I know the Phillies started and I can see you were all introduced to Brian’s beat ass Fazool’s fantasy team, but I just love the flexibility Andy Reid has right now and needed to get some thoughts on it. If reports are true and the Eagles want a 1st round pick for Lito and actually get it, they would be in a great position.
By the end of this month the Eagles COULD (I put it in bold for you Fozzie Bear, so don’t get fucking pissy) get Chad Johnson in a trade for Lito Sheppard and a pick. I dont think they will need to give them Lito and the #19 pick. The Birds could get Roy Williams in a similar deal for Lito too. So when you think about it we either have the #1 receiver we all want and we draft a “now” player at #19 like a safety, Jonathan Stewart, Mendenhall, a DE, or whatever falls to us OR they mighht have two picks in round one which just means Eagles fans could see fireworks on April 26th.
Imagine it, the Birds have the #19 pick and lets say like a #18 pick which we get for Lito (hopefully with a few teams showing interest we get a high teen or early 20’s pick). The Eagles can package those two picks and be picking in the 5th or 4th spot easily. According to the NFL draft chart #18 and #19 equal about 1875 combined, the 5th is worth 1800 and the 4th is 2000. We also hold the #49 (420) and #80 (195). So the Eagles would have more then enough firepower to get all the way up to #3 (2200) if they wanted to. At #3 there is a slim chance Chris Long falls (Remember I am not saying these are PROBABLE, but they are POSSIBLE). If not we choose between a Jake Long or Vernon Gholston. Pat Kirwin reports that at the owners meetings he spoke to a lot of teams that have Gholston as the top rated talent and he could go #1 and be Parcell’s LT I guess. The bottom line is that Reid, Heckert, and company would have the flexibility to do a lot. Could you imagine McFadden in Philly? That would be once of the best two-back systems in this crazy copy-cat league.
What about this they draft Dorsey or Ellis then they move to a 3-4 with Patterson/Bunkley on the line and Cole off one edge with Clemmons/Gocong on the other. Gaither and Bradley in the middle. (This would be an anniversary gift from Reid to Jim Johnson and his wife because there would be no need for the little blue pill in that house anymore.) This type of flexibilty could mean Jim Johnson makes this defense FEARED. What if the Eagles package the #19 and our #49 and move up to like #10 or #11 and get whoever they think is the top corner. Rodgers-Cromartie, McKelvin, Jenkins, so the net out with an slight upgrade at corner and a huge upgrade at the nickel (over Joselio who we all know does not cut it). Now Jim Johnson has three really good CB’s to play with. Maybe Reid drafts one of the “second tier” OL like Otah, Williams, Albert, Clady. I could go on forever.
I think that many fans are going to be very excited in the next 30 days because if the rumors are true and Lito is worth a 1st rounder, the possibilities are simply end-less, but we will definitely could be holding a huge hand on draft day. (or we get a 2nd or 3rd round pick and give Lito away, which would piss off just about everyone)