2015 NFL Draft – 20th Overall Pick – Eagles Draft Nelson Agholor

With the 20th pick of the draft, the Eagles draft Jeremy Maclin’s replacement at receiver in Nelson Agholor.

Algholor doesn’t have great size at 6′ but has good route running skills and hands. He’ll also contribute on punt returns.

He joins a high-powers offense and could contribute statistically right away. For the other Eagles players, it helps the case of Sam Bradford and should take some heat off Jordan Matthews. Algholor will never be a top-tier WR option but his pick could allow Matthews to be. In Algholor’s case, he probably won’t crack the top two tiers of receivers in rookie drafts.

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Dynasty Impact – Philadelphia Eagles select Marcus Smith, LB

smithDynasty Impact: Quick and athletic as a pass rusher off the edge. Could be a Barkevious Mingo-type for the Eagles who learns and gains experience in year one before being let loose in year two. Has good height but could bulk up. Joins an experience (old) team that needs to win now. Dynasty impact should be minimal until he can prove he can get to the quarterback in the NFL.

Week 3 Dynasty Recap – Chiefs over Eagles 26-16

  • The studs did what they were supposed to do. LeSean McCoy had 150 yards rushing for Philadelphia, solidifying himself as one of the few workhorse backs left in the league.
  • Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles had 170 total yards to go along with seven catches. As long as Alex Smith is the Chiefs quarterback, expect a lot of check downs to Charles.
  • In a battle of young, catch-first tight ends, Travis Kelce (injured) of Kansas City and Zach Ertz of Philadelphia (one reception) continued to disappoint. Would be a good time to buy-low on either.
  • Mychal Kendricks continues to be a tackle machine, racking up nine. Still just 22, Kendricks could be your lead tackle linebacker for a long time.
  • Kansas City linebacker Justin Houston had a monster game with 4.5 sacks. Houston, 24, isn’t exactly new on the scene as he had 10 sacks last year.