Or Matt Alkire’s. Oops. Whatever. Same thing.
If you’re an Eagles fan, there’s a pretty good chance you already know who Tommy Lawlor is. Ever since I started this blog, I’ve had a good chance to review the work of some of the beat reporters/bloggers of all the NFC East teams, and it’s unfortunate that there isn’t a Tommy for every team. I think an aspiring blogger that has a clue about the game could find success if they were able to do nothing more than emulate Tommy’s detailed game reviews, which are a must-reads after every game.
Fortunately, Tommy isn’t just an Eagles guy. He also more than knows his stuff about college prospects. I should know. I watched several practices with him at the Senior Bowl last week. While I was noting things like “Hey, Vinny Curry is wearing green pants today instead of white like everyone else,” Tommy was listing bullet points on what he liked and didn’t like about Ladarius Green’s game. Don’t know who Ladarius Green is? Yeah, me neither. He’s a TE for Louisiana-Lafayette, and Tommy had somehow watched him on film. He was checking out how skinny his legs looked in person, and began to wonder aloud if he’d be pushed around as a blocker in the bigs.
Anyway, Tommy has another NFL-wide blog geared more toward the offseason, called Scouts Notebook, and he posted his first mock draft of the year today. Definitely worth poking around his site if you’re one of my Giants/Cowboys/Redskins readers.