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 Nation community mock draft Philadelphia Eagles Jerseys Stitched , Buffalo Bills GM drc242 selects ..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Eagles StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Eagles NewsYahoo Eagles Team PageYahoo Eagles ReportYahoo Eagles Depth ChartYahoo Eagles TransactionsYahoo Eagles PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub 鉁旴reaking NewsThe Eagles' 2019 draft class is finalized 2019 NFL Mock Draft: Buffalo Bills take an offensive tackleNew,18commentsWith the 9th overall pick in the 2019 Bleeding Green Nation community mock draft, Buffalo Bills GM drc242 selects ...EDTFan submission by drc242ShareTweetShareShare2019 NFL Mock Draft: Buffalo Bills take an offensive tackleMark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsJonah Williams, OT, AlabamaThe 2018 Buffalo Bills had one of the best defenses in the league (2nd Passing Yards per attempt, 10th Rushing Yards per Attempt), and one of the worst offenses (31st Passing Yards per attempt, 20th Rushing Yards per Attempt) as a result their season was strings of ups and downs resulting in a 6-10 season, and the 9th overall pick. The Bills current roster has a solid core of young talent; Josh Allen who was projected as a developmental type QB took over in the second game of 2018 and showed signs to have management confident he will develop into a franchise QB, their WR corps while lacking a true number 1 have 4 legitimate NFL starters in youngsters Zay Jones and Robert Foster and the newly signed John Brown and Cole Beasley. They have an aging but talented RB group consisting of two Eagles legends and future Hall of Famers in LeSean McCoy and Frank Gore. The Bills revamped their starting line signing 5 offensive linemen in Free Agency, although only newly acquired center is locked in for more than 2 years. Defensively they are well balanced with a mix of young defensive talent such as LB Tremaine Edmunds, and CB Tre’Davious White, and veteran leaders like Star Lotulelei, and Micah Hyde. Looking down the roster it was quite clear that while the Bills have plenty of room for improvement across the roster (most notably OL, TE, WR, and DL), there were no glaring holes and the team would be best suited by drafting the player who brings the most value for the pick.When the draft started there were six players whom I considered to be slam dunk prospects that I have little doubt will be day 1 starters and future pro-bowlers if not all-pros, and felt very confident GMs would overreach for need and one would fall to me at #9, unfortunately the only player left standing was Devin White, and while the possibility of Devin White and Tremaine Edmunds gives my inner Buddy Ryan serious joy, I just can’t find the value in drafting an off-ball LB in the 1st round in back to back years, especially in the 3-4 system the bills employ. Leaving me with my choice of tier 2 talents, guys who I still expect to develop into pro bowl players, but have some question marks that make me need to think and revisit the tape. This pick ultimately came down to 2 players D.K Metcalf and Jonah Williams, and went down to the wire. Metcalf is a popular mock draft pick for the bills and it makes perfect sense, Josh Allen biggest strength as a QB is his arm strength so pairing him with a deep threat monster like Metcalf would allow him to fully take advantage of that strength. So why did I leave Metcalf on the board? Metcalf has several red flags (3 cone drill Shareef Miller Jersey 2019 , injury history, lack of production, limited route tree) that give me pause, while Jonah really only has one (arm length) but more importantly I feel the value of a franchise tackle is of more value, than a franchise WR and this WR class is extremely talented with plenty of top talent available at the top of the 2nd round, so by my board the overall value of Williams and 2nd round WR would be of more value than Metcalf and the options available in the 2nd round. Add that in the worst case scenario and Jonah struggles at tackle, he is an ideal fit to slide in to guard and should be able perform at a pro-bowl level at that position, and despite the higher possible ceiling for Metcalf the choice to me became quite clear. Keep it simple, draft Jonah Williams.So now I explained the why, let’s get down to the who. Jonah Williams has been a mainstay on the Crimson Tide offensive line since he came on campus as the number 2 tackle recruit in the country. Starting as a true freshman at RT, and playing the last two years at LT in the toughest division in College football Jonah Williams has lived up the hype. Jonah Williams received all American honors all 3 years (2016 Freshman, 2017 Third-team, and 2018 Unanimous 1st team) and has only allowed 2.5 sacks and alleged 12 pressures the last two years (2.5 sacks and 8 pressures 2017, and 0 sacks and 3 pressures in 2018). Jonah Williams comes is to the draft as a complete prospect with 3 years of tape against top competition, and, despite all the opportunity to nitpick, very few flaws emerge.The BadI’m going to start with the negatives because frankly Jonah Williams only really has one major red flag, and it will be easy to see on tape how irrelevant it is. It’s one of the flags that you will hear every time he gets brought up between now and when Mel Kiper gets done his super awesome and accurate draft grades but then come OTAs will never be discussed again. The big elephant on the draft board is Jonah Williams has short arms. For NFL coaches the ideal arm length for a tackle is at least 34 inches, Jonah Williams comes in at a Darren Sproles esc 33-5/8”. But Drc242, that’s only 3/8 of an inch, that can’t possibly be a big deal, well, luckily Pro Football Focus broke this down so I can show you just how big of a deal this is.SURVEY SAYS! ZIP, Nadda, Zilch, there is no significant statistical correlation between arm length and performance and in fact Jonah Williams tiny T-rex arms are longer than such scrubs like Future Hall of Famers Joe Thomas & Jason Peters, hall of very good players like Joe Staley and Duane Brown. Lineman fail for a large variety of reasons Black Shareef Miller Jerse , but luckily for Williams arm length is seldom the reason why. If you still think Jonah Williams is going to struggle despite 3 years of amazing tape because his arms are 3/8” shorter than ideal, I would like to thank you for the amazing job you are doing as general manager for the Giants, keep up the good work Dave.The GoodJonah Williams, is not the type of tackle who will wow you with athleticism in open space, but in the trenches his technique is as good as a college prospect can get. The key elements to being an effective offensive tackle, Football IQ, hand technique, being able to set a base, and being able to mirror opposing pass rushers effectively. And Jonah Williams excels in all these and it shows up time and time again when you look at the tape.These two plays are a great illustration of all of those attributes in action, at the snap Jonah gets a great kick and right away is in perfect position, absorbs the contact of the defender (and in the first clip batting the defensive ends hand away) gains leverage, and uses their momentum against them forcing them harmlessly around the edge of the pocket. Jonah Williams exhibits great snap timing and tremendous lateral agility that will allow him to maintain position and balance while dealing with speed rushers around the edge, and his tremendous base allows him to successfully handle a bull rush. His ability to recognize stunts is extremely impressive for a true junior, and is a great demonstrator of his high football IQ1.Another aspect that goes underappreciated by Jonah is that he has the awareness to switch up his pass set and keep the opposing pass rusher on edge, in the above video unlike the rest of the snaps you’ll see Jonah gets aggressive and attack the defensive end and dominate him through the entire rep. Keeping the opposition guessing is a key element to success in the NFL, and Jonah has shown the awareness in college to not just settle in on one style of play but be able to handle the chess match necessary to win in the NFL.In additional to tremendous pass blocking technique, Jonah is tremendous in the run game as well. He shows a great penchant for driving his defended back and to the ground and while you won’t see him streaking down the side line when asked to pull he is more than agile enough to get out in front of linebackers and drive them back in the open field. Very rarely would you see a missed assignment in the running game on Jonah’s account.Wanted to end with these three plays from the National Championship game where Jonah Williams was matched up against 1 on 1 against fellow first round pick Clelin Ferrell, and why they give me super high expectations for Jonah at the NFL level. The first is to illustrate his ability to pat away the hand from Clelin preventing him from using his longer arms and then the ability to fluidly slide with him along the pocket. And the 2nd and 3rd Clelin initially wins with a strong bulrush, but you see Jonah Williams immediately recover and reestablish his base and win the rep, despite getting losing initially. Being able to adjust on the fly mid-play as things go wrong is what makes a lineman great, and on these snaps the transition from “Oh Shit” to “Business as Usual” is a testament to his fundamentals that will allow him to succeed in the NFL. Jonah Williams is not the flashy sexy player who is going to make big plays and be a household name but that’s not his job as offensive tackle. You want an offensive tackle (left tackle especially) who you can let sit on an island all game long, going one on one against the opposing teams best rusher, and your QB will never even know they showed up to the game. From the day Jonah Williams set foot on campus at Alabama he did just that, and there is not a doubt in my mind that if he gets drafted by the Bills, he will be doing just that this season, and every season for the next 10 years. Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 5/11/19." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteBleeding Green Nationa Philadelphia Eagles communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsEaglesOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Eagles StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Eagles NewsYahoo Eagles Team PageYahoo Eagles ReportYahoo Eagles Depth ChartYahoo Eagles TransactionsYahoo Eagles PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Eagles News: “I still believe there’s a good chance Carson Wentz gets a deal between now and Week 1”New,22commentsPhiladelphia Eagles news and links for 5/11/19.EDTShareTweetShareShareEagles News: “I still believe there’s a good chance Carson Wentz gets a deal between now and Week 1”Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ...The Backstory of Ben Roethlisberger’s Contract Extension—and How It Impacts Other QB’s Deals - MMQBI still believe there’s a good chance Wentz gets a deal between now and Week 1. I don’t think Goff will Cheap Shareef Miller Jersey , just because of the Rams’ cap situation, and the Titans are playing wait-and-see with Mariota. And therein lies how the further escalation of quarterback contracts could create an issue. The best guys are going to keep getting paid. Wentz will. Patrick Mahomes will. But what happens with guys who are a level down? That’s a question that a lot of teams are asking. The Cowboys’ negotiation with Dak Prescott hasn’t been, and won’t be, an easy one. The same, you’d think, might go for Mitchell Trubisky in a couple years, if he doesn’t make huge leaps forward.Doug Pederson on Carson Wentz’s status, moving tackles to guard, the Sixers, and more - BGNDoug Pederson spoke prior to the Philadelphia Eagles’ first rookie minicamp practice on Friday morning. He didn’t have anything super interesting to say about the rookies themselves (especially since he hadn’t even seen them practice yet) but there were a few other topics of note from his press conference.Ranking the Eagles Offense - BGN RadioJohn Stolnis and Brandon Lee Gowton rank the top offenses in the NFL, where do the Eagles rank?! PLUS updates on the Eagles roster moves, and a very important conversation about wide receiver jersey numbers!Presented by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation.Rookie Talk - Iggles BlitzThe Eagles are having a rookie minicamp this weekend. There are a few non-rookies, but these are still young players. What is going on? A lot of teaching. Players are learning the scheme. They are getting a tutorial in fundamentals. These are non-contact practices and none of them really know the schemes so this is nothing like Training Camp. This is very basic football. College coaches do a terrific job with kids, but they have serious time limits and have to focus on winning games. NFL coaches can teach on a more in-depth level. These coaches are the best of the best and they know every little trick in the book. If you could watch the practices, you would probably find them boring. But they do have value for the young players. These guys need every rep possible.Eagles hope newcomers spark return to dominance in red zone - ESPNThink about the red zone package the Eagles could roll out -- Howard in the backfield, a two tight-end set featuring pass-catching dynamos Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert, and Arcega-Whiteside lined up opposite Jeffery should they prefer his size over DeSean Jackson’s speed near the goal line. Couple that grouping with what the team brass expects to be a healthy Wentz and a top-end offensive line, and the Eagles have everything they need and more to be dominant in the red zone in 2019.JJ Arcega-Whiteside coveted for his contested-catch ability by NFL teams - PFFJJ Arcega-Whiteside caught 54.05% of his contested-catch opportunities in his last two seasons with Stanford, ranking 15th among FBS wideouts entering the draft with 25 or more contested targets since 2017. None of the 14 wide receivers ahead of him, however, had more than 59 contested-catch opportunities – Arcega-Whiteside had 74. Arcega-Whiteside’s size, body control, and contested-catch ability paid dividends in the red zone. He caught 23-of-34 targets for 224 yards, three first downs and 18 touchdowns inside the 20-yard line in 2017 and 2018 combined. He also logged just one drop and caught 11-of-16 (68.8%) of his contested-catch opportunities in the red zone, as well.Eagles get another bargain with Zach Brown contract - NBCSPZach Brown’s one-year contract with the Eagles pays him $1.4 million but with a chance to make another million in realistically obtainable incentives. The Eagles signed Brown to a one-year contract last Friday. He was released by the Redskins March 13. Brown’s deal, according to a league source familiar with the details, includes a $400 http://www.eagleslockerroom.com/authentic-malcolm-jenkins-jersey ,000 signing bonus and $1 million base salary, and those are the only guaranteed components of the contract. It also includes a $100,000 workout bonus and $1 million in playing-time and performance-based incentives that could raise the total value up to $2.5 million if he meets every one.What you need to know about the Eagles’ 11 rookie free agents - The AthleticEven among the rookie free agents, experience at center is scant. Bates, 6-foot-4 and 306 pounds, started for three seasons at Penn State, playing left tackle, right tackle and left guard before declaring for the draft as a redshirt junior. But he also practiced as a center during his redshirt season, which somehow gives him the most experience at the position among the notable rookies. He tested well at the combine, though that athleticism doesn’t necessarily show up in his game tape. Interestingly, his top athletic profile is Isaac Seumalo.Rookie class gets to work on and off the field - PE.comThe reality for running back Miles Sanders happened when he reached into his locker at the NovaCare Complex, pulled out his midnight green Eagles helmet and put it on his head for his first practice at the team’s weekend Rookie Minicamp. “It’s a real moment. It didn’t really hit me until I got here and got my helmet and I was like, ‘Dang, I got drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles,” Sanders said on Friday after the first practice of the three-day weekend. “It’s pretty surreal and a dream come true. After the draft, when things settled down, I got to work and got in shape for this camp. That’s been the focus.”A recent history of the Chicago Bears’ kicking debacle - SB NationKicking success and the Chicago Bears just don’t go together. The Bears haven’t been able to find any consistency at the position since they cut longtime kicker Robbie Gould before the 2016 season. After 11 years with Gould, the Bears shuffled through Connor Barth, Cairo Santos, and Mike Nugent over the next two seasons. None of them were able to fill the void, and the Bears plummeted from 18th in field goal percentage in 2015 to 27th and 29th. To solve the kicking issues that plagued them, they threw a four-year, $15 million contract to Cody Parkey during the 2018 offseason. At the time, that looked like a solid move. Parkey was 26 when he signed the deal and was an 86.4 percent field goal kicker before his time in Chicago....Social Media Information:BGN Facebook Page: Click here to like our pageBGN Twitter: Follow @BleedingGreenBGN Manager: Brandon Lee Gowton: Follow @BrandonGowtonBGN Radio Twitter: Follow @BGN_Radio
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