Just a quick draft nugget to pass along here. Per Sheil Kapadia of Birds 24/7, when the Eagles completed there trade of Bryce Brown, within the last 30 minutes, their chances of selecting Oregon Running-Back/Wide Receiver De’Anthony Thomas with the 122 pick went up.
With the Bryce Brown trade, the chances of a De’Anthony Thomas selection just went up.
— Sheil Kapadia (@SheilKapadia) May 10, 2014
Clearly another pass-catching running-back isn’t the Eagles biggest need (especially when you consider that they acquired Darren Sproles this offseason), but I think at this point in the draft you really do take the best player available. If Chip Kelly feels like he can turn Thomas into a valuable weapon for the Eagles, then why reach for a defensive player? If they have an inside linebacker they really want, that’s one thing. If not, I would have no problem taking Thomas because I think that he will make an impact in Chip’s offense.