Eagles getting great value in the fifth
NEW YORK -- The Eagles were able to land Florida tight end Cornelius Ingram in the fifth round (153 overall). I just had a long talk with noted draft guru Rick "Goose" Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News about Ingram. Goose had Ingram ranked 59th on his top 100 list. Ingram slipped into the fifth round because he missed the '08 season with an ACL injury, but he has the potential to be the best pass-catching tight end in the draft. Very soft hands and has great athletic ability. In fact, he played on the Florida basketball team one season.
Teams have done a nice job taking advantage of some undervalued tight ends here in the fifth round. Unbelievable that the Texans were able to get Rice's James Casey in the fifth. He's a kid who can play fullback, tight end or quarterback in the Wildcat formation. He played in Houston, so the Texans were very familiar with him. The Cowboys did a ton of homework on him, so it was a little surprising to see them pass. Right now, draft experts inside Radio City are trying to figure out what exactly the Cowboys were hoping to accomplish today.