NFL Draft 2011: Latest Philadelphia Eagles Rumors, News and Speculation

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NFL Draft 2011: Latest Philadelphia Eagles Rumors, News and Speculation

At the moment, Philadelphia is like so many other teams.

The Eagles could take so many approaches with the No. 23 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, but they are also one of a handful of teams that have been rumored to make serious moves up into the top 10. 

What's different about Philadelphia, however, is having to also deal with the status of backup quarterback Kevin Kolb. With the lockout in place, NFL rules stipulate that teams can't trade players during the draft. So rumors of him being used in a proposed trade up with Buffalo for their No. 3 pick can't happen.

Kolb is optimistic, and told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Sunday that he knows coach Andy Reid will help him.

"I want to be starting somewhere next year. I really want to be," Kolb said. "I'm in my fifth year now, so it's time to prove myself as a starter. Andy and I have a great relationship. It's always, 'You tell your side, and I'll tell mine, and hopefully we can make this thing work.' That's usually what happens. I know he'll do the right thing here."

Along with the Kolb storyline, Eagles fans have had a chance to debate the pros and cons of selecting an offensive lineman or cornerback. Gabe Carimi's name has been linked to the Eagles in several mock drafts, as well as Colorado corner Jimmy Smith. Smith has gained traction in recent days, however, and some believe he technically is the second best corner in this draft.

Could Philly move up and grab him or will they stay put? Will they alter their draft strategy because of the lockout? Will they do anything to try and match potential moves that Dallas and Washington could make?

There's a host of questions and issues still to discuss.

We've got just over a week until the big day arrives, so I'll be putting up as much news, rumors and speculation as I can find. I may pop off a little more and give my opinions on some subjects as well. You've still got time to also call your shots. Let me know what you think the Eagles will do and why.

I know you Eagles fans have opinions, so here's a platform.

Just try to keep it family-friendly if possible.

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