This year’s NFL Draft set for April 27th in the City Of Brotherly Love will be a huge night. So huge, yet only 22 prospects have accepted the invite to this years draft. Christian McCaffery is not included in the list of 22. If in fact, McCafferry is drafted by the Eagles which he probably will be; subsequently, he will be missing the loudest ovation of a lifetime. Every sign points to McCaffery being an Eagle because Howie Roseman needs a sure fire first round pick to keep his job. Also if Carson Wentz is going to be Philadelphia’s Batman he is gonna need his Robin to back him up.
So what do we know about the current state of the Eagles? The team’s scheme has Andy Reid written all over it. Carson Wentz isn’t Donovan McNabb but Carson has way more potential than McNabb did this early his career. If McNabb is Allen Iverson than Carson Wentz is gonna be Russel Westbrook. Andy Reid paired McNabb with Brian Westbrook and the screen game became the Eagles bread and butter. Adding a duel threat receiving back will make the Eagles the threat they need to be within the NFC.
From an Offensive perspective Carson Wentz is a mobile Quarterback. Wentz has decent speed for the position and has the proper length to be effective. Giving him McCaffery would almost for sure make the opposing defense not load the box therefore allowing Carson the time he needs to make the play happen. If a team does load the box than unleash the screen pass and watch Jason Kelce and Lane Johnson decompose the opposing linebackers corps.
The problem with keeping Ryan Matthews is teams know what the Eagles are going to do. The Eagles have Darren Sproles, obviously the Eagles would have Sproles over Matthews in that situation. Matthews is a downhill running back and that’s all he gonna provide for the team when healthy. Even when Matthews is healthy, the guy is very fumble prone and that just ruins everything about his game. Even Sproles has come out and said this will be his last year in the NFL so why not find the next best thing right now.
Brian Westbrook will end up in the Eagles Hall of fame in the near future. Westbrook was a talented running back along with being an explosive Special teams contributor. He wen’t to several NFC Championships with the Eagles along with being on the 2003-2004 NFC Championship team. If anything, McCaffery really is Brian Westbrook 2.0 and Carson Wentz would bring the most out of McCaffery if drafted by the Eagles.
Not to mention the pedigree of McCaffery’s family. Almost everybody in his immediate family is a professional athlete. His dad is a well known vet and can help his son adapt to the NFL and for some players that takes years to happen. Christian can also play piano man on the Harmonica and that’s what got me on his bandwagon.
The only two reason why the Eagles should not take McCaffery with the 14th pick is either Lattimore is still available which probably won’t happen. Or The Eagles receive an offer for the first round pick that blows their mind away. If Howie Roseman can finesse a trade that allows the team to drop only a few spots back than go for it. The added picks can go towards drafting a Corner back that the Eagles need as well. Overall the Eagles are in primed territory to get better through the draft and that is really exciting news that Eagles fans need.