Report says Eagles among teams with most interest in Joe Mixon

Report says Eagles among teams with most interest in Joe Mixon

After reports of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon's being linked to another violent incident when he was in high school (which were later recanted by the allegder) were trending earlier today, 94WIP's Howard Eskin tweeted he had heard Mixon was off of the Eagles' draft board.

Now there is a report saying the opposite.

The latest comes from NBC Sports analyst Josh Norris in a conversation with ProFootballTalk today.

"I think Joe Mixon is a first round talent. I think he's the second-best running back in this draft," Norris said. "Just his vision and patience alone, along with that receiving ability."

That said, Mixon's falling would not be a surprise.

"I think it's entirely possible he falls out of Rounds 2 or 3."

"You obviously have to get permission from your owner in order to draft him. I have a list of five or six teams that I've been told have that permission."

The Eagles are apparently one of those teams. Florio pressed Norris later in the segment on those teams.

"I've heard the Saints, I've heard the Vikings have done a ton of homework, pro days and visits as well, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Oakland Raiders. There might be a few more here and there. He might be on a secondary board for the Dallas Cowboys, not necessarily on their top board, so if he slides a little bit. Other teams will have that similar conversation."

"But if I were to peg a few that are interested the most, the Bengals absolutely, early on I think at pick No. 41 in the second round and the Philadelphia Eagles in round two as well."

Norris and Florio spent about nine minutes on the single topic of Mixon. You can watch that conversation below.

[via BleedingGreen]

New Eagles WR Mack Hollins bringing his snakes with him to Philly

New Eagles WR Mack Hollins bringing his snakes with him to Philly

When Eagles' fourth-round pick Mack Hollins drives up to Philadelphia from his hometown Rockville, Maryland, he's going to have two companions. 

His snakes. 

Hollins, the UNC receiver, is a big fan of exotic animals. His two snakes — a ball python and a sunglow boa — were sitting by him as he spoke on a conference call with Philly reporters on Saturday afternoon. 

According to his bio at North Carolina, Hollins' dream job is to one day own a "world-renowned aquarium." 

"I actually have both my snakes here now," Hollins said. "I've had turtles. I was going to get an alligator at school, but my roommates weren't really all for it. My dad had a lion growing up, so we've had it all."

A lion? 

Where do you keep a lion? 

"His dad had it in a big cage in his yard," Hollins answered. "I guess in Ohio, the permits aren't as difficult to get exotic animals. Might be where I get mine from. I don't know how Philly will feel about some of the exotic animals, but I might have to get a couple."

For now, though, Hollins is sticking with his snakes. And he plans on driving them to Philly. 

"It's nothing but an hour drive," he said. "I'll put them in a car and load them up. I might come with nothing but the snakes."

Philly skyscraper lights up with team logos on entire building for NFL draft

Philly skyscraper lights up with team logos on entire building for NFL draft

The NFL and the city of Philadelphia have really put on a spectacle for the thousands and thousands of fans who descended on the Ben Franklin Parkway over the past few days.

But you don't have to be in front of the Art Museum exactly to see the NFL's influence on the city. All you have to do is drive down Interstate 76 through Center City at night while the draft is going on and you can't miss which team is on the clock.

That's because the entire side of the Cira Centre building that is connected to 30th Street Station lights up with the logo of whichever team is on the clock.

You can see our above video which features the Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, and Pittsburgh Steelers. No confirmation to the reports that birds flying over excessively pooped on the building when the Dallas Cowboys' star lit it up.

The Eagles shared a pretty nice shot of their logo lighting up the building as well.

It's just another nice touch to what has been a wonderful event so far for the city of Philadelphia.