Drafting a guard in the first round is usually a pretty sure bet. When the Eagles selected Danny Watkins out of Baylor in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, they thought they were getting a player who could be an important part of the Eagles offensive line for years to come.
I understand the Eagles’ problems. They outwitted the league by stock piling salary cap millions to take advantage of a wild free agency frenzy.
The last dress rehearsal for the Eagles’ starters in their third preseason game turned into a wet, sloppy night of “rookie watch.”
There is plenty of optimism surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles, and rightfully so. But as the team prepares for Thursday’s preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, there are still a number of questions waiting to be answered — starting with the linebackers.
Casey Matthews, a linebacker from Oregon, was the Philadelphia Eagles’ first pick in the fourth round of the NFL draft on Saturday. His older brother Clay tormented the Eagles as a member of the Green Bay Packers last year.