Draft - 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

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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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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Kliff Kingsbury On No. 1 Pick: 'Everything's On The Table'

Mar 24, 2019 11:56 AM

With the NFL Draft drawing closer, Kliff Kingsbury says the Arizona Cardinals haven't ruled out anything with the first overall pick.

There have been rumors that the Cardinals want to draft Kyler Murray and trade Josh Rosen, last year's first-round selection.

"I think everything's on the table," Kingsbury said. "When you have that first pick, you've gotta turn over every stone and look at every scenario that's out there, and so we're definitely doing that."

Grant Gordon/NFL

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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

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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John Lynch Says 49ers Will Draft Best Player Available

Mar 21, 2019 8:26 AM

The San Francisco 49ers have the second overall pick in next month's NFL Draft.

John Lynch says the team isn't targeting a specific position and that he'll look for the best talent available.

"In terms of what we did, it gave us flexibility," Lynch said. "We had some ideas of areas where we had to get better. And what we did gave us flexibility to just focus on going out and getting the best player available, particularly with that top spot, regardless of the position."

NBC Sports Bay Area

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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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Scout Suggests Kyler Murray Inflated Height At Combine

Mar 7, 2019 8:32 AM

An unnamed scout told Dan Patrick that he believes Kyler Murray's height was inflated at the Scouting Combine.

Measured at under 5'10" in August, Murray was measured at over 5'10" last month.

"'I think that his height was inflated,'" the scout told Dan Patrick, and Dan relayed the story on the Wednesday edition of his show. "'Maybe it's the tin-foil hat theory. I just don't see it. If he refuses to be measured at the Pro Day, that will be telling.'"

The Dan Patrick Show

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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.

Current:
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

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

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Some Execs Predict Cardinals Will Select Kyler Murray No. 1
The Cardinals could try to trade Josh Rosen if they plan to select Kyler Murray,

Mike Sando/ESPN