Draft Misc - Football Wiretap

Eagles Prioritizing 'Volume' In Draft

Mar 27, 2019 6:33 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles have seven selections in this year's draft and as many as 11, 12 or 13 in 2020.

The Eagles plan to build their roster with a short-term version and a long-range plan.

“Absolutely critical,” Lurie said on Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meeting. “Basically, we planned it exactly how it's gone in the sense of we didn't have as many draft picks. We've had some good young players, really good young players, but volume of draft picks? We believe in volume. We're not cocky enough to feel that you're going to draft way better than anybody else, and it's very important to create volume.

“This draft we're going to have good volume, especially in the top of the draft, two twos (second-round picks) and two fours (fourth-round picks) to go with our one (first-round pick), and next year we're going to have quite a few draft choices. It's very important, so when you look ahead over the next 13 months, we're going to be adding about 20 draft choices. You're going to have some undrafted players make the team, and so you can imagine there's probably going to be about 20 to 25 players that are going to be about 22 years old, 23 years old on our roster, and we planned for that.

“To Howie's credit in the front office, what they've done, I think they've always balanced this and sort of analyzed it, should you sign a player who is a potentially good starting player at age say 31 or 30 versus a low-level starting player who's a lot younger. So, when I talk to Howie, it's always about what is the next two years going to be in that comparison. Yeah, you get the 25- or 26-year-old in his second contract, but he's a low-level starter. His team didn't want him, and maybe he can be a low-level starter for us at best, or you can get a guy who can make an impact, several guys who can make an impact, and we're banking on them for one to two years. So that's resource allocation. It's with the idea of what we're going to be allocating for quarterback and for every other position, and the notion that we're going to have about 20-odd players coming on to our roster in the next 13 months.

“An interesting stat in the league, and we'll be consistent with that, is that I think 65 percent of the players in the league are in their first to third years. So when you think about that and where will we be in about 13 months, I bet we're pretty close to that.”

Dave Spadaro/PhiladelphiaEagles.com

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Giants Internally Explore Trade For Josh Rosen

Mar 27, 2019 6:56 AM

The New York Giants are internally exploring a trade for Josh Rosen.

The Arizona Cardinals have been rumored to prefer Kyler Murray at No. 1 and will listen to offers for Josh Rosen. Rosen was the No. 10 pick in last year's draft.

The Giants could still also select a quarterback in this year's draft with Murray, Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock and Daniel Jones all potential first round picks at the position.

The future of Eli Manning as quarterback of the Giants beyond 2019 remains uncertain.

Ralph Vacchiano/SNY.tv

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Belichick Praises Quinnen Williams For Ruining OU's Scheme In CFP

Mar 25, 2019 12:17 PM

While watching game film of Alabama's Quinnen Williams against Oklahoma, Bill Belichick praised his effectiveness for continually splitting two blockers to create pocket pressure on Kyler Murray.

“(Williams) is basically ruining [Oklahoma’s] scheme right now," said Belichick.

Williams is expected to be a top-5 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Jim McBride/Boston Globe

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49ers Could Have 'Feeding Frenzy' If Kyler Murray Falls To No. 2

Mar 21, 2019 11:07 AM

The Arizona Cardinals are strongly considering selecting Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick. If the Cardinals decide not to select him, there are expected to be a number of teams interested in trading up to the San Francisco 49ers' slot at No. 2.

"Now, if they don’t do it, and he’s still there at No. 2, I see an absolute feeding frenzy from teams looking to trade all the way up for Murray," wrote Jay Glazer. "I just don’t see him dropping past that. But man, if the Cards don’t take him, that No. 2 slot that the 49ers own would probably be the most sought-after slot in a long time."

Jay Glazer/The Athletic

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Kyler Murray Meeting With Kliff Kingsbury, Steve Keim

Mar 19, 2019 4:49 PM

Kyler Murray is meeting with Kliff Kingsbury and Steve Keim in Oklahoma on Tuesday.

Murray is the favorite to be picked by the Cardinals with the first overall pick despite the team selecting Josh Rosen last year at No. 10.

Adam Schefter reported teams made overtures into Rosen's availability at the combine.


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Oddsmakers Have Kyler Murray Now Ahead Of Nick Bosa For No. 1 Pick

Mar 6, 2019 7:30 PM

Kyler Murray has jumped ahead of Nick Bosa following the combine, according to odds from BetOnline.ag.

No. 1 overall pick in 2019 NFL Draft
Kyler Murray -200
Nick Bosa +150
Quinnen Williams +1200
Josh Allen +1600
Odds on 2/19/19:
No. 1 overall pick in 2019 NFL Draft
Nick Bosa -200
Kyler Murray +300
Quinnen Williams +500
Dwayne Haskins +1200
Ed Oliver +1400
Josh Allen +1400

RealGM Staff Report

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Lions, Seahawks, Chargers Among 10 Teams Meeting With Kyler Murray

Mar 4, 2019 9:53 AM

Kyler Murray met with ten teams while at the combine.

The Arizona Cardinals, Oakland Raiders, New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, Washington, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Chargers met with Murray. Then 10th team to meet with Murray hasn't been identified.

Murray is expected to be a first round pick.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

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Some Execs Predict Cardinals Will Select Kyler Murray No. 1

Mar 4, 2019 8:39 AM

Many executives around the NFL believe the Arizona Cardinals will select Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft.

"Arizona is going to take Murray No. 1," a general manager said at the combine.

The GM was then asked if he was figuratively betting on it happening.

"I'm not betting," he replied. "I'm telling you, it's going to happen."

The Cardinals could try to trade Josh Rosen.

"I'd rather bet my career on Kyler Murray than on Rosen or any of the other quarterbacks in this draft," an exec said. "Kyler is dynamic. He has the most upside."

Murray also talked about how he'd love to play for Kliff Kingsbury.

"Coach Kingsbury, I know the type of offense he runs. He recruited me out of high school and I have a great relationship with him," Murray said. "If I were to play under him, I think it'd be a great deal. But I don't get to pick players. I just show up and do what I'm supposed to do. I'd obviously be very comfortable knowing how he operates that offense, what we look for, and how to operate everything ... me and him being together would be nice."

Mike Sando/ESPN

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