Sorry for the long delay. I wanted to write out something after taking an extra look at a couple of players. I also wanted to include the UDFAs. The Eagles kept signing guys and that delayed things. Anyway...here goes:
2010 Draft Review
It is kinda long (about 14 Word pages) so I didn't bother posting it here. Let me know if any of the links don't work. Let me know if I made any major mistakes. I've read the thing several times and if I haven't caught the error yet, I never will.
The Eagles claimed OG Shawn Murphy off waivers the other day. Good. He was one of my favorite O-linemen a few drafts ago. He's likely just a camp body at this point, but we'll see. I haven't watched him in the NFL. He has good size at 6'4, 315. Played LT and G in college.
RE: Tapp vs Graham
Huge difference. Graham was dominant in college. Tapp was an effort guy. Darryl is an effort guy in the NFL. Brandon is special because he combines speed/quickness, skill, and effort. You never know what happens when guys get to the league. Brandon could turn out to be a bust. He also has the potential to become a star pass rusher. Tapp could be a real solid player for us, but isn't likely to ever be a difference maker.
I'll write more about Graham in the next couple of weeks. I'll re-watch several games and we'll try to get detailed as to what he does and what he can do in the NFL.
RE: Earl Thomas vs Nate Allen
I'll be interested to see if Earl starts right away for Seattle. We needed someone ready to challenge for the FS job from day one. I think Nate has a great chance to start for us. Earl might be more of a project. He only started for 2 years and spent most of his time playing against spread teams. It will be fun to see if Nate can outdo Earl or if in fact Earl does become a special NFL player.