With the NFL Scouting Combine in the rearview mirror, the real meat and potatoes of the Philadelphia Eagles’ offseason are one step closer to being under way. We’re talking about free agency and the draft.
The Birds are already back to work, making moves to extend left tackle Jason Peters, center Jason Kelce and wide receiver Riley Cooper. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin is also rumored to be close to a new deal to remain in Philly, per Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly.
Of course, traditionally when we think of the combine, it’s all 40-yard dash times and bench presses. The indelible aspect of the event is how it can shape teams’ viewpoints on certain players or position groups.
We’ll examine both angles, as the combine impacted the Eagles’ ability to sign so many of their own players so quickly, too.
Most of our observations have to do with the incoming draft class, though. Let’s close the book on the combine with a few more notes on the prospects and look ahead to what it all could mean for the selection process this May.
Note: All combine results via NFL.com.