Pauline’s Latest: Eagles, Elliott, Mathews, Cook

Tony Pauline of is back with another round of draft-related updates and rumors at, so let’s see what he has for us, with less than two weeks until draft day….

  • If the Eagles select running back Ezekiel Elliott and decide to make Ryan Mathews available, the Cowboys and 49ers would have interest in the veteran, per Pauline. As James Walker of tweets, Elliott feels like the Eagles have shown the most interest in him so far, so it’s possible he’ll end up in Philadelphia. Even in that scenario though, and even if the club was willing to trade Mathews, it’s not clear whether Howie Roseman would be enthusiastic about dealing with a divisional rival or with Chip Kelly‘s team.
  • Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook continues to be plagued by leadership questions, with Pauline hearing that he came off as “flippant and cavalier” during some team interviews. Jason La Canfora of reported earlier this week that he expects Cook to come off the board earlier than many observers expect, which could still be true, since all it takes is one team willing to roll the dice.
  • San Jose State running back Tyler Ervin is drawing interest around the league and could end up as a day two pick, says Pauline. The Panthers, Browns, Texans, Saints, and Patriots have hosted Ervin for pre-draft visits.
  • Vanderbilt linebacker Stephen Weatherly has worked out for the Panthers, Patriots, Colts, and Cardinals, and has visited the Panthers, Broncos, Saints, Raiders, Chiefs, and Vikings. Meanwhile, Maryland linebacker Yannick Ngakoue worked out for the Texans, Cowboys, Saints, Colts, Titans, Ravens, Dolphins, and Patriots, in addition to making several previously-reported visits. Pauline believes both players may come off the board earlier than expected.
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5 comments on “Pauline’s Latest: Eagles, Elliott, Mathews, Cook

  1. William Richards

    The eagles will draft Elliot, use Ryan Mathews to get back in to the second round and draft hackenberg…

    • ChiSoxCity

      What makes you think Ryan Mathews is worth a 2nd round pick? Not even Cleveland would be stupid enough to do that.

      • MAGICQ7

        Well as the trade up with the Dolphins illustrates. Mathews and a 3rd pick should be enough to move into the 2nd rd. Knowing that the Eagles have 2 3rd rd picks. Mathews by himself would prob get a 5th or a 6th rd pick.

      • texfan21

        What makes you think Elliott even makes it to the Eagles? Cowboys could trade down to 7 with San Fran if one of the QB’s drop or if they don’t like who’s available at 4. And you don’t get the chance to take Elliott or another RB hungry team could come up.

        • texfan21

          Or Dallas could just take him outright at 4 if he’s BPA on the board

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