Green Nation community mock draft Womens Destiny Vaeao Jersey , Los Angeles Chargers GM LBCeaglesFan! selects ..."Dexter Lawrence, DT, ClemsonThe Chargers made large strides last year that no one saw. The Chiefs were amazing fans and media alike with their high scoring offense and starting 4-0 while the Chargers were 2-2 (and were down 17-6 in game 5). People were already writing them off as “same old chargers”. But the chargers fought and persevered. While the chiefs were putting up 50 on Monday Night football, the Chargers were stringing together a 6-game winning streak (a task that no other team in their division could manage). The chargers played consistent, tough football. After finishing with the same record as the #1 seed in the playoffs. They unveiled a version of Quarters defense that had 4 defensive linemen, no linebackers, and 7 defensive backs. The chargers hoped they were able to contain the middle with their 4 defensive linemen and use their defense backs and their speed to contain Lamar Jackson. While this plan worked for the Ravens, the Patriots hoped and prayed for the chargers to use this defense. When the Chargers used the modified quarters, the Patriots ran the ball down their throat. Any time the Patriots ran the ball, the Patriots would get a consistent push up the middle. They wouldn’t out run anyone, but they would get a healthy running game at 4.6 yards and 4 touchdowns. Once they established the run, the defensive backs starting biting on run fakes worse than Kurt Coleman. In a NFL that is attempting to get faster, the Patriots show that the power running game is still useful Corey Graham Jersey , in fact they rode the running game to a Super Bowl victory (fun fact, last person to throw a touchdown in the Super Bowl is Nick Foles). If the chargers are going to run this modified Quarters defense they will have to stop the run. They need a space eater who will generate a push. They need someone to force running backs outside to the speed of the team. They need Dexter LawrenceYou can’t teach 6’4”. You can’t teach 342 (ok maybe with a few pizzas, burgers etc etc). The largest player on Clemson who earned the name “Hulk” would be a smashing addition to a stellar defensive line that includes Bosa, Ingram and Brandon Mebane. Adding Lawrence would demand double teams, take the pressure from Mebane in the middle, while forcing one on one match ups for Bosa and Ingram. They would be able to reduce the power runs up the middle and allow the Charger speed to get to the edge, creating a defense that could get pressure without blitzing, and I think that works wellNow a man-eating nose tackle like this won’t have great stats, in fact he only had 15 solo tackles, and 1.5 sacks. Hulk’s job is to smash and let everyone else shine. This pick makes an already impressive line elite. As a run stopper he already has the grade, but what about the passing grade, let me cherry pick something from Pro Football Focus like everyone else does:Strengths: Enormous frame with intimidating combination of size and powerHealthier and much quicker in 2018Impressive athletic ability for his sizeFootwork allows disruptive power to travel down the down the lineAgility to defeat or recover quickly from cut blocksPossesses booming upper-body powerDisengages from single blocks whenever he wants toAble to thwart seal blocks and mangle down blocks that miss the targetHas potential to eat double teams and let his linebackers roam freeBall carriers are finished once he gets his hands on themPunishing bull-rusher with leg drive to constrict pocket spaceWeaknesses:Has been unable to equal impressive production from freshman seasonAverage rush talent likely to limit draft valueLacks looseness as rusher to find edgesBasic rush counters relatively ineffectiveMore reliant upon size over technique at this stageGets caved by double teams when he doesn’t sink his postInconsistent hand placement/quickness for early control at the pointOccasionally shortcuts flow to the ball causing him to lose his fitHow does the Hulk measure up Oh he’s a damn monster, posting a wingspan Youth Randall Cunningham Jerseys , weight, and bench press in the 96% percentile or better. Lawrence isn’t a flashy pick. But the chargers are fine not being the flashy team. They want to beat them. They want to smash them, and what better way to smash, than with the hulk. Hear from Philadelphia’s executive vice president of football operations."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Eagles StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Eagles NewsYahoo Eagles Team PageYahoo Eagles ReportYahoo Eagles Depth ChartYahoo Eagles TransactionsYahoo Eagles PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Howie Roseman discusses Eagles’ plan to sign Carson Wentz to an extension, impact of offseason additions, and much moreNew,52commentsHear from Philadelphia’s executive vice president of football operations. EDTShareTweetShareShareHowie Roseman discusses Eagles’ plan to sign Carson Wentz to an extension, impact of offseason additions, and much moreBill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsHowie Roseman appeared on SportsRadio 94WIP’s Morning Show with Angelo Cataldi on Tuesday morning. The Eagles’ EVP of football operations touched on a number of topics, including some guy named Carson Wentz. Here’s a look at everything he had to say, along with some very important thoughts of my own.CARSON WENTZ’S FUTURENothing ground-breaking here. Roseman, Jeffrey Lurie, and Doug Pederson have all publicly stated the plan is to sign Wentz to a long-term contract extension. It’s a matter of “when” and not “if” for this team. The Eagles would probably love to get it done sooner than later. Wentz might be the one who is hesitant since his value isn’t at his highest after two straight injured seasons. I still feel like we could see a deal done before the season starts. SIGNING MALIK JACKSONThe Eagles were trotting out the likes of Haloti Ngata Randall Cunningham Jerseys Stitched , Bruce Hector, and “T.Y. McGill” next to Fletcher Cox at times last season. Adding Jackson, who can rush the passer, is a significant upgrade. CHRIS LONG AND MORE DEFENSIVE LINE TALKAdding Jackson alone was a big deal. Getting Jernigan back — assuming he’s healthy — is even better. Is there a team with a better trio of defensive tackles than Cox, Jackson, and Jernigan? It feels like Long isn’t going to be back. Hopefully he is. I’m not optimistic.Ostman is definitely a guy to watch this summer. He drew a ton of praise from the coaching staff last year for his efforts on the practice squad. Ostman filled the old Steven Means role of preparing the offensive line for games each week by going all out in practice. Ostman actually led the NCAA in sacks prior to the Eagles signing him as an undrafted free agent last year. It’d be great if he can prove to be more than a long shot.It sounds like Roseman isn’t done adding at defensive end with that “it’s a position where we’re going to continue to look and continue to strengthen” line. Go get Ezekiel Ansah, Howard.DOES HOWIE HAVE A BIAS?For better or worse, this Eagles regime is very big on familiarity. They’ve talked about their “cohabitation matrix” before. I don’t think the Eagles retained BLG and brought Jackson and Curry back just because Roseman had a role in drafting them. These players weren’t luxury additions; they filled significant needs. DESEAN JACKSON’S RETURNThe Eagles will hope Jackson can be just as productive against other teams as he was against them in recent years. It’ll be great to see this offense have an elite deep threat once again.WHY THE EAGLES DRAFTED ANDRE DILLARDDillard has the potential to be an amazing pick for Philly. If he can be as great as advertised, the Eagles can “set it and forget it” at one of their most important positions for the next decade or so.SIGNING ZACH BROWNBrown has never been on an NFL team that’s finished with a winning record. Take a look:2012: 6-102013: 7-92014: 2-142015: 3-132016: 7-92017: 7-92018: 7-9I’m sure he wouldn’t mind breaking that trend this season.EAGLES AUTISM CHALLENGEThe Eagles raised more than $2.5 million for autism research last year. You can CLICK HERE to help support the cause this year.