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Old 07-29-2018, 09:16 PM   #1
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Matt Pryor has been another standout rookie for the Eagles
ByJEFF KERR 7 hours ago


The Philadelphia Eagles rookie class has been highlighted by Dallas Goedert and Josh Sweat, but Matt Pryor has been adding his name to the mix since training camp began. Not may Eagles fans were aware who Pryor was when he was drafted in the sixth round back in April. His name has been brought up in conversation for his play over the first four days of camp.

Pryor has settled in as the right guard behind Brandon Brooks on the Eagles depth chart at offensive line. Brooks, who shaked off a minor injury at practice Saturday, was unavailable to go for the Sunday practice. Chance Warmack got the first look at right guard, but committed a false start penalty on the first play.

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson didn't hesitate to put Pryor in after Warmak's blunder, giving him those valuable first-team reps he's earned through the first part of camp. The Eagles are starting to rely on Pryor, who could find himself in the role they envisioned for Isaac Seumalo once camp started.

"I think Stout (Eagles offensive line coach/run game coordinator Jeff Stoutland) has been really impressed and pleased with where he is with his progress," said Eagles offensive coordinator Mike Groh. "I think he can cross-train both inside and out at tackle. Love his size. Obviously, he's got good foot quickness, and another guy that brings his lunch pail to work every day. He's quiet. He's smart. He's picking it up. He can articulate the offense when asked questions. So, really pleased where he is."

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Pryor has been going up against Michael Bennett through the two full-padded sessions and has his ups-and-downs (again, he's a rookie). Bennett obliterated Pryor on a few plays Saturday, but Pryor got the better of him on a few plays Sunday, including bringing him down to the ground on one occasion.

This is the development and improvement Groh praised Pryor for. Pryor (6-7, 332) has started at right guard and right tackle and was asked to play both in several games during his days at TCU, displaying the versatility the Eagles covet on the offensive line. He has a massive frame for an offensive lineman with outstanding arm length at almost 36 inches and massive 11.5-inch hands. Pryor has developed a reputation of being an excellent pass protector, using his massive hands to fire off the ball and get an edge rusher off balance.

Pryor needs to have a better bend to be consistent at the NFL level, which he's working on going up against a Pro Bowl defensive end against Bennett. That versatility goes a long way in the Eagles offense, which the Eagles will use if they have to choose between Pryor and Seumalo for playing time.

"An old saying in the NFL is the more you can do, the more valuable you are," Groh said of Seumalo. He already is thinking the same with Pryor.
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Isn't it nice to hit on picks for once ?
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Douglas is almost certainly going to be gone next off season. Let’s hope Howie is soaking up every bit of his evaluation teachings!
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there's no cap on front office personel . Jeff can throw him all the money in the world and a new title. If we are winning a handful of Lombardi's , why would he leave ?
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Everybody is all smiles when they're winning and I suppose that could get him to stay for awhile. Joe doesn't strike me as the squid Josh McDaniels type who is afraid to leave home. He's anything but. He's going to want to captain his own ship at some point. He's the Chris Ballard type.
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Why would he leave? He and Howie are the perfect combo- football guy and bean counter who get along and have agreed on the same team vision.

Only reason to leave is money.
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and Jeff isn't afraid to pay
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Why would he leave? He and Howie are the perfect combo- football guy and bean counter who get along and have agreed on the same team vision.

Only reason to leave is money.
It will be a career move to get to the height of his profession. He's not like a player who has a short career. He's going to want to take a shot at running his own show. It's only natural. You'd be the same way.
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The only other move left is GM. He's already setting the board, hiring the scouts, evaluating other rosters, etc. The only other GM duties are administrative or philanthropic or ceremonial- you think he needs the GM title to feel good? I don't think he's that vain.
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