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dawkins20 04-28-2019 06:08 AM

UDFAs
 
https://www.bleedinggreennation.com/...phia-eagles-lb

I would have expected more LBs

Anywho, I think Edwards, Opeta, and Bates could actually make the 53

Anyone stand out to any of you?

taz 04-28-2019 09:57 AM

Thompkins has a real chance to stick as a Kick off and Punt Returner, he took a few to the house over the last few years at Penn State.

Every year there are guys like Edwards who you say how can he not get drafted? He has to beat out Nate Gerry and I think he will. Very productive player in college.

Eagle60 04-28-2019 10:01 AM

Well we have 8 of them on the roster right now Dawk. I don't know how you can effectively evaluate anymore of that during camp. We play nickle and dime about 70% of the time anyway so maybe we are overblowing the situation there. I think the problem that we have is that to have a top 5 defense you need a great MLB and Bradham isn't in that category but he's pretty darned good so as long as he stays healthy I think that we're good there. Maybe one of these guys that we brought in will become one but how probably is that???

As far as evaluating them that is pretty much impossible right now after watching all of those highlights this weekend. Watching offensive players in the Big 12 is almost impossible to evaluate with the sucky defense that they play. I was watching one of the rbs (forgot who) who showed about 4 plays tearing up Syracuse and I was thinking "who doesn't?". You have to consider the competition when you evaluate these guys. It does seem like one of them always makes the roster though. Let's face it though, how much of a turnover are we going to have anyway? We're a darned good team.

I had Gerry in mind too taz. I'd like to see him get beat out and I think that he will be.

dawkins20 04-28-2019 12:12 PM

still haven't seen a team sign Benzschawel. Perhaps a bidding war is going on?

shocked he didn't get drafted

Eagle60 04-28-2019 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by dawkins20 (Post 334185)
still haven't seen a team sign Benzschawel. Perhaps a bidding war is going on?

shocked he didn't get drafted

This guy got some ging:


Aaron Wilson
@AaronWilson_NFL
Philadelphia Eagles gave $55,000 base salary guarantee, plus $25,000 signing bonus to offensive guard Sua Opeta, per a source

dawkins20 04-29-2019 11:19 AM

the Lions got Benzschawel

NoDakIggle 04-29-2019 10:39 PM

I don't know who scouts ND area for the birds but they must have a little sway. Birds picked up a kid from Bismarck High that went to Dickinson State. Corner named Liggins. I'd have to say astonished but really don't know much about him. Dickinson plays NAIA. After the season the kid went to one of the courses to get coached up for the scouts. He went to the NDSU pro day and worked out there. If you think it is a long way from NDSU to the NFL you can't imagine how far it is from Dickinson. I wish him luck but I hope he learns enough so he might get a chance in Canada.
And if Stick didn't get picked one spot before the birds picked my guess is he would be in Philly although Thorson's size is much closer to the Philly ideal

Eagle60 04-29-2019 11:28 PM

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Originally Posted by NoDakIggle (Post 334221)
I don't know who scouts ND area for the birds but they must have a little sway. Birds picked up a kid from Bismarck High that went to Dickinson State. Corner named Liggins. I'd have to say astonished but really don't know much about him. Dickinson plays NAIA. After the season the kid went to one of the courses to get coached up for the scouts. He went to the NDSU pro day and worked out there. If you think it is a long way from NDSU to the NFL you can't imagine how far it is from Dickinson. I wish him luck but I hope he learns enough so he might get a chance in Canada.
And if Stick didn't get picked one spot before the birds picked my guess is he would be in Philly although Thorson's size is much closer to the Philly ideal

I was pulling for you ND but he got nabbed before us and I was a little surprised about that to tell you the truth. I like Thorson, he's a gamer and a decent QB. He's kind of out your way too give or take 700 miles. You're right though, they must have somebody hanging around up there by you although everybody knew about Carson. The Big 10 was strong this year and I'm glad that we went shopping there with 3 of our 5 picks coming from the conference. I suppose that we could even consider Washington St. out your way with that kind of thinking. I can't find a way to squeeze Stanford in though unless I have a couple more beers.

All kidding aside I read Patriot Reign years ago when Mike Holly spent the season with them and he said that they scout every senior in the country every year. That's how they found and drafted Matt Cassel who won 11 games for them the year that Brady got hurt. He was a backup QB at USC. I don't know how far down they go in conferences though.

NoDakIggle 04-30-2019 07:17 AM

60 guess it was just a thought. Personally I think some teams put more money and emphasis into scouting whether it be the pro scouting dept or college. Much like the Phils had a great minor league system and then let it deteriorate by not spending and then built it back up. I disagree about Wentz. I don't think many knew about him until the senior bowl and then they started checking out his tape. The same with Goedert. Only a handful of mentions until a couple of scouts starting talking him up and then he was the heat. You only get a handful of nuggets at the FCS level, and damn fewer at the NAIA level, so I think some teams don't put much effort into it. And I think some scouts have more influence with their bosses than other scouts, as is the case in all businesses.
Maybe I am wrong but I don't recall the birds picking up too many small school guys from other areas save the local Philly areas so I think they must have a 'guy' they trust.

taz 04-30-2019 08:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NoDakIggle (Post 334221)
I don't know who scouts ND area for the birds but they must have a little sway. Birds picked up a kid from Bismarck High that went to Dickinson State. Corner named Liggins. I'd have to say astonished but really don't know much about him. Dickinson plays NAIA. After the season the kid went to one of the courses to get coached up for the scouts. He went to the NDSU pro day and worked out there. If you think it is a long way from NDSU to the NFL you can't imagine how far it is from Dickinson. I wish him luck but I hope he learns enough so he might get a chance in Canada.
And if Stick didn't get picked one spot before the birds picked my guess is he would be in Philly although Thorson's size is much closer to the Philly ideal

I am not so sure about Stick. He is on the smaller size for a QB and Doug clearly likes taller QB's. Maybe if Stick would have been a UDFA they may have taken a shot.


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