The Eagles captured their first-ever Lombardi Trophy with a 41-33 victory over the Patriots on Feb. 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Nick Foles was named MVP after throwing for 373 yards with four total touchdowns (one receiving).
Philadelphia head coach Doug Pederson told NFL.com’s Steve Wyche at the league’s annual meetings last month in Orlando, Florida, that quarterback Carson Wentz is “ahead of schedule” in his rehab from a torn ACL suffered during a Dec. 10 win over the Los Angeles Rams.
One of the biggest storylines is Jon Gruden’s return to coaching with the Oakland Raiders after spending the past nine years as a broadcaster and an analyst for ESPN. His new vision for the Silver and Black will be on display for the first time against the Detroit Lions in Week 1 of preseason games.
While the 2018 NFL draft in Arlington, Texas, is still two weeks away, the Cleveland Browns—assuming they don’t make any deals—will get their first looks at the first and fourth overall selections in a showdown with the New York Giants, who own the No. 2 pick.
The first two picks would help address the Lions’ need to beef up its powerless run game, which ranked dead last in 2017, averaging 76.3 yards per game.
Chubb rushed for 1,345 yards last season for the Bulldogs, averaging six yards per carry. He scored 15 touchdowns, splitting duties with Sony Michel.
The 6-foot-2, 348-pound Hernandez “has short arms (32 inches) for a guard,” McShay writes, “but is a powerful run-blocker and improving in pass protection. He’d be a likely starter. Chubb had an exceptional combine, and if his medical checks out, he could be a steal in the middle of the second round. He had an exceptional combine.”
Holmes, meanwhile, “has the tools to develop into a starting left defensive end and has upside,” McShay writes.