Who Feels Like This Guy Looks?

Who Feels Like This Guy Looks?

  • Andy Reid's press conference yesterday was hilarious, the bad part is, it's wasn't supposed to be. [Eagles.com]
  • In McNabb's press conference: "one of the worst games I've ever been a
    part of..." Donovan looked and sounded like he just spent the past 20
    minutes crying. [Eagles.com]
  • Eagles may sign CB Will Peterson, maybe. [CentreDaily]
  • That Jaguar had his camera in the team box area.  That's wrong. [PWD]
  • I know this is a few days old, but I just saw it. Will Smith could be part of the group, which includes Dr. J., who are interested in purchasing the Sixers. [AllHipHop]
  • Temple wins!  Temple wins! Owls fans everywhere rejoice by eating some Jello. [CBS3]
  • Does this image of Bill Parcels not scare the shit out of you? [NYTimes]
  • The Onion Sports show no mercy towards Allen Iverson. [TheOnion]
  • Apparently, Eric Snow still plays defense. [Beacon Journal]
  • A Google search for "ocho cinco" turns up some funny things.  A little YouTube explaining.  Chad Johnson isn't all there, but he can sure play football. [YouTube]
  • How about some Grateful Dead from the Spectrum in '86 to make your Monday a little better. [YouTube]

 

Some mailbag:

Q: Did you watch the game in HD? Dan Deirdorff's makeup looked
terrible and he resembled a zombie. He had dark flesh colored makeup
around his eyes and nose, and the rest of his face was blochy-red.
Hideous! -Jon

I must have missed that.  Perhaps he was trying to match the amazing Halloween costumes the CBS crew in the truck were wearing.  How bad was it when they cut to the view of the guys in the truck wearing masks and Dierdorf joked that he was disappointed that the guys decided against dressing up for Halloween this year.  Painful.

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.