If you know my philosophy about NFL Draft, you know I love trading well. The best way, in my opinion, to make sure you get a draft pick is to assume that as many drafts as possible.
But over the weekend, the Philadelphia Phillies gave a prime example that the downtrend doesn’t always give you the results you want, and it could be the Detroit Lions that gave you that invaluable lesson. They
On Friday night, the Eagles were on the clock with their 70th pick in the draft, deciding they could wait a few points to pick the next player.They traded just three points to 73, with their sixth pick from the pan. In the process As with most reduction standards, this is a very mild risk. What they want is three players they are comfortable with getting at 70 and one will be guaranteed to be there 73, even if they only have two players. But how likely will both of them be in the next two selections?
So the Eagles waited for two extra selections and with Pick 73 they had successfully picked Louisiana Tech defense Milton Williams! right? Let̵7;s have a look at the Eagles war room:
Oh. That doesn’t look like a team that just got a man.
It was general manager Howie Roseman, who was trying to cheer up a noticeably fallen room with the magic power of a knockout. At the end of the clip, there was an exchange with Senior Adviser Tom Donahue, who was clearly distressed during this time.
Where did the lions come from? They were one of two choices the Eagles had to maneuver between where they stood (70) and where they eventually landed (73) .The 72-year-old Lion ended up defending Alim McNeill The Eagles over. Down by intercepting (Williams) from the board. Accident?
Roseman admits that his dissatisfaction with the room was due to one of Their The players were arrested.
“When we were at Pick 70, there were two guys we liked on the board and moved back a bit to see what it would be like,” Roseman said after Day 2. You know, these guys have spent a whole year spying on them and you get your favorites, you get the guy you really feel good about. ”
It seems that both the Picks 71 and 72 are of the Eagles, but when you’re that crazy, there’s obviously one man they want to take a closer look at.
They may have been mad at the 71st pick Cornerback Aaron Robinson to their rivals New York Giants, The Eagles had an urgent need on the corner and ended up taking Zech McPhearson in the fourth round. Constructed in a similar fashion, it brings the versatility, inside and out that Robinson has to offer.
It should also be pointed out that, while McNeill and Williams were both defensive tackles. But they don’t build the same way.McNeill is a 317-pound nose punch with an upside-down pass, while Milton Williams is a three-take, 284 pounds.
But because lions have options Before Philadelphia has to wonder if they are the real source of the Eagles’ disappointment on Friday night.