Finally someone from the Philadelphia Eagles front office addressed the media leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft. Vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz spoke to members of the Philadelphia media for roughly an hour yesterday.
Although I personally believe Marynowitz echoed what we all already knew and said a whole lot of nothing, many members of the media seem to think otherwise. Reporters went in all different types of directions with their stories following the press conference. Whether it was how newly signed quarterback Tim Tebow will potentially be used, the Eagles’ thoughts on this year’s draft class and more. We’ve got it all covered below in this morning’s edition of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!
He Speaks – Tommy Lawlor of IgglesBlitz.com
"Until Thursday, Eagles fans had heard more from Mr. Ed the talking horse than they had from Ed Marynowitz, the Eagles VP of Player Personnel.That changed when Marynowitz had his first press conference, discussing the upcoming draft with the media.I was impressed by Marynowitz. You could see he was a bit nervous at times, but let’s appreciate that stepping in front of the Philly media is no easy task. Remember when Nick Foles had his first PC in St. Louis he joked about how few people were there. If the Eagles don’t have the most media coverage in the NFL, they’re sure close."
Marynowitz: Eagles Taking Three-Pronged Approach – Sheil Kapadia of PhillyMag.com
"It’s been nearly three months since Chip Kelly announced he was promoting Ed Marynowitz to vice president of player personnel.On Thursday morning at the NovaCare Complex, the 31 year old met the media for the first time to discuss his new role, the Eagles’ scouting approach and next week’s draft. Marynowitz obviously was in no mood to offer up detailed evaluations on the prospects, but he did speak at length about what the organization is looking for under Kelly."
Eagles think there are only 8-10 difference makers in the 2015 NFL Draft: Who are they? – Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com
"A little less than a month ago, Peter King of Sports Illustrated spoke with “a few football people” at the owners’ meetings who said that there were eight to ten really good prospects.You want to pick in the top nine. Here’s what a few football people at the league meetings are thinking about the breakdown of this draft: Nine prime picks, then eight or 10 really good prospects, then maybe 30 or so of the same player. The top nine: quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, defensive tackle Leonard Williams, wideouts Kevin White and Amari Cooper, pass-rushers Dante Fowler and Vic Beasley, offensive tackle Brandon Scherff and cornerback Trae Waynes. After that, beauty starts to be in the eye of the beholder. I had one GM tell me: “The 17th pick on our board might be the 53rd pick on another team’s board—and that could be a team we really respect.”"
Philadelphia Eagles see improvement in Tim Tebow – Kevin Patra of NFL.com
"Philadelphia Eagles new vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz became the first of the team’s brass to discuss the Tim Tebow signing, when he spoke to the media on Thursday.Marynowitz said that after working out the quarterback this offseason the team noticed improvement in Tebow’s mechanics, per NFL Media’s Aditi Kinkhabwala, who was on the scene in Philadelphia for Thursday’s news conference."
"The most fascinating aspect of the offseason, the NFL draft, is less than one week away. For the Philadelphia Eagles, the Marcus Mariota rumors will not stop. In fact, they’re continuing to heat up, as national analysts like Adam Schefter, Brian Baldinger and Pete Prisco have all said they could see Chip Kelly drafting his former college quarterback in a massive draft-day trade."
Last but not least, leave it to the great Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com to remind us all of Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly’s offseason plan and the last remaining thing to do:
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