When the Philadelphia Eagles drafted wide receiver Nelson Agholor in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft with the 20th overall pick, many fans were exicted about the pick. But apparently they aren’t the only people excited about Agholor’s potential and fit in Philadelphia. According to an NFL executive, Agholor has quite a bit of potential and is a #1 wide receiver in the NFL. Whether or not Agholor will be the Eagles top receiver this upcoming season remains to be seen but the potential certainly appears to be there. All that and more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!
Eagles’ No. 1 pick Nelson Agholor is a No. 1 receiver, says NFL executive – Mark Eckel of NJ.com
"One year after getting just 68 snaps from their first-round draft pick —linebacker Marcus Smith — the Eagles may have hit pay dirt with 2015 first-round pick, Nelson Agholor.The wide receiver from Southern Cal, taken with the 20th overall pick, should have an immediate impact and thrive in head coach Chip Kelly’s offense, according to an executive in personnel for another team.“He should be good, real good,” the executive said. “I’d bet on him.”"
Philadelphia Eagles: Defensive Position-by-Position Depth Chart Analysis – Andrew Kulp of BleacherReport.com
"Who will be the No. 2 cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015? Who will emerge as the two starters from the logjam at interior linebacker? Who is the first man off the bench in the event of an injury at outside linebacker? Who is currently in the process of seizing the vacancy at safety?All valid questions, all attempted to be answered ahead as we go deep into the Eagles’ depth chart at every position on the defensive side of the football. No player is left off the list as we examine who are the probable starters and who might be climbing or falling down the ladder as we barrel toward training camp in August."
How Eagles Addressed “Achilles Heels” – Dave Spadaro of PhiladelphiaEagles.com
"Jeffrey Lurie stood before the cameras and microphones and reporters following the Eagles’ 2014 season-ending win over the New York Giants and talked about the “Achilles heels” that doomed a team that once stood atop the NFC East at 9-3.“It was the three obvious things throughout the season,” Lurie said in the locker room at MetLife Stadium after a win gave the Eagles a 10-6 record. “Turnovers, No. 1. You can’t be a Super Bowl team if you’re going to lead the league in turnovers. Two, red zone offense, from the beginning, especially harkening back to San Francisco (loss to 49ers) and Arizona (loss to Cardinals). We had a chance to have the best record in the NFL at that point. That would have given us a cushion to go 12-4."
Every NFL Team’s Riskiest Move So Far This Offseason – Alessandro Miglio of BleacherReport.com
"Every move front offices make—or purposefully don’t make, in some cases—carries an associated risk in the NFL.Some are rather safe—signing quarterback Aaron Rodgers to an extension, for example—while others elicit gasps of surprise and furious judgment.Of course, with those bigger risks come potentially huge rewards. Teams wouldn’t be taking them otherwise, now would they?"
Eagles under the radar: WR Miles Austin – Geoff Mosher and Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com
"BackgroundDogged by injuries throughout his nine-year career, Austin is far removed from his back-to-back Pro Bowl seasons in 2009 and 2010. The 30-year-old former New Jersey high school football and track star has 348 career catches for 5,049 yards and 36 TD catches. He’s played just 23 games in his past two seasons, and the Eagles are his third team in the past three years. Last year, he caught 47 passes for 568 yards and two TDs for the Browns but his season ended after 12 games when he lacerated his kidney."
Well then, it looks like Eagles running back DeMarco Murray will be ranked as the 8th best player in the NFL according to his peers. That’s especially interesting considering he apparently did nothing for the Cowboys last season.
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