Marqise Lee to the Eagles. #KRM


GrandRapidsRustlers returns1 to apply his football savvy to the Eagles’ pick at 22.


#22 Philadelphia Eagles

This one is really tough for me.  The amount of champagne corks that I popped the night I thought the Browns locked up Chip Kelly… well that was fun.  Thanks Joe!  Chip Kelly saw right through the stooges and went back to Oregon before he realized an organization with adults wanted him.  This brings us to the Eagles.  One of the most fun teams to watch in the NFL with a man at the helm who I think is a certified genius.


The Berea reno is a gift that never stops giving.

The owner is Jeffrey Lurie and the GM is Howie Roseman.  They managed to push Joe Banner out and somehow have him end up in Berea so he could paste the walls of Berea with incorrect quotes.2  I don’t really think as an outsider looking at the Eagles you could have any issues with this organization which probably means that their local talk radio hates them.



There is one key problem with the photo that I have posted above:  Desean Jackson is no longer a member of the Eagles.

We could spend a lot of time talking about how all of this went down.  Here’s my thumbnail on it:

  1. Do I think Jackson is a gang member?  No.
  2. Do I think Jackson is just a dick who no one liked?  Yes.
  3. Do I think Chip Kelly looked at the draft and the amount of WR talent and was ready to move on?  Yes.

The candidates:

I actually think this is pretty simple.  The only way that the Eagles do not go WR here is if either of the safeties are still on the board.  For our purposes here today both Pryor and Clinton-Dix are gone.  This is a little too early for Jimmie Ward who would be a wonderful 2nd round pick for this team.

Marqise Lee – WR – USC

Chip Kelly pops this up on the screen and then looks over at Barkley and asks why the throw was so late.

Let’s see… Lee is fast enough.  He is quick enough.  He can make plays after the catch.  Excellent route runner.  Sounds like Eagles material.

Odell Beckham Jr. – WR – LSU

Pretty much everything that Lee is only just did not get the amount of chances that Lee did.

  • Beckham – 143 REC, 2340 YDS, 12 TD;
  • Lee – 248 REC, 3655 YDS, 29 TD.

This comparison is not meant to denigrate Beckham in any way.  You could argue he is the exact same player as Lee only in a fresher body due to a different situation at LSU.

Kelvin Benjamin – WR – FSU (no.)

I do not see Kelvin Benjamin as an option here because I just do not see the Eagles wanting the big WR for what they are trying to do:  Spread the field, run perfect routes, complete a ton of passes, and have the best rushing attack in the league.


When it’s all said and done I think that Chip makes the call and goes with the player he saw with his own eyes in game situations more.

The pick is in and the Eagles take Marqise Lee.


I like it.  I suspect this pops the balloon that our faux Dave Gettleman started inflating with the Jets pick.

Pick #TeamSelection
(linked to KRM post)
1TexansBlake Bortlesjpftribe
2RamsGreg RobinsonDave Kolonich
3JaguarsSammy WatkinsClevTA
4BrownsJadeveon ClowneyZarathustra
5RaidersKhalil MackPete Franklin
6FalconsJake MatthewsOXR
7BucsJohnny ManzielPeterM
8VikingsTeddy Bridgewatertrashycamaro
9BillsTaylor Lewanclay
10LionsHa’Sean Clinton-Dixbluedog93
11TitansAnthony Barrkanick
12GiantsEric EbronRod of Disaster
13RamsMike EvansMatt Borcas
14BearsAaron DonaldJRich
15SteelersDarqueze Dennard tmoore94
16CowboysLouis NixGrandRapidsRustlers
17RavensJustin GilbertMGBode
18JetsBrandin CooksZarathustra
19DolphinsZack Martintrashycamaro
20CardinalsCalvin PryorJRich
21PackersJace AmaroClevTA
22EaglesMarqise LeeGrandRapidsRustlers
23ChiefsRa'Shede Hagemanclay
24BengalsBradley RobyOXR
25ChargersKyle Fullertexinottawa
26BrownsDerek CarrChuckKoz
27SaintsOdell Beckham tmoore94
28PanthersXavier Su'a-Filojpftribe
29PatriotsTimmy Jerniganbluedog93
30NinersJason VerrettRod of Disaster
31BroncosCJ MosleyPete Franklin
32SeahawksCameron FlemingDave Kolonich
33 (2nd rd)TexansTroy NiklasMatt Borcas
34RedskinsStephon Tuittkanick
35BrownsRyan ShazierMGBode


  1. GRR sent Louis Nix to the Cowboys here. [back]
  2. Hahahahahahahahahaha. [back]
  • GRRustlers

    My original draft of this was:

    Chip Kelly takes Marqise Lee.

    That is one word for each second that it takes Chip to call in the pick.

  • mgbode

    I think that the Eagles would also consider a CB along with S depending on how the draft fell out. However, if Marquise Lee does fall to their pick, then I think that someone would have to hit Chip with a 2×4 to get the smile off his face (and that might now work either).

  • jpftribe

    Based on today’s MMQB column. I’d say the QB draft prognosis is in the troughing phase of the hype cycle (it’s an IT thing Bup).

    • bupalos

      True. Although I think what you mean to say is that if QB draft hype is Henry Bolingbroke and just just went into exile.

  • jpftribe

    Yeah, Faux Dave is bummed about a few picks, but we’ll save that for later.

    This is a great pick, for both Lee and the Eggles. Kelly would be really happy with this pick if he fell to them.

  • humboldt

    Draft Day provided several unexpected cameos, including Joe Banner and various misattributed motivational quotes in the renovated headquarters.

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