Doug Pederson continues to reap rewards from the Philadelphia Eagles’ victory in Super Bowl LII.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Thursday that the Eagles exercised the fifth-year option in Pederson’s contract, keeping him with the team through the 2020 season.
The Eagles hired Pederson to take over as head coach in January 2016 after they fired Chip Kelly before the final game of the 2015 season.
Barkley enters the NFL as the second pick in the draft after rushing for 43 touchdowns over three seasons while balancing out a Penn State offensive attack.
The Giants will ask Barkley to do the same, taking pressure off 37-year-old Eli Manning after his 19-touchdown, 13-interception season a year ago while getting yanked with a cane off the stage in favor of Geno Smith.
No rookie on the roster comes close to facing the same amount of pressure as Barkley, though Will Hernandez out of the second round will be under the microscope as he takes over as a starting guard at the pro level. Like he did in college, Hernandez will use his squatty 6’2, 327-pound frame to win leverage and bulldoze opponents.
Donte Jackson, a second-round corner out of LSU, boasts 4.32 40-yard dash speed and needs to go out and push for a starting job in the slot. Third-round safety Rashaan Gaulden projects as a nice Daryl Worley replacement and No. 101 pick Ian Thomas is an h-back weapon coordinator Norv Turner should look to involve right away.
Moore’s job is most important, as creating a more dynamic set of weapons for Cheap Chelsea Jerseys Newton is critical. But the guys after him have to create serious competition along a defense needing to stick with an offensive-minded NFC South, while Thomas needs to show the coaching staffing he can have an immediate impact.
There is immense pressure on the Bears’ first three selections in the 2018 draft to help transform the franchise right away.
Any high-profile linebacker playing at Soldier Field will do so underneath the shadow of Brian Urlacher, which is the task in front of No. 8 pick Roquan Cheap Bike Jerseys Smith. He’s more than capable, though, as a modern linebacker at 6’1 and 236 pounds who can diagnose, roam and shut down, not to mention drop into coverage. Smith’s in a position to succeed next to Danny Trevathan and with Leonard Floyd rushing the passer.