@HuskerWeatherman your Eagles had a great day yesterday. As a Bears fan I hated passing on Carter, but I get their mindset. Their roster isn't built to foster a kid like that yet.
The Eagles on the other hand are a perfect spot. Super Bowl caliber team with one of the best locker rooms in the league. With three former Georgia teammates there with him. Great pick. Getting Smith, a top 15 talent at the bottom of round 1 was another coup.
For Chicago, they did well getting their top OL and grabbing a 4th rounder too. But Wright has to hit for them. Not just be serviceable. That dude has to be one of the top 5-10 RTs in the league for the next decade for them. Not only for their own needs, but in a year or two, they might look back and see they passed up on the next Warren Sapp.
From what I've read, the Eagles weren't as concerned with the Bears taking Jalen Carter, but rather another team making a trade with Chicago to move up and get him.
Couldn't be a better landing spot for Carter. Not only for all you mentioned, but he'll be mentored by a future HOF DT in Fletcher Cox. Much like Jason Kelce and Cam Jurgens. It's a great luxury when you can draft high ceiling linemen and have a an elite veteran in place.
Sounds like Swift might get traded.On a Lions team that was absolutely pathetic on the defensive side of the ball last season. I can't understand Detroit's thinking -- but we're talking about a long time losing franchise.
We could see 5-10 more B1G players drafted before Palmer goes as well. ESPN still has 5 available from the B1G West rated higher than Palmer.Watching multiple players come off the board from teams like Illinois, Wisconsin, MSU, Maryland, Northweatern and Iowa just in the first two rounds really shows our lack of talent development. I am looking forward to a big change to this issue.