After the Philadelphia Eagles procured Ravens guarded handle Timmy Jernigan on Tuesday by moving down 25 spots in the third round of the NFL Draft, many fans and journalists took to Twitter to voice bolster for the move.
Jernigan, 24, gives the Birds a youthful and built up alternative on edge line to supplant Bennie Logan, who left in free organization. A previous Florida State star, Jernigan likely slides in as the leader to begin nearby Fletcher Cox in the trenches for a Philadelphia protection that depends vigorously on generation from the front four.
A few media individuals, however, have recommended Eagles fans ought to temper their desires.
In light of that, here are two explanations behind positive thinking about the most up to date Eagle, and two for alert.
Explanation behind good faith: Jernigan is youthful, modest and has a background marked by profitability
At 24, Jernigan is three years more youthful than Logan, and he additionally has delighted in more achievement surging the passer than the previous Eagles lineman. More than three NFL seasons, Jernigan heaped up 13 sacks, while Logan totaled only 5.5 sacks amid his initial four years in the class.
And keeping in mind that we’re looking at numbers, the one-year, $8 million arrangement Logan marked with the Chiefs in March overshadows the agreement Jernigan is conveying to Philadelphia. Jernigan is on the most recent year of his tenderfoot arrangement and will make more than $1 million in 2017.
Purpose behind hopefulness: Experts assumes he fits well in Jim Schwartz’s protection
Falcons protective organizer Jim Schwartz is specific about his players – that is the reason he hoisted seventh-round freshman Jalen Mills past cornerback Eric Rowe on the profundity graph a year ago and kept linebacker Mychal Kendricks in a restricted part in spite of his bloated contract.
Tuesday, a few savants ringed into say the 6-foot-2, 300-pound Jernigan would work well with Schwartz.
“He’ll be the starter next to Fletcher Cox. He’s a better fit for Jim Schwartz – they’ve improved significantly. @JFMcMullen on Jernigan.
— Mike Gill (@MikeGillShow) April 4, 2017
Timmy Jernigan played in 3-4 last season, although he one-gapped some on passing downs. Still, switch to Schwartz’s 4-3 could be better fit.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) April 4, 2017
The Eagles have acquired fourth-year DL Timmy Jernigan from the Ravens.
Jernigan had the best run-stop percentage among 3-4 DEs in 2016. pic.twitter.com/sQvEnsXICj
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) April 4, 2017
Purpose behind alert: The Ravens disposed of Jernigan which is as it should be
The Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Zebric revealed that Jernigan “dropped out of support” with the Ravens’ training staff, and his numbers plunged late last season. Jernigan piled on five sacks in the initial nine amusements of the 2016 season, yet he came up purge over the last nine weeks of the season.
Other media individuals likewise brought up that Jernigan’s state of mind has been raised doubt about.
Purpose behind alert: His one-year contract means he’s not a long haul settle
Last offseason, Eagles official VP of football operations Howie Roseman marked a few players to expansions and examined the significance of discovering long haul arrangements at places of need. Be that as it may, Jernigan’s one-year contract could put the Eagles in tough situation next offseason.
In the event that Jernigan plays well in 2017, he may surge out of the Eagles’ value go. Furthermore, on the off chance that he plays inadequately, the group will probably be back in the market for another beginning guarded handle.
At the point when the Eagles marked Cox to a gigantic six-year bargain worth more than $102 million the previous summer, they welcomed this kind of precarious circumstance. The Birds esteem solid play in the trenches, however with Cox gobbling up so much top space throughout the following a few seasons, it won’t be anything but difficult to discover a player to combine with him on the inside of the cautious line.