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ENEMY LINES
Peter King
September 01, 2003
An opposing scout's view
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September 01, 2003

Enemy Lines

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An opposing scout's view

"The Eagles got two steals in the draft to improve their passing game: L.J. Smith, who might be one of the top 10 tight ends in football, in the second round and wideout Billy McMullen in the third. You don't lead an ACC school like Virginia in receiving four years in a row [which McMullen did] without being talented....

I might be in the minority, but I question Donovan McNabb's accuracy....

I really like this offensive line, but Jon Runyan can be beaten by the quick defensive ends. Tra Thomas has better feet and plays just as strong....

Hank Fraley fooled me. He's an excellent drive-blocking center....

On defense everyone's screaming about losing Hugh Douglas, but what did he do down the stretch to help them? Nothing. I wouldn't have paid him at 32....

I love their tackle rotation now that Hollis Thomas is back. They missed his run defense when he was hurt last year....

They'll miss Shawn Barber's speed at outside linebacker, but Nate Wayne's playmaking ability should help. He's always around the ball....

There isn't a better safety in football than Brian Dawkins; he's physical, quick and fearless.

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