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Eagles don't think twice, take Barnett in first round

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Philadelphia selects DE Derek Barnett with No. 14 pick from Vikings

For me, it was the whole big hoopla in Philadelphia around whether or not they should draft Donovan McNabb or Ricky Williams. A pretty poor quarterback class after the first two.

King, one of five players who were on hand and were not taken in the opening round, went to Green Bay with the first pick of the night and talked about learning from Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wanting to earn a gold, Hall of Fame jacket.

The consensus top three signal-callers in this draft went Thursday night, but every other quarterback-needy team knows their guy can be found Friday night in rounds two and three.

"That's just the way it goes, regardless of what system you come from, " Watson said.

"At the end of the day", Douglas said, "it doesn't matter who's right".

The New England Patriots added to their already-potent offense in March when they sent the No. 32 overall pick in the 2017 National Football League draft along with a third-rounder to the New Orleans Saints for wide receiver Brandin Cooks and a fourth-round selection. He met with them at the combine and had another meeting with them around his pro day last month. The connection to Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been particularly strong over the last week. It's one used widely around the league in which players are listed according to how they fit in with a team - immediate starter, eventual starter, potential starter, etc. - rather than by round as the Eagles have done for many years. "He probably is the greatest defensive lineman to ever play the game". He's been credited with pounding the table for some of the Ravens' better draft selections, including quarterback Joe Flacco. Robinson will also join former Crimson Tide tailback T.J. Yeldon, who was drafted by the Jaguars previous year. They're going to raise the bar. "I give Ryan Pace and John Fox credit for making a courageous move and we're thrilled with what we got out of it. The savvy he has as a defensive end, the way he works the offensive tackles, he schooled these tackles in college". It was real interesting watching what happened right before us.

Part of fans' frustration is the shock that came with picking Trubisky.

Roseman is on record as saying the Birds want to continue to build around Wentz, which means they could lean offense. I expect Foster to fall in line.

If Barnett is gone, I love Western Michigan's Corey Davis. Or tight end O.J. Howard.

No more mock drafts, no more combines and no more freaky questions for prospects to figure out how to answer as the NFL Draft is ready to kick off from Philadelphia tonight at 8 p.m. ET. They have an obvious need at cornerback following Darrelle Revis' release and a pressing need for a safety. Instead, a deep talent pool and an early run on quarterbacks helped push Allen down the board - much to the delight of the Redskins. The following week, Trubisky completed 31 of 38 pass attempts for 405 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-35 win at No. 12 Florida State. "And you've got to keep swinging".

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