Eagles draft defensive end Derek Barnett from Tennessee

Mack Hollins: WR, North Carolina. His father owned a lion.

He's planning on bringing his two pet snakes - a ball python and a sunglow boa - to town. He made the All-Pac-12 team. He then trolled fans by thanking them "for allowing me to have a career in the NFL" and bragging about the "five-time world champions". I got to come in and have respect for my teammates.

When the draft resumes Saturday afternoon, West Virginia center Tyler Orlosky anticipates being selected, potentially followed by Noble Nwachukwu, Shelton Gibson, Christian Brown, Daikiel Shorts and Rushel Shell.

Douglas' eight interceptions last season were the most in the FBS. And he nearly quit football because he was poor.

"He stands for what we want to be and I think everyone in this city will see what kind of person he is, what kind of player is". Still, Pumphrey was amazingly productive in college.so I'm inclined to be optimistic. You can do it'. I just play football to play.

"He can close", Douglas said.

"I thought that was awesome", he said. He was dismissed from the team after being a disciplinary problem and went to junior college before landing at Ole Miss. "I just had a feeling it would be Philly if I was still there".

On the surface, it doesn't look like there is a poor pick in the bunch.

Months of speculation and projection has finally culminated with the Eagles adding eight new players to their roster. Assign a grade if you must for the Eagles, but right now my assessment is incomplete. Demaryius Thomas, Brent Grimes, Michael Crabtree, Terrell Suggs (twice). many players have returned and been just fine, if not better.

The 2017 NFL Draft is over.

Three days, seven rounds, 253 players selected. "It's been insane. I heard the fans are passionate".

You can't even fault the crowds for booing commissioner Roger Goodell, because, really, has he gone anywhere in recent years without being booed?

Douglas values Barnett's production at Tennessee, as well as desire to improve.

Washington CB Sidney Jones, consensus first-round National Football League draft prospect, leaves pro day on a cart after suffering apparent left leg injury.

In hindsight, that was a clear indication of just how much interest Philadelphia had in Jones, who figured to be in play for the cornerback-starved organization at No. 14 overall had the injury never occurred. "It usually is something that happens to guys towards the end of their careers". I'll be back on the field when they feel confident.

The Birds added two.

Jones has insisted he'll be playing this fall, but I certainly wouldn't take any chances with him.

Barnett clocked 4.88 in the 40-yard dash at the combine. "Sometimes I like to put my eyes in the backfield too fast before defeating my block". He ruptured his Achilles on Washington's pro day in March.

"Oh man, I fly", he said. Should also be able to help them on special teams.

Suddenly, the receiver group is now overflowing.

If Matthews stays, he will be joined at his position by free-agent signings Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, holdover Nelson Agholor, and rookies Hollins and Gibson.

There are good reasons to love Jones.

"For us, it was the receiving ability first", executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman said. "That's going to make everyone better".

"I've heard the fans are very passionate and I know I'm going to an organization with a lot of great players", he said.

It was a dream night for Barnett, who grew up in Nashville and was a standout at Brentwood Academy before heading to Knoxville.

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