Vince Young's 'The Drive'

Vince Young's 'The Drive'

VY's eight-yard touchdown pass to Riley Cooper for the Eagles to retake the lead with 2:50 remaining in Sunday night's 17-10 win over the Giants wasn't just any game-winning touchdown pass. In order to get the ball across the goal line, the offense needed nearly nine full minutes and 18 plays to travel 80 yards.

And it could not have happened without Young's poise. The Eagles found themselves in third down on six separate occasions after starting with six first downs, and the quarterback converted five of them -- four pass, one rush.

1. 3rd and 10 at PHI 33, he finds Riley Cooper dragging across the middle, the coverage trailing woefully behind. Young waits before calmly dumping the ball into the space vacated by the defense.

2. 3rd and 3 at NYG 42, it's Clay Harbor running a quick route to the sideline, catching the Giants a little off guard. Maybe Clay's biggest reception of the season.

3. 3rd and 1 at NYG 27, Vince Young sneaks, and is initially denied. He leans away from the pile before plowing forward a second time, pushing through the tangled mass of bodies for the yard before the blue jerseys are able to get their hands on him.

4. 3rd and 4 @ NYG 20, DeSean Jackson wants in on this action. Jackson, playing through injury in a gutsy performance one week after getting deactivated for disciplinary reasons, gets open near the sidelines and adds some yards after the catch to give the Birds goal to go.

5. 3rd and goal at NYG 8, Young patiently stands in the pocket and scans the field as he has done most of the night, until fellow second-teamer Cooper uncovers at the back of the end zone. Earlier, Young was intercepted looking for Coop in the paint, but this time they connect for the unlikely victory.

Young made some mistakes, but I thought as the game wore on, and he got more comfortable making his first start in over a year -- plus first for a new team, first in a new system -- he was playing at a high level. There really is no arguing that wasn't the case in the fourth course.

Did Corey Davis reveal he wants to be drafted by Eagles?

Did Corey Davis reveal he wants to be drafted by Eagles?

We finally know who the Eagles will select this Thursday in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft.

No need to tune into the draft broadcast, or even visit the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to partake in all of the festivities. Just look at Corey Davis' Twitter feed:


Done deal. Get him a cheesesteak and a midnight green uniform.

But in all seriousness, Davis made an appearance Monday on ESPN and retweeted this tweet to Trey Wingo.

Davis would certainly make an immediate impact on the Eagles' offense. He would join a receiving corps already bolstered in free agency with the additions of Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith.

But the Western Michigan product might not be on the board at the 14th overall pick, and the Eagles could look elsewhere on Thursday night.

The700Level's Andrew Kulp wrote about Davis at length here.

h/t to bleedinggreennation.com.

Place Your Bets: NFL draft first-round odds

Place Your Bets: NFL draft first-round odds

So, you think you know where every player will be selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft?

Well, here are some odds, courtesy of Bovada, to help you gauge your early predictions for the draft in Philly this week.

Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
We start with McCaffrey, probably the most talked about prospect in Philadelphia entering the first round on Thursday.

Eagles tight end Zach Ertz compared McCaffrey to Darren Sproles. Stanford head coach David Shaw thinks not only would McCaffrey be a good fit in the Eagles' offense, but would also be a great fit in the city of Philadelphia.

Bovada has 2/3 odds of McCaffrey being selected over the 9.5 pick, and has 11/10 odds of him being selected under the 9.5 pick.

CSNPhilly.com's Dave Zangaro has McCaffrey being selected at No. 15 overall by the Indianapolis Colts -- the pick after the Eagles, who are slotted at No. 14 -- in his mock draft.

Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
Fournette has consistently been in the top 10, or sometimes even the top five, of mock drafts.

Many teams covet Fournette for his combination of strength and speed. The LSU product is 6-foot, 240 pounds and ran a 4.51 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine.

Bovada has 2/3 odds of Fournette getting selected over the fourth pick and 11/10 odds of him getting drafted after the fourth pick.

How many RBs/WRs will be selected in first round?
Since Bovada has the same odds for the number of running backs and wide receivers going in the first round, we combined the two.

If you're living under a rock and haven't been following NFL mock drafts since the season ended, there have been three running backs and wide receivers consistently selected in the first round -- WR Mike Williams, WR Corey Davis, WR John Ross, RB Dalvin Cook, RB McCaffrey and RB Fournette.

Here are the identical odds for both position groups:

Over 2.5 with 1/5 odds.
Under 2.5 with 3/1 odds.

How many defensive players will be selected in first round?
This one can get tricky, because you'll have to bank on a few teams getting desperate and drafting some quarterbacks to hit the under.

Over 18.5 with 1/1 odds.
Under 18.5 with 5/7 odds.

How many Alabama players will be selected in first round?
Alabama is the gold standard for NFL players. Every year, the university churns out first-round talent on the opening night of the draft.

In Zangaro's afformentioned mock draft, he has five Alabama players being selected.

Here are the odds:

Over 4.5 with 11/10 odds.
Under 4.5 with 2/3 odds.