Eagles fans would love Notre Dame TE Durham Smythe

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Notre Dame tight end Durham Smythe might’ve grown up in Texas, but he bleeds green.

It’s very rare nowadays where you find an NFL prospect drafted by his favorite team. Ironically, a lot of players usually find themselves in the uniform of a team that they grow up despising. Just look at Philadelphia Eagles running back Corey Clement for example. He grew up in Glassboro, New Jersey but he somehow ended up being a Dallas Cowboys fan. Now he is a Super Bowl champion with the Eagles.

A familiar foe of the Eagles by the name of Justin Pugh, on the other hand, grew up an Eagles fan. Now the guy bleeds blue with the New York Giants (for now). Considering the bitter rivalry between Philly and Dallas, Eagles’ fans wouldn’t typically be too thrilled with guys from Texas. But just like Lane Johnson, they can always convert when they get drafted.

The Eagles wouldn’t have to do too much convincing for Notre Dame tight end Durham Smythe, though. The Texas native stuck to his roots of Philly where he was born and grew up an Eagles fan! He made that clear while at the NFL Combine. He even noted that he loved poking fun at his Cowboy loving peers.

Durham’s one of us:

Smythe hasn’t had any conversations with the Eagles yet. But Doug Pederson and the guys should probably get one scheduled. Considering there’s a good chance that the Eagles snag a tight end within the 4th or 5th rounds, Smythe could be in play for getting drafted to his favorite team.

The Eagles plan on losing Trey Burton to free agency this season, and Brent Celek might be hanging up his cleats. That means the Eagles lose not one, but two reliable players at the tight end position. Although Celek hasn’t been much of a force in the passing game lately, his old-school grit and blocking abilities are what made him unique in recent years.

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That is the exact type of tight end that Durham Smythe is. His 6’5″, 257-pound frame gives him the look of an offensive lineman, but he also had some pretty solid hands for his size. There’s a good chance that Smythe would be available for the Eagles in the fourth or fifth round. We’re sure he would have no problem fitting in with the Eagles’ locker room almost immediately.