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The Philadelphia Eagles Select Defensive End Brian Mihalik in the Seventh Round.

May 3rd, 2015 at 2:36 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The Philadelphia Eagles finished this year's draft selecting defensive end Brian Mihalik from Boston College in the seventh round.

Mihalik, 6'9" 295lbs, played for four years while attending Boston College. During his college career Mihalik recorded 86 total tackles, 16 tackles for a loss, 8.5 sacks, one interception and three forced fumbles.

Mihalik mainly played in a 4-3 while at Boston College, "All along I felt like I was better suited to play in a 3-4. It will definitely be a little bit of a learning curve, some stuff I will have to pick up, but I think overall it should be a pretty smooth transition."

Chip Kelly talks about his size and switching to a 3-4 defense,

He's six-foot-nine, weighs 300 pounds, he's a 34-inch vertical jump, he ran a 4.88 and he's a productive player. He just played wide defensive end in a 4-3 defense. He hasn't been a two-gap player, but we feel with the physical skill set he has that we can convert him to a four technique.

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The Philadelphia Eagles Select Randall Evans with Their Second Sixth Round Pick.

May 2nd, 2015 at 7:07 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The Philadelphia Eagles selected cornerback Randall Evans from Kansas State with their second pick in the sixth round. Evans is the third cornerback the Eagles have selected in this year's draft.

Evans, 6'0" 200 lbs, appeared in 51 games while at Kansas State, he recorded 210 total tackles, 10.5 tackles for a loss, two sacks and seven interceptions. Like the other defensive backs the Eagles have selected in the draft this year, Evans has played in different positions and has a long, athletic build.

Evans was asked where he thinks he might play for the Eagles.

During the process, Philly is looking at me to play corner for the most part. With my versatility, I bring a lot to the table. When I get up there, I'll let the coaches decide on where they want to me to play.

I just feel like I'm athletic enough to play corner, safety, or nickel. That's something I did at K-State and I got accustomed to it by learning the playbook. Once I learned the playbook, it was better on my behalf to make me for versatile.

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The Philadelphia Eagles Select JaCorey Shepherd in the Sixth Round.

May 2nd, 2015 at 6:33 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

When the Philadelphia Eagles traded up in the second round they also acquired a sixth round pick from the Miami Dolphins. With that pick the Eagles selected JaCorey Shepherd, cornerback from Kansas.

Shepherd started off his career in Kansas as a wide receiver. He only spent one season on the offensive side of the ball, and in ten games recorded 15 receptions for 252 yards, and three touchdowns. For the final three years at Kansas, Shepherd moved to cornerback and recorded 90 total tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack, and five interceptions.

Shepherd, 5'11" 195 lbs, is the second cornerback drafted by Chip Kelly in this year's draft. Shepherd will look to make an impact on the special teams and will likely push Nolan Carroll for time in dime situations for the Eagles.

When asked why he switched from receiver to cornerback at Kansas, Shepherd said that it was not really his decision, "We had a lack of depth at the corner position and the coaching staff felt like I was one of the few players who was smart enough and athletic enough to make the switch."

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The Philadelphia Eagles Select Linebacker Jordan Hicks in the Third Round.

May 1st, 2015 at 6:00 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The Philadelphia Eagles selected linebacker Jordan Hicks from Texas with their third round pick.

Hicks, 6'1", 234 lbs, played at Texas from 2010-2014. He appeared in 42 games at Texas, recording 231 tackles, 20.5 tackles for a loss, 5.5 sacks, and two interceptions. He tore his Achilles during the 2012 season, forcing him to red-shirt a year.

He joins a crowded inside linebacker group that features DeMeco Ryans, Mychal Kendricks, and Kiko Alonso. It is unclear where exactly Hicks will fit this season, he probably will not be asked to play much on defense to start, but will contribute immediately on special teams.

I'm looking to contribute day one. I've played every position on special teams. On the field, I've made plays on every single special teams. I think that's a huge part of the game. That's what's been integrated in me since day one stepping onto the field at the University of Texas and I'm going to carry that over. My mindset on special teams hasn't changed. I bring hard work, I bring motor, somebody who is not going to quit on any play and someone who understands the scheme and what they're trying to do and anticipation for what's coming.

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The Philadelphia Eagles Trade up in Second Round. Select Eric Rowe, DB, Utah

May 1st, 2015 at 4:10 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The Philadelphia Eagles traded up in second round of this year's draft to select Eric Rowe, DB from Utah.

Rowe appeared in 47 games at Utah. He recorded 261 total tackles, seven tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, three interceptions, one returned for a touchdown. He spent time playing both safety and cornerback, which is something that his new coach, Chip Kelly, values in his players.

Rowe was introduced to the Philadelphia media and expressed his desire to become part of the Eagles' organization after his pre-draft meetings. "I was like, 'Man, this program is different.' The culture is different and how they do things. When I left, I just wanted to be a part of it so bad."

While playing at Utah, Rowe was asked to play both safety, and cornerback. He says he is still unsure of where the Eagles will have him line up, but he did make it clear he would like to stay at one position for the whole season, "I hope, wherever they place me, I can stay there the whole season just to focus on (that position) more. If it happens where I need to switch out of necessity, I'll gladly do it."

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