body Issue.

You can see a preview of the two, but you’ll have to wait until the issue comes out on July 5 to see the full photo shoot.

Ertz joins other NFL stars Ezekiel Elliot and Julian Edelman in the issue.

Whatever Ertz ends up doing (or showing) in the photos, it can’t be more magnificent than Vince Wilfork’s cover in 2016.


Watch: A shirtless Ben Simmons puts Lonzo Ball on notice with delicious dunk

Watch: A shirtless Ben Simmons puts Lonzo Ball on notice with delicious dunk

Concerned about Ben Simmons' right foot?

Well, don't be.

While Simmons will not play in the Summer League, the 6-foot-10 point guard/forward/baller sure does look healthy and ready to go for 2017.

Early Sunday morning, a shirtless Simmons posted an Instagram video of a delicious one-handed self alley-oop after working out at the Sixers' practice facility in Camden.

A little fun after 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Let's circle back to Thursday night after the NBA draft and LaVar Ball.

After LaVar's highly ambitious — an awfully generous take —  prediction that his son, Lonzo Ball, drafted No. 2 by the Lakers, would lead L.A. to the playoffs this season, Simmons had a cryptic tweet presumably about LaVar.

That sparked Joel Embiid to tweet:

And now, with Simmons' Instagram post early Sunday morning, we have evidence the 2016 No. 1 overall pick is healthy enough to, indeed, throw down some rambunctious dunks.

Of course, we'll have to see it in a game first, but until then, let's think of June 25 as the day Ben Simmons unofficially put Lonzo Ball on notice.