Eagles draft tracker: CB Maddox, DE Sweat join flock in fourth round

02 May, 2018, 02:11 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
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Mailata was one of two Australians taken in this year's NFL Draft, following on from college standout punter Michael Dickson, who was taken by the Seattle Seahawks with the 149th overall pick.

"When I was in Carolina, we had eight guys, just roll them in and out, and the ability to keep those guys fresh is really a terrific thing". What it came down to was them saying I was too big to play top-tier rugby and, at the same time, International NFL offering me this awesome opportunity.

The Birds brings Dallas and a few others to Philly.

. They'd trade up and obtain the 49th-overall selection. The Eagles needed to get a good tight end in this draft after losing Trey Burton, and Goedert is an effortless playmaker. There's knee injury concerns, but it's easy to see why all that excites Eagles fans. Maddox played four seasons at Pitt.

Akers obviously has some bragging rights as the Eagles are Super Bowl champions, but his zinger about the players the Cowboys and every other team picking not even being born the last time the Cowboys won a championship? Either way, the Eagles did, indeed, have a solid showing. And this is the ideal move to make sure you get better.


While there was a little football discussed, most of the conversation at the NFL event was about more pressing topics such as off-field leadership.

The Eagles will likely look to lean on him in the special teams as a secondary option in the offense where he could be a change-of-pace running back that has great speed that could allow for him to remain a game-changer. But the Eagles weren't taking any chances, so they dealt the 52nd and 169th picks to the Indianapolis Colts to move one spot in front of the Cowboys to snatch him up. Claiming tight end a need when Zach Ertz is on the roster may seem extravagant, but Eagles fans have been spoiled with three quality tight ends for years now, and two of those are gone. Against admittedly questionable competition, Goedert was on another level of dominance, averaging 8.1 yards per catch after the reception and breaking a dozen tackles along the way.

Most of that echos the general consensus.

As a Panther, Maddox was a consistent presence in the defensive backfield during his four-year career which spanned from 2014 to 2017. Teams have concerns about Pryor - 6-foot-7, 332 pounds - keeping his weight down, but despite his size and a 5.62-second 40-yard dash, the TCU lineman moves surprisingly quickly on tape. They also grabbed an Australian NRL rugby player in OT Jordan Mailata in the seventh round as a flier.

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