Now that the Philadelphia Eagles rookies and undrafted free agents have spent some time on the field, it’s time to check in on them and see just how they’re doing. Some experts are focusing specifically on the Eagles’ first-round pick wide receiver Nelson Agholor and view him as a player that will have an immediate impact because of the system head coach Chip Kelly uses. All that and more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!
P.S. – Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful, caring women around the world today!
Rookie Camp Offers Sample Of Future – Dave Spadaro of PhiladelphiaEagles.com
"Nelson Agholor wants to get knocked down, metaphorically speaking, so that he can get up and be stronger and better. He’s having that kind of experience in his first taste of NFL football at the Rookie Minicamp at the NovaCare Complex.“I love it, being back on the field, learning about the way we do things here,” Agholor said. “I’m here with my eyes wide open, enjoying every bit of the experience.”"
Nine Takeaways From Rookie Camp – By PhiladelphiaEagles.com
"All six Eagles draft picks along with three undrafted rookies with local ties met the media at the NovaCare Complex Friday after their first day of practice as professionals. Here’s everything you need to know about the first day on the job for the rookie class …"
Which rookie WR will have the biggest impact in 2015? – Around The NFL Staff of NFL.com
"Last year’s wide receiver crop set the bar almost impossibly high, but this year’s rookie class also has a chance to be special. NFL Media’s Daniel Jeremiah ranked 10 receivers in his Top 50 players overall, and NFL general managers largely agreed.Nine receivers flew off the board in the first two rounds, including five-first round picks. So which rookie wideout will have the most yards this season?"
Sarnese hoping to make a few waves at Eagles rookie camp – Bob Grotz of DelcoTimes.com
"Growing up a couple of blocks from the Atlantic Ocean never got old for Joe Sarnese, the Villanova safety trying to make an impression on the Eagles at their rookie camp.The product of Ventnor, N.J. can find the seashore with his eyes closed.“It seems like when you get a certain distance away and the windows are rolled down in the summer you can smell it from miles away,” Sarnese explained. “It smells like home, like salt. I love going back there. And if I can play here, I’ll be so close.”"
Despite slow 40 time, JaCorey Shepherd sees fast track success – Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com
"JaCorey Shepherd knows he’s not the fastest man to lace up football cleats. He also knows the near 4.7 he ran at his pro day isn’t reflective of his highest gear.Shepherd lasted all the way to the sixth round of the draft last week, where the Eagles selected him 191st overall, the first of two corners picked by Chip Kelly in that round. He probably would have been been drafted earlier if not for the slow 40 he clocked."
Everyone is worried about who will start at right guard for the Eagles and it’ll likely end up being journeyman Allen Barbre. But we’re in safe hands because he apparently dunked during a team basketball game. DUNKED! Barbre is listed at 6-4, 310 pounds, that’s impressive!
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