The immediate flurry of free-agent moves has come and gone, but we still have plenty of time before the draft.
It's clear that now the focus has shifted that way.
We got plenty of repeat questions, so if your question didn't make the cut, that's probably why. We got enough questions to split these up, so look forward to a couple more in the next few days.
Let's not waste any time. To your questions:
Dave, do u go Cook in first? With or without Jones injury we think they should.— 215 Live (@_215Live) March 14, 2017
I really like Dalvin Cook and I think he can be a good player in the league. But for me, it's still about value, and I think there might be better value on the board at 14.
With that said, I'm not completely against the idea of Cook. I don't think it would be a bad pick. In fact, I think he would immediately make the Eagles much, much better. He would come in and be that three-down back teams always look for.
But here's the thing, what if DE Derek Barnett or CB Marshon Lattimore are there? What if the Eagles think more of wide receivers Mike Williams or Corey Davis? What if one of the cornerbacks who doesn't get talked about as much -- like Marlon Humphrey or Quincy Wilson or Tre'Davious White -- is sitting there? It's hard for the Eagles to screw this one up.
I probably wouldn't draft Cook just because I'd prefer to grab an impact player then draft a running back later -- I like Jamaal Williams from BYU -- but drafting Cook wouldn't be terrible.
@CSNPhilly who will be the next cap casualty— Brandon Miller (@Miller813) March 14, 2017
I'm still convinced that the Eagles will cut Ryan Mathews at some point. But they can't do it until he is completely healthy, which might not be for a while.
Eventually, they'll cut him and save $4 million in cap space. The problem is, by the time they get that relief, they won't really need it.
As far as the others, Jason Kelce and Mychal Kendricks won't be cut, but I still wouldn't rule out trades.
when will the eagles stop wasting money overpaying back-up quarterbacks?— kevinthomas (@phillyfan2323) March 14, 2017
Yeah, I don't know. But I'll use this space to talk about Chase Daniel. It was an awful contract, an awful idea. No way around it.
If the plan was to use him as a Doug Pederson-type quarterback to start until Wentz was ready, that would have made more sense. But the way it ended up working out was the Eagles paid him a ton of money to not play football in 2016.
Here's the one thing I will say about Daniel: While he was wildly overpaid, it's hard to figure out how valuable he was to Carson Wentz during his rookie year. When Wentz would arrive at the facility at 5:30 a.m., he wasn't watching film with Pederson or John DeFillipo or Frank Reich. He was watching it with Daniel. So maybe he was valuable to Wentz last year. It just seems like in Year 2, that role was much less necessary.
Do you think the eagles are looking for a veteran low cost high reward CB or just gonna draft two?— Robert Bobo (@Robert_Bobo32) March 14, 2017
I think they should be. I know the Eagles are over Band-Aid cornerbacks and they shouldn't pay a ton of money for one. Still, there's some value in bringing it at least one veteran. The only real vet on the roster right now is Ron Brooks.
Either way, though, I think the Eagles are going to take a couple corners in this draft. It's just too deep not to, especially considering the need at the position.
starting LG and C week one guess?— thereelmarlin (@theReelMarlin) March 14, 2017
Yeah, this is a complete guess. I'll say Stefen Wisniewski and Isaac Seumalo. For a long time, I thought the Eagles were going to hold on to Kelce, but with so much depth, a trade makes sense. It's a weak free-agent class at center, and the draft isn't great. They can get some kind of return for Kelce.
Don't sleep on Chance Warmack, either. He might be able to steal a starting gig (Ray Didinger is a big fan).
@CSNPhilly Oreos or Chips ahoy? And why— Brad (@brad_will12) March 14, 2017
Oreos. Not even close. If you're coming chocolate chip cookies, gotta go homemade. Oreos are the best dunking cookies too. Optimal dunkability.