Todd McShay

  • McShays, mock draft 3.0 On Wednesday, March 6th ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay released his mock draft 3.0. Now in the first mock draft, he released McShay had the Eagles selecting cornerback Deandre Baker. In his second mock draft, he had Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence going to the Birds at 25. Now in his mock draft, 3.0 McShay is back to the secondary with Temple cornerback Rock Ya-Sin. Ya-Sin adding to a talented secondary Now Ya-Sin is a talented corner. During his senior season with the Owls, he totaled 47 tackles 14 passes defended and two interceptions. Before reaching Philly Ya-Sin was a standout for Presbyterian College of the FCS. In 2017 he finished first-team all-Big South starting all 11 games. At 6’2 190 the Temple corner does have the size and length that the Eagles covet in their defensive backs. Furthermore, he played his home games last season in Lincoln Financial Field. While the Georgia native has the size and ability this pick just doesn’t make sense. Why cornerback? Ya-Sin had a very good combine. He ran a 4.51 40 time, had a vertical jump of 39.5 inches and finally a broad jump of 120 inches. Furthermore, he impressed in the drills and showed nice ball skills. McShay stated that “We all know the Eagles want to fix the secondary, and while the Philly faithful might be clamoring for Greedy Williams here, I like Ya-Sins’ full skill toolbox. He impressed me at the combine and deserves first-round consideration”. Williams will be long gone and cbssports.com has him as the number 65 overall prospect and seventh rated corner. He will be there into the second maybe even third round and even if the Eagles want to address the secondary there are bigger needs unless say Williams somehow fell to...
  • Eagles Todd McShay Hosts A Conference Call On ESPN On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, ESPN Draft Analyst Todd McShay hosted a conference call with the media discussing his draft projections, as well as thoughts on specific players. McShay’s Mock Draft 3.0 was released Wednesday morning as well, indicating the most recent standings of the players hoping to be drafted in April. The 2018 NFL Draft The 83rd Annual NFL Draft will take place over three days, April 26-28. This year’s draft will be held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. All seven rounds of the draft will be shown on NFL Network for the duration of that weekend. The Conference Call During the conference call, Todd McShay gave some interesting insights into different players as well as team needs around the league. Todd McShay provided all of the following analytics during the call. The New York Jets’ Team Needs Quarterbacks The Jets are sitting in the draft this year with the #6 pick. In his mock draft, Todd McShay has the Jets selecting Josh Allen, quarterback from Wyoming. He mentioned that the Jets have a guy in Jeremy Bates who can coach quarterbacks up. Specifically, with Allen, Bates could help improve his accuracy through consistency in footwork. McShay noted that Allen had separated himself from other quarterbacks such as Baker Mayfield and Josh Rosen for a lot of teams. Something else beneficial for the Jets when it comes to Allen is his experience throwing in poor weather. Coming from Wyoming, he would fit the climate the Jets play in for a portion of the season. Allen also really shocked some folks at the combine. Some of his numbers on the board were surprising; he was also imposing when the cameras weren’t on. McShay mentioned that he, “really couldn’t have performed...