Philadelphia Eagles Play Their Cards Right in 2012 NFL Draft

The Eagles brought in a lot of talented players in the draft. GM Howie Roseman did a masterful job of moving around as well as being patient so the team could be in the right position get those players.

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Eagles Draft Picks 2012: Brandon Boykin, CB, Fourth Round

With the 28th pick in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles have selected cornerback, Brandon Boykin, from the University of Georgia.

The National Football Post ranked Boykin as their fifth best cornerback and their 38th prospect overall. Here's what they had to say about him.

Plays much bigger/strong than his frame would indicate. Has the ability to press on the edge, but might be better suited to play as a slot guy in the NFL. Either way can play a role on a defense in either a man or zone scheme.

ESPN had Boykin as their 77th ranked prospect and 10th best corner.

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NFL Draft Results 2012, Round 3: Quarterback Nick Foles Picked By Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles selected three defensive players with their first three picks in the 2012 NFL Draft, and went a completely different route with No. 4 as they picked University of Arizona quarterback Nick Foles in the third round., No. 88 overall. Foles is your prototypical-type quarterback as he's 6-foot-5, 245-pound, pocket passer, who could backup starter Michael Vick.

Foles was a three-year starter for the Wildcats, who he threw for 4,334 yards with 28 touchdowns as a senior. The knock on Foles is that his release is a bit slow and he never took that next step in his game during his collegiate career.

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NFL Draft Results 2012, 2nd Round: Devon Still Of Penn State Selected By Cincinnati Bengals, No. 53 Overall

The Penn State football program had their second player be taken in the 2012 NFL Draft Friday, as defensive tackle Devon Still was selected in the second round by the Cincinnati Bengals, the No 53-overall pick. Still, the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, will bring a stable force the Bengals defense, which needs a big body in its interior.

Still (6-foot-5, 320 pounds) is a big body that can move well, as he made a total of 49 tackels and 4 1/2 sacks during his senior season. Still is also versatile enough to play some defensive end.

The criticism on Still is he does have a history of injury problems.

Devon Still 2012 NFL Draft Profile (via sbnnfl)

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2012 NFL Draft Trades, 2nd Round: Philadelphia Eagles Trade-Down With Green Bay Packers

The Philadelphia Eagles were set to have two second round selections in the 2012 NFL Draft that were close together Friday, however, after making their first pick -- California linebacker Mychal Kendricks at No. 46 overall -- Philly traded away its second selection to the Green Bay Packers.

Luckily, the Eagles did not lose a second-round pick as they traded their No. 51-overall selection to the Packers for their second (No. 59) and fourth-round (123) selections. Green Bay used the pick to nab Michigan State defensive tackle Jerel Worthy.

For more on the Eagles, please be sure to check out Bleeding Green Nation and SB Nation Philly for all the latest news and updates. For more mock draft information, check out Mocking The Draft. Prospect profiles can also be found at the National Football Post, an SB Nation partner. For more throughout the draft regarding the Eagles later tonight, follow this StoryStream.

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2012 NFL Draft Results, 2nd Round: Mychal Kendricks Selected By Philadelphia Eagles, No. 46 Overall

The Philadelphia Eagles have been busy in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, as they have already made their first of two second-round selection Friday. At No. 46 overall, the Eagles took outside linebacker Mychal Kendricks from California, a versatile linebacker who have moved up the draft broads a bit.

When it comes to athleticism Kendricks is tops among all linebacker prospects, as he earned top honors at the NFL Combine in the 40-yard dash (4.41 seconds) and vertical jump. Kendricks was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, and is one of the favorites of NFL Network's Draft Expert Mike Mayock.

"I thought he was one of the most productive and active linebackers in college football," said Mayock after the Eagles selection. "He's instinctive, he can run, and I think he fits what the Eagles do. They have DeMeco Ryans inside. I wouldn't be surprised to see Kendricks outside."

The knock on Kendricks is his size (5-foot-11, 241 pounds) and strength (only 24 bench-press reps at the Combine).

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Fletcher Cox: Philadelphia Eagles 1st-Round Draft Pick Introduced At Press Conference

Less than a day after selecting Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletch Cox with the No. 12-overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles introduced their new member to the media on Friday in Philly. The 6-foot-4, 298-pound defensive line answered dozens of questions, and all of his answers were framed around being ready to compete for a starting position.

"Nowadays, it’s all about competition," said Cox. "The game of football is really competitive. I’m looking forward to competing against everyone on the defense."

The Yazoo City, Ms. native also said he's ready to transition for a small-town to a big-city life.

"I love the city of Philadelphia and I think our players do. We love playing in front of our fans, and I’ve said this to you many times, that our fans are right on. If we’re stinking the place up, they’re going to let us know, and if we’re doing great they’re going to let us know. Most of all, they show up, support, and want us to be good. This is just another piece of that puzzle that is going to allow us to be a great football team."

However, in the end it was all about football and Cox said he's ready to get after quarterback in the NFC East.

"That’s the defensive line’s job is to get after the quarterback. Coach Washburn told me that you can go look at facts that the Eagles defensive front led the league in sacks. We’ll get after them pretty good."

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NFL Draft Rumors 2012: Philadelphia Eagles Calling About Syracuse's Chandler Jones

The 2012 NFL Draft is underway, and the Philadelphia Eagles are set to make their selection at No. 15 overall. However, there are now rumors that the Eagles are making calls about Syracuse defensive end prospect, Chandler Jones.

Jones (6-foot-5, 265 pounds) has been soaring up draft boards over the past few weeks, as scouts love his upside and possible potential as a pass-rushing defensive end. When Jones declared for the draft in December, he was slated as a fourth- or third-round draft pick, but has slowly made his way into the first round.

It is still uncertain if the Eagles are willing to trade-up to get Jones or if they're just going to to sit an wait for him to fall at them at No. 15.

For more on the Eagles, please be sure to check out Bleeding Green Nation and SB Nation Philly for all the latest news and updates. For more mock draft information, check out Mocking The Draft. Prospect profiles can also be found at the National Football Post, an SB Nation partner. For more throughout the draft regarding the Eagles later tonight, follow this StoryStream.

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Philadelphia Eagles Focused on Talent as 2012 Draft Approaches

Last year the Eagles went into the draft and addressed needs with early picks. This wasn't an ideal scenario, but under the circumstances it made sense. Things are much different in 2012. The starting lineup is mostly set so the Eagles can focus on adding talent and not filling needs.

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2012 NFL Combine Results: Penn State's D'Anton Lynn, Chaz Powell Post Subpar 40-Yard Dash Times

D'Anton Lynn and Chaz Powell, both defensive back prospects for the Penn State football program, have each completed the 40-yard dash at the 2012 NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Lynn posted unofficial times of 4.72 seconds and 4.78, while Powell finished with two exact times of 4.50. Official times are usually come-in a bit slower than the unofficial ones.

Lynn, measured at 6-foot-0, 206 pounds at the Combine, is a projected seventh rounder by NFLDraftScout.com and his results will not help his draft stock. However, NFL Network's Mike Mayock thinks Lynn plays faster than that on gamedays.

"I think he plays faster than his times," said Mayock, the network's NFL Draft expert after Lynn's first attempt. "He's not a 4.7-guy on Saturday or Sunday."

Meanwhile, Powell (6-foot-0, 203 pounds), who's predicted to not get drafted by NFLDraftScout.com, could be very solid special-teamer for some NFL franchise. Powell ran back two kicks for touchdowns during the Nittany Lions 2011-12 season.

In the bench press, Lynn and Powell both did 17 reps of 250-pounds, which didn't crack the top performers list, however, also isn't a bad number for defensive backs.

Both players now be put through workout drills to show how their skills apply to game-like situations.

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2011 NFL Combine Workout Results: Penn State's Derek Moye Posts Below-Average Numbers

Derek Moye, a wide receiver prospect from the Penn St. Nittany Lions football program, went through workouts Sunday at the 2012 NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Moye, who's a question mark to be drafted in April's draft, posted below average numbers during his workout sessions.

Moye ran the 40-yard dash in 4.52 seconds and did just 10 reps on the bench press, while tallying 33.5-inches in the vertical jump and 115.0 inches in the broad jump.

NFL.com's scouting combine profile of Moye, says that he's a draftable players but the number he posted will not stand out amongst the other wide outs at the combine.

However, what Moye does having going for him is his height, which on Friday was measured at 6-foot-4 and 209 pounds. If Moye gets a chance, he could be a good red-zone threat for some NFL franchise.

Here's results from the wide receivers during Sunday's workouts via NFL.com:

Top 10
Travis Benjamin, Miami: 4:36 seconds
Stephen Hill, Georgia Tech: 4.36
Chris Owusu, Stanford: 4.36
A.J. Jenkins, Illinois: 4.39
Devon Wylie, Fresno State: 4.39
Tommy Streeter, Miami: 4.4
Chris Givens, Wake Forest: 4.41
T.J. Graham, N.C. State: 4.41
Kashif Moore, Connecticut: 4.42
Jarius Wright, Arkansas: 4.42

Top 10 in vertical jump
Kashif Moore, Connecticut: 43.5 inches
Jerrell Jackson, Missouri: 41
Chris Owusu, Stanford: 40.5
Stephen Hill, Georgia Tech: 39.5
Keshawn Martin, Michigan State: 39.5
Devon Wylie, Fresno State: 39
A.J. Jenkins, Illinois: 38.5
Kendall Wright, Baylor: 38.5
Travis Benjamin, Miami: 38
Juron Criner, Arizona: 38
Jarius Wright, Arkansas: 38

Top 10 in broad jump
Hill: 11 feet, 1 inch
Owusu: 10-9
Jackson: 10-7
Moore: 10-6
Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers, 10-6
Greg Childs, Arkansas: 10-5
Tommy Streeter, Miami; 10-5
Junior Hemingway, Michigan: 10-4
Jenkins: 10-4
Joe Adams, Arkansas: 10-3
Jarrett Boykin, Virginia Tech: 10-3
Devier Posey, Ohio State: 10-3
Wylie: 10-3

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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Eagles Select Devon Still

ESPN's Todd McShay has released the latest version of his 2012 NFL Mock Draft has the Eagles selecting Devon Still, the defensive tackle from Penn State.

Opinions on Still vary widely. I have a late-first-round grade on him, but many feel he is a mid-first-rounder. There is a lot to like about his upside, given his size and ability to penetrate and disrupt. He is inconsistent on tape, but it's hard to find guys with his combination of skills. Alabama S Mark Barron would be a consideration, but the Eagles got S Jaiquan Jarrett in the second round last year, and this would be a bit early for an outside linebacker like North Carolina's Zach Brown. Philadelphia fans, feel free to disagree.

Luke Kuechly, the inside linebacker from Boston College, has been the Eagles selection in many a mock drafts thus far. In McShay's latest installment he has Kuechly being selected by the Kansas City Chiefs twelfth overall, three picks before the Eagles' selection.

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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Philadelphia Eagles Select Dont'a Hightower Of Alabama

Another SB Nation 2012 NFL Mock Draft was posted Tuesday, and Ryan Van Bibber has the Philadelphia Eagles selection Alabama inside linebacker Dont'a Hightower with the No. 15-overall selection.

"Where Hightower would play in Philly's defense remains to be seen," says Van Bibber. "His best fit might be on the strong side in their 4-3, but he might be able to play well in the middle. Wherever he plays, the Eagles defense lacked anyone with his instincts and power among their linebackers."

Now, just a few days ago another NFL mock draft had the Eagles selecting Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly. So, it seems the consensus thinking is if there's a play-making linebacker available the Eagles are going to grab them up quickly.

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