2013 Philadelphia Eagles NFL Draft Review and Analysis

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November 24, 2012; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins cornerback Sheldon Price (22) looks on as Stanford Cardinal tight end Zach Ertz (86) catches a pass in the fourth quarter of the game at the Rose Bowl. Stanford won 35-17. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

2. Second round, 35th overall: Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford

After adding former Texans H-back James Casey, the Eagles weren’t done adding to the tight end position, getting one of Chip Kelly’s former rivals from Stanford and a guy who was a thorn in the side of every team the Cardinal played against the last two years–tight end Zach Ertz. Ertz is a big, athletic mismatch at the TE position who can line up in line or in the slot. He can give the Eagles an okay blocker in the running game, but he will look to make his name in the NFL catching touchdown passes and moving the sticks for Philadelphia. Brent Celek is entrenched as the starter right now, but he’s not irreplaceable and the Eagles used a prime pick here on Ertz. I think this is a big move adding another playmaker like Ertz to an already talented offense.

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  • Lee Washington

    Does anyone else tire of these damn “press releases” or is it just me ??
    If this guy doesn’t work for the Eagles,, then he should demand a paycheck.

    • SayreBedinger

      Lot of research went into this, sorry you didn’t enjoy it.

      • Lee Washington

        Actually it was not my intent to offend,, I just find your comments colored a bit green. Being a Eagles junkie myself I have possibly read EVERY piece of info on our draft picks. i will only say that I have found what I consider more realistic accessments of said players. The 7th round corner for instance has been locally hailed as a steal but scouts see him as stiff and slow without the necessary catch up speed. With Kruger I keep hearing words like “bloodlines” which after the Casey Matthews fiasco scares me. Much credit to you for answering my comment which in my estimate makes you more responsible than most of the local so-called “experts”. If I was a bit harsh with it, I had just woken up from a ruff shift at night, and again no offense. Keep it comin cause us junkies gotta have our doses of Eagles dope.

        • SayreBedinger

          I am not an Eagles fan, just so you know that, and I appreciate you letting your voice be heard. If you want, you can see my final big board. The Eagles had more players picked in my top 100 than any other team in the draft, including San Francisco and St. Louis.

          I didn’t mention Kruger’s bloodlines in this post really because he and his brother are not similar players at all.

          Poyer I never saw hip stiffness in his game aside from stuff that could be coached up, and I’m honestly not sure why he fell. He has been consistently improved over the last two seasons.

          I appreciate your comments though, so looking forward to talking with you again.

          • Lee Washington

            True (Poyer) , True (Kruger) and true (more Eagles , etc),, I was just reacting to things I have read in the local press that seem to be contradicted elsewhere. As I stated above I am in no way disagreeing with your actual comments and am hopeful that you are on point. Being the Eagles junkie that I am I have read many different slants on their draft from GREAT to OVERRATED. But ,, finding a writer who does not believe he knows everything and will answer a nobody like myself is new and refreshing. I look forward to hearing from you again and would be interested in your opinion on the QB race here in Philly. keep it comin,,,
            OH and the last guy that I had a (relationship is a bad way of putting it for many reasons) running discussion with was the great writer (in my opinion) Bill Conlin, and we know what happened there,, so be careful as I may be jinxed or something.