Eagles will interview Smith on Thursday

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Eagles will interview Smith on Thursday

The Eagles announced Tuesday that former Bears head coach Lovie Smith will interview for their open head coaching position.
Smith will interview Thursday for the job previously held by Andy Reid, who was fired after 14 seasons at the helm in Philadelphia. Reid wasn't on the unemployment line with Smith for long, however, as the 54-year-old Reid agreed to a reported five-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Smith, who spent nine seasons in Chicago, is the seventh candidate to garner interest from the Eagles. Defensive coordinators Gus Bradley (Seattle) and Mike Nolan (Atlanta), offensive coordinators Bruce Arians (Indianapolis), Mike McCoy (Denver) and Jay Gruden (Cincinnati) and special teams coach Keith Armstrong (Atlanta) are all candidates for the position.
The Eagles went 4-12 last season, including losses in 11 of their final 12 contests after a 2-1 start. Injuries, notably Michael Vick's concussions, plagued Reid's group, but Reid's problems were a while coming; the Eagles have not won a playoff game since 2008.
Smith's name has also been linked to the Buffalo opening and the San Diego opening.

2017 NFL Draft Profile: UCLA OLB Takkarist McKinley

2017 NFL Draft Profile: UCLA OLB Takkarist McKinley

As part of our coverage leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of more than 100 prospects, including a scouting report and video interviews with each player.

Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA

6'2" | 250 lbs.

2016 stats:

61 tackles, 18 TFL, 10 sacks, 6 PD, 3 FF

Projection:

First round

Scouting Report:

"Ascending edge prospect who racked up impressive TFL and sack numbers this year despite a relatively raw approach and skill set. He's a little stiff in his lower body, but flashes good athleticism once the ball is snapped. McKinley's motor is a translatable characteristic, but improved hand usage and pass rush mechanics are what could elevate his game to another level as a starting, 3-4 outside linebacker. " — Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

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2017 NFL Draft Profile: California QB Davis Webb

2017 NFL Draft Profile: California QB Davis Webb

As part of our coverage leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of more than 100 prospects, including a scouting report and video interviews with each player.

Davis Webb, QB, California

6'5" | 229 lbs.

2016 stats:

4,295 YDS, 61.6 CMP%, 37 TD, 12 INT, 135.6 QBR

Projection:

Day 3

Scouting Report:

"System quarterback with more than 65 percent of his attempts coming inside of 10 yards. Webb has enough raw talent to be considered a developmental prospect, but his decision-making and accuracy issues beyond 10 yards is a big red flag that might be tough to overcome in the NFL." — Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

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