Marqise Lee to the Eagles. #KRM
#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 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:
- Do I think Jackson is a gang member? No.
- Do I think Jackson is just a dick who no one liked? Yes.
- Do I think Chip Kelly looked at the draft and the amount of WR talent and was ready to move on? Yes.
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.