ITB: Senior Bowl Intel on Eagles Collapse
Major changes are coming for the Philadelphia Eagles as the draft scouting process begins at the Senior Bowl.
On the latest episode of “Inside The Birds,” Adam Caplan and Geoff Mosher gave intel from behind the scenes of the 2023 Philadelphia Eagles collapse as well as Senior Bowl prospects to watch.
Adam Caplan: “He was unable to connect with these veteran players, based on the agents we talked to.”
Geoff Mosher: “One agent who represents one of the veteran players on the team said they just could not talk to Sean Desai. That is how big the gap between them got. I get coaches believe in their way and double down on their process, but the best coaches know you need a level of buy-in from your veterans.”
Caplan: “Nick has to do a better job of getting the culture back…He needs to make some adjustments. You don’t fall off like this just by chance.”
Mosher: “Here is the gift and curse: you want your quarterback to not get too high when things are good and not too low when things are bad. But, when things aren’t good, you need the face of your team to uplift you and be that motivational guy. Not everyone is dialed and wired the same way as him.”
Mosher: “No one has said this guy is not a brilliant defensive mind, but we talk about leadership and the ability to relate to players…The only thing that surprised me was the lukewarm reaction that we got.”
Caplan: “He was a late add [to the Senior Bowl]. He was not recruited at all other than New Hampshire. He set all sorts of team records. This year at Central Michigan, he had 12 receptions for 295 yards and two touchdowns. He was lined up almost exclusively in the slot and they couldn’t stop him. He reminds me of Rex Burkhead, super versatile.”
Caplan: “He is so smooth and long, really long…I don’t think he is going to get there [to the 22nd overall pick in the draft]. The early word from college scouting people is this is not a very good corner class. It’s maybe a little top heavy. I don’t see this kid making it to them.”
Mosher: “I talked with Quinyon and you can tell he plays the part, was very excited about his matchups and is competitive. I asked him why, in this era of NIL and portal, would he stay at Toledo? He said loyalty and respect. I think people will view that positively in that he has loyalty to the people who recruited him. It would make a lot of sense, but where the Eagles pick and where he might go might just not work out.”
– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.