As always thanks for all the great questions. I got so many, I split them up into three parts.
We looked at your first few yesterday.
Let’s get to the second bunch now:https://twitter.com/QB_Factory1/status/1256243620321132545
That certainly seems like the plan. Heck, that was the plan before the Eagles signed Nickell Robey-Coleman, who is going to be the Eagles’ starting nickel. So that spot isn’t where Maddox will land and Jim Schwartz is going to give him first shot at being CB2 despite his lack of height. We saw some flashes from Jones last year and that was encouraging. And maybe he’ll be given a shot to win that job; the Eagles obviously won’t be upset about a former second-round pick finally fulfilling his potential.
But I also think not having OTAs really hurts Jones. He’s losing valuable time to prove himself on the field. The Eagles probably would have used this time to move guys around in the secondary and now I wonder if they’ll feel better about just getting Maddox those training camp reps to get ready for the season.
Most likely fourth running back after Miles/BoSco/Clement: Warren, Holyfield or a vet free agent?— shamus (@shamus_clancy) May 1, 2020
First, let’s not think Corey Clement is a roster lock. He’s coming off his second season-ending injury in two years and is on a veteran minimum deal. But I do think as long as he looks healthy, he’ll make the team.
After that, the three guys who might be fighting for that roster spot are Elijah Holyfield, Michael Warren II and Adrian Killins. All three are intriguing for different reasons.
The Eagles liked Holyfield enough to bring him in at the end of last season knowing they weren’t going to use him in the playoffs. He ran a terrible 40 time before the 2019 draft but the Eagles liked him during that draft. Killins is super fast but I have concerns about his size.
My favorite right now is Warren, who was a productive and tough runner at Cincinnati. I had Warren as a possible late-round running back option for the Eagles because I really like him as a complementary option to pair with Sanders. Warren is a fun guy to watch — his legs never stop churning — and his 34 rushing touchdowns in college didn’t happen by accident.
Pure speculation, but hear me out: Was one of the factors driving the Hurts eval/pick Wentz’ decision to enter concussion protocol voluntarily during the playoff game? I’ve thought about that moment a lot, and the fact he elected to remove himself at the moment ... jihaD— Catchpoint ™: This is The RMX (@ScorceseJihaD) May 1, 2020
No way. Wentz is a tough dude and the Eagles don’t think he’s any less tough because he did the right thing after his brain rattled around in his skull to the point where he didn’t know what was going on. Wentz is a tough dude. This is the same guy who threw a touchdown pass on a torn ACL and played through a broken back.
I do not think the Jalen Hurts pick isn’t independent of Wentz like Howie Roseman said — I’m sure there is some fear about his injury history — but they have no concerns about Wentz’s toughness.
Should the eagles look at Corey Davis?— Brian Jenks (@brian_jenks) May 1, 2020
This question is popping up because the Titans aren’t picking up the fifth-year option on Davis’s rookie contract, meaning he’ll be a free agent after this season. The production hasn’t been great for Davis in his first three NFL seasons. His best year came in 2018, when he had 65/891/4. But he was the No. 5 pick in the 2017 draft and there’s some talent there. I guess the Eagles should be interested but I wouldn’t give up more than a Day 3 pick to get him for one year.
Andthe Titans will probably want to keep him for this season. Sure, they stand the chance to lose him at the end of the season but they’re a playoff team.
If Hurts gets between 900 and 1200 total yards(rushing, passing, and receiving) and between 6 to 8 TDs isn't that worth a 2nd round pick? Just because its not organic like a rb or wr would get it.— Mike Ropars (@mastamikeyro7) May 1, 2020
Sure, that would be great but that isn’t happening. As much as we’re having fun figuring out innovative ways for the Eagles to use Hurts, he’s not going to see the field nearly enough to have that kind of production or anything close to it.