Day 3 of the 2010 draft. Rounds 4-7
Day 3 and the final day of the 2010 NFL Draft.
Wow what a day, the Eagles cashed in HUGE having more then likely the best Day 3 not only in the Andy Reid era, but also the best day 3 out of any team out there today (draft wise). The Eaglesscored very high getting great quality players that teams have passed up on either due to injuries or getting that “deer in the headlights” look. Andy said that out of the 13 total players the Eagles drafted he expects at least 9 of them to be on the team at the start of the season. That’s a very good draft if you ask me! The other thing I found very ironic is that for the first time in the Andy Reid draft ERA we did not draft an offensive lineman. Well anyways here are my thoughts and the scouting reports on the Eagles last day of the draft. Rounds 4-7.
Rd 4 (105)- Trevard Lindley , CB, Kentucky - Height:5-11 Weight:183 40 yrd: 4.44
This kid for me has boom or bust to him. He could be great or he could just not pan out due to his top speed but he has all the tangibles to become a very solid CB for this team. Personally I expect this kid to have a great training camp and preseason and really open the coaches eyes and battle for that starting job opposite of Asante. Everything that I have read on him says hes great in press man coverage, covers very well, understands on re-routing WR’s, wraps up well, great ball skills, good short area quickness, good recovery speed, a play-maker, durable and a leader. But with that like I said he lacks the overall speed, or at least thats what the scouts say, everything I saw he looks to have great speed. Downside is that he is small at 5-11 183. A lot forget this kid was an all-pro and projected in the 2009 draft (prior to the draft) a top 5 corner. He came back to Kentucky for his last year after injuring himself right towards the end of his junior year and hearing critics say that he has more to “prove” to NFL Scouts. During his senior year he sprained his ankle keeping him out for a couple of games. If this kid does not make the team it will be due to injury or something of that nature.
Rd 4 (121)- Keenan Clayton, OLB, Oklahoma - Height:6-1 Weight:229 40 yrd: 4.57
Now this kid is very interesting. Kind of scratched my head at the pick esp when you could of got another great CB in this round, but regardless. This kid came in as a SS but then got moved his Junior year into an OLB that year he has 84 tackles 10 for loss, 4.5 sacks, 9 passes broken up and 6 forced fumbles. This past year he had 72 tackles 5.5 for loss. The one thing I have heard a lot about with this kid is he is very good at covering the TE. Great at dropping back and can get the ball. Andy himself has talked a lot of hype about this kid and is very excited to have him. Was odd to see how excited Andy was for this kid. I trust in Andy and hopefully he will make a great addition for a Back-up or a SAM for us. I do believe he can play the WILL as well too thats how versatile this kid is.
Rd 4 (122)- Michael Kafka, QB, Northwestern - Height:6-3 Weight:222 40 yrd: 4.81
This was a pick that I really did not understand. We more then likely could of gut him a lot later then what we did I am left wondering if this kid was the correct pick. while I do not doubt what and Andy saw in this kid his numbers are not very eye-opening. He did not really get his start until his Senior year in which he threw for just under 3,500 yards with 16tds and 12ints. He does not have a huge arm more of a gunslinger, fast release quick ball speed. I still feel there was better value on the board but lets remember this kid is a 3rd string QB right now in our current roster. Personally maybe I will eat my words but with other QB’s on the board there I feel the Eagles could of got better. Although watch this video of this series, shows promising results.
Rd 4 (125)- Clay Harbor, TE, SW Mizzou St. - Height:6-3 Weight:252 40 yrd: 4.69
Ladies and Gents remember this name. Remember this kid right here from a small town school that will end up being a SOLID draft pick and a house-hold name for the Eagles. Great attitude and a wonderful work ethic. You will not find many people on and off the field as athletic as this kid. While he is listed as a Tight End this kid came in playing WR in highschool. He also played HalfBack and FullBack. Expect this kid to be shuffled around a lot to cause confusion to other teams. He is a very good blocking TE as well. If Ingram remains injured which is a good possibility this kid will be our #2 Tight End and #2 Fullback I have no doubt about that. This kid is special. Can lower his head and take a hit as well as shed hits off him. Great hands and also has very good route running. I remember when he was picked Mike Mayock’s face light up, he was so happy the Eagles got him and so am I. GREAT PICK expect this kid to be on the team for YEARS to come.
Rd 5 (134)- Ricky Sapp, DE, Clemson - Height:6-4 Weight:252 40 yrd: 4.70
I’ll make this one simple. I think this was the best OVERALL VALUE pick of the WHOLE DRAFT. 5th round..are you kidding me?!?!? This kid will be a SUPERSTAR mark my words here. You heard it here first. A lot of people had this kid in the late 1st round 2nd or early 3rd round but no one took a chance on him because in 2008 he tore his ACL. Came back 2009 stronger and faster then ever and had a great year. The potential of this kid is just amazing. A lot of people compare him to DeMarcus Ware of our beloved Cowboys. He more then likely will be just a pass rushing expert and not an every down player. He is marked as a DE but could also play the WILL or SAM positions. Eagles will be silly to use him for anything else other then in BLITZ packages. Can I hype you up
for this kid anymore? I expect between him, Graham and Cole and add in our other players the Eagles will LEAD the NFL in sacks for the next 3 years to come. Thats how excited I am about this kid.
Rd 5 (159)- Riley Cooper, WR, Florida - Height:6-3 Weight:222 40 yrd: 4.54
Eagles picking a WR here was very surprising to me. There were 3 players on the board I was hoping they would pick up but they went WR and I sort of raised an eyebrow. But after looking at some tape and reading scouting reports on this kid I tell you want, I think the Eagles make the correct pick here. This kid will beat out Hank Baskett and take his spot on the roster, you can count on that. He will be a 3rd down specialist and a TD machine. He has great height and good mass to him, very reliable hands with good ball skills. He runs like a TE after catching the ball and is not afraid to run the slant in the middle of the field. Plays faster then he looks is a good blocker and has a very high football IQ. His only downside is his overall speed, he has good burst but not so good top-end speed. In his senior year he polished up 51 catches for 961 yrds and 9 td’s. Look for him to be on the team as well. With Kolb throwing to him this kid could be very special.
Did I mention he can play special teams too? Check out this hit!
Rd 6 (200)- Charles Scott, RB, LSU - Height:5-11 Weight:232 40 yrd: 4.54
Big North to South runner. His speed on the turff is very shocking. Think Marion Barber or Brandon Jacobs here that can break one loose and no one can run him down. Compared to a poor mans Adrian Peterson. Kid has a magnet at the back of the end zone and knows how to find it. Power runner that will run THROUGH holes and or create his own hole. Has great vision and instincts while holding onto the ball. Very good blocker as well. Will take more then an arm or two to bring him down. In 2008 he has 1,200 yrds rushing 5.4 avg with 18 tds. Hurting himself his senior year only able to play in 9 total games. Look for him to replace Eldra as our 3rd RB. He will be our goal-line / short yard specialist.
Rd 7 (220)- Jamar Chaney, ILB, Miss St. - Height:6-0 Weight:242 40 yrd: 4.54
Again another kid that was projected in rounds 2-4 and yet another kid that I am JACKED up to see play. This kid does nothing but just solid tackles and hits. He has a very high motor and runs great East to West. Amazing at shedding a block and getting the tackle done. I cannot stress how how badly this team needs someone that is just a very solid run tackling machine. This kid brings that EVERY week. Expect this kid to be a great addition on this team and yet another rookie I expect to be starting at the beginning of the season.
Not only is this kid a beast against the run but he is also a well tuned programed machine against the pass too. Something that this team has not had for a long time. A LB that can cover these BEASTS of TE’s that we have in the EASTERN Conference.
Rd 7 (243)- Jeff Owens, DT, Georgia - Height:6-1 Weight:304 40 yrd: 4.96
Everything that I have read about this kid has all pretty much said the same thing. “Jack of all trades” type of player. He can do everything good but not one thing GREAT. Hes like a big anchor and does not get pushed around much and can stand his own against the run. Built for a 4-3 style defense and also had several QB pressures in his day at Georgia. Hurt his knee his junior year made a full recovery and came back for his senior year. Should make a very solid back up and “rotating in” type player. I could not find any solo video on this guy everything I saw was a “team” video.
Rd 7 (244)- Kurt Coleman, S, Ohio St. - Height:5-10 Weight:192 40 yrd: 4.56
This kid has a lot of potential. Will be one of those “first there, last gone” type of players. Known for his hard work ethics. Always told “too small” to play in the NFL. He always knows where the ball is and has the ability to cover man on man. Does a great job breaking up passes and also getting an INT. Great closing speed, soft hands, runs routes well, plays very physical, good wrapping up. I expect this kid to make the team and be a starter in the NFL next year. I think he will become a fan favorite.
Well there you have it guys, thats HomeboyzNetwork’s outlook on our upcoming teammates on the Philadelphia Eagles for the 2010 season. Hope this got you a little amped up to go out to Lehigh and watch some Pre-Season games. Let’s hope that 10 out of 13 of these kids are put on our roster. We sure can afford to lose some chumps that are in the locker-room right now just taking up a roster spot. My only hope is that these kids stay healthy. We picked a lot of kids that had injuries either last year or just this past season. So here’s to the new recruits, hope you all do well and make us a very solid defense for years to come!